What's My Line?

Season 6 Episode 38

EPISODE #259

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 22, 1955 on CBS

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    • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR AND PANEL WATCH: For the third straight week in this stretch, Stopette is the main sponsor. This is the first of many episodes over the remaining twelve years of "WML?'s" CBS run on which Arlene, once again sitting on the far end of the panel desk, is introduced as "The delightful star of stage and television." And tonight's show is Mary Healy's second and final turn as a guest panelist.
      (2) MYSTERY GUEST (THIS TIME) VAN JOHNSON: As with his would-be mystery guest spot on EPISODE #182 of November 22, 1953, Mr. Johnson's nameplate on the panel moderator's desk is set in Title Gothic Condensed No. 11. In this month of May 1955, the film "The End of the Affair," in which he co-starred with former "WML?" mystery guest and guest panelist Deborah Kerr, was released to theatres.
      (3) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: At GSN's July 26, 2008 airing of this episode, viewers were witness to the odd spectacle of the screen being "crunched" during the middle of the panel's good nights, primarily during Fred's and Mary's spots. The video then inexplicably returned to full screen for most of Bennett's good night, John's sign-off, the "WML?" title card, and the American Airlines travel arrangements plug. (The production crew art cards were not shown tonight.) In spite of the video crunching, GSN at least had the dignity to preserve the original audio soundtrack, so we could hear the panel members saying good night to each other.
      (4) The July 26, 2008 airing of tonight's show by GSN was followed by the November 5, 1952 edition of "The Name's the Same," hosted by Robert Q. Lewis, with Abe Burrows, Joan Alexander and Meredith Willson on the panel, and 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom as the celebrity guest. Mr. Rosenbloom's appearance on this "TNTS" episode, in terms of vintage 1950's Goodson-Todman shows still in existence, was considerably more fortunate than his mystery guest appearance on the now-lost "WML?" EPISODE #27 of December 3, 1950. - W-B (2008)

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