The Danny Kaye Show was set up as a variety show. This enabled Kaye to explore his many performing gifts: singing, dancing, acting, and comedy. The wide variety of guest stars―actors, dancers, singers―allowed him to combine his talents with their specialties. Lucille Ball was the perfect guest star for Kaye appearing in both a regular series episode (November 4, 1964) and the final of the three CBS Specials (November 11, 1962). In the season two episode, Kaye and Ball performed skits, sang songs, and danced in a humorous number titled “The Balloonists” in which they frantically ran around the stage popping hundreds of balloons.