The Bob Hope Show (1950– )

Tribute to Vaudeville with Lucille Ball, Bernadette Peters, Ben Vereen, Jimmie Walker, The Captain & Tenille, Jack Albertson 

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Dick McDonough

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Himself - Host
Lucille Ball ... Herself - Guest
Bernadette Peters ... Herself - Guest
Vivian Reed ... Herself - Guest
Jack Albertson ... Himself - Guest
Daryl Dragon ... Himself - Guest (as The Captain & Tennille)
Toni Tennille ... Herself - Guest (as The Captain & Tennille)
Jimmie Walker ... Himself
Les Brown and His Band of Renown Les Brown and His Band of Renown ... Themselves
John Harlan John Harlan ... Himself - Announcer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vanda Barra Vanda Barra ... Herself - Screaming Patient
Jeffrey Barron Jeffrey Barron ... Himself - Humphrey Featherfax
Ed Beheler Ed Beheler ... Himself - as Jimmy Carter
Les Brown Les Brown ... Himself - Orchestra Leader
Captain & Tennille Captain & Tennille ... Themselves
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Storyline

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. Written by Michael Mooney

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Details

Release Date:

25 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hope Enterprises See more »
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Runtime:

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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.
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Connections

References Killer Bees (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

The Curtain Falls
Written by Sol Weinstein
Sung by Bob Hope
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