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Old 09-27-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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Question When Bob Barker hosted "The Price is Right"-

Which version of him did you like-And by versions,I mean A)The way he was at the beginning of the show-bright,cheery B)When he changed his hair from brown to gray-white -he was still bright and cheery or C)In the final years of hosting the show,he was still bright,cheery,but somewhat impatient.My choices(and this is just my opinion)are A and B.What are your choices?Feel free to post.
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A and (for the most part B). Actually, I think this is a better way to sum up the entire Barker era:

Golden Age: 1972-1986 (Before Barker became executive producer. It wasn't until 1988 that he started being credited as such, but it was really 1986 that he first took up such position).

Silver Age: 1986-1995 (Holly gets fired by Barker in 1995)

Bronze Age: 1995-2003 (Janice and Kathleen get fired by Barker in 2000 and Rod Roddy passes away in 2003)

Iron Age: 2004-2007

And in case no one got the reference, the four different ages were meant to represent the Roman poet Ovid's four ages of man.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:43 PM   #3
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Definitely the 1972-pre-late '80s/early '90s Barker.

THAT right there was the great Bob Barker who was really genuinely nicer to everyone, not just to the contestants but to the staff.

Late '80s/early-mid '90s Barker, while he was still decent and nicer to the contestants on camera, off-camera this was the beginning of the a-hole Barker who gotten people fired and costed people jobs left and right, not to mention that this the start of the many legal dramas to face ol' Barker (especially w/ Holly).

Mid '90s-early-mid 2000s Barker, even more lawsuits slapped him, more staff gotten terminated (particularly Kathleen and especially Janice) and even more backstage controversies, including the way Barker handled Rod's camera time shortly before his death and no more permanent models until Drew Carey hosted. Barker was still good on camera but this was the beginning of his patience w/ contestant dwindling.

Mid 2000s-2007 Barker was bad. His level of patience w/ the contestants declined a bit more than before and more lawsuits yet again aimed at him.

So the 1972-late '80s Barker was really great!
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:07 AM   #4
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He was usually bright and cheerful during every show I've seen for as long as I can remember watching his version of "The Price is Right" (since 1992). His moments of impatience around contestants proved he was not perfect like other human beings. All he could do was his best like all the rest.

I don't like reading and hearing the negative reports involving Bob Barker and his fellow employees of "The Price is Right". I have never seen proof that he fired fellow employees out of malice. I always believed the owners of the show had more power over employees. You cannot believe everything negative you read about Bob Barker.

After he retired, more employees were fired and lawsuits involving the show were still being filed. This proves who had more power over the show before and after Bob Barker left.
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My favorite era is the "Silver Age" (1986-95). Not only was it the era I grew up with, but it had my favorite model, who was (and will always be) Holly Hallstrom, who got undeservedly fired by Barker in 1995. She'll always be remembered by me, though.
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I liked Bob Barker during his prime years as host of The Price is Right. Before 1988, he was more respectful towards everyone.
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He was usually bright and cheerful during every show I've seen for as long as I can remember watching his version of "The Price is Right" (since 1992). His moments of impatience around contestants proved he was not perfect like other human beings. All he could do was his best like all the rest.

I don't like reading and hearing the negative reports involving Bob Barker and his fellow employees of "The Price is Right". I have never seen proof that he fired fellow employees out of malice. I always believed the owners of the show had more power over employees. You cannot believe everything negative you read about Bob Barker.

After he retired, more employees were fired and lawsuits involving the show were still being filed. This proves who had more power over the show before and after Bob Barker left.
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Which version of him did you like-And by versions,I mean A)The way he was at the beginning of the show-bright,cheery B)When he changed his hair from brown to gray-white -he was still bright and cheery or C)In the final years of hosting the show,he was still bright,cheery,but somewhat impatient.My choices(and this is just my opinion)are A and B.What are your choices?Feel free to post.
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The episode with that corball giant spider definitely felt like a bad horror movie.
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