Deal or No Deal Fansite and Forum: Welcome to DOND, the home of Deal or No Deal fans.

Deal Or No Deal
Deal or No Deal Fansite and Forum: Welcome to DOND, the home of Deal or No Deal fans.
It is currently Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:56 pm Last visit was: Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:56 pm



Contestant applications for the 2024 filming of Deal or No Deal are now OPEN! More info here.



New user? Register to join in! Returning user? Login (or reset your password).

Deal or No Deal forum index » UK DoND Forums » Deal or No Deal Show Commentaries & DiscussionAll times are UTC [ DST ]



 [ 60 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message

kestral

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:49 pm    Author: kestral    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials
Site Owner, Administrator & Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:02 pm
Warnings: 0
Jay tells Darren he needs to think about how he would feel now if he plays on and things don't go his way.

Darren says

NO DEAL

_________________
'Take your hands out of your pockets!' Noel to H2005 23/03/09 :P

Image


Top
 Profile  

kestral

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:50 pm    Author: kestral    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials
Site Owner, Administrator & Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:02 pm
Warnings: 0
Round 6 - Final box

1 - £50,000 :( Daniel

Banker time with £100 and £500 remaining

_________________
'Take your hands out of your pockets!' Noel to H2005 23/03/09 :P

Image


Top
 Profile  

killersbee

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:51 pm    Author: killersbee    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:52 pm
Location: In his little studio at home
Warnings: 0
Noooooooo!!! :smt009 :smt011

_________________
Skyline: "You're still winging about a game six hours after it airs, and it's not even your money!"
H2005: "Anyone can quote anything from here, so long as kestral and I get £4,523.49 each for every word that's quoted."


Top
 Profile  

kestral

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:51 pm    Author: kestral    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials
Site Owner, Administrator & Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:02 pm
Warnings: 0
The gamble didn't pay off says Noel. The Banker wishes everyone a merry Christmas!! He asks if Darren would like the chance to win the holiday, and Darren says he would, but the Banker says 'Tough! You shouldn't have taken out the £50,000'!!

Banker's offer:

£199

_________________
'Take your hands out of your pockets!' Noel to H2005 23/03/09 :P

Image


Top
 Profile  

kestral

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:51 pm    Author: kestral    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials
Site Owner, Administrator & Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:02 pm
Warnings: 0
Darren says

NO DEAL

_________________
'Take your hands out of your pockets!' Noel to H2005 23/03/09 :P

Image


Top
 Profile  

kestral

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:52 pm    Author: kestral    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials
Site Owner, Administrator & Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:02 pm
Warnings: 0
The Banker calls back and says he feels bad now, and says that Darren can have a chance to win the holiday if he finds a red in his box! :smt011

Noel opens box 8 and reveals £500

_________________
'Take your hands out of your pockets!' Noel to H2005 23/03/09 :P

Image


Top
 Profile  

kestral

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:52 pm    Author: kestral    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials
Site Owner, Administrator & Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:02 pm
Warnings: 0
Box 20 with Ant contains the £100

Darren says the whole experience has been great.

_________________
'Take your hands out of your pockets!' Noel to H2005 23/03/09 :P

Image


Top
 Profile  

Simon F

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:53 pm    Author: Simon F    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:12 pm
Location: Leeds
Warnings: 0
Horrible luck to start the Christmas shows. A victim of not getting a decent enough offer at 8-box and then having bad luck in the next 2 rounds.

_________________
Number of visits to see DOND: 20
Number of shows seen: 88


Top
 Profile  

killersbee

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:53 pm    Author: killersbee    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:52 pm
Location: In his little studio at home
Warnings: 0
Well, that wasn't a good way to start the festive week...we can only hope for much better tomorrow

_________________
Skyline: "You're still winging about a game six hours after it airs, and it's not even your money!"
H2005: "Anyone can quote anything from here, so long as kestral and I get £4,523.49 each for every word that's quoted."


Top
 Profile  

KP

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:55 pm    Author: KP    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials
International Forums Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:00 pm
Warnings: 0
How much better would today's game have been yesterday, let alone vice versa? A game to remind everyone of how often resetting the ADP to 5-box creates all manner of problems.

_________________
Champion of RTaB S6, creator of unorthodox DoND rulesets, and founder member of #teambat.
Creator of the first DoND Live offer to be accepted.
"Why regret what could not be?" (A Heart Full of Love, from Les Misérables)
I introduced utility theory to the forums. Blame me.
In your choices, beware of words leading you astray. Think in a balanced way about potential gains and losses.


Top
 Profile  

collydolly

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:00 pm    Author: collydolly    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials

Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:27 pm
Location: West Yorkshire
Warnings: 0
Simon F wrote:
collydolly wrote:
Simon F wrote:
killersbee wrote:
The place looks amazing, now if only the upcoming games can match as well...


And far from being cold as Noel states, these were filmed in a rather warm May outside the studio door this year.


That was why we all laughed when Noel said "Hurry up it is freezing in here"

We were all in short sleeved tops as it was very warm outside as Simon says.

What you don't get with the pictures is the wonderful smell of 9 real Christmas trees, Wonderful.


There was no way I was going to wear one of the flashing hats that were on the pilgrims seats. I stuck to a plain santa hat.


Yes I did feel a bit of a twit with a flashing Christmas tree on my head :roll:

For tomorrow's show they asked us to wear the opposite to what we wore today so I got the santa hat :D

_________________
True friends are worth more than money
I have visited the Dream Factory many times and I have seen over 50 shows recorded.
If you are thinking of going to a recording you will have a great day out.


Top
 Profile  

richie4eva1

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:15 pm    Author: richie4eva1    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:06 pm
Location: Barry, South Wales
Warnings: 0
Very apt set design for this year given the real time lousy weather at the moment :P

But at least this year they have kept it simple and the contestants are not under several layers of makeup

So kudos to the set designers

Not a good game though to start off the Xmas specials, unavoidable bad luck in the latter half of the game

_________________
Next pilgrim appearances on TV - February 21 & 23 2014

You've been banker bashed
"Regrettably when he rings, he is laughing his designer socks off"


Top
 Profile  

James1978

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:37 pm    Author: James1978    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials

Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:47 pm
Location: Darlington, NE England
Warnings: 0
.....and it's games like that which could justify what Danielle did yesterday (though she was offered more at 8-box on a worse board). Very frustrating indeed!!

_________________
Image

"22 identical sealed boxes, and no questions except one.....do a poor deal for an easy few thousand or be brave and win a blue!"


Top
 Profile  

JS Boy

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:44 pm    Author: JS Boy    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials

Joined: Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:32 pm
Warnings: 0
Agree James. If I were in the wings, I would be thinking if that's how the banker is going to play it, then if I'm next, I'll be off at the first decent offer and screw all this snowman/giftbox nonsense. I was quite shocked at how poor the offers were when he went one at a time from 5 box.


Top
 Profile  

RMF1254

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:48 pm    Author: RMF1254    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:18 pm
Location: Ireland
Warnings: 0
I agree with Richie - it's good that the producers have decided to keep it simple and sensible as regards the set and costumes for these specials.

It's certainly a refreshing change from the silliness of Love Week, Easter, the Banker's Birthday and Hallowe'en.

But for heaven's sake, do they have to be so UNORIGINAL as regards the 5-box twist? I apologise if I'm sounding miserable here, but an offer after every box if it goes good, and the Banker looking inside the player's box if it goes bad, is getting a bit on the tiresome side now IMHO. :?

It seems they're very much in favour of offers after every box, though, if two of the snowmen can contain Santa. And they really have taken a liking to giving away holidays, haven't they? :lol:

_________________
Enthusiastic about buses, Mike Oldfield... and Danielle Fearnon off Price-Drop TV


Top
 Profile  

RMF1254

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:59 pm    Author: RMF1254    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:18 pm
Location: Ireland
Warnings: 0
As for today's game - well, once again, an all-blue opening round turned out to be a false dawn. :(

But what on earth possessed the Banker to offer a chocolate log??!?! :shock: :? :x Did he have a bit too much wine beforehand?!

And Darren's luck would have been no different had he found the Scrooge, assuming he turned down the subsequent offer... and to top it all off, no attempt at forcing a feel-good ending, which was quite surprising... :( :(

_________________
Enthusiastic about buses, Mike Oldfield... and Danielle Fearnon off Price-Drop TV


Top
 Profile  

norwichdonder

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:24 pm    Author: norwichdonder    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials

Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:27 am
Location: norwich :)
Warnings: 0
RMF1254 wrote:
But what on earth possessed the Banker to offer a chocolate log??!?! :shock: :(

yes I thought was wierd and a bit insulting. A player gets an all blue round and the bankder (producer) refused to give an offer. Not the first 'no offer' and it must be in the t&c's but its not cricket is it. On the opening round i would have said a realistic offer would have been 10k, but ive seen higher opening offers with worse boards.

Oh well, after reading the commentary above I didn't bother to watch the rest of the show.

As someone mentioned the holiday, I think the 'week in lanzarote' or 'benidorm' are a bit of a gimmick. May as well say two weeks in bognor or give me the option of an extra £500 to the offer.

_________________
Rules? What Rules!
Best DOND moment ever; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbyFxNDP0Nw&t=3m27s


Top
 Profile  

Simon F

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:33 pm    Author: Simon F    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:12 pm
Location: Leeds
Warnings: 0
RMF1254 wrote:
I agree with Richie - it's good that the producers have decided to keep it simple and sensible as regards the set and costumes for these specials.

It's certainly a refreshing change from the silliness of Love Week, Easter, the Banker's Birthday and Hallowe'en.

But for heaven's sake, do they have to be so UNORIGINAL as regards the 5-box twist? I apologise if I'm sounding miserable here, but an offer after every box if it goes good, and the Banker looking inside the player's box if it goes bad, is getting a bit on the tiresome side now IMHO. :?

It seems they're very much in favour of offers after every box, though, if two of the snowmen can contain Santa. And they really have taken a liking to giving away holidays, haven't they? :lol:


I can't think of another way of doing a twist and the twist does work (even if it does make every offer before 5-box redundant).

_________________
Number of visits to see DOND: 20
Number of shows seen: 88


Top
 Profile  

StatsMan

PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:03 am    Author: StatsMan    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials

Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:55 pm
Warnings: 0
With regards the hats, I didn't see the xmas tree ones where I was sitting, but I would've gamely worn one if I did (and then wished I hadn't... :roll: ). However, being the filming dates guru, I knew they'd be xmas shows so brought along a santa hat - glad I did as the ones supplied were slightly small (for my head anyway! :D ) and it meant there were more to go around! On another note, I think there was more snow on the floor as it gets closer to Christmas... (hope that's not a massive spoiler for everyone).

Anyway, not a great start of course, the gifts and the 5-box twist were getting in the way of a decent offer at 8-box, the banker keen to adopt his Scrooge persona from the outset.

_________________
Image

Biggest Pilgrim Game Wins:

Marlene - 21 July 2013: £118,000
Gill - 23 March 2014: £75,000
Tony - 24 April 2012: £72,000
Lee - 4 April 2013: £48,000
Tommy & Jen - 26 & 27 Mar 2013 :O - £45,000! :O :O


Top
 Profile  

Moxx of Balhoom

PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:31 am    Author: Moxx of Balhoom    Post subject: Re: 20/12 Darren - Scrooge or Santa - Christmas Specials

Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:21 am
Location: Oxfordshire
Warnings: 0
norwichdonder wrote:
RMF1254 wrote:
But what on earth possessed the Banker to offer a chocolate log??!?! :shock: :(

yes I thought was wierd and a bit insulting. A player gets an all blue round and the bankder (producer) refused to give an offer. Not the first 'no offer' and it must be in the t&c's but its not cricket is it. On the opening round i would have said a realistic offer would have been 10k, but ive seen higher opening offers with worse boards.

Oh well, after reading the commentary above I didn't bother to watch the rest of the show.


My thought was that if the Banker wasn't prepared to offer cash why not the swap? But i suppose with the swap guaranteed in a Scrooge situation at 5 box that might not be an option for these specials
It was an odd game, I still maintain the all blue opening round is a poisoned chalice but the Banker today seemed especially antagonistic. It's the sort of attitude he normally reserves for players who have been vocally critical of his offers during their time on the wings and i hadn't thought Darren did that. All in all it was combination of poor offers and bad luck with the boxes leading to a blue win
Interestingly simple set & costume design this year, though 22 Santa suits does make you wonder if the costume dept used up all their budget for the year with the earlier specials :-D

_________________
Now on Twitter @Mike_J_Lord


Top
 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 [ 60 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Deal or No Deal forum index » UK DoND Forums » Deal or No Deal Show Commentaries & DiscussionAll times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bot, Magpie, Semrush and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  

Deal Or No Deal

[ View who is online ]

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Copyright ©2023 dond.co.uk All rights reserved

www.dond.co.uk is not responsible for the content posted by private individuals on this website. The views expressed herein are solely the opinions of the individuals that produced them and not necessarily the views of the owner, or of the admins, or of the moderators of this website.


Admin Zone Directory