What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 46

EPISODE #622

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

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    • REVIEW: Two weeks earlier, it was ladies night on WML, as all the contestants, including mystery guest Anne Bancroft, were women. This evening it was time for the men to step forward as all the guests for this episode were of the masculine persuasion. As for the games themselves, it definitely was a marked improvement as the panel had a very successful night. In fact, if it weren't for the fact that they ran out of time in the final game, they might have had a perfecto. Things got started in a big way in the first game as Arlene correctly identified the "Say Hey Kid" Willie Mays. Willie was in town for a series against the Mets and earlier that day was playing in a double header. As it turned out, the game didn't end until 9:30 PM, which caused some concern that he wouldn't make it for his WML appearance. However, he did make it to the studio on time and was able to take part in the show. In the second game, Bennett had the honor of correctly identifying Robert Shennum, the designer of the then state of the art Telstar satellite. Of course, in those days, the Telstar was considered the greatest leap forward in communications since television. In the second mystery guest round, Dorothy identified future WML guest panelist Paul Anka. There was some concern that Paul wouldn't make it either, since he had been performing earlier that evening at Freedomland USA. However, he did make it, but his voice was a little worse for wear. Still, he carried on and managed to get a plug in for the film "The Longest Day," which he wrote the score for. Unfortunately, in the final game, the panel failed to guess that the contestant was a weight guesser, but they still had a fun and enjoyable evening. - Sargebri (2006)

      PAUL ANKA: As mystery guest Paul Anka mentioned during the post game chat, he had just completed work on the score for the film adaptation of Cornelius Ryan's novel "The Longest Day." Paul also had a small part in the film as a life jacket-wearing U.S. Army Ranger who participated in the assault on Pointe Du Hoc during the invasion. Also, Paul would go on to write another famous theme song, as he wrote the familiar theme to the "Tonight Show." Ironically, Tom Poston announced during the introductions that Arlene would be filling in as host during the transition between the Jack Paar era and the Johnny Carson era. - Sargebri (2006)

      WILLIE MAYS: As was mentioned earlier, Willie Mays was in town with the Giants to play against the Mets. Ironically, the Mets then current home was the Polo Grounds, the former home of the Giants, who played there when they were in New York. What made it doubly ironic was the fact that several years later, Willie, in the twilight of his illustrious career, would finish his career with the Mets. In fact, he played on their 1973 National League champion squad that took the eventual World Series champion Oakland A's to seven games. Also, Bennett asked Willie if he thought that the Giants would be able to catch the Dodgers. The Giants did wind up catching the Dodgers and the two teams finished in a tie for first place, forcing a best two out of three playoff that the Giants won 2 games to 1. Unfortunately, the Giants lost the World Series in seven games to the Yankees. - Sargebri (2006)

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