What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 10


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Nov 05, 1961 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Edward P. Durfee - "Poodle Clipper" (self-employed; he owns and operates the Musgrove Kennel; from Orangeburg, NY)

Game 2: Harry Ellswood, Jr. - "Makes & Sells Balloons" (self-employed; he owns Ellswood, Inc. of Denver, Colorado, which appears to still be in business as of 2006; John said that Harry's father started the business; upon exiting, Harry gave an "Ellswood, Inc." advertising balloon to each panel member and the panel promptly inflated them; from Denver, CO)

Game 3: Louella O. Parsons (8/6/1881 - 12/9/1972) (her sign-in name) (as Mystery Guest) Arlene Francis guessed Louella's identity. . .moreless

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    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)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Danny Kaye: (Danny's joke question to Harry Ellswood which was a 30-seconds-long imitation of John Daly's long drawn-out answers.) In this product, does the chemical content - insofar as the littered of the instance of the product - can you, in turn, with a degree of honesty, feel that there has been - not - not concerning those people who generally don't use it - but would there be - would there be, insofar as knowing a group of people as seated here - could you?

    • NOTES (7)

      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for the first challenger at eight down, but Dorothy correctly guessed the occupation. John flipped them over at six down for the second challenger because the panel was too far off track and they ran out of time. - agent_0042

      • In this episode, Danny Kaye does an amazing imitation of John Daly, with a long, double-talking commentary. It was quite funny and the panel enjoyed it, but most of all, John laughed and laughed at this bit. It was a delightful moment! - wieniekilgallen

      • (1) SHOW ANNOUNCER WATCH (OR, THE RALPH PAUL ERA ENDS): Tonight's episode marked the end of Ralph Paul's reign as a regular "WML?" announcer. EPISODE #586, aired two weeks previously (on the same day as this episode was taped), was the last "live" edition on which he handled announcing duties for the program. Mr. Paul had held the post since EPISODE #554 of March 5, 1961. Beginning next week, Johnny Olson, who was first heard as an off-screen announcer on a fill-in/substitute basis on "WML?" EPISODE #550 of February 5, 1961 and EPISODE #560 of April 16, 1961, takes over as a regular announcer and remains in that post to the end of the show's run in 1967.
        (2) As detailed in the notes to EPISODE #583, because this episode was pre-taped, Ralph Paul's opening comment prior to introducing the panelists was, "And now, let's meet our 'What's My Line?' panel." - W-B

      • This episode was prerecorded. From Gil Fates' logs, we know this episode was taped on October 22, 1961.

      • It took about a year, but Bennett again brought up the subject of John's long name, John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly, and got it correct this time. John was pleased in a mock manner. Later, John tongue-in-cheek referred to Bennett as John Charles Patrick Croghan Cerf. - Suzanne

      • Louella Parsons promoted her 1961 autobiography, "Tell It To Louella."

      • Danny Kaye (1/18/1911 - 3/3/1987)

        Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Danny Kaye, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)