Picking up from last time –
So, fast-forwarding to the end of the show, we get to the big deal.
The woman who gets to play goes down there. And in the commercial break, she turns around toward us, takes it all in, and cries. We learn she’s lost her house in a fire. And then, she lost out on two great deals and it physically hurt.
Me! It made me feel physical pain in my stomach for this poor woman who had so much luck to get to the big deal during zonk redemption, just to get kitchen appliances instead of $20k in cash or a new car. And if it made me feel that way when I didn’t even know the woman, can you imagine how she would’ve felt?
I don’t even really drink, but I think I would’ve gone and gotten so day drunk after that! I mean, that is a blow. Oof.
Once it was time for quickie deals, I just kind of sat back in my seat and tried not to do anything that would get me noticed. (I also did this the one other time I went to the show but didn’t get called.) I don’t know exactly how quickie deals work!
I do know that you’re only allowed to be on Let’s Make a Deal once every 3 years, and that with some game shows, you’re only allowed to be on 3 in a 10-year period. So, if a quickie deal counts as your once-in-three-years, that’s not what you want, right?
Does anyone have a definitive answer on this? If ever I get to go on Mike Richard’s podcast (The Randumb Show), maybe I’ll ask him!
Actually, Chris, the supervising producer had some extra time in his pre-show speech. (I know. It’s kind of funny, right? They’re rushing so much to get us in and once they’re in there, he has time to kill.)
Anyway, he asked if we had any questions. And no one had any. But that’s a real question! Why wasn’t I thinking of it then? Then again, with the attitude of gratitude, they might not have appreciated the question, thinking, “hey, even if quickie deals do count as your one in three years, be happy you got that.” I have no idea if that would’ve been the answer. But while I still conceivably had a chance to be a contestant, I didn’t want to rock the boat…
(On Price, contestant’s row counts… So, you never know what’s gonna count and what’s not.)
I did meet someone who said she’d heard from someone on the show that if you win your quickie deal, it counts as your one in three years. If you lose, it doesn’t count. I don’t understand why that would be, since either way, you technically play. But if anyone knows definitively, I’d love to know!
One other thing I wonder about the Zonk Redemption episode – since this is the one episode where they know ahead of time which contestants they’re getting, do you think they plan games around people they love? I mean, the first game on this episode was so unbelievably perfect for the people who played it… I wonder. Another Mike Richards question, if I ever meet him!
After the show, we got to grab our speakers on the way out. There wasn’t anything super special about it. You just passed a table, and someone handed one to you.
And that sums up my experience with Zonk Redemption!
If you have answers to any of my questions, or questions of your own, I’d love to hear them in the comments!