What's My Line?

Season 16 Episode 29

EPISODE #756

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Mar 21, 1965 on CBS

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    • "Oops" on Arlene's part! As she is introducing Alan King, she makes the mistake of introducing him as "Alan Dale," who is a recording and television star of the day. She was so embarrassed! King then walks out and jokingly calls her "Dorothy." King, at this point, was starting to come into his own as a panelist. He was proving that funnymen such as himself, Joey Bishop and Buddy Hackett, could do a good job without taking over control of the show. Carol Channing was her usual zany self as she gave her usual extended introduction to Bennett, which caused him to ask if the half hour had ended yet. The first game was interesting because Arlene was blindfolded due to the fact that the first contestant, Lillian Briggs, was teaching Arlene how to play the trombone for an upcoming play she would appear in, "Mrs. Dally." Art Carney promoted his current play, "The Odd Couple." When this play was made into a film, Carney was replaced by Jack Lemmon. Of this role switch, Lemmon has said, "It wasn't done with Art Carney because he didn't have enough clout as a movie star. It's not fair, but it happens all the time." Also, another interesting fact is that all three actors who played the role of "Felix Unger" (Carney, Jack Lemmon and Tony Randall) have all recently appeared on WML in 1965. At the end of the show, Bennett paid tribute to his fellow panelists by saying that they were three of the funniest people around today. - Sargebri (2004)

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