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Bob Hope television specials

The following is a partial list of Bob Hope television appearances. Hope made his television debut on the inaugural broadcast of Los Angeles station KTLA in January of 1947 and appeared on various television shows, particularly Christmas specials and various entertainment specials for the U.S. Armed Forces, from 1950 through 1996.

In addition to his television specials, Hope appeared on the series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre from 1963 to 1967.

Contents

1950sEdit

1960sEdit

  • Potomac Madness (1960)[5]
  • The Bob Hope Special (12/13/61)
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Show (1/24/62)
  • The Bob Hope Special (3/22/62)
  • The Bob Hope Special (4/25/62)
  • The Bob Hope Special (10/24/62)
  • The Bob Hope Special (11/29/62)
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Show (1/16/63)
  • The Bob Hope Special (3/13/63)
  • The Bob Hope Special (5/15/63)
  • The Bob Hope Special (9/27/63) Guests: Dean Martin/Barbra Streisand
  • The Bob Hope Special (10/25/63)
  • The Bob Hope Special (11/15/63)
  • The Bob Hope Special (12/13/63)--Hope was unavailable after undergoing eye surgery to remove a blood clot. Jack Benny and Bing Crosby hosted the show, with previously recorded sequences featuring Hope interspersed with a Benny monologue and Crosby singing.
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special (1/17/64)
  • The Bob Hope Special (2/14/64)
  • The Bob Hope Special (3/20/64)
  • The Bob Hope Special (9/25/64)
  • The Jack Benny Program episode "Jack Makes a Comedy Record" (10/23/64)
  • The Bob Hope Thanksgiving Special (11/20/1964)
  • The Bob Hope Special (12/18/64)
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Show (1/15/65)
  • The Bob Hope Special (2/12/65)
  • The Bob Hope Special (3/26/65)
  • The Bob Hope Special (4/16/65)
  • The Bob Hope Special (9/29/65)
  • The Bob Hope Special (10/20/65)
  • The Bob Hope Special (12/15/65) - first Bob Hope television special broadcast in color; all Bob Hope television specials were produced in color from this point onwards
  • The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show (1/19/66)
  • The Bob Hope Special (2/16/66)
  • The Bob Hope Special (3/16/66)
  • The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show (1/18/67)
  • The Bob Hope Special (2/15/67)
  • The Bob Hope Special (3/15/67)
  • The Bob Hope Special (9/20/67)
  • The Bob Hope Special: Shoot-In at NBC (11/8/67)
  • The Bob Hope Special (12/14/67)
  • The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show (1/18/68)
  • The Bob Hope Special: The Opening of the New Madison Square Garden (2/12/68)
  • Get Smart (cameo in episode "99 Loses CONTROL") (2/17/68)
  • The Bob Hope Special (3/20/68)
  • The Bob Hope Special (4/11/68)
  • The Bob Hope Special (9/25/68)
  • The Bob Hope Special (10/14/68)
  • The Bob Hope Special (11/6/68)
  • The Bob Hope Special (11/27/68)
  • The Bob Hope Special (12/19/68)
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special: Around the World with the USO (1/16/69)
  • The Bob Hope Special (2/17/69)
  • The Bob Hope Special (3/19/69)
  • The Bob Hope Special (4/17/69)
  • The Bob Hope Special (9/22/69)
  • The Bob Hope Special (10/13/69)
  • The Bob Hope Special (11/6/69)
  • The Bob Hope Special (11/24/69)
  • The Bob Hope Special (12/18/69)

1970sEdit

  • The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show (1/15/70)
  • The Bob Hope Special (2/16/70)
  • The Bob Hope Special (3/18/70)
  • The Bob Hope Special (4/13/70)
  • The Bob Hope Special (10/5/70)
  • The Bob Hope Special (11/16/70)
  • The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show (1/14/71)
  • The Bob Hope Special (2/15/71)
  • The Bob Hope Special (4/5/71)
  • The Bob Hope Special (9/13/71)
  • The Bob Hope Special (11/7/71)
  • The Bob Hope Special (12/9/71)
  • The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show (1/17/72)
  • The Bob Hope Special (2/27/72)
  • The Bob Hope Special (3/13/72)
  • The Bob Hope Special (4/10/72)
  • The Bob Hope Special (4/27/72)
  • The Bob Hope Special (10/5/72)
  • The Bob Hope Special (12/10/72)
  • The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show (1/17/73)
  • The Bob Hope Special (2/8/73)
  • The Bob Hope Special (3/7/73)
  • The Bob Hope Special (4/19/73)
  • The Bob Hope Special (9/26/73)
  • The Bob Hope Special (11/13/73)
  • The Bob Hope Special (12/9/73)
  • The Bob Hope Special (1/24/74)
  • The Bob Hope Special (3/1/74)
  • Bob Hope Presents the Gillette Cavalcade of Champions (4/2/74)
  • The Bob Hope Special (9/25/74)
  • The Bob Hope Special (12/15/74)
  • Bob Hope Presents the Stars of Tomorrow (3/5/75)
  • Bob Hope on Campus (4/17/75)
  • Highlights of a Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television (10/24/75)[6][7]
  • Bob Hope's Christmas Party (12/14/75)
  • The Bob Hope Comedy Special (2/13/76)
  • Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in "Joys" (3/5/76)
  • The Bob Hope Bicentennial Star Spangled Spectacular (7/4/76)
  • Bob Hope's World of Comedy (10/29/76)
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Spectacular From Lake Tahoe (1/21/77)
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Tribute to Vaudeville (3/25/77)
  • Texaco Presents Bob Hope in a Very Special Special: On the Road with Bing (1977, the year of Bing Crosby's death)
  • The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special (12/19/77)
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Tribute to the Palace Theater (1/8/78)
  • The Bob Hope Special From Palm Springs (2/13/78)
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Special from Australia (4/15/78)
  • Happy Birthday, Bob (5/29/78)
  • Bob Hope's Salute to the 75th Anniversary of the World Series (10/18/78)
  • The Muppet Show (1978)
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Christmas Show (12/22/78)
  • The Bob Hope Special (1/28/79)
  • The Bob Hope Special (3/2/79)
  • The Bob Hope Salute to the 1920's and '30's (5/14/79)
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Birthday Party (5/30/79)
  • Bob Hope on the Road to China (9/16/79)
  • Bob Hope on Campus (11/19/79)
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special (12/13/79)

1980sEdit

  • Bob Hope Special: Hope, Women and Song (1/21/80)
  • Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972 (2/3/80 and 2/10/80)
  • Bob Hope in the Star-Makers (3/17/80)
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Birthday Party (5/28/80)
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars (9/6/80)
  • Bob Hope for President (11/1/80)
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special (12/16/80)
  • The Bob Hope 30th Anniversary TV Special (1/18/81)
  • Bob Hope's Funny Valentine Special (2/11/81)
  • Bob Hope's Spring Fling of Comedy and Glamor (4/13/81)
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Birthday Party from West Point (5/25/81)
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Look at the Fall Season: It's Still Free and Worth It! (9/27/81)
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Celebration Opening the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum (10/22/81)
  • Bob Hope's Stand Up and Cheer for the National Football League's Sixtieth Year (11/22/81)
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special (12/20/81)
  • Bob Hope's Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny (2/28/82)
  • Bob Hope Laughs with the Movie Awards (3/28/82)
  • Bob Hope's Stars Over Texas (5/3/82)
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis (5/25/82)
  • Bob Hope's Star-Studded Spoof of the New TV Season, G-Rated, with Glamour, Glitter and Gags (10/3/82)
  • Bob Hope's Pink Panther Thanksgiving Gala (11/21/82)
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special (12/20/82)
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Super Bowl Party (1/29/83)
  • Bob Hope's Road to Hollywood (3/2/83)
  • Bob Hope in Who Makes the World Laugh (4/20/83)
  • Happy Birthday, Bob! (5/23/83)
  • Bob Hope's Salute to NASA -- 25 Years of Reaching for the Stars (9/19/83)
  • Bob Hope Goes to College (11/23/83)
  • Bob Hope's Merry Christmas Show (12/19/83)
  • Bob Hope's USO Christmas in Beirut (1/15/84)
  • Bob Hope's Wicki-Wacki Special from Waikiki (2/27/84)
  • Bob Hope in Who Makes the World Laugh, Part 2 (4/4/84)
  • Bob Hope's Super Birthday Special (5/28/84)
  • Bob Hope's Hilarious Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars (9/28/84)
  • Ho Ho Hope's Christmas Hour (12/16/84)
  • Bob Hope Lampoon's Television 1985 (2/24/85)
  • Bob Hope's Salute to the Soaps (4/15/85)
  • Bob Hope's Happy Birthday Homecoming (5/23/85)
  • Bob Hope Buys NBC? (9/17/85)
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Show (12/15/85)
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Super Bowl Party (1/25/86)
  • Bob Hope's Royal Command Performance from Sweden (5/19/86)
  • Bob Hope Special (Easter Joy) (4/19/87)
  • Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday (5/25/87)
  • NBC Investigates Bob Hope (9/17/87)
  • Bob Hope Christmas Special: A Snow Job In Florida (12/19/87)
  • Bob Hope's USO Christmas from the Persian Gulf: Around the World in Eight Days (1/9/88)
  • Happy Birthday, Bob (5/16/88)
  • Stand By for HNN - The Hope News Network (9/8/88)
  • Bob Hope's Jolly Christmas Show (12/19/88)
  • Bob Hope's Super Bowl Party (1/21/89)
  • Bob Hope's Easter Vacation In The Bahamas (3/25/89)[8]
  • Bob Hope's Fun Birthday Spectacular from Paris (5/24/89)
  • Bob Hope's Love Affair with Lucy (9/23/89)
  • Bob Hope's Christmas In Hawaii (12/16/89)

1990sEdit

  • Bob Hope Lampoons Show Business (2/17/90)
  • Bob Hope's Spring Fling of Comedy and Glamor from Acapulco (4/8/90)
  • Bob Hope's USO Road Tour to the Berlin Wall and Moscow (5/19/90)
  • Bob Hope: Don't Shoot, It's Only Me (9/15/90)
  • Bob Hope's 1990 Christmas Show (12/15/90)
  • Bob Hope's Christmas Cheer from Saudi Arabia (1/12/91)
  • Bob Hope's Yellow Ribbon Celebration (4/5/91, around the time of the Gulf War)
  • Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories (5/1/91)
  • Bob Hope's Star Studded Comedy Special of the New Season (9/12/91)
  • Bob Hope's Cross-Country Christmas Show (12/18/91)
  • Bob Hope and Other Young Comedians (3/14/92)
  • Bob Hope's America: Red, White and Beautiful - The Swimsuit Edition (5/16/92)
  • Bob Hope Presents the Ladies of Laughter (11/28/92)
  • Bob Hope's Four-Star Christmas Fiesta (12/19/92)
  • Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (5/14/93)
  • Bob Hope's Bagful Of Christmas Memories (12/15/93)
  • Hope For The Holidays (12/14/94)
  • Bob Hope's Young Comedians: A New Generation (3/25/95)
  • Bob Hope: Laughing with the Presidents (11/23/96)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In a 1964 episode of The Lucy Show, he also had a cameo as assistant to a plumber played by Jack Benny[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Bob Hope Show (1952 - ) on IMDb
  2. ^ I Love Lucy - episode "Lucy and Bob Hope" (Oct. 1, 1956) on IMDb
  3. ^ The Lucy Show, episode "Lucy and the Plumber" (9/28/64) on IMDb
  4. ^ "Lucy and the Plumber" (1964) on YouTube
  5. ^ Oviatt, Ray (14 October 1960). "Hope's Humor Pointless". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Highlights of a Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television (10/24/75) on YouTube
  7. ^ Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television (1975) on IMDb
  8. ^ "That's Eastertainment!:27 Easter based entertainments that aren't biblical epics". AV Club. Retrieved 2012-04-02.