The Bob Hope Show (1950– )

Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Tribute to Vaudeville 

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 Daryl Dragon ... Himself - Guest (as The Captain & Tennille)
Toni Tennille ... Herself - Guest (as The Captain & Tennille)
Jimmie Walker ... Blue Cross Doctor - Cameo
Les Brown and His Band of Renown Les Brown and His Band of Renown
John Harlan John Harlan ... Himself - Announcer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vanda Barra Vanda Barra ... Screaming Patient
Jeffrey Barron Jeffrey Barron ... Humphrey Featherfax
Ed Beheler Ed Beheler ... Jimmy Carter
Chaz Chase ... Hungry Orderly
Sid Gould Sid Gould ... Thirsty Patient
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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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Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

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

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.
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Connections

References The 49th Annual Academy Awards (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Stop Dancin'
Written by John Pritchard Jr. and Ray Stevens
Performed by Captain & Tennille
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