What's My Line?

Season 9 Episode 48


Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Jul 27, 1958 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR AND PANEL WATCH: Kellogg's is the primary sponsor this evening. And as in EPISODE #421 of June 29, 1958, Dorothy is seated next to Dick Clark on the panel. However, unlike in the earlier episode, this time she correctly announces the title of Mr. Clark's long-running series, "American Bandstand," as she introduces him. Previously, she had incorrectly called his program "American Broadcast."
      (2) RARE JOHN DALY GOOF? After flipping the cards in the mystery guest round, John made what could be considered a rare faux pas by referring to Esther Williams as "an old colleague on the panel." Miss Williams' only appearance as a panelist was on the special West Coast EPISODE #397 of January 12, 1958 which originated from Hollywood, California, on which Dorothy, Arlene and Bennett all had the night off.
      (3) MORE ON TONIGHT'S GUEST PANELIST: This was Dick Clark's second and final "WML?" appearance from within its CBS run, but hardly his last appearance as a Goodson-Todman game show panelist. On September 2, 1958, Mr. Clark was a guest panelist on "To Tell the Truth," sitting in the seat generally filled at the time by Ralph Bellamy.
      (4) MORE ON TONIGHT'S MYSTERY GUEST: Esther Williams appeared in one movie that came out later in 1958: "Raw Wind in Eden," co-starring Jeff Chandler. It was her first film in two years (after 1956's "The Unguarded Moment"), and her last for another three years (until 1961's "The Big Show").
      (5) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: After John said the good nights for both himself and the panel (due to the extreme shortage of time), the end credits consisted solely of the "WML?" title card. Sneaky GSN, nevertheless, managed to find a way to work in its intrusive and invasive "crunching" of the screen on its January 8, 2009 airing of this episode.
      (6) The January 8, 2009 airing of tonight's show by GSN was followed by the September 24, 1957 edition of "To Tell the Truth" with host Bud Collyer and the panel of Polly Bergen, Ralph Bellamy, Kitty Carlisle and Hy Gardner. The first game featured Cuban-born dance instructor Olga Gomez (whose pupils at one time included Sal Mineo and the son of General Douglas MacArthur, and who once danced with Fred Astaire at a private party) and two impostors; the second game featured Thelma Krieger or Kreiger (spelling unknown; who won several fishing tournament championships) and two impostors; and the third game featured former FBI agent Melvin Purvis (who, at the time of this "TTTT" episode, owned a radio station in Florence, South Carolina) and two impostors. - W-B (2005, updated 2009)