TV - Movies
What Bob Barker
Loved Most About
His Time On The
Price Is Right
By HEATHER E. SCHWARTZ
On the surface, Bob Barker landed a job that sounds so amazing it hardly counts as work at all — greeting guests and explaining games on "The Price is Right" wasn’t exactly labor intensive. Even with all the perks he enjoyed, there was one particular aspect he loved most about hosting the show.
Barker had a soft spot for animals, and as the show grew more popular, he put his platform to good use. In 1979, he started ending the show with a personal message to viewers, asking them to "help control the pet population." Barker told People magazine spreading that message was what he loved most about his time on the show.
When Drew Carey took over hosting duties on "The Price is Right" in 2007, he wasn't about to let go of Barker’s message. He helps preserve Barker's legacy by continuing the practice of signing off each episode with a reminder to spay and neuter pets.