What's My Line?

Season 12 Episode 37

EPISODE #564

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 14, 1961 on CBS
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EPISODE #564
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Game 1: The Flaherty Brothers - "Bartenders" (the 5 brothers are Thaddeus Flaherty, Charles Flaherty, Roscoe Flaherty, John Flaherty and Garland Flaherty; John Daly told the panel they were self-employed since the majority of them are, however, Roscoe, John and Thad, as John Daly called him, are self-employed and have just opened their own business in the Essex House at Shamrock Park; Garland and Charles are salaried and are both employed by the famous Bronk Hotel; they said that the martini was the most popular bar drink; all are from Louisville, Kentucky)

Game 2: Mrs. Nellie Winick - "Sells Kites" (salaried; she is the Vice-President of the High Flyer Manufacturing Company; her company just received a repeat order from the United States Navy for the benefit of the Navy's 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean to produce a kite with a message printed in 8 languages which reads "The United States 6th Fleet Power For Peace; John said the Navy men have had success handing the kite out to children in the Mediterranean area; from Decatur, Illinois)

Game 3: The Crosby Brothers (as Mystery Guests)

Phillip "Phil" Crosby (7/13/1934 - 1/13/2004)
Dennis Crosby (7/13/1934 - 5/7/1991)
Lindsay "Lin" Crosby (1/5/1938 - 12/11/1989)

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    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)

    The Crosby Brothers

    The Crosby Brothers

    Mystery Guest Trio

    Guest Star

    Phillip Crosby

    Phillip Crosby

    Mystery Guest

    Guest Star

    Dennis Crosby

    Dennis Crosby

    Mystery Guest

    Guest Star

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      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for the Crosby brothers following a comment from Joey about saving the show money. - agent_0042

      • At one point, John referred to the first challengers, the five Flaherty brothers, as mystery challengers, even though they really weren't. - agent_0042

      • Mention is made of Joey Bishop hosting the Emmy Awards in New York on Tuesday. Until the mid-1960's, the Emmy Awards were broadcast from both New York and Los Angeles with the winners accepting their award in either venue. By 1968, with almost all "Prime Time" shows originating in Hollywood, the NY feed was no longer needed. - ymike673

      • After the excellence of last week, the panel came crashing back down to earth. In the first game, Bennett correctly guessed that the five Flaherty brothers from Louisville, Kentucky were bartenders. Unfortunately, it was after the panel had run out of questions. In the second game, the panel was led astray as they were totally stumped by the lady who sold kites. However, it was really fun to see Arlene feign violence towards Bennett after he suggested, very wrongly, that she was a paper hanger, which, of course, turned out to be wrong and cost the panel the game. The panel did manage to save face this night as Joey correctly identified the Crosby Brothers. The boys were on the show to promote their then current engagement at New York's Latin Quarter. During the post game chat, they brought up their legendary father Bing Crosby. That definitely was a nice way to end the evening. - Sargebri

      • CROSBY CLAN: Lindsay, Phil and Dennis weren't the only members of the Crosby family to appear on What's My Line? Seven weeks earlier, their brother Gary Crosby also made an appearance as a mystery guest. Their stepmother, Kathryn Grant Crosby, made one 1958 appearance as a mystery guest as well. In addition, Bing's younger brother, Bob Crosby, appeared both as a mystery guest and a guest panelist in 1958. However, the older Crosby family members wouldn't be the only ones to make a name for themselves in show business. Several years later, their much younger half-sister, Mary Crosby, would become an actress and would gain fame for playing "Kristin Shepard," the woman who shot "J.R. Ewing" on the TV soap opera "Dallas." Also, Dennis' daughter, Denise Crosby, would become an actress and would win the role of "Lieutenant Tasha Yar" on "Star Trek: The Next Generation." After Denise quit the show as a regular, she would return from time to time as either "Tasha" or as "Sela, the Romulan." - Sargebri

      • TOOEY/TOUHY: When Bennett referred to John Daly as "Tooey," Bennett may have been referring to General Carl Andrew "Tooey" Spaatz, who was American general in World War II. Another possibility is Roger Touhy, who was an infamous Chicago bootlegger and gambling boss during the prohibition era. - Suzanne

      • CBS NEWS DOUBLE EXPOSURE: At about seven minutes into this episode, when Arlene is questioning the bartenders, there is a video double exposure. Seen concurrently with Arlene is an off-centered screen which reads "CBS NEWS." - Suzanne

      • (1) THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT 'FRANCIS': Once again tonight, Bennett attempts to introduce the panel moderator by his full name - and this time out, Bennett incorrectly identifies him as "John Charles Francis Touhy Daly." Not only is Francis not part of John's full name, but neither is Touhy. (For the record, his full name is John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly.)
        (2) GSN's January 12, 2006 airing of this episode was a bit unusual in the sense of the opening moments. Usually, GSN cuts to a modern-day "replacement" (not vintage) commercial as John is in the middle of saying "...after this word." However, on this episode, GSN broadcast John's full comment, "...after this word from Kellogg's" - thereby giving a free plug to their 1961 sponsor which is still in business in 2006. - W-B

      • The Crosby Brothers (Phillip, Dennis and Lindsay) are the sons of Bing Crosby and Dixie Lee Crosby. They are shown by both their professional group name and their individual names so they will appear in the correct databases.

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

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