Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

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Hail the new season with this hour of sheer joy as Danny sings, dances and clowns with friends and guest stars. (season 2)

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25 September 1963 (USA)  »

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The song "Life Could Not Better Be", from Danny Kaye's movie "The Court Jester", was used as the theme song for this television series (in a slightly more jazzed up version). See more »

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Referenced in Fiddler on the Roof: 30 Years of Tradition (2001) See more »

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I still remember some of the skits
26 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I'm wondering if this amazing show is out on DVD, because it couldn't possibly be as funny as I remember it. I was only a kid, but burned in my memory are images of Danny Kaye as "Fat Daddy" in a takeoff on "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" talking about eating some deep fat fried food cooked in some deep fat fried fat; as Ronald Colman in Lost Horizon saying over and over (in a very British accent) "But I must get back to civilization"); a Student Prince takeoff that had a song called "In Vienna" which was sung constantly.

Though it's not listed, I'm sure Nita Talbot took part in this show as well, and I seem to remember her and Danny Kaye doing something where they yelled "Everybody out of the pool!" A fabulous show from one of the all time great performers.


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