Let's Make a Deal

Jodi Kobak, of Dyer, cheers during the taping of Let's Make a Deal with host Wayne Brady.

Jodi Kobak, of Dyer, did not get "zonked" during her time on "Let's Make a Deal" game show. Kobak made it all the way to the Big Deal but can't say if she won or not until the show airs on Wednesday.

Kobak, along with her twin daughters, Steffany and Tiffany Kobak, and friend Sarah Wertman, flew June 21 to Hollywood just to go to the taping of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning game show. Kobak's daughters got her the tickets for her birthday and they flew into town for the show and then 36 hours later were on their way back home.

"We all dressed up for the show," Kobak said. "I was a fireman. We waited a long time and kept going from room to room after they would separate us into groups."

They started the process at 10 a.m. and were done with taping at 7:30 p.m.

"It is a very interesting process, with an interviewing process," Kobak said.

Kobak could not compliment the staff enough. "They were incredible. It's a party atmosphere."

Kobak said she was surprised when she was picked but felt that someone in her group was going to get picked. Kobak said it was awesome being a part of the show.

"And host Wayne Brady is "truly one of the nicest human beings I have ever met. I chatted with him and got to play a game," Kobak said. "I have always liked the show and always watched it when Monty Hall was on. Such an incredible day for me."

Kobak, who works at Tri Town Safety Village, will be watching the show after it airs with her friends and co-workers. "We are having a viewing party," she said. "It will be nice to finally talk about the show."


Community Coordinator

Annette is Porter County Community Coordinator for The Times. She has been with the paper for 20 years. A resident of Hobart, she graduated from Purdue University with degrees in English and German.