A Very BrokenTV Christmas

  • 12/25/2005 01:36:00 am
  • By Mark Gibbings-Jones
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(aka. We've had a bit to drink, and aren't tired enough to go to bed just yet.)

Before we start on our Top Ten TV Things Of The Year (we're not naming our Worst TV Show Of The Year until we hit number two on the Best TV list, to ramp up the suspense), here's another rundown. This'll seem a really bad idea when we sober up, but until then:

BrokenTV's Top Five Hosts Of Foreign Versions Of Deal Or No Deal


5. Argentina



So, that's what happened to John Gregory.

4. Slovakia



Clearly a surefire way to get ahead in Slovakian television is to have the WORLD'S TINIEST BEARD. It makes Tony Almeida in the first series of 24 look like Brian Blessed.

3. Bulgaria



Similarly, really bad shirts work well with executives of Bulgarian television.

2. Australia



Never mind the host, what's going on with all the clones in the background? Genetically created identical octuplets? Are they the contestants? If so, does all the money eventually go to an evil scientist in a mountaintop castle? And why are the prizes contained in children's lunchboxes? BROKENtv DEMANDS ANSWERS.


1. Slovenia



In Slovenia, the host's name is Victory Looser. And this is what he looks like. This is excellent.

(More accurately, it's the quiz host persona of TV personality Bojan Emersic. We still want to see it, though. Is there a Slovenian version of UKNova?)

In other DoND news, it seems talks are in place to have an extra episode in primetime, as well as the standard daytime episodes. Well, as long as it doesn't interfere with BrokenTV's ongoing mission to win the viewers prize (via the free web entry, obv). Now, who's up for our sweepstake competition, to see who can guess when the first tabloid columnist will erroneously claim Deal is another British TV invention taking off all over the world, like they always incorrectly do with the similarly Dutch TV show Big Brother?

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