Which game show host ended his shows by asking people to have their pets spayed or neutered?
At the end of every Price Is Right episode, longtime game show host Bob Barker burned these words into viewers’ minds: “Help control the pet population.” Have your pets spayed or neutered. ” When his wife, Dorothy Jo, died in 1981, Barker became an advocate for animal rights. In fact, over the last forty years, Barker has spent millions of dollars protecting animals. As for Barker’s signature line on TV, it didn’t stop when Barker retired in 2007. Since then, host Drew Carey has faithfully delivered the plea morning after morning at the end of every show. Barker, who is now ninety-eight years old, continues to advocate for a variety of animal rights issues.
- Bob Barker
- Gene Rayburn
- Richard Dawson
The correct Answer is Bob Barker
While living in Drury, Colorado, Barker enlisted in the United States Navy on the outbreak of World War II. Following his discharge, Bob returned to Drury and took a job at a local radio station to help finance his studies. It was there he discovered that what he did best was to host audience-participation shows. After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in economics, he went to work for a radio station in Palm Beach, Florida. A year later he moved to Los Angeles, California and within a week he was the host of his radio program, The Bob Barker Show.
The message was delivered by Barker and it had to do with how owners should care for their animals. It was: “This is Bob Barker reminding you to help control the pet population — have your pets spayed or neutered.”
You can watch Bob Barker share his message about pets below. It looks like Drew Carey, who took over as host of “The Price is Right,” decided to follow in Bob Barker’s footsteps.