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Posted: 12/25/2005 11:23:20 AM EDT
I'm watching the Military Channel on Direct TV. They are showing the Bob Hope Christmas Shows that he did for the American servicemen. He is one of the greatest Americans-I don't know how many years that he gave up time with his family to bring some cheer to our troops all over the world. He is missed. Rich
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:26:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RichK:

I don't know how many years that he gave up time with his family to bring some cheer to our troops all over the world. He is missed. Rich



The first show was in 1941, the last one was in 1990.



Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:28:22 AM EDT
I'd give him a spot on Mt. Rushmore.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:32:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RichK:
I'm watching the Military Channel on Direct TV. They are showing the Bob Hope Christmas Shows that he did for the American servicemen. He is one of the greatest Americans-I don't know how many years that he gave up time with his family to bring some cheer to our troops all over the world. He is missed. Rich





+1
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 1:54:29 PM EDT
Few Americans have done more for this country and for our troops than Bob Hope.

Rest in Peace, Sir. You set the bar very high for others to follow. You are a great American and I salute you.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:01:13 PM EDT
A great American.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:17:43 PM EDT
R.I.P.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 3:07:57 PM EDT
i was watching the that today to.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 3:10:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crazyhorse705:
i was watching the that today to.

Same here.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 3:17:48 PM EDT
Bob Hope shines all the brighter by comparison with the so-called "stars' of today.

Clooney, Hilton, Streisand, etc. Hacks, all.

A few stand-up folks, Bruce Willis comes to mind. few and far between.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 3:20:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
A great American.


+1.

Wasn't he British though, and became an American(or am I confused?)
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:07:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TomHighway:
Few Americans have done more for this country and for our troops than Bob Hope.

Rest in Peace, Sir. You set the bar very high for others to follow. You are a great American and I salute you.



+1

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:22:41 PM EDT
Bob Hope was an awesome guy. Period.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:32:39 PM EDT
ya i liked bob hope also .


most of these youngins ill bet dont even know who he is .

688
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:32:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 4:35:19 PM EDT by StealthyBlagga]

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
A great American.


+1.

Wasn't he British though, and became an American(or am I confused?)



CORRECT... he was born in my home town of Eltham in southeast London ! Admit it - the Brits made America what it is today .
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:19:22 PM EDT
Thought I would enhance this thread with copies of cartoons that I downloaded 2 years ago when he passed away. I think they are awesome.











Lab
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:23:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LABLOVER:







+1
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:25:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
A great American.


+1.

Wasn't he British though, and became an American(or am I confused?)



He was born in England (1903), his birth name was Leslie Downs Hope. He came to America when he was 4 years old.

I love watching anything with Bob Hope. Great guy!



Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:28:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:28:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 6:29:06 PM EDT by LWilde]
Bob Hope was a GREAT American. We saw him and Ann Margaret in 1966. I had the duty and missed the show...but it was great just being there and knowing that Bob Hope and his incredible crew really cared.

Can't say that for the majority of the liberal Hollyweird pussies now. I just read yesterday that the USO is having trouble recruiting top performers because they are either totally against the war or scared.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:01:14 PM EDT
A gentleman of a different era. Watching those old clips today, just reinforces how special he was.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:06:12 PM EDT
Ya, I watched a good portion of that show today. The 1990 show I rememeber exactly where I was, on the Panama Canal, guarding Gamboa prison. My Grandpa saw him in WW2 in the Pacific, Uncle Frank saw him in Korea, Uncle Ronnie saw him in Vietnam. A great American, Miss you Bob.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:19:05 PM EDT
A great man indeed. Saw my family through from WWII to the time of his passing. All of my family who saw him at the USO shows speak of him greatly. I remember watching his TV specials when I was younger. I sometimes think I was born in the wrong era. God bless ya Bob!
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:41:18 PM EDT


+1

no,

+1,000,000
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:12:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 8:12:29 PM EDT by The_Macallan]

Originally Posted By Bokor:
A gentleman of a different era.


Yep.

"Class" has not been seen out of Hollywood since the early '60s.

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:16:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 8:18:55 PM EDT by ArmedAndRetarded]
My grandfather was in the navy during the the Big One: WWII.
He said he met Bob Hope while they were helping build the stage or something for his show. Bob Hope came around to check on how it was going. My grandfather said a sailor accidently dropped a board on the ground and Bob Hope starting berating and cussing the sailor at the top his voice, screaming and calling him names in front of everyone for a long time.
My grandfather would always curse Bob Hope's name and refuse to watch him on TV.

My grandfather was in the Pacific and he never forgave the Japanese for what they did. He always referred to Japanese as "lousy stinkin' japs". He also referred to Bob Hope as "lousy stinkin' Bob Hope".


Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:22:26 PM EDT
Well we can't all be perfect all the time... I bet old Bob was keeping some wild hours running all over the war zones putting on USO shows in those days. I hope it was just a case of long hours and bad coffee...
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:25:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
A great American.


+1.

Wasn't he British though, and became an American(or am I confused?)



Now now now... I bet a lot of the members of this board have great american ancestors who were born British, myself included...

Their gun laws might be fucked, but at least they remember their friends and back us up when someone attacks us.

More than can be said for a certain ROP'er-loving country we saved twice in the space of 27 years and than wasted 58,000 more of our boys on 20 years later when we tried to unfuck another one of their messes.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:28:12 PM EDT
XM [40s channel] was playing an entire Bob Hope War-Time
Holiday Radio Show tonight. Absolutely great stuff.


Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:57:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 8:57:37 PM EDT by KA3B]

USAF C-17 "The Spirit of Bob Hope"
McDonnell Douglas C-17 Lot VII Globemaster III
C/N P-30 / USAF Serial 95-0106


US Navy / Military Sealift Command T-AKR USNS Bob Hope
Large, Medium-speed, Roll-on/Roll-off Ship (LMSR)
Builders Number TAKR 300
Ordered 1993 Christened 1998

I was able to watch Bob Hope at the NAS Pensacola E Club when he performed on board the USS Lexington for the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Naval Aviation.
I was going through Naval Aircrew School at the time.



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