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And Bob Barker's replacement will be...

Posted Monday, July 23, 2007, at 7:13 PM

Drew Carey.

In a decision that's been both anticipated and feared for quite some time, the official announcement was made late this afternoon.

After some 35 years on the show, the white-headed host has hung up his mic with no clear replacement in place.

Names were floated around, including Barker's own endorsement of television's own resident moron Rosie O'Donnell.

While I must admit, Carey would not have been my first choice, he is indeed WAY farther up the food chain than big-mouth Rosie.

Thank God good judgment prevailed.

In all honesty, I'm not a big follower of the show, but if I just happened to be home on a workday for some reason and nothing else is on I might watch it. I do love Plinko.

It's kind of funny though that for the last decade all I can think of when I see Bob Barker is the line he spews at Adam Sandler after their fight in Happy Gilmore.

Good times!

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Mimi...yeah, thanks Lufer. Loved her. Good match for Carey.

Loved Whoopie in "Ghost," except for that weird scene.

-- Posted by goat lady on Sun, Aug 5, 2007, at 10:20 PM

You know, I can't remember what show I was watching this week, Soup, Best Week Ever.. anyways, they referred to Whoopie as a "Black Rosie". Doesn't she, or hasn't she in the past shared the same opinions as Rosie? I think she'll be just as bad as Rosie, although maybe, just maybe, she'll be more classy. But I can't stand the show so I won't hear much about it unless it continues to make the news.

-- Posted by vambfly on Sun, Aug 5, 2007, at 11:42 AM
Corey Noles' response:
Yeah, Whoopie is just as radical as Rosie. She is typically a little more reserved, but I'm betting that won't be the case if she's going to be on the View. Calm and sensible is not what they're looking for.

Just another actor that I have not one ounce of care about what she might have to say on anything of real importance.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Fri, Aug 3, 2007, at 7:27 PM

Mimi was the name of the girl on Drew Carey.....also what do y'll think of the new moderator of the view....Woopie Goldberg she will be one of the best ones on there if she can get a word in edgewise.....a 1000% improvement over what's her name........oh ya Rosie O

-- Posted by LUFER on Fri, Aug 3, 2007, at 12:52 AM

I liked "Carrey Cuties"

-- Posted by aztecmomma on Sun, Jul 29, 2007, at 9:52 PM

I actually liked his sitcom. Who was the gal with the blue eyeshadow?

However, my favorite part was the beginning when they did that song and dance number. My favorite episode was also a musical number...where Drew and his buddies had gone to see the Rocky Horror Show at the movies, dressed in costume, and they ran into a group dressed as ....(Was it Grease or West Side Story??)... They had a dance-off in front of the theater. I loved that!

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Jul 27, 2007, at 10:39 PM

I think Drew will be pretty good. He was great on "Whose Line". But I couldn't get interested in his sitcom. I'll have to tune in and see. Haven't watched that show in years.

-- Posted by vambfly on Fri, Jul 27, 2007, at 11:13 AM
Corey Noles' response:
I wasn't a huge fan of the sitcom either, but I loved "Whose line". I think he'll be fine. I imagine he'll take the show in a funnier direction than where it has been in previous years.

How funny!! Leave it to a dog to answer the call of nature when and where he/she pleases.

Do you think a monkey could be bribed into cheating????

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Jul 27, 2007, at 6:42 AM

How funny!! Leave it to a dog to answer the call of nature when and where he/she pleases.

Do you think a monkey could be bribed into cheating????

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Jul 27, 2007, at 6:41 AM

Whichever one they are on, it could devastating if a nice young lady took them and wasn't minding her p's and q's.

Won't bet on the dogs. How in the heck can you expect any honest cheating to go on if the dog doesn't have a rider to control it. Need to put a monkey on them or something. I've seen them just stop and take a potty break.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Thu, Jul 26, 2007, at 10:24 PM

Mmm...I'm not in the "know..." Are "little blue pills" heart pills - or Viagra???

-- Posted by goat lady on Thu, Jul 26, 2007, at 7:31 PM

Hey, what a cool blog.

I've never been to a casino, but I went to the dog races in Hot Springs once. My friends lost their money, but I didn't bet so I had the same amount I started with, less a bit for food. When we left, I put my money in the Salvation Army bucket. My friends laughed at me, but I defended my action by saying at least my money would do some good while theirs just ended up in the track owner's pocket.

Amazing how we went from Bob Barker and Drew Carey to casinos.

Funny I. B.

-- Posted by Ducky on Thu, Jul 26, 2007, at 7:29 PM

Just hide their little blue pills and you can do anything you want with your p's and q's after that.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Thu, Jul 26, 2007, at 5:22 PM

Everyone I talk to says they won at the Casino. Building those places requires and extraordinary amount of loser money. Like you I usually take a small amount to bet. When it is gone I get something to eat and go home. It is an entertaining night out unless you lose the house or car.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Thu, Jul 26, 2007, at 5:20 PM

Mmm....So at 80, a man is still a man, huh??

That's handy information, Corey!

We hot chicks'll have to watch our P's and Q's around those old guys!!

-- Posted by goat lady on Wed, Jul 25, 2007, at 9:12 PM

Just can't imagine doing it myself, but I bet he gets hugged on the first day.

One time I did win a little, very little on one of those slot machines in Caruthersville and I about had to change my depends.

Think he will have a lot of jokes to tell?

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Tue, Jul 24, 2007, at 11:13 PM
Corey Noles' response:
I imagine he'll try to make it a little funnier. That's my guess. Now that I've had a couple days to think about it I'm guessing he'll do fine. At the very least it should be interesting.

I had a similar experience with the slot machines. I've visited about 5 different casinos over the years and I refuse to spend more than about 20 bucks when I go. As you may expect, my trips are typically short and uneventful, however I'm usually much cheerier on the way home than those traveling with me.

Oh, I.B., you're such a gentleman!! You must be related to Bob.

As for the sexual harrassment charges against our white-haired 80-year-old sex symbol, I refuse to believe that he would ever do anything of such a coarse, crude, crass nature!

By the way --- I love the suggested names for Drew's girls!! I wish I could be clever like that!! "Drew's Divas"?

-- Posted by goat lady on Tue, Jul 24, 2007, at 6:23 PM
Corey Noles' response:
Bob may be 80 but he's still a man. I'm sure he gets frisky just like everyone else.

Drew's Divas is another good one. Since Drew's kinda hefty I was thinking "Chunky's Chicks"?

I think he will do a good job and the ladies and guys will chase him around and hug him and do whatever else comes to their mind, if they have one.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Tue, Jul 24, 2007, at 5:29 PM
Corey Noles' response:
haha...if they have one being th key point. It's funny how crazy people go when they walk into that studio. Custom t-shirts and people screaming. You'd think it was Elvis in 1957!

I know I'D never chase Drew Carey around to hug him. My arms wouldn't reach. Of course, as an ex-marine wouldn't he be better able to defend himself against these unwelcome advances than was poor, frail Bob? Still, he's a heck of a lot better than obnoxious Rosie. The Donald would be better than Rosie.

Bob Barker in his 80's IS more of a sex symbol than Drew Carey. At least he had a certain suave sophistication with that white, well groomed hair. And, in agreement with goat lady's comment - at least Bob knew how to hire a tailor.

Maybe Drew should hire Ryan Stiles and Collin Mockery in place of the female models. It would certainly be funnier, and it would prevent him from having sexual harrassment charges brought against him the way Bob did.

-- Posted by Ducky on Tue, Jul 24, 2007, at 1:19 PM
Corey Noles' response:
If I had to guess Drew has no business "defending himself against unwelcome advances." More than likely a guy like Drew welcomes any advance that comes his way.

Good point about Ryan Stiles and Colin Mockery. I can just see Stiles displaying prizes. It fits him well.

Carey's Cuties I guess?

-- Posted by semosmitty06 on Tue, Jul 24, 2007, at 10:47 AM
Corey Noles' response:
hmm...maybe Drew's Dames? Carey's Can't-have-ems?

Speaking from a woman's perspective, I'm afraid that Carey has a long way to go. I can't see women chasing him around the stage to grab him in a bear hug. He needs to lose at least 30 pounds and hire a tailor.

-- Posted by goat lady on Tue, Jul 24, 2007, at 7:25 AM
Corey Noles' response:
What? Are you saying Drew Carey isn't the sex symbol that 80 year-old Bob Barker was? That must be painful for him to know.

Well the ladies be known as "Carey's Beauties" in place of "Barker's Beauties"?

-- Posted by aztecmomma on Tue, Jul 24, 2007, at 6:04 AM

I agree, Rosie definitely would NOT have been a good choice. I'm questioning Drew, but honestly I think he will do a great job. He has alot of personality which I think will help and I'm sure that factored into their decision. As long as he can sink that putt on Hole in One...or Two then he's good to go!

-- Posted by semosmitty06 on Mon, Jul 23, 2007, at 7:33 PM
Corey Noles' response:
HAHA! I agree. I never cared for his show but he made a good host on Whose Line is it Anyway and I love that show so 'm sure he'll do fine.

I'm just envisioning him kissing all of the women! Or getting fresh with his assistants like Barker was well-known for.

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Corey Noles, staff writer for The Daily Statesman and Editor of The North Stoddard Countian, is the author of a regular baseball/St. Louis Cardinals column and also uses his blog to sound off on various happenings in sports. He also operates a weekly baseball mailbag column.

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