|Music by||Ralph Rainger|
|Lyrics by||Leo Robin|
|Source||The Big Broadcast of 1938 (film)|
"Thanks for the Memory" is a song most closely associated with Bob Hope, who sang it with co-star Shirley Ross in The Big Broadcast of 1938. The song won an Academy Award. It became the title of a 1939 follow-up with the same pair and was used as Bob Hope's theme song on radio, television specials, appearances, and more.
In The Muppet Movie, a bell version of the song plays behind the ice cream man (played by Bob Hope in a cameo), underscoring his scene with Fozzie Bear. A brief portion had been used on The Muppet Show for Hope's entrances in his episode.
- At the end of Hope's Muppet Show episode, Waldorf observes that Bob Hope usually sings "Thanks for the Memories" (prompting Statler to wonder why Hope would want to remember this).