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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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31.

Lori    

Those contestants they were saluting came on the show when Bob Barker was host. If it's true that "it didn't occur to anybody to invite him," then the people who run this show aren't too bright.

685 days ago
32.

Missy    

God bless Barker and his dedication to animals and shame on them that he is synonymous with the show and no one thought to invite him? It's a slap in the face

685 days ago
33.

ColoradoRob    

Bob is just getting old and thinks the Price is Right still revolves around him. Get over yourself Bob and go away!

685 days ago
34.

dimes    

Not to mention the fact that the show is taped in the Bob Barker Studio at CBS.

685 days ago
35.

smorbie    

I think you all are missing the point. Drew Carey took responsibility for this. He didn't say it was and executive decision or that he didn't know anything about it. The fact that he admitted it was he who didn't think of inviting Barker makes me think he's telling the truth.

Carey has a reputation for being the kindest and most down-to-earth celebrity out there. I don't think he would do something mean on purpose.

685 days ago
36.

YouDontSay    

Not everyone likes Bob.

685 days ago
37.

really! really?    

Let's have a Whose Line Is It Anyway anniversary special and not invite Drew Carey... oh wait. The show was CANCELLED in 2003.

685 days ago
38.

Nvts    

Barker is just a bitter, mean, angry old man. Let it be...go save a duck.

685 days ago
39.

Scooby-Doo    

That is such b.s. "a salute to the contestants"? For our 40th anniversary of the show, we'll do a salute to the contestants. But whatever I don't watch that show anymore.

685 days ago
40.

deleta    

I can smell the BS all the way over here. And I see that Drew loves him some Swingers. lol

685 days ago
41.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

It was probably because they couldn't find anyone to animate him for that length of time. We're talking Weekend at Bernie's here.

685 days ago
42.

Jdubb    

The man made the show what it is with his involvement with the contestants. Absolutely ludicrous they would not invite him.

685 days ago
43.

maria    

Drew, you should have just kept you mouth shut, because now we know for sure he was left out on purpose. That was a load of crap! Anyone who stands up against Animal Abuse is always #1 in my corner!

685 days ago
44.

erica    

BS. Bob Barker IS the Price is Right. How on earth can you say you FORGOT to invite him when he spent 35 years hosting the show. Screw you Drew Carey.. And STOP lying.

685 days ago
45.

Blue    

And who gave those 40 contestents their prizes? Bob Barker of course. You cannot just "forget" to invite him this was an intentional snub, he should be mad.

685 days ago
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