What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 46


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jul 15, 1962 on CBS



  • Notes

    • Tonight's guest panelist, Tom Poston, joked that he was so used to asking straight questions as part of the "To Tell the Truth" panel, that he almost made a mistake a couple of times and asked questions that couldn't be answered yes or no. Tom also joked that he wanted to ask a contestant if he were the real person. Of course, Tom was part of a long line of TTTT panelists that have graced the WML panel. Among those who did cross over were:

      Kitty Carlisle (the Grande Dame of TTTT)
      Peggy Cass
      Orson Bean
      Phyllis Newman
      Don Ameche
      John Cameron Swayze
      Polly Bergen

      In fact, Kitty Carlisle was on the WML panel the week after Dorothy's tragic passing in November 1965. Also, Phyllis Newman would become the most prolific female guest panelist, especially after Dorothy's passing. Of course, Phyllis would fill in for Dorothy during the first week of Dorothy's second stay at the LeRoy Sanitarium. Also, in 1966, the then current TTTT panel of Kitty, Tom, Peggy and Orson made a group mystery guest appearance on WML. Ironically, the person who correctly identified them was Phyllis, who was on the WML panel that night. - Sargebri (2006)

      Another interesting fact about Tom Poston: When the classic 1965-1970 spy spoof "Get Smart" was being cast, the first choice for the role of "Secret Agent 86, Maxwell Smart" was Tom Poston. Unfortunately for Tom, he was beaten out for the role by the man who made the role famous, Don Adams. Ironically, Tom would make a guest appearance during that show's fourth season as mad scientist "Dr. Zharko" in the episode "Shock It To Me." - Sargebri (2006)