Come on down!
I heard the other day that Rosie is being considered as Bob Barker's replacement on The Price is Right. At first I thought that was kind of an odd job for her, but when I thought about it, I realized how great she would be. It's a job where she gets to converse with real live regular people. That's something she's always excelled at. It's also a job where you get to give away prizes and swag. Which is Rosie's forte. She was the first person to give audiences gifts. Everyone else has copied her, but she's always been generous with the swag. The Price is Right is the ultimate in prize giving. Once I started imagining Rosie as host (minus the long Barker microphone which is currently selling on Ebay for some outrageous amount of money), I could just see her doing it. She'd be excellent. She's funny, irreverent, and she gets along with normal chubby people in silly costumes. What could be better?
At the Day Time Emmy's, Bob Barker actually endorsed Rosie and said that he would like her to follow him. She's meeting with the folks in LA next week, according to her blog. Hopefully, the meetings will go well, she'll like what she hears, and Rosie will be back on TV in a new and totally different persona. Will she be the first female game show host? I don't even know.
What I do know is that I'd watch the Price is Right just to see Rosie do her shtick, whatever it might be. I used to watch the View just to see what Rosie would say or do. Now, I don't even bother to turn it on as background noise. It just sucks without her. She made that show interesting, controversial, must-see TV. Nobody cares what conservative little Elizabeth Hasselback has to say. And the choices for guest hosts. I'd like "Hey, find me a young, attractive black woman with few opinions, stat!" It totally sucks now.
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