What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 51


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 19, 1962 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Antony F. Matteresi - "Master Sergeant U.S.M.C. (Leader of The White House Dance Band)" (salaried; Abe Burrows guessed his identity, and all the cards were thrown over)

Game 2: Suzanne Boltz - "County Jail Cook" (salaried; she works for the Larimer County Jail in Fort Collins, Colorado)

Game 3: Shirley Jones (b. 3/31/1934) (as Mystery Guest) (She stumped the panel!)

Game 4: T. J. Dane - "Buys Telephone Poles" (from Belmar, NJ) . .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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    • I can confirm that this episode aired on GSN at some time between 1995 and 1998. - Eric Paddon (2006)

      On January 30, 2004, when it should have aired in its regular rotation, GSN skipped this episode for no apparent reason. - Suzanne (2004)

      On March 18, 2006, when it again should have aired in its regular rotation, GSN skipped this episode to instead air EPISODE #655 as a St. Patrick's Day Tribute. - Suzanne (2006)

    • Based on information on the taping date, which fell on the same day as the live transmission of EPISODE #606, it is possible that the end credit graphics as used prior to the live EPISODE #607 of April 1, 1962 would have been used on this edition as well, as was the case with the pre-taped EPISODE #625 of two weeks previously. Also, it's equally likely that the opening "juggler" animated sequence would have been edited into the show as was also the case with EPISODE #625. - W-B

    • Back when CBS was still called the "Tiffany Network," I recall the CBS slide was about as formal as the clothes the panel wore; something like, "We have temporarily lost the picture. We shall continue the sound." Of course, a few weeks later, "The Beverly Hillbillies" debuted and everything began to change. - J. Moore

    • This episode was sponsored by Kellogg's. During part of the mystery guest segment, CBS ran into technical difficulties and lost the video portion of their broadcast. A CBS-logo slide came up and alternated with the WML slide which featured Arlene and Dorothy leaning into Bennett at the desk, with John off on the right with the WML title in the middle. - Richard Scheckman

    • William Paley took over CBS in 1929, ensuring that his network would be known for its outstanding on-the-dot journalism, as well as its sophisticated entertainment programming. Paley's CBS was referred to as the "Tiffany Network," and with good reason. From the 1940s until the 1970s, CBS was considered the most prestigious of the three major television networks. This "Tiffany Network" image was characterized by a "dignified, superior news organization, a sprinkling of classy entertainment programs, the most elegant building, and the best graphics" (Smith, 1990, p. 16). - Christos Mountzouros

    • During the end credits, the announcer stated that this episode was prerecorded. From Gil Fates' logs, we know this episode was taped on March 25, 1962. - Suzanne

    • Panel: Arlene Francis, Abe Burrows, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.