The Bob Hope Show - Season 4

NBC (ended 1975)




Episode Guide

  • October 20, 1953
    October 20, 1953
    Episode 1
    Bob Hope's guests are Gloria DeHaven, Phil Harris and Ohio Governor Frank J. Lausche.
  • November 17, 1953
    November 17, 1953
    Episode 2

    Bob Hope's guests are Fred MacMurray, actress Arlene Dahl (canceled at the last minute) and Janis Paige. Also appearing Les Brown and His Band of Renown. Highlights: Fred, Janis and Bob do a sketch making fun of TV commercials. Bob played a club-footed college football player in a sketch. Bob and Janis sang a duet. Bob and Fred reminsce about their start 20 years ago.

  • December 15, 1953
    December 15, 1953
    Episode 3
    Bob Hope Christmas Special. Bob's guests are Gale Storm, The Corbett Twins, Gene Nelson, Pat Hora, Joan Shawlee, Jerry Desmond, Ray Kellogg, Johnny Cooley, Jack Pepper and Les Brown and His Band of Reknown. Highlights: Gale Storm and Hope perform a comedy skit with a cameo by Charles Farrell and sing "Walking My Baby Back Home". The Corbett Twins (Jeannie and Jane), appearing in Hope's forthcoming Paramount film Here Come the Girls, help Hope pick the winner of a trip to Hollywood. Hope performs a Christmas shopping sketch as a store clerk. Gene Nelson and Pat Hora dance "The Story of the Sandman". Hope and Nelson do a soft-shoe dance number. Gale Storm sings "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy". Bob Hope performs in a skit as a member of a committee working to fight Los Angeles smog. Hope, Storm and Nelson sing "Silver Bells". Major General William F. Dean, Korean War hero, gives a speech on the war, Christmas, an the need to rebuild Korea.moreless
  • January 26, 1954
    January 26, 1954
    Episode 4
    Bob Hope's guests are Tony Martin, Zsa Zsa Gabor and comedienne Cass Daley. Les Brown conducts the orchestra. Highlights: The opening sequence has Bob dancing with a bevy of young ladies to California themed music. In the first sketch Bob plays an ultra vain actor and Cass Daley plays a waitress dying to meet him. Tony Martin, Hilary Brook and Bob Hope play a newlywed husband suffering from amnesia for seven years and returning home, thinking it's still his wedding night, only to find that his wife has remarried and is celebrating her second wedding night. Zsa Zsa joins Bob for a skit called "Love Behind the Iron Curtain". Tony Martin sings a couple of songs. The finale has Tony, Zsa Zsa and Cass doin a little singing when a mystery guest shows up, who else but Milton Berle. The winner of the nation-wide contest to find a baby under three years of age who looks like Bob Hope will also appear as Bob's guest. The little Fort Lewis tyke even has Bob's mannerisms!moreless
  • February 16, 1954
    February 16, 1954
    Episode 5
    Bob Hope's guests are Nelson Eddy, Gloria DeHaven and Jerry Colonna.
  • March 16, 1954
    March 16, 1954
    Episode 6

    Bob Hope's guests are David Niven, Janis Paige and comedienne Cass Daley. Also appearing Les Brown and His Band of Renown.

  • April 13, 1954
    April 13, 1954
    Episode 7

    Bob Hope's guests are Jack Benny and Rosemary Clooney. Also appearing Les Brown and His Band of Renown.

  • May 11, 1954
    May 11, 1954
    Episode 8

    Bob Hope's guests are Dorothy Lamour, Edmond O'Brien, Sheldon Leonard and Verna Felton. Also appearing announcer Hy Averback and Les Brown and His Band of Renown.

  • June 1, 1954
    June 1, 1954
    Episode 9

    Bob Hope's guests are Marilyn Maxwell, comedienne Cass Daley and Jerry Colonna. Cameos by Zsa Zsa Gabor and Jack Benny. With Elvia Allman and Peter Leeds.Also, "Most Beautiful June Bride" Contest Winner.