Deal Or No Deal , the game show where Howie Mandel dangles briefcases full of money in front of people, was a huge hit for NBC over the holidays––so huge that the network is bringing it back (with bigger prizes! prettier girls! stronger suitcases!) this Monday. But the NBC version is only the latest in a line of Deal Or No Deals––Versions of the show air in 38 foreign countries, a fact that explains Deal Or No Deal's palpable Euro-ness. So what does Howie Mandel look like around the world? I'm glad you asked: This is Howie in Bangkok.
Here's boring, British Howie.
German Howie and Swiss Howie share the same chic wardrobe and ambiguous sexuality.
In Israel, Howie Mandel is a beautiful woman.
But in Romania, Howie has clearly been affected by years of Communist oppression.
And in Italy, Howie Mandel is Pupo, an aging teen pop star who serenades the losers as they walk out.
I think Italy wins.