(NEWSER) – The Price Is Right 40th anniversary special aired yesterday, and considering that it included contestants from the past four decades, you’d probably assume it would also have included the show’s host of 35 years. But, nope, though Bob Barker was shown in a few clips, he wasn’t actually invited to be on the show. Producers “chose to ignore me, which is fine,” the 88-year-old Barker tells the AP. “They haven’t even offered me a DVD.” No comment from the producers, but Barker has a theory: He’s an animal activist, and has scolded the show for giving away “inappropriate” prizes like tickets to Sea World and the Calgary Stampede, both of which “are notorious for animal abuse,” Barker says. While he hosted, Barker convinced the show to stop giving fur and leather clothing as prizes. “Had I been the executive producer,” he adds, “they would not have even considered bringing me tickets to the Calgary Stampede of all things.”
You know what fucking sucks? That Bob Barker is one of those preachy PETA types. He’s one of the greatest American male heroes of the past 100 years. But he gets all whiny and bitchy about animals at the zoo and shit. What the fuck is that about anyway? Dude spent 40 years sexually assaulting Price is Right Beauties but the minute someone wants to go see Shamu at Sea World he gets all high and mighty. Hey Bob you’re a borderline rapist! Maybe you’re the one that should be neutered brah!
But none of that matters. Doesn’t matter what Bob Barker thinks or does. Animals, sexual abuse. Sexually abusing animals. Whatever. Bottom line is he’s Bob fucking Barker. Him and his skinny microphone dominated that show for 35 years. Women want him. Men want to be him. And most importantly he’s not a fat frumpy twirp like Drew Carey. Imagine a Jeopardy reunion without Trebek? Wheel without Sajak? For shame, Price is Right. For shame. Now cue Barker’s finest moment ever: