What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 41

EPISODE #617

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jun 10, 1962 on CBS
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EPISODE #617
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Game 1: Mrs. Claire Dower - "Tax Collector" (salaried; she collects personal and property taxes for the borough of Spotswood, NJ, for 6000 residents; from Spotswood, New Jersey)

Game 2: Fred Thomas - "Cow Manicurist (Trims Hoofs)" (self-employed; very tall; from Longmont, Colorado)

Game 3: Rosemary Clooney (5/23/1928 - 6/29/2002) (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)

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • John: You're not registering of beef, I hope, Miss Kilgallen. Bennett, I...
        Dorothy: No, John, you ought to leave those things where they belong.
        John: Well, we won't be "cowed" by it anyway...
        Dorothy: Oh! We won't be "steered" wrong by it either.
        John: That's not a lot of bull, either, I'll say that.

    • NOTES (7)

      • For the first time in a very long time, the panel was completely shut out. In fact, Bennett was the only panelist to come close to a correct guess in a very wild second game. But, as the expression goes, "close" only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, so the panel earned no credit. In the first game, the panel was utterly stumped by the female tax collector from New Jersey. Of course, what may have thrown them is the fact that tax collectors are usually contestants in the month of April, not June. However, this guest did not collect income tax, she collected property tax. In the second game, the panel once again flopped as they were "udderly" stumped by the cow manicurist. However, the biggest humiliation for the night came in the mystery guest round as they were stumped by guest panelist Rosemary Clooney. Rosemary really didn't have anything to promote except for an upcoming trip to Europe to perform for Princess Grace, as well as a tour of American military bases. She also discussed the Democratic fundraiser she appeared at earlier that week. This definitely was one night the panel probably would have loved to have forgotten. - Sargebri

      • Ironically, a few nights before this episode was shown on GSN on March 8, 2006, another member of Rosemary Clooney's family was accepting one of Hollywood's highest honors. Rosemary's nephew, George Clooney, who was approximately a year old at the time this episode originally aired on CBS, won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing "Bob Barnes" in the 2005 film "Syriana." - Sargebri

      • KILGALLEN WATCH!!! Dolly Mae definitely was inebriated this episode. She not only slurred some of her words, but she also was blinking as if she couldn't stand the bright studio lights. In addition, she gave a long, rambling introduction of Bennett Cerf. Of course, all this will reach a head in March 1963 when she is admitted to the LeRoy Sanitarium for a second attempt to control her substance abuse. - Sargebri

      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for the second challenger at eight down, but Bennett came very close to identifying the guest's line when he correctly surmised that the occupation involved work on the feet of cows. - agent_0042

      • Dorothy Kilgallen definitely slurs her words on several occasions tonight. It's obvious she has had "one too many." However, even though she is slightly tipsy, she is still cute and in control of herself. - Suzanne

      • Rosemary Clooney discussed her recent performance at a $250-per-plate political benefit dinner for Democrat Matthew H. McCloskey, Jr. (1893-1973), the new U.S. Ambassador to Ireland from 1962 to 1964. There was utter amazement at the price. She also will be travelling to Monaco to perform at a gala for Princess Grace. - Suzanne

      • Panel: Arlene Francis, Martin Gabel, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.

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