What's My Line?

Season 7 Episode 46

EPISODE #319

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jul 15, 1956 on CBS
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EPISODE #319
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Game 1: Clifton Daniel (9/19/1912 - 2/20/2000) - "Newspaperman, Assistant Foreign News Editor, New York Times" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel is blindfolded, but the regular questioning format is used; salaried; husband of Margaret Truman)

Game 2: Miss Jayne DeClue - "Teaches Course For Expectant Parents" (salaried; she works at The Maternity Center in NY; from Queens Village, NY)

Game 3: Ted Lewis (6/6/1890 - 8/25/1971)(as Mystery Guest #2)
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SUBMIT REVIEW
    John Daly

    John Daly

    Moderator (1950-1967)

    Arlene Francis

    Arlene Francis

    Regular Panelist (1950-1967)

    Bennett Cerf

    Bennett Cerf

    Regular Panelist (1951-1967)

    Clifton Daniel

    Clifton Daniel

    Mystery Guest #1

    Guest Star

    Ted Lewis (I)

    Ted Lewis (I)

    Mystery Guest #2

    Guest Star

    Jack E. Leonard

    Jack E. Leonard

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

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    • QUOTES (1)

      • John Daly: (following Clifton Daniels's game) Well, we had fun, anyway. We got by you, Miss Margaret, but I was afraid Bennett was going to give us trouble.

    • NOTES (5)

      • FLIP REPORT: Tonight, John did not increase any dollar amounts won by flipping cards for any of the contestants. - agent_0042 (2008)

        (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: The main sponsor tonight was Helene Curtis.
        (2) This was "Flat" Jack E. Leonard's fourth and final stint as a guest panelist on "WML?" (During Jack E.'s "thin" period, he was called "Flat Jack" - namely, by himself.) All his remaining three appearances, up to EPISODE #872 of August 6, 1967, will be as mystery guest.
        (3) Of tonight's mystery guests, only Clifton Daniel, the then-new husband of this evening's guest panelist Margaret Truman, will be on "WML?" again, as a guest panelist on EPISODE #367 of June 16, 1957. This episode marked both legendary entertainer Ted Lewis' first and last "WML?" appearance.
        (4) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: Besides this being the sixth known "WML?" episode to be directed by Frank Satenstein, in a span dating back to EPISODE #236 of December 12, 1954 (that is, among those episodes that didn't end before going to the director's credits), the end credits only go so far tonight as the art card for production crew members Bob Bach and Frances Trocaine, following the American Airlines plug. And as ever, GSN was at the ready to spring its nasty "crunching" habit on its ever-unsuspecting viewing audience on its September 22, 2008 airing of this episode.
        (5) Following the September 22, 2008 airing of tonight's show, GSN ran the January 5, 1954 edition of "The Name's the Same," hosted by Robert Q. Lewis, with the panel of Gene Rayburn, Joan Alexander and Bill Stern. The celebrity guest was Kathryn Murray, whose husband Arthur Murray's mystery guest spot on "WML?" EPISODE #315 of June 17, 1956 was shown on GSN only four days prior to the 2008 repeat of this "TNTS" episode. - W-B (2008)

      • TED LEWIS: The special guest tonight was Ted Lewis. Though probably little known to today's audiences, he was for 50 years one of the nation's most beloved entertainers. He wore a "battered" top hat and was closely identified with the songs "Me and My Shadow" and "When My Baby Smiles at Me." Lewis was a band leader and singer, though he tended more to talk than actually sing his songs. Despite this, he was very popular and sold many records much like Jimmy Durante and Louis Armstrong, who also were not "real" singers. The usually combative Jack E. Leonard was very complimentary to Lewis and almost seemed awed to be in his presence. - Brklnbern (2005)

        TED LEWIS appeared wearing his trademark crumpled top hat. He promoted his engagement at the Starlight Room at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and also spoke of his upcoming appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" next week on Sunday. - Suzanne (2005)

      • REVIEW: For the first time in quite a while, the panel had a perfect night. However, this almost didn't happen, due to a small controversy that occurred in the second game. In the first game, the panel, especially guest panelist Margaret Truman, nearly had a fast one pulled on them when the first contestant turned out to be Margaret's husband, New York Times Foreign Affairs editor, Clifton Daniel. Ironically, it wasn't Margaret who got the correct guess, but Bennett, because he is very keen when it comes to figuring out the kinds of "tricks" that Goodson-Todman plays. In the second game, Arlene made the last second save when she correctly guessed that the contestant was a parenting instructor. They probably would have had it sooner, but John made a controversial ruling on a question that guest panelist Jack E. Leonard asked. Jack asked if the woman had anything to do with babies and wound up getting a negative answer. If he had gotten an affirmative answer, the panel probably would have guessed her line sooner. Also, for some reason, the panel never asked if she worked for a profit-making organization, even though John had told them she was salaried. They also failed to determine whether she dealt in a product or a service. In the mystery guest round, Bennett correctly guessed the identity of Ted Lewis. After the game, Lewis and Jack treated the crowed to a "Me and My Shadow" routine. And so ended a perfect night for the panel. - Sargebri (2005)

      • FRANK SATENSTEIN: As the end credits showed, this episode was directed by Frank Satenstein, who was filling in again for Franklin Heller. - W-B (2005)

        FRANK SATENSTEIN: To connoisseurs of great comedy, the name Frank Satenstein may seem vaguely familiar. He was the director of the "Classic 39" episodes of Jackie Gleason's "The Honeymooners." - brklnbern (2008)

      • Clifton Daniel is Margaret Truman's new husband. Margaret is the daughter of Harry S. Truman and Bess Truman. - Suzanne (2005)

        Tidbits: Arlene introduced Jack E. Leonard as "A gentleman who used to be a padded attraction, but is now just an added attraction" in reference to his recent weight loss. Since so many of his recent introductory lines are similar, Jack probably wrote them for Dorothy and Arlene to use. Tonight, Jack is called "Charlie Needleman" and "Charlie Needlenose" amongst other names. - Suzanne (2005)

        Panel: Arlene Francis, Jack E. Leonard, Margaret Truman, Bennett Cerf. Dorothy Kilgallen had the night off. She is in Europe.

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