In two articles published today, Andrew O’Keefe and Eddie McGuire comment about their game shows from varying perspectives.
O’Keefe told the Sunday Age: “I don’t think there’s any intelligence required to play Deal.
“No one buys a lottery ticket seriously thinking they will win but they like the fantasy of thinking what they would do with the money. A game show gives them that fantasy for half an hour.
“Game shows have no politics, they have no philosophy … they don’t ask you to believe in anything other than the possibility you might win some cash — and that’s something everyone wants to believe in.”
McGuire tells the Sunday Herald Sun: “People are writing it up like it’s a footy match, but I don’t think of it as Eddie versus Andrew,” he said. “Life’s tough enough. We just want people to enjoy themselves. If they’d rather watch Deal, good on ’em. Rather watch TEN news? Good luck.”
Meanwhile the real battle is in the 6pm News. The game shows are just the entree for the main course.
The non-battle begins tomorrow week at 5:30pm.