What's My Line?

Season 5 Episode 51


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 22, 1954 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) STEVE ALLEN WATCH: It is four shows from tonight that Mr. Allen's run as a regular "WML?" panelist comes to an end, as his "Tonight!" show goes "national" on the NBC network on September 27, 1954. In recent episodes, Dorothy introduced Steve as "the host of his own late night show here in New York, five nights a week." Alas, as the experimental color EPISODE #225 of September 19, 1954 has become lost to history, after tonight's episode, GSN viewers will only get to see three more shows during his time as a regular panelist.
      (2) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: The main sponsor as displayed on the panel desk this evening is Remington electric shavers.
      (3) For the second straight week, and the third time this year, Bennett is decked out in a light-tinted jacket.
      (4) "MR. CRY": For the first of two mystery guest appearances by the "Prince of Wails," Johnnie Ray, his nameplate -- misspelled as "Johnny Ray" -- is set in Title Gothic Condensed No. 11. He will again be a mystery guest on EPISODE #366 of June 9, 1957. At the time of tonight's show, Mr. Ray had come off two minor hits, "Such a Night" [Columbia (4-)40200, this would be covered ten years later by Elvis Presley] and "Hernando's Hideaway" [Columbia (4-)40224, from the Broadway musical (and later movie) "The Pajama Game"]. Two years after Mr. Ray's mystery guest spot this evening, in 1956, he had his last major hit with "Just Walking in the Rain" [Columbia (4-)40729].
      (5) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: On the June 19, 2008 airing of this episode, GSN's devious disregard for the ever-violated viewing audience was once again evidenced by means of a malevolent manifestation of its corruptible "crunching" of the end credits.
      (6) ANOTHER DOUBLE-DOSE OF ARLENE FRANCIS: Following GSN's June 19, 2008 airing of tonight's show, the cable and satellite channel repeated an edition of "I've Got a Secret," which was originally telecast "live from New York" on June 6, 1966. Host Steve Allen mentioned Betsy Palmer's upcoming appearance as "Peter Pan" on stage in Washington, D.C., and then introduced the rest of the panel as "Peter Pan himself, appearing this evening as Bill Cullen," "Tinkerbell, appearing as Bess Myerson," and "Captain Hook himself, Henry Morgan." "WML?'s" own Arlene Francis was the celebrity guest on this edition of "IGAS." - W-B (2008)

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