The Bob Hope Show - Season 17

NBC (ended 1975)




Episode Guide

  • February 15, 1967
    February 15, 1967
    Episode 6

    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".

  • January 18, 1967
    January 18, 1967
    Episode 5

    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.

  • December 14, 1966
    December 14, 1966
    Episode 4

    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.

  • November 16, 1966
    November 16, 1966
    Episode 3

    Bob Hope's guests for an hour of music and comedy are: Bing Crosby; 23-year-old Vietnamese singer and Miss Vietnam, Bach Yen (aka White Sparrow); and a group of rising Hollywood starlets billed as "The New Faces of Hollywood" — among them: Donna Danton, Marilyn Devon, Marianne Gordon, Melodie Johnson, Chris Noel, Eileen O'Neill, Susan St. James, and Venita Wolf.

    Highlights: Bach Yen sings "What Now, My Love?" (in French and in English) and "Dem Dong" a folk song. Bing sings "In the Cool Cool of the Evening" and "Pennies From Heaven". Sketch with Bob as a wealthy Texan and Bing as a snooty Englishman who enter their prize ponies in the Grand National. Also a parody of "Fantastic Voyage" called "Fantastic Stomach" in which a miniaturized Bob and Bing penetrate the Vast Waistline to find out what's ailing Jackie Gleason.

  • October 19, 1966
    October 19, 1966
    Episode 2
    Murder at NBC. Bob Hope is joined by sixteen of his peers for a spoof called "Murder at NBC." Appearing are Johnny Carson, Jimmy Durante, Jonathan Winters, Milton Berle, Bill Cosby, Jack Carter, Red Buttons, Don Adams, Wally Cox, Rowan & Martin, Shecky Greene, Don Rickles, Soupy Sales, Dick Shawn and Bill Dana. Bob plays the mad scientist, Van Smirtch who has the chemical capability of shrinking the United States.moreless
  • September 28, 1966
    September 28, 1966
    Episode 1
    For his first variety show of the 1966-67 season, Bob Hope has surrounded himself with many of his former leading ladies. They include Lucille Ball, Madeleine Carroll, Joan Caufield, Joan Collins, Arlene Dahl, Phyllis Diller, Anita Ekberg, Rhonda Fleming, Joan Fontaine, Signe Hasso, Hedy Lamarr, Dorothy Lamour, Marilyn Maxwell, Virginia Mayo, Dina Merrill, Vera Miles, Janis Paige and Jane Russell. Also on hand: Paul Lynde, Jerry Colonna, Ken Murray and Peter Leeds.moreless