What's My Line?

Season 14 Episode 40

EPISODE #666

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jun 02, 1963 on CBS
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EPISODE #666
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Game 1: Eamonn Andrews (12/19/1922 - 11/5/1987) (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel was blindfolded, but the regular questioning format was used) - "Moderator of 'What's My Line?' in England" (salaried; Eamonn did a great job of hiding his Irish accent, and stumped the panel!)

Game 2: Miss Gerda Schmidt - "Poodle Clipper" (salaried; she works for Dr. Baker's Animal Hospital; during the goodbyes, Bennett commented on her "firm grip" when she shook his hand upon exiting her game; from Montreal, Canada)

Game 3: Jean Pierre Aumont (1/5/1911 - 1/30/2001) (as Mystery Guest #2) (Dorothy took off her blindfold too soon!) . .moreless

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    John Daly

    John Daly

    Moderator (1950-1967)

    Bennett Cerf

    Bennett Cerf

    Regular Panelist (1951-1967)

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Regular Panelist (1950-1965)

    Eamonn Andrews

    Eamonn Andrews

    Mystery Guest #1

    Guest Star

    Jean Pierre Aumont

    Jean Pierre Aumont

    Mystery Guest #2

    Guest Star

    Tony Randall

    Tony Randall

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

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      • MORE ABOUT PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S "ICH BIN EIN BERLINER" QUOTE: As noted below, the phrase "Ich bin ein Berliner" as spoken by President John F. Kennedy during his 1963 trip to Berlin, translated into "I am a Berliner" or "I am a citizen of Berlin." However, for many years thereafter, legend had it that Kennedy's comment was a gaffe, and that the way he said the phrase, it had translated into "I am a jelly donut," given that "Berliner" was also the name of a type of jelly donut made in Berlin. However, experts on the German language have emphasized that Kennedy's quote was correct in its original intent when translated. - W-B

      • REVIEW: This was a fun night for the panel, despite the fact that Arlene was still on the injured list, recovering from her injuries sustained in her auto accident. Filling in for Arlene this week was Dina Merrill, who did a pretty good job as a guest panelist on her first time out. As for the panel's performance as a whole, it was somewhat poor. In the first game, the panel was blindfolded because the first contestant was Eamonn Andrews, who was a frequent U.S. WML guest panelist and also the moderator of the British WML. Eamonn totally stumped the panel despite the fact that he mostly used his own voice. Of course, as John later mentioned, none of the panel asked if he had ever worked on the U.S. WML panel. For the most part, Eamonn was on the show simply for a friendly visit. He was in the States in his official capacity as head of Irish Broadcasting, to prepare for President Kennedy's visit to his ancestral home of Ireland. In the second game, Dina made the last second save when she correctly guessed that the young lady from Montreal was a poodle clipper. In the mystery guest round, the panel broke into hysterics and started to giggle uncontrollably while they were questioning Jean-Pierre Aumont. The giggling got out of control when Dolly Mae inadvertently removed her blindfold and was disqualified, causing the rest of the panel to start laughing. Jean-Pierre was on the show to promote the musical "Tovarich" and to announce that the play was moving from its original theatre to a larger, but more intimate, theatre. Things calmed down and when John said his good nights, he wished Arlene well. This episode definitely helped in her recovery. - Sargebri

      • This was Dina Merrill's first appearance on the WML panel. However, it wouldn't be her last. In later years, she would make a few more appearances on the show, especially in the dark days following Dorothy's passing. - Sargebri

      • As Eamonn mentioned, he was in the States preparing for President Kennedy's trip to Ireland to visit his ancestral home. However, this wasn't the only memorable trip Kennedy would take in 1963. Kennedy also travelled to West Berlin where he visited the Berlin Wall and drew a crowd estimated at 1 million people. It was during that appearance that he came up with one of the most famous phrases of his presidency "Ich bin ein Berliner." Roughly translated, it means "I am a Berliner." - Sargebri

      • (1) This was the first of three guest panelist appearances by Dina Merrill, and the only time she and Dorothy Kilgallen appeared together on the panel. Miss Merrill's other guest panelist appearances would come after Dorothy's death - on EPISODE #796 of December 26, 1965 and EPISODE #847 of January 29, 1967. Dina had previously appeared on "WML?" as a mystery guest on EPISODE #525 of August 7, 1960.
        (2) FINAL EAMONN ANDREWS APPEARANCE ON U.S. "WML?": Tonight's show was Eamonn Andrews' final appearance on the American version of "WML?", as well as his only mystery guest appearance. Mr. Andrews was on the U.S. "WML?" a total of 13 times, dating back to EPISODE #310 of May 13, 1956. This total includes his memorable guest-hosting stint on EPISODE #470 of June 28, 1959, which proved to be the last time that anyone but John Daly would be the panel moderator. Eamonn was the only person to appear on the U.S. "WML?" as a panelist, a host, and a mystery guest. Regular panelist Bennett Cerf, who guest hosted EPISODE #382 of September 29, 1957, was never a mystery guest, and the show's only other substitute panel moderator, Clifton Fadiman, never appeared on the panel or as a mystery guest.

        Besides being the "chairman" on the U.K. "WML?" whose original BBC run had just ended in this year of 1963 after 12 years on the air, Eamonn hosted a long-running British version of "This Is Your Life" on the BBC from 1955 to 1964 and on Thames Television from 1969 until his death from heart failure on November 5, 1987 at age 64. He also hosted a revived version of "WML?" in Britain from 1984 until his death. Another British program with which he was associated was the long-running BBC children's show, "Crackerjack!", which he hosted from 1955 to 1964. - W-B

      • One of the ironic things about Eamonn Andrews' appearance is the fact that no one on the panel bothered to ask if he ever was on the panel before. Usually, that is one of the standard questions for a mystery guest and it sometimes helps open a door if the guest answers in the affirmative. - Sargebri

      • John Daly mentioned that Arlene is still hospitalized, and that there was "every hope" that she would come home on Wednesday. He also stated that Admiral Heinz (Rear Admiral Luther C. Heinz, USN) sent get-well wishes to Arlene in front of 2000 people at the recent commencement exercises of the American International College. - Suzanne

      • Jean Pierre Aumont promoted his 1963 made-for-television movie, "The Horse Without a Head." He also promoted his Broadway play, "Tovarich" in which he starred with Vivien Leigh. - Suzanne

      • Eamonn Andrews answered "no" to the question of whether his series was currently on the air. John Daly explained that this is because the English version of WML takes breaks for the summer and does not air during these months. Eamonn has been the moderator (called "chairman" in England) of the British WML for the past 12 years. It was also announced that he is the chairman of the newly formed Irish Television. Eamonn stated that they have one broadcasting station outside of Dublin, and 5 relay booster stations. - Suzanne

      • Dina Merrill (b. 12/9/1923)

        Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Tony Randall, Dina Merrill, Bennett Cerf. Arlene Francis is absent due to a car accident.

      • Eamonn Andrews was a very special mystery guest, since he was the moderator of the "What's My Line?" show in England during these dates: 1951-1963 and 1984-87. Over the years, he has also been a guest panelist several times. - Suzanne

      • This is Arlene's second of three missed shows. A tragic car accident on the Long Island Expressway keeps her off the panel until June 16, 1963. The auto accident claimed the life of one woman. More information about the auto accident can be read on the guide to EPISODE #519. - Suzanne

        http://www.tv.com/whats-my-line/episode-519/episode/96903/summary.html

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