CBS To Rerun Bob Barker’s Homage To ‘Happy Gilmore’ On ‘The Bold And The Beautiful’Published on May 29, 2020.
In Friday’s special encore episode of The Bold and the Beautiful on CBS, Bob Barker plays himself in homage to his cameo role from the 1996 movie Happy Gilmore. The former The Price Is Right game host threw several punches after a heated argument with actor Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer).
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“I thought it was a wonderful idea because Happy Gilmore is still playing on television frequently and everybody loved that fight scene,” Barker told PEOPLE in 2014 when the episode first premiered. “For Bold and Beautiful to be so bold as to copy, more or less, is wonderful!”
Barker said his role didn’t require much training. “I’m a natural fighter,” he told PEOPLE at the time. “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 every day.”
Barker also added how fans – young men in particular – always want to talk to him about the memorable moment opposite Adam Sandler.
“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,” he said. “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 on CBS.