Bob Hope takes a look at the tradition of vaudeville through sketches, songs, and tributes to vaudeville's many acts and personalities. Lucille Ball, Bernadette Peters, Vivian Reed, Jack Albertson, and Captain and Tennille appear. Jimmie Walker makes a cameo appearance. The sketches include "The Neglected Wife," "The Housecleaners," and "The Hospital." Lucille Ball sings as Sophie Tucker.
Did You Know?
The backdrop (oil cloth) that Hope stands in front of to do his monologue was also used in "Bob Hope's All-Star Tribute to Palace Theatre" in January 1978. See more
In the hospital sketch, when patient Hope gets up to leave, the cast on his leg starts to slip off. Lucy ad libs "Put your leg on." See more
Herself - Guest
[as Nurse, answering phone
Whether you're hit by a cab or stabbed by a cactus, this is the place to get malpractice.
References Killer Bees
The Curtain Falls
Written by Sol Weinstein
Sung by Bob Hope See more