Game Show Hosts (Your Favorite & Least Favorite)
August 26, 2023 1:44pm CST
Having just read that Bob Barker died (Rest in peace, Sir), and with Pat Sajak, of Wheel of Fortune retiring, I was thinking about the greatest game show hosts. Bob Barker was perfect on The Price is Right, and I loved Peter Tomarken, the host of the original version of Press Your Luck. Currently, the only game show I watch is 25 Words or Less, hosted by Meredith Vieira. She’s very good, but I wouldn’t say she was close to my favorite. A heck of a lot of people would say the late Alex Trebek. On the flip side, who was the worst? I might go with Alec Baldwin, who recently did a game show on ABC. I think it was Match Game. So, what is your opinion? And, in honor of Bob Barker, “Have your pets spayed or neutered.”
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• United States
I remember watching some game shows when I still lived with mom and dad but didn't pay much attention to them. I was usually reading a book. I've seen a few clips of different game shows on YT when someone directs me to them but I couldn't tell you who hosted the shows.
I did not know that Bob Barker had passed, may he RIP. Alex Trebek was my all time favorite, he pressed on when many would have given way to their sickbed, but for the sake of his contract, his good reputation and his fans, he continued almost until the very end. Not alot of people like him left in our world today.
• United States
I just saw that about BB. He was an institution like the late Alex Trebek. I never thought about my favorite game show host, not really a fan of them. I do like Anthony Anderson on To Tell the Truth though. Not really thrilled with him as a person, but I think he does make a good host. I will tell you my least favorite...Steve Harvey. That guy gets on my nerves.
• Washington, District Of Columbia
I watched the price is right for years. My great grandmother watched the price is right. Bob barker was a good hosts. Seems like all tv personalities get involved in one scandal or another. Wasn't he accused of harassing one of the models?!? My favorite host is Steve harvey on family feud!! Also liked the original, richard.
I think the late Alex Trebek was one of the smoothest game show hosts on TV. Great game concept and the perfect understated person to host it. Peter Marshall was also great on hosting Hollywood Squares. Playing straight man to all those celebrity jokesters toward some skill. In contrast Richard Dawson with Family Feud was not my style. To over the top and corny for my taste. Also, liked the Price is Right with Barker (RIP) and Gene Rayburn, Let's Make a Deal.