The Bob Hope Show - Season 43

NBC (ended 1975)




Episode Guide

  • Bob Hope: The First 90 Years
    This is your life, Bob Hope. Accolades from celebrities and six Presidents complement production numbers and clips highlighting the career of the legendary entertainer, who turns 90 on May 29. Vaudeville and Broadway: Angela Lansbury recalls Bob's roots in a segment capped by vaudeville revivalists Bill Irwin and David Shiner (Broadway's Fool Moon). Radio: Betty White reflects on Hope's radio days of the 1930s and '40s; Rosemary Clooney evokes the era with her rendition of I'll Be Seeing You. Movies: Bob Hope's Road hits (beginning with 1940's Road to Singapore) and his pairings with Lucille Ball are remembered by Tom Selleck and Lucie Arnaz. TV: The specials that made Hope a legend are surveyed by Johnny Carson, and Roseanne and Tom Arnold. Also scheduled: reflections on Hope as a hoofer, topical humorist and USO headliner by Paula Abdul, Gary Shandling and Walter Cronkite. Songs by Ann Jillian and Bob's wife, Dolores; and tributes from George Burns, President Clinton, and former Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan and Bush.moreless
  • Bob Hope's Four-Star Christmas Fiesta from San Antonio
    From San Antonio, Texas, Bob Hope's guests are Rita Rudner, Clint Black, Phylicia Rashad, Dolores Hope, the Rose Queen and the AP All America Football Team with future NFL heroes Lincoln Kennedy, Marshall Faulk, and Garrison Hearst.
  • Bob Hope Presents the Ladies of Laughter
    Bob Hope is joined by funny ladies Margaret Cho, Kathleen Madigan, Wendy Liebman, Carol Siskind, Anita Wise, Crystal Bernard, Phyllis Diller and Rue McClanahan.