What's My Line?

Season 6 Episode 35


Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 01, 1955 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: Tonight's main sponsor was Remington electric shavers.
      (2) FRED ALLEN QUIP WATCH: Introducing guest panelist Laraine Day, Mr. Allen asserted that she knew a baseball pitcher who was so mean that he wouldn't even walk his dog. Fred was not only making reference to Miss Day's then-marriage to New York Giants manager Leo Durocher (whose run with the Giants ended after the 1955 season came to a close), but he was also alluding to her hosting a local pre-game TV interview show on which she interviewed various players with the team. The program ran during the early 1950's on WPIX (Channel 11), which carried Giants games until their final season in New York in 1957.
      (3) OCCUPATION OVERLAY SCREEN WATCH: The overlay for the second contestant -- "Dresses Chorus Girls - Latin Quarter Nite Club" -- was set in the "last-minute" font used from time to time throughout the show's run. The first and last contestants' overlays utilized the usual Kabel Heavy font.
      (4) MYSTERY GUEST GRACIE FIELDS: The veteran English entertainer makes the first of two "WML?" appearances this evening, for which her nameplate on the panel moderator's desk is set in the usual Title Gothic Condensed No. 11. Also, the upper-third overlay reading "British Music Hall Star" which was seen during her sign-in was professionally set in Kabel Heavy, unlike the second contestant's overlay.
      (5) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: GSN once again showed their consistency in their "crunching" of the end credits on their July 23, 2008 airing of this episode which, like many shows of this period, cut off after production crew members Bob Bach and Frances Trocaine following the plug for American Airlines.
      (6) GSN's July 23, 2008 airing of tonight's show was followed by the October 8, 1952 edition of "The Name's the Same," with host Robert Q. Lewis and the panel of Abe Burrows, Joan Alexander and Meredith Willson. The celebrity guest was opera star Lauritz Melchior, whose appearance on this "TNTS" episode fared far better in the preservation department than his mystery guest spot on the now-lost "WML?" EPISODE #49 of May 6, 1951. - W-B (2008)