Bob Barker takes bids for last time

One of the most revered game show hosts of all time is making his last appearance today, as Bob Barker taped his final episode as host of The Price is Right in Los Angeles.

His retirement from show business has attracted several die-hard fans, reports the Associated Press. Dozens of people have been camped out in front of the studio where the show is filmed in hopes of being witness to the legend's final appearance.

"I'd rather win a couch from Bob Barker than a million dollars from Howie Mandel (host of Deal or No Deal," one fan told the AP. "[Barker is] part of American culture."

The 83-year-old began hosting The Price is Right in 1972 and has done so ever since, making the show the longest-running game show in daytime history. Barker first appeared on television as host of Truth or Consequences in 1956 and made cameo appearances in several television shows and movies, such as the Adam Sandler comedy Happy Gilmore in 1996.

The octogenarian announced his retirement from the show last October. The final episode of Bob-Barker-era The Price is Right, which Barker believes will be "a sentimental hour," is scheduled to air on June 15.

No successor to Barker's role as host has been named yet, but actor George Hamilton, Entertainment Tonight cohost Mark Steines, and Las Vegas The Price is Right stage show host Todd Newton have been rumored to be front-runners for the job.

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i watched this show every morning, since i was little! i watched the bob barker finale twice, and it just will not be the same without him. he made the show what it is!
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It won't be the same morning television without him.
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When i was younger and was sick I would watch this show. This show is very fun and addictive for all ages. Bob will be missed and no one can EVER replace him
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Bob, You been apart of my Life & my Family's Life. I know its very hard for you to leave all your fan's. God~Bless You, "Bob" !!! You Will Be Missed !!! Mc... (c:p0
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I will miss bob on the show and it won't be the same without him but it was great while it lasted.
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The Price is right is a show that can't be forgoten peace bob we'll miss you
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I will truly miss him. The Price is Right will never be the same. :(
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You will live on in our hearts & minds forever Bob :( You retiring is like having a member of my family die :(
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I just watched the final episode.

It was so great.

Bob, you will live forever.
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We will miss you Bob
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There's no point of watching the Price is Right without Bob Barker :(



-Lickpoop
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We've got the tv on here in the office. No way would I miss Bob's last day! I think this show taught me how to shop - to this day I can look at my cart full of groceries and guess the total amount within a few dollars. ;)
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bob no i loved that show gosh that is the worlds best game show ever but bob i love you but yet im so not happy i wanted to be on your show
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good luck bob
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enjoy bob but i wont watch the show with out you
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It's so sad because everyone has memories of staying home and watching The Price Is Right. In tribute to him they should at least end the show instead of getting a new guy you know can't take his place!

- Gonna Miss You Bob!
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enjoy your retirement Bob
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I understand it's bob barker and all but come on, how many of you ACTUALLY watch this show on a daily basis?

...Yeah, that's what I thought. Nothing's gonna happen except maybe a bit of ratings droppage.
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Bob will be missed. A true TV legend.
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The show will survive without him, however the raitings will take a nosedive, at leaste for a while.
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I DON'T KNOW HOW THE PIR WILL GO ON WITHOUT BOB!! HE IS A LEGEND!!! I THINK THEY SHOW SHOULD TAKE A BREAK FOR A LITTLE WHILE IN RESPECT OF BOB!!!!! ALSO THEY NEED SOMEONE WHO HAS PERSONALITY, (NOT GEORGE HAMILTON) WHO WOULD KILL THE SHOW... THEY NEED SOMEONE WHO WOULD LOVE THE PEOPLE LIKE BOB DOES...NOT SOMEONE WITH A FAKE TAN AND INTO HIMSELF, (THATS JUST ME), PERSONALLY I WOULD LOVE THE JOB MYSELF, BUT THATS A DREAM!!!! GOOD BYE BOB WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!
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I wished I could have gone to the show when he was still there. No matter who gets picked to host, it will never be the same.
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No Bob Barker means no TPIR! The show needs to retire along with him.
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End of an Era!
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They should end The Price Is Right with Bob's retirement, out of respect for him. The show will NEVER be the same...actually, it probably will get cancelled...People love Bob.
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On of the greatest game shows in history. Bob Barker is one living legendary game show host and he will be greatly missed.
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Bob is a legend, and TPiR will not be the same without him at the helm.
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