I had that Jane Fonda record too! I did it faithfully and credit her and Charlene Prickett (I think it was called It Figures on PBS) with getting me into exercise.
I never did Deal a Meal but I really do think it was a great program. I did WW (when it was exchange-based) at that time and still believe exchanges to be the best approach to weight loss when calorie counting. That way your diet doesn't get too heavy or light in some areas (i.e. not enough fruits, too many starches, etc.).