Some of my earliest memories involve watching Bob Barker on "The Price is Right" in my grandma's living room, so I'm glad to see that CBS is sending the 83-year-old host off in style before his retirement this year. First, he'll be hosting a special primetime episode of the show, "The Price is Right Million Dollar Spectacular," on May 16. Then, the next night, the network will air a special tribute to Barker's 50 years in show business, including Barker's reminiscences and clips from classic "The Price is Right" games. I'm hoping for lots of Plinko.
CBS is also starting up a new edition of its "15 Seconds" YouTube video series all about Barker. They're hoping to collect a batch of 15-second tributes to Barker, some of which will be broadcast during the primetime specials or during a daytime episode of "The Price is Right." I can't wait to see what people come up with — and besides, isn't it time you taught your grandma how to make a YouTube video anyway?
CBS still hasn't named a replacement host, though George Hamilton is the latest name floating around. The network also hasn't said when Barker will tape his last show, so there's still time to get to LA and have Bob tell you to spay and neuter your pets in person.
To watch Neil Patrick Harris explain the "15 Seconds" tribute, read more