The price is creepy, bitch!

Posted at 12:30 PM Apr 29, 2010

By Andrea Grimes

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For people of a certain age, The Price is Right got hip somewhere around early college and continues to rivet the unemployed, home-employed, under-the-weather and generally lazy every weekday morning. Sure, Bob Barker's gone, but Drew Carey does a pretty solid hosting gig if you ask, well, anybody.

But while Barker may have wanted us to spay and neuter our pets, he also appeared pretty concerned with the sexual bits of the ladies on the show in the 70's, as evidenced by this clip on Sociological Images today. It's called "The Price Is Creepy" and demonstrates some seriously infantilizing, harassing comments made by Barker to female contestants. Behold:



It makes this clip from Happy Gilmore that much more satisfying:

Comments

007 said:

If you have not seen the 1980's interview with Sean Connery and Barbara Walters you can definitely see the change in the times and what was acceptable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FgMLROTqJ0

Classic misogynistic Sean.

Kiala said:

Everyone was so shiny in the 70's.

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