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curtking

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TV Guide: Nobody asked him to "Come on down!"
« on: September 04, 2012, 01:24:25 PM »
From TV Guide:

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"But I do know I am ashamed of the show and surprised at their complete disregard for the welfare of animals. Were I still there, a prize to attend the Calgary Stampede would never have been considered. We never did anything that condoned animal cruelty. Apparently, things have changed."
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clemon79

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 01:42:53 PM »
[quote name='Teh WGMC']"Apparently, things have changed."[/quote]
I'm sure the models would agree.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 02:04:03 PM »
Thanks to Curt and Chris; I needed a laugh, and I got two of 'em.
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TV Guide: Nobody asked him to "Come on down!"
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 02:43:17 PM »
Was Barker talking to a chair when he said that?

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TV Guide: Nobody asked him to "Come on down!"
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 02:50:41 PM »
Of course Daddy wasn't asked. He might've said "yes". I sure wish Betty White had been on, though. That'd be a nice chop in his sack.
Besides, he might have found out the big event wasn't 100% about him, waited for an exit line cue and left at mid-show.

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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 04:05:39 PM »
"But it's MY SHOW, DAMMIT!!!!!"

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TV Guide: Nobody asked him to "Come on down!"
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2012, 04:20:25 PM »
That'd be a nice chop in his sack.
There's a good Chuck Norris joke somewhere in there.

There are a hundred justified reasons for not giving Barker a call about being part of the show, but considering that anniversary shows only come once every five years, I would have given him a spot to host a classic pricing game or take part in one of the showcases. He doesn't have too many more years left where he could be trotted out with some dignity (and some would contest that), but if he's looking for a spot on an anniversary show, I'd make some room for him. Couldn't hurt the ratings to promo the show as having a Bob appearance, either.

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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2012, 04:52:34 PM »
I would have given him a spot to host a classic pricing game or take part in one of the showcases.
When he's publicly bagging on the show, why should they extend that courtesy?

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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2012, 04:54:09 PM »
When he's publicly bagging on the show, why should they extend that courtesy?
This. Don't shiat where you ate.
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2012, 09:06:50 PM »
I would have told George Gray not to refer to the Bob Barker Studio; just call it Television City.
-- Ted Schuerzinger, now blogging at http://justacineast.blogspot.com/

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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2012, 09:20:56 PM »
When he's publicly bagging on the show, why should they extend that courtesy?
This. Don't shiat where you ate.
Ate? He still gets residuals from the show as long as he doesn't talk crap about it. I bet the resulting backpedalling is a result of the money no longer making it to Casa De WGMC.
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2012, 09:32:05 PM »
He still gets residuals from the show as long as he doesn't talk crap about it.
Well, since it's contractual, I'm guessing he gets them even if he does talk crap about it.
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2012, 10:05:19 PM »
Imo, a slap in Bob's face is when furs get to be prizes again. Until then, I'll just have a a hot dog, with all the fixins looking over the Marineland pool in my amazing crocodile shoes :) Sure hot dogs don't come from animals, right? ;) Go Willy go!
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 10:08:17 PM »
Maybe it's just me, but the phrase "Karma's a Bitch" is coming to mind.
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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2012, 10:11:28 PM »
Imo, a slap in Bob's face is when furs get to be prizes again. Until then, I'll just have a a hot dog, with all the fixins looking over the Marineland pool in my amazing crocodile shoes :) Sure hot dogs don't come from animals, right? ;) Go Willy go!

I don't see that happening anytime soon (the fur coats). Not so much to do with Barker (or maybe so), but they have become taboo over the years...