What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 1


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Sep 03, 1961 on CBS



  • Notes

    • This was a very remarkable night for the panel as they all returned from their various vacations. In fact, John remarked at the end of tonight's broadcast that their vacations probably played a huge factor in their performance as they essentially had a perfect night. The night began with a bang when Dorothy immediately guessed that the 14 year old contestant was a Senate page. She probably was tipped off to his occupation when the audience chuckled when she asked the young man if he worked for a non-profit organization. John definitely felt sorry that the young man didn't stay onstage longer, so he flipped the remaining cards. In the second game, Arlene had the occupation of the two ladies from Louisiana narrowed down to having something to do with pigs. However, it was Bennett who correctly said that the women raised them. As with the first game, John flipped over all the cards, probably because Bennett spoke out of turn when making his guess. In the mystery guest round, Dolly Mae almost got another one when she guessed that the film Ben Gazzara was in was "The Young Doctors." However, she made a big boo-boo when she incorrectly guessed that Ben was his film co-star, Frederic March, to which she promptly received a "no" reply. However, Martin was able to make the correct guess and made the proper identification. After the game, John explained that the reason Ben was on crutches was due to his breaking his leg while playing softball with his team, the Tuna Fish Terrors. The final game was a classic Martin Gabel performance as he did a solo in guessing that the young lady, who was about to start college, was a lifeguard. John admitted that he thought that the panel wouldn't guess she was a lifeguard, due to the fact that her tanned complexion would make it so obvious that the panel probably wouldn't guess she was a lifeguard. However, Martin was able to see right through their imaginative sense of humor. That performance definitely made this a very special homecoming. - Sargebri