I’m sure you remember a childhood spent watching game shows and soap operas when you were sick at school.
I think we all have this shared memory of watching the price is fair while puffing on 7-Up and eating saltines on the couch with the flu.
You might not realize that one of your favorite game show hosts is from Washington.
Drew Carey is the current host of Price Is Right, having started hosting the popular game show in 2007. Drew Carey is famous as a comedian and is the star of the sitcom The Drew Carey Show which ran from 1995 to 2004.
Which game show host was born in Washington?
I’m sure you’ve already figured out that Drew is from Cleveland because if you know anything about this show the theme song is about Cleveland, so you know the host we’re going to talk about can’t be Carey.
Of course, the host of the game show we’re going to talk about is Bob Barker.
For a whole generation, Bob Barker is their ultimate game show host and he has roots in Washington state.
Bob Barker hosted Price Is Right from 1972-2007. Almost all of us grew up with Bob in a 35-year tenure hosting one of television’s oldest game shows.
Bob retired in 2007, but has made occasional appearances on the show since and appeared on the show once in 2015 during an April Fool’s Day episode.
Bob Barker’s roots in Washington go back to humble beginnings. Barker was born in Darrington, Washington in 1923 and just celebrated his 98th birthday.
Bob is known to be a great advocate for animals and get your pets spayed and ended each of his shows with the slogan “This is Bob Barker Reminding You to Help Control the Pet Population – Get Spayed or neuter your pets. “
You may remember one of his most famous scenes from the movie Happy Gilmore. Bob is an avid golfer, so seeing him frustrated with the character of Adam Sandler is a movie classic.
Bob has had an illustrious career in show business and is now enjoying his well-deserved retirement, but he made his humble beginnings here in Washington State.
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