What's My Line?

Season 12 Episode 2

EPISODE #530

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Sep 11, 1960 on CBS
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EPISODE #530
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Game 1: Carl Sandburg (1/6/1878 - 7/22/1967) (as Mystery Guest #1) All in good humor, Sandburg told John Daly that he was going to tell him a prophesy. Sandburg then said, "The next President of the United States will have a luxuriant head of hair." Everybody laughed.

Game 2: Miss Donna Schofield - "'Baby Sitter' for Chimpanzee (Children's Zoo)" (salaried; this is her summer job since she is also a university student; she bathes, clothes and feeds a male zoo chimp named Joey; from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Game 3: Milton Berle (7/12/1908 - 3/27/2002) (as Mystery Guest #2) . .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)

Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg

Mystery Guest #1

Guest Star

Milton Berle

Milton Berle

Mystery Guest #2

Guest Star

Nick Adams

Nick Adams

Guest Panelist

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Milton: (explaining the title of his new show) No, it's Jackpot Bowling. Last year, we had Jack Paar, Bawling.

    • Bennett: Miss Schofield, do me a favor. Leave Mr. Daly in New York when you go back to Pittsburgh.
      (laughter from Miss Schofield and audience)
      John: (repeating opening question of earlier joke) What's the difference between a tuna fish and a piano?

  • NOTES (8)

    • One day after this episode, on September 12, 1960, the former home of "WML?" (and other shows such as "I've Got a Secret"), CBS Studio 59, aka the Mansfield Theatre, was rechristened the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, named after the influential New York Times theatrical critic who had retired in the spring of 1960. The theatre had been taken over by Michael Myerberg who was its first owner and manager. The reconstituted theatre opened with a revue called "Vintage '60," produced by David Merrick and featuring Zev Bufman, George Skaff and Max Perkins. It lasted only eight performances. - W-B

    • While speaking to Bennett, John Daly uses the alternate pronunciation of "forte" when he pronounces it as "fort." - Suzanne

    • This was one of those nights that was made for fans of the show. The panel played the games well and the episode was highly entertaining, mostly due to the presence of Milton Berle. In the first game, Arlene correctly identified legendary historian, journalist and humorist Carl Sandburg. The play based on his life, "The World of Carl Sandburg," was set to open that Wednesday starring Bette Davis, who had promoted the play when she was a mystery guest two weeks earlier. Mr. Sandburg really seemed to enjoy being on the show and even admitted that he watched it every chance he got. It really was nice to see the entire panel, including Dorothy and Arlene, stand up as a sign of respect to this great man. In the second game, Bennett was given partial credit for correctly figuring out that the pretty young lady from Pittsburgh was responsible for keeping animals. Specifically, she was a babysitter for a baby chimpanzee at the Pittsburgh Zoo. Things really got fun during the mystery guest round when Uncle Miltie showed up and thoroughly entertained the audience. His antics even went as far as to start dancing in the middle of his game and to pantomime slugging the blindfolded guest panelist Nick Adams. Eventually, though, Arlene correctly identified Milton with one question to go. Milton later took time to promote his upcoming TV series "Jackpot Bowling," which would be premiering on NBC on September 9, 1960. Arlene also brought up the glowing review he got for his brief cameo in the film "Let's Make Love," starring Marilyn Monroe and one of WML's favorite guest panelists, Tony Randall. What really made Milton's appearance so fun was that after the final commercial break of the night, "Uncle Miltie" returned to the stage to say good night along with the rest of the cast. He sat on Nick's lap, bringing a riotous close to a very memorable evening. - Sargebri

    • Guest panelist Nick Adams had a nice showing tonight as a panelist, asking several good questions as well as having fun on the show. At the time of his appearance on the panel, he was appearing on the 1959-1961 western television series "The Rebel" as "Johnny Yuma," a former Confederate soldier who was wandering the west in search of adventure as well as writing down his experiences for a novel. However, a few years later, he would do one of the most shamelessly self-promoting stunts in Oscar history when he paid over $8,500 of his own money to campaign for the 1963 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in the 1963 film "Twilight of Honor." He was so confident he was going to win, that prior to the beginning of the ceremony, he actually rehearsed running down the aisle to accept his Oscar. As it turned out, he was beaten out by Melvyn Douglas for his work in the 1963 film "Hud." Adams was reportedly devastated by this Oscar loss and eventually wound up working on several low budget films. He even went to Japan to work on science-fiction films directed by Ishiro Honda of "Godzilla" fame. The films he worked on included "Furankenstein tai chitei kaiju Baragon" (or as it was known in this country "Frankenstein Conquers the World") and "Kaiju daiseno" (aka "Monster Zero" or "Godzilla vs. Monster Zero"). Also, it was during this time that Adams became romantically linked to his co-star in the two films, Japanese actress Kumi Mizuno. Sadly, in February, 1968, Adams died of a prescription drug overdose that some feel was actually a suicide. - Sargebri

    • FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for Carl Sandburg at Arlene's request. Later, he flipped all the cards for Miss Donna Schofield when they got to "seven down and three to go" because he felt the panel would never guess her exact occupation. - agent_0042

    • This episode was HEEEELARIOUS! Milton Berle's segment was brilliant. I LOVE HIM! And, from Dorothy's own lips, she bowls 164! (Milton didn't believe it, either!) Personally, I'd like to see the video footage of that! - fiveninegal

    • Many of Carl Sandburg's works were mentioned, including his books about Abraham Lincoln. Also mentioned was the Broadway play based upon selected Sandburg's works, called "The World Of Carl Sandburg." Milton Berle promoted the television show, "Jackpot Bowling," in which he will assume Master of Ceremonies duties. When Milton signed in, he first wrote "Milton Bowl" on the board. Also, Milton's cameo appearance in the 1960 movie "Let's Make Love" was mentioned. - Suzanne

    • Nick Adams (7/10/1931 - 2/7/1968)

      Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Nick Adams, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

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