What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 37


Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 13, 1962 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Stephen Schlossman - "Sells Ice Cubes" (self-employed; his product is "Vend Ice" and his company is "Vend Mart, Inc." He is from New York City, where he sells an average of 217,000 ice cubes per week during the winter; there is no relation to the current California corporation of the same name which was established in 1979)

Game 2: Mrs. Maxine Rieger - "Operates Lie Detector" (self-employed; she studied at the Keeler Polygraph Institute, which was the first polygraph school; from Norfolk, VA)

Game 3: Buddy Hackett (8/31/1924 - 6/30/2003) (as Mystery Guest) (He signed in as "Richard Burton") . .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 (2)

    • Dorothy: Do you have anything to do with ice?
      Stephen: I do.
      Dorothy: Are you an iceman cometh?

    • Dorothy: Does the word "horizontal" mean anything special to you just now?
      Buddy: Yes it does.
      Dorothy: Oh.
      Buddy: I have a desire to be asleep.
      Dorothy: Oh! (loud laughter, applause)

  • NOTES (5)

    • HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! It was only fitting this evening that all the correct guesses were done by the two mothers on the panel; Dorothy and Arlene. In fact, after two abysmal weeks, the panel broke their slump by scoring a perfecto. Dorothy got things rolling in the first game when she was given credit for correctly figuring out that the contestant was an ice salesman. In the second game, Dolly Mae again proved to be the big hero when she got one of her weenies just as the panel was down to their last "no." She then called a conference and correctly figured out that the contestant was a polygraph machine operator. Dorothy's string was broken in the mystery guest round when Arlene correctly identified frequent WML guest Buddy Hackett. This created a very humorous situation between Buddy and Joey Bishop, as Joey related how Buddy fooled him by asking for a ride to the airport earlier that day. Joey explained that Buddy had told him that he was taking a trip to Chicago. The funniest part occurred when Buddy was leaving the stage; Joey turned his back on his good buddy in feigned disgust. However, Joey did wind up shaking hands with his pal and all was forgiven. However, this could not steal the thunder of the two grand ladies of the WML panel. - Sargebri

    • FLIP REPORT: John flipped all of the cards for the first challenger at six down, but Dorothy correctly identified that he was involved with ice cube machines. - agent_0042

    • After the panel and John said their good nights, time ran so short that the end credit sequence consisted solely of the "WHAT'S MY LINE?" end card appearing on the screen very briefly, before GSN cut the program off. Thus, it will be another week before the typo of lighting director Ralph Holmes' first name as "Raplh" is rectified. - W-B

    • Today was Mother's Day 1962.

    • Panel: Arlene Francis, Joey Bishop, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.