What's My Line?

Season 10 Episode 15


Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Dec 14, 1958 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: For tonight, the chief sponsor is Kellogg's and their advertising is prominently seen on the front of the panel desk.
      (2) STEVE ALLEN CAMEO: Tonight's show contained the first of only two appearances by Steve Allen in a role other than a panelist or mystery guest, when he made his cameo tonight. The second occurrence happened on EPISODE #818 of June 19, 1966, when he was a regular contestant in connection with another of his many trades, as a motorcycle and scooter salesman.
      (3) KATHRYN GRANT CROSBY - PART I: This proved to be the only "WML?" appearance by the second wife of "Der Bingle," Bing Crosby, who never appeared in any of "WML?'s" incarnations. In addition to her soon-to-be-released motion picture, "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad," Kathryn had appeared in another movie earlier in 1958, "Gunman's Walk." Her 1959 filmography consisted of "Anatomy of a Murder," "The Big Circus" and the animated "Mr. Magoo" feature "1001 Arabian Nights"; all three marked her final theatrical features to date. All her acting roles in the 1960's and 1970's were confined solely to television.
      (4) KATHRYN GRANT CROSBY - PART II: During the 1970's, she and hubby Bing Crosby appeared in a series of commercials for Minute Maid orange juice. This ad campaign was parodied by numerous comedy shows; one such spoof was featured on the "Carol Burnett Show" in a sketch from October 6, 1973, with impressionist John Byner as "Der Bingle" and singer Helen Reddy as "Mrs. Crosby," where at the end she poured a pitcher of orange juice all over him.
      (5) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: The end credits tonight cut off after executive producer Gil Fates' art card slide, following the travel arrangements plug for United Airlines. Needless to say, in the "Surprise! Surprise!" department, GSN's January 27, 2009 airing of this episode was once again plagued by its self-indulgent and loathsome "crunching" of the screen.
      (6) Following GSN's January 27, 2009 airing of tonight's show, the cable and satellite channel reran the February 11, 1958 edition of "To Tell the Truth" with host Bud Collyer and the panel consisting of Polly Bergen, Phil Silvers (making his first "TTTT" panel appearance), Kitty Carlisle and Hy Gardner. The first game featured Frank O'Leary (former jewel thief turned book reviewer) and two impostors; the second game featured Edgar "Tiger" Petrini (spelling verified; the youngest speed boat racing champion) and two impostors; and the third game featured Lowell Thomas, Jr. (film and television producer and son of Lowell Thomas, the world adventure traveller and CBS Radio commentator) and two impostors. - W-B (2009)