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chargeradiocom

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Rumor: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV?
« on: July 03, 2020, 02:03:27 PM »
According to a recent Facebook post from an apparent high-ranking official at Pluto TV, it looks like a collab between CBSViacom and Fremantle may be in the works to finally bring Barker-era The Price is Right back to TV.

There was a recent post on the Pluto TV Viewers and Fans Facebook group, asking if BUZZR could air Barker TPIR and Wheel of Fortune.

After the obligatory explanation of why that’s not happening at the moment, and some other comments requesting shows that probably aren’t realistic ATM, a poster named Amy Beth Kuessner commented that Pluto will soon be adding a 24/7 Bob Barker channel. Amy is Pluto’s Senior VP of Content Strategy & Global Partnerships according to her LinkedIn, and she has leaked info in the past to the group about forthcoming content on Pluto that proved to be accurate.

tpirfan28

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Re: Rumor: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2020, 02:16:51 PM »
that Pluto will soon be adding a 24/7 Bob Barker channel.
...only airing Truth or Consequences.
When you're at the grocery game and you hear the beep, think of all the fun you could have at "Crazy Rachel's Checkout Counter!"

aaron sica

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Re: Rumor: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2020, 03:33:18 PM »
that Pluto will soon be adding a 24/7 Bob Barker channel.
...only airing Truth or Consequences.

Or his appearances on Feud, Tattletales and Match Game.  24/7 ad nauseum.

MSTieScott

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Re: Rumor: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2020, 03:38:18 PM »
I for one am looking forward to around-the-clock content recently created by the 96-year-old Barker.

chargeradiocom

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Re: Rumor: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2020, 04:44:42 PM »
...only airing Truth or Consequences.

Or his appearances on Feud, Tattletales and Match Game.  24/7 ad nauseum.
I did think of a bait-&-switch where it’s 24/7 TorC, his other G-T appearances, & the occasional airing of Happy Gilmore.

mmb5

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Re: Rumor: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2020, 06:05:52 PM »
that Pluto will soon be adding a 24/7 Bob Barker channel.
...only airing Truth or Consequences.

Worse...just airing The Family Game.
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NicholasM79

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Re: Rumor: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2020, 06:07:02 PM »
that Pluto will soon be adding a 24/7 Bob Barker channel.
...only airing Truth or Consequences.

Worse...just airing The Family Game.

Or That's My Line

Eep.

Mr. Matté

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Re: Rumor: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV?
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2020, 07:31:11 PM »
that Pluto will soon be adding a 24/7 Bob Barker channel.
...only airing Truth or Consequences.

Worse...just airing The Family Game.

Or That's My Line

Eep.

Though it would be great to continually air this clip from that show:
https://youtu.be/Z6mnq8XT5dc?t=443

trainman

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Re: Rumor: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV?
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2020, 11:31:10 PM »
Are we sure it's a Bob Barker channel and not just a barker channel?
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jage

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Re: Rumor: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV?
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2020, 04:00:31 AM »
I remember our single pay-per-view channel having something on around 6 in the morning called Barker Previews and I convinced my parents to tape it one day thinking it was something cooler than it actually was.

curtking

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Re: Rumor: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV?
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2020, 05:40:10 AM »
I for one am looking forward to around-the-clock content recently created by the 96-year-old Barker.
You win, sir.

tpirfan28

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Re: Rumor: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV?
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2020, 02:42:17 PM »
Or his appearances on Feud, Tattletales and Match Game.  24/7 ad nauseum.
Serious question: do we have any idea how much content that would be?  I would imagine only about three days' worth.
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BrandonFG

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Re: Rumor: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV?
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2020, 02:50:57 PM »
Or his appearances on Feud, Tattletales and Match Game.  24/7 ad nauseum.
Serious question: do we have any idea how much content that would be?  I would imagine only about three days' worth.
In the Plutoverse, that’s just right. A lot of their channels cycle through their content in way less time.
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TimK2003

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Re: Rumor: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV?
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2020, 02:58:28 PM »
It could always be a 24/7 infomerical shopping channel for the Bob Barker Company:

https://www.bobbarker.com/https://www.bobbarker.com/

Casey Buck

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Re: Rumor: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV?
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2020, 04:40:37 PM »
Let's say hypothetically, there was a marathon of all of Bob's daytime episodes. Let's do some math:

Judging by Steve Gavazzi's season-by-season episode count that he recently posted and his FAQ, there were 6,731 episodes in TPiR's first 35 seasons. Of those, Seasons 1-3, 8 of the first 9 weeks of Season 4, 16 episodes throughout Seasons 4-7 (for CBS Magazine), plus another 6 episodes from 1984-1994 (for the Pillsbury Bakeoff) were all half hour episodes.

There were 736 episodes in Seasons 1-3. So, 736 + 40 + 16 + 6 = 798 half-hour episodes, which leaves 5,933 hour-long episodes.

798 * 22 minutes = 17,556 minutes, 292.6 hours, or 12.19 days
5933 * 42 minutes (an average of run times from 1975-2007) = 249,186 minutes, 4,153.1 hours, or 173.05 days

This means that it would take about 185 days for every Barker episode to run back-to-back with no commercials.

Of course, there's the tiny matter of converting all those tapes, which will probably take something like 25 years, at the rate they're going with Buzzr.