Bob Barker Will Celebrate 90th Birthday with Return to “The Price is Right”
Bob Barker, come on down! Longtime viewers of The Price is Right are in for a treat; former host Bob Barker will make special appearance in celebration of his 90th birthday, TV Guide said Tuesday.
The studio audience attending a recent taping of the venerable game show got a big surprise when Barker showed up unannounced to help current host Drew Carey with a special Showcase Showdown presentation featuring prizes themed to reaching the age of 90. The episode will air on Bob’s 90th birthday (Dec. 12), during a special week-long tribute to the longtime animal rights crusader that will also feature pet adoptions.
Barker was frontman for America’s longest-running game show for 35 years before turning over the reigns to Carey in 2007.
According to Price executive producer:
“It’s intended to show off just how hilarious Bob is and let him have a little fun. We couldn’t be more excited! We’ve had Bob on just one other time since Drew Carey took over the show. It was when Bob’s book, Priceless Memories, came out and it was a priceless moment for fans. I was looking for the perfect reason to bring Bob back again and this TV legend turning 90 is the perfect reason.”
Bob’s appearance on the show was such a treat, adds Richards, that “I’m officially extending an invitation to Bob to come back for his 100th birthday!”
Interestingly enough, Bob was noticeably not invited to participate in The Price is Right’s milestone 40th anniversary special in 2012.
Written by Castina on October 30th, 2013 | Tagged as: Popular Culture