What's My Line?

Season 11 Episode 5

EPISODE #484

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Oct 04, 1959 on CBS
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EPISODE #484
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Game 1: LCDR M. L. Davison, USN - "Hurricane Hunter (U.S. Navy Flier)" (salaried; Lieutenant Commander Morgan L. Davison flies propeller airplanes into hurricanes for weather research for the U.S. Navy; he pilots the Lockheed Radar Super Constellation airplane, a modified Super Connie equipped with radar; he has been a member of the Early Warning Squadron 4 for over a year; he mentioned Hurricane Gracie and Hurricane Hannah; from Jacksonville, Florida)

Game 2: Mrs. Carita Mann - "Sells Money Belts" (salaried; she works for the Mark-Tex Products Company; from New York, NY)

Game 3: George Montgomery (8/29/1916 - 12/12/2000) & Dinah Shore (2/29/1916 - 2/24/1994) (as Mystery Guest Duo) George signed in as "Mr. & Mrs. George Montgomery" while the overlay screen showed their individual names.
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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)

    George Montgomery

    George Montgomery

    Mystery Guest Duo

    Guest Star

    Dinah Shore

    Dinah Shore

    Mystery Guest Duo

    Guest Star

    Mort Sahl

    Mort Sahl

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

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      • 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: The primary sponsor this evening is Kellogg's, and announcer Hal Simms has utilized the "award-winning panel of 'What's My Line?'" wording on the intro.
        (2) GEORGE MONTGOMERY & DINAH SHORE: Tonight's show marked the only "WML?" appearance of the former, and the only still-extant appearance of the latter. First on Dinah, whose Sunday night variety show was starting its fourth season on "another network" (aka NBC): Her first "WML?" appearance, on Fred Allen's swan-song EPISODE #301 of March 11, 1956, has become lost to history, while the rest of that episode has survived. This was more fortunate than her final appearance, on EPISODE #800 of January 23, 1966, where the entire episode no longer exists. Miss Shore was a Sunday night institution on the "Peacock Network" until 1961, when she decided to end her association with Chevrolet and move her show to another night; this enabled a Western that had its debut in this year (1959), "Bonanza," to take her old slot, and thus wreak havoc on any show that CBS offered in the Sunday at 9:00 to 10:00 PM time slot up to early 1967. "Bonanza" was the first major Western to be filmed in color, and the first TV show in America to have all its episodes filmed in color; however, none of the show's stars (Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon) made any "WML?" appearances at any point in its CBS run, nor did they make any known appearances on the 1968-1975 syndicated version. Meanwhile, as to Mr. Montgomery, about a decade after his divorce from Dinah, he appeared in a long-running series of commercials for Pledge cleaning spray; these ads were the source of many a parody, including one on the October 6, 1973 edition of "The Carol Burnett Show," with series regular Lyle Waggoner as "George Gontmomery," where his "self-made" furniture collapsed the moment he applied the spray.
        (3) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: Following the travel arrangements plug for United Airlines (or, as it was known in those days, United Air Lines), tonight's end credits went only so far as the art card slide for director Franklin Heller, and no farther. And as if GSN's viewing audience didn't have enough headaches with the switch to Daylight Saving Time at the time of its March 8, 2009 airing of this episode, the cable and satellite channel compounded the problem with their ritualistic and demonic "crunching" of the screen -- which left their viewers with a full-blown migraine.
        (4) Following GSN's March 8, 2009 airing of tonight's show, the cable and satellite channel reran the July 21, 1959 edition of "To Tell the Truth," hosted by Bud Collyer, with the panel of cross-examiners this week comprised of Jayne Meadows, Mitch Miller (making his "TTTT" panel debut), Kitty Carlisle and Tom Poston. The first game featured "self-made millionaire" real estate developer William Nickerson (spelling verified; while working for the phone company, he turned $1000 into a million dollars and authored a best-selling book in 1959 about his seventeen years' worth of experiences, titled, "How I Turned $1,000 Into a Million in Real Estate -- In My Spare Time") and two impostors; the second game featured Baroness Tamara Von Mueffling (spelling verified; a member of nobility from Bogota, Colombia who was an airline stewardess and a travelling caviar sales representative) and two impostors; and the third game featured Stanley Einzig (spelling verified: a professional photographer specializing in portraits and weddings, who was also a beekeeper on the side as a hobby) and two impostors. - W-B (2009)

      • REVIEW: After several weeks of either poor or mediocre performances, the panel had a great night this particular evening as they pulled off a perfecto. Dorothy got things rolling in the first game when she correctly figured out that the navy commander was a hurricane hunter. In fact, he had just flown through one a few days earlier. Dolly Mae also had a correct guess in the second game as well. Arlene figured out that the contestant had something to do with money belts, but it was Dorothy who correctly guessed that she sold them. The great performance was capped off in the mystery guest round as Bennett correctly identified George Montgomery and his lovely wife Dinah Shore. Even though they probably weren't on WML to particularly promote it, they did talk about Dinah's highly popular 1956-1963 variety show, "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show," where she sang her famous theme song, "See the U.S.A. (in Your Chevrolet)" They also talked about the dress she wore on her program and soon everything broke down into a very humorous conversation about fashion. This definitely put a wonderful capper on a great night. - Sargebri (2005)

        MYSTERY GUESTS: George Montgomery and Dinah Shore were married for almost 20 years, from 1943 until their divorce in 1963. However, George wasn't the only one who fell head-over-heels for Dinah. Long after her divorce, in the late 1970's, she began a passionate love affair with one of Hollywood's sexiest stars, Burt Reynolds. It began when Burt was a guest on Dinah's syndicated afternoon talk show, and while he was being interviewed, he kept inviting her to spend the weekend together with him. Eventually, the two spent more than a weekend together, as they wound up carrying on a very open love affair. What really raised eyebrows was the fact that Dinah was 19 years older than Burt. Eventually, the May-December relationship ended, but the two remained close. Burt later admitted that she was the one great love in his life. As for George, he and Dinah also remained close. In fact, he was at her beside when she died from ovarian cancer in 1994. - Sargebri (2005)

        HURRICANE SEASON: One of the ironic things about this episode was the fact that the second contestant was a hurricane hunter. What made it so ironic was the fact that when GSN aired this episode in October 2005, America was experiencing one of the worst hurricane seasons in history. A few weeks before this episode aired, New Orleans had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina, and a couple of weeks later, the less destructive but just as dangerous Hurricane Rita hit Texas. Also, the week this episode aired, Hurricane Wilma was bearing down on the Florida coast. - Sargebri (2005)

      • George Montgomery and Dinah Shore were married from December 1943 until their divorce in May 1963. - Suzanne (2003)

        Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Mort Sahl, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

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