What's My Line?

Season 6 Episode 7

EPISODE #229

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Oct 17, 1954 on CBS

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    • GOOD SPORT - ROBERT Q. LEWIS: The panel was running short on time for the final game, so John began the game by telling the panel that they would be allotted one minute for game play. The questioning started with Dorothy and quickly moved to Robert Q. Lewis. Bennett thought that Robert Q. Lewis was taking too long with the phrasing of his question, so Bennett interrupted Robert by saying, "One minute." Robert quickly gave up his stalling and began a series of rapid-fire questions. However, on EPISODE #868 of July 1967, shortly before CBS "WML?" went off the air, guest panelist Henry Morgan cut Bennett off from making a long introduction. When these tables were turned, though, Bennett didn't move on like Robert did tonight. Bennett was hurt and lashed back at Henry on the following EPISODE #869. - Suzanne (2005)

      REVIEW: This episode could have been seen as a sign of things to come. As was mentioned earlier, the panel came out from behind a curtain and immediately introduced each other, rather than introducing each other while sitting in their chairs. In the future, the panelist will walk out from backstage, walk over to their spot at the desk, stand behind their chair, and then introduce the next panelist. This later format will become the norm. As for this evening's show, game-wise, this was one night the panel would love to forget. They were totally stumped by the first contestant, a female dentist from Bombay. The big surprise came in the second game when John informed the panel that the matronly-looking contestant had been on the show six months earlier. He told the stymied panel that she had stumped them then - and now she had stumped them again! Adding insult to injury, the only correct guess came in the mystery guest round and it wasn't one of the regulars who made the identification. The correct guess came from guest panelist Robert Q. Lewis, who successfully identified the very beautiful Merle Oberon. Unfortunately, the panel reverted to form for the final contestants as they ran out of time. The identical twin female lawyers then won their full prize by default. - Sargebri (2005)

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