What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 19


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jan 07, 1962 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Eddie Asper - "Baby Walrus Keeper" (salaried; he bottle feeds his 400 pound young walruses a mixture of minced clams, whipping cream and vitamin supplements; although it was not mentioned, he works at Marineland of the Pacific; from San Pedro, California)

Game 2: Mrs. Norma Godfrey (Dr. Norma Godfrey) - "Chiropractor" (self-employed; she is the only female D.C. practicing in Anchorage, Alaska; she graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa; from Anchorage, AK)

Game 3: Sammy Davis Jr. (12/8/1925 - 5/16/1990) (as Mystery Guest) . .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)

      • Bennett: And here's the bright shining star of that new Broadway smash hit "How to Succeed in Befuddling the What's My Line? Panel Without Really Trying" -- John Charles Daly.

    • NOTES (4)

      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for the second challenger at eight down. The panel came close to her occupation when they discerned that she was a doctor, but they never specifically identified that she was a chiropractor. - agent_0042

        John noted that the first challenger, coming all the way from Anchorage, Alaska, had been flying since Friday afternoon to make it onto the show. - agent_0042

      • During the opening moments of tonight's episode, John spoke of working together with guest panelist Richard Boone for several weeks "in the early days of television." Though he didn't mention the show by name, John was alluding to their involvement in the ill-fated TV series version of "The Front Page," which ran on CBS from September 29, 1949 to January 26, 1950. On the program (whose last edition aired exactly one week before the "WML?" EPISODE #1 of February 2, 1950), John played newspaper editor "Walter Burns." The role of reporter "Hildy Johnson" was played by Mark Roberts; IMDb does not indicate what Boone's role in the program was, and Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh's reference book "The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present," does not make any mention of Boone at all. Other web sites indicate that Boone was one of the other reporters in the cast. - W-B

      • HAPPY 1962!!! Due to the fact that the previous episode fell on New Year's Eve 1961, this was the first episode of the New Year. Unfortunately, the panel didn't ring 1962 in very well, as they put in a stinker of a performance, gamewise. In fact, if it weren't for their performance in the mystery guest round, they would have been shut out. In the first game, the panel was stumped by the baby walrus keeper who worked at Marineland in the Los Angeles area. In the second game, the panel again was stumped, this time by the chiropractor from Alaska by way of Iowa. However, the game was very memorable for a major boo-boo when John mistakenly referred to his old friend, guest panelist Richard Boone, as Miss Boone. This really caused the audience to break out in hysterics. The panel's luck did change in the mystery guest round as Dolly Mae correctly identified Sammy Davis Jr. Sammy was on the show to promote his current engagement at the Copacabana. Sammy also brought up his latest picture, which he made with his Rat Pack brethren, the comedy/western entitled "Soldiers Three." He then delighted the crowd by doing the Twist as he left the stage. This definitely helped to ease the pain of a rather poor performance. - Sargebri

        Four of the members of the Rat Pack made appearances on several episodes of WML. Three of the five members, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop, were both on the panel and appeared as mystery guests. The leader of the pack, Frank Sinatra, wouldn't appear on the show until November 27, 1966, a year after Dorothy Kilgallen's death. During her life, Kilgallen and Sinatra maintained a bitter feud with each other. - Sargebri

      • Sammy Davis Jr. promoted his appearance at the Copacabana "Copa" in New York City. The panel guessed his identity very quickly. - Suzanne

        Panel: Arlene Francis, Richard Boone, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.

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