What's My Line?

Season 12 Episode 33


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Apr 16, 1961 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) SHOW ANNOUNCER WATCH: This was the second "WML?" episode on which Johnny Olson was the announcer. His first vocal appearance was on EPISODE #550 of February 5, 1961. Several more episodes will be broadcast before he takes over the job permanently. In the interim, announcer Ralph Paul will be heard.
      (2) ABOUT SHEILA MACRAE: In 1966, the same year her daughter Meredith MacRae landed the role of "Billie Jo Bradley" on "Petticoat Junction," tonight's co-mystery guest Sheila MacRae became the fourth and final "Alice Kramden" in musical remakes of old "Honeymooners" episodes that aired on "The Jackie Gleason Show." She will play the role from 1966 until the show's cancellation in 1970. (The other most famous "Alice Kramden," Audrey Meadows, had been a mystery guest on "WML?" EPISODE #272 of August 21, 1955.)
      (3) MORE GLEASON CONNECTIONS: Coincidentally, Sheila MacRae was not the only person on "WML?" tonight to have a future connection to Jackie Gleason. Eventual regular "WML?" announcer (and tonight's fill-in announcer) Johnny Olson would also go on to handle announcing duties for Gleason's show, starting with The Great One's return to weekly television in 1962 with what in its first four years was called "Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine" (and in its first two years, based in New York), and continuing until Gleason's show was cancelled. Olson's opening line for the Gleason show - "From the Sun and Fun Capital of the World, Miami Beach" (where Jackie produced his show from 1964 onwards) - was as famous as his opening lines for the many Goodson-Todman game shows which he announced over the decades. - W-B