The Bob Hope Show - Season 21

NBC (ended 1975)




Episode Guide

  • April 5, 1971
    April 5, 1971
    Episode 6

    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".

  • February 15, 1971
    February 15, 1971
    Episode 5
    Bob Hope's guests are Bing Crosby, Petula Clark, Jo Anne Worley and Teresa Graves. Highlights: Petula sings "The Song Of My Life". Bob and Petula duet on "Tea For Two".
  • January 14, 1971
    January 14, 1971
    Episode 4

    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.

  • December 7, 1970
    December 7, 1970
    Episode 3

    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.

  • November 16, 1970
    November 16, 1970
    Episode 2
    Bringing Back Vaudeville. Bob Hope's guests are Lucille Ball, Danny Thomas, George Burns, Tom Jones and Lisa Miller. With Les Brown and His Band of Renown. Highlights: Bob plays a comic heckled by Danny and a hypnotist who takes Lucy out of the audience to be his stooge. George does a Burns-and-Allen routine with his young protege Lisa Miller. Bob, Lucy and Danny play small fry auditioning for Gus Edwards' "School Days" a vaudeville classic. Tom Jones sings "Cabaret" and "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" Danny sings "It All Depends on You". Bob and Tom duet on "You Gotta Have Heart", "Love Is Just Around the Corner", "Don't Give Up the Ship" and "We Joined the Navy to See the World".moreless
  • October 5, 1970
    October 5, 1970
    Episode 1

    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.