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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 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.