What's My Line?

Season 12 Episode 3


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Sep 18, 1960 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Edward Heintz (2/28/1882 - 5/25/1961) - "Flagpole Painter (78 Years Old)" (self-employed; aged 78 years and 7 months old; he has traveled around the country for 35 years painting flagpoles for schools and other businesses, getting paid by the foot painted; he ascends the flagpole by use of a bosun's chair and a rope; from San Jose, California)

Game 2: Mrs. Eva Krag - "Teaches for Expectant Mothers" (salaried; from Pacific Palisades, California)

Game 3: Cantinflas (8/12/1911 - 4/20/1993) (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 (2)

      • Bennett: And here's a man who I admire very deeply and cherish as a friend -- Mr. John Charles Daly. (loud applause)
        John: Actually, you know, Bennett and I have a lot of fun picking at each other and kidding each other, but he has a lot of friends who write to me and say "Stop being mean to Bennett." (light laughter) Then people write to Bennett and say "Stop being nasty to John." So we gonna be Alfonse and Gaston for awhile.

      • Dorothy: Do you deal with women who are in a particular state?
        Eva: Yes. (laughter from audience)
        John: Arkansas. (even louder laughter)
        Dorothy: California, I would hope.

    • NOTES (7)

      • ALPHONSE & GASTON: During his introduction, John proclaims to Bennett, "So we gonna be Alfonse and Gaston for awhile." "Alphonse & Gaston" was a comic strip that was created by Frederick Burr Opper in 1901. The French characters of Alphonse and Gaston were known for their extreme politeness. They were so polite, in fact, that they became stymied because neither one was willing to proceed before the other. A typical exchange went as such: "After you, Alphonse." "No, after YOU, my dear Gaston." American cartoonist and illustrator Frederick Opper worked for William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal from 1899 until 1934. - Suzanne

      • This was one of those nights that the clock was the panel's worst enemy. They had been on the right track for the first two contestants, but they lost both games on the basis of time. Only their good performance in the mystery guest round saved the evening from being a total loss. In the first game, the panel correctly figured out that the elderly gentleman from San Jose, California was some sort of painter. Unfortunately, they never could figure out what he painted, which were flagpoles. Joey summed up things beautifully during his turn when the cards were at "9 down and one to go" by telling John, "give him the $50 anyway." In the second game, the panel once again was on the right track but they could never figure out that the young lady from Pacific Palisades, California taught classes for expectant mothers. The panel did redeem themselves in the mystery guest round when they correctly identified legendary Mexican comedian Cantinflas. Cantinflas was on the show to promote his upcoming 1960 picture "Pepe," which featured Joey Bishop in a small cameo. Prior to the good nights, John made an appeal for donations to the Community Fund and this was how the night ended. - Sargebri

      • As Joey Bishop mentioned, he had a small cameo in the film "Pepe." However, it should be noted that half of Hollywood was in this film about a young Mexican peasant and his adventures meeting various actors and actresses in Hollywood while he tries to find his beloved horse that was sold to an American star played by Dan Dailey. Also starring in the film were Shirley Jones and Ricardo Montalban as well as over fifty other stars in various cameos. - Sargebri

      • During the truncated end credits, the production staff went from a card of the "WHAT'S MY LINE?" logo with a scientist figure, to the slide of the same graphic. - W-B

      • A change to the Kellogg's opening segment is unveiled with tonight's episode. - W-B

      • Mario Moreno "Cantinflas" promoted his 1960 musical film "Pepe," in which he co-starred with Shirley Jones. - Suzanne

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

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