In a perfect world, Bob Barker would host The Price is Right forever.
Don’t believe me? Watch this:
Look: this is no disrespect to Drew Carey. I loved him on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, enjoyed many an episode of the Drew Carey Show, and his old stand up comedy routines are still pretty damn funny 30 years later.
But Drew is no Bob. He never will be.
Bob brought a sense of stately professionalism to a campy show chock full of silly games and goofy college kids. You always got the feeling that he truly loved what he was doing. Drew has never struck me as somebody who is doing his dream job. The quick, sarcastic wit that was a major asset on Whose Line and his stand up career is a hindrance on The Price Is Right. He comes across as condescending outsider mocking a beloved institution. I’d be shocked if Carey is the host for the next 10 years, let alone the rest of his career. I think he’ll get bored and want to do something more suited for his talents.
In my perfect world, Bob Barker would never age, and would continue to host the show every weekday at 10 am. They’d play all of the classic pricing games – including my personal favorite: Cliff Hangers.*
*Admit it, just seeing those two words put that Alpine yodeling classic “On the Franches Mountains” in your head.
And in Bob Barker’s perfect world, I’m guessing the microphones would be slender, the models non-litigious, and he wouldn’t have to remind you to help control the pet population.
Have your pets spayed or neutered.
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(Author’s note: Wondering why there is a random letter in parentheses in the title of this post? Not sure how this post corresponds to the daily letter in the April A to Z Challenge? Like clicking on links? These questions are all answered here.)