Picks and Pans Review: Superhost Howie Mandel the Real Deal, at Last!

updated 10/13/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/13/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>• Mandel, 52, gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame just as Deal or No Deal, the biggest hit in his career, goes into syndication.

YOU'VE DONE DRAMA, COMEDY AND FAMILY SHOWS. WHY DEAL?
All the interview skills [from] my talk show, all the improvisation skills from stand-up, all the dramatic skills from St. Elsewhere—it all culminates in this one job. It's the best thing I've ever done.

AND NOW YOU'VE GOTTEN A STAR.
It's like karma. Here's a guy who's the ultimate germaphobe, and the biggest accolade I've ever received is something that is going to be stepped on, spit on, stained and made filthy!

HOW WILL YOU DEAL WITH THAT?
I went over to it after everybody was gone and put some Saran Wrap on it. Is that wrong?

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