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The Bob Hope Specials: Thanks for the Memories

The Bob Hope Specials: Thanks for the Memories

What a collection! Thirteen Bob Hope specials span five decades and feature dozens of big-name celebrity guests. Sketches feature Tony Bennett, Perry Como, James Garner, Mark Hamill, Dean Martin, Barbra Streisand, the...more.
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Overview
What a collection! Thirteen Bob Hope specials span five decades and feature dozens of big-name celebrity guests. Sketches feature Tony Bennett, Perry Como, James Garner, Mark Hamill, Dean Martin, Barbra Streisand, the Muppets, and more. Bob's 1967 USO tour to 22 bases around Vietnam, Thailand, and the South Pacific, with special guest Raquel Welch. Plus the best bloopers. About 13 ½ hrs, 6 DVDs.
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Episodes
13 specials are included in this collection:
The Bob Hope Chevy Show
- original air date October 21, 1956
A Bob Hope Comedy Special - original air date September 27, 1963
A Bob Hope Comedy Special - original air date December 15, 1963
Chrysler Presents A Bob Hope Comedy Special - original air date October 19, 1966
Chrysler Presents A Bob Hope Comedy Special - original air date February 15, 1967
The Bob Hope Christmas Special - original air date January 18, 1968
Highlights of a Quarter Century of Bob Hope Television - original air date October 24, 1975
Joys (A Comedy Whodunit) - original air date March 5, 1976
Bob Hope's World of Comedy - original air date October 29, 1976
Texaco Presents The Bob Hope All-Star Christmas Comedy Special - original air date December 19, 1977
The Hilarious Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars - original air date September 28, 1984
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years - original air date May 14, 1993
Bob Hope...Laughing with the Presidents - original air date November 23, 1996
DVD Extras
  • Bloopers from 30 years of Bob's shows
  • Bob's 1967 USO tour to 22 bases around Vietnam, Thailand, and the South Pacific in 15 days with special guest Raquel Welch
  • A retrospective of Bob's personal relationships with American presidents
  • Bob Hope's 90th birthday celebration
  • Shanks for the Memory - the world of golf according to Bob
  • Details
    Packaging: Boxed set
    Run Time: TBD minutes
    Format: Widescreen
    Number of discs: 6
    Language: English
    Foreign Language Subtitles: No
    Color or B&W: Color
    CC: No
    SDH: No
    Region Code: 1
    Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
    Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1 Stereo
    Rating: NR
    Cast
    Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Janet Leigh, Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, James Cagney, Diana Dors, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, James Garner, Mark Hamill, Dean Martin, Olivia Newton-John, Barbra Streisand, Tuesday Weld, The Muppets, Charo, Milton Berle, Don Rickles, George Gobel, Alan King, Don Knotts, Groucho Marx, Vincent Price, Freddie Prinze, Sanny Davis Jr, George Burns, Angie Dickinson, Phyllis Diller, Burt Reynolds, Brooke Shields, Elizabeth Taylor, Mr T, John Wayne, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy, Harry S. Truman, Johnny Carson, Gerald Ford, Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and many more.
    Press

    "Comedy everyone can enjoy" - Military Press

    "You've got to love him" - The New Yorker

    Awards
    Bob Hope was awarded over 2000 honors and awards during his career including 54 honorary doctorates. While he never received a competitive Oscar, he was awarded five honorary awards by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Mr Hope was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Life Achievement Award, and he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for service to his country. He was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his service to the men and women of the armed forces through the USO. He's also the recipient of the S. Roger Horchow Award for Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen, and the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award. Mr Hope became the only civilian recipient of the United States Air Force Order of the Sword, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the enlisted corps. He was also appointed an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
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