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Bob Barker Talks Sex, Dewlaps and People Thinking He's a Drunk on 'The Late Late Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 15th 2011 3:23AM
Bob Barker, 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson'Thanks to 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS), Bob Barker is now the proud recipient of tequila wherever people give him gifts. It stems from a 15-minute or so discussion the pair had on his last appearance.

"They think I'm a drunk," he said. "I talk about it a lot, but I don't drink a lot."

The pair equated that sentiment to sex, but Barker admitted he does partake in that particular activity.

"That's what I'm staying in shape for," he laughed.

Then, as if to cement the fact that he'll talk about everything and anything, Barker took Ferguson's compliment of his turtleneck as an impetus to discuss his dewlap, which is the flap of skin that can hang from the neck.

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Bob Barker in the Hospital After Fainting at Shooting Range

by PopEater Staff, posted Sep 17th 2010 1:20PM
Bob BarkerBob Barker was taken to the hospital after collapsing at a Los Angeles shooting range TMZ reports.

An eyewitness told TMZ that the former 'Price Is Right' host had been shooting a gun before his fall and he was conscious when the paramedics arrived.

At first, Barker's publicist said he had a bad reaction to a blood-thinner, but later blamed the the collapse on dehydration.

The 86-year-old was checked out, released and is back at home with plans to take it easy for a while.

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Bob Barker Denies Dissing Drew Carey

by Kim Potts, posted Jul 28th 2010 2:30PM
Bob Barker Drew CareyDon't believe the spin: Longtime 'The Price Is Right' host Bob Barker said comments he made to a TMZ.com paparazzo on Monday were not meant to disparage the performance of current 'TPIR' host Drew Carey.

Barker's proof: Dissing Drew would mean putting a dent in his own future earnings.

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Five Creepy Game Show Hosts

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 22nd 2010 2:02PM
Fergie Olver, host of the game show Game show hosts by their very job description creep me down to the bone. It's just in their nature. They have to go out of their way to make ordinary people look comfortable, even though they have never been on television.

Some housewife from Minnesota who is one number away from owning a new Ford Focus is so nervous, she could fly into an eye-bleeding seizure at any moment. Enter the host. He has to step in and calm her down before that happens.

However, there is a fine line between comforting someone and invading their personal space with the force of a German infantry. These are the hosts who put that creepy feeling you get whenever you hear the phrase, "Come on down!"

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Is Game Show Hostdom Dead?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 26th 2010 3:10PM
Game show hosts Drew Carey, Wayne Brady and Guy Fieri
Game shows used to flood the dial of my TV back in the 1980s and '90s. And that was when my TV could only pick up eight channels, three depending on the weather.

Back then, almost everything from daytime fare to the occasional prime time bit of airtime starred game show hosts. Their purpose on television was solely to wear smart suits, make sure their teeth reached the optimum level of whiteness and keep the game moving but entertaining.

Now that game shows are making a slow but steady return to television, it seems the traditional role of "host" has turned away from the traditional "game" emcee like Chuck Woolery, Wink Martindale, Bob Barker and Art Fleming and more towards lively hosting personalities from other walks of entertainment life like Drew Carey, Wayne Brady, Howie Mandel and Guy Fieri. Does this mean that the role of the traditional TV game show has gone to that great big "Curtain No. 2" in the sky?

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The real reason why some Price is Right games are retired

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 31st 2010 1:01PM
Do you watch The Price is Right, either because you're sick, unemployed or both, and wonder why what happens to games like "On the Nose," "Poker Game" and "The Phone Home Game"? Ever wonder why some of The Price is Right's pricing games go to that big "Showcase Showdown" in the sky?

Do not question the mighty awesomeness of daytime game show gods! Their reasoning for taking some games before their time are sound and righteous in ways not meant for us mere mortals to understand. Also, some of them had the potential to critically injure or even kill someone on the show. Check out this dangerous attempt to play a game of "Super Ball!".

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Here's the Christmas episode of The Price is Right (from 1983!)

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 23rd 2009 4:35PM
I'm watching the Price is Right Christmas episode right now and thought to myself, I wonder if there's any old Christmas episodes of the show online. OF COURSE THERE IS! Here's Part 1 of the Christmas episode in 1983 (you can watch the other parts here). The show really hasn't changed all that much.

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10 Greatest Game Show Hosts in History

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Dec 23rd 2009 10:00AM
Hosting a game show is something of an art. You've got to be amiable but authoritative, and you've got to make it look easy. You've got to look happy when a contestant walks away with thousands of dollars (or even millions, at this point) and you've got to look contrite when a contestant loses -- especially if due to a bad answer. You've got to project warmth, seem approachable and always appear ready for fun, even when enforcing the rules.

Since the first quiz shows of the late 1940s, through the infamous scandals of the 1950s, up until the present day of huge cash prizes, game-show hosting has been an amazing long-term gig for the people -- almost always men -- who get the job. Who, then, are the 10 greatest game-show hosts in history? Check out our after the jump.

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Happy 7000th episode, Price is Right

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 4th 2009 2:31PM
I'm not sure if it seems like it should be more episodes or less, but The Price is Right has been going strong since 1972 and they're going to be celebrating their 7000th episode on November 5. I guess that seems right, it's just that when a show is on for 37 years you lose all track of the number of episodes.

Here's a behind the scenes look at tomorrow's show.

[via BuzzerBlog]

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The Price is Right has had much squirrelier contestants

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 1st 2009 5:00PM
Terry Kneiss on The Price is RightTerry Kniess, the Double Showcase winner on The Price is Right who got his bid right on the money, may have been a "dark day" for Drew Carey, but he's no cheater.

In fact, there have been more egregious and blatant attempts to guarantee a win in a pricing game by skewing the odds in their favor, sometimes right in front of the host's eyes.

For instance, here's a "Shell Game" contestant who does something so outrageous, so ballsy, so completely devious that Bob Barker can't help but rip her to verbal shreds in front of the entire nation. And not only does she get away with it, but she actually wins the game!

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What You Missed Last Night: Bob Barker fights a wrestler

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 8th 2009 12:27PM
This is all kinds of crazy. Last night, Bob Barker appeared on Monday Night RAW. Thankfully, he didn't jump from the ropes and land on top of one of the wrestlers, but he did get physical with one of them (thanks to Chuck Norris).

Interesting that they used the real Price is Right logo (not sure if it's the actual set or not). Here's more.

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Bob Barker almost a no-show at Game Show Awards because of feud with Betty White

by Danny Gallagher, posted May 30th 2009 2:05PM
Price is Right host Bob BarkerIt's hard to imagine that anyone would consider TV's sweet-natured grandma Betty White as their "sworn enemy." Except, of course for maybe Mom from Futurama and the bizarro version of Bea Arthur.

But apparently that's the label that Price is Right host Bob Barker has bestowed upon the Golden Girl. It turns out the two aren't pals or confidants. Buzzer Blog reported that Barker threatened not to show up to GSN's 2009 Game Show Awards where he accepted a lifetime achievement award along with Mark Goodson and Monty Hall if White was there.

It gets weirder. The whole thing was caused by an elephant. This is starting to sound less like Hollywood gossip and more like a job for Mythbusters.

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Bob Barker owes this contestant a thousand dollars

by Bob Sassone, posted May 14th 2009 4:17PM
This clip is from 1993, but it's worth seeing again (or for the first time - I'm a huge Price Is Right fan and I don't remember this at all). A woman spins the wheel and gets 75 cents. She spins again and gets 25 cents, so that's a dollar, which means she gets $1000 and a bonus spin. Nope. Bob doesn't realize she got a buck and thinks its only 95 cents. They just go on with the show and no one says anything about it (though it's possible someone is tries to say something to Bob at one point but the sound isn't clear). Scandal!



[thanks to reader Bob for the tip]

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Here's Bob Barker on today's Price is Right - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 16th 2009 2:02PM
Bob BarkerIf you didn't watch today's episode of The Price is Right, you missed a woman wearing a "Substitute Teachers Need Random Sets Too" t-shirt (which I'm still not sure I understand), a woman winning a set of Star Trek Pez dispensers (!),Drew Carey showing what the price card looks like inside that envelope used on Contestants Row (not sure if we've ever seen that before), and a woman flapping her arms up and down like a bird in excitement, even though she didn't win a car in the Lucky 7 game (side note: that game is impossible to win now). Oh, and you also missed Bob Barker return to the show he hosted for over 30 years.

Barker made his first appearance on the show since his retirement to promote his new memoir, Priceless Memories. He showed up during the showcases. After the jump, his appearance (along with interviews and some behind the scenes footage).

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TV News Daily: Bob Barker Returns to 'Price Is Right'

by Thomas DiChiara, posted Mar 26th 2009 12:00PM
Bob BarkerBob Barker is coming out of retirement.

The former 'Price Is Right' host is returning to the show for an episode this April -- and he'll stick around just long enough to promote his upcoming autobiography 'Priceless Memories.'

In other news, Donald Sutherland will be the roguish patriarch of 'The Eastmans,' the co-creator of '24' takes on 'The Kennedys' and more.

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.

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