What's My Line?

Season 14 Episode 24


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Feb 10, 1963 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: John D. Rockefeller (he said he was no relation to "THE" Rockefellers) - "Sells Water (Bottled)" (salaried; he works for the Great Bear Spring Company; he stumped the panel; from Philadelphia, PA)

Game 2: Mrs. Darlene McCabe - "Teaches Pool (Pocket Billiards)" (salaried; she works at the Cue & Cushion Billiard Parlor in Beaverton, Oregon; she exclusively teaches women; she was guessed by Shelley Berman with an assist from Bennett; from Beaverton, OR)

Game 3: Phyllis Diller (b. 7/17/1917) (as Mystery Guest) After signing in, she threw her knee-length fur coat on the floor! And there it sat until the end of her game, when Bennett gallantly picked it up and helped her put it on.

Game 4: Jeno Paulucci - "Makes Chinese Food" (self-employed; he works for the Chun King Corporation, which he started, owns and operates; from Duluth, MN) . .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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    • NOTES (10)

      • REVIEW: WELCOME BACK SHELLEY BERMAN!!! Guest panelist Shelley Berman, who returned after a couple of years away from the panel, really shined tonight. However, Shelly's streak would have to wait until the second game. In the first game, the panel was stumped by the bottled water salesman from Philadelphia. Of course, the popularity of home delivered bottled water was still many years away from being popular. In fact, the panel guessed every form of beverage, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, until all the cards were flipped. The panel did much better in the second game when Shelley, with a huge assist from Bennett, correctly guessed that the young lady from Oregon taught billiards. In fact, all of her clientele were women. Shelley continued to shine in the mystery guest round when he correctly identified the original domestic goddess, Phyllis Diller. Phyllis had the audience and the panel going by using a high-pitched squeak rather than her famous cackle to try to fool the panel. She also brought the house down when she threw her expensive-looking fur coat down onto the floor of the stage. As she was about to leave, Bennett gladly came over and helped her get the coat back on. Unfortunately, the streak ended in the final game when the panel failed to guess that Mr. Paulucci was the owner of the company that made Chun King Chinese food. Nevertheless, it still was a fun night. - Sargebri

      • KILGALLEN WATCH!!! Because this episode was pretaped in January 1963, Dorothy seemingly "returned" to the panel this evening after her "illness" the previous week. Dorothy really didn't look very well and if she were around in this day and age, many in the audience would think she was anorexic. As with EPISODE #648, which was broadcast live after this show was taped, Dorothy had a little slur in her voice and she rambled on a couple of occasions. Of course, in the next few weeks, she would return to LeRoy Sanitarium. - Sargebri

      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for the final contestant at three down because time ran out. - agent_0042

      • (1) For tonight's show, which was taped immediately prior to the live transmission of EPISODE #648 of January 20, 1963, show announcer Johnny Olson varies from the usual procedure for opening pre-taped shows by starting off with the announcement, "And now, from New York City, let's meet our 'What's My Line?' panel." This was a rare occurrence of the show's origin being mentioned on a pre-taped episode, which contrasts with the film cuts of 1964-1965 era "WML?" kinescopes of live broadcasts on which the word "live" was cut out.
        (2) After John flipped the cards for the final contestant, Jeno Paulucci, the talk came around to his series of commercials for Chun King. As the 1960's progressed, Jeno's (his other brand) aired a series of TV commercials that were written and produced by legendary satirist Stan Freberg, who first gained fame in the 1950's with such record parodies as "St. George and the Dragonet" and his short-lived (15-episode) 1957 CBS Radio show; but it was unclear whether the commercials Freberg prepared for Paulucci's company were what was referred to tonight. - W-B

      • This episode was prerecorded. From Gil Fates' logs, we know this episode was taped on January 20, 1963.

      • In addition to starting the Chun King Corporation, Jeno F. Paulucci has created more than 70 brands and built and sold companies worth more than $2 billion. Other firms include Wilderness pie fillings; the Cornelius Company and Jeno's Inc. His creativity resulted in new products and ideas such as the Chun King Divider-Pak and Jeno's Pizza Rolls. He pioneered domestication of wild rice on 5,000 acres of farms in Minnesota; was the founding chairman of RJR Foods Inc, which later became RJR Nabisco; and is the creative mind behind dozens of patents for processes to prepare and package foods. His Luigino's, Inc. company produces Michelina's (named for his mother) and Budget Gourmet frozen entree brands. As of 2004, Jeno still works seven days a week! - Suzanne

      • Tidbits: Arlene's touring comedy play, "Old Acquaintance," opens in Louisville, KY. Comedian Shelley Berman opens at The Crescendo Club in Los Angeles, CA. Dorothy Kilgallen reprises her bad hairdo!

      • This was cute: when the billiards teacher was walking off stage, she first attempted to exit through the curtains near the sign-in board. After her course was righted, she then shook hands with the panel. You could overhear Shelley Berman laughingly say to her, "You got lost in the wrong pocket!" - Suzanne

      • Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Shelley Berman, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

      • Phyllis Diller promoted her appearance at the Blue Angel, which was ending soon! Shelley Berman guessed her identity all on his own. - Suzanne

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