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Season 1 (CBS) (1963-64)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
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CBS Wednesdays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern
Regulars: Harvey Korman, The Johnny Mann Singers

[01] The Danny Kaye Show
25Sep63 (rerun 12May64)
Jackie Cooper
Lovelady Powell
Opens with the pseudo-Egyptian and Roman "Cleopatra's procession," featuring dance ensemble number of classical Egyptian
and African tribal movements and including a surprise appearance by Jack Benny.
Featured parody sketches on how three Broadway composers might have written music on Baseball: "My Fair Umpire," a sports
satire of Lerner & Loewe's 'My Fair Lady' in which Higgins (Kaye) and Eliza (Powell) sing songs such as "The aim of the
game is mainly to complain;" "Horsehide Story," a choreographed parody of Leonard Bernstein's 'West Side Story' set on
the baseball diamond; and "Baseball Man," set to the tune of Meredith Wilson's 'Music Man.' Also, sketch "The Victim"
about a first-time airline passenger (Kaye & Cooper). "The Bandstand" sketch about a cheap clup trio (Kaye, Cooper and
Sam D'Andrea) trying to perform as well as impersonating another act on a revolving bandstand.
Danny Kaye sings "Consider Yourself", "Take Me Out to the Ballgame", and a Russian song "May There Always Be Sunshine".
Lovelady Powell sings "Bye, Bye Blackbird" and "Love Me Lady".
Kaye & Powell sing a Blues medley and "Cherry Pies Ought to be You".
Joe & Eddie perform "Children Go" and "Elijah Rock". [RF]

[02] The Danny Kaye Show
02Oct63 (rerun 13May64)
Jose Ferrer
Red Norvo
Henry Beckman
Features a musical revue that might have resulted had Shakespeare written Hamlet for television, including song & dance
numbers by Hamlet (Ferrer) and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern (Kaye). Also, Tony Charmoli Dancers in a jazz number to march
music with a swing influence. "Gemini" sketch about two astronauts in space and "The German Officer" sketch about a
private being asked to impersonate a German general captured by British Intelligence (both sketches with Kaye, Ferrer
and Henry Beckman).
Danny Kaye sings "Brotherhood of Man".
Danny Kaye & Jose Ferrer" perform a parody with Shakespeare's, 'To Be or Not To Be' with "Macbeth the Knife".
Norvo & Quintet perform "Devil and the Deep Blue Sea".
Kaye, Norvo Quintet & Mann Singers do "Three Blind Mice".
Danny & Jose play two spacemen who try to prove that they can get along with each other while in a space capsule.
Jose plays a British intelligence officer and Danny plays both a Nazi General and a British soldier. [RF]

[03] The Danny Kaye Show
Carol Lawrence
Don Knotts
Joe & Eddie

"Dancing Pagodas" sketch about an Indian trio (Kaye, Knotts & Lawrence) who let their fingers 'do the talking'.
"The Diner" sketch - a dramatic triangle between a meek diner owner (Knotts), his sultry and unsatisfied wife (Lawrence)
and black leather trucker (Kaye) who is willing to murder to win her. "Toothache" sketch on a suffering dental patient
whose rest is interrupted (Kaye & Knotts).
Danny Kaye performs "Together Wherever We Go" and "Turn Around" (dedicated to his daughter).
Carol Lawrence sings "Fools Rush In". (song & ballet)
Joe & Eddie perform "They Call the Wind Maria".
Danny, Joe & Eddie perform "I Laid Around". [RF]

[04] The Danny Kaye Show
16Oct63 (rerun 24Jun64)
Mary Tyler Moore
Eddie Foy Jr.
Dino Natali
Johnny Mann Singers

Parodies of three TV domestic comedies set in the U.S. - "Father Knows Nothing," France - "Father Knows Plenty" and
Japan - "Osaka Hillbillies." [also appearing Harvey Korman, Dino Natali]
Danny Kaye performs a song and soft shoe dance to "S'posin'".
Danny does a song medley bemoaning the switch from telephone exchanges to area codes, such as "As I Walked Out on the
Streets of 512"
Mary Tyler Moore does a song-and-dance with "Hard-Hearted Hannah".
Eddie Foy Jr. sings and dances to "Delightful is the Word".
Danny, Mary & Eddie perform a vaudeville song-and-dance with "When the Song and Dance Man Came to Town". [RF]

[05] The Danny Kaye Show
Gene Kelly
Michele Lee

Jackie Joseph
Henry Beckman
Myrna Ross
Features Kaye and Kelly in a song & dance tribute to Kelly's dancing career on Broadway and in the movies,
including Kelly's tap dance to Kaye's linguini recipe and closing with both dancers' versions of "Ballin' the Jack."
Other dance numbers are Charmoli's legs-only choreography to "Days of Wine and Roses" and a quartet of girls engaging
Kaye in playground-style dance while he sings "You Make Me Feel So Young." "Business Lunch" sketch about a distracting
restaurant fashion show at an important business meeting (Kaye, Harvey Korman, Henry Beckman).
"Beauty Expert" sketch about a visit with Viennese beauty entrepreneur Miss Schmeckenvasser on the fictional TV show
'Wonderful World of Women' (Kaye, Korman, Jackie Joseph, Myrna Ross).
Michele Lee sings "I Could Write a Book" and "By Myself".
Danny & Michele duet with "You'll Never Get Away".
Danny Kaye & the Clinger Sisters do "Side By Side". [RF]

[06] The Danny Kaye Show
Juliet Prowse
Howard Morris

"Cowboys of the World" sketches parody Westerns - including the stereotypical villain, hero, sidekick and woman in need
of rescue - set in the U.S. "My Son the Gunslinger;" Scotland "Restless Kilts" and Russia "Frontier Cossack"
(with Kaye, Morris, Prowse, Korman and Jamie Farr). Also "Dr. Yes" parody of the James Bond film (Kaye, Prowse, Morris,
Korman). Kaye discusses his memories of Scottish entertainer Sir Harry Lauder.
Danny Kaye sings "Breezin' Along with the Breeze / Will Ye No Come Back Again?
Juliet Prowse performs "Love Makes the World Go 'round" (with male dancers).
The Levee Singers do "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'".
Danny Kaye & the Levee Singers perform "Everybody Clap Your Hands". [RF]

[07] The Danny Kaye Show
Art Carney
Joanie Sommers

also appearing
Harvey Korman
Jamie Farr
Danny as a meek button salesman is forced to share a hotel room with a rowdy conventioneer (Frank Brash is the name
- hardware is the game) played by Art Carney. And there is Danny trying to count his buttons while Art noisily writes
a letter home, telephoning and practicing his parade marching.

Danny does "South Rampart Street Parade".
Joanie sings "Where Are You?" and "When You're Alone" in which her style shows the happy influence of the late Billie
Joanie teams up with Danny to illustrate how Shakespeare might have written lyrics for teenagers today "Romeo and Juliet,
they were teenaged lovers."
Joanie and Danny duet with "When Your Lover Has Gone".
Danny chats with Art in a nostalgic recollection of his radio days as a man of all voices (Franklin Roosevelt,
Harry Truman, Soap operas, chickens, night sounds - you name it).
Danny & the Clinger Sisters perform "The Story of Alice".
A take-off on a "talent playhouse" with Danny delivering the commercials for the sponsors, a spray-on dinner,
"Man that's good!" and a roll-on lunch (Man, that's terrible!").
Danny describes the setting of the play: Old France, when the nation was split between the forces of Cornel Wilde
and Basil Rathbone. Art Carney was King Louis and Danny his long lost enemy brother and their clowning and duelling was
perfection. [RF]

[08] The Danny Kaye Show
Louis Jourdan
Nita Talbot
Eileen Farrell
Carl Ballantine

Features Kaye, Jourdan & Dancers in two numbers - the song & dance "Walk Right In" and an opera parody that presents
a game of football as a dance. Also Carl Ballantine's comedy magic act as 'The Great Ballantine.' Trio of sketches on
the theme of jealosy as it might appear in movies from the U.S. - "Dial J for Jealosy," Italy - "Jealousy, Italian-style"
and Turkey - "Quick Bernice, My Burnoose" (with Kaye, Jourdan and Talbot).
Danny sings "Gypsy in My Soul".
Eileen Farrell sings "Danny Boy".
Danny & Eileen Farrell perform "Birth of the Blues".
Danny & Louis duet with "Walk Right In".
Louis Jourdan sings "Honey". [RF]

[09] The Danny Kaye Show
20Nov63 (rerun 01Jul64)
Gwen Verdon
Don Penny
Zeme North
The Clinger Sisters

Joyce Jameson
Harvey Korman
Danny Kaye sings "Alouette"
Danny & Gwen duet with "Two of a Kind".
"What Is a Woman" is spoken by Danny and danced by Gwen.
The Clinger Sisters sing "High Hopes".
Danny & the Clinger Sisters do "I Get So Lonely".
Gwen Verdon & Dancers in a trio of dances set to nursery rhymes - "Pop! Goes the Weasel".
A jazz version of "Three Blind Mice" and lullaby ballet.
"Comedy Tonight" a sketch about the attempts - through jestering and square, flamenco, ballet & vaudeville dance of a
band of strolling players who must help the Prince of a mythical kingdom remember how to laugh (Kaye, Verdon, Korman).
"The Drive-in" sketch about a couple celebrating their anniversary with a newlywed couple at a drive-in restaurant
(Kaye, Verdon, Don Penny, Zeme North, Joyce Jameson). [RF]

[10] The Danny Kaye Show
Nancy Walker
Mahalia Jackson
Also appearing are
Harvey Korman
Sig Rumann
Marni Nixon
Dodo Denney

Features Nancy Walker and Kaye in three musical sketches: the comparison of a possible Old Globe Theatre production
with the contemporary "angry young man" British theatrical approach, both on the subject of love ("Love - Then and Now");
a 'Cliché Light Opera Company' production with the last-minute substitution of chorus girl Walker for the star
("Magnolia Blossoms of 1932"); and a Svengali spoof where the great vocal teacher and hypnotist discovers his maid
can sing - but only with her mop in hand (also appearing - Harvey Korman, Sig Rumann, Marni Nixon, Dodo Denney).
Danny sings "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street / Gypsy in My Soul
Mahalia Jackson performs "Deep River / Just a Closer Walk with Thee [RF]

[11] The Danny Kaye Show
guest cast:
Glynis Johns
Jo Stafford
Mama Cass Elliot
Jimi Hendricks
Tim Rose

Jo Stafford (wife of Danny's musical director) sings "Tomorrow Mountain" and "Yesterdays".
Danny & Jo duet on "Temptation".
The Big Three (Tim Rose, Cass Elliot and Jim Hendricks) perform "Rider".
Danny & Glynis perform a song-and-dance routine. [RF]

[12] The Danny Kaye Show
guest cast:
Julie Newmar
Howard Morris

The Ruffinos (the South American answer to the Trapp Family)
Howard & Danny appear in a comedy skit about Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
Danny opens with "The Great Come-And-Get-It-Day".
Danny & Julie do a special number with the dancers on "Simon Says". [RF]

[13] The Danny Kaye Show
18Dec63 (rerun 06May64)
guest cast:
Andy Williams
Mary Tyler Moore
Dick Van Dyke

Danny opens the show with "You Meet the Nicest People Around Christmas Time".
Danny & Dick team up for a song and dance to "Puttin' On the Ritz".
Dick and Danny play a bridegroom and best man in a comedy skit and opposing lawyers in a courtroom trial battle
in another skit.
Dick plays a best man who tries to persuade a reluctant bridegroom (Danny) to go through with the wedding.
In another skit Dick plays a flamboyant prosecutor to America's oldest and sloppiest defense lawyer (Danny) during
a murder trial where the TV cameras in the courtroom bring out the ham in the foes. [RF]

[14] The Danny Kaye Show
Nat King Cole
Mary Tyler Moore
The Clinger Sisters

Danny & Nat King Cole sing "Jingle Bells".
Nat King Cole sings "Get me to the Church On Time" and "The Christmas Song".
Mary returns for more comedy antics with Danny.
Danny and the Clinger Sisters sing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and "Let There Be Peace on Earth". [RF]

[15] The Danny Kaye Show
Jack Weston
Nita Talbot
The Clinger Sisters

Esquivel and His Mexican Group
(Juan Garcia Esquivel)
Esquivel and His Mexican Group perform a big "Lawrence of Arabia dance number.
Other songs include "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails", "Granada" and "Jalousie".
Jack West and Nita Talbot team up for a sketch as a barber and a manicurits in a lovers' quarrel.
Danny portrays Mme. Schmeckenvasser, a school teacher who conducts a Dingle Dangle TV School for kiddies. [RF]

[16] The Danny Kaye Show
Marilyn Lovell
The Maori Dancers

Marilyn, Danny and Terry-Thomas perform "Tea For Two".
Terry-Thomas plays a stuffy Captain of an English liner and has served notice to a bumbling novice waiter played by
Danny and Terry-Thomas team up for a sketch, a satire on escapes from prisoner-of-war camps with the craziest escape
plan ever invented.
*NOTE: This was the first American appearance of the Maori Dancers, 136 of them from New Zealand with authentic tribal
garb and dances. [RF]

[17] The Danny Kaye Show
15Jan64 (rerun )
Dorothy Collins
Jackie Cooper
The Clinger Sisters
Marilyn Lovell

Danny and Jackie Cooper review a movie star's career in one sketch and Danny portrays a marriage counselor with a
heavy accent in another.
Danny sings "Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane". [RF]

[18] The Danny Kaye Show
22Jan64 (rerun 27May64)
Art Carney
Rod Serling

Folk singers Joe & Eddie (Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown)
Art plays a bumbling know-it-all electrician who disrupts Danny's preparations for a surprise birthday party.
Art joins Danny and Rod for a takeoff on "Twlight Zone" called "Safety Zone" in which Rod Serling spouts scientific
lingo and Art parachutes into a land ruled by a 400-year-old man (Danny). [RF]

[19] The Danny Kaye Show
Diahann Carroll
Harvey Korman
In a sketch Danny plays an excited new father seeing his infant son for the first time in the maternity ward, Diahann
plays the nurse who shows him his new heir.
And in "I'll Cry Tamale" Danny plays the part of a Mexican hero.
Diahann sings "Johnny One Note" and "In Love, In Vain".
Diahann and Danny duet on some nonsense songs.
Danny does a solo dance pantomime illustrating the problem of a tipsy man paying his bill and leaving a saloon.
Harvey Korman and Danny appear in a comedy version of a late-night television show "The Hundred Dollar Movie".
*NOTE: Diahann Carroll was in the Broadway musical "No Strings". [RF]

[20] The Danny Kaye Show
05Feb64 (rerun 10Jun64)
Imogene Coca
Joe & Eddie (Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown)
Harvey Korman
Imogene & Danny do a comedy sketch based on a family game "Monopoly".
The dancers present a "Can Can" number.
Imogene & Danny team up for a song and dance impression of great show business combinations of the past.
Joe & Eddie sing "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine".
Harvey joins Danny & Imogene in the closing sketch titled "Der Fledermountie", another presentation of the Kaye
light opera company. The story concerns the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a bearskin thief and a pretty Indian maiden. [RF]

[21] The Danny Kaye Show
Show no. 8
choreography Tony Charmoli
Peter Falk
Clarinestist Pete Fountain
Michele Lee
Peter Falk plays Danny's paranoid roommate in a hospital in one skit.
In another skit Peter as Sheik Ben Khasee gives British secret agent Kaye a bad time.
Jazzman Pete Fountain and Danny Kaye do a rousing version of "When the Saints Go Marching In".
Michele Lee sings some Broadway tunes. [RF]

[22] The Danny Kaye Show
John Mills
Hayley Mills

folksingers Joe & Eddie
Danny backed by the show's dancers perform "Shine on Your Shoes".
Hayley joins Danny in an opening sketch in which Danny gives a hilarious portrayal of a father suddenly realizing
his daughter is growing into maturity.
John Mills and Danny take the spotlight with a clever "Mutiny on the Bounty" satire.
Danny, John and Hayley team up for a sketch about a French customs inspector.
Joe and Eddie sing "The Ox Driver's Song". [RF]

[23] The Danny Kaye Show
26Feb64 (rerun 17Jun64)
Buddy Ebsen
Howard Morris
Marilyn Lovell
Harvey Korman
Buddy and Danny do a light-hearted song-and-dance to "I Caught A Big Bear".
Back in character Buddy plays a hillbilly Pa (Jed Clunk) with two sons - Danny (as Jud, who went get a wife and came
back with a ba'r instead) and Howard Morris (as Spud) with Harvey Korman as the folk song researcher who wants to
preserve their rendition of "Mountain Stew".
Danny, Buddy and Howard perform "Marching Together".
Another skit has Danny as a party host, Harry Wittner and Howard Morris as the obnoxious guest he tries to get rid
of by such devices as putting a turkey in a piano.
Danny sings "Hey, Look Me Over".
Marilyn & Danny duet with "Mommy, I Wanna Drink of Water". [RF]

[24] The Danny Kaye Show
Art Carney
The Maori Dancers
Harvey Korman
Art returns for his third guest appearance the Maori Dancers make their second appearance on the show.
In the opening sketch, Art portrays a prospective son-in-law who makes his marriage pitch to the girl's father, (Danny).
Art portrays Big Mike, a tough con planning a prison break, Harvey Korman plays the Prison Warden and Danny the
prisoner who's been in solitary for 11 years.
Danny & Art team up for a song-and-dance number. [RF]

[25] The Danny Kaye Show
Diahann Carroll
Johnny Mann Singers
Tony Charmoli Dancers
Paul Weston Orchestra
Diahann Carroll returns for her second visit.
Danny starts off the show with a modernized "Old MacDonald".
Danny & Diahann duet on "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah".
Danny & Diahann, cast members and the Tony Charmoli dancers pay tribute to the clocks in our everyday lives in a
comedy-song production number titled "The Clock".
Danny plays an interpreter at a banquet translating the French and English of two men who get along until they start
comparing grandson pictures.
A little boy's first haircut is another comedy sketch. [RF]

[26] The Danny Kaye Show
Nancy Walker
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara
Folk singers Joe and Eddie
Danny & Nancy play a poor London couple (Rudy & Agnes) in a sketch.
Joe and Eddie perform "The Surfers".
The Kinderspiel Light Opera Company presents "Sheiks in Toyland" with Danny playing a terrible sheik and Nancy
a French captive woman.
Stiller and Meara play a bickering couple recovering from the after effects of a party. [RF]

[27] The Danny Kaye Show
Tony Bennett
Howard Morris

Tony sings "When Joanna Loved Me" and "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie".
Danny & Tony duet with a Blues medley.
Tony Charmoli's dancers and Earl Brown's singers are featured in a production number titled "The Music Stopped".
Danny and Howard cut up in two sketches. There's a British spy case, a take-off on James Bond, Danny plays James
Blonde to Howard's Dr. Yes.
In an Italian village postman Vittorio Scampi (Howard) reads a letter to an old tailor, Giovanni (Danny) who cannot
read the letter from his son in America, giving him a chance to put his idea of Italian on display. [RF]

[28] The Danny Kaye Show
Dorothy Collins
Howard Morris

Dancer Laurie Ichino
Danny sings "Gigi".
Danny portrays the part of a wallflower whose friend persuades him to attend a lonely hearts dance.
Danny plays a skillful matador in a sketch.
Danny & Laurie perform "Change Partners". [RF]

[29] The Danny Kaye Show
Andy Griffith
Jim Nabors
Bea Benaderet

Danny Kaye and Bea Benaderet do a comedy sketch set in the Deep South titled "The Long, Hot Supper". Jim Nabors plays
the weak son of Fat Daddy (Kaye), a ruthless tyrant. Bea plays Fat Daddy's wife, a 'genteel' woman who lives in the
past. Andy makes a brief appearance in the sketch.
Jim Nabors sings "I Ain't Down Yet".
All join in a song for the finale. [RF]

[30] The Danny Kaye Show
Mary Tyler Moore
Harvey Korman

The Youngfolk (singing group)
Mary plays Queen of the Jungle in one sketch with Danny
Mary plays an Irish colleen whose pub-owner father (Harvey Korman) feels that no man in Ireland is good enough for
his daughter, even wandering folk singer Danny who is unlucky enough to capture her heart. [RF]

[31] The Danny Kaye Show
Vincent Price
Shari Lewis
Howard Morris

Shari and her puppet Lambchop sing a French favorite with Danny.
In a skit Vincent, an art collector and critic explains art to Danny who has stopped into the gallery only to get
out of the rain.
Danny, Howard & Vincent do a sketch about a fancy restaurant with Vincent playing the snotty Maitre'd and Danny as
the pain-in-the-neck customer.
*NOTE: Danny Kaye had badly burned his foot last week and did not appear in a few of the skits. [RF]

[32] The Danny Kaye Show [last new show of the 1st season]
comedienne Pat Carroll
pianists Ferrante and Teicher
In sketch, Danny and Pat demonstrate the reactions of people in Germany, France and Italy when a wife smashes up
the family car.
Danny and Pat do another sketch where Danny plays a male nurse to Pat's wealthy hypochondriac patient in a hospital.
Ferrante and Teicher perform "Brazil".
*NOTE: Pat Carroll, musical/comedy actress, including a memorable appearance as one of the wicked stepsisters in the
Lesley Ann Warren version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's “Cinderella” TV special in 1964. She is now a respected
dramatic stage actress, winning raves for her one-woman show about Gertrude Stein. [RF]

Reruns (06May64-01Jul64)

[--] The Danny Kaye Show
06May64 (rerun from 18Dec63)
Andy Williams
Dick Van Dyke
Mary Tyler Moore

[--] The Danny Kaye Show
13May64 (rerun from 02Oct63)
Jose Ferrer
Jazzman Red Norvo and His Quintet

[--] The Danny Kaye Show
20May64 (rerun from 25Sep63)
Jackie Cooper
Lovelady Powell

[--] The Danny Kaye Show
27May64 (rerun from 25Sep63)
Rod Serling
Art Carney
Joe and Eddie

[--] The Danny Kaye Show
no details

[--] The Danny Kaye Show
10Jun64 (rerun from 05Feb64)
Imogene Coca

[--] The Danny Kaye Show
17Jun64 (rerun from 26Feb64)
Buddy Ebsen

[--] The Danny Kaye Show
24Jun64 (rerun from 16Oct63)
Mary Tyler Moore
Eddie Foy Jr.

[--] The Danny Kaye Show
01Jul64 (rerun from 20Nov63)
Gwen Verdon

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