(1) SIR RALPH RICHARDSON: During the first season of the Canadian-based "Second City Television" (aka "SCTV") in 1976-1977, tonight's mystery guest, Sir Ralph Richardson, made a memorable guest appearance, along with Sir John Gielgud, in an episode called "Crosswords," which first aired in Canada on December 16, 1976. The two esteemed British actors appeared on the show as themselves. The details on "SCTV's" parody of "WML?" can be found in the notes to EPISODE #318 of July 8, 1956.
(2) DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN: Tonight's second contestant, Al Somers, would go on to make another "WML?" appearance, in the 1968-1975 color syndicated version. Incredibly, he was the second contestant on that show too, and signed in as "Mr. X." On both tonight's classic episode and the future syndicated episode, his occupation was listed as "Runs School for Baseball Umpires." This later syndicated episode was taped on March 6, 1969 and was hosted by Wally Bruner. The daytime panel on that occasion consisted of Soupy Sales, Joanna Barnes, Hal Holbrook and Arlene Francis, who was the only other person besides Mr. Somers to have been on both the 1963 and 1969 editions. The mystery guest for this syndicated episode was the famed hair stylist, Vidal Sassoon. The 1969 episode was aired by GSN on August 8, 2006 as part of a month-long tribute connected with the 70th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
(3) "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: As with the live EPISODE #652 which was transmitted directly after the taping of tonight's show, John Kuehn is credited as associate director, subbing for Alvin R. Mifelow. - W-B (2006)