Some people. My only wish here is that I could share this news clip about the brewing feud between The Price Is Right and Bob Barker, the heart and SOUL of The Price Is Right, with you, adding only those two words — “some people.” My goodness. What else is there to say? No respect. No respect, some people. From AP:

Bob Barker hosted “The Price Is Right” for 35 years, but he wasn’t invited to participate in the game show’s 40th anniversary special. The 88-year-old TV personality says the show’s producers “chose to ignore me, which is fine.”

The 40th anniversary special episode of TV’s longest-running game show aired Tuesday morning and featured returning contestants from the past four decades. Barker is shown in several clips but was not invited to appear on the program or attend the taping.

“They haven’t even offered me a DVD,” Barker said in an interview Tuesday. Show producers had no comment. …

He insists he’s fine with not being included in the anniversary episode, but said, “When you celebrate a 40th anniversary, you would think you’d have the fellow who did the show for 35 years there.”

NOT EVEN A DVD. (To be fair, if I were a producer of The Price Is Right I would also not offer Bob Barker a DVD of The Price Is Right, only under the assumption that he would never, ever want that in a million years.) (Though you do think that he would just be sent those anyway.) (And every time he got them he’d say, “I don’t know why they keep sending me these.”) In any case, it is clear the producers of The Price Is Right owe Bob Barker an apology and all of the DVDs he could ever want. Clearly it’s fine and he is totally fine with how he was excluded and never given any DVDs in the past and pretty much FORGOTTEN, it’s basically like whatever, but you’d think one would at least offer a fellow an apology about it. (Via Vulture.)

Comments (35)
  1. I’m pretty sure that the proper term for a Price Is Right feud is a Showcase Showdown.

  2. I think we’re going to have to settle this with a showcase showdown.

  3. I wish that he had just shown up to the taping anyway and popped up behind the contestants and yelled “The price is wrong, bitch!”

  4. What does Aaron Paul think of all this?

  5. I blame the powerful Anti-Spay-and-Neuter-Illuminati.

  6. Whammy!

  7. In all seriousness, how is Bob Barker not included? Thats like having a Cosby Show reunion tv special and not inviting Bill Cosby. Or making a Jimi Hendrix biopic without using any of his music OH WAIT…

  8. I’m assuming they thought about it, but they had finally just finished settling all his sexual assault lawsuits, so…….

    #thepriceofgropingisexpensive

  9. Boo, this makes me grumpy. Granted, I am already grumpy and angry because I just had to speak to the RUDEST client in the history of the world and he made me so angry. I actually told him I did not appreciate the way he was speaking to me. Do you know how much of an asshole you have to be for me to say something??? I am EXTREMELY averse to conflict, and I have a dumb need for everyone to like me all the time (I think it’s a firstborn thing?) I’ve actually smiled in the face of people telling me I/my colleagues “ruined their whole vacation” and did not say a word. But this guy. This guy would not stop. Ahhhhh, I GUESS I NEED A SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN WITH THAT GUY, HUH? #rantgum

  10. FreemantleMedia (TPIR Production Company) should be ashamed. TPIR is nothing without Bob Barker and Rod Roddy. You guys need to see the video of the TPIR perfect bid from 2008 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMFFGFmn20k. Then you should read the Esquire article about it – http://www.esquire.com/features/impossible/price-is-right-perfect-bid-0810.

    Drew Carey’s lack of any emotion drives me INSANE. There are Drew Carey apologists who excuse his nonchalance because Carey somehow knew an “obsessive fan” had provided all the pricing info to the bidder. IBob Barker, a professional entertainer, would have been THRILLED if someone did this when he was hosting. He would have celebrated the achievement and let the lawyers sort it out afterwards.

    /rant

  11. from what i’ve heard from gameshow doctors, the Showcase has ways of shutting that whole showdown down.

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