The Danny Kaye Show s01e01
Titre original : September 25, 1963
Opens with the pseudo-Egyptian and Roman "Cleopatra's procession," featuring dance ensemble number of classical Egyptian and African tribal movements and including a surprise appearance by Jack Benny.
Featured parody sketches on how three Broadway composers might have written music on Baseball: "My Fair Umpire,"a sports satire of Lerner & Loewe's 'My Fair Lady' in which Higgins (Kaye) and Eliza (Powell) sing songs such as "The aim of the game is mainly to complain;" "Horsehide Story," a choreographed parody of Leonard Bernstein's 'West Side Story' set on the baseball diamond; and "Baseball Man," set to the tune of Meredith Wilson's 'Music Man.' Also, sketch "The Victim" about a first-time airline passenger(Kaye & Cooper). "The Bandstand" sketch about a cheap clup trio (Kaye, Cooper and Sam D'Andrea) trying to perform as well as impersonating another act on a revolving bandstand.
Musical numbers: Danny Kaye - Consider Yourself / Take Me Out to the Ballgame / (Russian song) May Ther