What's My Line?

Season 10 Episode 33


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Apr 19, 1959 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR AND ANNOUNCER WATCH: This evening's main sponsor is Kellogg's cereals. And this was the week where announcer Hal Simms used the "award-winning 'What's My Line?' panel" variation of the intro.
      (2) HERMIONE GINGOLD: The gravelly-voiced actress makes the first of two "WML?" appearances tonight -- both times as a mystery guest. Amazingly, despite her being on Dorothy's "enemies list," Miss Gingold's other appearance, on EPISODE #680 of September 8, 1963, also saw her and the "Voice of Broadway" cross paths. Hermione was in two legendary movies in 1958 -- "Gigi" (as "Madame Alvarez") and "Bell, Book and Candle" (as "Bianca de Passe").
      (3) "WML?" END CREDITS NOSTALGIA AND CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: Not only is the pre-1958 "In association with the CBS Television Network" card still accidentally being shown in the end credits (for the fourth week in a row), but tonight, in a nostalgic double-header, the production staff also accidentally showed the card, used until EPISODE #432 of September 14, 1958, which credited Bob Bach as coordinator of production and Frances Trocaine as program manager, when they are now the show's associate producers. Apart from those vintage glitches, the complete production crew credits were shown tonight after the travel arrangements plug for United Airlines. Yet, as always, GSN truly meant to "crunch" the screen on their February 13, 2009 (Friday the 13th!) airing of this episode, which was always unlucky for the viewing audience no matter what day it was.
      (4) Immediately subsequent to the February 13, 2009 airing of tonight's show, GSN repeated the August 5, 1958 edition of "To Tell the Truth," with host Bud Collyer and his merry band of "cross-examiners," once again comprised of Polly Bergen, Tom Ewell, Kitty Carlisle and Hy Gardner (as it had been two weeks before). The first game featured Senor Giacomo Gambino (an Italian sleeping car attendant on the Rome-Paris express train) and two impostors; the second game featured Ellen Church (the world's first airline stewardess, who also served in the Army Nurse Corps' air evacuation service in World War II) and two impostors; and the third game featured Clarence "Honey" Craven (ringmaster of Madison Square Garden's National Horse Show and other horse shows across the country) and two impostors. - W-B (2009)