Today kicked off the special Pet Adoption Week on the popular game show The Price is Right. In celebration of Bob Barker’s 90th birthday, each episode airing this week will be paying tribute to Barker’s birthday by doing pet adoptions leading up to the birthday celebration on December 12.
Barker has always been known for his love of animals and always signed off the show saying: “Bob Barker reminding you: Help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered.” “Monday through Friday we’re going to be doing pet adoptions, which is something Bob did on the show for years,” said the executive producer, Mike Richards. “Barker has always had a love for animals and closed the show each day saying: ‘Bob Barker reminding you: Help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered.'”
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It was announced in October that the game show icon would be making his appearance on the show that he hosted for 35 years. In 2007, Barker stepped down as the host and gave the title to comedian, Drew Carrey. “We’ve had Bob on just one other time since Drew Carey took over the show,” said Richards. “It was when Bob’s book, Priceless Memories, came out and it was a priceless moment for fans. I was looking for the perfect reason to bring Bob back again and this TV legend turning 90 is the perfect reason.”
If you want to be a part of Barker’s celebration, tune into The Price is Right weekdays at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time.
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