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Bob Hope

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Definition popular U.S. comedian (born in England) (1903-2003)
  • The Bob Hope airport in Burbank, California (adjacent to Hollywood) is named after him.
  • Bob Hope was the problem. johnny Carson was the problem.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • As they traveled, Treasury Secretary Morgenthau and Commandant Vandegrift commented on their journey in a national broadcast from a Washington studio with Bob Hope as host.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Bob Hope.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • The limousine, booked by his office, had picked him up from Burbank now renamed Bob Hope Airport, he noted and driven him down to Sunset Boulevard through some of the most appalling traffic he had encountered since he'd lived in Victorian London.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • I think that secretly my father wanted to be Bob Hope.
    Dumas Firoozeh  --  Funny in Farsi
  • And that was how I spent Christmas Eve—translating Bob Hope's jokes into Persian, jokes that my parents didn't understand in any language.
    Dumas Firoozeh  --  Funny in Farsi
  • My parents, however, had a particular fondness for the annual Bob Hope Christmas specials with frequent guest star Brooke Shields.
    Dumas Firoozeh  --  Funny in Farsi
  • "Used to be we had Bob Hope and Johnny Cash," sympathized Chuck.
    Matthew Mather  --  Cyberstorm
  • Christmas for us meant an evening spent with Bob Hope, John Denver, Sonny and Cher, Tony Orlando and Dawn, and any other celebrity who managed to have a Christmas special.
    Dumas Firoozeh  --  Funny in Farsi
  • Me and Bob Hope
    Dumas Firoozeh  --  Funny in Farsi
  • Of course, for my father, Bob Hope was more than just a comedian; he was a dignified older man who wore sharp suits, had great posture, and managed to be witty without ever getting nervous.
    Dumas Firoozeh  --  Funny in Farsi
  • At times like this, I yearn for the simpler days of yore, when Christmas meant watching Bob Hope sing his version of "White Christmas" as my parents and I slumped on the sofa in our summer clothes in the warm Newport Beach weather.
    Dumas Firoozeh  --  Funny in Farsi
  • Now every Christmas Eve, when the kids are finally in bed, the dishes are washed, and the log is on its final breath, I can't help but think of Bob Hope and wonder if he realizes that in my childhood home, he was way bigger than Santa Claus.
    Dumas Firoozeh  --  Funny in Farsi
  • And no one had actually accused the Sharp Cereal Professor either, although comedians from Bob Hope to Steve Martin had taken potshots at him, and johnny Carson had run off an entire monologue — couched in careful double entendre — about the Red Razberry Zingers affair one evening during his opening spot on The Tonight Show.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo

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