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Episode List


Season 3

15 Sep. 1965
Episode #3.1
For the opener of the series' third season Danny welcomes singer Harry Belafonte and Greek singer Nana Mouskouri. Harry teaches Danny how to sing with an ethnic flavor and the two men sing a calypso song. Danny and Harry perform four sketches portraying what baseball pitchers and catchers might discuss during conferences on the mound in American, England, Germany and Japan. Belafonte sings several tunes and Nana sings "Telalis".
22 Sep. 1965
Episode #3.2
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29 Sep. 1965
Episode #3.3
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6 Oct. 1965
Episode #3.4
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13 Oct. 1965
Episode #3.5
Danny welcomes as his guests jazz clarinetist Benny 'The King of Swing' Goodman and singer Caterina Valente for a evening full of music. Danny, series regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Pattern, as well as Caterina, perform in a series of sketches set in the 1920s, the 1930s and the 1940s. Benny and his quartet of sidemen play a number of hot jazz numbers.
27 Oct. 1965
Episode #3.6
Danny is joined by singer Dinah Shore and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass for an evening of musical entertainment. Dinah sings a solo number and joins Danny for several duets, then Danny, Dinah and the Earl Brown Singers join forces for "The Winds of Barcelona". Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass perform their hit "A Taste of Honey".
3 Nov. 1965
Episode #3.7
Danny welcomes actress Carolyn Jones and singer Pat Boone to the program along with series regular Harvey Korman. In one sketch Harvey players a television reporter interviewing Christopher Columbus (played by Danny). In another, titled "Samson and Delilah", Danny and Carolyn play the title characters, who work for a British music business.
10 Nov. 1965
Episode #3.8
Danny's guests are Marguerite Piazza and Freddie and the Dreamers, with Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten and The Tony Charmoli Dancers filling out the cast. Danny is featured as TV doctor Ben Casey who feels he needs to enter a confidence building school. In another segment, Danny narrates "The Three Little Pigs" using a German accent.
17 Nov. 1965
Episode #3.9
Actor Ray Walston and singer Vikki Carr are Danny guests, with semi-regulars Harvey Korman and Laurie Ichiro rounding out the cast. In one skit spoofing the James Bond movie "Goldfinger", Ray plays a secret agent tracking a master criminal played by Danny. Later Vikki plays a wife heading out for a night with her girlfriends leaving Danny and his friend, Ray, to take care of a baby.
24 Nov. 1965
Episode #3.10
Danny's guests are country singer Tennessee Ernie Ford and singer Lainie Kazan for this Thanksgiving-themed episode. Danny, dressed as an enormous turkey is interviewed by a television reporter played by Harvey Korman. Later, Harvey plays the former king of a small European country trying to make due in a rundown apartment with Danny as his inept servant.
1 Dec. 1965
Episode #3.11
Actor John Astin, Singer/Dancer Gwen Verdon and Singer D'Aldo Romano are Danny's guests for this program, joining series regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. John plays an oddball in one sketch and Gwen appears as a liberated woman in another. Gwen performs a Western dance in one musical sequence with D'Aldo belting out "Mexico".
8 Dec. 1965
Episode #3.12
Danny's guests are singer Diahann Carroll and actor/singer George Hamilton. Danny is featured as a lighthouse keeper in one sketch and a high-strung German movie director in another. In the featured sketch, George plays a movie actor named 'Rock Pile'; Danny, a playing the movie's director, continually changes the script to keep his girlfriend, the film's female lead, from appearing in the same scene with the handsome star.
15 Dec. 1965
Episode #3.13
Vincent Price, Vikki Carr and John Gary join Danny and series regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. Vincent plays Dr. Frankenstein with Danny as his monster in a horror movie spoof sketch. Later, Danny plays a window washer who thinks he has witnessed a murder inside the building where he's working.
22 Dec. 1965
Episode #3.14
For this Christmas-themed show, Danny is joined by actress Jean Simmons, actor Laurence Harvey and singer John Gary. In one sketch Jean and Laurence plot to murder a rich Englishman who proves more difficult to bump off than they planned. Danny plays a shy man trapped by a blizzard at a ski resort who must cuddle with the beautiful Jean Simmons to keep warm.
29 Dec. 1965
Episode #3.15
Singer/actor Eddie Albert and singer Wayne Newton join Danny and series regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten in this New Year's Eve themed episode. In the opening sketch, Danny plays Father Time awaiting the arrival of the baby representing the New Year. In another sketch Danny and Eddie play two men suffering from hangovers after being over-served and under-supervised at a New Year's Eve Party the night before.
5 Jan. 1966
Episode #3.16
Danny is joined by singer Liza Minelli, actor Alan Young and singer John Gary. The featured comedy sketch involves a parody of the excitement and dangers of Grand Prix auto racing. In another skit, Danny and Alan appear as husbands who retreat to a laundromat to escape their nagging wives. Liza performs a medley of songs.
12 Jan. 1966
Episode #3.17
Comedian Bill Dana, Singer Caterina Valente and singer D'Aldo Romano join Danny and his regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. In one sketch Bill appears as his English mangling character Jose Jimenez. In the featured skit Bill and Danny compete for the hand of the fair Lady Daphne Hyde-Jekyll who insists that they will only marry the winner of an around-the-world race.
19 Jan. 1966
Episode #3.18
Danny greets guests singer/actress Tammy Grimes and comic actor Bob Crane to the show. Regular cast members Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten also appear. Tammy plays a pampered movie star in one skit. Bob Crane harks back to his days working in radio to interview Beethoven (as played by Danny). Tammy performs "Limehouse Blues".
26 Jan. 1966
Episode #3.19
Actor Robert Vaughn, composer Michel Legrand and 12-year old ballerina Joyce Cuoco join Danny and regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman for this week's show. Danny and Robert perform in a skit that spoofs espionage TV series play nattily attired secret agents. Young Joyce stops the show with her dance set to Legrand's "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg".
2 Feb. 1966
Episode #3.20
Danny's guest for this week's show are actor Eddie Albert and singer Morgana King. Eddie gives a dramatic reading of Stephen Vincent Benet's poem "Ballad of William Sycamore". Later Eddie and Danny play two husbands who have lied to their wives so they can attend a weekly poker game. Danny forms a barbershop quartet with staff musicians/composers Paul Weston, Earl Brown and Billy Barnes to sing "Indiana".
9 Feb. 1966
Episode #3.21
British actor Cyril Ritchard and country singer Eddy Arnold are Danny's guests for this week's show. Eddy and Danny sing a medley of songs about broken hearts. Cyril plays a frustrated teacher trying to improve Danny's diction and rid him of his pronounced Brooklyn accent. In another skit, Cyril and Danny play British pilots who are forced to ditch their plane in the desert.
16 Feb. 1966
Episode #3.22
Danny's guests are comedian Tim Conway, singer John Gary and Japanese musician Kimio Eto. In one sketch, Danny and Tim play construction workers building a skyscraper. In another skit, Danny and Tim play espionage agents meeting in a restaurant to exchange vital information. Kimio plays several numbers on a traditional Japanese stringed instrument called a koto.
23 Feb. 1966
Episode #3.23
Singer/Actress Inger Stevens, Woody Herman and big band, The Thundering Herd, The Clinger Sisters and Brother Aaron guest star on this episode. Inger sings a folk song and, later, the Clinger Sisters and Brother Aaron, backed by Woody Herman and his musicians perform a number of Swing Era hits. In the primary sketch, Inger plays a school teacher who meets an Italian widower played by Danny.
2 Mar. 1966
Episode #3.24
Singer/Actor Robert Goulet and actress Joanne Woodward join Danny and series regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. In a parody of the TV series, "The Fugitive", Danny plays its desperate protagonist 'Richard Thimble'. In a spoof of the Western TV series, "Shenandoah", Danny plays a swaggering gunslinger named 'Shenandopey'. To complete the TV series parodies, Danny spoofs "Run for Your Life" playing a man who has only 18 months to live.
9 Mar. 1966
Episode #3.25
Danny welcomes as his guests singers Nancy Wilson and John Gary. Series regular Harvey Korman joins Danny in a spoof of the TV series "Batman" in which Danny plays Chickenman and Harvey his sidekick Parakeet. In another sketch, Danny and Harvey perform a pantomime set in a library. Nancy and John each sing two songs and join forces to sing "Memphis Blues".
16 Mar. 1966
Episode #3.26
Special musical episode where the entire show is devoted to widow Betty Simpson's plot to marry Giovanni, an Italian tailor recently immigrated to the United States and living with his son. Giovanni's best friend Marco tries to assist in the matrimonial proceedings. All the songs in this production were written especially for the program.
23 Mar. 1966
Episode #3.27
For episode featuring music representing cultures throughout the world, Danny's guests are brass combo Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass, singer/actress Senta Berger, singer John Gary and singer/actor Chaim Topol with series regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten also appearing. Highlights include The Tijuana Brass' version of "Zorba the Greek", "Marry Me Fatima" sung by Senta and Topol and Danny and Topol dancing the Hora.
30 Mar. 1966
Episode #3.28
Danny is joined by singers Vikki Carr and John Gary and series regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. Danny appears in his character as shy Jerome, a shoe salesman who has difficulty asking for a raise. In another sketch Danny plays a world-famous who is so concerned about the well-being of his hands that he won't allow his wife to touch them, ultimately taking out a million-dollar insurance policy. Danny signs a duet with Vikki and performs a music segment about William Tell and his son and a certain ill-fated apple.
6 Apr. 1966
Episode #3.29
Actor Vincent Price, singer John Gary and pianist Stan Worth join Danny and series regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. In a silent sequence, Danny plays a drunk. After discussing great movie villains of the past with Vincent, Danny appears in a sketch about a notorious gangster. Musical highlights include John Garry singing, "Once Upon a Time", Danny singing a medley of Gilbert and Sullivan songs and Stan Worth playing two numbers on his piano.
13 Apr. 1966
Episode #3.30
Danny is joined by singer Edie Adams, actor Fred Gwynne and folk singer Glenn Yarbrough, along with series regular Joyce Van Patten. Spoofing Gwynne's role on "The Munsters" and NBC newscasters Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, the cast performs a sketch with Danny as 'David Dracula' and Fred by 'Chet Munster' as the broadcast team behind "The Munster-Dracula Report" with Edie as Fred's neglected wife 'Lily'. Fred and Danny appear in a spoof of "Gilligan's Island" with Fred as the skipper and Danny as his incompetent deckhand.
20 Apr. 1966
Episode #3.31
For the third season finale, Danny has as his guests singer John Gary, Canadian singer Judy Armstrong and regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. Danny and Joyce perform a sketch about a missing English spouse. In another skit, Danny and Joyce demonstrate the different styles of courtship between the British, Eskimos, Italians and Civil-War era Americans. In another sketch Danny plays a husband who returns home after recovering from an eight-year bout with amnesia.

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