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What's My Line?

Season 11 Episode 10

EPISODE #489

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Nov 08, 1959 on CBS
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EPISODE #489
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Game 1: Mr. E. A. F. Holm - "Inspector in Royal Canadian Mounted Police" (salaried; this Canadian Mountie is dressed in full uniform and the panel is blindfolded, but the regular questioning format is used; he is a liaison officer who is stationed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; he donated his game winnings to the international humanitarian organization CARE)

Game 2: Miss Birute Macezinskas - "Makes Lollipops" (salaried; she works for Barton's Candy Company; originally from Lithuania; currently from Brooklyn, NY)

Game 3: Joanne Woodward (b. 2/27/1930) & Paul Newman (1/26/1925 - 9/26/2008) (as Mystery Guest Duo, and they sign each other's names)
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SUBMIT REVIEW
    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)

    Joanne Woodward

    Joanne Woodward

    Mystery Guest Duo

    Guest Star

    Paul Newman

    Paul Newman

    Mystery Guest Duo

    Guest Star

    Art Linkletter

    Art Linkletter

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Arlene: Why don't you ask them about their baby, John? They're always quite elegant on the subject.
        Joanne Woodward: Oh, she ate a cigarette the other day!

      • Art Linkletter: (regarding lollipops) So, this can be eaten by animals and Bennett Cerf, you say?

    • NOTES (5)

      • PAUL NEWMAN TRIBUTE: GSN aired this episode on 10/04/2008 (in the afternoon) and again on 10/5/2008 (in the regular overnight time slot) as part of a tribute to Paul Newman, after his death on 9/26/2008. This episode has now been broadcast four times as a part of various tribute airings. - cattaur (2008)

        FLIP REPORT: In the first game, John flipped the sole remaining card for the first contestant at nine down. Dorothy had identified this contestant as being associated with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but the panel never figured out the exact position of "inspector." This contestant donated his full winnings to CARE, an international humanitarian organization. - agent_0042 (2008)

      • (1) GSN AIRS TRIBUTE TO ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS: GSN aired this episode on March 5, 2006 as part of a six-hour-long daytime tribute tying in to Academy Awards night. The tribute lineup that aired was as follows:
        a. "WML?" EPISODE #784 of October 3, 1965; with separate mystery guests Sean Connery and Henry Fonda.
        b. "WML?" EPISODE #844 of January 8, 1967; with mystery guest Jane Fonda.
        c. "WML?" EPISODE #489 of November 8, 1959; with mystery guest duo Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman.
        d. "Password" (daytime edition), May 16, 1967, with celebrity panelists Elizabeth Montgomery and Martin Landau.
        e. "He Said, She Said" from 1970; with John Davidson, Sally Field, Nanette Fabray, Alejandro Rey and their respective spouses.
        f. "WML?" (syndicated version, color); with Michael Caine as mystery guest; taped May 14, 1970.
        g. "Match Game PM" from 1979; with panelists Bart Braverman, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Rita Moreno, Bill Daily and Patti Deutsch.
        h. "WML?" (syndicated version, color); with Gene Hackman ("Star of Film 'The French Connection'") as mystery guest; taped October 14, 1971.
        i. "I've Got a Secret" (syndicated 1972-1973 version, hosted by Steve Allen) with guest celebrity Cliff Robertson.
        j. "WML?" (syndicated version, color); with Dustin Hoffman as mystery guest and Joel Grey as guest panelist; taped December 10, 1968.
        k. "Password Plus" (from July 1979); with Patty Duke and Bill Cullen as guests.
        l. "Match Game '76" (from March 1976); with George Kennedy as guest panelist with fellow panelists Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Lee Meriwether, Richard Dawson and Betty White.
        (2) GSN AIRDATE HISTORY: "WML?" EPISODE #489 has been aired by GSN on March 20, 2002; May 17, 2003; September 12, 2003; October 25, 2005; March 5, 2006; October 4, 2008; October 5, 2008; and March 13, 2009.
        (3) END CREDITS THEME WATCH: For the 2005 and earlier airings, for the fifth straight week, "The Toy Trumpet" is used in place of and instead of "Rollercoaster" as the closing theme song. However, when this episode was shown on October 4 and 5, 2008 as part of a tribute to Paul Newman, this alternate music was drowned out in favor of GSN's by-now customary practice of "crunching" the end credits and replacing the original audio with their own lackluster advertisements. This "credits crunch" abomination also plagued GSN's March 13, 2009 regular rotation airing of this episode.
        (4) PAUL NEWMAN TRIBUTE: GSN aired this episode during the daytime on October 4, 2008 at 4:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time), and again in the usual "Black and White Overnight" time slot of 3:30 AM (Eastern Standard Time) on October 5, 2008, as a tribute to Paul Newman, who died on September 26, 2008 at age 83. The October 5, 2008 airing preempted the April 13, 1954 edition of "The Name's the Same," which during the latter half of 2008 followed "WML?" in GSN's "Black and White Overnight" block. This episode was preceded by EPISODE #449 of January 25, 1959, which on the October 5, 2008 airing preempted "WML?" EPISODE #332 of October 14, 1956.
        (5) "WML?" SPONSOR AND ANNOUNCER WATCH: The main sponsor for this evening is Sunbeam appliances, for the third week in a row in this stretch; and the "award-winning 'What's My Line?' panel" wording was employed by announcer Hal Simms tonight.
        (6) MYSTERY GUESTS: This was Paul Newman's second and final "WML?" appearance, as well as the only appearance of his lovely wife, Joanne Woodward, to whom he was married from January 29, 1958 until his death. Mr. Newman was in only one film in 1959, "The Young Philadelphians," in which he played "Anthony Judson Lawrence"; Miss Woodward was in two movies this year, "The Sound and the Fury" and "The Fugitive Kind."
        (7) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: After the United Airlines travel arrangements plug, the full production crew credits are shown, right up to and including the art card for technical director Vernon Gamble and lighting director Charles Reinhard. As noted above, GSN's October 5, 2008 tribute airing and March 13, 2009 regular rotation airing of this episode were plagued by their unfortunately unsavory habit of "crunching" the end credits.
        (8) Following GSN's March 13, 2009 airing of tonight's show, the cable and satellite channel reran the October 1, 1959 airing of "To Tell the Truth," hosted by Bud Collyer, with the panel consisting of Polly Bergen, Don Ameche, Kitty Carlisle and Robert Q. Lewis. The first game featured songwriter Jimmie Driftwood (whose most famous composition, "The Battle of New Orleans, was a Number One hit for Johnny Horton in 1959; Mr. Horton was signed to the same label, Columbia Records, as Miss Bergen) and two impostors; the second game featured Natalie Kushnir (a Russian interpreter for the State Department, and one of three translators who travelled with Soviet premier Nikita S. Khrushchev on his recent trip to the United States) and two impostors; and the third game featured Victoria Van Hook (who was the youngest woman to win the women's water skiing world championship; she was 15 years old at the time) and two impostors. - W-B (2005, updated 2006, 2008 + 2009)

      • REVIEW: After the previous week's somewhat dismal performance, the panel bounced back nicely and got two out of three. In the first game, despite being blindfolded, Dorothy guessed that the first contestant was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. However, John showed his devious side and kept flipping the cards because the panel never identified the guest's correct position with the Mounties, which was that of inspector. However, John did explain the method to his madness when he said that whatever the inspector won on the show was to be given to the charitable organization CARE. The panel wasn't as lucky in the second game when they failed to guess that the lovely young lady from New York via Lithuania worked in a lollipop factory. They did rebound nicely in the mystery guest round when Arlene correctly identified Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward. Paul talked about his current play "Sweet Bird of Youth," and Joanne discussed her latest picture which was in post production, "The Fugitive Kind." She also grimaced at the memory of a Broadway play called "The Lovers" that she made early in her career that closed two days after it opened. Also brought up was Paul's upcoming trip to Israel, where he would be making the classic 1960 film "Exodus." And on that happy note, the panel did have a good night. - Sargebri (2005)

        SAD THING IN COMMON: The Newmans and guest panelist Art Linkletter do have something in common, and it is a tragedy that a lot of parents have faced. Sadly, they both lost children to drug abuse. In 1969, Art's daughter Diane was taking LSD, and in the middle of a trip, she jumped out of a window to her death. A few years later in 1978, Paul lost his only son Scott to drugs when he overdosed and died. As a result, they all became major advocates for the prevention of drug abuse. - Sargebri (2005)

      • Paul Newman promoted his Broadway play, "Sweet Bird of Youth." Joanne Woodward promoted her upcoming 1959 film, "The Fugitive Kind." She just finished filming in September. Joanne talks about her baby accidently eating a cigarette, and mentions that no harm was done. Paul and Joanne were married on January 29, 1958 and are still happily married as of 2005. - Suzanne (2005)

      • ART LINKLETTER TRIBUTE: On 5/17/2003, GSN aired this episode as a special tribute to Art Linkletter, who had received a special Lifetime Achievement Award during the 30th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Friday evening 5/16/2003. - Suzanne (2003)

        Art Linkletter (7/17/1912 - 5/26/2010)

        Panel: Arlene Francis, Art Linkletter, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.

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