Watch Bob Barker Go Ballistic in an Homage to Happy Gilmore
The former Price is Right host gives a Bold and the Beautiful star the one-two punch
Bob Barker’s still got it!
For the Aug. 28 episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, Barker appears in a rather strange role: playing himself, in an homage to his hilarious cameo in the 1996 movie Happy Gilmore.
For his appearance on the CBS daytime drama, Barker throws several punches – complete with awesome sound effects – after a heated argument with actor Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer).
“I thought it was a wonderful idea because Happy Gilmore is still playing on television frequently and everybody loved that fight scene,” Barker tells PEOPLE.
Sure, it’s been a few years. But, Barker says, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
“For Bold and Beautiful to be so bold as to copy, more or less, is wonderful!” he says.
And luckily, the role didn’t require much practice – or training.
“I’m a natural fighter,” he says with a laugh. “I work out regularly. I think that the two most important things to be healthy are nutrition and exercise. My diet is good and I work out everyday.”
Most importantly, it gives him a kick to give Happy Gilmore fans a jaunt down memory lane.
“People love that movie, the young men particularly,” he told PEOPLE. “I never taped a Price is Right after the movie release that the audience didn’t want to, during commercials, talk about Happy Gilmore. They loved it. They asked me all sorts of things. The young men would ask me, ‘In real life, could you really whip Adam Sandler?’ I would tell them, ‘Are you kidding? Adam Sandler couldn’t whip Regis Philbin.’ I’m in fighting frame, fit to fight. Adam has been abusing his body.”
The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays at 1:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
Have a look at his cameo: