The Danny Kaye Show

September 25, 1963

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/25/63
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  • Episode Description
  • Danny's guests are Jackie Cooper, Lovelady Powell and Joe & Eddie, with a cameo appearance by Jack Benny. Also appearing are Sam D'Andrea Highlights: The show 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. "Baseball Man," is 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".moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Danny Kaye

    Himself

  • Joe and Eddie

    Themselves

  • Jackie Cooper

    Himself

  • Lovelady Powell

    Herself

  • Paul Weston Orchestra

    Themselves

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