Danny's first TV special aired on October 30, 1960, and it was a chance for more
people to see Danny's various talents outside from his films. Some clips from this
special can be seen on the video The Best of Danny Kaye--The Television Years, including
the appearance by Louis Armstrong. The two of them sang the song "When the Saints
Go Marching In" from The Five Pennies. From the bits and pieces that can be seen,
it seems to have been an entertaining and quite successful special. One of my favorite
bits is the song "Ludwig von Stickfitz" ... a song about psychiatry with some hilariously
According to an October 28, 1960 article, Louis Armstrong was his only guest star.
Together they performed “When the Saints Go Marching In” from The Five Pennies.
Filmed in color.
“There was Danny Kaye, back and busy after a year in the air. He spent the time learning
to fly. He was also flying high over the reception to his TV show. ‘Nearly everybody
like it,’ he said. ‘If everybody did, I’d worry.’” (“It Was Just Like Good Old Days
At Paramount Studios” Ocala Star-Banner. Nov. 7, 1960)
“He will do a takeoff on TV westerns, along with parodies of mystery shows, commercials,
psychiatry, Edward R. Murrow, Harry Belafonte and Flamenco dancing. ‘You might say
it is a pleasant commentary on television, a good-natured spoof,’ Danny said.” (October