The Danny Kaye Show - Season 2

CBS (ended 1967)




Episode Guide

  • March 31, 1965
    March 31, 1965
    Episode 28
    Danny's guests are Kit Smythe and Howard Morris. Also with regular Harvey Korman. Highlights: Danny plays Giovanni the tailor and Howard Morris plays an irate Italian father arguing about their children's wedding plans. Kit Smythe sings "Some People" and "The Party's Over". Harvey & Danny do a sketch about an old lawyer and a reformed crook. Danny, Howard and Kit close the show with "Pleasure".moreless
  • March 24, 1965
    March 24, 1965
    Episode 27
    Danny's guests are Lauren Bacall, Jason Robards Jr. and Danny Cox. Highlights: Danny & Jason portray two expectant fathers waiting in a bar for the births of their heirs. Lauren & Jason join Danny for a medley of songs. Lauren plays a movie star on a quiz show paired with timid amateur Danny Kaye.moreless
  • March 17, 1965
    March 17, 1965
    Episode 26
    Danny's guests are Imogene Coca and Enzo Stuarti. Highlights: Danny celebrates St. Patrick's Day. "The Irish Traveler" is a sketch about a leprechaun and an unladylike Irish girl. Enzo Stuarti sings "Irish Rose". Imogene plays a health faddist.
  • March 10, 1965
    March 10, 1965
    Episode 25
    Danny's guests are Jim Nabors and the Oscar Peterson Jazz Trio. Highlights: Jim sings "Swanee" In one sketch Jim plays a Marine to Danny's pesky drill-sergeant. And a Western sketch titled "Labanza" with Danny as Fat Daddy and Jim his clumsy son. Danny does a soft show and dance. Jim as his famous "Gomer Pyle" character takes on a "Roosian Spy". Danny plays Maestro Bruno Walnut, a Viennses symphony conductor, in a ribbing of Leonard Bernstein's concerts for young people. The Oscar Peterson Jazz Trio perform.moreless
  • March 3, 1965
    March 3, 1965
    Episode 24
    Danny's guests are Imogene Coca, Joe & Eddie and Virginia Page Meyerlink. Highlights: Danny and Imogene take on a sketch about a poker game. They also present a series of commercials as they might have been written by William Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams.
  • February 24, 1965
    February 24, 1965
    Episode 23
    Danny's guests are Paul Ford and Shirley Bassey. Highlights: In a comedy sketch Danny portrays British secret service agent James Blonde who is assigned to stop the evil racketeer Ringfinger (Paul Ford). Shirley belts out "The Lady is a Tramp". Danny & Shirley do a duet. Paul Ford plays a sour father who can't stand his son-in-law (Danny).moreless
  • February 17, 1965
    February 17, 1965
    Episode 22
    Danny's guests are actress Elke Sommers and comedienne Pat Carroll. Highlights: Danny opens with little Laurie Ichino. Elke & Danny duet with some folk songs. In a sketch Elke plays an actress with Danny as the shy shoe salesman. Pat Carroll plays a variety of mothers-in-law all of them pushy.
  • February 10, 1965
    February 10, 1965
    Episode 21
    Danny's guests are Gwen Verdon and Harve Presnell. Highlights: Danny presents a three-act comedy entitled "Top Hat, White Tie and Green Socks". Harve, Gwen and Danny do a sketch about a temperamental musical comedy star who looks for a leading man to star in her next stage show and decides on an accident-prone delivery boy (Danny). Gwen and Danny do a sketch about a couple discussing the husband's quest for a raise at the office. Harve sings two songs.moreless
  • February 3, 1965
    February 3, 1965
    Episode 20
    Danny's guests are Fred Gwynne and John Gary. Also with regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. Highlights: Fred plays a slipping Broadway stage director who tells a shy Danny how to act. A wild nightcourt sketch with Danny, Fred and Joyce Van Patten over a restaurant brawl.
  • January 27, 1965
    January 27, 1965
    Episode 19
    Danny's guests are Irene Ryan and Bessie Griffin and the Gospel Pearls. Highlights: Irene Ryan as Granny goes avisitin' with Danny as Grandpa the oldest couple in West Viriginia. Irene also does a medicine sketch about hillbillies and blackouts about mothers and sons with Danny.
  • January 20, 1965
    January 20, 1965
    Episode 18
    Danny's guests are Imogene Coca and Nancy Wilson. Highlights: Imogene and Danny play a couple of circus acrobats in on sketch. Imogene plays a wife who brings home an expensive wig. Danny illustrates how the Russians might do "Cinderella". Nancy Wilson sings. Four-year-old Victoria Page Meyerink appears in a sitdown with Danny at the end.moreless
  • January 13, 1965
    January 13, 1965
    Episode 17
    Danny's guests are Vincent Price and Diahann Carroll. Highlights: Danny does a dentist sketch with Vincent Price as the Dentist. Diahann sings. Danny, Vincent and Harvey do a costume spoof about Viennese Prince Rudolf (Danny) and a handyman looalike with Vincent as the Prime Minister and Harvey as the General.
  • January 6, 1965
    January 6, 1965
    Episode 16
    Danny's guests are Peter Falk and Dorothy Collins. Highlights: Peter Falk returns for a "Mr. Novak" takeoff with Danny. Danny plays a shabby teacher who works in at an ESSO gas station at night and Peter plays the father who wonders why his son is failing. Dorothy Collins and Danny relive the old Hit Parade days. Peter joins Danny for a bandit movie bit as 'El Producto' to Danny's 'El Ringle'.moreless
  • October 30, 1964
    October 30, 1964
    Episode 15
    Danny's guests are Buddy Ebsen, Pat Carroll, Howard Morris and the Earl Brown Singers. Highlights: Danny & Buddy do a dance number to "Bidin' My Time". Pat appears an a trouble-making department store shopper skit with Danny and Howard. Buddy & Danny do a Western skit involving an Indian scout.
  • December 23, 1964
    December 23, 1964
    Episode 14
    Danny's guests are Gwen Verdon and Jo Stafford. Plus regulars Harvey Korman and Tony Charmoli Dancers. Highlights: Gwen & Danny open with a Christmas Waltz. Danny & Gwen portray rejected dolls in a fantasy dance that takes place in a child's room. Gwen sings "There's a Lull in My Life" and "The Song Is Ended". Jo sings a medley of Christmas songs. Danny & Jo duet with ""Jingle Journey" and "It's Almost Like Being in Love". Danny recreates a character from last season as Giovanni the old Italian expecting a call from his son in America. Danny, Harvey and Gwen appear in an espionage and counter-espionage comedy sketch titled "The Spy Who Got a Cold".moreless
  • December 16, 1964
    December 16, 1964
    Episode 13
    Danny's guests are Pat Carroll, Howard Morris and Joe & Eddie. Highlights: Skits include a show lampooning television documentaries with Pat Carroll interviews a German and English war hero in a TV sketch. Danny plays a shy bachelor who goes to dinner at a girlfriend's house and is badgered about marriage by her parents. The trio do a hillbilly number and Joe & Eddie sing folk songs.moreless
  • December 9, 1964
    December 9, 1964
    Episode 12
    Danny's guests are Imogene Coca, Tony Bennett and The Clinger Sisters. Highlights: Imogene makes a return visit and she brings her ballet slippers for the production number of "Swan Lake" with Danny. In a Kinderspiel Light Opera Company called "The Fleder-Mikado", Danny plays a handsome U.S. Naval Lieutenant and Miss Coca is his Japanese love. In a Christmas sketch Danny plays a cockney Englishman who has been fired from his job as a department store Santa, Imogene plays his wife.moreless
  • December 2, 1964
    December 2, 1964
    Episode 11
    Danny's guests are Art Carney, Pearl Bailey and Laurie Ichino. Highlights: Danny opens the show with little Laurie Ichino dancing to "If This Isn't Love". Art plays a loud, rude character who drives the car in a two-man car pool and Danny is his meek passenger. Art plays Big Joe Carrats in a three-part movie titled "Murder, Maestro, Murder". Danny is song 'n dance man Peter Piper. Pearl Bailey makes her debut with Danny singing two songs. Pearl sings "Who Cares?" and "Personality". Danny & Pearl duet on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Danny closes the show with the Earl Brown singers in "Mother Goose Jumps".moreless
  • November 25, 1964
    November 25, 1964
    Episode 10
    Danny's guest is Gwen Verdon. Highlights: Danny & Gwen are a husband and wife battling at breakfast. Gwen, Danny and Harvey do a parody in the movie musical style titled "The Elopement". Gwen sings "I've Got Rhythm".
  • November 18, 1964
    November 18, 1964
    Episode 9
    Danny's guests are Diahann Carroll, Don Knotts and The Clinger Sisters. Plus regular Harvey Korman. Highlights: Don plays a shy shoe salesman, a research assistant and a prince in a square light opera.
  • November 11, 1964
    November 11, 1964
    Episode 8
    Danny's guests are Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop and Howard Morris. Highlights: Danny and Howard portray Italian street singers. Sketch with Shari as a ballerina and Lamb Chop hamming it up. And in spoof of James Bond, Danny is secret James Pond and Howard as Dr. Yes.
  • November 4, 1964
    November 4, 1964
    Episode 7
    Danny's guests are Lucille Ball and John Gary. Highlights: Lucy and Danny run amuck as two actors in a road company who had to play six parts. They also play a married couple with maid trouble and a sit-down bit and later hop about during a balloon dance.
  • October 28, 1964
    October 28, 1964
    Episode 6
    Danny's guests are Jose Ferrer and singer Dorothy Collins with Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. In the opening comedy sketch, Kaye and Ferrer are applicants for the same post' tion with • paper clip company. Joyce Van Patten Is seen as the receptionist. Later In the show, in the setting of the famous British criminal court, the Old Bailey, Kaye and Ferrer are antagonists In a murder trial drama. Kaye is barrister for the defense, and Ferrer Is prosecutor for the crown. Harvey Korman Is th- judge. Miss Collins sings, and Joint Kaye aad the rest of the company In a musical presentation of "Rockla' Red Riding Hood." Jose Ferrer is the perfect foil for Danny playing Sir Percival Fopp in a courtroom sketch "Murder on the Mary Tyler Moors", Danny plays Sir Chauncy Burroughs. Dorothy joins Danny in a Beatle-like extravaganza musical called "Rocking' Red Riding Hood".moreless
  • October 21, 1964
    October 21, 1964
    Episode 5
    Danny's guests are Angela Lansbury and John Gary. Highlights: Angela, Danny and John appear in an amusing spoof of Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana". Angela is Anna the Piranha who has devoted her life to crushing men. Danny & Angela do a song-and-dance routine witg h "A Ruddy by the Name of You". John sings "This Is All I Ask" and "Danny Boy".moreless
  • October 14, 1964
    October 14, 1964
    Episode 4
    Danny's guests are Mary Tyler Moore and singer Danny Cox (making his TV debut). Highlights: Danny and Mary portray a married couple in a comedy sketch faced with the question "To Watch or Not to Watch TV". In another sketch, Mary plays Candy Doll, whose papa is Fat Daddy (Danny) and whose prospective husband is Gaylord Siss (Harvey Korman) an Old Southern family fop. Danny Cox (a burly ex-football player who signed with Columbia Records) sings both folk and pop tunes. Mary also appears in a dance routine titled "Ten Cents a Dance". Danny closes the show with a group of young dance students who improvise a dance to illustrate a story.moreless
  • October 7, 1964
    October 7, 1964
    Episode 3
    Danny's guests are Imogene Coca and Joe and Eddie. Highlights: Imogene and Danny do a skit about a man buying a birthday gift for his wife. Joe and Eddie sing "Lonesome Road". The Kinderspiel Light Opera Company also makes an appearance.
  • September 30, 1964
    September 30, 1964
    Episode 2
    Danny's guests are Phil Silvers and Barbara McNair. Highlights: Danny and Phil do a skit recalling the old days of the burlesque theater. Barbara sings "When the Sun Comes Out" and "I Feel a Song Comin' On". Danny closes his show with a five-minute film of his visit to the Olympic site in Tokyo and a discussion with Japanese children.moreless
  • September 23, 1964
    September 23, 1964
    Episode 1
    Danny Kaye's guests are Gwen Verdon and The Rhythm Masters (a group of college musicians). Highlights: A spoof on bashful bachelors. Gwen Verdon sings and dances to "Downtown".