What's My Line?

Season 4 Episode 20


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jan 18, 1953 on CBS



  • Notes

    • This was a very good outing for the panel, especially for one Dorothy Mae Kilgallen. Dorothy managed to correctly guess that the first contestant was a truant officer. Dorothy then complimented her by saying that she probably was the prettiest truant officer she ever saw. Dorothy also correctly guessed that the second contestant made rubber panties for babies. Prior to his game, Dorothy had "flirted" with him by asking to feel his muscles during his walk-by, something she often does which is always good for a laugh. However, Dorothy didn't have all the fun to herself. Bennett guessed that the mystery guest was June Havoc. Unfortunately, Bennett would get involved in a controversy with Miss Havoc's sister, Gypsy Rose Lee. Fourteen years after this episode, in March 1967, Gypsy was a guest panelist on WML. When she introduced Bennett, she took the opportunity to publicly chastise him for not publishing her book. This was old news, since her book had been published in 1957! Needless to say, Bennett was insulted and Miss Lee was never invited back on the show. Also, around the same time as the incident with Bennett, June and Arlene would co-star together in the 1966-1967 Broadway play "Dinner at Eight." As usual, the panel didn't figure out the occupation of the final contestant due to lack of time. The manhole cover salesman wound up winning by default. - Sargebri (2004)