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Drew Carey

I Feel 'Really Bad' About

Bob Barker Situation

9/7/2012 8:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Drew Carey says Bob Barker is DEAD WRONG to think he was intentionally excluded from a "Price Is Right" 40th Anniversary special ... telling TMZ the whole thing was just a giant misunderstanding.

Barker has been griping publicly about his beef with "Price" ... claiming he was "ignored" from the special because he criticized the show for giving away prizes to organizations which he believes are "notorious for animal abuse."

But Carey tells us Barker is simply misinformed ... saying, "It wasn't because of animosity or anything like that ... nobody has anything against him ... it just didn't occur to anybody to invite him personally to be on the show because it was a salute to contestants."

Carey adds, "Nobody has anything against Bob Barker ... everybody loves Bob Barker."

Bob Barker called in to TMZ Live this week to discuss the snub.
 
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Max    

It just didn't occur to anybody to invite him??? Oh brother. Someone there no likey Bob.

684 days ago
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Reed    

Right, Drew, you stick with that story.

684 days ago
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shane    

"Phishie from Philly", please stop putting that after every comment, it's really very annoying.

684 days ago
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Sonja    

That is such BS... how does anyone who's ever heard of the show 'not think to invite Bob Barker' to a 40th Anniversary Special? He made that show.

684 days ago
5.

Rich    

Barker maybe getting Senile and going to the DOGS. Give it up Bob.

684 days ago
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YdoIreadthisstuff    

I stopped watching the day Drew took over the show. He is so bland and unenthusiastic. Bob Barker was and still is the king of game shows!

684 days ago
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Kabala    

He looks about 100 years older without makeup.

684 days ago
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anony    

Meh. Maybe the contestants don't have the same feeling about animals that Barker has. Maybe they WANT to go to the rodeo.
Doesn't matter. The next time Barker makes the papers will be for his funeral.

684 days ago
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KWDragon    

Bob Barker IS the Price is Right. There was no way this was "just" an oversight.

684 days ago
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684 days ago
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Lovekittykattalways    

Bull****. Bob made that show. He has every right to be pissed off.

684 days ago
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Raejean    

Look, Carey and company-just how many more anniversary specials do you think Mr. Barker will be around to see? Don't you think a 40-year retrospective celebration of the CONTESTANTS deserved the participation of the man who MADE the show for them for so many years?

You may or may not appreciate his criticisms on the animal rights issues, but it's really p*ssy and petty to have excluded him DELIBERATELY.

684 days ago
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Kelli    

They should have canceled the show after Bob left. Drew is full of it, he knows he can never fill Bob's shoes and was too threatened by Bob's presence to invite him.

684 days ago
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Kelli    

They should have canceled the show after Bob left. Drew is full of it, he knows he can never fill Bob's shoes and was too threatened by Bob's presence to invite him.

684 days ago
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Sherms    

How can you simply forget to invite the man who was the host for years, and years, and years?! Giant misunderstanding?! I call BS.

684 days ago
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