Bob Barker is retiring. From show business and, more importantly, from The Price is Right. So after 35 years after hosting The Price is Right, and 50 years in television, Bob will retire in June.
Here’s what irks me though:
A CBS spokesperson told Reuters that Price will go on after Barker’s departure but that “it’s premature to discuss any transition plans right now. Our focus now will be giving Bob a proper sendoff.” A CBS prime-time special celebrating the man is also in the works, he said. [emphasis added]
Bob Barker is The Price is Right. You can’t have The Price is Right without Bob Barker. CBS really should just retire The Price is Right. It’s made them tons of money (presumably) and the desire to keep it on the air simply to make more money is worse then greed. I’m not quite sure what to call it, but I’ll start with corporate whorism for now.
I’ve always wanted to at least go see The Price is Right, so I’ll be planning a trip soon (within the next 8 months).
Note: Thanks to Kurtis for the heads up on this.
[tags]Bob Barker, The Price is Right, CBS, retiring[/tags]