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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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76.

dropped    

the show has moved on. why cant everyone else?

778 days ago
77.

Herman Kalfen    

A Salute to Bob Barker: - Bob Barker was excluded from the Price is Right Anniversary Show because he stood up to the powers that be. He was "ashamed" that the show gave away prizes (especially during the Drew Carey reign) that promoted animal cruelty. I love Bob Barker for so many reasons, including his support for Admiral Watson / Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (please see Whale Wars on Animal Planet where they named a vessel the "Bob Barker"). Yea for Bob Barker Boo on you Drew, (so come on down Drew, the Price is Right to do the right thing. maybe donate your royalties from the Anniversary show to spay or neuter your PR people?). Just a suggestion.

778 days ago
78.

Spencer B in MD    

"Just a misunderstanding"? That is such BS. I have lost respect for Drew Carey for trying to even suggest this as an excuse! Drew Carey would have more credibility if he had just blamed it on George Bush!
Boo Drew Carey!

777 days ago
79.

stilavictor    

Since he left the show Bob Barker has gone to the media and criticized the show, and has publicly dissed Drew Carey. He's been sued by 8 female employees, brought scandals to a family show, and cost producers millions in paying out lawsuit settlements to women.
Maybe the producers have had enough of Bob Barker, and its true that it would not occur to them to invite him.

777 days ago
80.

Bob    

Drew might really feel bad, but he cares more about getting his paycheck. He has enough money already that he could stand up to injustice if he really wanted to, but he is demonstrating that money is more important to him than anything else. (this is just my opinion, although I believe it is true and has been demonstrated)

776 days ago
81.

Cassie_C    

Bob Barker hosted that show for what, 35 of its 40 years? Of course he should have been included. He made the Price is Right.

767 days ago
82.

MasterTech    

Drew Carey is a looser who knew he had nothing but "once got lucky when he got the Drew Carey show" he cashed out to take Bob Barker's job when Bob was ready to step down...Looser Drew had to exert himself and just had to immediately Fire the Announcer that Bob Barker hired to replace Rod Roddy after Rod died...This was the 1st. & immediate dissing Drew committed it is absolutely not an oversight it is a slighting of and towards Bob Barker who had the two most loved American Game Shows Truth or Consequences and of Course The Price Is Right as acknowledged as recently as People Mag. in March 2004 after which I quit even carring about who rates what because of the general ignorance of the American Public who can't even properly guess prices of common use items!

759 days ago
83.

MasterTech    

The stink of this is that honestly, Drew had to have put his foot down in order to have prevented Bob's loyal Co-workers from making the arrangements for Bob to be there....Or has Drew swept all of them out of their jobs or did Freemantle do that? I say no it was Drew his coy cow pie face and body response speaks volumes ie body language

759 days ago
84.

Barry Fleckmann    

They (the producers) didn't think to invite Bob Barker? I really have trouble believing THAT.
I think it WAS a deliberate snub.

758 days ago
85.

Parker    

BoB Barker..the old azzole aint dead yet.......neuter him and then bury the old phk!

753 days ago
86.

Connecticut Sam    

Drew is a liar, he does not like Bob. Shame on him.

753 days ago
87.

Zaidi    

Not inviting Bob Barker to "The Price is Right" is like not inviting the birthday boy to his own birthday party!

752 days ago
88.

Michael    

Drew looks horrible off Price Is Right camera.

750 days ago
89.

illinoisfred    

Yeah, the guy built the show into what it is today and they don't invite him to a big anniversary show? Plus, gay Drew is now going to have a male model on the show.

750 days ago
90.

Dan    

OK. SO are they going to invite him now? To say it was just overlooked and we made a mistake and than not to correct that mistake by now inviting him since he obviously isn't happy about it is terrible and CBS should be looked down on if they don't invite him.

750 days ago
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