YEEEEE HAAAAWWWW! "WML" deserved each and every award it ever won - I love it, love it, love it!! This particular episode is a TERRIFIC example of perfect television.
AF: "The gentleman I'm about to introduce is soon to be seen in the best comic performance I have ever seen in my cluttered lifetime in an enormously funny picture, Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot," Mr. Jack Lemmon!" (I agree with Arlene - Jack is BRILLIANT in that film)
BC: "And now here's our panel moderator who has something very much in common with a very tough judge in San Francisco that I read about today, they both believe in very long sentences. John Charles Daly."
The panel was in VERY giddy spirits this evening! Arlene was SO FUNNY!! The fun begins with the first guest. AF: "Do you beautify them (his clients) from the neck up?" (yes) "Would you also beautify them in some way from the neck down?" (yes) Then with a gleam in her eye, she says, "Sounds like a handy little job you have!!" LOL!
Of course, a terrific episode wouldn't be complete without Miss K being adorable as well.
DK: "Do you advise women on either how to do their hair or how to dress or how to make up?" (yes) "Would you be considered a beauty consultant?" (yes) Great moment in which Dorothy, at first, looks like she is thinking, "AHA, I got it!" But then, after hearing nothing from John, she probes, "What else do I have to do?" Very cute moment! John gives in and reveals the specific line. He adds that the name of the contestant's charm school is "The Loretta Young Way." Arlene queries, "What is the Loretta Young way, Mr. Reinhart?" There is a long pause, so Dorothy jumps in and jokes, "Pay your money and find out, Arlene!" That got a BIG laugh!!
The second contesant was a curvacious (bleached) blonde who elicited many hoots and hollers from the audience.
AF: "Miss Kuykendall, you work for a profit making organization, don't you?" (no) "You don't?? CRAAAAZY!!" (LOL)
AF (to BC): "Did you ask, does she perform it more for men than for women?"
BC: "Yes - she said 'no'."
AF: "Well, then she's crazy!"
Next up is Jack....
JL: "It was probably established in my rattled mind because I haven't been listening as much as looking, but, it has been established that there is physical contact?" (smooth...)
Okay, next in line, Dorothy...
A very serious looking DK: "Do you ever administer drugs?" (yes) "Are you ever to be found...." Dorothy gets cut off by Arlene who found that question to be hilarious and let out a huge GUFFAW! Must see for the look on Dorothy's face as she looks over at AF to see what's going on!! And THEN, Arlene's expression! I was laughing just as hard as she was! Miss Francis jokes, "We know what part of the body THAT is!!!" Well, that comment rendered Dorothy completely speechless and she is visibly thrown off. Watch for her very cute laugh while she places her hand to her head to try and get back on track!
FRED KNOWS BEST
Mr. MacMurray was one of the FUNNIEST mystery guests ever! I've never seen him so animated! He was a scream!! Terrific voice he was using, that of a little old lady! (Although, one could still tell it was a man speaking.).
Jack asked if he had a picture that was going to open soon to which FM replied, "Yes, I have one that is going to open...that's why I'm here!!" (honest chap!) The panel wasn't too bright in guessing who it was - I believe they were at 5 down and 5 to go when BC queried, "Is the picture that you're going to star in going to open this week along Broadway?" Fred jumps at this with, "Noooo...nooo...it opens on the 19th." That CRACKED John up - and so did Fred's follow-up statement, "As a matter of fact, it's taken you so long, I thought I'd get it in before we got out of here and I wouldn't get it in at all!!" Arlene is next up but she says, "Well, Mr. Lemmon feels he has it - I'm going to pass it to him or the picture will open before we get the show off the air!" LOL!! Fabulous job Mr. MacMurray!!! Note from fiveninegal...attention viewers: Be sure not to miss the 1944 movie "Double Indemnity" in your lifetime. Trust me - it's an utterly brilliant example of perfect filmmaking.
BENNETT VS. JOHN
During the farewells - Bennett looks straight into the camera and announces, "You know, there's a word for a person that mounts butterflies and I'm sure John is going to tell you what it is. John?"
Cut to John who answers - without missing a BEAT mind you - "A lepidopterist." Totally taken aback, Bennett gives out a huge laugh, which in turn sends Mr. Daly into hysterics. But, John quickly recovers and says to the folks at home, "You see, Bennett publishes a dictionary. This makes him very difficult to get along with sometimes. Thank you Bennett!!"
Can you feel the love? - fiveninegal (2003)