MovieChat Forums > A Global Affair (1964) Discussion > wow! you guys sure love bob hope!

wow! you guys sure love bob hope!


I'm sorry to say, but I've never even seen this movie. I stumbled onto this message board accidentally while searching for "The Thomas Crown Affair" (which I also haven't seen)(I know, I know, what have I seen? Ha ha, totally! But it's not my fault, my VCR's broken) Anyway, I remember seeing Bob Hope in the "Muppets Movie" is that the same guy who just died? That's so sad. He was so hilarious! I remember being disapointed when reading that he wouldn't be in the other Muppets movies sequels. (which I haven't seen either) But what I really want to know is, is all this stuff you're saying real? Or is this one of those make 'em ups like "Spinal Tap" (which I have seen! Ha ha, long live Cinemax!) All the stuff about the hypnotism and the dogs and him being in heaven? If so, I REALLY NEED TO SEE THIS MOVIE!

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Thanks Bobhoperocks. Money's a little tight these days, but "repair VCR" is at the top of my "to do" list. Ha ha. Also near the top is "see Klute". (unless you think I shouldn't. You didn't answer your own question about whether or not it's good (unless that question was rhetorical, it's hard to tell these days with computers)) Anyswayze, have you seen "9 to 5?" Jane Fonda was in that and I know for a fact that it was good. Damn good! Whatever happened to Dabney Coleman? Did he die?

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Let me assure you that Dabney Coleman is very much alive. Further, I think that you're "stretching" quite a bit to claim that he reminds you of "some guy" in a Bob Hope movie. I mean, hell, who WOULDN'T remind you of some guy in a Bob Hope movie, given your flimsy criteria? Plus, I don't think Dabney is a very big Hope fan, so there's that.

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Dabney Coleman not a Hope fan? I guess you missed the one man show he did at the La Jolla playhouse several years ago -- "Here's Hope in Your Eye" -- where he impersonated Ol' Ski Nose for two hilarious hours. I was in the audience, and let me tell you, he was magnificent.

While never able to achieve the breakout stardom of a Bob Hope, Dabney nevertheless always held Bob close to his heart. In fact, he said his greatest disappointment was that he was too young to have appeared in a Hope movie. I agree that he would have made a great "Now listen here, Bob Hope" character in a film.

You just never know where Bob Hope left his mark!

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Au contraire. Clearly you missed the entire POINT of the one-man show: it was a scathing SATIRE! Coleman HATES Hope! In fact, Coleman and Dave Thomas (of SCTV fame, not the Wendy's fellow) came to BLOWS over the issue, as the latter, the world's foremost Hope impersonator, met Coleman in the parking lot of the LJPH and took a whack at him with a tire iron (or a crowbar or a jack or something. That detail has been lost to me). How on earth did you read Coleman's "Ski Nose Goes Down on Bing" bit as a respectful tribute??!!

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I hate to bring this up, but didn't Dave Thomas from Wendy's die too? What 's going on these days? Doesn't it seem like more people are dying? Like, think of all the people we knew as kids....almost half of them are dead. It almost seems like pretty soon we'll all be dead. Weird huh?

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Me bad. I can't believe that I didn't sense the loathing behind Coleman's performance. Just goes to show, you can't be too careful! I was so grateful to see anything about Bob that I didn't look behind the words.

Regarding the Thomas-Coleman fight, now that I think back, I believe it was in the parking lot of the Doheny Drive IHOP and Thomas came at Dabney with a magician's cane which spewed forth tiny white doves during the attack, or so says the yellowed news clipping that I've just fished out of a scrapbook of mine. I guess we can all see clearly now that it was a divine sign.

Thanks to all of you here for (H)opening my eyes.

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