What's My Line?

Season 4 Episode 9


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Nov 02, 1952 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Miss Virginia Boydjieff - "Chiropractor" (self-employed; from Reading, PA)

Game 2: Miss Alice Whitney - "Makes Sleeping Bags" (salaried; from Bloomfield, NJ)

Game 3: Barry Fitzgerald (3/10/1888 - 1/14/1961) (as Mystery Guest)

Game 4: Miss Betty Skowronski - "Sings Birthday Telegrams (Western Union)" (salaried; from Bridgeport, CT)

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    John Daly

    John Daly

    Moderator (1950-1967)

    Arlene Francis

    Arlene Francis

    Regular Panelist (1950-1967)

    Bennett Cerf

    Bennett Cerf

    Regular Panelist (1951-1967)

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Regular Panelist (1950-1965)

    Hal Block

    Hal Block

    Regular Panelist (1950-1953)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Hal: (regarding the chiropractor) I'll see her in some of the joints.

      • Bennett: (to Hal, regarding the chiropractor) Ask if she's a dermatologist.
        Bennett: (to Hal, after noticing a blank look on Hal's face) Skin, skin!

      • Dorothy: (to the beautiful female chiropractor) May I see your hands, please? Thank you.
        Hal: May I see your......hands, please?

      • Hal: And now, a man who told me he's voting for Dwight D. .... Stevenson -- John Charles Daly.
        John: Guess that makes me a Depublican.

      • Hal: (regarding the fun prospect of a second female contestant in a row) They're coming in droves now!
        John: Yes, we're calling this 'Miss America' or 'Block Night.'

    • NOTES (5)

      • FLIP REPORT: After many instances of flipping the cards back to $0 on earlier episodes, tonight John returned to the practice of flipping them all forward to $50. For the first contestant, it was unclear how much she'd actually won. The panel had identified her line at four down and John flipped the cards to $50 briefly, but then flipped them back to $0 before they had even landed. He also commented that she only "did fairly well" with the prizes. However, for the second contestant, John flipped them all at three down because time was running short. He also did it for the same reason for the final contestant at four down. - agent_0042 (2008)

      • (1) "WML?" NAMEPLATE FONT WATCH: It was vaguely apparent on last week's edition, but tonight it's clearly evident, that Hal Block's nameplate on the panel desk is set in the same font (Franklin Gothic Extra Condensed) as Dorothy's and Arlene's. Bennett's nameplate at this juncture is still set in Gothic No. 13, as was Mr. Block's until recently; while John's nameplate on his moderator's desk, as debuted last week, is in Title Gothic Condensed No. 11, and so is the nameplate for mystery guest Barry Fitzgerald, who is making his first and last "WML?" appearance.
        (2) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: Once again, on March 21, 2008, GSN indulged in their sadly sinful, soulless and scurrilous penchant for "crunching" the screen when the end credits of this installment were shown.
        (3) GARRY MOORE "IGAS" COUNTDOWN WATCH - 20 SHOWS TO GO: GSN's March 21, 2008 airing of tonight's show was followed by a "live from New York" edition of "I've Got a Secret" which was first shown on February 3, 1964. Host Garry Moore, at the opening, did a plug for The Beatles' upcoming (February 9, 1964) appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," and then offered a play on the group's name while presenting "the original Beatles" (represented as rig-ups of the insect variety of beetles) as the Fab Four's chart-topping "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was playing. He next introduced his panelists as "Cricket Cullen," "Queen Bee Betsy Palmer," "Number One Drone Henry Morgan" and "Ladybug Bess Myerson." On this show, musical director Norman Paris played a piano duet with himself, by playing the piano while a piano roll (made from one of Norman's arrangements) was also playing. Briefly, the maker of the piano roll stepped onstage for a bow, the famed J. Lawrence Cook. - W-B (2008)

      • The unusual term "weenie" is again used on this episode during the chiropractor segment, when John states to the panel, "Somebody must have a weenie on this." This word is used in place of "idea" by both John and Dorothy. - Garrison Skunk (2004)

        The female chiropractor was the contestant previewed at the end of EPISODE #126. - Garrison Skunk (2004)

      • This was an okay night for the panel. Hal, with a little help from his fellow panelists, managed to correctly guess that the first contestant was a chiropractor. Unfortunately, they weren't able to figure out that the second contestant made sleeping bags. In fact, they went so far off track that John threw in the towel and she won by default. Barry Fitzgerald nearly managed to stump the panel by using a somewhat tough-guy voice. However, Dorothy managed to see right through him. As usual, the panel ran out of time in the last game and the contestant won by default. - Sargebri (2004)

      • Tidbits: All the voting comments refer to the upcoming United States Presidential Election Day on Tuesday, November 4, 1952. Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Democrat Adlai Stevenson. - Suzanne (2004)

        Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis, Hal Block.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)