Bob Barker, You’re the Next Contestant on the Name is Right . . .

You’re the Next Contestant on The Name is Right. This month’s contribution to the Blog of Funny Names.

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.

Bob Barker, special guest host, at WWE Raw. (Dave this one's for you.) Bob Barker, special guest host, at WWE Raw. (Dave this one’s for you.)

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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About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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2 Responses to Bob Barker, You’re the Next Contestant on the Name is Right . . .

  1. aplscruf says:

    I’d forgotten that Bob was born here in Washington, let alone Darrington! Love that scene in Happy Gilmore. He should have turned around and said, “…and don’t forget to spay and neuter your pets, b*$ch!

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