A vintage clip of Bob Barker getting impatient with a clueless contestant while he was hosting The Price Is Right has resurfaced and is trending online.
Rest assured, the affable game show host is going viral on social media not because he is no longer with us.
His longtime companion of 40 years Nancy Burnet told the public last year Barker was in "very good health for his age" before he turned 99 in December.
"He takes one prescription medication and that's for his thyroid."
Barker, who hosted The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, is making the rounds online because of his relatable and funny response to a contestant on the show from a 2006 episode.
The contestant—whose name was Joy—was completely buckling under pressure and not understanding the rules of the task at hand.
Joy was playing a round of “Ten Chances," where players have ten guesses to correctly guesstimate the price of three prizes. She started out with promise, nabbing a toaster for the first correct guess and luggage for her second.
But then things unraveled as she tried to guess the price of a brand new car.
An excerpt from "Ten Chances" on the wiki page includes a passage describing Joy's participation.
It reads in part:
“On her first chance, she used the ‘1’ twice, and was told not to do that."
"Then she tries again and writes down a weird price of $19,130, leaving the second ‘1’ scribbled out."
"Bob couldn’t understand the price after he told her not to write the ‘1’ twice."
"Joy then scribbles the whole price, to avoid confusion.”
You can watch to find out if the zany attempt was worth it.
As you can see, Barker did his best to champion the panicked player as she constantly looked to the audience for suggestions.
But he could only hold out for so long, repeatedly telling her she couldn't use the number 1 twice.
After all was said and done, Joy triumphed and guessed correctly.
While she was ecstatic about winning a car, Barker appeared to be glad the game was over as the mounting stress from cheering her on and simultaneously reminding her of the rules wore him out.
He took a moment to take a seat and collect himself before telling the audience they'll be right back after a commercial break.
Burnet also said of Barker's health:
"He's in very good health for his age and his humor is still in good shape. He's had a very charmed life."
In 2023, he's still making us laugh.
You can't put a price on that.