The Bob Hope Show - Season 16

NBC (ended 1975)




Episode Guide

  • April 13, 1966
    April 13, 1966
    Episode 6
    Bob Hope's guests are Phyllis Diller, Pete Fountain, Jonathan Winters and Lee Marvin. Highlights: Sketches include "Pagoda Place", after remarrying a wealthy Japanese woman learns that her husband is still alive. "The Putrid Six" stars Bob as a sinister bandit chief and Lee as a sissy gangster with Johnnie Lee as Chiquita. A police lieutenant (Bob) investigates Oscar nominee Rock Surly (Jonathan), who is suspected of murdering the other contenders.moreless
  • February 16, 1966
    February 16, 1966
    Episode 5

    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".

  • January 19, 1966
    January 19, 1966
    Episode 4
    Bob Hope's Christmas Special with guests Vic Damone, Jerry Colonna, Joey Heatherton and the Korean Kittens. Special Appearances by Billy Graham, Anita Bryant, Tippi Hedren, Phyllis Diller, Diane McBain and Johnny Grant. Highlights: Korean Kittens sing "What'd I Say". Vic Damone sings "More" and "Strangers in the Night". Hope and Joey Heatherton do a song and dance. Joey sings "Spanish Flea". Billy Graham gives pep talk to soldiers. Diane Shelton does acrobatic act. Appearances by Johnny Grant, Diane McBain. Tippi Hedren makes a short appearance. Skit with girls protesting Hope's treatment of them. Anita Bryant sings "Silent Night". Hope asks General Leo Wald why we must win. Other participants are Rita Feria (Miss World), Les Brown and his Band of Reknown and Phyllis Diller.moreless
  • December 15, 1965
    December 15, 1965
    Episode 3

    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".

  • October 20, 1965
    October 20, 1965
    Episode 2

    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.

  • September 29, 1965
    September 29, 1965
    Episode 1

    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.
    It's one of the best efforts for the comedian wlw is
    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.