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Bob Hope's guests include Gold Medal winner Mark Spitz, actress Alexis Smith, chess king Bobby Fischer, pop idol David Cassidy, Peter Leeds and The Carpenters.
The Carpenters sing "Top of the World" and "A Song For You".
David Cassidy sings "Rock Me".
Chess king Bobby Fischer trades quips with Bob over his big summer win.
Mark Spitz talks about his Olympic races and plays a dentist treating patient Bob Hope. (Spitz received a standing ovation for his efforts).
Alexis Smith tries sketch material in "The Road to Sacramento" playing a movie star campagning for governor against her movie star husband Hope.
Bob Hope's guests are actress/comedienne Joan Davis, singer Julie London, John Cameron Swayze and Perry Como. Cameos by Milton Berle and Steve Allen. Also Marilyn Maxwell and the Les Brown Orchestra. Highlights: A bankrupt queen attempts to wed a rich man. (Joan Davis & Bob Hope). General Hope rages a ratings war with the rival networks (Berle & Allen). In the October 21 1956 episode Bob states that he will be back on 11-18-1956. The probable date for this show is 11-18-1956.
Bob Hope is surrounded by Women in this comedic special on Women's Lib. Appearing are Connie Stevens, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Virginia Graham, Kaye Ballard, Totie Fields, Sheila MacRae, Nanette Fabray, Martha Raye, Imogene Coca, Phyllis Diller, Edie Adams, Jo Anne Worley, Ruth Buzzi, Teresa Graves, Minnie Pearl, Nancy Walker and Irene Ryan.
When we meet Hope, he is doing the chores in his kitchen. Virginia Graham, one of the 17 lady guests, comes to find out why he has disappeared from television. In flashbacks, we see his specials being taken from him by Phyllis Diller, the news with a new Huntley-Brinkley report (from Minnie Pearl and Irene Ryan), Ruth Buzzi as his agent, Martha Raye and Teresa Graves as his dresser and make-up man, "Bonanza" with Kaye Ballard as Ma Cartwright and Jo Anne Worley as Hoss and Imogene Coca as Little Josie. There's a new player on the Rams (Zsa Zsa Gabor) and Mrs. Sarnoff, the head of the network, is Nanette Fabray. The final humiliation for Bob is when he has to dress as a rabbit and go to work in a club where the ladies (Sheila MacRae, Edie Adams and Connie Stevens) make passes and paw him. Totie Fields and Nancy Walker complete the list of women against Bob.
Bob Hope's All Star Comedy Spectacular From Lake Tahoe, Bob Hope's guests are Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Ann-Margret, Mac Davis, Charo, Super Bowl quarterbacks Ken Stabler and Fran Tarkenton. With cameo appearances by Muhammad Ali, Howard Cosell and Red Buttons.
Dean Martin sings "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face".
Sammy Davis Jr. sings "What I Did For Love".
Bob Hope and Sammy Davis, Jr. perform a soft-shoe routine to "Tea For Two".
Ann-Margret and Bob duet to "One".
Satirical takeoffs include, "Rocky Jr." with Muhammad Ali and "A Star is Torn" with Ann-Margret decked out in a wild, frizzy hairdo as Barbra Streisand.
Bob Hope plays Rhett Butler and Charo plays Scarlett in a silly "Gone With the Wind" spoof.
A celebrity roast for "King Kong".
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Tribute to Vaudeville. Bob Hope's guests are Lucille Ball, Bernadette Peters, Ben Vereen, Jimmie Walker, The Captain & Tenille, Jack Albertson and introducing Vivian Reed of Broadway's "Bubbling Brown Sugar".
Lucille Ball is a wacky doctor and has her patient Bob all bandaged up!
Lucille Ball and Ben Vereen do a tribute to Sophie Tucker and Bert Williams.
A musical salute to vaudeville with tributes to Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor.
USO Xmas Show from Turkey, Greece, Crete, Libya, and aboard the USS Shangri-La. Appearing with Bob Hope are entertainers, Tuesday Weld, Jerry Colonna, Anita Bryant, John Bubbles, Phillip Crosby, Peter Leeds, The Earl Twins and Miss USA, Michelle Metrinko.
The service men join Hope's crew singing "Silent Night".
Bob Hope's guests are comedian Milton Berle, singer-dancer Joey Heatherton, Country star Glen Campbell, The Supremes and the celebrated Evelyn Hans Dog act.
An old burlesque sketch "The Transformer" heads the list with Hope playing the doctor, Joey Heatherton his wandering wife and Milton Berle, the boyfriend.
Glen Campbell sings "I Knew Jesus Before He Was a Superstar".
Bob Hope's guests are Danny Thomas, James Garner and Nancy Kwan. Also the 1961 Hollywood Deb Stars as well as the 1961 Look All-America Football Team. With Gary Collins, Lance Alworth, John Hadl and Roman Gabriel.
Bob kids a few shows like "The Hustler" as he plays Rig Fats, a pool player with actor James Garner. Danny Thomas joins Hope in a takeoff on "Target: Corruptors," and Nancy Kwan helps Bob turning up as movie star Linda Cleavage. Also, a few gags about the traveling chimp.
Bob Hope's annual tour overseas: this time he hits Southeast Asia: Korea, Guam, the Philippines, Okinawa and Vietnam. Bob's guests are Jill St. John, Janis Paige, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Jerry Colonna, Anita Bryant, Peter Leeds, Vauudevillian John Bubbles and Ann Sidney (Miss World/Misss Australia).
Jill St. John twisting "The Swim" with eager GI's from the audience.
Janis Paige performs a dance number of "The Best is Yet to Come".
Anita Bryant sings "Hello, Dolly!".
Anna Maria Alberghetti rendering a medley from "Carnival".
Ann Sidney (Miss World 1964) joins Bob in a duet of "Oh, You Beautiful Doll".
Comedy bits by Jerry Colonna, John Bubbles and Peter Leeds.
Glimpses of the party the King and Queen of Thailand threw for the cast.
From Vietnam, Thailand, Spain, Cuba, Hawaii, Wake Island, Okinawa and Guantanamo.
Bob Hope's guests are actor Jim Nabors, actress Jill St. John, Hawaiian singer Don Ho, Country singer Charley Pride, baseball pitcher Vida Blue, astronaut Alan Shepard, singer Jan Daley, pop group Sunday's Child, dancer-actress Suzanne Charny, Spanish singer-actress Carmen Sevilla, Brucene Smith, Miss World - USA, roller skaters The Blue Streaks the Hollywood Deb Stars with a cameo appearance by Jayne Kennedy.
Jan Daley sings "Love Story".
Bob Hope's guests are Lee Marvin, Robert Goulet, Barbara Eden, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. Special appearance by the AP All America Football Team with footballers Ed Marinaro and Greg Pruitt. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Bob and Robert play Chinese delegates discovering New York's Central Park.
Lee Marvin as Dr. Marcus Sincere conning oil baron J. Paul Rich (Hope) in a broad takeoff of TV's "Marcus Welby MD".
Barbara Eden as a convent school graduate outsmarting nightclub boss Hope and pals Goulet and Marvin.
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles sing "Satisfaction" and "Tears of a Clown".
Robert Goulet sings "When I Look In Your Eyes".
Bob Hope's guests are comedian Redd Foxx, comedienne Phyllis Diller, actress Elke Sommer, singer Gloria Loring and the AP All-American Football Team.
Redd Foxx visits Bob Hope's house as Santa Claus.
Bob and Elke are lured to entertain in the lounge of a 747 in a satirical sketch.
Members of the Associated Press' All-American football team take a bow in a portion of the show filmed in New York.
Bob Hope celebrates 22 years on NBC with guests Martha Raye, Linda Cristal, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rose Marie, Barbara McNair, Jacqueline Susann, Angie Dickinson, Sue Lyon, Sally Struthers, Nanette Fabray, Imogene Coca, Phyllis Diller, Edie Adams, Jill St. John, Jo Anne Worley, Phyllis Newman and Edy Williams. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
"Planet of the Shapes", as astronaut Bob Hope discovers a planet inhabited by women and 18 ladies from Dr. Joyce Brothers to Sally Struthers give the astronaut a hard time in this broad space comedy.
Bob Hope's guests are Jack Benny, Debbie Reynolds, John Wayne and The Osmond Brothers. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Bob, as a liberal youngster has John Wayne playing his Sheriff Dad in an "All in the Family" takeoff.
In another skit Bob becomes a college freshman with an eye on coed Debbie Reynolds and college senior Jack Benny.
Still other segments find Bob playing the U.S. envoy to China in a sketch called "Our Man in Pepking" with the Osmond Brothers.
A spoof on the movie "Carnal Knowledge".
Debbie Reynolds sings and dances to "Forget Your Troubles".
The Osmond Brothers sing "Down By the Lazy River" and "I Want a Girl, Just Like the Girl, That Married Dear Old Dad" with Bob.
Bob Hope's guests are comedian Bob Newhart, singer-actress Ann-Margret, Country star Charlie Rich and boxing champ George Foreman. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Bob Newhart is a Burbank kid about to leave his girl Ann-Margret in a 50's bubble wig and enroll in Princeton while Bob Hope moves in as the new drive-in hotshot in the sketch "Burbank Graffitti".
In another skit Bob Hope is a vaudevillian who needs a new cockatoo for his act and Bob Newhart is the pet shop owner.
Bob and Ann-Margret duet to "The Two of Us".
Charlie sings "Behind Closed Doors".
Bob Hope's guests are Olivia Newton-John, Dean Martin, Dyan Cannon and the Singing Angels. Also the 1974 AP All America Football Team join Bob for an hour of music and comedy. Look for All Americans Randy White, Anthony Davis, Joe Washington and Steve Bartkowski.
Bob and Olivia duet to "Silver Bells".
Olivia Newton-John sings "I Honestly Love You".
Bob and Dyan in a sketch depicting life in a swinging singles unit.
Bob and Dean do a takeoff on disaster movies.
From the Notre Dame campus at South Bend, Indiana. Bob Hope welcomes guests Debbie Reynolds, Robert Goulet, Juliet Prowse, Charley Pride and Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Debbie Reynolds sings a medley of songs from the Broadway show "Irene".
Debbie plays a baseball mother seeking the perfect college spot for her boy (Bob Hope).
Bob Hope's guests are Burt Reynolds, Dionne Warwick and Dyan Cannon. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Burt and Bob do a skit with a takeoff of "Papillon".
Dionne Warwick sings "Promises, Promises".
The cast joins Bob in a finale "Elegance" from "Hello, Dolly!"
Bob Hope's guests are Jack Benny, Danny Thomas, Don Rickles, Wally Cox, Jerry Colonna, Tony Randall, Red Buttons, Jan Murray, Jack Carter, Joe Flynn, Shecky Greene, Steve Allen, Arte Johnson, Ken Murray, Merv Griffin and Howard Cosell. Also: heavyweight champion of the world George Foreman.
The current energy crisis is the work of a mad scientist (Hope) planning to hold the world for ransom. Along the way, he runs into Jack Benny, Don Rickles, Tony Randall, Jerry Colonna, Red Buttons, Jack Carter, Jan Murray, Wally Cox and Danny Thomas.
Bob's guests are comedian Phil Harris, musicians Al Hirt and Pete Fountain.
Bob Hope in New Orleans presides as Bacchus over the Mardi Gras parade.
Bob builds a show around the famous "Fat Tuesday" (that's what Mardi Gras really means) celebration.
The Dixieland Bands and floats in the parade and the outdoor dancing in Bourbon St, with a visit to nightclubs featuring Pete Fountain and Al Hirt.
Bob Hope's guests are singer-actress Ann-Margret, Country star John Denver, tennis star Bobby Riggs and The Jackson Five.
Bob Hope and Ann-Margret do "The Match of the Century" sketch.
John Denver sings "Open Up Your Heart".
Ann-Margret performs "Harlem".
The Jackson Five perform "Get It Together" and "Dancing Machine".
Bob Hope's guests are Don Rickles, Joey Heatherton, Mike Connors, Redd Foxx and The Carpenters. Also with Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
A spoof of TV private eyes.
Bob does a sketch where he is a hillbilly football draft choice.
The Carpenters perform "We've Only Just Begun" and "Top of the World".
Joey sings "It Amazes Me".
Bob Hope's guests are Lucille Ball, Marie Osmond, Shirley Jones and the AP All America Football Team for this hour of entertainment. Look for future NFL stars Lucius Selman, Randy White, Randy Gradishar, Andre Tillman, Lynn Swann, Roosevelt Leaks, John Cappelletti, and Tony Dorsett.
Bob and Shirley play White House residents celebrating Christmas in the cold.
Bob buys a diamond bracelet for wife Dolores and sends it to Lucille Ball for safekeeping.
14-year-old Marie Osmond sings "Paper Roses".
Marie and Bob duet on "Silver Bells".
Shirley Jones sings "Going Out of My Mind".
Sear's Presents Bob Hope On-Campus, guests are actor John Wayne, singer Aretha Franklin, comedian Flip Wilson and pop group America, filmed at the campus of UCLA Paley's Pavilion, Columbia University, Vassar, Florida Southern College and Howard Payne University (Brownwood, Texas).
Bob Hope's guests for his NBC Christmas Party are Donny and Marie Osmond, Redd Foxx, Angie Dickinson, Rowan & Martin, Henny Youngman and Don Knotts. With Cameo appearances by Sandy Duncan, Dorothy Lamour, Paul Lynde, Dean Martin, Danny Thomas and Jimmie Walker.
The Tournament of Roses Queen and her Court as well as the 1975 AP All America Football Team. With future NFL stars Leroy and Dewey Selmon, Jimbo Elrod, Mike Haynes, Archie Griffin, Ricky Bell, and Chuck Muncie.
Donny & Marie sing "Deep Purple" (sung note-for-note in the same as the 1964 hit version by another brother-and-sister act, Nino Tempo and April Stevens).
Bob Hope and Marie Osmond duet to "Silver Bells".
Bob Hope, Donny & Marie, Angie Dickinson, and Redd Foxx sing "You've Gotta Have Friends".
Texaco Presents The Bob Hope Olympic Benefit. From Montreal, Canada the host city of the 1976 Summer Olympics. Bob Hope's guests are Bing Crosby, Freddie Prinze, Shirley Jones, Lynn Anderson, Jesse Owens, French singer Renee Simard and Olympic skier Kathy Kreiner. With Les Brown and his Band of Renown.
Bob Hope's World of Comedy. Comedy writers Norman Lear and Neil Simon join Bob for this two-hour retrospective featuring hilarious excerpts from Bob's television shows. Lucille Ball and Don Rickles are also featured. A tribute to the comedian's 26 years on television. The two-hour special will highlight Hope's TV programs with spoofs on the "Road" movies, a 1950 telecast featuring Frank Sinatra and Bea Lillie and a hospital sketch with David Niven.
Bob Hope's guests are John Wayne, Kate Jackson, Neil Sedaka, Dyan Cannon, Lola Falana and Miss America, Dorothy Kathleen Benham, Miss Teenage America, Rebecca Ann Reid, the Tournament of Roses Queen. And the 1976 AP All America Football Team with future NFLers Dennis Thurman, Tommy Kramer, Ricky Bell, and Tony Dorsett.
A chat with John Wayne at a "bull sale" in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Neil Sedaka sings a medley of his hits.
Spoofs of "Charlie's Angels" in "Santa's Angels".
Bob plays Funzie in a spoof of "Happy Days".
Bob Hope's guests are Dorothy Lamour, Sugar Ray Robinson, Carol Lawrence, Vic Damone and Glen Campbell. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Vic Damone playing the son of "The Godpapa" (Bob) in a spoof of "The Godfather".
Bob Hope and Glen Campbell in "The Beverly Hills Fuzz", a spoof of "Adam-12."
A salute to 1972 Oscar nominated movies. Bob Hope's guests are Shirley Jones, Ray Milland, Ingrid Bergman and Barbara McNair. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Bob as Richard Magnificient and Ingrid Bergman as Liz Luscious in a sketch on Oscar night.
"Romeo and Juliet" sketch with Bob and Shirley.
Shirley Jones sings "Jesus Christ Superstar".
Barbara McNair sings "Everything is Beautiful" and "It Only Takes a Moment".
Academy Award winner has a "Lost Weekend" but not the way you think.
Bob Hope's guests are Lee Marvin, Shirley Jones, Wally Cox, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joe Frazier. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Bob Hope flies to Philadelphia to trade quips with World Heavyweight champ Joe Frazier. Joe jabs back with a few gags, the best one about Muhammad Ali going down, and then sings "My Way".
Hope and Marvin play pilots for a chintsy airline.
Bob is seen as an aging child star in a "Lassie" spoof with Shirley Jones and Wally Cox.
Bob invades Sammy Davis Jr.'s nightclub dressing room in the hour's top spot, to invite him on the show and faces a mad house.
Sammy Davis Jr. performs "Me and My Shadow" and a rousing performance with "Vehicle".
Shirley Jones sings "Theme From Love Story".
Bob Hope's Vietnam Christmas Show with special guests actress Ursula Andress, baseball player Johnny Bench, singer/dancer Lola Falana, comedian Redd Foxx, Cyb Barnstable and Patricia Barnstable, singers Gloria Loring and Bobbi Martin, The Golddiggers and Jennifer Hosten, Miss World 1971.
Hope's 20th annual overseas trip from England, West Germany, the Mediterranean, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea and Alaska.
Bob Hope's guests are Gloria Swanson, Wally Cox, Betty Grable, Jon Arnett and Randy Sparks. Also the Hollywood Deb Stars of 1958 which include future stars Jill St. John, Kathy Nolan and Tuesday Weld.
The sketches include one on an atomic sub; one about two movie stars (Hope and Grable) with Cox their son who's been away at school for 20 years.
Betty Grable sings and dances to "Sitting On Top of the World".
Bob and Wally also act as bench warmers in a funny sketch with pro football halfback Jon Arnett.
Hope's protege Randy Sparks sings his own "Ball and Chain".
Bob Hope's guests are singers Julie London and Guy Mitchell, television Western stars Chuck Connors, Gail Davis, Fess Parker and Walker Edmiston, with a surprise drop-in visit from Jack Paar.
A Western skit with a lot of cowboy stars, has Bob as a cane-wielding smoothie and he's helped out by Walker Edmiston, who did the Chester take-off on Maverick and repeats it here.
Another sketch has Bob as the last man on earth and Julie London as the last woman.
Guy Mitchell sings "Alias Jesse James".
Gail Davis does "Wabash Cannon Ball".
Julie London sings "Must Be Catchin'".
Bob after a sketch with Fess Parker and Chuck Connors in a satire called "Head Shrinker" comments "Now I know how George Gobel feels".
Bob Hope's guests are Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, Juliet Prowse and with Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Bing Crosby sings "I Can't Begin to Tell You" and duets a "road" song with Hope.
"Bonanza" take-off with Bing as Ben Cartwright and Bob as all three sons.
Lucille Ball plays a district attorney, turns up dealing with Bob in a gangster sketch, this is the show where Bob slides his hands down Lucille Ball's dress.
Juliet Prowse dances to "Twelfth Street Rag".
Bob Hope's guests are Jack Benny, Bobby Darin and Ethel Merman. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Bob and Jack do a take-off of "Bird Man of Alcatraz" called "Bird Brain of Alcatraz".
A riverboat gambling skit with Ethel, Jack (playing the fiddle) and Bobby play card sharps out to fleece a gullible Hope.
Ethel Merman sings "This Is It".
Bobby Darin sings "All of Me".
Bob Hope's guests are Andy Griffith, Martha Raye, Jane Russell, Connie Haines, Beryl Davis and the Los Angeles Dodger stars Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Tommy Davis.
Bob pokes fun at Valachi ("He's the star of I've Got a Secret") and Madae Nhu ("She's South Vietnam's answer to Zsa Zsa Gabor").
Jane Russell, Beryl Davis and Connie Haines perform a nightclub act.
Sketches with Martha Raye playing a Madame Poo who's just returned from a world trip.
Andy Griffith as a lovable sheriff toying with Hope.
Dodgers Sandy Koufax, Tommy Davis and Don Drysdale singing "We're In the Money".
Bob Hope's guests are Carroll Baker, Johnny Carson, Frankie Avalon, Louis Prima, Jack Jones, Gia Malone, Sam Butera and The Witnesses.
Bob Hope interviews Johnny Carson who's playing a celebrity all decked out in a spotted leopard coat.
A take-off on "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." with sexy Carroll Baker.
Jack Jones sings and twists with Bob.
The Louis Prima group performs "That Old Black Magic".
Bob Hope's guests are Jimmy Durante & Polly Bergen.
Hope and guests score in a bit wearing baby clothes and singing "Triplets".
A sketch with Durante and Hope playing TV stars that are locked in at night by their networks, spoofing a popular TV series Durante playing "Aquanose, the Underwater Detective". Bob comments that Jimmy has his own built-in snorkel.
Also a piece on "Lady Tallywogger's Boo-Boo" and a foreign spy skit.
Jimmy Durante sings "September Song" reminiscent of the late Walter Huston's version.
Polly sings "The Man That Got Away" ala Judy Garland.
From New York, Bob is joined by Robert Cummings, Lily Pons, Robert Maxwell, Betty Bruce, NYC Mayor Impelleterri, and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt for an hour of music and comedy. Highlights: Hope and Cummings play department store Santas all meeting together on a subway train. Carols sung by a boys' choir rounds out the hour.moreless
Bob Hope's guests are Frank Sinatra, 18-year-old Natalie Wood, Janis Paige, also appearing are Jack Kerwood, Peter Leeds, Eleanor Audley and Charley Cooley. The Les Brown conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Hope & Sinatra play benched minor league ball players. Hope & Paige masquerade as millionaires. Frank Sinatra sings "The Lady is a Tramp".moreless
Bob Hope's guests are Dr. Kildare star Richard Chamberlain, Annette Funicello, Donald O'Connor, Stella Stevens and singer Trini López. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Annette Funicello sings "The Clyde".
Trini López sings "Jezebel".
Bob & Trini duet on "Hello Dolly!"
Sketch with Bob and Stella demonstrating an in-flight floor show.
Donald O'Connor as a demon knife-thrower and Bob as a demon target.
Richard Chamberlain as a Nipponese gunslinger in a comedic Japanese Western skit.
"The Young at Heart" background music by Les Brown Orchestra.
Bob with George Sanders and Steve Allen surrounded by beauties Dorothy Lamour, Jane Russell, Betty Grable and Marilyn Maxwell.
Steve Allen conducts the tour that goes into a story conference, into dressing rooms, backstage, on the set and finally right off the cutting room floor.
Latter comes when a film clip is shown that never got into the movie "That Certain Feeling".
Bob Hope's guests for his 15th Season opener are Dean Martin, Jack Benny, Milton Berle and Phyllis Diller.
Dean Martin performs "Everybody Loves Somebody".
Phyllis and Bob do a slapstick sketch on TV monster shows, Bob portrays The Bat, an out-of-work ghoul constantly at war with his prickly tongued wife Cynthia Witch (Phyllis) and The Atomic Chicken, a successful TV boogeyman (Milton).
Jack Benny and Phyllis perform a skit of a couple seeing a marriage counselor played by Bob.
Milton and Bob crack political jokes right and left.
From London, his first TV special broadcast from the land of his birth 51 years prior. Bob Hope's guests are Maurice Chevalier with his TV debut, comedienne Beatrice Lillie, French ballerina Liane Dayde, South African born actress Moira Lister, English film and stage actor Jerry Desmonde, 17-year-old actress Shirley Eaton, English beauty queen Doreen Dawne and the Cologne Male Voice Choir.
From New York, Bob Hope welcomes guests Marilyn Maxwell, Jimmy Wakely, Judy Kelly, the magnificent dance duo The Hi-Hatters, and The Taylor Maids for an hour of music and comedy.
Bob Hope's guests are Gina Lollobrigida, Frankie Avalon, Pete Fountain and Nancy Wilson.
Gina Lollobrigida sings "Quando, Quando".
Bob and Gina do an Italian takeoff of "My Fair Lady".
Frankie Avalon sings and plays the role of a bum with Bob.
Nancy Wilson sings "Who Can I Turn To".
Pete Fountain performs "Georgia on My Mind".
Bob Hope's guests for his first variety special of the new season are Andy Williams, Dinah Shore, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Beatrice Lillie.
Presents himself in his first comedy special of the season an hour of brittle humor and solid songs.
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in excellent company with guests Beatrice Lillie (who is mighty funny in a ribbing of the film, "Cat Ballou" called Tiger Ballou),
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, (who provides Hope a mean foil in a satire on astronauts).
Dinah Shore sings "Any Place I Hang My Hat".
Andy Williams solos with "The Way You Look Tonight".
There is also another obvious spoof on the James Bond theme, nand Hope's usual crisp commentary on the news.
Bob Hope's guests are Maureen O'Hara, Danny Thomas and Carol Haney.
Bob and Danny Thomas kid TV commercials in a short but funny bit.
Bob and Carol are a riot in a thing about the homelife of a "beatnik".
Carol does a frenetic dance to "Doin' the Raccoon".
Bob and Danny do a private-eye skit called "The Case of the Falling Trendex".
Maureen O'Hara sings "I Could Have Danced All Night".
Bob Hope's guests are Danny Thomas, Virna Lisi, Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence.
Bob plays in three sketches besides delivering his monologue.
He's the hippie son of an Alaskan oil king (Danny Thomas) who gives Danny a hard time.
He's a bartender who listens to Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme air their woes.
Hope plays the German villain hunting for hidden pizzas in a takeoff of "The Secret of Santa Vittoria" with Virna Lisi playing the Italian countess.
Steve Lawrence sings "The Drifter"
Eydie sings "Tonight, I'll Say a Prayer".
Bob Hope's guests are Andy Williams, Elke Sommer, Anthony Newley and the Look All-America Football Team for an hour of entertainment. Bing Crosby and Dean Martin make cameo appearances. All-Americans appearing are Jack Tatum, Walker Gillette and Steve Owens.
Anthony Newley teams with Bob for a "Midnight Cowboy" spoof.
Andy Williams appears as Dr. Sigmund Fruit trying to get Elke Sommer to appear on his show.
Elke also appears as Mrs. Santa Claus unhappy about being left alone on Christmas.
Bing Crosby returns Hope's earlier favor by appearing in this skit.
Andy Williams sings "I Believe".
Anthony Newley sings "There's No Such Thing as Love".
Around the World with the USO with Bob Hope and his troupe during a 16-day tour of Washington D.C., Germany, Italy, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan and Guam. Guest stars on the tour included Neil Armstrong, Connie Stevens, Romy Schneider, Teresa Graves, Suzanne Charney, Eva Reuber-Staier (Miss World), The Golddiggers, The Peiro Brothers and Les Brown and his Band of Renown.
Beginning with a White House dinner.
Connie Stevens sings "Bill".
"Laugh-In's" Teresa Graves, the Golddinggers and Suzanne Charney dance for the GIs.
From the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Bob Hope's guests are Steve McQueen, Neile Adams and Kay Starr. Also Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Kay Starr sings "Some Day".
Neile Adams sings "My Heart Belongs to Daddy".
In sketches, Cadet "Crazy Nose" Hope and Steve "Flash" McQueen flirt with the general's daughter Kay Starr, plays a football hero and flies solo.
The Cadet Chorus turns up at the finale.
USO Xmas Show from throughout the Caribbean. Bob Hope's guests are Andy Williams, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Janis Paige, Jerry Colonna and Anita Bryant.
From Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba.
Bob and Janis sing a duet from "The Facts of Life".
Andy Williams sings "You Don't Want Love".
Bob and Andy duet with "Caribbean Hit Parade".
Anita Bryant sings "Paper Roses".
All join in for "Silent Night".
Bob's guests are Nancy Wilson, James Garner, Martha Raye, Kathryn Crosby and The Beach Boys. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
The Beach Boys perform "Dance, Dance, Dance".
Nancy Wilson sings "I'm Beginning to See the Light" and "The Music That Makes Me Dance".
James Garner plays Santa Claus who is shot down over Moscow.
Martha and Bob do a takeoff on "Pitiful Place" (Peyton Place).
Bob spoofs TV commercials as "King of Commercials".
From New York's Waldorf Astoria. Bob Hope hosts this hour of entertainment to benefit the Eisenhower Medical Center. Guests appearing are Johnny Cash, Johnny Carson, Ray Bolger, Bing Crosby, Raquel Welch, Nelson Rockefeller, President Richard Nixon, Mamie Eisenhower, Oleg Cassini, the West Point Glee Club. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Ray Bolger sings "Once in Love With Mamie"
Bob Hope's guests are Ann-Margret, Phyllis Diller, Buddy Greco, Jerry Colonna and The Spurrlows, Chrysler's musical ambassadors of safe driving. Wally Cox makes a cameo appearance. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Ann-Margret appears in a sketch with Bob called "The Odd Squad", she's Nancy Nice and he's Harry Youth.
Ann-Margret's production number is "It All Depends on You".
Bob and Buddy's medley parodying country western laments.
Feminist co-pilot Phyllis Diller is confronted by would-be hijacker Wally Cox.
Bob Hope's guests are Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour, Elke Sommer and Engelbert Humperdinck. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Jack Benny scores in the evening's top sketch, playing Hope's neighbor, and conning Bob out of car, house, wine cellar and tuxedo as Ski Nose leaves for Vietnam.
Benny also plays Elke Sommer's fiance in "Three for Breakfast", in which husband Hope suddenly turns up after a seven-year absence.
Dorothy Lamour turns up as Mrs. Santa Claus, ready to make her first Christmas trip and butler Hope waits on an impoverished Engelbert Humperdinck in the family castle.
This special program of additional highlights of Bob Hope's Yuletide tour of Vietnam. Hope includes new monologue, some studio guests and additional highlights from six shows. Also shown will be activities during four tension-filled, top security days traveling through South Vietnam. Members of the troupe include Janis Paige, Jill St. John, Anita Bryant, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Jerry Colonna, John Bubbles, Ann Sidney and Les Brown.
More footage on Hope's Southeast Asia tour last Christmas. There are shots of the Pleiku raid and the resulting damage, plus newsreel footage of Marines being entertained in Okinawa and arriving in Viet Nam.
Cartoonist Bill Mauldin gives his version of the February 7th Pleiku attack and sees films of his son, Bill Jr., a pilot at Pleiku.
Bob quips about the astronauts, the Russian cosmonauts and the upcoming Hollywood Oscars in his opening monologue.
From Japan, Korea, Guam, Philippines, Okinawa, Formosa, and aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. Bob makes his annual tour to entertain service personnel stationed abroad at Christmastime. Bob Hope's entertainers are Lana Turner, Janis Paige, Jerry Colonna, Anita Bryant, Peter Leeds and Miss USA, Amadee Chabot.
Lana Turner and Bob Hope do the Bossa Nova.
Jerry Colonna turns up in a number of costumes.
Janis Paige plays a GI wife.
Anita Bryant sings.
Bob Hope's guests are Frank Sinatra, Robert Goulet, Brenda Lee, Edie Adams and the 1963 Hollywood Deb Stars. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Frank Sinatra sings "Call Me Irresponsible".
Skit on TV's psychiatric dramas.
Bob Hope appears in a sketch as a teenage singer who is idolized by a female radio disk jockeys.
Bing Crosby and Jack Benny pinch-hit for the ailing Bob Hope. Danny Thomas and Juliet Prowse appear in a pre-recorded segment. The 1963 Look All-America Football Team, look for Dick Butkus and Carl Eller and six football "queens".
Bob Hope's guests are Anne Bancroft, Sergio Franchi, Janet Leigh and singer Julie London. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Bob's monologue touches on smoking, the Beatles, golf, President Johnson and Red China.
Hope and Sergio Franchi as a pair of Italian tenors singing their reactions to an automobile crash. (Hope did this skit years ago with Nelson Eddy).
Hope as the First Man and Anne Bancroft as his wife, the country's first lady president.
Hope as a man reaching his "Busting Point" as a result of carrying on with his wife (Janet Leigh) and his girlfriend (also Janet Leigh).
Sergio Franchi sings "Marta".
John Kent, an all-American fullback inherits an exclusive Paris dress shop "Roberta" from his Aunt Minnie, he and his friend Huckleberry Haines travel to Paris to run the shop. A romance blooms between John and Stephanie, the dress shop assistant until the arrival of John's old girlfriend Sophie who causes alot of problems for everyone.
Songs include "Lovely to Look At", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "Touch of Your Hand", "Let's Begin", "Yesterdays", "I Won't Dance" and "You're Devastating".
Bob Hope's third annual salute to Vaudeville with guests Jimmy Durante, Barbara McNair, Donald O'Connor and Tom Jones.
Barbara McNair sings "I Am Woman" and "Alley Cat".
Tom Jones sings "Fly Me to the Moon" and "I Know".
The antique acts include the jealous knife thrower, the seal in the closet and "Song and Rousing Witticisms" by the song-and-dance team of Hope and Jones.
Donald O'Connor plays the knife-thrower and Jimmy cuts up Hope on the seal act.
Barbara McNair, dressed in gold lame and feathery boa, sings "Alley Cat" with a background "chorus" composed of Hope.
Barbara also gets in Donald O'Connor's act to "Me and My Shadow."
Literally a who's who in the comedy field show up for Bob Hope as he begins his 20th season of Specials on television.
Twenty one comics with late additions including Huntley and Brinkley, form Bob's select list for this hour, kidding TV censorship, when Hope is fired by the network and begins to organize his craft. Put together like "Laugh-In" to accommodate the cast, Bob battles censor Richard Deacon to start the row, and ends up picketing with the help of George Gobel and Danny Thomas. Tommy Smothers is in on the act, as Bob depicts the effect of censors on moon astronauts Soupy Sales and Jack Carter, football players like Bill Dana, Tarzan Wally Cox and Peyton Place's Constance MacKenzie (Jack E. Leonard in drag). Bulging cast includes Flip Wilson, Pat Paulsen, Nipsey Russell, Johnny Carson, Buddy Hackett, Phil Silvers, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar, Steve Allen, Red Buttons, Shecky Greene and Marty Allen.
Bob Hope's guests are Debbie Reynolds, Phyllis Diller, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.
Debbie Reynolds does impressions of Hollywood ladies with political potential. Phyllis Diller wants to run for political office against Debbie Dimples.
Bob joins Steve and Eydie for sketches about a Hollywood divorce triangle and three wigged-out hippies.
Steve sings "It's Got to Be Me".
Eydie sings "When the World Was Young".
Spoof of "The Flying Nun".
Debbie Reynolds does a song-and-dance from her night club act that includes, "Sunny Side of the Street", "Lullaby of Broadway" and "Me and My Shadow".
Bob Hope's guests are David Janssen, Elke Sommer, Jack Jones, The Kids Next Door, Lew Alcindor and the Football All-Americans. O. J. Simpson is introduced as the star USC running back.
Jack Jones sings "She Loves Me" and "Impossible Dream".
Elke Sommers sings German, Spanish, Oriental and Italian bits in a fancy international cabaret production number.
The Kids Next Door perform "Mame".
Bob, David and Jack play members of the UCLA football team in a sketch with Janssen as star Gary Beban and Bob as a prep school recuit who won't suit up.
Big finale with "Thanks for the Memory" with a serious Hope plea for college contributions.
Bob Hope's guests for his Christmas special are Phil Silvers, Jerry Colonna, Ernest Borgnine, Paul Lynde, Don Adams, Wally Cox and Joyce Jamison.
"Miracle on the Freeway". Bob and his guests take a satiric look at Christmas present.
Santa Claus (Bob Hope) goes to jail for causing a big traffic jam on the Hollywood Freeway. Cop Phil Silvers makes the arrest, Don Adams is the prosecuting attorney and psychiatrist Paul Lynde checks Santa to see if the fat man's senses are all there. Joyce Jamison is the perplexed Mrs. Claus. Hope's cellmates are Ernest Borgnine and Wally Cox, two brains plotting a jail break, and the crazy judge is old Hope buddy, Jerry Colonna.
And in the closing moments, The International Children's Choir sings "Santa Claus is Coming to Town".
Bob Hope's guests for this special benefit salute to the USO are Bing Crosby, Pearl Bailey, Barbara Eden and the U.S. Military Academy Glee Club with the Les Brown Orchestra.
A boxing match between Marciano and Chicken Delight (Bob Hope).
Bing Crosby sings "Thanks for the Memory".
Bob Hope sings "White Christmas".
Both join in for songs from their "Road" movies.
Pearl sings "Hello, Dolly!"
The Cadet Glee Club perform.
Bob Hope's guests for his 18th season premiere are Jimmy Durante, Jack Jones, Phyllis Diller, Don Rickles, Kaye Stevens and Rowan & Martin; cameo appearances from Danny Thomas, Don Adams, Paul Lynde, Buddy Hackett and Rudy Vallee.
Fun of Vaudeville with Bob, Jimmy Durante and Jack Jones recreate the routines of Clayton, Jackson and Durante, singing most of Jimmy's perennials.
Jimmy Durante solos with "A Real Piano Player" and "Jimmy the Well-Dressed Man".
Bob goes back to his days on the boards with partner Louise Troxell, a Gracie Allen type, played by Kaye Stevens, and then shifts to a heckler's routing with Dick Martin and Dan Rowan.
Dolled up in a paper dress, Phyllis Diller comes on for her standup bit about clothes and husband Fang.
Jack Jones croons a medley of songs including "Moon River".
Bob Hope's guests are Carol Lawrence, Tony Bennett, Jill St. John and Shirley Eaton. The pop music scene and marriage in the US and Britain is spoofed in song and sketches.
Tony Bennett take a crack at a rock 'n roll medley including songs like "Winchester Cathedral, "Wack, Wack," and "The Eggplant That Ate Chicago."
Carol Lawrence dances to "I'm a Brass Band".
England's Shirley Eaton and Jill St. John appear with Hope in sketches on "Our Man in Saigon" and British marriages.
Tony sings "The Lady's in Love" and "She's Funny That Way".
Bob Hope's guests are James Garner, Carol Lawrence, Phyllis Diller and the We Five.
James Garner as a sharecropper trying to get federal aid in a skit with Bob as the target of a Senator Blohard's war on poverty.
Bob and Phyllis are slightly mad in "The Accumulator" a takeoff on the movie "The Collector".
Carol Lawrence does a big rhythm dance number and joins Bob in a two-part college campus skit involving unkempt protest students.
The We Five perform.
Bob Hope's guests are Bing Crosby, Janet Leigh, Jack Benny and Nancy Wilson. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Busiest of all, of course, is Hope who plays Santa Claus. with a squad of "elves."
A sketch in which he meets Benny (who is at his Scrooge best) who wants to take over Santa's "racket."
Bing Crosby sings "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
Nancy Wilson sings "Silent Night".
Bob Hope's guests are Danny Thomas, Martha Raye, Jill St. John and The Righteous Brothers.
Martha Raye and Bob do a "Batman" takeoff in which Martha is Batgirl and Bob is Lobsterman who tries to catch her with a giant flyswatter.
A spoof on the movie "The Cincinnati Kid" finds Danny Thomas as the Toledo Kid beating Bob at poker.
Bob "Wheels" Hope is a motorcycle demon in Heck's Angels with Jill St. John.
The Righteous Brothers perform "You Are My Soul and Inspiration" and "Turn On Your Lovelight".
From Acapulco, Mexico. Bob departs from his usual comedic program into a fun festive event.
Film clips of celebrities like Claudine Auger, Dolores Del Rio, Glenn Ford, Michael Caine, Gina Lollobrigida, Merle Oberson, James Mason, Elke Sommer and Jayne Mansfield at the Mexican Film Festival.
A sequence in which Bob and Mexican comedian Cantinflas fight an imaginary bull.
Other guests include Eva Renzi, Emily Cranz, Freddie Guzman and Teddy Stauffer.
Bob combs "bikini land" and visits an after-dark hot spot, Tequila A-Go-Go.
Bob Hope's 25th trek to the Far East visiting the GIs. Bob's guests are Phyllis Diller, Anita Bryant, Vic Damone, Joey Heatherton, Anna Kashfi, Diane McBain, Rita Feria (Miss World) and The Korean Kittens. With Les Brown and His Band of Reknown. On view are Cardinal Spellman, Billy Graham, Stuart Symington, Johnny Grant, Tippi Hedren and Chris Noel.
Vic Damone sings "More" and "Strangers in the Night".
Anita Bryant sings "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" aboard the carrier Bennington.
Bob and Phyllis crack jokes on the Franklin D. Roosevelt carrier.
Korean Kittens sing "What’d I Say".
Hope and Joey Heatherton do a song and dance.
Joey sings "Spanish Flea".
Billy Graham gives pep talk to soldiers.
Dolores Hope sings "White Christmas".
Diane Shelton does acrobatic act.
Appearances by Johnny Grant, Diane McBain. Tippi Hedrin makes a short appearance. Skit with girls protesting Hope’s treatment of them.
Anita Bryant sings "Silent Night". Troupe visits wounded. Hope asks General Leo Wald why we must win.
Footage of the copters, "Jolly Green Giants" along with film of the wounded coming out of evacuation planes.
On view are Cardinal Spellman, Billy Graham, Stuart Symington, Tippi Hedren and Chris Noel.
Bob Hope stars in a 90 minute adaptation of the big 1933 musical comedy hit of 25 years ago, Jerome Kern's "Roberta." Also appearing are Janis Paige, Howard Keel, Anna Maria Alberghetti and Sara Dillon. Featured are songs "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "The Touch of Your Hand", "Lovely to Look At" and "You're Devastating".
Bob Hope's guests are Joan Crawford, France's famous clown, Fernandel, Robert Strauss, Hillary Brooke and the Bernard Brothers.
Bob Hope does a standup monologue and banters with Joan Crawford.
A sidewalk cafe sketch with French comic Fernandel abusing Bob is a funny sequence.
A broad comedy with Bob, Joan and Rob Strauss.
Bob Hope is joined by guests Glen Campbell, Juliet Prowse, James Garner, Barbara McNair and cameo appearances from several stars from the alumni roster including, John Wayne, Fess Parker, Robert Stack and Marlo Thomas. Also, appearing is football coach Jim McKay and a salute to Heisman trophy front runner O.J. Simpson.
Bob leads a Notre Dame U.S.C. football rally at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
Bob chats with Trojan back player of the year, O.J. Simpson.
Bob Hope's guests are Carol Lawrence, Jerry Colonna, Janet Leigh, Nancy Ames, Glen Campbell, Stella Stevens and Wally Cox.
A "Mission: Impossible" book show with agent Hope tracking down Santa Claus, kidnaped by a women's group called Broads, Inc. Agent Hope meets stewardess Nancy Ames on a hijacked plane to Havanna, faces judge Jerry Colonna, makes friends with CIA agent Glen Campbell and shoots off to Hong Kong only to be poisoned by dancer Carol Lawrence. Bob bumps into Janet Leigh for a song and eventually finds Santa (Wally Cox) at Broad headquarters.
From Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Guam, Okinawa, Midway Island and aboard the USS Hancock and the USS New Jersey, Bob Hope presents his USO Christmas tour with special guests Ann-Margret, Rosey Grier, Dick Albers and his trampoline act, Linda Bennett, Miss World Penny Plummer, Honey Ltd. and The Goldiggers.
The Golddiggers' impromptu show at an Army PX, and their efforts while on the USS Hancock to entertain a destroyer crew 200 yards away.
The Golddiggers perform to "Let Yourself Go".
Ann-Margret does the frug with dancing partner Hope.
Rosey Grier sings "Bad News".
Honey Ltd. sing "I'm So Glad".
Bob Hope's guests for his tribute to Vaudeville special are Bing Crosby, Martha Raye, George Burns, Lisa Miller, Rowan & Martin and Diana Ross and The Supremes.
Martha Raye sings her famous rendition of "Mr. Paganini".
Bing Crosby sings 'bird' songs like "Red Red Robin".
Hope, Crosby and Burns resurrect "Goldie, Fields and Glide" one of the worst acts ever dreamed up.
Bob and Bing revive their 1932 routine called "crossovers" in which two men meet in the street and pass the time of day.
George Burns recalls Gracie Allen sillies with Lisa Miller.
Diana Ross and The Supremes offer a medley of their hits.
Bob Hope's guests are Jimmy Durante, Cyd Charisse, Nancy Sinatra and Ray Charles.
Nancy Sinatra sings "God Knows I Love You".
Nancy plays a psychiatrist to cowboy Hope.
Cyd Charisse dances and poses as an overweight woman as part of a gag in a "Waist Watchers" sketch in which Bob becomes pinned in a telephone booth.
Ray Charles rocks a couple of tunes.
Hope and Jimmy ham it up in a college campus riot sketch, with Bob leading the dissidents (unusually beautiful girls) and Durante, wearing a tam playing school prexy Sigmund Sayakawa.
Bob Hope's guests are Jane Wyman, Patti Page, Tina Louise, Maureen Arthur, golfer Jack Nicklaus and Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66.
Patti Page sings "The Love Song".
Bob attempts to lure away a Nicklaus pupil for lessons with Jack for himself.
Plugging his latest film "How to Commit Marriage" Bob faces Jane Wyman, Maureen Arthur and Tina Louise in the studio cutting room as the girls angle for more footage.
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 perform "Scarborough Fair" and "Pretty World".
Bob Hope salutes the Apollo 7 astronauts direct from the Houston Mission control in this mix of news headlines, music and comedy. Bob's special guests are David Janssen, Barbara Eden and Ray Charles. The Apollo 7 astronauts are Walter Cunningham, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Schirra.
Ray Charles sings "The Sun Died" and "Bright Lights and You, Girl".
Barbara Eden sings "Don't Tell Mama" a song-and-dance number from "Cabaret" choreographed by Miriam Nelson.
David Janssen and Bob do an "Odd Couple" spoof set in outer space.
After 97 days aloft, Cdr. Charlie Impeccable (David) is ready to flip. His messy partner on the trip to Mars is Dustin Swine (Bob), who's somehow imprevious to the tensions of interstellar travel.
Bob Hope's guests are Gwen Verdon, Bob Fosse, John Davidson, Jeannie C. Riley and World Series' pitchers Bob Gibson
and Denny McLain.
Jeannie C. Riley sings "Harper Valley PTA".
Gwen plays Violet C. Drab a contestant on "Blind Date", a spoof of "The Dating Game" in a sketch with Hope.
John Davidson sings "Hey Jude".
Gwen Verdon performs a flamenco number choreographed by her husband Bob Fosse.
Bob Hope's guests are Paul Lynde, Arnold Palmer, Anne Bancroft, Lou Rawls and Jill St. John.
Bob comments on the New Hampshire Primary, in his opening monologue on income taxes and the forthcoming Oscars.
Hope gives his heart to socialite Anne Bancroft and is surprised when his fiance Jill St. John show up.
Jill St. John as Bonnie and Bob as Killer Clod a bashful lover and bank robber.
Lou Rawls sings.
Bob kids around with Arnold Palmer.