Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The End of an Era: Bob Barker Retires?

This news comes as a great shock to me. I love Bob Barker. Seriously. I grew up watching The Price is Right, and it was my dream to be on that show and meet Bob. Sure, it would be great to win some prizes, but the real reward is getting to meet Bob Barker.

Who hasn't dreamed of hearing that voice from above saying, "Come on down! You're the next contestant..." Then the camera pans through the audience to find me jumping up and down with ten of my closest friends and wearing a T-shirt that says, "I heart Bob."

Then I would definitely be that guy who bets one dollar above the previous highest bidder, therefore guaranteeing him a loser. Then the great moment would come, when I would go up to Bob, kiss him on the cheek (they make you sign a contract saying you'll do that, by the way) and tell him that I've been watching his show for over fifteen years. It's a dream many of us have had.

Anyways, it's sad to hear that he'll finally be retiring. It's one of those things that everyone knows is coming, but they just don't want to admit it. Of course, I thought it was coming about twenty years ago, but that's beside the point. It's like death, we all know that's what waits at the end of things, but for some reason we just don't quite believe it. Bob's like that.

So thanks Bob for all the great memories. You will be sorely missed. I can't imagine who they'll get to replace you. But everyone knows you can't replace Bob Barker.

So it's with a heavy heart that I join Bob to remind everyone, "Help control the pet population, be sure to have your pet spayed or neutered."


Jason266 said...

Of course, there are those who have a different take on Bob Barker than you and I do. I believe Brian from Family Guy once said of Bob Barker, "Why don't you die already?"

Phil said...

My belief is that the real Bob Barker died of a heart attack years ago. How could a man of his age possibly last when he has those 20...perhaps 40 year old women prancing around you all day; and I'm sure that it takes all day for this show to be shot. He is probably being held up by wires and walked around stage like a marionette. I believe there was a Simpson's episode that involved Mr. Burns dying and Homer and Smithers wanted to make it appear that he was still alive to the stockholders by making him dance like a marionette. Good times!