What's My Line?

Season 11 Episode 38


Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 22, 1960 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: PFC Mary Luksis (Miss Mary Luksis) - "Dental Technician for West Point Cadets" (salaried; she appeared in uniform; John said that she was also elected Queen of Armed Forced Week; from Lawrence, MA)

 Game 2: John Torp - "Runs Flea Circus" (self-employed; he is working at Palisades Park in New Jersey; John said that there are only 4 flea circuses in the world, and John Torp's mother also runs one in Copenhagen; originally from Denmark; currently, for the past 7 weeks, from Cliffside Park, NJ)

Game 3: June Allyson (10/17/1917 - 7/8/2006) (as Mystery Guest)

Game 4: Miss Sue Mandel - "Trombone Player" (self-employed; she is a musicians' union member, and she is also a student; John said she was elected "Miss Union, New Jersey" and will be entering the "Miss New Jersey" beauty pageant which might lead to the "Miss America" pageant; from Union, NJ)

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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)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Martin: Uh, could you, in the loosest description of your duties, be called a nurse?
      John: Well, with that qualification that you put down, I think we would agree that some might, under misapprehension, so consider...
      Arlene: There are no loose nurses in the army.
      (loud cheers and applause)

  • NOTES (3)

    • (1) While promoting her self-titled show, alternately known as "The DuPont Show with June Allyson" and "The June Allyson Show" which ran on CBS from September 21, 1959 to June 12, 1961, June blurted out "Channel 2!" This was a reference to the television dial position of the New York CBS flagship station, WCBS-TV. Among the highlights of the run of "The DuPont Show with June Allyson" was a play called "Silent Panic," with Harpo Marx (in a rare dramatic role) playing a bona fide deaf-mute, rather than the type of character he played for laughs in the Marx Brothers movies. - W-B (2005)

    • REVIEW: The panel did an excellent job this particular evening. In fact, if it weren't for the final game being called on account of time, they probably would have had a perfecto. In the first game, Arlene correctly guessed that the pretty young United States Army Private First Class was a dental technician. What made her job so unique, though, was the fact that she worked with the cadets at West Point. In the second game, after a little bit of trouble, Bennett correctly guessed that the young man from Denmark was a flea circus owner. Amazingly, at this point in time, he owned one of only four flea circuses in the entire world. His mother owned yet another one of the four. In the mystery guest round, June Allyson tried to fool the panel by whistling her answers, due to her distinctive voice. However, Bennett knew she was in town and guessed her almost immediately. Ironically, the last time she was on WML in 1959, she fooled the panel completely by imitating Tallulah Bankhead. June was on the show tonight to promote her self-titled 1959-1961 television show, "The DuPont Show with June Allyson." As was mentioned earlier, the panel ran out of time, so they failed to identify the trombone player/beauty queen from New Jersey. However, it still was a great night for the panel. - Sargebri (2005)

    • ENTER AND SIGN IN: It was obvious that John Daly was making a concerted effort on tonight's show to change his usual contestant introduction dialogue. Up until now, he has predominately asked guests to "Come in and sign in, please." Tonight, he asked the first guest, "Will you please enter and sign in." He asked the final guest, "Will you enter and sign in, please." - Suzanne (2005)

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