Bob Hope Ultimate Collection
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This four disc set contains a selection of Hope's TV specials from the 1970's up through the 1990's, and will probably be most appreciated by those at least age thirty and above. Those familiar with this particular period of time, will probably recognize many familiar and forgotten faces, among the dozens of guest stars and celebrities featured. If you are not aware of world history, many of the jokes based on current events at the time, with be a mystery to you, but for those in the appropriate age range, much of this is material is pure nostalgia gold.
Disc One contains Volumes 1 and 2 of "50 Years Of Laughter" a retrospective of Bob Hope's 25 years of doing TV specials on NBC. Covering 25 years in a couple of hours is a tough job. Some of the clips are quite brief, and the image quality isn't always the greatest, but it's a pretty nice trip down memory lane. The two parts total about 102 minutes.
Disc Two is perhaps the best in the collection. First up is "The Bob Hope Christmas Special" (64 minutes) a terrific feature from 1970, narrated by Hope, that follows Bob and his brave group of entertainers, as they tour Southeast Asia entertaining US troops at various military bases.Read more ›
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Anything about Bob Hope is a winner. No one made me laugh like him.
Being a veteran I appreciate all the times he went overseas to be with our men and women.
This show is one I am will to see again and again. Refection in Comedy... would not be enough to explain till you see the master at work.
A great comedian, a great American who cared more for our soldiers than anyone, anyone, in the government. The troops knew it, they felt it. The greatest gift...the gift of HOPE!Published on October 6, 2013 by Joe Elliott
It is great! Really miss seeing him and his stand up comedy! Would buy more of his videos! Really Great!Published on January 28, 2013 by Debra Fox
To my sorrow, it is mostly advertisements of different actors and people appearing on his shows. I hoped for full shows.Published on January 27, 2013 by I. M. Santo