Tag Archives: Bob Hope

Olivia Newton-John & Bob Hope – Silver Bells

An evening pause: As we move into the heart of the Christmas season, this piece from the 1974 Bob Hope Christmas Special will allow us to remember a time when the idea was to express some good cheer and good will, not whine about oppression because someone said something we didn’t like or agree with. Note that a few of Hope’s jokes at the beginning are very time sensitive, as this was aired just after the 1974 elections where the Republicans got badly beaten. Hope, who was Republican, still had no problem cracking jokes at his own party’s expense.

Hat tip Danae.

Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters – You Don’t Have to Know the Language

An evening pause: From The Road to Rio (1947), with a little help from Bob Hope.

Hat tip again to Phil Berardelli, author of Phil’s Favorite 500: Loves of a Moviegoing Lifetime, which I have found to be a great reference for finding the best films from movie history.