What's My Line?

Season 5 Episode 48


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 01, 1954 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: For tonight's show, the main sponsor is Stopette.
      (2) This evening, Bennett wears a very light-tinted jacket. He will wear this kind of jacket on a few occasions over the next several years on "WML?"
      (3) ANOTHER CASE FROM "THE BEGINNING OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP" DEPARTMENT: Tonight, Jayne Meadows makes the first of fifteen appearances on "WML?" -- five (including tonight) as a mystery guest, and the remaining ten, up to her final appearance on EPISODE #872 of August 6, 1967 (thirteen years to the month from this installment) as a guest panelist. Of those ten guest panelist appearances, only one was without her (as of this evening's show) new husband, Steve Allen -- EPISODE #811 of April 10, 1966, on which future syndicated "WML?" host Larry Blyden made his first of five guest panelist appearances on the CBS version. As for Miss Meadows' mystery guest spot this evening, there was an upper-third overlay, set in the usual "last-minute" type font, reading "MRS. STEVE ALLEN" as she was signing in; and the usual nameplate, set in Title Gothic Condensed No. 11, reading "JAYNE MEADOWS" as displayed on the panel moderator's desk. This episode's June 16, 2008 airing by GSN came only three days after the cable and satellite channel ran the April 4, 1966 episode of "I've Got a Secret" on which the onetime regular panelist (from 1952 to 1959) sat in on one of that show's frequent "old home weeks," filling in for Betsy Palmer.
      (3) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: As always, GSN tested the patience of its viewing audience during the June 16, 2008 airing of this episode by its incessant predilection for "crunching" the end credits.
      (4) GSN's June 16, 2008 airing of tonight's show was followed by an edition of "I've Got a Secret," with host Steve Allen and the panel of Betsy Palmer, Bill Cullen, Bess Myerson and Henry Morgan, which first emanated "live from New York" on May 2, 1966. The celebrity guest was E.G. Marshall, who displayed a machine that put together a "composite drawing" of Mr. Cullen. It should be noted that it was on the day of this 1966 "IGAS" episode that several color publicity photos were taken of Mr. Allen and the panelists on the "IGAS" set. One such picture can be seen by clicking here. - W-B (2008)