What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 47


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jul 22, 1962 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • GSN aired a little bit of the original 1962 closing commercial at the end of the broadcast. - ymike673

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • During the questioning of Miss Universe, Buddy asked a joke question about meeting her after the show to see how beautiful she was -- and promptly earned a "no" answer for his trouble. After the beauty queen was correctly identified, Buddy quipped that he wasn't going to remove his blindfold, because he didn't want to see what he had to miss out on. In spite of his joking, he did later remove his mask. - agent_0042 (2006)

      FLIP REPORT: Arlene, with the assistance of Bennett, correctly identified the occupation of the final challenger at eight down, but John flipped the remaining cards anyway. - agent_0042 (2006)

    • REVIEW: After the great performance the previous week when they went 3 for 4, the panel went one better by scoring a perfecto. In fact, the most valuable player of the night was Bennett, who was about to head off to Bermuda for a well-deserved vacation. Besides making his rather bad puns, he either made the correct guess or played a very crucial role in three of the four games. In the first game, a mystery guest round, Dorothy correctly identified the recently crowned Miss Universe, Norma Nolan. Norma, who was Argentinean, was fluent in both Spanish and Italian, but did not know English. John nodded his head for "yes" and shook his head for "no" and Norma took his "hints" and thus answered the panel without being able to speak or understand any English. Overall, she was a very charming guest. In the second game, Bennett correctly guessed that the very charming Mrs. Corbett was a boat dealer. After the game, John mentioned the fact that Mrs. Corbett was actually former actress Rita LaRoy, who very often played the second lead in many films. However, Rita put it more bluntly when she said she was the girl that always wound up dead. Bennett also made the correct guess in the second mystery guest round when he correctly identified "The King of Swing" Benny Goodman. After the game, Benny discussed his recent trip to the Soviet Union and said that the Soviet people were very receptive to his music, even though their leader, Premier Nikita Khrushchev, wasn't. There also was a discussion about how American artists were not getting their royalties from any of their works that were either being shown or played in the USSR. Benny also took time to promote his upcoming show in New Haven at the Yale Bowl. The perfecto was completed when Arlene, after Bennett called a well-timed conference, correctly guessed that Mr. Soderberg was a soccer player. This definitely was a great sendoff for good old Bennett. - Sargebri (2006)

      SOCCER: It is interesting to note that when Jens Soderberg appeared on the show, it happened to be the same year that another even more important set of soccer matches was taking place. Of course, that is in reference to the 1962 World Cup, which was played in Chile. The cup was won by Brazil, which featured the man who many have called the greatest player in the history of the game, the legendary Pele. - Sargebri (2006)

      TONIGHT SHOW: As Rita LaRoy Corbett mentioned, Arlene was still in the middle of her stint as temporary hostess of the "Tonight Show." Of course, this was still in the middle of the transition period between the Jack Paar and Johnny Carson eras. - Sargebri (2006)

      KILGALLEN WATCH!!! Once again, Dolly Mae seems to have had a little cocktail before appearing on the show this evening. However, she still managed to make the correct guess on Norma Nolan, but it soon became apparent that she was somewhat intoxicated by her slurred speech and her tendency to ramble. Unfortunately, her problem would continue to worsen and would culminate with her return to the LeRoy Sanitarium in March 1963. - Sargebri (2006)

    • During the introductions, studio announcer Johnny Olson introduced Arlene Francis by stating that she was opening tomorrow in the play "Old Acquaintance" which was being performed at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Connecticut. - Suzanne (2006)

      "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: Alvin R. Mifelow has returned to the associate director's position for tonight's show, and Bob Barry is credited as lighting director. - W-B (2006)

      Benny Goodman's historic 1962 tour of Russia was discussed. "The King of Swing" was sent there by the U.S. State Department, with a band of mostly British musicians. The Russian citizens received him very graciously. Also mentioned was a Yale Bowl Stadium appearance. - Suzanne (2004)

    • For a switch, Dorothy wore the style of blindfold that Arlene usually wears, the pearl-rimmed black model. - Suzanne (2004)

    • More eye trouble for Arlene! She appeared with dark sunglasses on, and wore them during the entire program. She stated that her eyes were sunburned and said, "no pain, but it just looks better this way." - Suzanne (2004)

    • Panel: Arlene Francis, Buddy Hackett, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.

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