What's My Line?

Season 7 Episode 31


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Apr 01, 1956 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: This was a pretty decent night for the panel. Guest panelist Victor Borge was his usual zany self and may have been the medicine the panel needed after the previous two weeks. In the first game, Arlene correctly guessed that the first guests comprised the panel of Goodson-Todman's other successful panel show, "I've Got a Secret." What really tipped her off was when Jayne Meadows did her best Katharine Hepburn imitation. The panel was then stumped by the octopus fisherman in game two. The thing that really got them confused was over the question of legs. This caused them to think of creatures like crabs and lobsters. They also felt that octopi had arms, not legs. In the mystery guest round, Bennett correctly guessed that it was Sid Caesar's ex-sidekick Imogene Coca, who requested that her winnings were to be donated to the Red Cross. - Sargebri (2005)

      A VISIT FROM THE SISTER SHOW - IGAS: This was a very historic occasion. This probably marked the first time that a whole panel from another show appeared on "What's My Line?" Of course, Faye Emerson and Jayne Meadows had appeared on WML previously as guest panelists. Henry Morgan appeared as a guest panelist several years later in a very infamous appearance. Bill Cullen made one guest panelist appearance on a early lost episode from 1950. However, future IGAS panelist Bess Myerson never appeared on the WML panel. - Sargebri (2005)

      A FUTURE VISIT FROM THE SISTER SHOW - TTTT: This wouldn't be the last time that the panel from another show appeared on "What's My Line?" as mystery guests. In 1966, the panel from "To Tell the Truth" (Tom Poston, Peggy Cass, Orson Bean and Kitty Carlisle) made a special appearance on WML. Ironically, on the WML panel that night was former TTTT panelist Phyllis Newman. Also, history was made a couple of years before that appearance when the then current panel from IGAS (Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Henry Morgan and Bess Myerson) traded places with Tom, Peggy, Orson and Kitty in a night called the "Night of the Big Switch." Interestingly enough, the WML panel never pulled this kind of stunt with any of the other shows. However, Arlene and Dorothy did make solo guest appearances on other panel shows. - Sargebri (2005)