What's My Line?

Season 14 Episode 47


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jul 21, 1963 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Miss Donna Mitchell - "Jockey" (self-employed; after her game, John and the panel discussed the definition of a quarter horse; from Rio Linda, CA)

Game 2: Hugh Wilson - "Makes Hair Curlers" (self-employed; his company, Wilson Manufacturing, produces a product that is 100% plastic and is sold under the trade name Wil-Hold; from Sunbury, PA)

Game 3: Edie Adams (4/16/1927 - 10/15/2008) (as Mystery Guest)

Game 4: Miss Lynne Rosenthal - "Bill Collector" (self-employed; she owns her own company, the Federal Collection Service, Inc. and performs collection services primarily for doctors and service stations; from Miami Beach, FL) . .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 (1)

    • NOTES (6)

      • REVIEW: The panel's performance this evening was a marked improvement over the previous week. In fact, it could be said that they were one away from a perfecto. In the first game, Arlene showed that Martin wasn't the only horse player in the family when she correctly guessed that the young lady from Rio Linda, California was a jockey. However, Martin got the proverbial last word in when he explained to everyone exactly what a quarter horse was. In the second game, Bennett had John and the rest of the panel to thank when he correctly guessed that the contestant made hair curlers. Bennett also had the correct guess in the mystery guest round when he identified Edie Adams, despite the fact that she used a variety of accents and impersonations in an attempt to fool the panel, including a "Gabor" accent, a German accent, a Southern accent and a Russian accent. Edie was on the show promote the 1963 film "Call Me Bwana" in which she co-starred with Bob Hope and Anita Ekberg. The film also featured a cameo appearance by golfer Arnold Palmer. In addition, Edie promoted her current plays. Unfortunately, the panel's would-be perfecto was spoiled in the final game when the panel ran out of time as they were questioning the bill collector from Miami Beach, so she won the full prize by default. However, this still was a pretty good night for the panel. - Sargebri (2006)

        Even though it wasn't specifically mentioned, Edie Adams appearance on the show came eighteen months after the tragic death of her husband, comedy legend Ernie Kovacs. However, Edie definitely looked good, as though she had gotten her life back on track. Also, during the questioning, it was asked if Edie had ever appeared on the panel, to which she correctly answered no. Even though Ernie had appeared ten times as a guest panelist, Edie never once appeared on the panel, even in the days after Dorothy's passing when several ladies were seemingly tried out for the position. - Sargebri (2006)

      • FLIP REPORT: Although Arlene correctly guessed the occupation of the first challenger, John went ahead and flipped all the cards at five down. He also flipped them all at four down for the second challenger, even though Bennett, with an assist from Arlene, had made the correct identification. John stated that he felt he had given "some license" in allowing Bennett to continue a line of questioning instead of giving him a "no" answer. Finally, John flipped them all for the final challenger at four down because time ran out. - agent_0042 (2006)

      • (1) For his introductory dialogue on episodes which are aired live, announcer Johnny Olson states, "And now, live from New York, let's meet our 'What's My Line?' panel." However, for tonight's prerecorded episode, Johnny starts off with the words, "And now, from New York, let's meet our 'What's My Line?' panel." This alternate wording was, up to this point, very rarely used on pre-taped shows from the post-1961 period, but would become a common practice on most prerecorded episodes for the next 2½ years, up until EPISODE #797 of January 2, 1966. It would also would be heard on the kinescopes of 68 live "WML?" episodes that were first broadcast from early 1964 up to Miss Kilgallen's last appearance on EPISODE #789 of November 7, 1965. On the original broadcast, the word "live" was left intact, but on the kinescope copy, the word "live" was edited out. Also, as he had done on the three shows Arlene had missed due to her automobile accident, Johnny's introduction of Dorothy once again ends with the words "...in papers from coast to coast."
        (2) "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: Because tonight's show was taped immediately prior to the transmission of the live EPISODE #672 of last week, the following substitute crew members are listed once again: production supervisor Orison Marden, associate director Ed Waglin, and technical director Vernon Gamble. - W-B (2006 & 2008)

      • This is Edie Adams' first WML appearance since the tragic automobile death of her husband Ernie Kovacs over a year earlier on January 13, 1962. Ernie was not specifically mentioned on this episode. However, after her game, when Edie was about to leave her seat, John Daly said that it was good that things were looking up for her. No doubt this was meant as a sympathetic reference to the tragic loss of her husband. - Suzanne (2004)

        Often, Martin Gabel is shy where Arlene is concerned, but tonight he told John, "I also know something about beauty." Awww, Arlene just beamed. It was sweet. John and Bennett had been discussing the recent Miss Universe Pageant. During the girl jockey game post chat, Martin showed his expertise regarding race horses, thoroughbreds and quarter horses. - Suzanne (2004)

      • During the end credits, Johnny Olson announced that this episode was prerecorded. From Gil Fates' logs, we know this episode was taped on July 14, 1963. - Suzanne (2004)

      • Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Martin Gabel, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)