"This one contestant, a 87 year-old grandmother from Tulsa, got 90 cents on her first spin and decided to spin again," said a staffer who wished to remain anonymous. "Bob immediately started yelling at her: 'You've got to be sh*tting me! Are you retarded, you old hag?!"
The staffer said Barker then went over to the Plinko set, grabbed several of the game' giant discs, and started throwing them at contestants. Two players were rushed to the hospital suffering from blunt head trauma.
"We knew Bob had lost it, but we wanted him just to tape the last Showcase Showdown so viewers wouldn't know something went wrong," said the staffer. "In hindsight, that was a mistake." Barker did make it through the Showcase Showdown, but during his usual sign off, he reportedly became frustrated again. "You know, your pets aren't the only ones who should be getting spayed and neutered," Barker screamed into the camera. "All of you fat housewives and unemployed losers watching TV at 11 A.M. need to make sure you don't create another generation of pathetic slobs who actually think it' fun to see somebody guess whether a can of beans costs more or less than $1.35."
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