I knew going into this only about 25% of our audience was going to know who Bob Hope and Bing Crosby are. And even if they did, most of them had never seen any of their “Road” movies. Hope and Crosby weren’t in the Marx Brothers league, but they weren’t bad.
And RJ and Verne owe a bit of their personality and patter to the them (though more to Bill Murray and Harold Ramis in Stripes).
I don’t know. When I’m grinding for a gag sometime I go for the low hanging fruit rotting in my vodka soaked memory. Hope and Crosby were drowning in there and I threw them a life preserver. Maybe some kid will scratch their head and look them up on Netflix and the his/her cultural knowledge (useful in Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit) will become a bit more broadened.
But probably not.