What's My Line?

Season 12 Episode 44

EPISODE #571

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jul 02, 1961 on CBS
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EPISODE #571
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Game 1: Michael Lanigan - "Member U. S. Peace Corps" (salaried; he attended Rutgers University in New Jersey where he received specialized training in language before he was assigned to the country of Colombia in South America; he also completed a 6-month reserve program with the United States Marines on Parris Island in South Carolina; Lanigan's father was also a Marine, having attained the rank of Brigadier General; from Washington, D.C.)

Game 2: Miss Kristjana Magnusdóttir (Magnusdottir) - "Switchboard Operator" (salaried; she is a telephone switchboard operator for an Icelandic airline company which was not mentioned by name; she hopes to become a stewardess with the airline company; she is also Miss Iceland and will be competing in the upcoming 10th annual Miss Universe pageant where John Daly said he would be a host reporter; from Iceland, city not mentioned; see more notes below)

Game 3: Yogi Berra (b. 5/12/1925) (as Mystery Guest) John said that Yogi hit his 2000th hit last week in Los Angeles, California. . .moreless

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    John Daly

    John Daly

    Moderator (1950-1967)

    Bennett Cerf

    Bennett Cerf

    Regular Panelist (1951-1967)

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Regular Panelist (1950-1965)

    Yogi Berra

    Yogi Berra

    Mystery Guest

    Guest Star

    Martin Gabel

    Martin Gabel

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

    Suzy Parker

    Suzy Parker

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

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    • QUOTES (2)

      • Bennett: I think he's a superb panel moderator and a fine gentleman. And here he is: John Daly. (loud applause)
        John: Needless to say, my feelings with respect to Bennett, reciprocate all of the remarks which he made about me. We're really very fond of each other and as soon as the heat passes, we'll go back to work on one another, too.

      • (Bennett's comment gets accidently picked up by the microphone as Kristjana Magnusdóttir signs in - he probably wonders how he'll ever pronounce her name)
        Bennett: Oh my God!

    • NOTES (7)

      • HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY DOLLY MAE!!! This, of course is in reference to the fact that the next day was Dorothy Kilgallen's 48th birthday. Unfortunately, Arlene is missing from the panel this evening. As with the previous episode, Arlene is not on the show due to her film commitments in Germany. The Gabel family honor is again being upheld by Arlene's husband, Martin, and again filling in for Arlene is Suzy Parker. As for the panel's performance, after the previous week's poor performance, they did a little better this evening as they went "two for three" and the star of the night was Bennett. In the first game, after a little bit of struggle, Bennett correctly guessed that the young man from Washington, DC was a Peace Corps volunteer. He probably was among the first set of volunteers for the Corps as it was formed just a few months earlier by President Kennedy. The second contestant was the reigning Miss Iceland, who was about to compete in that year's Miss Universe pageant. Unfortunately, the panel really was put through the wringer as they were unable to figure out that she was a switchboard operator in her home country of Iceland. It also was revealed that she had hopes of someday becoming a flight attendant for the same Icelandic airline where she was currently working. In the mystery guest round, baseball fan Bennett correctly guessed that the night's guest was future Hall of Famer Yogi Berra. Yogi was really funny as he related several anecdotes as only he could. John also took time to congratulate Yogi on getting his 2,000th career hit the past week in Los Angeles, in a baseball game that the New York Yankees played against the Angels. After the good nights, John announced that Martin was going to be leaving to join Arlene in Germany while she was filming "One, Two, Three." He also announced that prodigal son Steve Allen and his lovely wife Jayne would be joining the panel as guest panelists. - Sargebri

      • During the questioning of Yogi Berra, Martin asked if Yogi was either Mickey Mantle or Roger Maris. Of course, 1961 was a very special year in the New York Yankees history as the "M & M Boys" were both on a pace to break the single-season home run record of 60 home runs set by another Yankee great, the legendary George Herman "Babe" Ruth. Unfortunately, due to injury, Mantle wound up with 54, but Maris wound up being the one to break it - and he achieved his goal on the last day of the season! However, due to the fact that he broke the record in a 162-game season, while Ruth did it in a 154-game season, an asterisk was placed next to Maris' total for over 30 years. Interestingly, in 1998, there was another two-man race to break the record set by Maris. The race was between Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals and Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs. McGwire broke the record when he hit numbers 62 and 63 in September 1996 - and in fewer games than either Ruth or Maris. McGwire eventually wound up with 70 and Sosa wound up with 66. Ironically, three years later, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants broke the record when he hit 73. Unfortunately, many feel their accomplishments were chemically enhanced with the aid of performance enhancing drugs, particularly steroids. - Sargebri

      • As of January 2006, famous Yankees baseball player Yogi Berra is still alive. He is eighty years old. He is as famous for his "Yogiisms" as his talent on the field. These have included such gems as "it ain't over 'til it's over." - agent_0042

      • (1) In his introduction of Suzy Parker, Martin Gabel noted that she was making a new picture for 20th Century-Fox called "A Summer World." There is no indication in IMDb that a movie with that title had been made, but according to the links shown below, this flick had indeed been commissioned but never filmed. The director of this ultimately aborted project was Franklin Schaffner, whose credits also included Jacqueline Kennedy's 1962 "Tour of the White House," the original 1968 movie version of "Planet of the Apes," and the 1973 Steve McQueen-Dustin Hoffman film "Papillon."

        For information on "A Summer World":

        http://library.fandm.edu/archives/schaffner/schaffner-movie.html

        http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/S/htmlS/schaffnerfr/scaffnerfr.htm

        (2) SHOW ANNOUNCER WATCH: For only the second time in his stint as "WML?" announcer, Ralph Paul identifies himself during the truncated end credits.
        (3) BASEBALL HALL OF FAME TRIBUTE: GSN aired this episode on July 11, 2006 as part of a month-long airing of "WML?" episodes with at least one game featuring a figure from the world of baseball, in connection with the 70th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame. - W-B (2006)

      • Kristjana Magnusdottir (Magnusdóttir) held the title of Miss Iceland 1961, and would be competeting in the upcoming Miss Universe 1961 Pageant on Saturday, July 15, 1961. John Daly stated that he will be one of the host reporters for the pageant. History tells us that Kristjana was one of the 10 semifinalists, but did not win the title of Miss Universe 1961, which went to Marlene Schmidt of Germany. - Suzanne

      • Happy Birthday (tomorrow) to Dorothy Kilgallen! John and the panel wished birthday gettings to a beaming Dorothy! He also mentioned that next week's guest panelists would be Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows. - Suzanne

      • Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Martin Gabel, Suzy Parker, Bennett Cerf. Arlene Francis is in West Germany, filming her 1961 motion picture "One, Two, Three". Martin Gabel will be leaving for West Germany also, to join her. - Suzanne

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