What's My Line?

Season 16 Episode 37


Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 16, 1965 on CBS
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Game 1: Miss Pat McGee (b. 8/23/1945) - "Demonstrates Skateboards" (salaried; pretty blond; she is employed by and demonstrates a skateboard made by Vita-Pakt Citrus Company of Covina, California, and when John said he was confused by this, and asked Pat "did this develop from the boxes they pack oranges in?" Pat chuckled and explained that the company had branched out into other fields; Arlene began the questioning and identified Pat's profession all by herself, but John flipped all the cards anyway; John said that Pat was on the cover of Life magazine this week, shown standing on her hands on a skateboard; Pat said that prior to skateboarding, she surfed for 7 years, but explained to John that this was not in preparation for skateboarding and went on to say that skiers hone their skills on skateboards; she is currently in New York demonstrating her athletic skills at Macy's department store; from San Diego, California)

It is no longer there, but a nine-minute segment of this episode used to be on YouTube.com with the following description: 1965 Skateboard Champion Patti McGee on the WHAT'S MY LINE? TV show -- Pat McGee, "The Blonde Skateboarding Goddess" of the 1960's on the TV quiz show WHAT'S MY LINE? If you don't know who Pat is, she was the first Professional Girl Skateboarder. Sponsored by Hobie, she was on the cover of the 3rd SKATEBOARDER magazine in 1965 and made the cover of LIFE magazine the same year.

Game 2: Dick Hull - "Operates Automobile Crushing Machine (For Scrap Metal)" (salaried; he stumped the panel; after his line was revealed, Bennett mentioned the scene of the auto being crushed by a similar machine in the James Bond movie "Goldfinger" and asked Mr. Hull if that scene was accurate. Mr. Hull replied that he operated a different kind of crusher, a portable one; from Ottumwa, Iowa)

Game 3: Liza Minnelli (b. 3/12/1946) (as Mystery Guest) Liza is guessed very quickly. Arlene mentions that they were sure she would be on last week and then Bennett says almost disdainfully, "And what do we get? Soupy Sales!"

Game 4: Miss Yoshiko Yatsuwe or Yatsue (phonetic approximation) - "Television News Reporter" (salaried; Japanese girl; she signed her name in Japanese characters; Bennett determines that she appears on television, but asks if she is part of the Japanese WML program, which gets a "no" when the game is called for time; John describes her as the "Walter Cronkite of Japan"; from Tokyo, Japan)

Sponsors as shown in Gil Fates' show logs:

Sherwin Williams Paint
Yardley of London

Who was the Episode MVP ?

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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