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Bob Barker to Rosie: Replace Me!

Bob Barker to Rosie: Replace Me!

Former Price is Right host Bob Barker is backing pal Rosie O’Donnell as a possible replacement for him on The Price Is Right

“I believe they’re going to have a meeting with Rosie,” Barker told The Associated Press backstage Friday night at the Daytime Emmy Awards, where he won his 19th trophy (pictured).

“She knows the show,” he said. “There’s no doubt in my mind she could do the show. Now, whether they want a lady host, I don’t know. I’ve never heard that discussed. As far as I know, they’ve only auditioned men.”

“She told me she loved ‘The Price Is Right’ and wanted to host it one day,” Barker added,

Barker retired last week at age 83 after 35 years hosting the CBS game show and 50 years in all on television.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Rosie as the host of “The Price is Right”? Would you watch?

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  • JR

    I think that fat pig will ruin that show like she did The View. She is a gross loser who thinks her opinion matters most. Stay home and eat waffles you lard ass!

  • http://justjared.com alexandrina

    She will be great!

  • ntt

    Yes, It’s Time for a Woman on that show, in other capacities than just furniture pushers.

  • Dirty Denise

    Go for it Rosie!

  • [Famous Fug Face]

    why in the world would Rosie want that job?? Lmao

    Does anyone under 40 watch it?

  • mistletoe

    I think she would serve the public better by voicing her opinions rather than telling contestants to guess who much a stupid food product costs.

  • http://htt//justjared.com good

    Rosie will be great, but I like to see her on talk show.

  • Cheerios

    Yeah, right!! That game show is not enough for loud mouth Rosie. She needs a forum where the attention in on her and her alone. My goodness, she would go off on a contestant for guessing the wrong price and asking them about their political affiliations LOL.

    Did you see the Ellen beat the View out of an emmy? I am so happy for Ellen. I never get the chance to see her show, but congrats anyways.

  • soothsayer

    This or something similar would be a great move for her. Rosie suffers from depression and loves to help people. Giving away prizes to people and seeing how happy they are would be more fulfilling for her.

    Rosie is very opinionated, but a lot of the issues she cares about are so huge that she’s not able to conquer them and that is making her feel worse. She has an extremely giving heart. She needs to feel like she is making a difference in the lives of others. That is her true calling. A show with a happier environment would make her less tense and more joyful on a daily basis.

  • digott

    I don’t watch the show now, and having Rosie as the host won’t change my viewing habit.

  • Dean

    hell no, can’t stand her. she needs to shut her pie hole.

  • Jane Doe

    Why the hell do people keep giving this woman a job? She needs her own shit plain and simple. Can you imagine this woman replacing the seemingly warm-spirited Bob? This would have been a nice suggestion before everyone was aware of what an ass she is but now? NO! And please, let’s keep something in its original format. A woman hosting this cheesy game show is not a step for mankind it just doesn’t fit. It’s like a man replacing Oprah and still calling the show “Oprah”.

  • Diana

    She will be the wrong person for this program ..can you imagine her complaining about the prices and verbally abusing contestants …NO! They need someone with a cool character … it is a boring program anyway, couldn’t watch it when I was in the US!

  • piper, with a low

    No way!

    Even though The Price is Right is a straight-forward format, she would manage to gum it up, interjecting it with her narcissistic views of the world. Remember Tom Selleck? While appearing on a lighthearted daytime talk show, he was ambushed by Rosie. While it’s all great and good to lead off your talk show by giving away free sh*t and giving Jane Q Public her moment to shine, being respectful to everyone, including those whose philosophies differ from yours makes more of an impact, IMO. And so far, we never seen that from Rosie and it’s doubtful that we ever will.

  • girl

    god I hope not.I agree with #13 she would just be a mess!

  • a realist

    soothsayer | 06/16/2007 at 2:39 pm

    This or something similar would be a great move for her. Rosie suffers from depression and loves to help people. Giving away prizes to people and seeing how happy they are would be more fulfilling for her.

    Rosie is very opinionated, but a lot of the issues she cares about are so huge that she’s not able to conquer them and that is making her feel worse. She has an extremely giving heart. She needs to feel like she is making a difference in the lives of others. That is her true calling. A show with a happier environment would make her less tense and more joyful on a daily basis.
    ************************
    You described Rosie to a tee. She would be great for that job. Rosie has a big heart.

  • a realist

    13 Diana | 06/16/2007 at 3:44 pm

    She will be the wrong person for this program ..can you imagine her complaining about the prices and verbally abusing contestants …NO! They need someone with a cool character … it is a boring program anyway, couldn’t watch it when I was in the US!
    *********
    Don’t be ridiculous you fool. Rosie never abused anyone on her talk show when she had it, or on The View. It was ElisaB*tch would abused the guess on the View.

  • Jane Public

    Rosie would be great for the show.

    Jane Public has spoken

  • essie

    if she was offered, i highly doubt she’ll take it.. since she won’t be able to give her opinion on touchy subjects which i know she loves to do!!

  • Ali

    TPIR is too limited a format for rosie. she’ll get bored with it and certainly would not last 50 years. she needs her own talk show – would be excellent paired with Ross (the intern) Mathews from The Tonight Show. There would be more range there for Rosie and for Ross. TPIR should be retired.

  • Harrison

    I sent a question to the “Ask Ro” section of her website regarding just this topic, and she responded. I’m copying and pasting from there.

    Harrison writes:

    Ro, I think it’s stupid not to ask you on TPIR. But people keep saying since you’re a generous person, you’d feel bad and give the losers the prizes anyway. Do YOU think you would do that?

    Rosie writes:

    yes
    i would like to add a conselation prize
    for all losers

    and gift bags for the audience

  • Amy

    She’s a closed minded liberal. You heard me. She’s so open minded to new ideas but if you don’t think she’s wonderful and progressive then you’re wrong. I love how anyone who disagrees with her is closed minded.

    Maybe on that show she can’t use it as a propoganda factory. Maybe a show where she can’t talk politics will be good for her.

  • LaLa

    heck yeah i would watch rosie. She’s the one and only reason i started to watch the view again. So i’d start watching the price is right with rosie, because i lost interest after i turned 13.

  • kbcan

    I think she could do very well on this show. It is not the “view”, so those people who think she will be using this as a forum to express her own views are just blowing hot air. She is smart enough to know the format and stick to it, with adding some Rosie-isms to it, much in the manner when she had her own talk show.

    I think the biggest issue by far is will middle-America accept her as the host. I can’t see the average view of the Price is Right to be a Rosie fan, and I think viewership will plummet accordingly, which is a shame, because I think she could bring some new life to this show

  • Tricia

    Look at nicole Richies stomach, She has it showing out of her bikini, I think this is her right? shes definetaly pregnant, just put in a real cell # or a friends and hit agree then submit its on the 2nd page, shes huge (use a real cell or it doesnt show the right page)
    http://www.cpaclicks.com/contextual.asp?a=2989&b=13685&d=0&l=0&o=&p=0

  • cindi

    I wouldn’t watch that fat pig on anything!

  • shoppinggirl

    hell, yes! Rosie, c’mon down. I will watch whatever Rosie does (I’m a huge fan) but truthfully I’d rather see her do a Bill Maher type show on cable.

  • http://www.keirafans.net Joi

    I wouldn’t miss a second!

  • Greg

    The host/hostess of the Price is Right needs to be (1) someone who knows the games well enough to easily be able to officiate them, and (2) someone who can relate to the contestants, be friendly and ask questions, and ensure that they are comfortable while playing their games.

    Sorry haters, but of all the names that have been floated so far, Rosie’s the one.

  • Jill

    I think Rosie will do fine. It’s a game show and not about world events. So she has no reason to discuss politics or anything other than the game itself.

  • hell2theno

    hell no! rosie is a fat lesbo pig that more people hate than those people that actually like that mess. she will ruin bob barker’s legacy. i can assure you ratings will go down and that show will not be the same. it would be a HUGE mistake on CBS’s part. seniors do not like her lesbo butch ass or the majority of america. just take a poll to prove what i say is true. they need to find someone who appeals to everyone across the board, who is classy, witty and not full of so much hating drama. i can just see rosie implementing contestants winning a gay fucken cruise!! come on…be real. bob barker has been a success because he is likeable. i can assure you college contestants would throw eggs at her ass from the audience or something. i could just see female contestants going on stage and rosie asking them if they want to kiss her on the cheek and those women replying, “hell 2 the no!”.

  • rosalee

    Rosie would be perfect and wild and crazy. Rosie took The View to new heights. She’s the one that made the show so generous with their prizes. If someone “touched” her, she would get that person booked on the show. She does seem to care especially about the people in society who don’t get recognition they deserve. She is a champion for the underdog.

    Hey if Rosie joins the show, maybe the prizes they give away will become even more outstanding. Give her a shot.

  • versace

    I think Ellen would be better. She host games on her show and she’s great at it but she’s going to have to stop feeling sorry for the loser because she’s always gives gift’s to the loser.

  • john

    Rosie on the TPIR? Can you imagine, when she ask the contestant what their sexual preference is? She is hung up on being gay. Every chance she got on the View she had to interject something about her being gay or someone else. And if someone was to piss her off, then what, would she storm out before her contract was over? She is an infantile idiot that needs to go back into the closet and lock the freaking door! GAY GAY GAY is all she thinks about. Rosie there is more to life than your sexual preference!! I can see it now, the showcase would feature a prize on one of her gay cruises, go away Rosie .

  • blah blah

    This is whats wrong with the world. People voicing their opinions.

  • Harrison

    John (#34), are you married? Do you have a girlfriend? Do you ever talk about your wife/girlfriend? Then you are hung up on being straight. STRAIGHT STRAIGHT STRAIGHT is all you think about!
    It goes both ways, honey :)

  • Maritza

    She would be great in that show and she would make it more interesting and funny. She already had a talk show so this would be a nice change.

  • sheila

    John, she’s not hung up. She is part of a group of people who face discrimination. People like that don’t have the luxury to just “be themselves” because they are constantly facing critical remarks from people like you. Anytime you have to prove yourself because you face discrimination, you tend to do what Rosie does. It’s a small idiosyncrasy.

  • sam

    if she likes and needs to help people to feel good…maybe she should go to africa and feed the children and maybe get lost over there

  • Ksaren Adams

    Rosie is the PERFECT Replacement for BOB Barker!Everyone should give her a chance. They would soon find out what a great Game Show Host Rosie can be. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that she is the, one and only, perfect host for The Price is Right Show.

  • Suzanne

    She would be awesome!

  • Danielle

    I think Bob is just being the nice guy that he is to Rosie. What in God’s name does he see in this loud-mouth ******??? This woman does not have the patience that he had.

  • Charles

    HHHHHHHH No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am sick to death of Rosie Odonnell.

    Please for the sake of all that is decent, relegate this boorish, loud mouth, to the back pages of the tabloids which is where she belongs. I would be happy if she never is on TV again.

  • joe

    i would never!! never! !!ever!!! watch the price is right if dozie cozy posy flosy dingy wingey flip flop whale flapped up on the beach. the hot air balloon can explode and disappear in all directions. Bite my tongue if my english is a little off ,i am having a good day rosie go local posie bye

  • christian

    bob barker has manifested the liberal scum that he is suggesting that a peerverted degenerate obnoxious animal like odonnel should take over as thehost of the most beloved game show of all time. and all you red scum who think its just soooo cool need your brains washed out with soap!!!!!!

  • Josh

    No, I don’t think so. Rosie O’Donnell can not do The Price Is Right. But because if she did, then the show will be cancelled in a month because nobody wants to see her doing what she did to The View that one time.

  • Mancia

    rosie is that she is rocks go rosie

  • Mancia

    rosie is that she is rocks go rosie