What's My Line?

Season 15 Episode 2


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Sep 08, 1963 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) For tonight's show, which was transmitted live, Johnny Olson once again varies his introduction of Dorothy by concluding with the words "...in papers from coast to coast." Also, Arlene - who by this time has recovered from the injuries she sustained in her auto accident earlier in the year - unveils a new and slightly shorter hairstyle tonight.
      (2) For the first time in over a year, after taking his seat at his desk, John opens the program with the words "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to 'What's My Line?'" This opening - which was once a mainstay of the program - had been gradually deemphasized by Mr. Daly in favor of either opening comments to a guest panelist, or his exasperation with another of Bennett's bad puns. In the program's last years on the network, John hardly ever uses the old welcome message at all.
      (3) This was Tom Poston's first appearance on the "WML?" panel since EPISODE #622 of July 15, 1962 - and also his last appearance as a "WML?" panelist. He will next appear on "WML?" as a mystery guest, together with his fellow "To Tell the Truth" panelists Kitty Carlisle, Orson Bean and Peggy Cass, on EPISODE #840 of December 11, 1966. In an irony of ironies, the "TTTT" panel had been identified that night by Phyllis Newman, onetime panelist on the daytime "TTTT" and by then a recurring "WML?" guest panelist.
      (4) "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: On the final slide card graphic, while associate director Alvin R. Mifelow and lighting director Gene Ulrich are carried over from the previous season, two new crew members join the "WML?" production staff: production supervisor Milt Myers and technical director Carl Schutzman. Mr. Schutzman will remain in the latter post for the rest of "WML?'s" run on CBS. - W-B