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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 Towns "Bob" Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was a British-born American comedian and actor who appeared in vaudeville, films, television and radio. Hosted the Academy Awards 18 times. Toured for the USO in multiple wars, from World War II to the Gulf War, and in 1996 was declared the "first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces" by Congress.

His best-known films are the Film Noir parody My Favorite Brunette and the Road to ... series, in which he co-starred with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. He also starred in the 1939 version of The Cat and the Canary. For many years his stand-up material was written by his good friend Bob Monkhouse, a stand-up comedian in his own right.



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