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Title: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: WhammyPower788 on September 30, 2017, 04:48:38 PM
Monty Hall died today at the age of 96. (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/30/obituaries/monty-hall-dead-lets-make-a-deal.html)
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: Alfonzo on September 30, 2017, 05:01:47 PM
He's happily reunited with his wife now.
Rest in Peace.

Surely will be mentioned on the intro to Monday's Let's Make a Deal.
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: JayC on September 30, 2017, 05:15:05 PM
And I'm sure there will be a LMaD marathon on Buzzr in the coming days. Monty was the perfect host for the show and a great personality. RIP Monty.
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: Hag on September 30, 2017, 06:15:12 PM
A giant in the game show and television business for sure. RIP Monty.
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: Briguy on September 30, 2017, 06:16:27 PM
RIP.

Brian
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: Schfifty on September 30, 2017, 06:43:21 PM
Wow...that is really shocking. RIP to television's most famous deal maker. :-(

Definitely agree that the show will air some tribute to him next Monday or sometime next week.
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: PatrickRox80 on September 30, 2017, 06:48:25 PM
He'll be dealing in the great curtains in the sky now. RIP, Monty.
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: Ccook on September 30, 2017, 06:57:05 PM
Monty had an unseen hand in bringing The Price Is Right to TV. When Bob Stewart was shopping his idea around, in 1956 Monty brokered a meeting for him with NBC. A true icon of the genre was Monty—I first saw him when I was five on Video Village.
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: sideshowPA on September 30, 2017, 07:04:22 PM
wonderful tribute from Roger on Facebook:

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Monty Hall was one of my very first benefactors when I first left home to look for a job in television. I had sent him a copy of my thesis and he invited me to meet with him. I met with him backstage at Lets Make a deal. He listened to my story and was extremely gracious to me. He regretted not having a position for, but gave me advice and encouragement. Over the years we met several times. Monty was one of a kind...he was a true host that knew how to create a show and produce it. But, most importantly, he was a gentlemen and a extremely nice person. Hollywood lost a wonderful person today.
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: PIRfanSince72 on September 30, 2017, 07:07:30 PM
Given the fact that his wife of 70 years Marilyn passed away in June, it sadly comes as no surprise to hear about Mr. Hall's passing.

Monty raised I believe one billion dollars for various charities throughout his accomplished life.

I take comfort at the many decades of fun and excitement that Monty and his creations brought to our lives and continue to bring to our lives today.  I also take comfort that Monty did not have to live without being with Marilyn for very long, as she just passed this past June 5th.

Deepest condolences to Joanna Gleason and to all of Monty's family members and very close friends.

I hope Wayne and the gang give a very loving and fitting tribute to Monty.  I also hope either GSN or Buzzr will follow suit.

This makes me appreciate the last two remaining currently working emcees from my youth, Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak, along with Vanna too.

Monty was a class act, except it was no act, he truly was class.  I had the great good fortune several years ago to listen to his entire life story thanks to a series of youtube videos, talking about his childhood, the tremendous struggles he and his family had in Canada, and how one very kind and generous man helped Monty with his education costs, and that man told Monty he had two conditions, one was to keep an A average which Monty did, and the other was that Monty would do the same for someone else some day.  Monty most assuredly did that and then some.

He was one of the finest and most generous humanitarians this world had to offer.  We were all blessed by his presence, and it shall live on, not merely in reruns on Buzzr, but forever in our hearts.
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: EvilChameleon on September 30, 2017, 07:44:36 PM
RIP good sir.
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: wpghi5 on September 30, 2017, 08:21:15 PM
Being a fellow Pegger (of course he was born in Winnipeg) I'm definitely heartbroken and saddened that he passed. My condolences to his family there. RIP Monty Hall.  :cry:
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: whowouldeverhurtawhammy on September 30, 2017, 09:09:27 PM
Rest in peace, Monty.
(sorry about the unfitting image)
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: Superballer on September 30, 2017, 10:17:25 PM
That Monty is a legend is unquestionable.  He gave the many versions of Let's Make a Deal he was directly connected with a strong burst of energy; it's probably safe to say the format could not have gotten off the ground with him.  He also nailed his other projects well; his version of Split Second is a very underrated show.  We'll always remember him. 
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: Teddy on September 30, 2017, 11:16:52 PM
And Bob Barker just outlived another fellow gameshow legend...

Monty Hall was one of the most underrated hosts on TV, compared to such luminaries as Bob, Richard Dawson, Gene Rayburn and Bill Cullen. Besides LMAD, he more than held his own on other shows like Split Second and Beat the Clock.

I think it's great to see Wayne Brady carry on his legacy on the current version of LMAD, and I'm sure they'll have a tribute to him sometime next week, even though his show was never aired on CBS.

R.I.P. Monty Hall
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: tpir7215 on October 01, 2017, 12:25:20 AM
And Bob Barker just outlived another fellow gameshow legend...

Technically he didn't.  He needs to live past ~96 years old (Monty's age) to actually outlive him.  I imagine that's not the point though.
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: Casey on October 01, 2017, 07:14:16 AM
And Bob Barker just outlived another fellow gameshow legend...

No, he hasn't.
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: FieldsFan336 on October 01, 2017, 07:06:24 PM
Monty was born in Winnipeg and got his start on Canadian radio and TV before making it big in the US.  He is only one of three game show hosts to have a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame in LA and Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto - the other two being Howie Mandel (DoND) and Alex Trebek (Jeopardy!)

RIP to TV's Big Dealer
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: SamJ93 on October 01, 2017, 08:10:35 PM
RIP Monty. As another poster noted, he was a pivotal figure in getting the original TPiR on the air, but also had indirect influences on the current version as well--the picking of contestants from the audience, the variety of different mini-games that changed from day-to-day, and the ending 2-player Showcase (a la the "Big Deal Of The Day") were all clearly inspired by LMAD. Additionally, the retired pricing game Barkers Marker$ (later Make Your Mark) was a variation on the famous Monty Hall probability puzzle.
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: david1964 on October 02, 2017, 12:05:39 AM
I would like to think that Bill Cullen, Allen Ludden, Gene Rayburn, Richard Dawson, Dick Clark, and all other game show hosts that have left us greeted Monty to their club.  My condolences to his family. 
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: CBSpromoman on October 05, 2017, 09:08:06 AM
RIP Monty. As another poster noted, he was a pivotal figure in getting the original TPiR on the air, but also had indirect influences on the current version as well--the picking of contestants from the audience, the variety of different mini-games that changed from day-to-day, and the ending 2-player Showcase (a la the "Big Deal Of The Day") were all clearly inspired by LMAD. Additionally, the retired pricing game Barkers Marker$ (later Make Your Mark) was a variation on the famous Monty Hall probability puzzle.

I'm not sure how you can say that the 2-player showcase was "clearly inspired" by LMAD. It may have been, but the original show had one showcase to be big on by four contestants; narrowing it down to one showcase each for two final contestants and offering a choice advantage to the best player of the day may have been a logical change that had nothing to do with LMAD.

Also, picking contestants out of the studio audience was happening long before LMAD happened. Audience participation shows started back in radio.
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: Briguy on October 05, 2017, 11:49:22 AM
I'm not sure how you can say that the 2-player showcase was "clearly inspired" by LMAD. It may have been, but the original show had one showcase to be big on by four contestants; narrowing it down to one showcase each for two final contestants and offering a choice advantage to the best player of the day may have been a logical change that had nothing to do with LMAD.

You mean the original "Price is Right," I'm guessing. Nonetheless I'm inclined to agree, and note it might have been only superficial at best.

Also, picking contestants out of the studio audience was happening long before LMAD happened. Audience participation shows started back in radio.

I think one of the earliest audience participation shows was "Truth or Consequences" ... and I'm sure it continued with shows like "People Are Funny" ... having randomly selected people do different randomly-selected stunts.

Brian
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: CBSpromoman on October 05, 2017, 08:38:05 PM
Quote from: CBSpromoman
I'm not sure how you can say that the 2-player showcase was "clearly inspired" by LMAD. It may have been, but the original show had one showcase to be big on by four contestants; narrowing it down to one showcase each for two final contestants and offering a choice advantage to the best player of the day may have been a logical change that had nothing to do with LMAD.
You mean the original "Price is Right," I'm guessing. Nonetheless I'm inclined to agree, and note it might have been only superficial at best.

Yes, I did. I don't think there was ever a time LMAD, even in its earliest seasons, had multiple contestants bidding on a "showcase," though LMAD made its debut several years before I made mine.



Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: BillyGr on October 06, 2017, 04:06:40 PM
Just as an FYI, they started the show today (10/6) with Wayne doing a talk about Monty, and then had several references and clips throughout the show of old shows, both the original and times that Monty had been on the current show.
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: PIRfanSince72 on October 21, 2017, 06:12:59 PM
In the very first Barker episode, Connie said "I don't trust you." to Bob during the showcase round.  I suspect Connie thought she had to give up her fur coat and car in order to play for a showcase, similar to how LMAD contestants had to give up what they had previously won.  Understandable given it was the very first episode of the current format of "Price".
Title: Re: OBIT: Monty Hall
Post by: sideshowPA on October 21, 2017, 08:47:51 PM
In the very first Barker episode, Connie said "I don't trust you." to Bob during the showcase round.  I suspect Connie thought she had to give up her fur coat and car in order to play for a showcase, similar to how LMAD contestants had to give up what they had previously won.  Understandable given it was the very first episode of the current format of "Price".

Given that the audience only knew Bob from Truth or Consequences, it seems quite natural that stage contestants had some apprehensions over the new format...which they had not seen at all before then.