Bob Barker on The Price is Right 40th Anniversary Snub: “They Haven’t Even Offered Me a DVD”





Pop culture icon Bob Barker continues to address the spayed and neutered elephant in the room. Just why wasn't the guy who hosted 35 of The Price is Right's 40 years on CBS Daytime not invited to appear on the anniversary special? Said Barker to the Associated Press:

"They haven't even offered me a DVD."


As previously reported, Barker has been critical of TPIR for handing out prize packages the animal rights activist feels are inappropriate, namely trips to the Calgary Stampede and Sea World.

 

"We really became very careful about what we put on the show," he said. "Had I been the executive producer, they would not have even considered bringing me tickets to the Calgary Stampede of all things."

The 88-year-old TV veteran didn't just reserve his comments for the AP. Here's what he said to the New York Post regarding if he felt deliberately snubbed:

“I certainly do,” Barker, 88, told The Post. “Look, the show is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and I did 35 years of those 40 years. Do you think there might be somebody out there in TV land who’d have liked to have seen me on the show?”

Sad to see Barker's relationship with the classic game show come to this.

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8 Responses

  1. Avatar of Desertrose
    Desertrose

    That man’s charisma built that show…regardless of anything else…he more than deserved to be on the 40th anniversary show.

    Sheesh.

    Can’t really blame him too much for being hurt at the snub.

  2. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    They didn’t even offer to let him host a telethon. I guess today’s world is much different than in the past. If you are out of sight you are out of mind. But that is show business for you. Never been known for tact.

  3. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    All he has done is criticize the show since he left, and considering the sexual harassment suits they had to settle for undisclosed amounts of money, he should be happy he got away with some semblance of a good reputation.

  4. Avatar of Mets82
    Mets82

    I think Bob Barker should have been there. I watched the 40th anniversary show on Tuesday and was very underwhelmed. No montage for Bob, no old clips very lackluster.

    @david46208-You hit the nail on the head. Out of sight, out of mind. You know, Bob Barker isnt the only one. Its what have you done for me lately.

  5. Avatar of SZima
    SZima

    [quote=TV Gord]All he has done is criticize the show since he left, and considering the sexual harassment suits they had to settle for undisclosed amounts of money, he should be happy he got away with some semblance of a good reputation.[/quote]

    Well said Gord. When you’re always critical of a show, why would you expect to ever be invited back?

    And then yes, there were those pesky lawsuits…

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