What's My Line?

Season 16 Episode 18

EPISODE #745

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jan 03, 1965 on CBS
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EPISODE #745
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Game 1: Miss Sue Huxley aka Susan Huxley - "Grooms & Feeds Prize Cattle" (salaried; she is the grand-niece of famous author Aldous Huxley who wrote "Brave New World" and she is the granddaughter of the prominent English biologist Julian Huxley; these Huxleys are descendents of the famed English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley who was known for his defense of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution; she studied animal agriculture and animal genetics in school and is now employed by Cyrus S. Eaton of Northfield, Ohio; from London, England, she has been in the USA for 8 months and became engaged to an American man over the recent Christmas holidays)

Game 2: Pierre Hill - "Makes Diaper Pins" (self-employed; he is the Vice-President of the Frederick Allen Company which makes self-closing safety diaper pins which are made from steel and feature plastic ends; from York, PA)

Game 3: Jason Robards Jr. (7/26/1922 - 12/26/2000) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    John Daly

    John Daly

    Moderator (1950-1967)

    Arlene Francis

    Arlene Francis

    Regular Panelist (1950-1967)

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Regular Panelist (1950-1965)

    Jason Robards

    Jason Robards

    Mystery Guest

    Guest Star

    Martin Gabel

    Martin Gabel

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

    Buddy Hackett

    Buddy Hackett

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

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    • QUOTES (1)

      • Buddy Hackett: (to second contestant Pierre Hill after a particually confusing line of questioning) Why don't we just erase your name and you go home?

    • NOTES (7)

      • HAPPY 1965!!! This was the first episode of what would be one of the most tumultuous years in the history of WML. Missing in action this evening is Bennett, who was in the Caribbean on a well-deserved vacation. As far as the games went, the panel had a very poor performance this evening. In fact, if it wasn't for Buddy, the panel probably would have been shut out this evening. In the first game, the panel didn't even come close to guessing that Sue Huxley, grand-niece of author Aldous Huxley, worked as a groom for cows. The panel had even worse luck in the second game. They were so far off track that John flipped all the cards because they couldn't figure out that the young contestant from York, Pennsylvania made diaper pins. However, the highlight of the game came when Martin and Arlene had a rather humorous argument about Arlene's expensive spending habits. The evening wasn't a total loss, though, as Buddy correctly identified Martin's former "Big Fish, Little Fish" co-star, Jason Robards. Jason was on the show to promote the play "Hughie," which was written by Eugene O'Neill. Buddy's correct guess definitely saved the panel's bacon. - Sargebri (2006)

        MARTIN WATCH!!! Martin was appearing in Boston, Massachusetts in the musical "Baker Street" before its Broadway premiere. He prepared for the role by losing a lot of weight. Also, if you look closely, you can notice his hair getting longer. Of course, in the next few months, his hair would be shoulder-length, making him look more and more like a member of the Beatles. - Sargebri (2006)

      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for the second contestant at six down. The panel had came rather close, but time was running short. - agent_0042

      • (1) "LIVE" WATCH: The kinescope copy of tonight's live broadcast is the 31st known surviving "WML?" episode on which the word "live" has been cut from the intro.
        (2) At the time of tonight's show, the play "Baker Street" in which Martin Gabel played the role of "Professor Moriarty," was still playing in Boston. It would open on Broadway on February 16, 1965 and run until November 14, 1965 for a total of 311 performances. For most of its Broadway run, "Baker Street" played at the Broadway Theatre; however, in its last month on Broadway, it played at the Martin Beck Theatre, which since 2003 has been known as the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
        (3) Aldous Huxley, the great-uncle of tonight's first contestant, Sue Huxley, died of cancer in Los Angeles at age 69 on November 22, 1963 - the same day on which President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. However, in part because of the Kennedy assassination, news of Mr. Huxley's death didn't reach the public until the day after his death.
        (4) Buddy Hackett's nameplate as displayed on the panel desk appears to be in a different type font (probably hand-painted) than the usual Title Gothic Condensed No. 11 (aka Gothic Condensed No. 543) typeface which was used for the nameplates for the other panelists and panel moderator John Daly.
        (5) Speaking of fonts, Grotesque No. 9 was the type font used for mystery guest Jason Robards' name on the overlay screen, rather than the regular "WML?" overlay font of Futura Demi Bold.
        (6) "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: Tonight, Larry Schneider fills in for B.A. Taylor as audio engineer. - W-B

      • Jason Robards promoted his Broadway play, "Hughie," which ran for 51 total performances at the Royale Theatre. He would make history several years later when he became the first actor to win Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor two years in a row. In both cases, he won his Oscars for playing real-life persons. In 1976's Watergate thriller "All the President's Men," he won for his portrayal of Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. In 1977's "Julia," he won for this portrayal of novelist Dashiell Hammett. - Sargebri & Suzanne (2004)

      • Happy New Year!!! This was the first episode of 1965 and what a wild way to bring it in. Buddy Hackett helped set the tone of the show by being his usual fun self. Sue Huxley's uncle Aldous Huxley was one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century. He also contributed to a piece of rock and roll history. A title from one of Huxley's books was used by a young film student named Jim Morrison, who would form the classic band The Doors. The band's very name was taken from Aldous Huxley's book on mescaline, "The Doors of Perception." The show really got crazy when the diaper pin maker arrived. It was hilarious when Martin and Arlene feigned an argument over her spending habits, and Mr. Daly had to play peacemaker. All in all, this is was a great way to bring in the new year. - Sargebri (2004)

      • Panel: Arlene Francis, Buddy Hackett, Dorothy Kilgallen, Martin Gabel.

      • Tidbits: Bennett Cerf is vacationing in the Caribbean. Arlene's play, "Beekman Place" is still in Paramus, NJ. Buddy Hackett is appearing in his play, "I Had a Ball." - Suzanne (2004)

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