What's My Line?

Season 6 Episode 14


Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Dec 05, 1954 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: After nearly a month, Stopette is back as tonight's main sponsor.
      (2) "THANK HEAVEN FOR" LOUIS JOURDAN: The French-born actor makes his first of a total of four "WML?" appearances this evening, for which his nameplate on the panel moderator's desk is set this time in Headline Gothic. Interestingly, Mr. Jourdan's appearances were spaced in spurts, a few months apart, in groups of two, over a period of ten years; half of his appearances were as mystery guest, while the other half, including his final appearance on EPISODE #744 of December 27, 1964, were as a guest panelist. At the time of his appearance tonight, Mr. Jourdan had been in 1954's "Three Coins in the Fountain," plus TV appearances on such programs as "Your Show of Shows," "Robert Montgomery Presents" (in a production titled "Wages of Fear") and "The Elgin Hour" (in a production called "Warm Clay").
      (3) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: As usual, GSN carried on with its particularly demoralizing "crunching" of the end credits on its July 2, 2008 airing of this episode.
      (4) GSN's July 2, 2008 airing of tonight's show was followed by the December 5, 1966 edition of "I've Got a Secret," hosted by Steve Allen, with the regular panel of Betsy Palmer, Bill Cullen, Bess Myerson and Henry Morgan - or rather - "Mr. Henry Morgan, Esq.," as he was introduced by Steve. The acerbic humorist had on display an unusual (and temporary) sign reading "MR. MORGAN" -- with "MR." prominently shown in text that was over twice the size of "MORGAN," all printed in capital letters. This stunt was an apparent parody of the nameplates on "WML?" The celebrity guest was Bud Collyer, whose "To Tell the Truth" TV series was returning to the weekly prime-time schedule -- on Mondays at 10:00 PM, once again preceding "IGAS" -- after spending the last three months on Sundays at 5:00 PM, where it was susceptible to frequent preemptions for football games and other sporting events. - W-B (2008)