Bob Barker was as indispensable to The Price Is Right as the big wheel. His 35 years as host of the daytime pricing game show made him the longest serving game show host in television history. He was so engrained in the identity of the program that the models who presented merchandise were known as “Barker’s Beauties,” and three games were introduced that used his name: Barker’s Bargain Bar, Barker’s Markers and Trader Bob. When Barker announced his retirement in 2006, it was impossible to imagine how the show would go on without its star host, but comedian Drew Carey was tapped to be his replacement the following year. In deference to his predecessor, Carey ends the show with the public service message Barker used for more than two decades: “Help control the pet population—have your pets spayed or neutered.”
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