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

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Trivia

One name conspicuously missing from Hope's lengthy list of vaudevillians is George Burns. Ironically, the theme song to his television and radio show ("Love Nest") is used as musical introduction to the first sketch. Although friendly rivals, they often appeared on the same shows together. 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 The Six Million Dollar Man (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

I Write the Songs
(as "We Clean the Dirt")
Written by Bruce Johnston
Sung by Bob Hope and Lucille Ball
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Release Date:

25 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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