Today, Monday, October 15, 2007, funny man and actor Drew Carey debuted the new ‘Price is Right’ show, replacing Bob Barker who retired this year after 35 years of hosting the Price is Right show on CBS.
Although Drew Carey is an incredible person with unmatched charismatic and sense of humor, filing the shoes of Bob Barker for the Price is Right show, is just not for Drew Carey.
He lacks that Bob Barker’s sense of humor, charismatic, and personality. His tone of voice is also not strong enough, and he seems to lack the timing of controlling the flow of the show. At times he seemed like he’s forgetting that he’s hosting one of the finest, longest running and highly rated daytime shows.
In short, Drew Carey just doesn’t have the ‘it’ factor for the Price is Right.
He however did excellent with the ‘Power of 10’ and was magnificent with ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’, but for the ‘Price is Right’; he’s not suited for it, simply because he can’t be Bob Barker.
The producers of the Price is Right show could have probably done better if they had chosen someone like Will Smith or someone else of the same authoritative sense of humor, stature and charismatic as Bob Barker.
However, with time, as people get used to Drew Carey, he will certainly get used to it, feel the groove, and eventually, he will be okay, but he’s just not Bob Barker.