The Danny Kaye Show - Season 4

CBS (ended 1967)




Episode Guide

  • April 12, 1967
    April 12, 1967
    Episode 29
    Danny's guests for his final show are Robert Morley and the vocal Arbors Quartet. Highlights: From out of nowhere Robert Morley turns up in a Jerome Taperman sketch giving public speaking lessons to the shy Jerome (Danny). Danny plays an army recruit in a pantomime sketch. Danny sings "Walking on New Grass" and "Tall Hope" with the Earl Brown singers and harmonizes with a combo called The Arbors to "Down by the Old Mill Stream".moreless
  • April 5, 1967
    April 5, 1967
    Episode 28
    Danny's guests are Joanie Sommers and The Brothers Four. Highlights: A mixture of sketches and songs for teenagers by guests Joanie Sommers and the Brothers Four. Joanie Sommers offerings include "England Swings" and "Where Am I Going?". The Brothers Four perform the "San Francisco Bay Blues". The Tony Charmoli dancers perform to "Lara's Theme". Danny as shy Jerome, has a nightmare about a Broadway actress in one skit and Danny examines love triangles in various countries in another.moreless
  • March 29, 1967
    March 29, 1967
    Episode 27
    Danny's guests are Diahann Carroll, Joyce Jamison, Herbie Faye and Buddy Lewis. Highlights: An hour built around Danny's character Jerome Taperman on a Caribbean cruise. Diahann Carroll, as a shipboard entertainer, sings "As Time Goes By" and "Fine and Dandy." Others joining in the fun are Joyce Jameson, Herbie Faye and Buddy Lewis. The scant plot has Jerome impersonating a commodore to impress Joyce Van Patten, and the ship's detectives think he is Lover Lips Louis, a master of 1000 disguises.moreless
  • March 22, 1967
    March 22, 1967
    Episode 27
    Danny's guests are Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66. With regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. Highlights: Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 perform "The One-Note Samba" and "Night and Day". As shy Jerome, Danny attends a ballet class with his Rhoda (Joyce Van Patten) in a comedy sketch. Danny sings "Lonesome Road" with the Earl Brown Singers. Danny appears in a musical skit title "The Three Little Pigs" in Italian style.moreless
  • March 15, 1967
    March 15, 1967
    Episode 26
    Danny's guests are Roddy McDowall and Blossom Dearie. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman Highlights: Roddy talks about his interest in photography and shows selections from his book "Double Exposure". Danny and Joyce do an improvisation. Roddy joins Danny in the main comedy sketch when he plays Caesar and Danny plays Nautilus, a slave who wants to gain his freedom by beating the Emperor at the game of "Caesar Says". Blossom Dearie sings "My Gentleman Friend" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain". Danny sings "Great Big Ball" and "Wee Huey".moreless
  • March 1, 1967
    March 1, 1967
    Episode 24
    Danny's guests are George Burns and Mirelle Mathieu. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: George tries to teach Danny (as shy Jerome) how to be top banana. George tells Danny stories about vaudeville which cause Danny to break up. They sing and dance together to some of the world's best unknown songs, "Red Rose Rag", "My Gal's A Hightoned Lady", "High Society", "Yankee Doodle Blues" and "Ain't Misbehavin'". 18-year-old Mirelle Mathieu coined as "the little Edith Piaf" sings "Viens Dans Marue" and "Mon Credo". In a pantomime sketch Danny plays a barber shop janitor who cuts hair when the barber goes for lunch.moreless
  • February 22, 1967
    February 22, 1967
    Episode 23
    Danny's guests are Tim Conway and singer Izumi. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: Tim Conway plays Texas Tony a children's TV hero with a hangover. Danny tells an Irish version of "Little Green Riding Hood". Singer Izumi offers a medley of Japanese songs. Danny and Tim play frustrated publishers of a dictionary. Danny, Tim and Harvey appear in a sketch about a plumber, a customer relations man and window glass installers. Danny sings "A Fellow Needs a Girl".moreless
  • February 15, 1967
    February 15, 1967
    Episode 22
    Danny's guests are Eddy Arnold and Millicent Martin. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: Danny plays Jerome, the shy lad from the Bronx who is encouraged to try a computer to find a girl friend. And guess who the machine finds for him? None other than Millicent Martin, the British Miss Featherstone. Eddy sings two solo songs. Eddy & Danny duet with "There's Always Potato". Millicent & Danny duet to "Who Can I Turn To?"moreless
  • February 8, 1967
    February 8, 1967
    Episode 21
    Danny's guests are Fred Gwynne and Vikki Carr. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: Fred, Danny and Vikki sing "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles". Danny & Vikki do a medley of songs about birds. A takeoff on "Cyrano de Bergerac" with Danny (as Cyrano), Fred (as Christian) and Joyce Van Patten as the lovely Roxanne. Vocal instrumental selections by the Las Vegas Quintet.moreless
  • February 1, 1967
    February 1, 1967
    Episode 20
    Danny's guests are Burl Ives and Barbara Rush. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: Danny, Burl and Barbara appear in a sketch a takeoff on "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof". Danny plays shy Jerome planning to match Barbara with his best friend (Harvey Korman). Danny, Burl and Barbara sing together.moreless
  • January 25, 1967
    January 25, 1967
    Episode 19
    Danny's guests are Peter Falk, Pat Carroll and The Lettermen. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: Danny plays bashful Jerome I. Taperman who is besieged by his powerhouse mother (Pat Carroll) and the two advertise for a roommate who turns out to be a bank robber Willie 'Mad Dog' Cochran (Peter Falk). Joyce Van Patten plays the girl Mama (Pat Carroll) thinks is good daughter-in-law material. Danny, The Lettermen and the Earl Brown singers perform.moreless
  • January 18, 1967
    January 18, 1967
    Episode 18
    Danny's guests are John Gary and Godfrey Cambridge. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: Danny's guest is John Gary, the young singer who was host of the show last summer. In one segment Kaye, taking a cue from earlier in the evening, retells the Cinderella story as an old Russian storyteller. In another sketch, Danny appears in one of his regular characterizations as Giovanni, who comes to live with his son and daughter-in-law (Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten) only to find that his pet dog is not allowed by the landlord.moreless
  • January 11, 1967
    January 11, 1967
    Episode 17
    Danny's guests are Liberace and Vikki Carr. With regulars Joyce Van Patten, Harvey Korman and Victoria Meyerlink. Highlights: Liberace performs "All the Things You Are". Liberace appears in a James Bond sketch as a hood named Mr. 88. Danny is seen as the Italian tailor Giovanni. Vikki sings "Some of These Days". Danny appears in a sketch as the manager of a home for the aged. Danny closes singing to Victoria.moreless
  • January 4, 1967
    January 4, 1967
    Episode 16
    Danny's guests are Louis Armstrong and The German Kessler Twins. With regulars Joyce Van Patten, Harvey Korman and Victoria Meyerlink. Highlights: Danny performs a Mexican version with "Jose and the Beanstalk". Louis Armstrong and his band perform "So Long Dearie", "The Faithful Hussar" and "The Five Pennies Saint". The Kessler Sisters dance and appear as clowns. Danny plays a construction worker. Danny as shy Jerome at a surprise birthday party. Danny chats with Victoria Meyerlink in the finale.moreless
  • December 28, 1966
    December 28, 1966
    Episode 15
    Danny's guests are Caterina Valente and Composer Gilbert Becaud. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: Caterina sings "Just One of Those Things" and "Stompin' At the Savoy". Danny & Caterina join in a song talk with "Conversation Bossa Nova". In a comedy sketch Harvey Korman interviews Timothy Harrigan (Danny) who has just been voted "Father of the Year" and has trouble remembering how many children he has. Danny portrays a window washer who becomes involved in an espionage plot. Danny is in a 'drama' of the sea involving a duel between an English man-of-war Captain and a German U-Boat skipper (Danny plays both roles). Gilbert Becaud performs "What Now My Love?" Victoria Meyerlink sweetens things up for Danny.moreless
  • December 21, 1966
    December 21, 1966
    Episode 14
    Danny's guests for the Christmas show are Peggy Lee, Wayne Newton and the 150-voice International Children's Choir from Long Beach, California. Plus regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: Danny portrays a man who tries to assemble a bicycle as a Christmas gift for his son. Danny plays Giovanni, an elderly Italian who has come to America to live with his son and daughter-in-law. Peggy Lee sings two solos. Danny & Peggy duet with "Jingle Journey". Wayne sings "Every Street's a Boulevard" and "Jingle Bell Rock". The Choir closes the evening with Christmas carols.moreless
  • December 14, 1966
    December 14, 1966
    Episode 13
    Danny's guests are Sergio Franchi and Sallie Blair. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: Danny plays Jerome, the shy show clerk who happens to be hiding a girl (Joyce Van Patten) in his apartment closet. Sergio sings and joins Danny in a musical sketch. Danny spoofs the television series "Rat Patrol" playing Major Nigel Dumwitty, a British Army Officer. Sallie Blair sings a the theme song of the motion picture "Valley of the Dolls" and a duet with Danny.moreless
  • December 7, 1966
    December 7, 1966
    Episode 12
    Danny's guests are Shirley Jones and Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: A pantomime comedy sketch features Danny as a new bellhop whose adventures in a revolving door infuriate the hotel manager (Harvey). Danny portrays the shy Jerome who sends his pal Arnold (Harvey Korman) to meet his fiancee (Shirley) at a perfume counter, but Arnold misses the scent. Shirley sings "I'm Old-Fashioned". The dancers are featured in a number called "The Blues". Shirley and Danny duet with "Walking Happy" a new song from Broadway. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 perform "Bim-Bom". For the closer, little Victoria Meyerink is on Danny's lap to join him in "What's New at the Zoo".moreless
  • November 30, 1966
    November 30, 1966
    Episode 11
    Danny's guests are Peter Ustinov, Frank Gorshin and Nancy Wilson. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: Danny & Peter do a sketch playing a Western gunfighter and a violinist in constant disagreement. Frank Gorshin plays a pushy business executive named Hubert Fink in a skit with Danny. Nancy sings a couple of songs.moreless
  • November 23, 1966
    November 23, 1966
    Episode 10
    Danny's guests are Petula Clark and Stanley Holloway. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: Danny & Stanley play a Cockney bank clerk and a coal delivery man in a skit. Petula sings "Who am I" and "Two Rivers". Danny appears as Captain Ahab in pursuit of Moby Dick is interviewed by Stanley. Danny & Petula duet with "You Do Something To Me". Danny, Petula & Stanley perform an English Music Hall medley.moreless
  • November 16, 1966
    November 16, 1966
    Episode 9
    Danny's guests are Louis Armstrong and Caterina Valente. With regulars Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten and The Earl Brown Singers. Highlights: A Salute to Louis Armstrong. Songs include "Ja Da", "Rockin' Chair", "Basin Street Blues", "Mack the Knife", "Hello, Dolly!" and "C'es Si Bon".
  • November 2, 1966
    November 2, 1966
    Episode 8
    Danny's guests are Tony Randall, Pianist Stan Worth and Vikki Carr. Plus regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman with Victoria Meyerlink. Highlights: Danny & Vikki duet with "Sunny Disposition". Danny's shy Jerome character appears with Tony as a college class reunion sketch. Vikki sings "Alfie". Danny plays a telephone answering serivce operator in another segment. Tony & Danny also do a comedy sketch involving laundry shirt-boards. Victoria Meyerink talks with Danny for the finale.moreless
  • October 26, 1966
    October 26, 1966
    Episode 7
    Danny's guests are Eddie Albert, Joe Williams (former vocalist for Count Basie) and The Peanuts. With regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. Highlights: The high spirited production number "Bring Back Those Minstrel Days" opens the show. Danny and Eddie do a sketch about what happens when two hunters are isolated in a cabin and suspect each other of being the murderer. The Peanuts perform a song.moreless
  • October 19, 1966
    October 19, 1966
    Episode 6
    Danny's guests are Leslie Uggams and Steve Sanders. With regulars Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten and Victoria Meyerink who is back. Highlights: Danny & Leslie duet with "Glow Worm" Fourteen year old Steve Sanders performs some swinging gospel music. A chorus of tots perform. Danny plays an old family retainer in one sketch and Giovanni, the Italian tailor.moreless
  • October 12, 1966
    October 12, 1966
    Episode 5
    Danny's guests are Tim Conway, Barbara Minkus and The Peanuts (singing Japanese twins). Plus regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. Highlights: Danny & Barbara duet on "We Kiss in a Shadow".
  • October 5, 1966
    October 5, 1966
    Episode 4
    Danny's guests are Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Greco, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: Danny Kaye, Ella Fitzgerald and Buddy Greco perform "It Don't Mean a Thing". Picnic at the beach sketch Danny, Ella Fitzgerald and Buddy Greco perform "Mood Indigo". Ella sings "The Moment of Truth". Buddy performs "Charade" Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 do "Goin' Out of My Head". Danny and Ella do a medley with "Hello Ella!", "Where or When?", "September in the Rain", "New Sun in the Sky", "Great Day" and "Happy Days Are Here Again". "We Like Each Other Fine" is performed by Danny, Ella and Buddy Greco. In a May-December comedy sketch Danny plays an octogenarian who proposes to a young Miss Joyce Van Patten and Harvey plays Danny's doctor who is in constant attendance. Ella sings "Body and Soul". Buddy performs "Satin Doll". Danny tells the tale of Little Green Riding Hood who has booze in her basket.moreless
  • September 28, 1966
    September 28, 1966
    Episode 3
    Danny's guests are The Peanuts, Japanese twins who sing and dance plus Mrs. Isa Watanabe the twins chaperone and Frankie Randall. With regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. Highlights: Danny croons with the Peanuts in Japanese, chats with their manager and mimics a Japanese chef on TV. The Peanuts sing "Ok, You Win". Danny plays his shy Jerome character about to have an X-ray taken. Frankie Randall sings "The Spanish Flea".moreless
  • September 21, 1966
    September 21, 1966
    Episode 2
    Danny's guests are Eddie Albert, Vikki Carr, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: An informal opening with "The Joker" as the theme. Danny sings "Let's Get Away From it All". And spoofs tourists on a first class airplane passengers.
  • September 14, 1966
    September 14, 1966
    Episode 1
    Danny's guests are Andy Griffith, Ron Howard (as Ronny Howard), Clint Howard, Susan Barrett and 9-year-old vocalist Donna Butterworth. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Highlights: Ronny imitates Danny as a variety host of his own show, "The Ronny Howard Show" with Danny as the guest and introduces a line of sub-teen dancers and presents his guest vocalist 9-year-old Donna Butterworth. Roony stars in a toy sketch with his little brother Clint. Susan Barrett sings "Where Am I Going". Danny gives an Italian recitation of "Snow White". Danny does an adult lampoon of spy thrillers, then Ronny does his own version of the same thriller with a cast of children and Danny.moreless