What's My Line?

Season 10 Episode 47

EPISODE #474

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jul 26, 1959 on CBS
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EPISODE #474
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Game 1: Mrs. Mirja Rose - "Lifeguard at Y.M.C.A." (salaried; she works at the YMCA's co-ed pool in downtown Portland, Oregon; from Portland, OR)

Game 2: Mrs. Catherine Conrad - "Operates Lie Detector" (self-employed; the majority of her work is done for private organizations; John speculated that she might be the only woman in this line of work; from Boston, MA)

Game 3: Cliff Arquette (12/28/1905 - 9/23/1974) (as Mystery Guest) He appears as his rumpled character Charley Weaver.
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    John Daly

    John Daly

    Moderator (1950-1967)

    Arlene Francis

    Arlene Francis

    Regular Panelist (1950-1967)

    Bennett Cerf

    Bennett Cerf

    Regular Panelist (1951-1967)

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Regular Panelist (1950-1965)

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • John: (as "Charley Weaver" leaves the stage) A wonderful character, and a wonderful man playing him.

      • Bennett: Miss Rose, you remind me of the old Gertrude Stein poem, "A rose is a rose is a rose." (There is silence and then a bit of a confused chuckle from the audience as Arlene reacts.)
        Arlene: Well, that's swell!
        (Bennett starts to ask his next question as John interrupts.)
        John: Bennett, you remind me of the old German drinking song, "A stein is a stein is a stein!"

    • NOTES (5)

      • FLIP REPORT: Tonight, John did not increase any dollar amounts won by flipping cards for any of the contestants. - agent_0042 (2009)

      • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR AND ANNOUNCER WATCH: For this, the first of 77 pre-taped "WML?" episodes over the next eight years, the chief sponsor was Kellogg's; and with Dorothy on the far end of the panel desk (to the viewer's left side), announcer Hal Simms utilized the "award-winning panel of 'What's My Line?'" variant of the intro.
        (2) "WML?" VIDEOTAPE WATCH - #1 OF 77: This was an historic occasion in that this was the first episode of "WML?" to be videotaped in advance of the air date, for the reasons given over the next few episodes. This development would ensure, among other things, that John Daly would host every single remaining edition to the end of the show's run, thus keeping the total number of episodes he missed down to four.
        (3) TALLY OF THE TAPE: Following is a full list of the pre-taped episodes that aired from tonight up to near the end of "WML?'s" CBS run (with recording dates in parentheses). With a few exceptions, the episodes were recorded on the same night as, and prior to, the evening's live transmission):

        (Information Source: Suzanne's copy of the "Official Show Logs" for "CBS WML?" as kept by "Gil Fates and Staff")

        THE SEVENTY-SEVEN PRERECORDED (PRE-TAPED) EPISODES OF "WHAT'S MY LINE?"

        (01) EPISODE #474 of July 26, 1959 (recorded July 12, 1959; John Daly in Russia)
        (02) EPISODE #475 of August 2, 1959 (recorded July 19, 1959; John Daly in Russia)
        (03) EPISODE #496 of January 3, 1960 (recorded December 13, 1959)
        (04) EPISODE #502 of February 21, 1960 (recorded February 14, 1960)
        (05) EPISODE #513 of May 15, 1960 (recorded May 8, 1960)
        (06) EPISODE #521 of July 10, 1960 (recorded July 3, 1960)
        (07) EPISODE #544 of December 25, 1960 (recorded December 18, 1960)
        (08) EPISODE #573 of July 16, 1961 (recorded April 30, 1961; first "summer break" episode)
        (09) EPISODE #574 of July 23, 1961 (recorded May 14, 1961)
        (10) EPISODE #575 of July 30, 1961 (recorded May 21, 1961)
        (11) EPISODE #576 of August 13, 1961 (recorded May 28, 1961)
        (12) EPISODE #577 of August 20, 1961 (recorded June 4, 1961)
        (13) EPISODE #578 of August 27, 1961 (recorded June 11, 1961)
        (14) EPISODE #587 of November 5, 1961 (recorded October 22, 1961)
        (15) EPISODE #594 of December 24, 1961 (recorded December 17, 1961)
        (16) EPISODE #595 of December 31, 1961 (recorded December 3, 1961)
        (17) EPISODE #624 of July 29, 1962 (recorded May 6, 1962)
        (18) EPISODE #625 of August 5, 1962 (recorded March 4, 1962)
        (19) EPISODE #626 of August 12, 1962 (recorded May 27, 1962)
        (20) EPISODE #627 of August 19, 1962 (recorded March 25, 1962)
        (21) EPISODE #628 of August 26, 1962 (recorded June 17, 1962)
        (22) EPISODE #629 of September 2, 1962 (recorded April 15, 1962)
        (23) EPISODE #644 of December 23, 1962 (recorded December 16, 1962)
        (24) EPISODE #651 of February 20, 1963 (recorded January 20, 1963)
        (25) EPISODE #673 of July 21, 1963 (recorded July 14, 1963)
        (26) EPISODE #674 of July 28, 1963 (recorded February 17, 1963)
        (27) EPISODE #675 of August 4, 1963 (recorded March 3, 1963)
        (28) EPISODE #676 of August 11, 1963 (recorded March 24, 1963)
        (29) EPISODE #677 of August 18, 1963 (recorded April 14, 1963)
        (30) EPISODE #678 of August 25, 1963 (recorded May 5, 1963)
        (31) EPISODE #679 of September 1, 1963 (recorded June 23, 1963)
        (32) EPISODE #689 of December 1, 1963 (recorded November 3, 1963; "WML?" preempted that night)
        (33) EPISODE #691 of December 15, 1963 (recorded December 8, 1963)
        (34) EPISODE #692 of December 22, 1963 (recorded December 15, 1963)
        (35) EPISODE #693 of December 29, 1963 (recorded December 15, 1963)
        (36) EPISODE #724 of August 2, 1964 (recorded February 16, 1964)
        (37) EPISODE #725 of August 9, 1964 (recorded March 22, 1964)
        (38) EPISODE #726 of August 16, 1964 (recorded April 19, 1964)
        (39) EPISODE #727 of August 23, 1964 (recorded May 10, 1964)
        (40) EPISODE #728 of August 30, 1964 (recorded June 7, 1964)
        (41) EPISODE #729 of September 6, 1964 (recorded June 28, 1964)
        (42) EPISODE #743 of December 20, 1964 (recorded December 13, 1964)
        (43) EPISODE #744 of December 27, 1964 (recorded November 22, 1964)
        (44) EPISODE #771 of July 4, 1965 (recorded June 27, 1965)
        (45) EPISODE #775 of August 1, 1965 (recorded February 28, 1965)
        (46) EPISODE #776 of August 8, 1965 (recorded March 21, 1965)
        (47) EPISODE #777 of August 15, 1965 (recorded April 11, 1965)
        (48) EPISODE #778 of August 22, 1965 (recorded May 23, 1965)
        (49) EPISODE #779 of August 29, 1965 (recorded June 13, 1965)
        (50) EPISODE #780 of September 5, 1965 (recorded May 2, 1965)
        (51) EPISODE #794 of December 12, 1965 (recorded November 21, 1965)
        (52) EPISODE #796 of December 26, 1965 (recorded December 19, 1965)
        (53) EPISODE #797 of January 2, 1966 (recorded December 12, 1965)
        (54) EPISODE #814 of May 16, 1966 (recorded April 3, 1966)
        (55) EPISODE #820 of July 3, 1966 (recorded June 26, 1966)
        (56) EPISODE #824 of July 31, 1966 (recorded May 1, 1966; "WML?" preempted that night)
        (57) EPISODE #825 of August 7, 1966 (recorded May 1, 1966; "WML?" preempted that night)
        (58) EPISODE #826 of August 14, 1966 (recorded May 22, 1966; "WML?" preempted that night)
        (59) EPISODE #827 of August 21, 1966 (recorded May 22, 1966; "WML?" preempted that night)
        (60) EPISODE #828 of August 28, 1966 (recorded June 12, 1966)
        (61) EPISODE #829 of September 4, 1966 (recorded July 17, 1966; last black-and-white episode)
        (62) EPISODE #834 of October 16, 1966 (recorded October 2, 1966)
        (63) EPISODE #835 of October 23, 1966 (recorded Monday, October 17, 1966)
        (64) EPISODE #836 of November 13, 1966 (recorded Monday, October 17, 1966)
        (65) EPISODE #837 of November 20, 1966 (recorded Monday, October 31, 1966)
        (66) EPISODE #842 of December 25, 1966 (recorded December 18, 1966)
        (67) EPISODE #843 of January 1, 1967 (recorded December 4, 1966)
        (68) EPISODE #850 of February 19, 1967 (recorded February 12, 1967)
        (69) EPISODE #856 of April 9, 1967 (recorded March 5, 1967; played early due to AFTRA strike)
        (70) EPISODE #858 of April 23, 1967 (recorded April 16, 1967)
        (71) EPISODE #861 of May 14, 1967 (recorded May 7, 1967)
        (72) EPISODE #867 of July 2, 1967 (recorded June 18, 1967; preempted in New York City only)
        (73) EPISODE #871 of July 30, 1967 (recorded July 9, 1967)
        (74) EPISODE #872 of August 6, 1967 (recorded March 26, 1967)
        (75) EPISODE #873 of August 13, 1967 (recorded May 21, 1967)
        (76) EPISODE #874 of August 20, 1967 (recorded June 4, 1967)
        (77) EPISODE #875 of August 27, 1967 (recorded July 23, 1967; in production order, last prerecorded episode)

        Of this list, only EPISODE #856 is among the 16 post-1952 episodes whose kinescopes have become lost to history.
        (4) CLIFF "CHARLEY WEAVER" ARQUETTE - PART I: With his appearance tonight, Cliff Arquette (aka "Charley Weaver") becomes the third major future "square" of the 1966-1980, Peter Marshall-hosted version of "The Hollywood Squares" (after Wally Cox and George Gobel) to appear on "WML?" In later years, future occasional "squares" such as Buddy Hackett and Joey Bishop would become frequent fixtures on "WML?" However, a few significant "squares" made no appearances whatsoever on the CBS "WML?," but did appear as mystery guests within the run of the 1968-1975 syndicated incarnation: Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam and, perhaps the most famous of all, "center square" Paul Lynde. As for the master of "The Hollywood Squares," Peter Marshall, his "WML?" connection was likewise confined solely to the syndicated version; he appeared as a guest panelist once in 1971, and as a mystery guest three times between 1973 and 1974. Unfortunately, another early "square," Abby Dalton, did not appear on either version of "WML?"
        (5) CLIFF "CHARLEY WEAVER" ARQUETTE - PART II: Besides his frequent appearances on "The Jack Paar Show" (aka "Tonight Starring Jack Paar" and "The Jack Paar Tonight Show") during this period, Mr. Arquette played his "Charley Weaver" persona on his own series, "Hobby Lobby," which ran on ABC from September 30, 1959 to March 23, 1960. Since "WML?'s" own John Daly was still anchoring the news on ABC at the time, this made him and Mr. Arquette network-mates for an all-too-brief period of time. Incidentally, this was to be Mr. Arquette's only "WML?" appearance (this made Dorothy's question of whether he ever appeared on the panel all the more ironic). His lower-third overlay utilized his "Charley Weaver" character's name, and he likewise signed his name on the board as such.
        (6) "WML?" OVERLAY FONT WATCH: All overlays this evening were set in the usual Futura Demi Bold, but aside from mystery guest Cliff Arquette's lower-third overlay which was displayed as "Charley Weaver," special mention should be made of the first contestant's overlay, where the "M" in "Y.M.C.A." was considerably larger than the type size of the rest of the overlay -- done that way to bring attention to the fact that she was employed by the Y.M.C.A., not the Y.W.C.A., which would have been expected at this period in time.
        (7) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: Following the United Airlines travel arrangements plug, the end credits only go up to set designer Willard Levitas' art card slide (after lingering for an abnormally long period of time on director Franklin Heller's card). In the spirit of former "WML?" mystery guest Jackie Gleason's birthday (he was born February 26, 1916), however, GSN's naggingly incessant "crunching" of the screen on its February 26, 2009 airing of this episode once again earned the cable and satellite channel a potential trip to the moon.
        (8) Following GSN's February 26, 2009 airing of tonight's show, the cable and satellite channel reran the March 3, 1959 edition of "To Tell the Truth." Filling in this week for host Bud Collyer was Sonny Fox, who was perhaps most famous as the host of the Sunday morning children's show "Wonderama" on WNEW-TV (Channel 5) in New York from 1959 to 1967 (he in turn was succeeded on that show by the even better-known Bob McAllister). As for the cross-examining panel, they were comprised of Betty White, Ralph Bellamy, Kitty Carlisle and Tom Poston. The first game featured Associated Press' White House correspondent Marvin Arrowsmith (who was president of the White House Correspondents Association) and two impostors; the second game featured Dr. Ahmed Abdel Megeed Idris (approximate spelling; a dentist and major in the Sudanese army) and two impostors; and the third game featured physicist and bobsled champion Dr. Arthur Tyler and two impostors. - W-B (2005, updated 2009)

      • REVIEW: After the previous week's spectacular performance, the panel came crashing back down to earth "big time" as they had a very poor night. Only the mystery guest round gave them some redemption. In the first game, they were absolutely stumped by the pretty young YMCA lifeguard. In fact, the closest they got was in figuring out that she had something to do with education, which was probably correct, since she most likely taught swimming or first aid to the patrons. In the second game, the panel performed no better, as they were totally stumped by the polygraph operator. Arlene did get close, though, when she asked if detection was part of the guest's work. In the post game chat, Bennett took an opportunity to "stick it to John" by saying that if John were hooked up to a lie detector machine, he probably would wind up breaking it. In a move that saved the panel from a total shut-out, the panel made up for their previous poor performances by correctly nabbing a win in the mystery guest round. However, mystery guest Charley Weaver gave them a lot of help when he called Arlene "sweetie." After that huge hint, the cat was out of the bag. Charley was on the show to promote his book "Letters to Mama." He also talked about the record album he was about to release. Weaver's hilarious appearance definitely eased the pain of what had been - up to that point - a disastrous night for the panel. Since there was no time for a fourth game, the evening ended on this happy note. - Sargebri (2005)

      • During the questioning of Miss Conrad:
        FEEL THE TENSION IN THE AIR
        DK: "Do you have any product involved in what you do?"
        JD: "Any what?"
        DK: "Product. Is there any product involved in what you do?"
        JD: "Well, this again raises a difficult area, ummm..."
        DK: (challenging) "It never has before."
        JD: "Well, there is involved a product but there is no direct dealing in a product in terms of the making of or selling of, so I'll give you a 'no,' how's that? 1 down and 9 to go."
        DK: "You're the boss." (You MUST watch Dorothy's expression after John gives her a 'no.' Her subtext is definitely censored!)
        ADORABLE MARTIN
        Mr. Gabel's blindfold broke, so he had to borrow a lovely pearl-lined mask from Arlene. It was very cute indeed! - fiveninegal (2003)

      • Cliff Arquette appears as his character "Charley Weaver." Cliff is the grandfather of Rosanna Arquette, Patricia Arquette and David Arquette. He was well-known as an actor and later a panelist on "The Hollywood Squares." - Suzanne (2003)

        From Gil Fates' logs, we know this episode was taped on July 12, 1959. John Daly was in Russia. For more information about the Russia trip, see the notes to EPISODE #476 of August 9, 1959. - Suzanne (2003)

        Panel: Arlene Francis, Martin Gabel, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.

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