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(Rocky's opponent, wrestling champion Thunderlips, enters the arena.)
Mickey: Let's call it off.
Rocky: Aw c'mon, it's for charity.
Mickey: You're wearing your anatomy out for charity! Nobody else does this much for charity!
Rocky: Bob Hope would.
Mickey: ...That's true.

Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was a British-born American comedian and actor who appeared in vaudeville, films, television and radio. He also hosted the Academy Awards Ceremonies 18 times, and toured for the USO to entertain U.S. military troops in multiple wars, from World War II to The Gulf War; in 1996 he was named the "first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces" by Congress.

Hope's best-known films include the Road to ... series, in which he co-starred with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour; the spy comedy My Favorite Wife, with Madeleine Carroll; the Film Noir parody My Favorite Brunette, also with Lamour; and the Western comedy The Paleface, with Jane Russell. For many years his stand-up material was written by his good friend Bob Monkhouse, a stand-up comedian in his own right.

He was also a minority owner of Major League Baseball's Cleveland Guardians (known in his day as the Indians) for much of his life.note 

Hope was married twice. The first marriage, to his vaudeville partner Grace Troxell, lasted less than two years; the second, to singer Dolores Reade, lasted for nearly seventy years until his death from pneumonia at age 100. They had four adopted children.

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...Is a follow-up to this exchange from the previous year's The Cat and the Canary:
Nydia Westman (as Cicily): "Do you believe in reincarnation? You know, that dead people come back?"
Bob Hope (as Wally Campbell): "You mean like the Republicans?"
  • Theme Tune: "Thanks for the Memory", which he first introduced (in a duet with Shirley Ross) in the film The Big Broadcast of 1938.