What's My Line?

Season 6 Episode 32


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Apr 10, 1955 on CBS



  • Notes

    • CONGRATULATIONS, JOHN CHARLES DALY!!! Dorothy not only had the pleasure of introducing John this particular evening, she also had the pleasure of announcing that he won the prestigious Peabody Award for his newscasting work in television. It also was a night where Bennett finally got something he wished for ever since he joined the panel, but more about that later. As for the games themselves, the panel once again came away with a .500 record. Fred correctly guessed that the first mystery guest was a lady clown. In fact, Mrs. Adler had just finished performing with the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey circus and rushed to the studio in full clown regalia to appear on the show, hence the reason for the blindfolds. After her game, Arlene asked her to light up her electric blinking nose, which she did. Unfortunately, the panel was totally stumped by the Brink's Incorporated money counter. They did get close when they figured out that she dealt with money, but never were able to narrow it down. As far as Bennett's wish was concerned, he finally had a chance to correctly guess that the mystery guest was Rhonda Fleming. Acting humble, Bennett didn't want to seem too eager, so he passed to Dorothy, who passed to Fred, who passed to Arlene, who finally passed back to Bennett, who promptly came up with the bad pun, "It's been Rhonda world Fleming." Also, Miss Fleming referred to Arlene Dahl's April 1954 appearance on the show when Bennett was so sure that it was her instead of Arlene Dahl, that when he made his guess, he promptly got a "no." However, in spite of all his previous wrong guesses about Miss Fleming, tonight he did finally get his wish. As for her appearance on the show, Rhonda spoke of her recent April 6, 1955 appearance on the live television dramatic show "The Best of Broadway" in a production named "Stage Door." This was her television debut, and she said that live television plays were "frightening" due to the short production times and last-minute script changes. Unfortunately, as was usually the case, the panel ran out of time with the final contestant, so the harmonica tuner won the full prize by default. - Sargebri (2005)

      ONE LONG PAN: Arlene introduces Fred as "One Long Pan." This is a reference to a character Fred played on his radio show, a comic version of Charlie Chan. - ymike (2005)

      MOANS & GROANS: When John Daly told the panel to put on their masks for the first game, his request was met with vocal disapproval from the panel. This may have been the first time their displeasure was so obvious, but it won't be the last. The panel's habit of "complaining" about unexpected mystery guests will grow over the years. Tonight, Dorothy's complaint to John was that she had just combed her hair! Too funny! - Suzanne (2005)