Considering the wider scope of American popular culture and entertainment, television game shows – along with their close siblings daytime talk shows and soap operas – represent the lowest common denominator.
Nevertheless, there is a lot more to the former host of one of America’s longest running game shows, The Price is Right, than initially meets the eye.
Who is Bob Barker, and how is it he remained – for so long – America’s favorite and most beloved, if not premiere, game show host?
While possessing a smooth baritone resembling a trumpet muffled in silk accompanied by a gleaming smile and gregarious manner, Barker was, for decades, the gold standard against which all competitors in the business of game show hosts were measured.
Would you, therefore, become shocked to discover “Bob Barker” was yet another fabricated television character who was about as real as Mister T., the Six Million Dollar Man and Columbo (an installment on that television character is coming next – and is not to be missed!)? Continue reading “Was The Price Worth It, Bob?”