What's My Line?

Season 5 Episode 3


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Sep 20, 1953 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: The panel did well this particular evening, especially one Dorothy Mae Kilgallen. Even though Dorothy didn't figure out that the first contestant carved wooden Indians, the panel did initially get credit for a correct guess, due to the fact that they figured out he was a sculptor. Later, immediately before the mystery guest round, John took this "win" away from the panel and awarded the full game winnings to the contestant. Dorothy also figured out that the second contestant repaired zippers. She completed the hat trick when she figured out that the mystery guest was Wally Cox. Wally didn't really promote anything, but he had just started the second season of his classic 1952-1955 sitcom "Mr. Peepers." Unfortunately, Dorothy couldn't make it four in a row. The final contestant, a justice of the peace, wound up winning by default when John said they were out of time. - Sargebri (2004)

      WALLY COX: This wouldn't be Wally Cox's final appearance on a game show. We'll see him two more times on WML as a guest panelist, and he would later make several appearances on another Goodson-Todman show, "I've Got a Secret." In addition, he became a regular panelist sitting in the upper left square on the original version of "Hollywood Squares" and would stay on that show until his untimely death on February 15, 1973. However, his most famous role, other than "Robinson Peepers," was as the voice of the animated superhero "Underdog" on the 1964-1973 series of the same name. Another interesting fact about Wally is that one of his closest friends was Marlon Brando. The two of them grew up together and attended acting school together, studying under Stella Adler. However, the most interesting fact about their friendship is that after Cox's passing, Brando was given his ashes which he kept above his fireplace for several months until Brando took them and scattered them. - Sargebri (2004)

      BREADBOX WATCH!!! Steve asked his famous breadbox question in the first game when he asked if the product was bigger than one. Also, Dorothy got into the act when she asked if it were bigger than a phone booth. - Sargebri (2004)