HomeTVGame ShowsBob Barker on The Price is Right 40th Anniversary Snub: “They Haven’t Even Offered Me a DVD” Jamey Giddens September 5, 2012 8 Comments 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. Photo by PR Photos 8 Responses Desertrose September 5, 2012 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. Log in to Reply david46208 September 5, 2012 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. Log in to Reply TV Gord September 6, 2012 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. Log in to Reply pumpkin September 6, 2012 That is another show I do not get. I just don’t see myself worrying about missing Price is Right or the Deal show. Just don’t get it. Log in to Reply Mets82 September 6, 2012 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. Log in to Reply liason4real September 6, 2012 I’ve seen comments that the old host of Let’s Make A Deal has shown up a couple of times to be on camera with Wayne Brady, but CBS kicks old Bob to the curb. Log in to Reply TV Gord September 6, 2012 Monty Hall didn’t cost the network a fortune in lawsuit settlements, says Gord, beating a dead horse (ironically). Log in to Reply SZima September 6, 2012 [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… Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.