As we neared the midway point of our tenth season, we dove into the world of Bob Hope specials, inspired by our friend Geno (though he may not want to take responsibility for the Tahoe special since he suggested a different program that we may get to in the future!). Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Spectacular Live from Tahoe debuted January 1977 and featured stars like Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Charo, Mac Davis, and many more! Yet with all that entertainment going on, one of the biggest things we talked about was the messaging spread throughout the program by sponsor Texaco.
Our podcast episode
Show notes and YT playlist
Anonymous Batty Insider says: "It might be tempting to snub Bob just to envision the jokes he would make, but I see this being a bit of a Batty sleeper. For one thing, it has plenty of songs that are eligible in a category for which many episodes will not have nominees. Also, a variety show has a lot of variety. Look for a surprising number of nominees but perhaps a relatively low number of winners."
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