"This is a special Monday because it is Bob Barker's Birthday. Let the day be as amazing as ever."
December 12 is a big day for "Happy Gilmore" actor and television veteran Bob Barker, who just turned 99 years old. With all the encouragement he's getting on social media in honor of his 99th birthday, Barker has long been known as a popular television presenter of "The Price Is Right." Whatever he decides to do to celebrate, he should take comfort in knowing that his friends in the entertainment business and fans all across the world are sending their best wishes. Barker hosted "The Price is Right" until his retirement in 2007, after the game show's 1972 CBS debut. The longest-running game show in the country, the program gives participants the chance to win merchandise and crash rewards by estimating the costs of various goods, reported The Economic Times.
“Happy 99th Birthday to Bob Barker,” one user Tweeted in celebration of his birthday. “The man who single-handedly got every GenX through their sick days home from school.” Even the U.S. Naval Institute contributed a fascinating fact about the host to the social media hullabaloo.
Happy 99th Birthday to former THE PRICE IS RIGHT host Bob Barker. Barker served as a naval aviator during WWII, flying 8 different aircraft including the Wildcat and Corsair. Of the entertainers who are WWII veterans, few are left. pic.twitter.com/rc9UpbW9cC— U.S. Naval Institute (@NavalInstitute) December 12, 2022
A memorable Monday is made possible by the fact that it is Bob Barker's birthday. "The Price Is Right's" official Twitter account also sent its best wishes for a happy day to Bob Barker. Happy Gilmore moviegoers will recall the incident where Barker thrashed Adam Sandler severely. The video is becoming notoriously trending on social media with one admirer sending birthday greetings to TV legend Bob Barker, who gave everyone one of the funniest moments in comedy history when he and Adam Sandler got into a full-on fight in Happy Gilmore.
Bob Barker turned 99 years old today, an absolute fixture on television. Here’s Bob kicking the shit out of Adam Sandler, from the best scene in Happy Gilmore. A true champion in Animal rights, let’s hope he’s healthy heading into 💯🎂pic.twitter.com/TvrV8liK4K— Joey M *check (@joseph_maurer) December 12, 2022
Nancy Burnet, the host's partner since 1983, provided information to the media on how he would celebrate his 99th year. “Barker is doing great and will be very aware of all of the birthday wishes he will be receiving on his 99th birthday. We want all fans of PRICE IS RIGHT and BOB BARKER to take to social media and give him a shout-out for his birthday!” She also did an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital saying, "He's going to be 99, and he takes one prescription medication and that's for his thyroid," Burnet, 79, revealed. She further said that, Barker is in very good health for his age and his humor is still in good shape. "He's had a very charmed life".
Burnet stated that she and the former "Truth or Consequences" presenter will celebrate his birthday at his house with "cake and the usual things." She claims that the long-time vegetarian's health improved dramatically when he began eating a full vegan meal replacement at her insistence around 20 years ago. "It was not to replace meals, but to enhance everything." She added, "He was looking tired and kind of frail, not just not looking healthy. And, you know, if you're going to be a vegetarian and vegan, you better know what you're doing." Burnet told Fox News that Barker also takes a variety of supplements, including collagen, which she claims has "kept his skin looking great and kept him strong."
This is a special Monday because it is Bob Barker's Birthday. Let the day be as amazing as ever. 🎂🎈🎉 pic.twitter.com/5QFWYXscS3— The Price Is Right (@PriceIsRight) December 12, 2022
Burnet told that Barker remembers his time on the show warmly and was always grateful for its popularity. "He never grew tired of it," she explained. Burnet stated that Barker was especially appreciative to "The Price is Right" for providing him with a platform to raise awareness about a subject close to his heart. Beginning in 1979, the presenter would end each program with, "This is Bob Barker reminding you to help control the pet population – have your pets spayed or neutered." Barker "doesn't really" watch "The Price is Right" anymore, according to Burnet, because the program is "very different" from when he was on it. "Which is as it should be," she said. "It's Drew Carey's show now, and he should do it his way."