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“Bob Hope Buys NBC?” (September 17, 1985)

BRIEF PROGRAM SYNOPSIS

Bob Hope buys NBC and the stars of the NBC programs deal with it in their own ways.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

GENRE: Comedy Special
STATION: NBC
AIR DATE: September 17, 1985
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour
FILMING LOCATION: NBC Studios; Burbank, CA

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PRODUCER: Elliott Kozak
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Bob Hope
DIRECTOR: Walter C. Miller
WRITER: Gene Perret, Robert L. Mills, Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Silvio Caranchini
ART DIRECTOR: Robert Keene
COSTUMES: Warden Neil
CHOREOGRAPHER: Carl Jablonski
MUSIC: Les Brown and His Band of Renown
MUSICAL COORDINATOR: Bob Alberti
SPECIAL MUSIC MATERIAL: Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Mary Rusznak
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: Ellen Brown
ASSISTANT TO THE PRODUCER: Connie Cockrell
TALENT COORDINATOR: Onnie Drucker
STAGE MANAGERS: John Michel, Gordy Morris
ASSISTANT ART DIRECTORS: Tom Buderwitz, Lynn Griffin
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: John R. Grant, Suzanne Marlowe
TECHNICAL MANAGER: Don Talbot
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Dick Roecker
LIGHTING DIRECTOR: Kirk Witherspoon
AUDIO: Ron Estes, Murray McFadden, Ed Greene
VIDEO: Bob Pattison
VIDEOTAPE EDITOR: Mark West
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Kevin Fernan
MANAGER, PRODUCTION SERVICES: E.R. Smith
MAKE-UP: Bob Scribner, Mark Sanchez
MR. HOPE’S MAKE-UP: Don Marando
HAIR STYLIST: Sandy Salvatore
COSTUME SUPERVISOR: Virginia Kinzey
ANNOUNCER: John Harlan
POST PRODUCTION FACILITIES: Complete Post, Inc., Northridge Electronics
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Hope Enterprises, Inc.
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CAST

Bob Hope
Milton Berle
‘Dance’ Stars of 1985
Mr. T
Brandon Tartikoff as Brandon Tartikoff
Danny Thomas
Linda Carter

Feature Performers

David Blackwood
Joan Crosby
Robert Dunlap
Dolph Printz
Olan Soule
Todd Susman
Paul Tinder
Fred Wayne

Deb Stars

Darla Blocker
Kimberly Brennan
Pamela Bryant
Emily Fiola
Linda Fogarty
Deborah Montague
Leslie Ryan
Patricia Thomson

CAMEO APPEARANCES BY

Lucille Ball
George Burns
Johnny Carson
Dick Cavett
Phyllis Diller
Phil Donahue
Elvira
President Gerald Ford
Michael J. Fox
Dolores Hope
Lee Iacocca
Reggie Jackson
Michael Landon
Ed McMahon
President Ronald Reagan
Ricky Schroder
Tom Selleck
Ted Turner
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SOUNDTRACK :: SONG TITLE…COMPOSER/LYRICIST…PERFORMER

Come Rain or Come Shine Medley…Johnny Harris…Johnny Harris, conductor

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EXTRAS

Video

Part 1 – Michael J. Fox’s cameo is at 13:53

Part 2