What's My Line?

Season 4 Episode 23


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Feb 08, 1953 on CBS



  • Notes

    • JACK BENNY GETS A LAUGH: Judging from the laugh from the audience and the reaction of the panel and John, Jack Benny does some kind of "take" after greeting the panel. However, since the camera doesn't catch it and it's not referred to afterward, whatever funny gesture Jack Benny made is lost to history. - Garrison Skunk (2004)

      A REASON FOR THE LAUGH: Jack asks if he is going to get paid just before greeting the panel. When he gets to Dorothy, she is digging in her purse and hands him something, presumably a coin. The audience laugh was probably in response to Jack's reaction to getting the coin. - Hank Gillette (2008)

      DOROTHY GUESSES JACK: This is Jack's first appearance on "What's My Line?" The panel took a while to guess it was Jack, even though they knew he was a comedian, played a musical instrument (with laughs from the audience), was on radio, TV, the New York stage, appeared with a cast of others, and that his wife worked with him. The panel just couldn't grasp who it might be. Dorothy Kilgallen guessed it was Jack. As Jack was leaving, he asked if he was going to be paid. - Ken Dickson (2004)