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Could Rosie Replace Bob on "The Price is Right"?

Could Rosie Replace Bob on "The Price is Right"?

Fresh from his final spin of the big wheel and his 19th Daytime Emmy Award win, Bob Barker kept making headlines over the weekend by saying Rosie O'Donnell could follow him as host of "The Price is Right."

In the press room after the Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, Barker said of O'Donnell (who, by the way, actually took out a full-page ad in Variety to express interest in the job):

"She knows the show. There's no doubt in my mind she could do the show. Now, whether they want a lady host, I don't know. I've never heard that discussed. As far as I know, they've only auditioned men."

I'm not quite sure how I feel about Rosie hosting "Price" (on the one hand, she has the energy for it; on the other hand, she's pretty polarizing), but I just have to mention Barker using the words "lady host." In anyone else's mouth, that would sound a little sexist, but coming from him, it's oddly quaint and endearing. Oh, Bob. I'll miss you.

By the way, other people mentioned as possible replacement hosts have been Todd Newton of E!, Mark Steines of "Entertainment Tonight," George Hamilton, John O'Hurley, and Mario Lopez, though that last one was apparently just a rumor. So, do you think Rosie could do it?


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kh61582 kh61582 10 years
I know some people who went to a taping two years ago of Price Is Right and they said that Bob Barker was sort of a jerk but Rosie would ruin it completely. Whether Bob Barker is Santa or Satan he still made that show a nice family type classic and Rosie would make it crass and disgusting
gaby224 gaby224 10 years
if she gets the gig i swear i will NEVER watch my beloved price is right again.
alieapple alieapple 10 years
i think not.
MrsSchmitt MrsSchmitt 10 years
She's way too egocentric for the show!
lala788 lala788 10 years
no way!!!
Schaianne Schaianne 10 years
Rosie couldn't replace a pile of poop.
Hautie Hautie 10 years
Well the one thing that Rosie could bring to the game show is better sponsored prize's. Say what you will about her big mouth... she knows how to get the good stuff for free. I still tend to think she will end up with her own show again and not take on someone else's. I don't think she works well with others who she can't run... so I just don't see her taking on a show that she does not have complete control over. I also see a male being the new host of Price is Right too.
xxbrittney xxbrittney 10 years
This is such a bad idea. I don't dislike Rosie, I pretty much have a neutral opinion about her, but first off, I don't think she fits in the atmosphere of the show, second off, I agree with everybody else that there's no way she's not going to at least throw in some sort of little political or personal opinion or statement into the show and The Price Is Right is not something people watch to hear somebody talk about their opinion on the war in Iraq. Further into that point, the largest age group that watches The Price Is Right - the elderly - is not the age group that watches Rosie shows. Lastly, when it comes down to it, I don't think anybody could replace Bob Barker, The Price Is Right is what it is because of him and no host could ever live up to his precedent.
Lill-McGill Lill-McGill 10 years
Hmmmm... I dunno.... can she really replace bob and get a beautiful perma-tan?
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 10 years
nooooooooooo not rosie. love her but not for this
clepiau clepiau 10 years
I love that Bob Barker thinks the big problem with Rosie hosting is "whether they want a lady host" as opposed to "whether they want a pit bull for a host."
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Uh, no.
rainonme224 rainonme224 10 years
i really would hope she doesn't replace him.
jessica08317 jessica08317 10 years
rosie could never fill bob`s shoes.. soo why even try?
kikischnapps kikischnapps 10 years
NOO! Say it ain't so! She has such a dominating personality that she seems more like a talk show host or something, but not a game show host. Plus, I'm kinda tired of hearing Donald Trump talking about her.
jdepp_84 jdepp_84 10 years
No way!!!!!!!!
Romeo97 Romeo97 10 years
I would love to claw her. Unless she wants to feed me or scracth my ears--in which case, I will wait to claw her until she is done.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
No one can replace Bob!!!!!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Oh please, no! In the right forum, Rosie can shine, but this is definitely not the right show for her or for the viewers.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
Lets ruin a perfectly good, political free show with that cow who can't shut her mouth.
Iwannagetmarried Iwannagetmarried 10 years
There will be no more Price is Right if that happens!
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 10 years
I don't really think she'd push her issues as much on a show like the Price is Right. The View was a format specifically made for the hosts to air their opinions etc. The Price is Right is just a game show. I don't think, if she hosted, that she would get politically preachy. I'd think she knows there is a time and a place.
CatarinaBella521 CatarinaBella521 10 years
I think she would need a better platform than tis, something where her comedy can be showcased and she has more interaction with people, I don't think a game show is the right place for her unless it's like Hollywood Squares or something
Mikelle Mikelle 10 years
Sure, we could put a twist on things ... a game show hosted by the mentally insane ... bad idea very very bad
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I think it's going to be difficult for whoever takes over. I mean, Bob Barker is a fixture in television and obviously for that show. I just can't picture anyone else taking over that role!
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