You’re the Next Contestant on The Name is Right. This month’s contribution to the Blog of Funny Names.
Before Drew Carey, before Wayne Brady, before Pat Sajak, even before Alex Trebek, there was a game show host who towered above them all—Bob Barker—and not just because he stands over six feet tall. . .but that probably helps in a crowded room.
Barker, born in Darrington, Washington, (right next door to Oso, Washington, and the mud slide) on December 13, 1923. He graduated from Drury College (now Drury University) summa cum laude, with a degree in economics.
But before you say “Fannie, Bob Barker does not qualify as a funny name,” let’s play a little Truth or Consequences.
The truth, according to Dictionary.com, “barker: a person who stands before a theater, carnival sideshow, or the like, calling out its attractions to passers-by.” The consequence, a man who ruled the daytime television airwaves as a game…
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