From 1972 to 2007, people across the United States and around the world tuned in every weekday morning to hear those famous words, "COME ON DOWN!" The announcer would start the show off introducing the contestants, and then segue into bringing the star of the show to the stage, Bob Barker! Of course you can still hear those words every morning on the 'Price Is Right' with Drew Carey, but for many of us, Bob was simply irreplaceable no matter how good of a job Drew does.

Well today of all days, April Fool's Day, the guests on 'The Price Is Right' got a great surprise. Only this one was no joke, those famous words were uttered today, but when the curtain opened, Bob Barker once again would strut out onto the stage and host the first item up for bids!

During his 35-year reign of TPIR, Barker won numerous awards and honors including Daytime Emmys and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Producer Roger Dobkowitz won a Daytime Emmy for his work on the show, which included the development of many of the show's games that are still being played today.

TPIR has been ranked as one of the top five game shows of all times, with more than 30 versions in other countries and many of those still airing today. So enjoy this trip down memory lane, and come on down with Bob one more time!

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