What's My Line?

Season 15 Episode 38


Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 17, 1964 on CBS



  • Notes

    • TERRY-THOMAS: During the closing chat, Arlene asked guest panelist Terry-Thomas what his first name was. She knew something that some people didn't - that his first name wasn't Terry and his last name wasn't Thomas. She knew that his name was correctly spelled Terry-Thomas, with a hyphen. Terry-Thomas was his stage name, but his birth name was also hyphenated. Terry-Thomas was born Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens. Terry-Thomas told Arlene to pick any old name to "fill in the gap" - a sneaky reference to the gap between his front teeth, which he was quite capable of using for comic effect in his movies. - Lee McIntyre

      MISSING NAME PLAQUE THEORY? In reference to the blank name plaques on this episode, an explanation may revolve around guest panelist Terry-Thomas' name. Most people thought "Terry" was his first name and "Thomas" was his last name. It is possible that the WML staff had prepared the name plaque as "MR. THOMAS." Then, when Terry-Thomas arrived at the stage and noticed the error, he may have requested that it be corrected. Of course, there was no time to produce a new plaque and the only thing they could do was cover up or remove all of them. - John Holcombe (2006)