Buzzr sent out a press release touting some "new" (to the diginet) eps of Let's Make a Deal and Beat the Clock. Legend has it that Monty wasn't particularly thrilled with the version of BtC that he hosted, but we'll let that slide.
In a way that few game show hosts can emulate, Monty is Let's Make a Deal. He owned and produced the show and was generally the boss of everything. He even got a math problem named after him from the show, inspired by switching those infamous doors in the big deal.
Monty has received a lifetime achievement Emmy and countless other awards, as the Buzzr press release notes. It's been quite a ride for the Canadian kid who started out on a Winnipeg radio station in the 1940s. After hosting various forgettable efforts, Monty struck bartering gold with Let's Make a Deal in 1963. The show has seemingly run forever in one version of another, and it's still cranking away on CBS.
Everybody wants to make a good deal and is afraid of making a bad deal. That simple truth has kept LMAD in business for more than a half-century. Here's wishing many more happy birthdays for Monty.