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♪ announcer: the following is a paid advertisement for time life's video collection. every year, on one special night, legends and superstars join together to celebrate rock 'n roll. ♪ announcer: artists are welcomed into the rock 'n roll hall of fame.
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>> ♪ sweet emotion >> ladies and gentlemen, aerosmith. >> please welcome u2. >> john mellencamp. >> it gives me great pleasure to induct the jimi hendrix experience into the rock 'n roll hall of fame. >> ladies and gentlemen, tom petty and the heartbreakers. >> ♪ she was an american girl, raised on promises ♪ ♪ she couldn't help thinking there was a little more to life somewhere else ♪ announcer: and they hit the stage with performances we will never forget. >> ♪ ain't that america? ♪ ♪ you and me ♪ ain't that america? ♪ ♪ we're something to see ♪ ♪ ain't that america? ♪ ♪ home of the free, yeah
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announcer: these are legendary live shows. >> ♪ we're on the highway to hell ♪ ♪ highway to hell announcer: once-in-a-lifetime performances from a who's who of rock 'n roll. ♪ announcer: it is the rock 'n roll hall of fame in concert. >> ♪ in the name of love ♪ one more in the name of love announcer: you will get your own front row seat to these very special shows. >> ♪ teach the children well announcer: and now, 30 years of the very best of these performances are together. >> ♪ saturday in the park ♪ i think it was the fourth of
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july ♪ announcer: you will see rock's biggest stars. chicago, mick jagger, bruce springsteen, paul mccartney, tom petty and the heartbreakers, fleetwood mac. ♪ announcer: plus, once in a lifetime collaborations and jam sessions that only the rock & roll hall of fame could make happen. >> ♪ it ain't me ♪ ♪ it ain't me ♪ ♪ i ain't no fortunate son ♪ announcer: you will experience real rock 'n roll as it was meant to be seen and heard, live. >> ♪ evil woman ♪ evil woman announcer: you will be right there as legends join the rock hall. it can get emotional. >> i was going to try not to cry and be tough, but that is a little overwhelming. thank you very much. announcer: and you never know what might happen. >> you know, it is slightly ironic that tonight, we are on our best behavior, but we are
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being rewarded for 25 years of bad behavior. >> ♪ start me up ♪ start me up and never stop announcer: time life proudly presents the rock 'n roll hall of fame in concert. the greatest moments from 30 years of hall induction ceremonies. you will see rock stars live, baring their emotional souls, and it is here in this exclusive new dvd collection. >> i can't begin to tell you what an honor and privilege it is for me to be out of the house, honest to god. announcer: the rock hall has set the stage for the true greats of the 1960's. >> ♪ i get on my knees and i pray ♪ ♪ we don't get fooled again ♪ announcer: from the who, and creedence, to the rolling stones' mick jagger.
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>> ♪ give me the honky-tonk blues ♪ ♪ give me, give me, give me the honky-tonk blues ♪ >> the stones were playing in a little club in london doing chuck berry songs and the blues. and we thought that we were totally unique. and then we heard there was a group from liverpool. >> ♪ i'm not going to dance with another ♪ >> then one night, our drummer then, pete best, wasn't available, so ringo sat in. i remember the moment, standing there and looking at john and then looking at george, and the look on our faces was all, [expletive]! what is this? that was the moment, the beginning, really, of the beatles.
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>> ♪ let it be, let it be ♪ let it be, let it be ♪ there will be an answer, let it be ♪ >> i mean, ringo was like a professional musician. we were just slamming around, just singing and doing stuff, but he had a beard. >> [laughter] >> that's professional. >> ♪ if you want to sing the blues, you know it don't come easy ♪ ♪ you don't have to shout, you can even play them easy ♪ >> we just wanted to get guitars, get in a band, because we didn't really have proper jobs at the time. ♪ >> i don't have to say much, because i am the quiet beatle. ♪ >> ♪ i look at you
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♪ i see the love there that's sleeping ♪ ♪ while my guitar gently weeps announcer: in 2004, tom petty, jeff lynne, george harrison's son, danny, and steve wynwood paid this special tribute to george harrison. >> ♪ still my guitar gently weeps ♪ announcer: and then, this really happened. ♪ [electric guitar solo] announcer: and now, you can have your very own piece of rock history. the rock 'n roll hall of fame in concert. all 30 years of induction ceremonies are together for the very first time. these are some of rock music's greatest performances ever in a massive collection with over 170
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complete songs. and getting it is as easy as picking up the phone. >> i want you -- >> [cheers and applause] >> -- to want me! >> here is a little secret about bands. we all think we are great live. right? there is not a band in this room or in the world that doesn't think it is really a live band. then you go and see cheap trick. >> [cheering] >> ♪ i want you to want me ♪ i need you to need me announcer: these are rock's legends rocking their classic songs in historic live performances. >> ♪ i'll go crazy on you ♪ ♪ crazy on you announcer: time life presents the rock 'n roll hall of fame in concert dvd collection. >> ♪ it's a beautiful day ♪
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announcer: 30 years of the best performances, all together for the first time. ♪ announcer: you will see u2, john mellencamp, john fogerty, eric clapton, yes, bruce springsteen. >> ♪ and i believe in a promised land ♪ >> thanks, mom. this is yours tonight. take it home as a small return on the investment you made in your son. announcer: once in a lifetime collaborations and jam sessions that only the rock 'n roll hall of fame could make happen. >> ♪ you're no good ♪ ♪ you're no good ♪ ♪ you're no good ♪ ♪ baby, you're no good ♪ ♪ i'm gonna say it again ♪ announcer: plus, you will go behind the scenes with rare and exclusive all access footage. ♪ >> break it down. right out of there. announcer: so, order now and get
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the rock 'n roll hall of fame on nine dvd's for just five payments of $19.99 each. >> how are you doing? how are you doing? [cheering and applause] announcer: but wait, order in the next 18 minutes, and you will also get three free bonus dvd's. the complete rock 'n roll hall of fame 25th anniversary concert. >> tonight, this garden of sound will host a gathering of performers in a historic one-time only celebration. >> ♪ war, children ♪ it's just a shot away ♪ ♪ it's just a shot away ♪ announcer: you also get this 36-page souvenir booklet that tells you the stories behind these historic concerts. >> ♪ lie la lie >> lie la la la lie la lie ♪ >> ♪ roxanne ♪ you don't have to put on the
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red light ♪ announcer: that is a total of 12 dvd's. 179 historic performances, including dozens that have never been available before, for the greatest rock dvd collection ever. >> ♪ if i were to say to you ♪ girl, we couldn't get much higher ♪ ♪ come on baby, light my fire announcer: and that is not all. we will ship it to you for free. >> ♪ got a black magic woman ♪ got a black magic woman announcer: your satisfaction is guaranteed. if it is not the best dvd collection you have ever owned, just send it back for a full refund. >> ♪ the things that you might have done ♪ ♪ only the good die young announcer: remember, you will get 179 performances, including three free dvd's, the souvenir booklet, and exclusive
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behind-the-scenes bonus features. 12 dvd's in all, and free shipping. this collection is only available from time life. so, don't wait, order now. ♪ >> he invented the rock show. i can list all the things that he did, but i would be here all night. guillotines, hanging skeletons, electric chairs, black widows, balloons filled with money, lizards and bubbles, confetti, chickens and machine guns, nurses, tuxedos. >> ♪ school's out for summer ♪ ♪ school's out forever ♪ >> i wish i could tell you that being in the hall now, that we will never embarrass you, but i really cannot make that promise. [laughter] ♪ announcer: with artists like alice cooper, ac/dc, metallica, heart, and ozzy osbourne, the rock hall shows can get kind of
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heavy. ♪ >> there were mainly four jobs for us to choose from then, teachers, mothers, nurses, or waitresses. i got a chance to sing and find my voice on stage, and i took it. >> ♪ you'd have me down, down, down, down ♪ ♪ down on my knees ♪ now, wouldn't ya, barracuda? ♪ >> ♪ girl i want to be with you ♪ >> the first thing anybody learns on a guitar, the riff that has actually been banned from being played in music stores to preserve the sanity of the staff. >> ♪ smoke on the water ♪
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>> being a little competitive, i also noticed that jackson drew an enormous amount of good-looking women. >> [laughter] >> great-looking women. you see, what most people don't realize, and for me, this was a part of jackson's rock 'n roll credentials, is that jackson browne was a bona fide rock 'n roll sex god. >> ♪ running low >> ♪ running on empty >> ♪ running low >> ♪ running dry >> ♪ running low announcer: jackson browne, cat stevens, paul simon, james taylor, plus so many more great singer-songwriters have performed for the rock hall. >> ♪ i was out on the edge of darkness ♪ ♪ there rides the peace train ♪ peace train, come take me home again ♪
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>> ♪ well, i'm on my way ♪ ♪ i don't know where i'm going ♪ ♪ i'm on my way now ♪ ♪ i'm taking my time ♪ ♪ i don't know where ♪ ♪ goodbye to rosie, the queen of corona ♪ ♪ me and julio down by the schoolyard ♪ >> ♪ oh mexico ♪ sounds so simple, i have just got to go ♪ >> ♪ and i saw my reflection ♪ in the snow-covered hills ♪ 'till the landslide brought me down ♪ >> buffalo springfield was born in 1966. they were blonde and brunette. they were fringe and paisley. they were the city, and they were the canyons. they were the sunset strip and the whiskey a go-go. they were three great voices, and they were poets. >> ♪ it's time to stop, hey, what's that sound? ♪ ♪ everybody look what's going
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down ♪ announcer: it is all here in the rock 'n roll hall of fame in concert. from rockers, to singer-songwriters, and, of course, the classic songs that have stood the test of time. >> ♪ sweet home alabama ♪ where skies are so blue announcer: and now, this is your chance to own a piece of rock 'n roll history. the rock 'n roll hall of fame in concert. so, don't wait. order now. these are rock's legends. >> ♪ wooden ship, on the water, carry me ♪ announcer: rocking their classic songs. >> ♪ if you believe ♪ they put a man on the moon announcer: in historic live performances. >> ♪ sitting crosslegged on the floor ♪ ♪ 25 or six to four
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announcer: time life presents the rock 'n roll hall of fame in concert. 30 years of the best performances, all together for the first time. >> ♪ oh, baby, baby, it is a wild world ♪ announcer: you will see artists like cat stevens, crosby stills and nash, rem, jackson browne. >> ♪ between the longing for love -- and the struggle for the legal tender ♪ ♪ announcer: plus, once-in-a-lifetime collaborations and jam sessions that only the rock 'n roll hall of fame could make happen. >> ♪ handle me with care announcer: you will go behind the scenes with rare and exclusive all access footage.
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♪ announcer: so, order now and get the rock 'n roll hall of fame in concert on nine dvd's for just five payments of $19.99 each. >> ♪ i could be your long lost pal ♪ ♪ i can call you betty ♪ and betty, when you call me ♪ you can call me al ♪ call me al announcer: but wait, order in the next 10 minutes and you will also get three free bonus dvd's. the complete rock 'n roll hall of fame 25th anniversary concert. >> ♪ i am taking a greyhound ♪ on the hudson river line ♪ i'm in a new york state of mind ♪ announcer: you also get this this 36-page "rolling stones" souvenir booklet that tells you the stories behind these historic concerts.
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♪ >> ♪ please stay announcer: that is a total of 12 dvd's, 179 historic performances, including dozens that have never been available before, for the greatest rock dvd collection ever. >> ♪ don't wanna be an american idiot ♪ ♪ don't want a nation under the new media ♪ announcer: and that is not all. we will ship it to you for free. >> ♪ i just don't know what i want ♪ announcer: your satisfaction is guaranteed. if it is not the best dvd collection you have ever owned, just send it back for a full refund.
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♪ announcer: remember, you will get 179 performances, including three free dvd's, the souvenir booklet, and exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus features. 12 dvd's in all, and free shipping. this collection is only available from timelife, so don't wait, order now. ♪ announcer: the rock 'n roll hall of fame concerts have been the home to some emotional reunions. >> ♪ it's getting near dark ♪ >> i have been reunited with two people i love dearly. it is very moving. and yesterday, yesterday we played together for the first time in 25 years. >> ♪ i've been waiting so long ♪ ♪ to be where i'm going ♪ ♪ in the sunshine of your love ♪ what >> lunacy, heartache, happiness, unhappiness, and ok thank god, a sense of healing gary has come to all of us up here on this stage today.
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>> ♪ 'cause when the loving starts and the lights go down ♪ ♪ and there's not another living soul around ♪ ♪ you woo me until the sun comes up, and you say that you love me ♪ >> ♪ jesus loves you ♪ more than you will know ♪ whoa-oa-oa >> as it was last year with me and cream, it is a beautiful thing to have a reunion if you can and get together and rejoice in the gift we have been given, which is music. tonight, i am very happy to induct the band into the rock 'n roll hall of fame. [applause] >> ♪ take a load off, annie ♪ take a load for free ♪ take a load off, annie ♪ and put the load right on me >> ♪ put the load right on me >> ♪ a rose in a fisted glove ♪ and the eagle flies with the
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dove ♪ ♪ and if you can't be with the one you love ♪ ♪ love the one you're with ♪ announcer: let's face it, these artists and their songs are a part of our lives. >> ♪ because the night belongs to lovers ♪ ♪ because the night belongs to love ♪ >> ♪ the hungry and the hunted rock 'n roll! ♪ out on the street ♪ >> it was a dark and stormy night, and in walked clarence clemens. that moment, i knew that my life had changed. miss you. love you, big man.
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♪ >> real bands, real bands are made primarily from the neighborhood. from a real time and a real place that exists for a little while, and then changes and it is gone forever. announcer: incredible artists and music we will never forget. that's what these rock 'n roll hall of fame induction ceremonies are all about. ♪ >> the music overcame me at an early age and consumed my life. i love everything about it, all the people i have met, the great times i have had. i am very proud we are being inducted as a group, tom petty and the heartbreakers, because they are the best [expletive] band in america. >> ♪ oh yeah, all right ♪ take it easy baby ♪ make it last all night
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♪ she was an american girl >> ♪ still haven't found ♪ ♪ what i'm looking for ♪ ♪ but i still haven't found ♪ announcer: and now, you can have your own piece of rock history. the rock 'n roll hall of fame in concert. all 30 years of induction ceremonies are together for the first time. remember, this offer is only available from time life, and your satisfaction is guaranteed. so, order now. >> i want you -- >> [cheers and applause] >> -- to want me! ♪ announcer: these are rock's legends. >> ♪ i want you to want me ♪ i need you to need me announcer: rocking their classic songs in historic live performances.
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>> ♪ i'll go crazy on you ♪ ♪ crazy on you announcer: time life presents the rock 'n roll hall of fame in concert dvd collection. ♪ >> it is our great, great honor to right a terrible wrong, and to finally welcome yes into the rock 'n roll hall of fame. >> ♪ owner of a lonely heart ♪ owner of a lonely heart >> it is our honor to finally induct rush into the rock 'n roll hall of fame. ♪ announcer: 30 years of the best performances all together for the first time. ♪ announcer: you will see rush, ac/dc, lynard skynyrd,
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aerosmith, billy joel, green day. ♪ >> ♪ i think i'm cracking up ♪ ♪ am i just paranoid? rock 'n roll hall of fame, baby! announcer: once-in-a-lifetime performance that only the rock hall could make happen. >> ♪ it's so easy to fall in love ♪ ♪ it's so easy to fall in love ♪ announcer: plus, you go behind the scenes with rare and exclusive all access footage. ♪ >> break it down. right out of there. announcer: order now and get the rock 'n roll hall of fame in concert on nine dvd's for just five payments of $19.99 each. ♪ >> but wait. announcer: order in the next two minutes, and you will get three free bonus dvd's. the complete rock 'n roll hall of fame 25th anniversary concert.
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>> tonight, this garden of sound will host a gathering of performers in a historic one-time only celebration. >> ♪ war children ♪ it's just a shot away ♪ ♪ it's just a shot away ♪ announcer: you will also get this 36-page "rolling stones" souvenir booklet that tells the stories behind these historic concerts. >> ♪ hello darkness, my old friend ♪ [cheers and applause] >> ♪ i've come to talk with you again ♪ announcer: that is a total of 12 dvd's. 179 historic performances, including dozens that have never been available before, for the greatest rock dvd collection ever. ♪
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announcer: and that is not all. we will ship it to you for free. >> ♪ the dream police, they live inside of my head ♪ ♪ the dream police, they come to me in my bed ♪ announcer: your satisfaction is guaranteed. if it is not the best dvd collection you have ever owned, just send it back for a full refund. >> ♪ you're gonna find the world is smouldrin' ♪ ♪ and if you get lost, come on home to green river ♪ announcer: remember, you will get 179 performances, including three free dvd's, the souvenir booklet, and exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus features. 12 dvd's in all, and free shipping. this collection is only available from time life. so, don't wait, order now. the preceding has been a paid advertisement for time life's video collection. ♪
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>> the following is a paid advertisement for time life's video collection. ♪ >> hi, dean. >> hi there. [laughter] >> bob. announcer: from the battlefield to the white house, from hollywood to the heartlands, america's entertainer was bob hope. bob: oh, this room is so dull and depressing tonight.
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if only there was some way to brighten it. oh, of course. [laughter] announcer: he was a true patriot. bob: this has been a great trip. we have been to england and germany, crete, thailand, vietnam, and korea and alaska and we are going to keep on going until we find howard hughes. [laughter] announcer: our hero's hero. bob: the monsoon really caught up with us. the sky was black. the field was a morass of mud, but nothing bothered these marines. they waited five hours in this sea of mud for the show. with an audience like that, you really have to go to work. [cheering] in bob: i had a great arrival here. i stepped off the plane and disappeared. [laughter] announcer: no performer in history has been more beloved by more generations. >> if i can just figure out some sly, subtle way to get him on the couch.
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[laughter] announcer: introducing "thanks for the memories," the bob hope specials, exclusively from "time life." a brand-new collection for the whole family to enjoy together. >> ♪ thanks for the memories of our camaraderie at work and on the team and all the years of our careers that you played straight for me i thank you so much ♪ >> how do you like that? stabbed with my own theme song. announcer: the most inspiring. bob: look at those cats up there. hey, you all! announcer: hilarious. >> what a terrible way to go. i still have eight jokes left. [laughter] announcer: star-studded shows. >> you are adorable! [laughter]
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>> pardon me, can i speak to my girl? announcer: from america's all-time favorite funnyman. bob: that was some spicy meatballs. [laughter] >> who are you? bob: i am santa claus. ho, ho, ho. >> and i'm the jolly green giant. ho, ho, ho. >> really? congratulations. you make a wonderful little french pea. announcer: from his earliest appearances -- to his 90th birthday special. >> i'm honored to be a part of bob's 90th birthday celebration. i usually celebrate your birthdays quietly at home with my family. [laughter] announcer: there was no one bob hope could not crack up. bob: i will now make a 21-inch incision. >> 21 inch? bob: would you care for the
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center cut? [laughter] >> he kept our troops smiling overseas. bob: each year when we make these trips, we try to bring you one of the outstanding glamour stars from back home. this year, we hit the jackpot. miss ann-margret. announcer: he kept our hearts warm at home. >> judy garland! >> ♪ somewhere over the rainbow ♪ [applause] bob: thanks, judy! announcer: he could sing. bob: ♪ won't you come home, bill bailey? ♪ announcer: he could dance. >> do you sing? >> no. bob: do you tell jokes? >> no. >> do you dance? announcer: and he loved to laugh, especially at himself. >> how could you ever have
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married her? bob: well, it was a mistake. i proposed during a power failure. >> and you've had one ever since. [laughter] announcer: so, get ready to be amused and amazed. fall in love all over again with comedy's commander-in-chief. >> mr. bob hope. announcer: bob hope was a true american legend. we all knew his voice, his jokes. bob: in 25 years, i have never missed a show because of illness. no matter how sick nbc gets of me, i show up. announcer: his nose. >> i thought i had a funny face. bob: those beautiful eyes. >> your eyes are nice. bob: and that cute little turned up nose. [laughter] bob: my nose turns up. >> yes, eventually. bob: i'm always glad to be next to you because you make my nose look small.
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>> wait a minute. announcer: the biggest stars were his closest friends. making them laugh was his favorite pastime. >> i don't know what i am doing here, bob. i can't sing and i can't dance. bob: just stand there. they'll do the singing and dancing. announcer: bob's specials were truly a who's who of hollywood. at home or abroad, the stars came out for bob. >> bob is one of my closest friends. i would say he is one of the greatest, funniest comedians in the world. bob: come on. that's not true, you are the funniest comedian in the world. >> i stand corrected. [laughter] announcer: jack benny, danny thomas, george burns. >> ♪ hats, canes trunks, trains that's the way it was in vaudeville ♪ announcer: milton berle, barbra streisand, lucille ball. bob: if you couldn't do comedy, what would you like to do? >> if i couldn't do comedy -- probably what you do.
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announcer: bob newhart, phyllis diller, and of course bing crosby. he and bing didn't need to be on the road to have a good time. >> i can't believe this. a devout coward like you. aren't you afraid of rats? bob: why should i be? i made six road pictures with one. announcer: america has always loved bob hope and we always will. bob: i just want to say we are in beautiful thailand, where in october you get the monsoons and in december you get me. [laughter] >> quite simply, the world has been a happier place and a better place because bob hope is in it. >> i am going to blow your brains out. [laughter] [applause] announcer: introducing "thanks for the memories," a brand-new collection exclusively from time life. >> bob, i have a confession to
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make. bob: speak, my son. >> i like you. i really do. bob: i just wish you hadn't said that. you just killed 48 jokes. announcer: 10 dvds of bob's beloved iconic tv specials, including hours and hours of rare gems that haven't been seen since their original broadcast. >> ♪ the lady's in love with you ♪ [applause] announcer: now, for the first time, they are here in one exclusive historic collection. >> thank you! thank you! announcer: the hilarious comedy special. bob: don't just stand there. put the trash out. >> my darling, i'd love to, but she's your friend. announcer: the legendary christmas shows. bob: now i've got santa claus and you'll never get him back. why am i always laughing instead of the audience? [laughter]
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announcer: and 40 years of bob entertaining our troops. >> oh, nurse? where is my faithful old nurse? [laughter] bob: here i am, juliet! >> oh, my faithful nurse. [laughter] bob: you know, this isn't such a bad part. >> always near when i need thee. >> i'll never get an oscar, but who cares. announcer: each show is full of laughing, dancing, and unforgettable music. >> one of the most exciting new talents of our time, barbra streisand. barbra streisand: ♪ anyplace i hang my hat is home ♪ announcer: call or go online to order "thanks for the memories" on 10 dvds for five payments of $19.99.
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bob: you like that? announcer: you will get the legendary comedy and variety specials, plus rare historic clip like bob's first televised special. bob: television. well, he finally got me. announcer: his first show in color. bob: hey, bing, it's me, i'm here. announcer: hilarious bloopers. >> i'm ernie. >> i'm confused because i didn't see it, sorry. [laughter] >> i've got one eye and it was looking the other way. announcer: laughing with the presidents. bob: mr. president, with all the traveling and all the work you've done, you look just great. >> bob, you look great, too. together: i hope i look that good when i'm your age. [laughter] announcer: and exclusive extras, like bob's memories of world war ii. bob: this is bob "command performance" hope telling each nazi who was in russia today
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that crimea doesn't pay. announcer: plus, call in the next 18 minutes and we will send you a free bonus dvd of bob being fully roasted by dean martin and friends. >> i am sure you will hear some wonderful things said about bob, but not from me. announcer: and that's not all. you'll also receive this beautiful 32-page memory book filled with photos and stories honoring bob's incredible career. bob: thank you, america. you are on the best page of my memory book. announcer: and we are so convinced you will love "thanks for the memories," we will ship it for free. your satisfaction is guaranteed. if you don't absolutely love this historic collection, we will refund your purchase price, no questions asked. "thanks for the memories" is an incredible value. bob: there is a lot of tv worth watching. announcer: 23 classic shows plus exclusive extras on 11 dvds. that is over 24 hours of comedy,
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music, and stars. plus the collectible memory book, all for just five payments of $19.99. and we'll ship it for free. bob: i was hoping you would say that. announcer: this is the most complete collection of bob hope specials ever available, and you won't find it in stores. you can only find it right here with this exclusive tv offer. >> you know your seams are crooked? >> that shows how much you know. i'm not wearing stockings. announcer: order now. >> ♪ a man dressed in khakis you may think i'm a bit wacky bob: why don't you get back in the sacky? >> there's room for two your nose and you ♪ >> the image of bob hope is a sight that is indelibly etched in the consciousness of millions of our citizens who went to war
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to preserve this nation of ours. bob: and they want to surrender over there. announcer: he was a tv star, a movie star, a standup comic, and vaudeville veteran, but bob won america's heart by bringing christmas cheer to our boys overseas. bob: here i am to share christmas with you. i bet some of you guys were afraid you wouldn't have a turkey. announcer: from world war ii. bob: i just want you boys to see what you are fighting for. [laughter] announcer: to korea. bob: this is a first in television, and i can't tell you how happy we are to be here. announcer: from vietnam. >> i have never seen so many interesting faces. what were they in civilian life? bob: happy. announcer: to desert storm. bob: are you ready? >> yeah! announcer: bob always put on an unforgettable show for the troops. >> why would a man like this come all this way voluntarily on christmas day to be here with us? maybe he's committed a crime in the united states, or --
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[laughter] >> or maybe he is just some kind of a nut. bob: thank you very much. happy to be here. thailand. greenland. tokyo, japan. england. crete. where are we? oh, yeah. [laughter] here we are -- okinawa. danang. i love coming here. it's always a blast. if i mispronounce it, i'm through. here we are in guam. wonderful to be working in the middle of the south china sea. this joint is real nice. it is christmas day in vietnam. the guys here don't ask for much in vietnam. it is said you are thrilled if you just wake up christmas morning here. [laughter] announcer: the wars changed, the times changed, but for 40 years, wherever the action was, bob was there. >> those hours?
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bob: you know this isn't such a bad part? what the hell is all that firing over there? general, would you call off the war while we are on? i don't know what you guys did to get here, but let that be a lesson to you. i understand the enemy is all around. so, please laugh it up. you wouldn't want them to think we have a morale problem, would you? announcer: he always brought along his best jokes. bob: i forgot to burn my draft card and here i am. announcer: his best friends. >> doctor, we are waiting in the operating room. announcer: and some special guests he knew would lift their spirits. >> hi, boys. >> i know about your glamour girls you have taken on all those other trips. raquel welch. romy schneider. ann-margret at okinawa airbase.
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gee, you really lead an exciting life. bob: i don't know, when you've seen one airbase, you've seen them all. [laughter] bob: is ann-margret one name or two? >> i spell ann-margret with a hyphen. bob: i spell it with an exclamation point. bob: how do you like our flight in the states? >> it really was incredible. a few days ago i was in hollywood, doing love scenes with dean martin and jimmy stewart, and now here i am with you in vietnam. bob: how lucky can one girl get? [laughter] [applause] bob: ♪ thanks from america to all our men in blue our boys in khaki, too our tough marines, our coast guard, our army nurses, true we thank you so much ♪ >> as somebody who has worn the uniform of this country, i thank you for being who you are. >> hey, bob, i'm really enjoying
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myself. bob: not yet, you are still standing. announcer: introducing "thanks for the memories," a brand-new collection exclusively from "time life." bob: who are you? >> what's the difference? kiss me. announcer: 10 dvds of bob's beloved iconic tv specials. including hours and hours of rare gems that have not been seen since the original broadcast. >> i'm just one of those very strong-willed people who cannot stay hypnotized. bob: a stronger mind just takes longer. i'm not expecting this to be a snap. [laughter] announcer: and now, for the first time, they are all here in one exclusive, historic collection. bob: isn't that marvelous? announcer: the hilarious comedy specials. bob: what kind of a bird are you anyway? >> well -- [laughter] announcer: the legendary christmas shows.
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>> ♪ and have yourself a merry little christmas now ♪ announcer: and 40 years of bob entertaining our troops. >> we can do anything you can do. show him, raquel. >> i am very happy to be here with you tourists. say, what part of miami is this? announcer: each show is full of laughter, dancing, and unforgettable music. bob: ladies and gentlemen, the carpenters. >> ♪ talking it over just the two of us working together day-to-day ♪ announcer: so call or go online to order "thanks for the memories" on 10 dvds for five payments of $19.99. >> tell me more. announcer: you will get the legendary comedy and variety specials, plus rare historic
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clips like bob's first televised special. bob: me love you, moon face. >> me love you, too, mon cherie amor. announcer: his first show in color. bob: this is the first time i have tried to be funny and gorgeous too. announcer: hilarious bloopers. >> who is this great leader who is about to -- [laughter] announcer: laughing with the presidents. >> which way is the golf course? announcer: and exclusive extras, like "shanks for the memories." >> please don't shoot me in the balls. announcer: plus, call in the next 10 minutes and we will send you a free bonus dvd of bob being fully roasted by dean martin and his friends. president reagan: bob would do well in politics. he certainly has to be one of the most familiar faces in america. he has entertained over 10 million troops, been seen by more than a hundred million tv viewers. and if you throw in the 27 people who have seen his movies, you have a pretty sizable constituency. [laughter] announcer: and that's not all. you will also receive this beautiful 32-page memory book,
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filled with photos and stories honoring bob's incredible career. >> we will see you home, god bless you. [applause] announcer: and we are so convinced you will love "thanks for the memories" that we will ship it for free. your satisfaction is guaranteed. if you don't absolutely love this historic collection, we will refund your purchase price, no questions asked. >> all right? >> all right. announcer: "thanks for the memories" is an incredible value. 23 classic shows, plus exclusive extras on 11 dvds. that is over 24 hours of comedy, music, and stars. plus, the collectible memory book. all for just five payments of $19.99. and we will ship it for free. >> i can't believe it. announcer: this is the most complete collection of bob hope specials ever available. you will not find it in stores. you can only find it right here with this exclusive tv offer. >> oh, that was beautiful. announcer: order now. bob: ♪ i don't care where i'm
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going just as long as i'm with you put it there, pal ♪ >> bob hope is the most generous performer i've ever had the privilege of working with. announcer: bob knew you could not put on a really great show without incredible dancing and music. bob: ♪ just me and my shadow announcer: over the years, he perfected the art of the duet. ♪ >> ♪ the two of us we will always be for you and me the two of us we'll always be together like the cat in the cream we're in a dream of our own we'll go it alone ♪ announcer: bob's shows were always full of songs to make us smile. >> ♪ you're an older smoothie
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you are a tribute to the magic of medicare ♪ >> ♪ how strong you were how young and gay ♪ bob: i don't remember that. [laughter] >> ♪ a prince of men in every way ♪ bob: ♪ ah, yes i remember it well ♪ announcer: and he knew that music would bring us together when we needed it most. >> ♪ silent night >> ♪ holy night >> ♪ all is calm >> ♪ all is bright
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>> ♪ sleep in heavenly peace bob: it has been a great day. we wish you the greatest of new year's. a lot of luck and hurry home. bye. >> my father saw you in the south pacific the year i was born. my son saw you two years ago in desert storm. but i, bob, had the pleasure of seeing you in vietnam on my first of three tours there. thank you for the memories. [applause] bob: i have heard of off-broadway, but this is ridiculous. announcer: introducing "thanks for the memories," a brand-new collection exclusively from time-life. bob: ladies and gentlemen, the first man to set foot on the moon, neil armstrong. announcer: 10 dvds of bob's beloved iconic tv specials,
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including hours and hours of rare gems that have not been seen since their original broadcasts. >> this is the first time i've been here. i thought it would be fun to bring somebody who would represent you all. what is your name? dan? hey, dan, this could've been you. [laughter] announcer: and now, for the first time, they are all here in one exclusive historic collection. the hilarious comedy specials. bob: do you think insult humor is the easiest to come up with? standing next to you, it is. announcer: the legendary christmas shows. >> ♪ said the little lamb to the shepherd boy do you hear what i hear? ♪ announcer: and 40 years of bob entertaining our troops. bob: first, i want to apologize for us being a little late. but coming out on the train, we
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had one of those chicken pilots who won't fly just because a couple of motors are missing. [laughter] announcer: each show is full of laughing, dancing, and unforgettable music. >> il signore dean martin. >> ♪ you'll never forget the feel of a meadow in rome, wonderful rome ♪ announcer: so call or go online to order "thanks for the memories" on 10 dvds for five payments of $19.99. bob: if there was only more of me to go around. announcer: you will get the legendary comedy and variety specials, plus rare historic clips like bob's first televised special. bob: which camera is working? announcer: his first show in color. >> there are a few people who still remember you from motion pictures. [laughter] announcer: hilarious bloopers. >> i don't care how rich you are, you can't disrupt this
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hospital. we are sick people here. there are sick people here. [laughter] announcer: laughing with the presidents. president carter: i have been in office now for 489 days, and when i spend three more weeks, i will have stayed as many nights in the white house as bob hope has. announcer: and exclusive extras, like bob's memories of world war ii. bob: i'm happy to be here. i understand crosby was here last year. i'm here to apologize. announcer: call in the next three minutes and we will send you a free bonus dvd of bob being fully roasted by dean martin and friends. jack benny: almost every tv comedian of course uses tv cue cards, but bob is the only one i know who uses them at house parties. he even used cue cards on his wedding night.
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he was so nervous, he threw up his hands and shouted, "not now, sweetheart, i have a headache." and his wife said, "bob, you are reading my card." [laughter] [applause] announcer: and that's not all, you will also receive this beautiful 32-page memory book filled with photos and stories honoring bob's incredible career. >> that is the nicest present you could have given us. announcer: and we are so convinced you will love "thanks for the memories" that we will ship it for free. your satisfaction is guaranteed. if you don't absolutely love this historic collection, we will refund your purchase price, no questions asked. bob: everybody down off the ceiling. announcer: "thanks for the memories" is an incredible value. 23 classic shows, plus exclusive extras on 11 dvds. that is over 24 hours of music, comedy, and stars.
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plus, the collectible memory book, all for just five payments of $19.99. and we'll ship it for free. bob: that is just perfect. announcer: this is the most complete collection of bob hope specials ever available, and you will not find it in stores. you can only find it with this exclusive tv offer. >> how about that? announcer: order now. >> ♪ thanks for the memories we love you, number one it's time to say so long ♪ [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, bob hope. [applause] announcer: order now. >> the preceding has been a paid advertisement for time-life's video collection. ♪
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>> the following is a paid program. the opinions and views expressed do not reflect those of bloomberg lp, its affiliates or its employees. announcer: the following is a paid advertisement from time life. announcer: if there was a rule, he broke it. george: when you're in someone else's house, and they leave you in the room, any room, alone for a moment, do you look in the drawers? [laughter] george: yeah, i don't want to steal anything. i just want to know where everything is. in case i'm asked. announcer: if the word was unspeakable, he spoke it. george: there's a lot of these little two-way double entendre words that have two meanings. words that ok -- i call them my part-time filth.

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