What's My Line?

Season 11 Episode 52


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 28, 1960 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Robert Specht, Theodore Specht, Allan Specht & Arthur Specht - "Registered Nurses" (all are salaried; the RN's are all brothers, and Allan and Arthur are twins; Bob Specht, as John called him, works at Central Islip Hospital and the rest of the men work at Pilgrim State Hospital; all from Long Island, New York)

Game 2: Miss Pat Hayes - "Rides Brahma Bulls in Rodeos" (self-employed; age 15; in the summertime, she rides bulls in Iowa and Nebraska; she is also a school student; from Preston, Iowa)

Game 3: Bette Davis (4/5/1908 - 10/6/1989) (as Mystery Guest) - She was interviewed by Arlene on Arlene's new radio show not long before this episode aired.

Game 4: Miss Anne Maciag - "Zipper Tester" (salaried; she works for the Conmar Zipper Company in Newark, New Jersey; from Bayonne, NJ) . .moreless

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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


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    • NOTES (2)

      • During the introductions, Joey Bishop announced that the name of Arlene Francis' new radio show on station WOR is "Arlene Francis at Sardi's." Arlene's celebrity radio program is broadcast daily at 3:15 PM. Joey announced that he would be a guest on her radio show one day this week. Sardi's was, and still is, a famous New York City restaurant. Other net references name the radio program as "Luncheon at Sardi's." Within a few years of tonight's "WML?" episode, her WOR radio program would be renamed "The Arlene Francis Show." - Suzanne & W-B (2005)

        REVIEW: This was a very fun episode and it showed why the series was so great. The panel and John demonstrated how much fun they could have with each other and it really was good that Joey Bishop was part of this night. As far as their performance went, the panel batted .500 for the evening. In the first game, Dorothy, who was looking a lot better than she did the previous week, correctly guessed that the four brothers from Long Island were nurses. Of course, some of the credit should go to Joey, who opened the door when he went into the line of health. In the second game, the panel was utterly stumped by the teenage bull rider. However, who could blame the panel for not guessing her occupation? Because, especially back in 1960, no one would ever believe that a 15 year old girl would do something that was so dangerous! In the mystery guest round, Bennett correctly identified screen legend Bette Davis. Miss Davis was on the show to promote her upcoming play "The World of Carl Sandberg." In the final game, the panel ran out of time before they could figure out that the contestant was a zipper tester, so she wound up winning the full prize by default. However, despite this somewhat downer of an ending, this was still a fun night. - Sargebri (2005)

        As Dorothy mentioned during her introduction of Joey Bishop, he was currently appearing in the 1960 caper film "Ocean's Eleven." This was the first film to feature the entire "Rat Pack" in one film and it has pretty much become a cult film. One of the interesting things about the movie was the fact that once shooting was finished for the day, Joey, as well as fellow Packers Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and their ringleader Frank Sinatra would appear at the now-demolished Sands Casino & Hotel. Ironically, even though the 1960 film has been called a classic by some fans, many critics panned it. In fact, it was called one of the worst films of all time in the book of the same name. "Ocean's Eleven" was remade 41 years later in 2001, with George Clooney as "Danny Ocean," and it was a more critical success. In 2004, the sequel "Ocean's Twelve" followed. - Sargebri (2005)

      • Bette Davis promoted the Broadway play "The World Of Carl Sandburg." Carl Sandburg himself makes a WML appearance on September 11, 1960. - Suzanne (2003)

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

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