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What's My Line?

Season 9 Episode 51

EPISODE #428

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 17, 1958 on CBS
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EPISODE #428
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Game 1: Mr. Dale Fogle - "Garbage Collector" (salaried; from New Kensington, Pennsylvania)

Game 2: N. Orloff (Nicholas Orloff) - "United Nations Interpreter" (salaried; he is the Chief U.N. Interpreter and has worked there for many years, specializing in the Russian language; from Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY)

Game 3: Eydie Gorme (8/16/1928 - 8/10/2013) & Steve Lawrence (b. 7/8/1935) (as Mystery Guest Duo)

Game 4: Miss Carrie Hooley - "Bus Conductor" (salaried; she is visiting the United States for 5 weeks while she is on vacation; she is employed in her hometown of London, England)
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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)

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Regular Panelist (1950-1965)

    Eydie Gorme

    Eydie Gorme

    Mystery Guest Duo

    Guest Star

    Steve Lawrence

    Steve Lawrence

    Mystery Guest Duo

    Guest Star

    Martin Gabel

    Martin Gabel

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

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    • NOTES (5)

      • FLIP REPORT: In the night's final game, John flipped the remaining cards for the final contestant at six down. The panel actually figured out this contestant's line at the last second, but John flipped the cards anyway, because the contestant had traveled all the way from Britain. - agent_0042 (2009)

      • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: The chief sponsor for tonight is Helene Curtis.
        (2) "WML?" OVERLAY FONT WATCH: Only the first and last contestants' overlays were set in Futura Demi Bold; the second contestant's overlay, and the lower-third overlay for first-time mystery guests Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, were hand-painted.
        (3) STEVE & EYDIE - PART I: Over the next eight years, Steve Lawrence made a total of sixteen appearances on "WML?" (twelve as a guest panelist and four, including tonight, as a mystery guest) while his lovely wife, Eydie Gorme, made a total of four appearances (all as a mystery guest). Of the four mystery guest appearances that each of them made, Steve and Eydie made three joint appearances as a "mystery guest duo," and each had one solo mystery guest appearance. On the episode where Eydie alone was the mystery guest, Steve served as a guest panelist. Steve's final "WML?" appearance was the first regular color edition, EPISODE #830 of September 11, 1966. And Eydie's final "WML?" appearance occurred on EPISODE #732 of September 27, 1964.
        (4) STEVE & EYDIE - PART II: Over their long recording career, Mr. Lawrence and Miss Gorme recorded, both individually and collectively, for several labels, including (but not limited to) Coral, ABC-Paramount, United Artists, Columbia, Calendar, RCA Victor, and MGM.
        (5) MORE ON STEVE LAWRENCE: In later years, Mr. Lawrence would be more known for his comedy skills than for his musical career, largely due to his recurring appearances on the 1967-1978 variety series "The Carol Burnett Show." (One of his more famous appearances on the program was on the November 3, 1973 edition, where he played the Fred MacMurray character opposite Miss Burnett's Barbara Stanwyck impersonation in a parody of the 1944 film noir "Double Indemnity"; Miss Burnett's version was called "Double Calamity.") The frequency of Mr. Lawrence's appearances on "The Carol Burnett Show" led some people to mistakenly assume he was a regular, in much the same way that frequent "Saturday Night Live" guest host Steve Martin's recurring appearances led many to erroneously believe that the "Wild and Crazy Guy" was a regular on that sketch show.
        (6) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: After the notice of where to send for studio audience tickets, the full production crew credits are shown, in what was a rare occasion at this point; even so, GSN, by force of habit, was unable to refrain from its disgraceful "crunching" of the screen on its January 11, 2009 airing of this episode, in what is unfortunately commonplace for the cable and satellite channel.
        (7) Following the January 11, 2009 airing of tonight's show, GSN ran the October 15, 1957 edition of "To Tell the Truth," hosted by Bud Collyer, with the panel of Polly Bergen, Ralph Bellamy, Kitty Carlisle and Hy Gardner. The first game featured University of Virginia football team captain Jim Bakhtiar (nicknamed "The Iranian Prince") and two impostors; the second game featured Washington, D.C. housewife Mrs. Lynwood Finley (who was named Mrs. America 1958) and two impostors; and the third game featured Ronald LeRoy Overacker (a Los Angeles lifeguard who was once famed 1930s child actor Baby LeRoy) and two impostors. - W-B (2009)

      • REVIEW: For a while, it looked as if this was going to be a really disastrous night for the panel, but it wound up being a .500 performance for them. In the first game, the panel was utterly stumped by the very handsome looking garbage collector. The thing that probably killed them was that once again they concentrated on the product rather than the service. Unfortunately, that turned out to be their undoing. In the second game, the panel was again stumped, this time by Nicholas Orloff, the chief interpreter for the United Nations. After the game, Bennett sheepishly admitted that he once published a book written by Orloff. Interestingly enough, one of the two mystery guests for the evening, Eydie Gorme, who was appearing on the show with her husband Steve Lawrence, once worked as a United Nations interpreter herself. As for the round itself, Dorothy got the correct guess when she pretty much blurted out that it was Steve and Eydie. The duo was on the show to promote their summer replacement series for the "Steve Allen Show." Of course, it was Steve who helped give the duo their first bit of national exposure. In the final game, Bennett made the last second save and correctly guessed that the contestant from England was a bus conductor. What made it so dramatic was the fact that John was about to flip over the rest of the cards to signify that they had run out of time. However, John flipped all of them anyway, because she had come from so far away. And so, after a rough start, the panel came back in a big way. - Sargebri (2005)

        STEVE LAWRENCE: Little did anyone know at the time, but this was the first of many appearances for Steve Lawrence on the show. He appeared not only as a mystery guest, but in later years, he would prove to be a pretty good panelist as well. Ironically, Steve's lovely wife Eydie never appeared on the panel. She did have a very interesting solo turn as a mystery guest. What made it so interesting was the fact that Steve was on the panel that night. It also contained a very funny moment when Steve innocently asked her, "Are you the mother of my children?" - Sargebri (2005)

        Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme have been husband and wife since December 29, 1957. - Suzanne (2003)

      • NOTABLE INTRODUCTIONS:
        AF - "I have introduced a great many people in the 8 years that I've been on "What's My Line?", but none with more pleasure than I introduce my husband, Martin Gabel." (Awwww!!!)
        BC - "Well, every television show but this one has a leading man. We have a MISleading man and here he is, John Charles Daly."
        ARLENE MOMENT:
        During the questioning of Mr. Fogle's "product" (har har)...
        AF: "Is this something that it holds a liquid of any form?"
        DF: "Sometimes."
        DK: "But Martin and I won't use it!" (based on previous answers they had each been given.)
        AF: "Well, if you and Martin won't use it, it isn't the liquid I had in mind!!" (LOL - Big laugh from Dorothy!!!)
        DOROTHY MOMENT = More proof she is very funny:
        After 8 "no" answers (practically in a row), Dorothy quips, "Mr. Orloff...do you WORK???"
        CONTROVERSIAL MOMENT:
        During the questioning of Mr. Orloff, the answer had been "no" when he was asked if he worked for the government.
        BC: "The reason I questioned you before John, was I thought that anyone who worked for the U.N. was doing some kind of government work."
        JD: "The question was 'do you work for THE government' - as it was posed."
        BC: (frowning and unconvinced) "Was it.. all right..."
        JD: "Sorry old boy - stiff upper lip, though! And now we have blush pink..." (referring to both the color of Bennett's embarrassed cheeks, and the color of Eydie Gorme's dress)
        BC: "Not at all, I'm not sure you're right...!" (Poor John!!! LOL!)
        FAREWELL MOMENT:
        BC: "On behalf of several of the publishers in New York, would that pajama girl who was on last Sunday please send in her telephone number?" (Dear, dear Bennett. You just gotta love him! He sure loves the pretty women!) - fiveninegal (2003)

      • Panel: Arlene Francis, Martin Gabel, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.

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