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?
In the sketch "The Neglected Wife," Bob Hope plays the ice man. Naturally the sketch contains a pun on the title of the 1939 Eugene O'Neill play (and 1973 film) "The Iceman Cometh." 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
Himself - Host
[as the ice man
Lombard had her Gable, Minnie Mouse had her Mick. Every man has one woman but the ice man has his pick.
Can't Stop Dancin'
Written by John Pritchard Jr. and Ray Stevens
Performed by Captain & Tennille See more