What's My Line?

Season 12 Episode 4


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Sep 25, 1960 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: This was a great night for the panel as they basically had a perfecto. This excellent score was definitely a result of guest panelist Chuck Connors and his wonderful game-playing abilities tonight. In the first game, Dorothy, with a huge assist from Chuck, correctly guessed that the young lady from San Francisco was an usher, or usherette, at Candlestick Park, the 1960 home of the San Francisco Giants. Interestingly, it was Chuck who got the panel thinking in the direction of baseball. The fact that she hailed from San Francisco probably was a clue to him, because prior to his acting career, Chuck played baseball for the Giants' hated rivals, the Dodgers. In the second game, Chuck also managed to correctly figure out that the rather tall man from Texas had something to do with children. Dorothy further narrowed the guest's line down to something connected with children's clothing, but the panel never specifically identified that he sold baby clothes. It also provided one of the funnier moments of the night when the contestant pulled out a pair of denim diapers and presented it to the panel. In the mystery guest round, Dolly Mae really shined when she correctly identified Red Skelton. Red was on the show to promote his special broadcast commemorating the 15th anniversary of the United Nations, which he would be doing entirely in pantomime. However, the real highlight of the night came in the final game when Chuck capped off his remarkable performance by doing something that was usually only done by the regular members of the panel - and that was to do a solo as he correctly figured out that the contestant, who originally was from Bombay (now known as Mumbai), India was an English teacher. This definitely put a grand capper on a entertaining show. - Sargebri (2005)

      It is interesting to note that a few years after this episode, Chuck Connors would appear in one of the few dramatic series ever produced by Goodson-Todman Productions, the 1965-1966 western "Branded," in which he played a cavalry officer falsely accused of cowardice. However, another series produced by G-T which was not a game show was Garry Moore's classic variety show. - Sargebri (2005)