I think what they ought to do is start now and spend the next year building an animatronic bob hope.
bob hope was the most beloved, honored, and richly rewarded comedian of all time.
Among the male recipients of the honor: bob hope, Paul Newman, and Lemmon.
From bob hope to Whoopi Goldberg and Neil Patrick Harris, relive six decades of Academy Award openers.
bob hope hosted and it drew an estimate of 40 million viewers on television.
His eight years as host of the show put him second to only bob hope.
Old English hopian "wish, expect, look forward (to something)," of unknown origin, a general North Sea Germanic word (cf. Old Frisian hopia, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch hopen; Middle High German hoffen "to hope," borrowed from Low German). Some suggest a connection with hop (v.) on the notion of "leaping in expectation" [Klein]. Related: Hoped; hoping.
Old English hopa, from hope (v.). Cf. Old Frisian and Middle Dutch hope, Dutch hoop, all from their respective verbs.