What's My Line?

Season 15 Episode 24

EPISODE #699

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Feb 09, 1964 on CBS

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    • REVIEW: On this particularly historic evening, the panel essentially batted .500. The panel was totally stumped by composer Johnnie Mercer, who was preparing for the premier of his latest musical, "Foxy," starring Bert Lahr. (Lahr will appear as a mystery guest two episodes later, also promoting "Foxy.") The big mistake the panel made was in erroneously assuming that Mercer was a performer and not a behind-the-scenes person. In fact, Arlene thought that Mercer actually made a mistake and called Mercer "Bert Lahr." However, Arlene made up for her earlier gaffe when she correctly guessed that the second contestant made Beatle wigs. Bennett also was successful when he guessed that the second mystery guest was Jane Fonda. This, of course, was several years before Jane earned her infamous nickname of "Hanoi Jane," which she earned during a trip to North Vietnam when she made several radio broadcasts blasting the United States for attacking Vietnam. She also was used for several "Photo Ops" including one where she was sitting behind an anti-aircraft gun which was probably used to shoot down American bombers. Unfortunately, the panel ran out of time when they were questioning the mustard salesman and he wound up winning the full prize by default. - Sargebri

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