Bob Hope/Susan Sarandon/Ricky Schroder 


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Episode credited cast:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Doc Severinsen ... Himself - Bandleader
Bob Hope ... Himself
Susan Sarandon ... Herself
Ricky Schroder ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Anton ... Herself - Bob Hope Special Outtake (archive footage)
Frederick De Cordova Frederick De Cordova ... Himself - Producer (voice)
Bob Lilly Bob Lilly ... Himself - Bob Hope Special Outtake (archive footage)
Elizabeth Taylor ... Herself - Bob Hope Special Outtake (archive footage)


During the monologue, Doc notes that his son is getting married over the weekend. There is no comedy segment; Johnny and Ed continue their discussion from the previous night's show about whether a tree falling makes a sound if no one hears it, and Johnny reads a scientist's letter laying out both points of view. Ricky Schroder is introduced, and immediately takes Ed's side that it does make a sound; he also gives Johnny a Lung Association T-shirt for clean air, and Johnny comments that he'll forgo smoking tonight. Schroder talks about his visit to the White House, meeting Queen Elizabeth and Pope John Paul II; Johnny expresses mock jealousy and resentment. Schroder also discusses how he likes playing baseball. Bob Hope promotes his upcoming special with a football theme. He talks about how he once had an ownership interest in the Rams. Outtakes from the special are shown. Hope also comments on the royal wedding, and talks about a prior show he did for Budweiser with Ed, and an ... Written by lenab9011

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Comedy | Talk-Show







Release Date:

20 November 1981 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Carson Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ricky Schroder: [on visiting the White House] It was great; it was really nice.
Johnny Carson: Yeah? Did he show you the, uh - did he show you the phones? The hot line, and all that? Did you see the red telephone?
Ricky Schroder: [reaching into pocket and eating something] Yeah; yeah.
Johnny Carson: What've you got there?
Ricky Schroder: Jelly beans.
[audience laughter]
Ricky Schroder: Want one?
Johnny Carson: Did you - did you, uh...
Ed McMahon: [taking jelly bean] Thank you.
Johnny Carson: Did you just sneak a handful, or did he give you some?
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References The Champ (1979) See more »


Johnny's Theme
Composed by Paul Anka
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