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What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 45


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jul 08, 1962 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Miss Irene Ammons - "Probation Officer" (salaried; she works for the Court of Canyon County, Idaho; she was recently chosen as "Miss Idaho" and will later appear in the Miss America pageant; from Nampa, Idaho, which she described as being about 20 miles west of Boise)

Game 2: Jay Thornburg - "Makes Nitroglycerin" (salaried; he is a chemical engineer and works for the Naval Propellant Plant in Indian Head, Maryland; originally from Kansas; currently from Washington, D.C.)

Game 3: Walter Pidgeon (9/23/1897 - 9/25/1984) (as Mystery Guest)

Game 4: Miss Ann Williams - "Elephant Trainer" (self-employed; she works at Freedomland U.S.A., a theme park in the Bronx, New York, which was in operation from 1960 to 1964; originally from Houston, TX; currently from New York)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)

    • NOTES (8)

      • This was a very poor night for the panel, gamewise. In fact, if it weren't for the mystery guest round, they would have been completely shut out. In the first game, the panel got close to figuring out that the contestant had something to do with the law, but they never did figure out that she was a probation officer. In the second game, the panel came close again and even figured out that the explosive that the contestant dealt with was a liquid. Unfortunately, they never identified that he dealt with nitroglycerin. Fortunately, in the mystery guest round, Martin correctly identified former guest panelist Walter Pidgeon, who used an Irish brogue to try to fool the panel. He talked about his current run in "The Complaisant Lover," which he was performing in Mineola. In the final game, Arlene correctly guessed that the young lady from Texas was an elephant trainer. Unfortunately, it was after time had been called and John flipped the cards, so the panel lost yet again. Mercifully, the show ended on that note, so the beleaguered panel could go home to sleep off their losses. - Sargebri

      • KILGALLEN WATCH!!! Dorothy sounded a little better but spoke very hesitantly this evening, meaning that she might have had something, such as a cocktail, before the show. In fact, in the second game, she was really having a hard time coming up with the word "nitroglycerin." Of course, in a few more short months, she will return to the LeRoy Sanitarium to try to combat her addictions. - Sargebri

      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped two cards at one time for out-of-turn guessing from Dorothy on the first challenger and finally flipped the remaining card at nine down. He flipped them all for the final challenger at eight down, but Arlene correctly guessed the occupation afterwards. - agent_0042

      • BENNETT'S MOUNT KISCO POOL PARTY: Apparently, the entire panel (and their families, one must assume) spent the afternoon at Bennett's house, lounging in his swimming pool. All make passing references to this party, and every single member of the panel has a very prominent sunburn! Bennett's sunburn, in particular, almost shines red through the black and white picture! John must have spent the afternoon in the cool and dark surroundings of Toot Shor's Restaurant, as he is relatively pale in comparison to the panel. - exapno

      • (1) Over the past couple of months, it appears that John Daly has modified the wording pertaining to what will transpire over the course of the night's show. Until a few months ago, he said, "We'll also have a famous mystery guest before the panel a little bit later in the show" (or, alternately, "later in the program"). The phrase has recently been modified, as heard on tonight's show, to "We'll also have a famous mystery guest before my friends on the panel a little bit later in the show."
        (2) During the opening chat between John and the panel, the recent hot weather in New York was mentioned, and apparently the temperature had gone up to 96 degrees earlier in the day.
        (3) "WML" CREW CREDITS WATCH: For the second week in a row, Alan J. Shalleck is credited as associate director. - W-B
        (4) "WML" CREW CREDITS WATCH: Vernon Cook is tonight's lighting director, instead of Ralph Holmes. - agent_0042

      • Arlene Francis will be a hostess at the Miss Universe Pageant "next Saturday," or July 14, 1962. The pageant will be held in Miami Beach, FL. And who won Miss Universe 1962? It was Norma Nolan of Argentina. - Suzanne

      • Walter Pidgeon promoted several appearances, including his play "The Complaisant Lover" which is opening at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. This is a comedy by Graham Green. The word complaisant (as opposed to complacent) means, "showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others." He also promoted his appearance in the 1962 film, "Advise and Consent." - Suzanne

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

    • ALLUSIONS (1)