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What's My Line?

Season 11 Episode 46


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jul 17, 1960 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Miss Liza Redfield (b. 8/11/1924) - "Conducts Orchestra for Broadway Show 'The Music Man'" (salaried; she is the conductor for Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" and John said she was the only female conductor in a hit Broadway play; from New York, NY)

Game 2: Arthur Abramson - "Manufactures Sleeping Bags" (salaried; he works for Wilson-Ranger Industries; from Syracuse, NY)

Game 3: Jerry Lewis (b. 3/16/1926) (as Mystery Guest)

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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 (3)

      • Joey: Um, I am in the night club end of it. Would it be other than that end which I am in?
        John: Other than that end in which I am.
        Joey: If you know so much, John, you sit here, let me sit there.

      • John: (nearly stuttering at one point) Mr. Churchill is the great defender of ending a s-sentence with a preposition. He was once corrected by an editor and he wrote beside the edited page, "This is a piece of insolence up with which I will not put."
        (loud laughter)
        Joey: You've got me so confused, I don't know whether she's male or female.
        (loud laughter from John and audience)

      • Bennett: Find out whether it's a musical or non-musical.
        Joey: How come it's my turn and they're all talking, John?
        (loud laughter and applause, whistling)

    • NOTES (3)

      • Liza Redfield also appeared as a contestant on another Goodson-Todman show, "To Tell The Truth," when she tried to fool their panel on November 14, 1960. - Suzanne (2005)

        Both Jerry Lewis and Joey Bishop appear on this episode. Within a few years, both actors would host big budget talk/variety shows on ABC that would both be considered failures and cancelled. "The Jerry Lewis Show" aired in 1963 and "The Joey Bishop Show" aired from 1967-1969. - ymike (2005)

        On tonight's episode, John proved he could be as bad a punster as Bennett. During the second round with the sleeping bag maker, after Arlene asked if the product was made with wood, John said, "'Wood' if it were"; and when Joey Bishop asked if it were a cot, John replied, "You 'cot' a 'no' answer!" - W-B (2005)

        Guest panelist Joey Bishop and mystery guest Jerry Lewis also appeared in different shows for NBC. Bishop was the star of a sitcom, "The Joey Bishop Show" which ran on the "Peacock Network" from 1961 to 1964 and then moved to CBS for its final season in 1964-1965; and Lewis hosted a variety show, "The Jerry Lewis Show," from 1967 to 1969, but never came close to attaining the ratings that his former partner, Dean Martin, was attracting for his long-running variety show. - W-B (2005)

      • REVIEW: This was a somewhat disappointing night as the panel didn't do well in either of the regular games, and if it wasn't for their remarkable performance in the mystery guest round, they would have gone "0" for the night. In the first game, the panel failed to guess that Miss Redfield was the conductor for the classic Broadway musical "The Music Man." Ironically, Dorothy thought she recognized Miss Redfield because, Dorothy said, she had been talking about the female conductor on her radio show and she even had a picture of Miss Redfield. In spite of this, however, Dorothy still guessed wrong and asked if she was one of the strippers in another classic musical, "Gypsy." Of course, everybody laughed! In the second game, Joey correctly figured out that the contestant had something to do with sleeping bags. Unfortunately, his correct guess was after John had flipped all the cards, since time had run out. The panel's luck improved dramatically in the mystery guest round as Bennett identified Jerry Lewis. Jerry was on the show to promote the classic comedy which he wrote, produced and directed "The Bellboy." In fact, Bennett joked that while he was on vacation in Miami, he could barely get into the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami, where the movie was filmed, due to all the commotion caused by the filming. There was no time for the final game, but Joey did make a very funny remark during the good nights when he said that he was proud to be on a show where Jerry Lewis only got $10. That comment helped to put a positive spin on a rather disappointing night, gamewise, for the panel. - Sargebri (2005)

        Interestingly, in December 2005, GSN aired this show the week that Jerry Lewis' memoirs on his relationship with Dean Martin were released. Coincidentally, Jerry appeared on "Larry King Live" on CNN a few hours prior to this episode airing. Also, it was very ironic that Jerry was on WML the same night that Joey Bishop was on the panel. What made it so ironic is that Joey was a member of the "Rat Pack" with Dean. Many people think that if Jerry and Dean hadn't broken up, Jerry could have been the sixth member of the pack. Interestingly enough, it was the leader of the Pack, Frank Sinatra, who was responsible for the historic Martin-Lewis reunion on September 6, 1976 during Jerry's annual Labor Day telethon for Muscular Dystrophy. In fact, that moment was ranked #40 in TV Land/TV Guide's "Most Unexpected Moments" countdown. - Sargebri (2005)

      • Jerry Lewis promoted his 1960 movie "The Bellboy." - Suzanne (2003)

        Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Joey Bishop, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)