What's My Line?

Season 10 Episode 35

EPISODE #462

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 03, 1959 on CBS

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    • REVIEW: After a well deserved week off due to being preempted by the showing of the live television spectacular, "Meet Me in St. Louis," it was back to work for the panel. After a slow start, the panel wound up having a pretty successful evening. In the first game, the panel was absolutely stumped by Chief Superintendent O'Mara of the Irish National Police. In fact, the panel was all over the map in guessing what he did, so much so that Bennett, who asked the final question, asked if he were involved with the Irish Sweepstakes. Ironically, they never asked if he was involved with the law. The closest they got was when they asked if he wore any special robe. In the post-game conversation, it was revealed that Superintendent O'Mara's real reason for being in New York was to visit his son. In the second game, the panel did much better as Arlene correctly guessed that Mrs. Bowring was a gold miner. However, most of the credit should go to Dorothy, who correctly identified that she was a miner. Unfortunately for Dorothy, she incorrectly guessed that the contestant was a silver miner instead of a gold miner. After the game, John mentioned that Mrs. Bowring was very closely associated with the Red Cross in New Guinea during World War II, and that she was known as "The First Lady of the South Pacific" to the Americans who were stationed there. John then flipped over all the cards, not just because she had traveled so far, but because she had a head cold. Upon her departure, in a great show of respect, the entire panel - including Dorothy and Arlene - stood up to shake her hand. In the mystery guest round, Arlene correctly identified Andy Griffith, who had deepened his rich voice to try to fool the panel. Andy was on the show to promote his current play "Destry Rides Again." Ironically, he mentioned the fact that "Destry" never carries a gun in the show. What made this ironic was that a year later, he would be playing another lawman that didn't carry a gun - in the person of "Sheriff Andy Taylor" on the classic 1960-1968 homespun sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show." So, after a slow start, the panel did wind up having a successful evening. - Sargebri (2005)

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