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1963

25 Sep. 1963
Episode #1.1
Sketches include a Egyptian/Roman procession featuring a surprise appearance by Jack Benny, three parodies of famous Broadway musicals using baseball themes, a sketch about a nervous first-time airplane passenger and a night club trio performing on a rotating bandstand. Danny also perform several musical numbers, either solo or as a duet with Lovelady Powell.
 
2 Oct. 1963
Episode #1.2
Episode focuses on a musical revue based on what William Shakespeare might have produced if he had written "Hamlet" as a song-and-dance television spectacular with Jose Ferrer playing the title role and Kaye appearing as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Other sketches include two astronauts in space and a private attempting to impersonate a German officer at the behest of British Intelligence
 
9 Oct. 1963
Episode #1.3
Kaye and his guests perform sketches about an Indian trio attempting to communicate in sign language, a romantic triangle involving a short-order cook, his dissatisfied wife and a trucker who is willing to murder to get what he wants and a dentist patient who is tormented by several noisy men. Kaye also performs songs solo and with Carol Lawrence and Joe and Eddie.
 
16 Oct. 1963
Episode #1.4
Danny and his guests parody popular sitcoms "Father Knows Best" and "The Beverly Hillbillies". Danny laments the replacement of telephone exchanges with area codes. Danny demonstrates his ability to dance a soft shoe number and performs revives some song-and-dance numbers popular during vaudeville with Mary Tyler Moore and Eddie Foy Jr.
 
23 Oct. 1963
Episode #1.5
Danny reminisces and dances with special guest Gene Kelly. Sketch topics include an important business lunch distracted by fashion show, a television program involving an interview with a famous Viennese beauty entrepreneur. Danny performs songs with Michelle Lee and the Clinger Sisters and sings several tunes solo.
 
30 Oct. 1963
Episode #1.6
Danny and his guests parody a series of Westerns by setting stereotypical oaters in Scotland and Russia. Later the cast performs a take-off on the James Bond thriller, "Dr. No". Danny recollects working with Sir Harry Lauter and performs several songs that the Scottish performer made famous. Juliet Prowse and the Levee Singers perform several numbers.
 
6 Nov. 1963
Episode #1.7
Danny welcomes his special guests, actor Art Carney and singer Joanie Summers. Howard Morris, Harvey Korman and Jamie Farr join Carney and Danny in several sketches. Pretty brunette Summer performs several songs, both by herself and in a duet with Danny. Danny performs one number solo, as does the house singing group, The Clinger Sisters.
 
13 Nov. 1963
Episode #1.8
Danny and Louis Jourdan join the Tony Charmoli Dancers is two numbers - the first where an American football game is dramatized in an opera and another number where they sing and dance to "Walk Right In". Carl Ballantine portrays an inept magician. Danny and his guests appear in several comic sketches about jealousy set in the United States, Italy and Turkey.
 
20 Nov. 1963
Episode #1.9
Danny is joined by singer/dancer Gwen Verdon who performs three dances set to nursery rhymes. Danny, Gwen and Harvey Korman play medieval jesters who try to help a prince remember how to laugh. Danny and Gwen play newlyweds who stop at a drive-in-restaurant and are the victims of a number of pratfalls caused by the staff.
 
27 Nov. 1963
Episode #1.10
Danny and his guest, Nancy Walker, appear in several sketches comparing traditional Shakespearean acting with current British theater technique. Walker appears in a opera sketch as a chorus girl thrust into the limelight as an emergency replacement for the show's star. In another sketch a hypnotist discovers his maid is a marvelous vocalist - but only when she has a mop in her hand.
 
4 Dec. 1963
Episode #1.11
Danny welcomes his guests Glynis Johns, Jo Stafford and folk trio 'The Big 3' (Cass Elliott, Tim Rose and Jim Hendricks). Stafford performs several solo numbers and a duet with Danny. The Big 3 perform a song of their first album, "Rider". Danny performs a song-and-dance number with British actress Johns.
 
11 Dec. 1963
Episode #1.12
Danny stars with guest star Howard Morris in a spoof about Robin Hood and His Merry Men. He, Julie Newmar and the Tony Charmoli Dancers dance to "Simon Says".
 
18 Dec. 1963
Episode #1.13
In this Christmas-themed show, Danny welcomes as his guests Andy Williams, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. Danny and Dick are featured in a song-and-dance number, 'Puttin on the Ritz'. The featured comedy skit has Van Dyke portraying a tough as nails prosecutor locking horns with a seedy defense attorney during a murder trail were both lawyers play to television cameras in the courtroom.
 
25 Dec. 1963
Episode #1.14
Danny welcomes guests Nat 'King' Cole, Mary Tyler Moore and The Clinger Sisters. Sketches include a parody of "The Student Prince" and another featuring Danny and Mary playing wealthy socialites.
 

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