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During the monologue, Doc notes that his son is getting married over the weekend. There is no comedy segment; Johnny and Ed continue their discussion from the previous night's show about whether a tree falling makes a sound if no one hears it, and Johnny reads a scientist's letter laying out both points of view. Ricky Schroder is introduced, and immediately takes Ed's side that it does make a sound; he also gives Johnny a Lung Association T-shirt for clean air, and Johnny comments that he'll forgo smoking tonight. Schroder talks about his visit to the White House, meeting Queen Elizabeth and Pope John Paul II; Johnny expresses mock jealousy and resentment. Schroder also discusses how he likes playing baseball. Bob Hope promotes his upcoming special with a football theme. He talks about how he once had an ownership interest in the Rams. Outtakes from the special are shown. Hope also comments on the royal wedding, and talks about a prior show he did for Budweiser with Ed, and an ...

Episode credited cast:
Johnny Carson Johnny Carson - Himself - Host
Ed McMahon Ed McMahon - Himself - Announcer
Doc Severinsen Doc Severinsen - Himself - Bandleader
Bob Hope Bob Hope - Himself
Susan Sarandon Susan Sarandon - Herself
Ricky Schroder Ricky Schroder - Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Anton Susan Anton - Herself - Bob Hope Special Outtake (archive footage)
Frederick De Cordova Frederick De Cordova - Himself - Producer (voice)
Bob Lilly Bob Lilly - Himself - Bob Hope Special Outtake (archive footage)
Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor - Herself - Bob Hope Special Outtake (archive footage)
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