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Barker to promote book on TPIR?
« on: January 13, 2009, 05:19:13 PM »
Please don't attack me for asking if Barker will appear on TPIR, since I know we've been through that many times already!  However, I saw this on Wikipedia, and then found the following document:

http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/_assets/busresources/catalogs/centerstreetss09.pdf

Look on page 7, and we find that Bob will appear on the show to promote the book sometime.  I was surprised by this since I hadn't heard anything around here about it.  Can someone in the know confirm this, or is it somehow erroneous?
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Re: Barker to promote book on TPIR?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 05:25:36 PM »
Interesting...  It says "Confirmed guest appearance on The Price is Right, and national morning shows"

Hmm, I wonder how this has been "confirmed"?

It definitely would be fun to see and sounds like an interesting book!
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 05:39:56 PM »
Bob and Drew together on the show?  I'd love that!!

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 05:46:56 PM »
Interesting...  It says "Confirmed guest appearance on The Price is Right, and national morning shows"

Hmm, I wonder how this has been "confirmed"?

It definitely would be fun to see and sounds like an interesting book!

Hmmm as well, Interesting! The book is available on Amazon for pre order for like 13-14 bucks and the audio book has Bob as the reader and is around 20. Plan release date is April 09
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Re: Barker to promote book on TPIR?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2009, 05:58:52 PM »
That would be nice to see Bob again. I don't know if this will happen, it won't air for a while. Also, with today's time constraints, we might not see much of Bob. Still, this will be awesome if Bob does appear again and say something about the show that it will go on for a long time and good luck to Drew along with his book.

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2009, 06:08:49 PM »
If Bob does make an appearance, I hope it doesn't end up the way it usually does for former hosts wishing the new ones good luck.  Some examples of this include how Pat Sajak walked onto the set of Bob Goen's first day of daytime Wheel, Dick Clark making a "good luck" videotaped message for John Davidson on his first day of The $100,000 Pyramid, and Monty Hall completely blowing Billy Bush away on the 2003 version of Let's Make a Deal.  If this is the case, then people will probably be reminded of how different Drew is from Bob and that won't be good for the ratings.
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Re: Barker to promote book on TPIR?
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2009, 06:12:45 PM »
It ought to be interesting to read Bob Barker's view of his Price Is Right career. Regardless of what he says, however, I think his credibility will be suspect.

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2009, 08:02:04 PM »
This is definitely something I want to see when it happens.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2009, 08:02:47 PM »
I wonder if this would happen during a SC.
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2009, 08:05:07 PM »
It'll be nice to see Bob back, even just for a guest appearance.
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Re: Barker to promote book on TPIR?
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2009, 08:29:23 PM »
I, for one, wish to see how Bob handles his cameo - especially if it's a walk-on. Just so long as he doesn't try to snatch the microphone from Drew like Syd tried on Bob, we'll be good.

I hope it doesn't end up the way it usually does for former hosts wishing the new ones good luck - some examples of this include how Pat Sajak walked onto the set of Bob Goen's first day of daytime Wheel, Dick Clark making a "good luck" videotaped message for John Davidson on his first day of The $100,000 Pyramid, and Monty Hall completely blowing Billy Bush away on the 2003 version of Let's Make A Deal.

If this is the case, then people will probably be reminded of how different Drew is from Bob and that won't be good for the ratings.

Goen's Wheel Of Fortune lasted two years despite Sajak's welcome because it was a solid and proven format despite the cheapness, sir, so your theory is kind of shot.

As for Pyramid '91, I believe that was partly a victim of bad timing, although "Double Trouble" and "Gamble For A Grand" - not to mention those ugly-looking monitors for Season Two's main game - tried to improve a format that didn't need such a thing.

Let's Make A Deal '03...well, that was going to suck anyway after the first episode aired - the first deal involved three men in skirts, not to mention the utterly-tasteless "Zonks" that had wrecking balls dropped onto beautiful cars!

And Monty? Well, Monty Hall blew Billy Bush away just by entering the room. Too bad that woman lost out again...
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Re: Barker to promote book on TPIR?
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2009, 08:34:46 PM »
Goen's Wheel Of Fortune lasted two years despite Sajak's welcome because it was a solid and proven format despite the cheapness, sir, so your theory is kind of shot.

As for Pyramid '91, I believe that was partly a victim of bad timing, although "Double Trouble" and "Gamble For A Grand" - not to mention those ugly-looking monitors for Season Two's main game - tried to improve a format that didn't need such a thing.

Wouldn't the host also be a deciding factor in one watching the show or not?  I personally thought Goen did a good job, but maybe the viewers of the show back then thought he didn't or would never hold a candle to Sajak and didn't watch.  Not to mention that Goen didn't have much of a track record at the time (Perfect Match, The Home Shopping Game, and Blackout). 

John Davidson didn't seem to grasp the game as well as Dick Clark did on Pyramid, and maybe that soured viewers who enjoyed the show with Clark at the helm.

About TNPIR '94, maybe there were people who were not soured by the dramatic changes from the daytime show, but because Doug was bad in their eyes, compared to Bob?
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2009, 09:18:03 PM »
I can put up more quickie games to see this.   I think it would be great.
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2009, 10:07:26 PM »
We're wishing Bob was back more and more everyday.  The last thing I want to see is Bob actually on the show for a few seconds only to be gone again with none of his brilliant hosting surrounding.  I can't see a whole lot of good being produced if Bob made any sort of appearance on the show now, especially with Roger being gone.
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Re: Barker to promote book on TPIR?
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2009, 10:31:54 PM »
We're wishing Bob was back more and more everyday.  The last thing I want to see is Bob actually on the show for a few seconds only to be gone again with none of his brilliant hosting surrounding.  I can't see a whole lot of good being produced if Bob made any sort of appearance on the show now, especially with Roger being gone.



Yeah, it would be like a big, giant tease, and with the way the whole situation with Roger went down, would Bob even WANT to?