Monday, April 13, 2009

Hilarious Basil at Bob Hope Show

Basil Rathbone is a guest at the Bob Hope Show in 1941. I think they might have slipped some funny pills into the water or something, because they are totally... well. Crazy, I guess. I laughing that kind of laugh where you almost weep of despair.

Basil appears about 7:30 minutes into the radio clip. I don't know how, but they end up paddling canoe in a swamp. (This Rathbone appearance was a kind of crazy, comical, lovely parody publicity thing for his latest film, The Mad Doctor, from the same year).

"If you have to foam at the mouth, at least foam Pepsodent."

Oh, he's mad!


Christopher said...

"hot under the collier.." :o))

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Lolita said...

Haha, yeah... They're just totally crazy.

WONDERFUL photo! Thanks a lot!

Keith said...

That is so cool. Thanks for sharing that with us.