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(1963–1967)

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1966

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.
 
14 Sep. 1966
Episode #4.1
For his fourth season's opener, Danny is joined by actors Andy Griffith, Ronny Howard, and Clint Howard, as well as singers Susan Barrett and Donna Butterworth. Ronny convinces Danny to allow him to host his own variety show, "The Ronny Howard Show" with Danny as his first guest. Ronny and Clint appear in a sketch about toys. Danny stars in an adult spy-spoof which Ronny then apprises with a cast of children.
 
21 Sep. 1966
Episode #4.2
Danny guests this week are actor Eddie Albert, singer Vikki Carr and the jazz combo Sergio Mendez and Brazil '66 along with series regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. Danny song "Let's Get Away from It All" leads directly into the show's primary skit which involves tourists on an airplane flying in the first class compartment.
 
28 Sep. 1966
Episode #4.3
The Peanuts, Japanese twins who are singers and dancers, along with their chaperon, Isa Watanabe, and singer Frankie Randall are Danny's guests. Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten return playing various roles in sketches. Danny sings a song in Japanese with the youngsters, then plays a Japanese chef on a television cooking show. Danny's character, shy Jerome, visits a doctor's office to have an X-ray taken.
 
5 Oct. 1966
Episode #4.4
Danny guests this week are singers Ella Fitzgerald and Buddy Greco and musicians Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66. In addition to the many songs that are performed, the cast deals with problems associated with having a quiet picnic at the beach. Danny plays an old man who proposes to a lovely young woman played by Joyce. Later Danny tells the little known fairy tale, "Little Green Riding Hood" whose basket contains plenty of adult beverages.
 
12 Oct. 1966
Episode #4.5
Comedian Tim Conway, singer Barbara Minkus and The Peanuts - young Japanese twins who sing and dance - join Danny and series regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. Danny and Barbara perform a duet, singing "We Kiss in a Shadow".
 
19 Oct. 1966
Episode #4.6
Danny's guests are singer Leslie Uggams and fourteen-year-old gospel singer Steve Sanders with series regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten rounding out the cast. Danny plays an aging family servant in one sketch and as Giovanni, the old Italian tailor in another. Steve performs some swinging gospel songs while Danny and Leslie perform a duet.
 
26 Oct. 1966
Episode #4.7
Guests for this episode are actor Eddie Albert, big band singer Joe Williams and the young Japanese singers/dancers The Peanuts. The program starts out with a big production number called "Bring Back Those Minstrel Days" featuring Danny and Joe. Eddie and Danny appear in the skit about a pair of hunters trapped in a remote cabin with both men believing the other is a killer.
 
2 Nov. 1966
Episode #4.8
Danny's guests are actor Tony Randall, pianist Stan Worth and singer Vikki Carr. In the first sketch, Danny, in his character as shy Jerome, and Tony attend their college's class reunion. In another segment, Danny plays a telephone operator at an answering service. Later, Danny and Tony appear in a laundry sketch.
 
16 Nov. 1966
Episode #4.9
Singers Louis Armstrong and Caterina Valente join Danny and series regulars Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten and the Earl Brown Singers for an episode crammed with music. The episode's biggest highlight is the musical extravaganza, "A Salute to Louis Armstrong" that features many of the songs that Louis made famous during his lengthy career as an entertainer.
 
23 Nov. 1966
Episode #4.10
Danny guests are British singer Petula Clark and British actor Stanley Holloway. In one sketch, Danny and Stanley play a Cockney bank clerk and a coal truck delivery man who find themselves at odds. Later Stanley plays a reporter interviewing Captain Ahab as he is about to embark on the pursuit of a certain white whale. Petula sings a couple of numbers and a duet with Danny. Later Petula, Danny and Stanley team up to sing a medley of hit songs from British music halls.
 
30 Nov. 1966
Episode #4.11
Danny and series regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman are jointed by guest stars Peter Ustinov, Frank Gorshin and Nancy Wilson. Peter and Danny appear in a sketch where a concert violinist and a Western gunfighter are continually at odds with each other. Danny appears in another sketch with Frank playing an obnoxious businessman named Fink.
 
7 Dec. 1966
Episode #4.12
Danny is joined by guests singer/actress Shirley Jones, Brazilian jazz combo Sergio Mendez and Brazil '66 and young Virginia Meyerink. In a pantomime sketch, Danny plays a inexperienced bellhop who has difficulties dealing with a hotel's revolving door. Danny's character, shy Jerome, asks a friend to meet his fiancée at a department store perfume counter with unfortunate results.
 
14 Dec. 1966
Episode #4.13
Singers Sergio Franchi and Sallie Blair are Danny's guests for this episode. In one sketch Danny, playing Jerome, a shy shoe clerk, gets into hot water when he tries to hide a pretty girl in his apartment's closet. In another, Danny plays Major Nigel Dumwitty in a spoof of the World War II TV series, "The Rat Patrol".
 
21 Dec. 1966
Episode #4.14
For his Christmas program Danny is joined by singers Peggy Lee and Wayne Newton, the International Children's Choir of Long Beach, California, and series regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. Danny plays a father who encounters great difficulty assembling a bicycle for his son on Christmas Eve. Later he plays the elderly Italian tailor Giovanni who has moved to America to live with his son and daughter-in-law.
 
28 Dec. 1966
Episode #4.15
For the last show of 1966, Danny is jointed by singer Caterina Valente, composer Gilbert Becaud, little Victoria Meyerink and series regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. In one sketch, Harvey interviews Danny playing the Father of the Year who can't remember the number of children he has. Later Danny plays a dishwasher who becomes involved with enemy agents. In another skit Danny plays both a German U-Boat commander and a British destroyer captain engaged in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.
 

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