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What's My Line?

Season 4 Episode 33


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Apr 19, 1953 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Stanley Parker - "Makes Pogo Sticks" (salaried; from New York City, NY; see notes below)

Game 2: Claude Plummer - "Makes Dog Collars" (self-employed; from Tucker, GA)

Game 3: Ida Cantor (5/15/1892 - 8/9/1962) (as Mystery Guest) "Mrs. Eddie Cantor"

Game 4: Miss Rita Woodbury - "Window Washer" (salaried; she works for Weathermaster Alsco Corp., which makes windows with aluminum frames which are removable for ease of cleaning; from Boston, MA)

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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)

    Steve Allen

    Steve Allen

    Regular Panelist (1953-1954)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • NOTES (5)

      • CHARLTON HESTON TRIBUTE: GSN skipped this episode on April 13, 2008 to air EPISODE #334 of October 28, 1956 as a tribute to actor Charlton Heston who died on April 5, 2008 at age 84. Not only that, but the cable and satellite channel also inexplicably skipped the following EPISODE #152, instead going forward to EPISODE #153 which GSN showed on April 14, 2008. - W-B (2008)

      • REVIEW: Not only was this a historic night in regards to Bennett's occasional fun with John's long name, it was a pretty fun night and a good one in regards to the panel's performance. Arlene narrowed it down when she guessed that the first contestant had something to do with pogo sticks. Unfortunately, she made a mistake when she said that he tested them. Luckily for her, Bennett was able to guess that he made them. The second contestant provided a lot of fun, especially when Steve started asking his questions. Steve probably thought the man made girdles, but, as Dorothy successfully guessed, he made dog collars. Steve also got the biggest laugh of the evening when he asked mystery guest Ida Cantor if she were a producer. That question caused the audience to break out in hysterics. Of course, Ida's husband Eddie always joked in his act about the fact that he had nothing but daughters. Dorothy, who was the hot one, was able to guess that it was Ida. As for the final contestant, they ran out of time before they were able to guess that she was a window washer and she won by default. However, the panel probably wouldn't have guessed her line anyway, due to the fact that they asked if a product was involved in her line instead of asking if she performed a service. If they had asked that question, maybe they might have gotten on track. - Sargebri (2004)

      • On EPISODE #493 of December 6, 1959, one of the contestants is George B. Hansburg, whose line is "Inventor & Manufacturer of Pogo Sticks." This might be Stanley Parker's employer. The pogo stick was patented in 1919. - Suzanne (2004)

      • Ida Cantor was the wife of legendary entertainer, comedian and song writer Eddie Cantor. I believe he spoke a lot in his routines about his five daughters, hence Dorothy's reference. He had a radio show and appeared in movies. They were married from 1914 until her death in 1962. He died in 1964 at the age of 72. - willettd (2004)

      • Tidbits: For the first time on WML, Bennett introduces John by stating John's full name of John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly. Bennett will continue doing this on occasion, sometimes getting John's name right, sometimes wrong, up until the end of the show's run in 1967. - Suzanne (2004)

        Bennett will kid John about his long name on and off for the remaining 14 years of WML's run on CBS, doing so for the last time on EPISODE #872 of August 6, 1967. - W-B (2008)

        Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

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