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Bob Barker Bye Bye -- Buy His Microphone!

6/7/2007 1:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bob Barker set down his skinny microphone at CBS Television City for the last time yesterday, as he rode into game show history after more than thirty years of protecting himself against overly enthusiastic contestants. *le weep*
Bob Barker
Now the animal rights activist has donated one of the mics for an auction to benefit United Activists for Animal Rights ... and it can be yours on eBay! Through his rep, Bob Barker told TMZ, "As I say in my statement of authenticity, this is one of my original microphones I used on "The Price is Right," and I thought the best possible use I could make of it, now that I've retired from the show, is to donate it to United Activists for Animal Rights for sale on eBay."

Bob's final show airs on June 15. "Remember to spay or neuter your pets!"

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Ed    

This is sad Barker is leaving. he was a fixture in american TV for so many years. THere wont be too many who can replace this man with his talent and charisma.

2639 days ago
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John Denver Rules    

well said Sarah.

2639 days ago
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miss smiff    



Bob is a true class act........ he will be missed.

2639 days ago
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amanda    

Bob you will be greatly missed.....

2639 days ago
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catheadmoon    

get you're pet a lifetime membership in the united states chess federation, only one thousand dollars...

2639 days ago
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Deanna    

we'll miss you bob

2639 days ago
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West Coastian    

I wouldn't call him a class act. Did everyone forget the sexual harassment lawsuits against him? He's slime. Another classless American.

http://www.courttv.com/people/2004/0917/barker_ctv.html

2639 days ago
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Hugh Jacks    

Bob is the definition of class act . It will take the rest of the decade to get over this
turning of the page in this great country. What a great show. Nothing but grins and happiness. Even the losers had a great time..

Bob Barker , thank you so much .

2638 days ago
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vixis    

How come when I try and Goggle United Activists for Animal Rights, nothing comes up. It is sad that BB is leaving but I am sure some people are interested in donating to his cause but nothing exists. Enjoy retirement BB, you are a Diamond in the Rough.

2638 days ago
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Bob    

File this one under "Unproven Conspiracy Theories".

In a news release -- Global Warming Key Factor in Increase of Cat Population -- yesterday, Pets Across America President Kathy Warnick said global warming is thought to be a contributing factor to the dramatic increase of stray, owned and feral cats.

Pets Across America, self-described in the release as "the largest umbrella organization for animal shelters serving more than 130 million people" also stated that cats outnumber dogs by 13.5 million and that the number is growing and that animal shelters across the United States are reporting skyrocketing influxes of cats and kittens being brought into their agencies. Most importantly, however, they used their news release to tell the world that "many believe global warming is extending cat-breeding seasons and causing the cat population to swell."

I repeat their claim: "many believe global warming is...causing the cat population to swell!"

WARNING: Below is where the conspiracy-theory angle, though still very much unproven, comes into play. Proceed at your own peril.

After taking into account this earth-shattering news from Pets Across America, can you honestly believe it's a coincidence that this Kansas City, Mo.-based group chose to issue its news release only one week prior to the airing of Bob Barker's last episode of The Price is Right? No way!

I suspect that Barker, arguably the world's most-visible advocate of spaying and neutering pets, opted to retire this year only after coming under immense pressure from a below-the-radar campaign by animal shelter advocate groups like Pets Across America. Their never-made-public argument: Barker's spaying and neutering advocacy was a flop, and we should have been concentrating on stopping Global Warming.

Something to think about from Bob McCarty Writes™ at www.BobMcCarty.com.

[Editor's Note: The final episode of The Price is Right featuring Bob Barker airs on CBS June 15 at 11 a.m. Eastern.]

2638 days ago
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joe    

WAS TO DAYTIME TV AS CARSON WAS TO LATENIGHT.A TRUE ICON AND WENT OUT A WINNER

2604 days ago

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