The second season (2006-2007) of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal commenced airing on September 18, 2006. The number of episodes that have aired as of November 27, 2006 is 27.

# Airdate Highlights
1 September 18, 2006
  • New models were introduced, such as Hayley Marie Norman who holds case #25, British model Laura Shields who holds case #22, and Lauren Shiohama who holds case #8.
  • The first game had the models wear red dresses and Pearl necklaces. Robin Mullins, playing for the show's regular prize of $1 million, was the first contestant and took a deal for $102,000 with $300,000 and $750,000 still in play. Her briefcase contained $.01, making her the second best in the show's history by ratio.
  • The second game had the models wear satin blue dresses. William Ming, playing for $2 million, removed 11 small amounts in a row (nothing over $50,000), but then opened the $2,000,000 case (Katie Cleary's case #11) to start round 3. William ended up taking a $56,000 deal after turning down $132,000 and then removing $400,000, $500,000, and $1 million in the next two rounds. His briefcase contained $200,000.
  • The final game of the night had the models wear green dresses. The final contestant of the evening, Matthew "Matty" Solina, took a $675,000 deal after turning down a record $650,000 deal and resisting a $400,000 deal of cash on the spot (brought out by two of the Banker's models, as "Matty" refused to be paid with a check; in all likelyhood, he would have been paid with a check anyway), although he predicted that he had indeed picked the $3 million case (case 23, chosen because he was born on the 23rd, gotten married at 23, had been married for 23 years and had been a Teamster for the same amount of time). As predicted, his briefcase contained $3,000,000 (with the last case (Mylinda Tov's case #19) having just one dollar), making his the worst deal by dollar amount ($2,325,000 less than the briefcase amount) in the history of the show!
2 September 19, 2006
  • Kimberly Chastang, playing for $4 million, began the episode. After opening up four "large amounts" ($500,000, $100,000, $250,000, $750,000) and a "huge amount" ($2 million) in the first three rounds, along with a $75,000 case, Chastang recovered and did not open a case larger than $5,000 the rest of the way. As a result, she ended up accepting a $701,000 deal, the largest in the history of the show at that time (besting Solina's deal from the night before by $26,000). After eliminating $10,000 and $25,000 in the playout, the banker would have offered $1,240,000. Next would have been the $4 million top prize (in Ursula Mayes's case #5 for the first time). Kimberly's case (Stacey Gardner's case #2) contained $1 million, making her deal a "fine" one according to Howie Mandel.
  • Jeff Huerta (playing for $5 million) was the next contestant, and began the show well, opening the $1, $400, $200, $750 and $25 cases, along with a medium amount - $100,000 - leaving him with a $30,000 deal, which he rejected but almost hit because of reflex. Huerta was set to open five more cases on the next show.
3 September 21, 2006
  • Jeff Huerta, returning contestant, opened up the $1 million, $750,000, and $500,000 among his five picks in round 2, and in round 4 eliminate the $5 million case (#11). The black-on-white design was still displayed (from the finale of season 1). He eventually settled upon a deal of $177,000, despite the 20% chance his case (Hayley Marie Norman's #25) contained $2.5 million. Fortunately, his next pick (Marisa Petroro's case #18) contained the seven-figure sum, and his case contained only $50.
  • Contestant 6, Michelle Falco, playing for $6 million (with $3 million also on the board), started out by picking her lucky number (#8) for her own, and counted up from 1-6 to start off the game very nicely. She knew continuing this would bite her later, but it would have been the lesser of two evils, as her new strategy ended up opening the $3 million case (#17) to start round 2, and also removing $500,000 within the round. After doing very well in round 3, she picked case #18 to begin the fourth round. The model, Marisa Petroro (who switched cases with Alike Boggan over the summer), did not want to open the case, because she saw it contained its third seven-figure amount of the week - the $6 million top prize, again displayed black-on-white. Michelle made a very big comeback, and reached the end of the show with a $153,000 offer on the table and $750,000 and $1 million among the six cases left in play.
4 September 22, 2006
  • Michelle Falco continued to mow down the right side of the board. With three cases left — $10, $750,000 and $1 million — she rejected a $502,000 offer and opened the case containing $10 (Kasie Head's case #16). With the audience in a frenzy, Falco turned down the final offer of $880,000 (a record, and will be a record as long as the $1 million prize continues to be offered), thereby becoming the only contestant so far to go all the way for a seven-digit amount. She also refused Mandel's offer to switch cases, leaving her with the amount left inside her case — $750,000. Even though she didn't get the $1 million prize (which was contained in Alike Boggan's case #20), Falco still walked away as the very biggest winner in "Deal or No Deal's" U.S. history (besting Kimberly Chastang's record set just days earlier), and the largest winner of any female contestant on an NBC game show.
  • New contestant Lary Meyer, playing for the regular $1 million prize, chose case #1 (held by former Price is Right model Claudia Jordan, who said it was the first time she was picked). His first three picks — 26, 12 and 15 — were unlucky ones (they concealed $750,000, $400,000, and $500,000, respectively), resulting in a very low banker's offer of $7,500. Lary later revealed the $1 million late in the second round, resulting in the worst start for the second season. He fared better in Rounds 3 and 4, and he turned down a $27,000 offer when time ran out.
5 September 25, 2006
  • Contestant Lary Meyer continues a stream of mediocre luck and eventually settles for a $21,000 deal after losing the last two six-figure amounts - $200,000 and $300,000. His case contained $50,000, and case 24 contained the $50.
6 September 28, 2006
  • New contestant Frankie Panico suffers a stream of bad luck that began after hitting the $1 million, dropping down to just $100,000 at the top of the board. Fighting on, he eventually withers the field down to two cases -- $50 and the $100,000. With $50,000 on the table, he deals. Fortunately, luck turns around in his favor -- in his case: $50.
  • New contestant Malaika Merrick started with an excellent first round, but went on to eliminate the $1 million and $750,000 -- in that order -- on the next round. The game ended after the second round. It is also implied that she may accept a wedding proposal on the next episode.
7 September 29, 2006
  • Malakia returned as she continued a streak of mediocre luck. When she was about to open Lisa Gleave's case 3 to finish round 4, Howie cut to a break and returned to discuss Malaika's situation. Howie would up for the case opening, turning Malaika away from the case and instructing her to tell whether it was good or bad by the audience reaction, while motioning to her boyfriend, who stepped up behind Malaika with a box in hand. Howie cued "Open the case", and her boyfriend opened the box (with the case sound effects played) to reveal a ring! The audience cheered, and Malaika, taking this as a good omen, turned around to see what the case contained.......and saw her boyfriend, kneeling, with the ring on the stand! She accepted the proposal, becoming the second contestant to get engaged. Malaika eventually took a deal of $105,000......and a fiancé (as displayed by the screen). Although the playout narrowed the field down to two cases (her case 12, and Hayley Marie Norman's case 25) with possible amounts of $400 and $400,000 and a bank offer of $215,000, her case had the $400.
  • The next contestant, Mike, a New York City fireman, started the game by eliminating the $1 million prize in his very first pick; he is the second contestant in the US version to do so (and both unlucky contestants fell under Leyla Milani's case #13, as of this writing tied for most times containing the top prize with number 10). His streak of bad luck in picking off the big money cases has led him to refuse the third offer without even hearing what it is, citing that he refuses to accept any offers below $10,000. Viewers at home never knew what that offer was going to be; when the past offers rundown appeared at the fourth offer, the third offer merely says "refused". Mike's game continued on the 10/2 show.
  • NBC's Phoenix, Arizona station, KPNX had trouble airing Deal in the middle of the episode, putting the wrong part in place of the third part. They fixed it 40 minutes into the show.
8 October 2, 2006
  • Mike's bad luck continued, eliminating the last large remaining amounts — $75,000 and $300,000 — in the same round of the carry-over game. After seeing his offer dwindle to $4,000 (it never was higher than $29,000 his entire game), he eliminated some small amounts before settling on a $9,000 deal. In his case: $25,000.
  • The next contestant had similar bad luck throughout the game, and eventually settled on a $15,000 deal, with $1 in his case. This game set a record for the most models (5) opening their cases at once, as is done when Howie simply opens the case instead of going through the proveout.
  • The third contestant was a big fan of all the models, and knew some of their names. Her first four picks included $300,000, $500,000, and $750,000. The $1,000,000 prize was removed early in the second round (in Mylinda Tov's case #19), leading to a top amount of $400,000 and an offer of $16,000. After removing $50,000 and $100,000 in the next round, the banker increased the offer "because he's your friend" - ironic, because the new offer was $16,001. Unsurprisingly, it was quickly turned down to close out the show.
9 October 5, 2006
  • The previous contestant, Latoshia Odom, was wearing a model outfit, similar to what the models were wearing that episode. The banker sent in one of his models (promptly faced down by Latoshia taking a model stance) with his case: #27. The case would be hers to keep if she chose to take the offer of $83,000 (displayed on an LCD display in place of the regular case panel). The contestant says no deal to that, and later takes a deal of $104,000. The $400,000 case was Lindsay Clubine's number #26, and Latoshia's case contained $1.
  • The second contestant was Ron Rosania, a mortician, who brought along a metal mini casket for good luck. After taking out all the six-figures except $100,000 and $1,000,000, he took the fourth offer of $131,000, the earliest deal to date. His next round would have opened the million-dollar case (#17) on the second pick of two cases for that round and that was a good thing he took the deal because his case holds only $400.
10 October 6, 2006
  • Elna Himmler played a wonderful game. The first pick - Himmler picked #6 opened the penny right off the bat! And then moving down to $75, $300, $75,000, $500,000, and $1 million. Her final offer was $193,000 (which she took). Her next two picks were $75,000 and $300, increasing the offer from the bank to an insane $540,000. The $1 million was contained in Lindsay Clubine's case #26 for the first time, but still $500,000 could be in Elna's case, and it proved to be inside (with the $75 being in Leyla Milani's case #13).
  • Latin contestant Adalis Marreo proved to be on fire, with $300,000, $500,000, $750,000, and $1 million still remaining with 11 cases in play. $83,000 was turned down, and the show closed out.
11 October 9, 2006
  • Returning contestant Adalis removed three more small amounts to create the best board yet at the eight-case level, with four amounts over $300,000 — including the $1 million — still in play. After refusing a $196,000 offer (following consultation with her husband via satellite, who said "tell el banco, no negocio (the banker, no deal))," her luck plummeted. She opened all the large amounts, plus the $75,000 case, on her next five picks. After opening up the last large amount left in play being the $500,000, she wound up with a $500 offer with just $300 and $750 left. After refusing that deal and a subsequent offer to switch cases, Adalis wound up with the better amount: $750.
  • New contestant Mark Williams chose his father's death day (#17) as his case. His first case he picked was #6 held the $1 million prize, making him the third contestant on the U.S. version to eliminate the grand prize to start things off. After eliminating three more big-money cases — $50,000, $400,000 and $500,000 — he was left with only $200,000 and $750,000 as the top amounts. Mark refused an $8,000 offer, and Mandel left the contents of case 16 uncertain to end the show.
12 October 12, 2006
  • Returning contestant Mark Williams found $25,000 in case #16. With six cases left, he took a $105,000 deal; in the playout, he found small amounts in the next four cases, driving up the potential deal to $418,000. In his case: $10,000; the remaining case (5) had $750,000.
  • Lawn mower racer PJ Dykes from Swansea, South Carolina mowed down (figuratively speaking) the left side of the board, removing the last small amount ($1) in the fifth round. Despite opening a $500,000 case, Dykes' offer increased from $129,000 to $155,000 and the tractor of her dreams (a pink, front-end model worth $33,620), but she declined the deal. Her last offer of the night was $257,000 (a record offer for the first part of a carryover game).
13 October 13, 2006
  • Returning contestant PJ Dykes' choice of case held $50,000, driving the offer to a season-high $321,000. That was the deal she accepted, with four cases (including the $1 million) still in play. In the playout, she opened the $25,000 and $400,000 cases, driving the potential deal to $551,000 (the season high in a regular game). In her case: $1,000, with case 20 containing the grand prize.
  • The second contestant, Jim Maida, was a mailman who suffered through a tough first round, removing the top two amounts. His biggest offer was $49,000, and he eventually accepted a $13,000 deal. In his case: $500, with $50,000 being the largest remaining prize in the gallery. During a commercial break, an audience member asked if there were mail models on the show; Mandel replied yes, and the five remaining models on stage — Lindsay Schoenweis, Ursula Mayes, Anya Monzikova, Tameka Jacobs, and Aubrie Lemon — came down as mail models!
  • Tammy Fuller played what turned out to be a carryover game, removing two medium amounts — $25,000 and $75,000 — in her first draws. The first pick - Fuller chose Pilar Lastra's case #14 holding the penny which she's the second contestant to eliminate the penny right off the bat. Her first deal of $28,000 was refused to end the show.
14 October 16, 2006
  • Tammy Fuller — wearing a New York Jets jersey in her return appearance — received a deal of a $28,800 Jets' dream package (along with $70,000 cash), which she declined. After removing three six-figure amounts and leaving the $1 million in play, she figured her safety net was gone and, with five cases left, settled for $186,000. In the playout, her top potential deal (with $100 and the grand prize left) skyrocketed to $550,000. Sadly, her case (Lauren Shiohama's case #8) had the $1 million, making her deal the worst of any episodes with $1 million as the top amount. Promotional teasers had heralded Fuller as a potential $1 million winner.
  • New contestant Nondumiso Sainsbury (a South African) eliminated the $1 million early in the first round; it was in case #8, (which the previous contestant Tammy Fuller who got the $1 million in her case but didn't go all the way). After turning down a $51,000 offer after the third set of draws, Mandell mentioned there were South Africans in the audience: her brothers, on a surprise visit. Sainsbury was then shown a "portrait" of her mother, who "couldn't make it." However, the "portrait" was in motion, as Sainsbury's mother was actually in the studio audience, which set up a joyful reunion between the family matriarch and her children to close out the show.
15 October 19, 2006
  • Nondumiso started the episode by eliminating $750,000 -- the highest amount that remained on the board, leaving only $400,000 and $500,000 as the only two huge amounts in play. Fortunately, she managed to avoid both of them throughout the entire game. With three cases left -- $100 and the two huge amounts -- she took a deal for $286,000. Unfortunately, her next case would have been the $100, driving the potential offer to $450,000. Even worse was that her case had the $500,000.
  • New contestant Jed Dodds is a zookeeper from Tucson, Arizona and brought an tamandua anteater on stage with him. He did not choose his case -- an elephant at Jed's zoo did, by pointing his trunk to the number. Jed managed to get rid of all the amounts except for one very big amount on the very bottom right-hand side of the board: the $1 million. He bravely turned down a $111,000 deal to close the episode, with just six cases - the three lowest amounts, $400, $750 and the grand prize - remaining. As his game progressed, more animals were on the set, and the Banker sent his last offer via a chimpanzee dressed in a suit (quoting that "he's going bananas, so stop monkeying around and take this deal").
16 October 20, 2006
  • Returning contestant Jed Dodds starts the episode with opening one case at a time. He opens $400 and takes the subsequent $172,000 deal. In the playout, his next case was $1, which would have bumped the offer to $275,000. However, he still pulled out at the right time, as his next choice would have been the $1 million. Inside his case, Katie Cleary's case 11, for the first time: the penny, making it the best deal by ratio so far in the series ... and serving as proof that elephants shouldn't pick cases.
  • New contestant Holly Benefield's offers peaked at $69,000, stalling due to her opening several huge amounts at key times. She finally settled for $53,000 with a $400,000 case still in the gallery. Benefield still came out ahead, since her case contained $1,000.
17 October 23, 2006
  • Contestant Cathy Delliponti kept the $750,000 and $1,000,000 cases in play through the fifth round, and received an offer of $237,000, which she turned down. Her next case was Lindsay Clubine's #26, which she went up to the podium to view the opening of - and it was the $1 million. She would take a deal for $185,000, with her next selection (Leyla Milani's case #13) being the $750,000, and $25 in her case (number #8). $50 and $5 were also in the gallery.
  • Marco Ceballos, a Mexican by blood, but an American at heart, chose Marisa Petroro's case 18, in honor of the model's cancer survival and his fight against cancer. He will donate 10% to cancer fighting. Unfortunately, the $1,000,000 case was revealed in the first round (Ursula Mayes's case #5). Luckily for him, the other opened cases revealed small amounts, resulting in the first offer of $14,000 (followed by Howie's question: "¿Vas o No Vas?"). Marco no vas to finish the show.
18 October 26, 2006
  • Returning contestant Marco Ceballos mentions another one of his dreams -- to start his own Mexican restaurant. He estimates that it will cost $75,000 to start, and refuses a deal that almost made it - $74,000 - to open the $750,000 case. He quickly knocked out the $200,000, but ended up taking a deal that may turn it into a reality: $76,000. Unfortunately, the play-out revealed that the $300,000 -- the highest case at the time -- was indeed in his case.
  • New contestant Tracee Jones, the women's basketball coach at Tennessee State University (TSU)[1], knocks out $400,000 and $750,000 on her first two picks, and $300,000 at the end of the round, but then goes on a 12-case streak before hitting a six-figure amount - $200,000. But by that point, the $500,000 and $1 million had increased in power so much that the banker offered $130,000. Tracee spurned it to finish the show with some support from the TSU dance team. Promos hinted at an offer of $265,000 and the possibility of $1 million being in her case.
19 October 30, 2006
  • Returning contestant Tracee Jones goes through two more small cases and turns down $189,000 to find the penny (in Kelly Brannigan's case 24). The aforementioned $265,000 offer was made, and taken (not shown in the promo). Despite opening the $500,000 case next in the playout (Patricia Kara's case #9), Tracee became the fourth person to have chosen the top prize case (Jill Manas's case #12) but didn't go all the way to take home that $1 million.
  • Kevin O'Bryan, a fan in the audience, asked over the commercial how to audition for the show, and Howie explained how it was done and hoped he would get on someday. Someday does not necessarily mean future; he WAS the next contestant! However, he became arguably one of the most unlucky contestants to date, as he became the first contestant to open all seven six figure plus cases next to each other (in three separate bursts; first were the $400,000 and $500,000 to end round 1 and begin the second one; second were the $750,000 and the million as the last two cases of round 3; third were the $200,000, $300,000, and $100,000 taking up all of round 5 and 6) and took a deal for $28,000. His case had $10, with $25,000 and $50,000 still up on the podium.
20 November 2, 2006
  • Contestant Anita English produced the best game in history, removing the $200,000 case in round 1 but accelerating and never letting go, removing 13 small amounts straight before hitting one of the top five - $300,000. But by then, those could be let go, for the bank was forced to offer $411,000. She wanted to build a new house for her mother, and Howie called her on the phone. When she heard the offer, she immediately said deal, but when Howie told her the board, she changed her mind. Anita also agreed, and turned down the offer. Claudia Jordan's case #1 held $750,000, Laura Shields's case #22 held $400,000, and Lindsay Clubine's case #26 contained $500,000. By this time, only $1, $50 and the grand prize were remaining. Anita claimed she had a lot of guts (which enabled her to turn down the last few offers), but said "she would still have a big gut when she went home with $313,000", as she pressed the button to take that deal. Anita's mother entered the studio and embraced her daughter before the playout started. Her next case (Jill Manas' case #12) extended the no 7-digit streak of Lindsay Schoenweis' case #4 to 81 games by revealing the $1 million for the second time in three games. Anita's case held $1.
    • At the start of her game, Anita claimed that she could play the Lucky Case Game on her cell phone WHILE playing the actual game on stage. However, the only way this could happen is if the taping occurred while an earlier-taped episode of Deal or No Deal was broadcast on NBC.
21 November 6, 2006
  • Polish-American Nicole Cuglewski reached the end of the fourth round with $200,000, $400,000, $750,000, and $1 million still in play. The bank offered $178,000 for Leyla Milani's case 13, but it was turned down. Nicole opened the $750,000 case (9) as the first of two cases in the fifth round, and lost $14,000 on the offer. After removing the $300 and $200,000 cases, the offers went up to $222,000 and $247,000 (the latter was advertised in a promo, and it was the one she took). After Megan Abrigo exposed the last amount on the left side ($200), the potential offer soared to $517,000. Laura Shields's case #22 had the top prize, but Nicole's case had $400,000, with $10,000 still in the gallery.
  • New contestant Miles McIntonsh knocked out $200,000, $400,000 and $500,000 in the first round, but managed a second-round offer of $34,000
22 November 9, 2006
  • Miles quickly found the million dollars (contained in Stacey Gardner's case #2) and found the $750,000 in the fourth round. The offer for that round reached its nadir at $16,000, but he would not take that - he would take $59,000 home. The playout increased the offer to $81,000 before Laura Shields opened up her case (#22) with the $300,000 in it. Miles' case held $25,000.
  • Myra Laing, the next contestant, used a random draw system. Family was important to her, so she wrote numbers on the back of 26 family members and picked them out of a bucket. The $500,000 case was opened 3rd, and the third round began with the $750,000 contain in Brooke Long's case #15 and then the $1 million goes away (which was yet again contained in Keltie Martin's case #12; second time Keltie had the top prize in her case during her brief tenure on the show, and third time overall record on this case). The $200,000 and $300,000 represented the big money, and were not disturbed until the 6th round, when the $200,000 fell. The banker offered $60,000 (down $16,000 from the last offer), and Myra declined it. The show had to close at the latest point in history.
23 November 13, 2006
  • Myra Laing, the family grandma, found another small case and would deal at $83,000. The offer could have reached $115,000, but Aubrie Lemon's case 23 produced the $300,000. Myra's case had $400.
  • NYPD officer Peter "Shine Box" Shine read the banker his Miranda rights, but opened the $1 million on his third pick (Tameka Jacobs's case #21). Leyla Milani exposed the $500,000 to start round 2, but thereafter, the game was incredible. With 5 amounts $75,000 or greater on the board among 8 cases, the Banker Babe came out with her case (without the 27 on it), adding to the existing offer of $136,000...........two dozen donuts! After two more small amounts were removed, leaving only the $25 alone on the left side among the other 5 75-grand plus cases, the Banker stated that he regretted the joke, and offered $195,000. After removing the $200,000 case, the offer dropped to $177,000, but the next case produced the $25. With the audience in a frenzy ($75,000, $100,000, $400,000, and $750,000 being contained in the last four cases), $261,000 was turned down, upon which his luck turned. Ursula Mayes turned up the $750,000, and the offer dropped way down to $144,000. Peter would choose case 18 and open it from the stand. He asked for a cheer, but no one was cheering when the $400,000 revealed itself. Crushed, Peter decided he might as well go all the way, and he did, turning down the last offer of $83,000. His case contained $100,000. This game set a record for the highest amount won in a case when it was the upper amount of the final two (second place goes to Cathy Hamm, who fortunately won $5,000 and not one cent).
24 November 17, 2006
  • Sisters Casey Penston and Courtney Rudy were treated to a double deal game, both being allowed to play for not $1,000,000 but $2,000,000 as the top prize on a Double Deal game! Their second offer reached six-figures even though the $800,000 case had been lost, but the third offer increased a little more slowly when Kasie Head's case #16 turned up one of the seven-figures ($1,000,000) which is the normal top prize. The fourth round set a record for the most difference in the case values - the three cases were the 2 cents, the $2, and, sadly, they picked Lindsay Clubine's case #26 and got rid of the $2,000,000 (which is the top prize on a Double Deal). With six cases left including $400,000 and $1,500,000, the sisters took a deal for $216,000. Although the next case would have been Tameka Jacobs's case #21 containing the $1.5 million, $400,000 was contained in their case (number #5, which Aubrie Lemon took over again). However, it is rather unlikely that they would've gone the whole way, so they still made a decent deal. $20, $1,000, $20,000, and $50,000 remained in the gallery.
  • Zanny Henseler started out with six small cases (the highest revealed amount being $75,000) and received an interesting offer - 658,500 cans (worth $20,000)! (She loved to collect them for drives.) Some were dropped from a vault lowered down from the ceiling and the rest were modeled by one of the Banker Babes outside of the studio. This show set another record - on the next case, Lindsay Schoenweis' case #4 broke her 85-game streak from the show's inception of no top prizes or even seven-digit amounts by revealing the $1 million in her case! Zanny turned down $43,000 after the tough round and the show had to finish.
25 November 20, 2006
  • Zanny "The Lime Green Queen" Henseler returned to a set redecorated in lime green, her favorite color. Her goal was a lime-green Cadillac Escalade. Howie Mandel and the models wore lime green. The cases, set lights, deal button, and on-screen graphics were lime green (but not the case interiors). Round 3 began, with Aubrie Lemon exposing the $400,000 as the second case (she still held 5). The offer soared to $88,000. but after removing Alike Boggan's $750,000 case, the offer dropped to an extremely low $36,000 (with $50,000, $200,000, and $500,000 staying on the board, as well as the bottom four amounts). The situation improved even after removing the $200,000 case in the next round. The banker said that the offer was being brought out now (by the Banker Babe), and that it was lime green with four wheels.......can you guess? An Escalade? WRONG! A LIME ON WHEELS! Howie, after a minute, revealed that was not the real offer, and unveiled it behind the curtain.....THE ESCALADE!!! She accepted the deal, valued at $83,755. Tameka Jacobs extended her hot streak for the third game by exposing the $500,000 immediately afterwards. Case #21 has held $1,000,000 and $1,500,000 in the last few games. Her case (Heather LaCombe's case #23) had $1. The one cent was contained in Lindsay Clubine's case #26.
    • The deal involving the Cadillac Escalade was only the second deal with a prize attached to be accepted by the contestant -- the previous instance was on the April 5, 2006 episode, in which a contestant accepted a deal that included a pony. Interestingly, she is also the only contestant so far to win no cash. She is also the only contestant to have two offers consisting of a prize.
  • Joe Kaiser, whose desire is to be a "big shot" with a big heart, chose Anya Monzikova's case #10 for the first time, but then he opened the $1 million on his second pick (Pilar Lastra's case #14). Despite this, all 10 of the other amounts were knocked off in the first two rounds were $1,000 or less, and he received a massive $66,000 offer. By this time, only four small amounts the left side of the board, and by the end of the show (when he turned down $137,000), he has knock off the last small amount on the board being $5 (held by Laura Shields' case #22) and got absolutely nothing on the left side which he cannot go home with less than $5,000. That leaves the $300,000, $400,000, and $750,000 still in play, as well as $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000.
    • For the second game, Ursula Mayes returned while Aubrie Lemon moved to case #3 to fill in for Lisa Gleave, and an Access Hollywood sweepstakes model held case #23. Her "career" started out well - that case had $1!
    • At the last banker call of this episode, Howie presented Joe ten $100 bills, in which he was told to pass out to random strangers in the audience. This was the banker's way to give Joe a taste of being a "big shot".
26 November 23, 2006
  • The models came out bearing pumpkin pies for the audience. Audience members also received turkeys and a copy of the Deal or No Deal PC game.
  • Returning contestant Joe Kaiser's luck began to wane, opening the top two remaining amounts — $750,000 and $400,000, in that order — on his first two picks before settling on a $59,000 deal. In the playout, he would have had a potential deal of $94,000 but on the successive pick, he would have wiped out $300,000, the last mega amount on the board. Inside his case: $10,000.
  • In the first complete game of the show, the $25 prize was replaced by "TURKEY." Contestant Nanny (last name to be announced) overcame a rough start, wiping out the top six amounts in the first two rounds (and getting a $4,000 deal after the first round). In fact, she revealed the $1 million prize (which was in Lisa Gleave's case #3) on her very first pick! That makes her the fourth contestant on the U.S. version to eliminate the grand prize to start things off.
  • She eventually recovered, wiping off the "TURKEY" case and — despite her husband's urging to continue — accepting a $33,000 deal immediately thereafter. Her husband's advice would have been good: her case contained $100,000. Before the playout, Mandel slapped a cream pie in the Banker's face; the Banker had previously offered to get "pied" earlier in the game, as part of a $17,000 that was declined.
  • The second complete game offered a PUMPKIN PIE instead of $10; also, the contestant — Terra — would receive the contents of a green case if she kept the $1 million prize on the board after two rounds. However, Terra's luck was arguably just as bad as Nanny's: She had an awful first round because she opened five large amounts in one round which was opening the $300,000 in #10 Anya Monzikova's case as her first pick, the top prize amount in just her third pick which was #15 Brooke Long's case and then knock off three other six-figure amounts in a row being the $750,000 in #16 Kasie Head's case, then opened the $500,000 in #14 Pilar Lastra's case and then $100,000 in #21 Tameka Jacob's case in the first round, resulting in a $5,000 deal. After she had an awful first two rounds, in which she knock off one more large amounts (and had just $200,000 left), her luck improved. She eventually settled on a $46,000 deal. In the playout, her deal could have reached $72,000; however, her case held $500.
  • Updates: $196,000 winner Casey Bell (from the Season 1 finale) and her trip to Celine Dion's Las Vegas concert, $221,000 winner Horston Bowen and his new home, and $186,000 winner Tammy Fuller meeting Curtis Martin of the New York Jets. Also: A summary of contestants who won $50 or less (Cheryl Jackson, $5; Brett Kurtz, $8; and Dana Belle, $50), as part of what the Banker was "thankful" for at Thanksgiving.
27 November 27, 2006
  • Brooks Leach chose #17 as his case. A special bank offer - ROOT BEER. After being offered $218,000 (with $200,000, $500,000, $750,000 and $1 million in play), he picks #13 holding the $200,000 and then Megan's case #6 holding the top prize of $1 million. In Round 6, he picked the $750,000 in Anya's Case #10 which that means he got rid of three consecutive big amounts in a row leaving only the $500,000 in play. In Round 7, he picked Tameka's case #21 that containing $75,000 after turning down $73,000. In Round 8, he turned down $85,000 and chose Keltie Martin's case #15 which it's holding only $300. But then on the very last pick after turning down $147,000, he picked Marisa's case #18 and opened up a case holding the last huge amount being the $500,000 and he end his game with only $10.


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