What's My Line?

Season 6 Episode 19

EPISODE #240

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jan 09, 1955 on CBS

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    • REVIEW: This was a very fun evening! It was a successful one, too, especially for Dorothy. Janet Leigh made her second of four appearances on the show. This time, she was a guest panelist instead of a mystery guest. For a novice panelist, she did an excellent job by asking several intelligent questions. On one occasion, she passed to Bennett when she felt she was getting stuck and didn't want to hold up the game. Ironically, the first contestant was a girdle model. What made it so ironic was that a few months earlier, when Janet was a mystery guest, the first contestant also had something to do with girdles. However, the previous contestant tested girdles, while tonight's guest modeled them. (Adding to the irony, in both of Janet's 1960s games, there were contestants who dealt with cows!) The second contestant tonight was a piano tuner, but he wasn't just "any" piano tuner. His main client was none other than Liberace, who himself would make several appearances on the show as both a mystery guest and a guest panelist on one occasion. The panel was completely stumped by the piano tuner. At one point, the audience broke out in laughter when Dorothy made a wrong choice and said that the man didn't have anything to do with pianos. The thing that really made the panel laugh was when Dolly Mae stood up and took a few steps, pretending that she was leaving due to her mistake. When it came time for the mystery guest round, the panel had their masks on, but John ordered them to remove the masks after Janet's then-husband Tony Curtis was seated. John said that the reason for this was that Tony had read in a newspaper that he was the scheduled mystery guest, so he decided to forfeit the game because he felt it wouldn't be right. However, there was a back-up mystery guest in the person of Davis Cup captain Billy Talbert. Dorothy made up for her earlier faux pas when she correctly guessed him. This was quite a comeback and Dorothy did a really good job. - Sargebri (2004)

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