What's My Line?

Season 5 Episode 37

EPISODE #207

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 16, 1954 on CBS

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    • Tonight's further references to the ongoing Army-McCarthy hearings: Dorothy Kilgallen calls for a "Point of Order," perhaps the most famous quote (certainly the most overused) to come out of the hearings; Steve Allen asks, "Can we have that read back, please?"; Bennett Cerf says, "I hate to tell you what senator he reminds me of," referring to the striking resemblance of the final guest to Joe McCarthy. Art Carney is also obviously mimicking someone from the hearings, as everyone gets a bit of a laugh out of it, although it isn't clear to me whether it's McCarthy or someone else. - Scott V. (2005)

      REVIEW: This was a pretty good performance by the panel. Steve guessed that the first contestant was a policewoman, but it was Arlene who nailed it when she said that she was a traffic officer. Arlene had great luck with the second contestant when she guessed that he made a hair restoration product. Bennett did a good job in figuring out that the mystery guest was Al, er, Art Carney. Art was very funny using a very officious voice. As was mentioned earlier, he probably was inspired by the events that were occurring in Washington that week. Unfortunately, the panel's bid for a perfect night ground to a halt when they ran out of time questioning the pizza factory manager, who definitely was a dead ringer for Joe McCarthy, and he wound up winning the full prize by default. - Sargebri (2005)

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