View Full Version : After 50 years, Bob Barker to say goodbye to TV

11-01-2006, 11:08 AM

Bob Barker is heading toward his last showcase, his final "Come on down."

The silver-haired daytime-TV icon is retiring in June, he told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

"I will be 83 years old on December 12," he said, "and I've decided to retire while I'm still young."

He'll hang up his microphone after 35 years as the host of "The Price Is Right" and 50 years overall in television.

Though he has been considering retirement for "at least 10 years," Barker said he has so much fun doing the show that he hasn't been able to leave.

"I've gone on and on and on to this ancient age because I've enjoyed it," he said. "I've thoroughly enjoyed it and I'm going to miss it."

Reaching dual milestones, 50 years on TV and 35 with "Price," made this an "appropriate" time to retire, Barker said. Besides, hosting the daily CBS program -- in which contestants chosen from the crowd "come on down" to compete for "showcases" that include trips, appliances and new cars -- is "demanding physically and mentally," he said.

"I'm just reaching the age where the constant effort to be there and do the show physically is a lot for me," he said. "I might be able to do the show another year, but better (to leave) a year too soon than a year too late."

Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corporation, said Barker has left an enduring mark on the network, calling his contribution and loyalty "immeasurable."

"We knew this day would come, but that doesn't make it any easier," Moonves said in a statement. "Bob Barker is a daytime legend, an entertainment icon and one of the most beloved television personalities of our time."


11-01-2006, 11:16 AM
The show wont be the same. I havent seen it in a long time so I don't really mind. But he is the face of gameshows :D

11-01-2006, 11:18 AM
wonder who will replace him, that show will probably be canceld soon there after.

11-01-2006, 11:25 AM
that sucks. whenever i was sick and missed school, this was the show i used to watch b/w 11-12 in the mornings.

the only way I would eat as a baby if i was watching taped episodes of the Price of Right or taped redskins games.

11-01-2006, 11:26 AM
Bob Barker is the man. No one will be able to replace him.

I didn't realize he was so old.

Noodle Arm
11-01-2006, 12:50 PM
I think whenever Bob Barker passes on (not anytime soon!), he should be entombed inside "The Big Wheel" on the Price is Right set. Either that or the Plinko board.

11-01-2006, 08:28 PM
About time.

11-01-2006, 08:45 PM
if i had a tube sock for everytime i rubbed one out to barkers beauties...


especially holly hallstrom


yup - that was the stuff


11-01-2006, 08:52 PM
Nah buddy it's all about Dian Parkinson. :chuckle:

11-01-2006, 09:46 PM
I like Bob. Always liked The Price is Right. Hard not to. Wonder how long the show survives without him. It definetly won't be the same.

11-01-2006, 10:12 PM
The Price is Wrong Biitch. :lol:

11-01-2006, 10:13 PM
The Price is Wrong Biitch. :lol:


Spray Mucus
11-01-2006, 10:28 PM
first Dolfan Stan now Bob Barker?

can it get any worse? I submitt that it can not!

11-01-2006, 10:39 PM
first Dolfan Stan now Bob Barker?

can it get any worse? I submitt that it can not!

remember the time lappy ate all those peanut butter and bologna sammiches and kept holding his breath so he could get mouth to mouth...

King Nate
11-02-2006, 01:40 AM
"You know what's driving me crazy? You not getting the ball in the hole!"

11-02-2006, 02:24 PM
Illl Misss BOB!!

Ima go cry now

11-02-2006, 04:22 PM
"You know what's driving me crazy? You not getting the ball in the hole!"