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Bob Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was an English-born entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, in radio, television, movies, and on numerous USO tours for U.S. military personnel. In 1950, National Periodical Publications began licensing the right to use celebrity images, including Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Alan Ladd, and Bob Hope. Bob Hope was given his own comic book humor series titled The Adventures of Bob Hope. Issue #1 (cover dated February-March 1950) set the tone for most of the 1950s. The lead story would feature Hope in a misadventure similar to his film roles; the back up stories tended to revolve around movie-related themes or characters. For example, issue #1 had a story on Rhonda Fleming, Hope's co-star in the 1949 film The Great Lover. By the 1960s, sales for the Hope series began to flag. The editors attempted to add some contemporary humor by introducing the character of Super-Hip in issue #95. Despite the changes, the series was canceled; issue #109 (February-March 1968) was the last.

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  • The Adventure of Bob Hope #1-109


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The Muppet Show guest star
episode 221
Bob Hope with Gonzo and Kermit.
Hope serves ice cream to Fozzie Bear in The Muppet Movie.
Hope in Miss Piggy's Hollywood

Bob Hope (1903 – 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope in England, was a popular comedian and actor whose active career spanned over six decades, from vaudeville, Broadway Musicals and radio to television and movies. Hope's trademarks were his machine gun delivery of jokes, his theme song "Thanks for the Memories," and his distinctive profile; in 1977, when Hope guest starred on The Muppet Show episode 221, Gonzo expressed the opinion that were his nose not so small, Hope could have been a big star.


Hope and the Muppets

Hope's frequent collaborations with the Muppets were due to a shared respect between the old trooper and the puppet troupe, as recalled by gag writer Bob Mills:

Hope and the Muppets enjoyed a mutual admiration that came across on the screen every time they appeared on one of our specials or he guested on their syndicated series. Throughout the seventies, they taped their weekly show at Elstree Studios near London and whenever we were in England to do a special, Hope was sure to drop in on them... His longtime friendship with them had to be the warmest comedian-puppet relationship since W. C. Fields and Charlie McCarthy. [1]

Hope and the Muppets also shared writers on occasion, such as Jack Rose and Jim Thurman.

In Hope's Muppet Show episode, Kermit also alludes to such trademarks of Hope's act as "But I wanna tell you" or his habit of introducing himself as "Bob [Insert Gag] Hope." During The Muppet Show taping, Hope also recorded a skit with the Muppets for The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special, airing that year, and served as host to the felt troupe on the Royal Variety Performance.

Muppet Movie and Big Bird

Big Bird appeared in The Bob Hope Christmas Special in 1977 to trade jokes with Hope.

In 1978, Kermit and Miss Piggy appeared on NBC's Happy Birthday, Bob special, for his 75th birthday. Piggy in particular reveals her special affection for "Roberto" and sings "My Secret Love" to reveal the special relationship existing between a man and a pig. They later talked sports with Bob on Bob Hope's Salute to the 75th Anniversary of the World Series.

In 1979, Hope was one of the many stars who played cameo roles in The Muppet Movie. He appears as an ice cream vendor who exhorts Fozzie Bear not to mix up his honey and dragonfly cones. Hope's film career, which began in 1934, had previously included such notable films as The Paleface, My Favorite Brunette, The Lemon Drop Kid (which introduced the song "Silver Bells"), and the Road pictures with Bing Crosby. However, The Muppet Movie would prove to be his penultimate appearance.

Also in 1979, Hope enlisted Big Bird for his visit to China, filming a special which aired as The Road to China. In Caroll Spinney's book The Wisdom of Big Bird, Spinney speaks warmly of Hope, and how the experience inspired the later special Big Bird in China.

Later Years

Hope slowed down in his later years, as his longevity netted increasing tributes from the media. Miss Piggy yet again paid her respects in the British special Bob Hope's Happy Birthday Homecoming, which aired on May 28, 1985. [2] Hope was also inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987, along with Jim Henson, and continued to appear in annual specials through 1996, though health and age limited his own role to brief seated appearances.

Hope made his final film appearance in John Landis' 1985 film Spies Like Us, in a cameo as himself (along with Frank Oz). In 1989, Hope appeared in "Miss Piggy's Hollywood," part of an episode in the series The Jim Henson Hour. Both the latter cameos played on Hope's propensity for golfing, a habit which inspired the PGA Tour to name the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in his honor.

Hope was also known for his many USO tours to entertain US troops during every military conflict from World War II through the Persian Gulf War; this facet was spoofed on Dinosaurs in 1992, with the character Bob Hack.

Hope died on July 27, 2003, two months after his 100th birthday. Along with George Burns, Irving Berlin, and Señor Wences, he was one of the few centenarians in the entertainment business.



  1. Mills, Bob. Hope Writer: My Life on the Road With Bob Hope. Chapter 7.
  2. "The Bob Hope Show: Bob Hope's Happy Birthday Homecoming Special", listing on

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Up to date as of February 04, 2010
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This article is about the entertainer. You may be looking for the Bith musician.
Epoh Trebor
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Galactic Republic

Epoh Trebor was an entertainer sent to the backwater war-ridden world of Drongar, in order to try and cheer up Clone Wars troops. Unfortunately, few were left with a sense of humor.

Behind the scenes

Epoh Trebor is a reference to real-world comedian Bob Hope, who was renowned for his comic performances for military troops. By reading his name backwards, one reads "Robert Hope". Also, the character shares a surname with member of the High Jedi Council Coleman Trebor.


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