What's My Line?

Season 5 Episode 37


Aired Sunday 10:30 PM May 16, 1954 on CBS



  • Notes

    • FLIP REPORT: The panel managed to guess the line of the second contestant at just one down. John, however, flipped five more cards for a total of six down in honor of the wordplay in the name of the contestant's product, "Hayr for Hair." John flipped the remaining cards for the final contestant at just four down because time was running short. - agent_0042 (2008)

      (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: For the second week in a row, Stopette is the main sponsor tonight. This is the longest stretch for Jules Montenier, Inc.'s main brand since before Remington became an alternating sponsor effective with EPISODE #175 of October 4, 1953.
      (2) MYSTERY GUEST ART CARNEY: Tonight's show was the first appearance on "WML?" of Art Carney. Between now and EPISODE #809 of March 27, 1966, he will be on the show three more times, in all cases as a mystery guest. Mr. Carney is one of only two stars of "The Honeymooners" to appear in costume as the character he played on the show, as was the case this evening when he wore the T-shirt, vest and hat associated with his "Ed Norton" character; Jackie Gleason, on the now-lost EPISODE #277 of September 25, 1955, appeared as a mystery guest wearing his "Ralph Kramden" bus driver's uniform. For Mr. Carney's mystery guest spot tonight, the usual Title Gothic Condensed No. 11 font is used for his nameplate on the panel moderator's desk.
      (3) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: Once again, on June 5, 2008, the viewing audience was an eye-rolling, head-shaking eyewitness to GSN's continued relentless clinging to its infantile, irascible and illogical "crunching" of the end credits.
      (4) GSN's June 5, 2008 airing of tonight's show was followed by an edition of "I've Got a Secret," hosted by Steve Allen and with the regular panel of Betsy Palmer, Bill Cullen, Bess Myerson and Henry Morgan, which was first broadcast "live from New York" on January 31, 1966. The celebrity guest was Carol Burnett. - W-B (2008)