What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 35

EPISODE #611

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Apr 29, 1962 on CBS
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EPISODE #611
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Game 1: Mrs. Alansa Tucker - "Pigeon Trainer (U.S. Science Exhibit, Seattle World's Fair)" (salaried; left-handed; tall; she works for the U.S. Department of Commerce; she was originally from Ketchikan, Alaska, and was "Miss Alaska 1959" in the "Miss America 1960" contest, under her maiden name Alansa Rounds Carr; currently from Seattle, Washington)

Game 2: Mrs. Joyce Markson - "Makes & Sells High Fashion Wigs" (self-employed; she sells wigs under her professional name of "Joyce Christopher"; from New York, NY)

Game 3: Bob Cummings (6/9/1910 - 12/2/1990) (as Mystery Guest) (Bob has beautiful handwriting)
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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)

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      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for the second challenger at six down because time was running short. - agent_0042

      • After the previous week's less than stellar game performance, the panel probably thought that things would get better this evening. Unfortunately, this episode featured an even worse game performance by the panel. Only Arlene's heroics in the mystery guest round saved the panel from being completely shut out. The carnage began in the first game when the panel failed to guess that the young lady from Seattle via Alaska, Alansa Tucker, worked as a pigeon trainer at the Seattle World's Fair. It also was revealed that she had been a contestant in the 1960 Miss America contest representing Alaska. In the second game, Arlene correctly guessed that the contestant made wigs. Unfortunately, her correct identification came after the cards had been flipped. Things really began to look hopeless until Arlene correctly identified mystery guest, and former WML guest panelist, Bob Cummings. Bob used a Japanese accent as opposed to his usual "Grandpa Collins" voice as a way to promote his upcoming film release "My Geisha," which also starred Shirley MacLaine, Yves Montand and Edward G. Robinson. He also talked about the new motor inn, or motel, that he built in his hometown of Joplin, Missouri. At the end of the evening, John said good night for the panel due to the shortness of time. However, it might really have been to keep from showing the panel's embarrassed faces for their poor performance. - Sargebri

      • (1) The "Kellogg's" logo on the panel desk is now displayed on a simple rectangular board, as first used for new sponsors on EPISODE #588 of November 12, 1961. EPISODE #609 was therefore the last Kellogg's-sponsored "WML?" episode with the "old" panel desk layout of the sponsor logo, which was a picture of the sponsor product on each side of the panel desk and the words "presents WHAT'S MY LINE?" below the sponsor logo.
        (2) According to the end credits, the lighting director for tonight's show is Bob Barry, substituting for Ralph (or "Raplh") Holmes. - W-B

      • Bob Cummings promoted his 1962 film, "My Geisha." As a "tie-in" to the film, he answered the panel's questions with a Japanese accent and sprinkled his replies with several Japanese words. He did manage to fool them for quite some time! - Suzanne

      • There must have been a large number of children in the audience, it was evident during the introductions when they cheered. - Suzanne

      • Maurice Edelman (1911 to Dec 1975) was England's Labour MP (Labor Party Member of Parliament for Coventry North West). He was also the author of several novels and non-fiction works published in Britain. - Suzanne

      • Maurice Edelman (3/2/1911 - 12/14/1975)

        Panel: Arlene Francis, Maurice Edelman, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.

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