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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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46.

Jay W.     

Giant misunderstanding Drew? Yeah... ok.

719 days ago
47.

DaveT    

The Price is Right is responsible for more bouncy boobs than any other game show ever
One of the awesome things about women is the way they jump and down and scream when they win

719 days ago
48.

Jay Singer    

Drew. No one will ever buy this story. HAVE ANOTHER PARTY AND PAY TRIBUTE TO THE GUY! Were it not for him -- you'd be back on the road doing stand-up. Or getting roasted.

719 days ago
49.

Jay Singer    

Drew, Drew, Drew. No one's going to buy that lame excuse. If it weren't for Bob, there would be no you. HAVE ANOTHER PARTY. A SPECIAL TRIBUTE. Or go back to stand-up if you're going to tell jokes.

719 days ago
50.

ShrinkWrap    

That is a bunch of crap. How could the Price is Right not invite the man who made the show? It was no misunderstanding, it was intentional. Drew, you are a lying a-hole.

719 days ago
51.

ShrinkWrap    

Drew was only funny when he was fat. Once he lost the weight, it was apparent that he was never funny, just funny looking.

719 days ago
52.

Valerie    

Oh grow up Bob, you don't work there anymore. Geez, it's not like the company Christmas party where they invite retirees. Get over yourself

719 days ago
53.

Valerie    

Hey guss what Bob, you don't work there anymore. Who cares?

719 days ago
54.

Josh    

They DIDN'T invite Bob Barker??? You have GOT to be kidding me!!! Bob Barker IS and always WILL BE the face of Price is Right. Drew is just a lowly newcomer trying to follow in Bob's shoes. I enjoyed decades of T.P.I.R. watching Bob, have only seen Drew a couple times. How dare them. I will NEVER watch that show again!!!

719 days ago
55.

Josh    

I now officially hate Drew CarEy. Seriously, what a COMPLETE AHOLE!

719 days ago
56.

Josh    

bOB built THIS SHOW AND THESE LITTLE PUNKS WHO WERE NOT EVEN IN THEIR UNDERWEAR YET HAVE THE gall TO DISRESPECT HIM LIKE THIS? tHERE SHOULD BE A MAJOR CONSEQUENCE THAT THAT TYPE OF BETRAYEL.

(sorry for accidental caps lock but don't want to rewrite)

I have no special love for Bob, he was just a fixture in my childhood, but this is just plain W R O N G.

719 days ago
57.

Beeps    

How in the hell do you not think to invite the one person that made that show a hit. This is some bull you know what. They must think were are stupid and he is stupid to even say anything like that.

719 days ago
58.

greenprarie    

agreed - no way the forgot about Bob. Not trying to be mean, but why do both of them look like they're been attacked by a fat-sucking monster?

719 days ago
59.

John    

Barker is a bitter old man... he can't force women to have sex with him anymore...

Bob go retire and take your pos bob barker boat and sail away.. maybe we will be lucky and you both sink and make a new reef for fish..

719 days ago
60.

Carriann    

I was invited to the taping of the 40th anniversary special because I was a former contestant. We were all told it was going to be a very special episode and had to confirm several times that we were coming to the taping. Everyone in the audience was expecting Bob, magnificent prizes, etc. It is disrespectful to have not invited Bob.
It was a bad experience all around and a complete waste of 8 hours =(

719 days ago
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