Can anyone replace Bob Barker?

94433__bob_lI’m not sure I’m emotionally prepared to discuss Bob Barker’s pending retirement from The Price Is Right. I can’t tell you how many mornings of my elementary-school summer vacations I spent letting the now-silver-haired host teach me the value of comparison shopping, the meaning of the words "spayed and neutered," and the ability to remain calm in the face of overzealous affection. But, y’know, even though the dude is still foxy as he approaches 83 — I’ve got Bob on right now in the background as I type this item, and he’s rockin’ his pinstripe suit and orchid tie better than most men half his age — I can’t blame him for wanting to call it a day in June 2007. That, of course, raises the inevitable question: Who can CBS find to replace him? I’m a little ambivalent about the subject, but if someone put "A NEW CAR!!!" on the line, I guess I’d throw my vote behind Dancing With the Stars runner-up John O’Hurley. How ’bout you, PopWatchers?

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  • Eric

    John O’Hurley is not good. Have you seen Family Feud?

  • brandonk

    I’d like a woman to host, and then the Beauties could be scantily clad guys! Oh yeah…

  • Dave

    No one can replace Bob Barker, but I think John O’Hurley would be great. I second Brandon K’s suggestion that the Beauties should be changed to hot, shirtless guys. Now THAT would be fun!

  • Larry

    As long as Regis Philbin isn’t under consideration…
    Let’s be honest. No one can replace Bob Barker. I think, much like when Jay Leno took over “The Tonight Show,” the producers will probably need to retool the show a bit to fit the new host.

  • Sally

    John O’hurley…but no one can replace Bob. on second thought, how about a woman as a replacement? Roseanne Barr?

  • Amber

    I really love Tom Bergeron but he’s busy with DWTS and AFV.

  • Ben

    Marc Summers to me would be the best

  • Amber

    I really love Tom Bergeron but he’s busy with DWTS and AFV.

  • whatsonpop

    Roseanne would be awesome!!! She’s got wit and she would make the show her own!

  • Frankie Kaufman

    I think you need someone with game show experience. Wink Martindale comes to mind, but he’s 73. I don’t think they would go with someone too young and it doesn’t really make sense to have a “comedian” host it. Maybe Chuck Woolery?

  • Vicky

    My friend went as Bob Barker for Halloween this year. One of the best costumes of the night.

  • Josh

    I agree with Eric… no O’Hurley, he’s busy with Feud and better as a dancer when he doesn’t speak as much :O
    There’s no way it would happen, but it would be funny if Adam Sandler at least guest hosted a week. “The price is right, beyotch!”
    But on a more serious note… hmm, this is tough. Give me a while…

  • jeremiah

    Tom Berjeron all the way!

  • Matt

    I’d be fine with O’Hurley or Bergeron. Heck I’d be fine with Howie Mandel!
    As long as it is NOT JEFF PROBST
    I can’t stand him and I can’t stand Survivor.
    Can anyone think of past CBS/general game show personalities who arent crippled, too old, or dead?

  • Elizabeth

    Jeff Probst!

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