What's My Line?

Season 10 Episode 35


Aired Sunday 10:30 PM May 03, 1959 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR AND ANNOUNCER WATCH: A new Kellogg's opening segment debuts with tonight's episode. And this week, the "award-winning panel of 'What's My Line?'" variation of the intro was utilized by announcer Hal Simms.
      (2) "WML?" END CREDITS AND CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: The "A CBS Television Network Production" card has returned to the end credits for the first time since EPISODE #457, and the card indicating Bob Bach and Frances Trocaine as associate producers has likewise returned. Also, tonight's episode was directed by S. Robert Rowe, who was filling in for Franklin Heller. Other than that, the complete production crew credits were in full display tonight, following the United Airlines plug -- but GSN, displaying their usual heartlessness which went entirely against the spirit of Valentine's Day, February 14, 2009, when this episode was last repeated, "crunched" such display with their usual distortion of the picture's aspect ratio and size, and elimination of the original vintage audio.
      (3) GSN's February 14, 2009 airing of tonight's show was followed by the August 19, 1958 edition of "To Tell the Truth," hosted by Bud Collyer, with the panel consisting of Dana Wynter, Hans Conried, Kitty Carlisle and Hy Gardner. (Mr. Conried only made one more set of "TTTT" appearances, on the daytime edition, for the week of July 16, 1962.) The first game featured John Robert Russell, 13th Duke of Bedford, and two impostors; the second game featured harness racer Miss Gerry Spencer (possibly Geraldine; approximate spelling) and two impostors; and the third game featured Tommy Chu (or possibly Tommy Hsu; spelling unknown but phonetically it sounded like Tommy Shoe; a former lieutenant general in the Chinese Nationalist Army during World War II, who at the time of this "TTTT" episode ran the Green Lantern Chinese restaurant on Lexington Avenue in New York City) and two impostors. - W-B (2009)

      THE DUKE OF BEDFORD ON AUGUST 19, 1958 "TTTT": John Robert Russell made a second appearance on a Goodson-Todman show when he was a contestant in the first game of "What's My Line?" EPISODE #589 of November 19, 1961. His appearances on these game shows were almost three years apart from one another. - Suzanne (2009)