Money-Hungry Audience Member Sues Deal or No Deal

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Looks like there's more than one way to make money on Deal or No Deal.

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You can be a contestant, obviously. O you can literally trip over a fortune, as one recent audience member is hoping for. An unidentified female fan is suing Deal or No Deal producers after tripping on her way down to participate in an audience dance number.

According to the suit, the audience member was pressured by show insider to "hurry up." She also blames her fall on poor lighting. (Sure, she was probably blinded by dollar signs.)

The so-called victim suffered what she claims are great personal and physical injuries resulting in wage loss, hospital and medical expense, general damage, loss of earning capacity, and, of course, pain and suffering.

But the case gets even more bizarre: the plaintiff was actually employed as a paid extra. This broadens the claim legally - and could result in further headaches for the crew.

It also makes us wonder: how the heck does one become a paid audience member on a game show? Sign us up for that job, please.

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