i don’t mean to disrespect the dead, but i never did think bob hope was very funny. finally, a guy that agrees with me. as a kid, i liked the road movies because they were fun to watch. i say again, “as a kid”. i still enjoyed the abbot and costello flicks much more. his stand-up routines and most-lame Christmas specials, complete with the gratuitous laugh track, were the worst example of american comedy ever. i do respect all the travelling he did to entertain our troops, but something tells me they came more for his female accompaniment. i mean, even bad jokes are a welcome relief from being shot at. hope knew what his best audiences were: the ones desperate to laugh at anything.

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