What's My Line?

Season 14 Episode 15


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Dec 09, 1962 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Miss Pauline Letendre - "Cook on Tugboat" (salaried; she works on the bright red colored tugboat named "Felicia" for McAllister Towing & Salvage of Montreal; Pauline is so sweet - she has a warm personality and smiles and laughs all the way through her game; from Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Game 2: Samuel Krevit - "Sells 'Mattresses' for Cows" (self-employed; he works for the Bristol Cow Mats Company in Sheldon, CT; his cow mats are made out of rubber and line the bottom of the stalls; from Orange, CT)

Game 3: Bobby Darin (5/14/1936 - 12/20/1973) (as Mystery Guest) . .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 (3)

      • Samuel: There are reports that a cow is physiologically at her best when she's comfortable, as we all know...
        Arlene: (nterrupting) We all are!
        Samuel: (continuing) ...and that's the basis of my mattress.
        Dorothy: How recent is this invention that I never heard of it before, Mr Krevit?
        Samuel: Well, they have been in use for about 15 years...
        Dorothy: Well, I'm not very big with cows but I never heard of that.
        Alan: What did they do before? Just stand around all the time?
        Dorothy: Well, they have stalls.
        Samuel: I have many complaints from my customers that they are so comfortable they can't get them up to milk... (John and the audience laugh uproariously.)

      • Arlene: Is it something the cow does something on? (The audience and panel laugh loudly as Arlene realizes how that question can be taken, and she puts her hand over her face.)

      • Arlene: Ok, it can be both female or male and it is not a cow, that's the whole thing?
        John: No. Nobody has said it's not a cow.
        Arlene: (not understanding, but trying to agree anyway) No it's not a cow. Well is it?
        John: Nobody has said it's not a cow.
        Arlene: Oh, nobody has said it's not a cow.
        John: It has been indicated that it is some kind of cow, and then they went off to all different kinds of cow.
        Arlene: Is it a cow? There's a direct question.
        John: Very good, Arlene! Yes, it is a cow.

    • NOTES (7)

      • KILGALLEN WATCH!!! Dorothy seemed as if she did have a little taste of alcohol before she came on. She was very talkative and seemed to have a little more spunk in her than she usually does. - Sargebri

      • FLIP REPORT: In a surprise move, John did not flip the final card for the challenger who sold cow mattresses, even though Arlene phrased her final question before guessing the occupation in a way that merited a "no" answer. - agent_0042

      • For the first time tonight, guest panelist Alan King's nameplate on the panel desk reads as "MR. KING." In all his prior "WML?" guest panelist appearances, his nameplate had read "ALAN KING." - W-B

      • GSN broadcast this episode on January 1st, 2005 as part of a week-long celebration of the release of the new Bobby Darin biopic, "Beyond the Sea," starring Kevin Spacey. This was the fifth of Bobby's five What's My Line? appearances to be aired during the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve. - Garrison Skunk

      • The panel had a rather so-so evening this particular night. They were completely stumped by the tug boat cook from Montreal, though guest panelist Alan King had narrowed down her occupation to working on a boat. Arlene was the big heroine in the second game as she made the last-second guess that the contestant sold mattresses for cows. Alan made the successful guess in the mystery guest round when he said he thought the mystery guest was Bobby Darin. Earlier in the game, Alan had asked Bobby if they had worked together, and had received a "no." However, on his next turn, Alan was persistent and said that he still felt the guest was Darin, but he was confused over the earlier "no" answer, because they had indeed worked together. Having correctly identified Darin, the panel unmasked. Alan explained that he and Darin had worked together in Florida for a benefit. Darin apologized for his "no" answer, but explained that he was thinking in terms of a longer work engagement than a volunteer benefit. Alan humorously replied that he didn't have any long work engagements! So, after a slow start, the panel made good this particular evening. - Sargebri

      • As with his previous WML appearances, Bobby Darin attempted to fool the panel by using several good impersonations. Among the voices he used were Cary Grant, Clark Gable and Walter Brennan. At times, he also used a falsetto voice, a hillbilly accent and an English accent. At times, he squinted when looking toward the panel. This was possibly due to the fact that he wasn't wearing his glasses. His game was short, as Alan King identified him very swiftly. A funny moment came when Bennett Cerf asked if Darin had any relatives in show business. Darin first replied "no." Mr. Daly immediately called for a conference with Darin and they spoke privately for a few seconds. Darin then changed his response to "yes" and said that he'd "never thought of it that way," meaning that he'd never thought of his wife Sandra Dee as a relative! Darin promoted his 1962 film, "If A Man Answers," in which he stars with his wife. After his game, he shook hands with Mr. Daly and the panel. He turned toward the camera, said, "thank you" and departed. Darin will make two more appearances on What's My Line? - Suzanne Astorino and Tina MacGregor

      • Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Alan King, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

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