Posted ByKurt on November 17, 2002 at 16:25:58:
In Reply to: (Off topic) Bob Hope posted byKaty on November 17, 2002 at 13:24:46:
Bob Hope was popular because he was funny. He was very fast, and he was funny. The closest parallel today is Jay Leno. It's all about the jokes. It's all about getting a laugh right this minute.
His radio comedy work was not based on character, so his radio programs (recordings of which are scarce, anyway) are badly dated.
But much of Hope's movie work has endured. His movie characters inspired Woody Allen.