Monday, September 07, 2009

Bob Barker's Comeback?

To continue on with their string of "celebrity" guest hosts, TV legend Bob Barker is hosting WWE Raw tonight. I sense a lot of really bad comedic sketches coming but I do hope that Barker's classic cameo from Happy Gilmore makes the cut as he knocks someone on their butt.

Now 85, Barker was the host of The Price is Right for 35 years before stepping down in 2007. The classic game show has continued on with Drew Carey taking up the duties of helping old ladies spin the big wheel and fending off their advances. But the couple of times that I've seen Carey just makes me long for Barker so I've stopped watching on my days off altogether.

Barker joins the likes of Shaquille O'Neal, Seth Green and Jeremy Piven as previous Raw guest hosts in WWE's attempts to gain more mainstream attention. So far the results have been mixed. Shaq was pretty awesome and Green wasn't too bad either. Piven, though, well he'll forever be linked with the term "Summerfest" amongst pro wrestling circles.

Here's a Price is Right custom I whipped up. I was going for a glittery 70s-looking border. It's all right but not exactly what I had in mind. As soon as I finished it I was reminded of 1991 Donruss Elite inserts.

Note to Topps: Consider looking into the logistics of getting a Raw guest host autograph lineup for an upcoming WWE set and get Bob Barker in there. 


I kept playing with the design after dinner and came up with a couple of "parallels":


Wax Heaven said...

I'm watching it now. When did WWE become SNL?

Anonymous said...

Raw has been like that for ages. Smackdown! has been awesome like NWA in 1989 and Smackdown! in 2002 since the draft though.

PunkRockPaint said...

Awesome cards!