The Bob Hope Show

Joys: A Comedy Whodunit

Season 26, Ep 3, Aired 3/5/76
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  • Episode Description
  • Bob's guests in this whodunit comedy farce are Freddie Prinze, Don Knotts, Don Adams, Jack Albertson, Rona Barrett, George Burns, John Byner, Jack Carter, Mike Connors, Angie Dickinson, George Gobel, Arte Johnson, Marty Allen, Desi Arnaz, Milton Berle, Red Buttons, Sammy Cahn, Charo, Scatman Crothers, Phyllis Diller, Jim Hutton, Alan King, Fred MacMurray, Steve Allen, Billy Barty, Foster Brooks, Pat Buttram, Glen Campbell, Jerry Colonna, Bill Dana, Jamie Farr, David Janssen, George Kirby, Dean Martin, Groucho Marx, Vincent Price, Harry Ritz, Larry Storch, Flip Wilson, Jan Murray, Telly Savalas, Abe Vigoda, Wayne Newton, Don Rickles, Phil Silvers and Jimmie Walker. Bob unwittingly hosts a party at his Los Angeles home whereby the country's finest entertainers keep turning up face down in the swimming pool. Bob Hope hires 6 TV detectives to solve a series of mysterious disappearances at his house. David Janssen (as Harry O), is killed off early in a cast which included Angie Dickinson (Pepper Martin), Mike Connors (Mannix), Jim Hutton (Ellery Queen), Telly Savalas (Kojak), Abe Vigoda (Fish).moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Freddie Prinze

    Himself

  • Jack Albertson

    Himself

  • Don Adams

    Himself

  • Mike Connors

    Himself

  • Angie Dickinson

    Herself

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  • Notes (2)

    • Johnny Carson plays an uncredited part as the Masked Killer.

    • This was the third whodunit special. The first being Murder at NBC airing October 19, 1966 and the second being Shoot-In at NBC airing November 8, 1967 that had an all-star cast.

    Trivia (1)

    • One of Jerry Colonna's last performances, as Bob Hope's sidekick from his radio days to the USO days. Jerry Colonna also starred in two Hope-Crosby Road films: The Road to Singapore (1940) and The Road to Rio (1947).

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