What's My Line?

Season 12 Episode 38


Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 21, 1961 on CBS



  • Notes

    • After a rough start, this turned out to not only be a successful night for the panel, but also a night that was highlighted by one of the all-time great ribs in history. In the first game, the panel was totally stumped by Lisa Lane, the reigning United States Women's Professional Chess Champion. Of course, no one probably thought that such an attractive young lady was so good at such an intellectual game. In fact, guest panelist Abe Burrows pointed this out in the post game chat. In the second game, Arlene, almost by accident, correctly guessed that the contestant made flypaper. When Arlene mentioned flypaper, a big gasp came from the audience and it tipped off Arlene and allowed her to make the correct guess. As a result, John flipped over all the cards. In the mystery guest round, Dorothy correctly identified singer Tony Martin. Tony was on the show to promote his then current engagement at the Empire Room at the Waldorf. Also briefly mentioned was his wife Cyd Charisse, who he is still married to as of January 2006. However, the highlight of the night came in the final game when the female men's hairstylist from New York via Vienna came out. What made it such a funny moment was the fact that Abe, who was follicly challenged, was the first one to question her. Of course, when the audience burst out into prolonged laughter, Abe humorously guessed she had something to do with hair. However, it was Dolly Mae who had the honor of narrowing down what the guest did with hair and then making the correct guess. That little moment helped put a good exclamation point on a rather fun evening. - Sargebri