What's My Line?

Season 6 Episode 28


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Mar 13, 1955 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: The panel did really well this particular evening, especially Dolly Mae. However, it was Arlene who got the first guess as she correctly identified that the rather rotund first contestant was a toe dancer. In fact, Miss Murphy and her sisters were performing at the Latin Quarter in New York. In the second game, Dorothy correctly guessed that the rather tall contestant was a psychiatrist. She also correctly guessed that the mystery guest was Sammy Davis Jr., who used several good impersonations in an attempt to fool the panel. He promoted his upcoming appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show," which would be his first musical performance since his harrowing road accident. Unfortunately, the panel did not guess that the final contestant sold fireworks, so he won the full prize by default. Also, another note about the final game. When Bennett asked Mr. Allen if there were any animals involved in the product, he received a "yes" answer. The panel got off the track asking which type of animals were involved. After the game, there were still some lingering doubts about how an animal product could be incorporated into fireworks. However, John explained that the wicks of the fireworks were coated in animal fat, so the panel had indeed been given a correct - although somewhat misleading - answer. - Sargebri (2005)

      THREE DOWN, TWO TO GO!!! This is a reference to the fact that Sammy Davis Jr. was the third member of the infamous Hollywood clique, The Rat Pack, to appear on What's My Line? He was proceeded by his fellow "Rats" Peter Lawford and Dean Martin. Fellow Rat Packer Joey Bishop would appear on the show a few years later as a frequent guest panelist and mystery guest. In fact, Peter, Sammy and Joey were the only members until 1966 to appear as both panelists and mystery guests. Of course, the group's leader, "Old Blue Eyes" Frank Sinatra, wouldn't appear on the show until the November 27, 1966 broadcast when he appeared as both a mystery guest and a guest panelist. Ironically, what really made that appearance significant is the fact that it was a year and three weeks after the death of Frank's former friend turned bitter enemy Dorothy Kilgallen. - Sargebri (2005)

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