What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 38

EPISODE #614

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 20, 1962 on CBS
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EPISODE #614
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Game 1: Edmund Hillary (7/20/1919 - 1/11/2008) - "Explorer, Conqueror of Mt. Everest" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel was blindfolded; he signed in as E. P. Hillary; John said that Hillary was in the United States to perform 81 lectures for World Book Encyclopedia; John also said that back home in England, Hillary is a beekeeper; Hillary said that Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was a chief inspector in a mountaineering school) Game 2: Mr. J. F. McGlone - "Sells Baby Rattles" (salaried; he works for a company with a name that sounds like the Play Key company; McGlone's wife gave birth to a baby 2 weeks ago; from Youngstown, Ohio) Game 3: Diahann Carroll (b. 7/17/1935) (as Mystery Guest #2) Game 4: David Alden - "Pickle Salesman" (salaried; he is employed by Universal Pickle Works; from Newark, NJ) . .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)

    Edmund Hillary

    Edmund Hillary

    Mystery Guest #1

    Guest Star

    Diahann Carroll

    Diahann Carroll

    Mystery Guest #2

    Guest Star

    Merv Griffin

    Merv Griffin

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Bennett: And here's that deceptively benign befuddler of this poor, defenseless panel -- John Charles Daly.

      • Merv: (questioning first mystery challenger) Is your name magic with the public in connection with sports?
        John: I would say that this a name that towers in this particular area.

    • NOTES (9)

      • After the previous week's perfecto, the panel came softly down to earth and had a .500 performance this particular evening. In the first game, which was a mystery guest round, the panel was totally stumped by Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary. Sir Edmund was on the show to promote his lecture tour on behalf of the Encyclopedia Britannica. He also brought up his failed expedition in search of the Abominable Snowman (aka the Yeti). In the second game, guest panelist Merv Griffin was given credit for guessing that the contestant dealt with baby rattles. However, Merv guessed that the contestant made them instead of sold them, but was given credit anyway. In the second mystery guest round, Arlene correctly identified Diahann Carroll. Diahann wasn't really on the show to promote anything, but she did discuss the musical that helped to make her a star, "No Strings." She also talked about the JFK Presidential Gala at Madison Square Garden that she was supposed to appear on, but due to the fact that she arrived late, she never got a chance to perform. In the final game, the panel ran out of time, so the pickle salesman won the full prize by default. - Sargebri

      • In the post game chat, Diahann Carroll mentioned her star-making turn in the hit musical "No Strings." However, six years after her appearance on the show, she made history when she became the first African-American actress to star in a television show that didn't portray her race in a stereotypical role, such as a maid, when she starred in the 1968-1971 sitcom "Julia." In that show she played "Julia Baker," a widowed nurse raising her eight year old son. That show helped pave the way for shows such as "Good Times," "The Jeffersons" and "The Cosby Show." - Sargebri

      • FLIP REPORT: In game two, John flipped all the cards for the first regular challenger at seven down. The product was identified, but not the guest's exact line. John flipped them at two down for the final challenger because time ran out. - agent_0042

      • "WML?" CREW: Not only was lighting director Ralph Holmes' name corrected in the end credits, but tonight's show was also the first since 1959 to list the position of production supervisor, which is held as of this episode by Dennis Maitland. - W-B

      • The ending credits for the lighting director Ralph Holmes appear to be finally corrected. Up until now, since the new April 8, 1962 credits, his name read as the typo "Raplh Holmes." - Suzanne

      • The lovely singer and actress Diahann Carroll promoted her Broadway musical play "No Strings." This musical was produced by Richard Rodgers, and ran for 580 performances from March 1962 to August 1963. She certainly looked beautiful. Her identity was guessed by Dorothy Kilgallen. Due to a "touch of laryngitis," she mentioned that she was attempting a Tallulah Bankhead voice impersonation! - Suzanne

      • Arlene will be opening at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, in a touring production of her comedy play "Old Acquaintance." The play also stars Bill Berger and Linda Robinson, and is directed by none other than Arlene's own Martin Gabel. - Suzanne

      • Sir Edmund Hillary, Conqueror of Mt. Everest, has written, "We didn't know if it was humanly possible to reach the top of Mt. Everest. And even using oxygen as we were, if we did get to the top, we weren't at all sure whether we wouldn't drop dead or something of that nature." Fortunately, Edmund Hillary did not drop dead at the top of Everest. On May 29, 1953, he and the Nepalese Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, set foot on the summit of Everest, the highest point on earth. They had succeeded where others had failed, and had survived a journey that had taken the lives of great explorers before them. His WML visit lasted quite a while, since he stumped the panel! However, the moment that John Daly announced his name, there was immediate recognition from the panel. He also appeared as a contestant on the September 7, 1959 episode of "To Tell The Truth." - Suzanne

      • Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Merv Griffin, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

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