Drew Carey's Reign Begins on 'Price Is Right'

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On Monday, comedian Drew Carey will become host of the longest-running TV game show, The Price Is Right. Carey takes over from Bob Barker, who hosted the program for 35 years.

Carey tells Robert Siegel that the atmosphere on the venerable game show reminds him of the Pentecostal church he attended in his youth.

"It's kind of like a revival meeting. Everybody's there, clapping and dancing and jumping up, and when people come down, they raise their hands. It's like they're testifying," Carey says. "People get really filled with joy and happiness when they're there."

The venerable show is quite set in its ways, Carey says, noting that this will be the first year the Price Is Right theme song will be in stereo.

Other changes include "new shag carpeting and cordless microphones."

"I brought in my iPhone, and people [at the show] were looking at it like the obelisk from 2001," he says.

But some things will remain the same, including the host sign-off: "Please don't forget to spay and neuter your pets."

"It's been part of the show," Carey says. "Anybody in broadcasting who would say to get rid of that should be fired.

"I'm more than happy to honor his presence and honor everything [Bob Barker] did for his 35 years and show some respect to that."



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