What's My Line?

Season 9 Episode 38


Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 18, 1958 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: This was a fairly good night for the panel as they had a .500 performance this episode. The first game pretty much was all Bennett. After Arlene had gotten a "no," Bennett was flawless as he correctly guessed that the contestant demonstrated mattresses. Unfortunately, the panel's good work didn't carry over into the second game as they failed to identify Col. Gershom of the Israeli Army's women's auxiliary unit. The fun really picked up in the mystery guest round when the prodigal son, Steve Allen, returned to the show on which he was a panelist for a good portion of its early history for a turn as mystery guest. Steverino had the audience - as well as the panel - rolling with his best Mickey Mouse impression. However, the panel pretty much saw right through him and Arlene used his trademark breadbox question to identify him. After the game, Steve said that it was like coming home for him due to the fact that he enjoyed his year on the panel. In the final game of the evening, the panel ran out of time while questioning the male ballet dancer, so he won the full prize by default. - Sargebri (2005)

      CENSOR MOMENT!!! Arlene's rather titillating remark about vibrating mattresses was rather racy for 1958. However, such a remark in today's climate would barely raise an eyebrow. - Sargebri (2005)