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."