What's My Line?

Season 14 Episode 29

EPISODE #655

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Mar 17, 1963 on CBS
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EPISODE #655
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Game 1: Mrs. Kathleen McCoy - "Gatekeeper at Blarney Castle (Site of Blarney Stone)" (salaried; from County Cork, Ireland, where she admits 30,000 visitors per year to kiss the Blarney Stone)

Game 2: Charles McCarthy - "Grows Shamrocks" (self-employed; from County Waterford, Ireland, where he is the Vice-President of Dunmore East Packing Company which John said is the largest grower of shamrocks in the world)

Game 3: Ed Sullivan (9/28/1901 - 10/13/1974) (as Mystery Guest)

Game 4: Miss Deirdre Killeen - "Policewoman (Dublin, Ireland)" (salaried; from Dublin, Ireland, where she is one of 29 women on their police force) . .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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      • HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY 1963!!! This was a special St. Patrick's Day themed show as all the guests, including guest panelist Edward Mulhare, either were born in Ireland or were of Irish decent. In keeping with the theme, the luck of the Irish was with the panel tonight as they managed to score a perfecto. In the first game, Dorothy, who looked a little disheveled with that ribbon in her hair, correctly guessed that the lady from County Cork was a gatekeeper. However, it was Edward who guessed that she was the gatekeeper at perhaps the most famous tourist attraction in Ireland, Blarney Castle, home of the Blarney Stone. In the second game, Bennett correctly guessed that the contestant from County Waterford grew shamrocks. In the mystery guest round, Arlene correctly identified the man who was probably the most famous Irish-American outside of President Kennedy, Ed Sullivan. After the game, Ed talked about his visit to County Cork where he met Edward's mother and complimented her on the fact that she was one of the sweetest ladies he ever met. In the final game, Bennett capped off the perfecto when he correctly guessed that the lovely colleen from Dublin was in fact a policewoman. This truly was a night where the luck of the Irish was with the panel. - Sargebri

      • KILGALLEN WATCH!!! Unfortunately, this was also the last night that Dorothy would be on the panel for a few weeks. Once again, her problems with substance abuse were taking their toll and during the week, she would once again check into LeRoy Sanitarium to try to combat them. - Sargebri

      • During the post game chat with the Dublin policewoman, Bennett brought up the name of Lord Mayor Briscoe and asked how she got along with him. Miss Killeen replied that she got along fine with him. Of course, a few years earlier on WML, Bennett and the Lord Mayor got into a very heated argument over censorship when Bennett asked if two plays had been censored during Dublin's drama festival. Briscoe then went into a long-winded tirade, telling Bennett that he was uninformed, all the while trying to defend the actions of the committee. However, after the lecture, Bennett did not seem convinced, and probably still felt that Ireland had been guilty of censorship. - Sargebri

      • FLIP REPORT: All the regular contestants in this episode received the full prize, even though their occupations were correctly identified. John flipped all the cards for both the first challenger and the second challenger at eight down. The cards were flipped for the final challenger at two down. - agent_0042

      • (1) ST. PATRICK'S DAY TRIBUTE: GSN aired this episode on March 18, 2006 in honor of St. Patrick's Day - 43 years and one day after the original 1963 broadcast of tonight's show. It should be noted that the wee hours of March 18 are still considered the "broadcast day of March 17" in GSN terminology. GSN then aired this episode in its regular rotation less than a month later on April 15, 2006, which, in GSN terminology, is also known as the "broadcast day of April 14, 2006."
        (2) This was Dorothy Kilgallen's last "WML?" appearance prior to her 1963 hospitalization at the LeRoy Sanitarium in New York City.
        (3) "WML?" END CREDITS WATCH: After an absence of three shows, Alvin R. Mifelow has returned to his associate director's chair. - W-B

      • During the goodbyes, Dorothy proclaimed, "Erin Go Bragh!" Edward Mulhare replied "Thank you very much" in Gaelic. "Erin Go Bragh" is a very popular Irish phrase which means "Ireland Forever" in Irish Gaelic. Gaelic and English are Ireland's two official languages. Gaelic is a form of the ancient Celtic language, and when spoken in Ireland is generally called Irish. Ireland is called Eire (pronounced 'AIR uh') in Gaelic. It also has long been known by the poetic name Erin and as the Emerald Isle, because of its beautiful green countryside. - Suzanne

      • Tidbits: This episode has a St. Patrick's Day theme, as today is March 17th! The guest panelist Edward Mulhare was born in Cork, Ireland in 1923. The mystery guest, Ed Sullivan, has Irish ancestors. The three contestants all hailed from Ireland also. In addition, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, Bennett Cerf stated John's full name, John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly, not only at the top of the program, but during the goodbyes at the end as well.

      • Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Edward Mulhare, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

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