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Old 05-09-2007, 06:54 PM   #5
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Default Re: A good read about Bob Barker:

Originally Posted by different107
Is he just stopping because he is getting old?

Bob is 84 years old and has been on television for 50 years. I imagine he wants to retire and enjoy his remaining years. He has earned the right to, even though it's really sad for all of us.

It's crazy........I have probably watched that show for the better part of 15-20 years. SO much has changed (obviously) in my own life between then and now. High school graduatation, college graduation, girls have come and gone, I've moved 5 times, etc. The one thing that I could count on was Bob walking through those doors every Mon-Fri at 11 a.m. When I was sick, or it was Summer break, winter break, etc, he was there. No matter what kind of mood I was in, the show got me pumped up for the day. "HERE IT COMES!!! TELEVISION'S MOST EXCITING HOUR OF FANTASTIC PRIZES!" It all takes me back to a time when life was simpler. We didn't need reality TV, or stupid ***** like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton to entertain us.

I'm living my dream on May 17th. I hope all of you guys find something in your life that's as exciting as this opportunity has made me. It's an awesome feeling.
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