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Someone arranges a star-studded party at Bob Hope's home and then begins murdering the guests.

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Bob Hope
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Don Adams
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Jack Albertson
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Marty Allen
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Steve Allen
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Desi Arnaz
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Young Groucho Marx
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Rona Barrett
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Milton Berle / Ugly Woman
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Foster Brooks
Les Brown ...
Les Brown
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George Burns
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Red Buttons
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Pat Buttram
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John Byner
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Sammy Cahn
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Glen Campbell
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Jack Carter
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Charo
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Jerry Colonna
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Mike Connors
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Scatman Crothers
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Dana Bill
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Angie Dickinson
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Phyllis Diller
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Jamie Farr
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George Gobel
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Jim Hutton
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David Janssen
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Arte Johnson
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Alan King
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George Kirby
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Don Knotts
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Fred MacMurray
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Dean Martin
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Groucho Marx
Jan Murray ...
Jan Murray
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Wayne Newton
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Vincent Price
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Freddie Prinze
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Don Rickles
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Harry Ritz
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Telly Savalas
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Phil Silvers
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Larry Storch
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Abe Vigoda
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Serving Maid
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Gatekeeper
Andy Albin ...
Andy Albin
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Jimmie Walker
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Flip Wilson
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Johnny Carson (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dick McDonough

Written by

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Jeffrey Barron ... ()
 
Ruth Batchelor ... ()
 
Gig Henry ... ()
 
Hal Kanter ... ()
 
Charles Lee ... ()
 
Paul Pumpian ... () (as Paul Pompian)
 
Ben Starr ... ()
 
Jean Topple ... ()
 
Harvey Weitzman ... ()

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Bob Hope ... executive producer
Hal Kanter ... producer
Jerry Madden ... associate producer

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Les Brown

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Hal Collins ... (video tape)

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Chip Brooks ... videotape editor

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E. Jay Krause

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Sal Anthony

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Harry Blake ... makeup artist

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Willis Oborn ... unit manager

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Clay Daniel ... associate director

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John Pawlek ... audio

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Jerry Smith ... video camera
Lon Stucky ... lighting director

Animation Department

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John Wilson ... animator

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Judith Laurence ... assistant to producer
Jerry Masterson ... stage director
Onnie Morrow ... coordinator
Suzanne Pelsang ... stage director
Walt Romansky ... technical director
Norman Sullivan ... consultant

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Plot Summary

Over fifty of the greatest living comedians are called to a party at Bob Hope's house, where each of them is systematically killed (and their bodies thrown in Hope's pool!). Hope and the rapidly shrinking cast try to discover who is the mysterious killer known only as "Joys." Written by Mike Konczewski

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Also Known As
  • Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in 'Joys' (United States)
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  • 90 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Final performance of Groucho Marx. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Robert Blake/Don Rickles/Bob Hope/Desi Arnaz (1976). See more »
Quotes [referring to Arnaz's autobiography]
Charo: What did you call your book?
Desi Arnaz: A Book.
Charo: You called your book "A Book?"
Desi Arnaz: Yeah, what do you expect me to call it, "A Helicopter?" I wrote a book, I called it "A Book!"
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