What's My Line?

Season 12 Episode 18

EPISODE #545

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jan 01, 1961 on CBS

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    • HAPPY NEW YEAR 1961!!! This was the first show of 1961 and what a way to bring it in as the panel nearly had a perfecto. They would have had a perfect score, but unfortunately, when guest panelist Faye Emerson, who was filling in for an ill Dorothy Kilgallen, identified the final contestants' line of "judges," her identification came after John had called time. The first game of the New Year featured a nice little rib on the panel as the two contestants were named Ike Eisenhower and John Kennedy - but they were no relation to the outgoing president or his successor. Faye did correctly figure out that the two of them had something to do with girdles. However, she said that they made them and not sold them, but she was given credit for a correct guess. In the second game, Arlene, with an inadvertent assist from John, correctly figured out that the lady from Louisville, Kentucky was a house wrecker. The real highlight of that game was seeing Arlene blow kisses at herself for guessing the occupation seemingly out of the blue. After the commercial break, John admitted that he inadvertently gave Arlene an assist in that game and he flipped all the cards to show it. In the mystery guest round, Faye once again made a correct identification when she correctly guessed that the guest for the night was Lucille Ball. Lucy was on the show not only to promote her Broadway musical "Wildcat," but also to promote her co-starring turn with her good friend, Bob Hope, in the film "The Facts of Life." Unfortunately, the panel was unable to have a perfecto as they ran out of time with the husband and wife judges, but Faye was given credit for a correct guess after all the cards had been flipped. This definitely was an excellent way to bring in 1961. - Sargebri

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