What's My Line?

Season 4 Episode 27


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



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: This was a historic night for more than a couple of reasons. First and foremost, this was the first broadcast of the post-Hal Block era. Second, it saw Bennett occupy the "anchor" seat closest to John, the one he would fill for the next 14 years, except on rare occasions. Also, the male members of the panel were wearing tuxedos again, which has not happened since the early days of the series, such as EPISODE #5. As for the game itself, the panel, particularly Dorothy, had a pretty good night. Dorothy correctly guessed that the first contestant made cigars. She also correctly guessed that the matronly looking second contestant was a garbage collector. However, Dorothy didn't have a monopoly on the correct guesses as Arlene correctly identified mystery guest Jackie Gleason, even though she almost misidentified The Great One as "Jimmy Gleason." Gleason's popular 1949-1952 variety show, "Cavalcade of Stars," had ended by the time of this WML appearance. However, a few years later, a popular sketch on that show would be spun off and would become one of the classic sitcoms in American history, "The Honeymooners." One of Gleason's co-stars on the show, Audrey Meadows, would become panelist Steve Allen's sister-in-law, when Steve marries Jayne Meadows. This episode aired a year before Steve and Jayne said their "I do's." - Sargebri (2004)

      Dorothy wore a lace veil over the top of her head as everyone was saying good night. She looked as if she were a lovely senorita on her way to a Spanish fiesta. Most likely, since Dorothy is Catholic, this was her mantilla, or head covering, that she wore to church today. - Sargebri (2004)

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