The Bob Hope Specials: Thanks for the Memories (Collector's Edition)
- Genre: TV Variety & Misc
- Release Date: 9/20/2016
Laugh along with the star-studded specials of this long-adored fixture of American entertainment. This box begins with Bob’s first studio comedy special "in living color" featuring Jack Benny, Bing Crosby and Janet Leigh. The Bob Hope Chevy Show comes next, starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and the rest of the I Love Lucy cast plus James Cagney and Diana Dors. Satires of Star Wars and the murder-mystery genre follow, with Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Barbra Streisand, the Muppets, Charo, Milton Berle, Groucho Marx, Vincent Price and more. Then comes the best of the bloopers with George Burns, Sammy Davis Jr., Burt Reynolds, John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor and more. Raquel Welch joins Bob on his 1967 USO tour, then you’ll see the "best-of" specials Bob Hope’s World of Comedy and Highlights of a Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television. Bob’s relationships with Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy and Clinton are profiled next before you watch Bob’s 90th-birthday celebration with guests Johnny Carson, George Burns and more. You also get an exclusive bonus: Shanks for the Memory, a look at the world of golf according to Bob containing clips with Bing Crosby, Gerald Ford, Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and others. 13 specials on 6 DVDs. 2016/color/13 hrs., 24 min/NR/fullscreen.