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Bob Barker: I Get Paid Too Much to Diss 'Price'

7/28/2010 2:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Moments after Bob Barker criticized Drew Carey's performance on "Price Is Right" yesterday -- dude issued a statement saying he didn't really mean it and that he hopes Drew does well ... because he's got cash riding on the show.

Bob Barker vs Drew Carey
TMZ first posted the footage yesterday -- in which Bob told us, "[Drew] does the show differently than I did ... I try to make the show really exciting. He doesn’t do that ... he just plays the games.”

But hours later, Bob tried to explain himself to Entertainment Weekly ... saying he would not criticize Drew, CBS or the show's producers "because I have a sizable royalty that I am paid every year this show is on, and it’s going on for years."

Barker added, "I hope this show stays on for years."

As for his criticism of Drew, Barker said, "He’s been charming and complimentary, and he had me on the show to plug my book ... to think that I would say anything derogatory about him is idiocy.”

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61.

nobleday    

Hey, I know ...give it to Ryan Seacrest. Maybe he could squeeze it in between a few of his other jobs. Maybe Ryan could go for the record number of LA jobs held by just one person.

Or, how about Cat Deeley. Wouldn't it be fun to have a female host, and a bunch of good looking guys as models for a change. Maybe they could even model products and dance at the same time...that would make it even more entertaining.

How about Harvey replacing Bob/Drew? There are just so many possibilities.

1494 days ago
62.

Kate    

Bob Barker should just sit in his rocking chair, watch the show and be quiet.

1494 days ago
63.

missywissy    

I think anybody that has actually watched Price is Right when Bob Barker was hosting knows Bob said it like it is. Drew is boring. He just calls the people up to the stage, cracks a joke/or a "hey how's it going" and goes right to the game. Bob would get people so stoked they were freaking out and jumping and crying, and that kind of made the show. Team Bob.

1494 days ago
64.

DizzKid    

Bob does have a point though. Drew does suck on the Price is Right. He not as worst as Wayne Brady, but he still sucks.

1494 days ago
65.

Don    

geeeez, how old is bob barker now. he looks 100 years ++

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1494 days ago
66.

Chris    

I like Drew Carey, but as the host of TPIR, he stinks! He makes everything sooooooooooo boring.

1494 days ago
67.

Bob's Yer Uncle    

The Price Is Wrong... Bob!

Bobby hasn't been the same since he lusted after Holly.

1494 days ago
68.

jc    

Bob Barker?? That looks like C Monty Burns.

1494 days ago
69.

Team Drew    

Uh, I'll take "Backpedalling Weasels" for $200, Alex. LOL

1493 days ago
70.

Linda    

Drew has revived a sinking ship. Bob had gotten arrogant and mean, constantly abusing the contestants and the audience. Drew makes the show fun and attracts not only the codgers (us) but the teens and 20s generations. Go, Drew.

1489 days ago
71.

DAN WELK    

I HEARD BOB IS HOMOPHOBIC ALSO. WHAT KIND OF PERSON IS HE? HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED LONG AGO.

1483 days ago
72.

Happy    

The price is wrong, Bob!!

1467 days ago
73.

David M. Hugaert    

Way to go, Bob! Bob's looking good @ almost 89! It's rare we get to see Bob these days. He said what was on his mind & I appreciate him for that. Kudos to you, Mr. Barker! Best wishes!

635 days ago
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