What's My Line?

Season 16 Episode 19


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jan 10, 1965 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Miss Mary Hazel Ash - "Plays Bugle at Race Track" (at the Arizona Downs Paradise Race Track; she is an Arizona State University student and also plays the coronet in their band; from Goodyear, AZ)

Game 2: Malcolm Beyer - "Imports Caviar" (for restaurants such as "Iron Gate" and "21"; he imported 22 tons of caviar last year; the current 1965 caviar price is $45 per pound; he is a retired USMC Brigadier General; from the very ritzy Quogue, Long Island, NY)

Game 3: Lee Remick (12/14/1935 - 7/2/1991) (as Mystery Guest)

Game 4: John M. Behan - "Director of School For Dogs" (from West Redding, CT, he runs a dog training facility named the "K-9 College") . .moreless

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    John Daly

    John Daly

    Moderator (1950-1967)

    Arlene Francis

    Arlene Francis

    Regular Panelist (1950-1967)

    Bennett Cerf

    Bennett Cerf

    Regular Panelist (1951-1967)

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Regular Panelist (1950-1965)

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      • WELCOME HOME BENNETT!!! After a week in the Caribbean, Bennett returned to his customary anchor seat and his return seemed to put a nice spark in the panel as they went 3 for 4 this evening. Things didn't start off too well, though, as the panel was absolutely stumped by the pretty young co-ed from Arizona State University who worked as a race track bugler. However, the panel bounced back nicely in the second game as Dorothy correctly guessed that the second contestant was a caviar importer. After the game, Bennett asked how much a pound of caviar cost and the contestant answered $45. In the mystery guest round, Dolly Mae again shined as she correctly identified Lee Remick. Lee was on the program to promote the upcoming release of the film "Baby the Rain Must Fall." The final game saw somewhat of a rarity for the panel as Bennett correctly guessed that the contestant was dog trainer. That definitely was a nice way for Bennett to celebrate his homecoming. - Sargebri (2006)

        Guest panelist Orson Bean was the latest member of the "To Tell the Truth" panel to appear on the WML panel. In fact, Orson was part of what is considered to be the "classic" TTTT panel line up along with Peggy Cass, Tom Poston and the grande dame of the show, Kitty Carlisle. Interestingly, a little over a year after his appearance on WML tonight, Orson, Kitty, Tom and Peggy made a group mystery guest appearance on WML to promote TTTT's return from a hiatus. Not surprisingly, the person who identified them was another former TTTT panelist, Phyllis Newman. Also, a few weeks after his appearance on this episode, the entire TTTT panel traded places with the "I've Got a Secret" panel of Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Henry Morgan and Bess Myerson in an event known as "The Night of the Big Switch." The WML panel never traded places with the panels of the other two shows, but the WML panel did once appear on "I've Got a Secret" and Bennett and Dorothy made separate appearances on TTTT. - Sargebri (2006)

        During the post game chat, Orson alluded to a film in which he appeared with mystery guest Lee Remick. That film was the classic 1959 courtroom drama "Anatomy of a Murder." That film had several WML connections: Orson, Lee and co-star Ben Gazzara would all appear at various times on the panel. In addition, the film's director, Otto Preminger, also appeared as a guest panelist on the show. - Sargebri (2006)

        THE GABOON VIPER STRIKES WHAT'S MY LINE?!!! This, of course, is a reference to one of the pet questions of guest panelist Orson Bean, who was on the panel of another Goodson-Todman show, "To Tell the Truth." Bean was in the middle of his first year as a regular panelist on the nighttime version of TTTT. Later that year, he and the rest of the nighttime crew (Tom Poston, Peggy Cass and Kitty Carlisle) would appear on the daytime version as well, to help boost the daytime version's ratings. In fact, as he is questioning the first contestant, he gives a little plug to TTTT by referring to the first contestant as "Miss Ash #1." He doesn't, however, ever use his trademark question on WML. He would use it on TTTT when they had a contestant who was involved in an activity such as wildlife or exploring. (And by the way, a gaboon viper is a large venomous African snake!) After the mystery guest round, Bean makes a reference to a 1959 film that he and mystery guest Lee Remick worked on together, the classic courtroom drama "Anatomy of a Murder." Also, a rather chic looking Dorothy managed to correctly guess the second contestant as a caviar importer, as well as guessing Miss Remick. The one who really had a bad night, though, was Arlene. She picked the wrong choice on a couple of questions where she had already narrowed the contestant down to two choices. - Sargebri (2004)

      • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: The opening sponsor is Procter & Gamble's Crest toothpaste.
        (2) "LIVE" WATCH: This is the 32nd known "WML?" episode still in existence to have the word "live" cut out of the kinescope recording of tonight's live telecast.
        (3) Guest panelist Orson Bean's nameplate on the panel desk is set in a slightly (but noticeably) smaller type font than the other panelists' (and Mr. Daly's, on his desk), and reads "ORSON BEAN" - he is the second guest panelist after Alan King in the 1960-1962 period to have this distinction. During the introduction sequence, John found a way to weave in the show on which Mr. Bean was a regular panelist, "To Tell the Truth," to welcome him to the panel.
        (4) "WML?" OVERLAY FONT WATCH: Over the last few weeks, the occupation overlays were set in a noticeably smaller size of type than in the past. Around the time of the change to the "WML?" opening sequence (and logo), a slight change to the Futura Demi Bold type appearance will take effect and remain in place to the end of the run of the "classic CBS" version of "WML?" And once again, the mystery guest's overlay screen (this time, Lee Remick) is set in Grotesque No. 9.
        (5) "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: After a week off, B.A. Taylor is back as audio engineer. - W-B (2006)

      • Lee Remick promoted her 1965 film, "Baby The Rain Must Fall" in which she co-starred with Steve McQueen. She used a very cute Swedish accent for her disguised voice. - Suzanne (2004)

        As a side note, the title theme song to the movie was sung by Glenn Yarbrough, a former member of the folk music trio The Limeliters. His recording of the song, released on RCA Victor single #47-8498, became his biggest hit as a solo artist, reaching the Top 15 on the pop charts in 1965. - W-B (2006)

      • Tidbits: Arlene's play "Beekman Place" opens a week from Monday in Palm Beach, FL. The play has been travelling to various cities. A cold snowstorm was raging this evening, and John reported 6 inches of snow outside. - Suzanne (2004)

      • Orson Bean (b. 7/22/1928)

        Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Orson Bean, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

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