What's My Line?

Season 16 Episode 41


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jun 13, 1965 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Mrs. Lola Morrow - "Secretary to Gemini Astronauts" (salaried; she works at Cape Kennedy, FL; she said her job was varied and had no set daily routine; from Windsor, CT)

Game 2: Robert Scanlon - "Makes Moth Balls" (salaried; Robert is the Director of Manufacturing for Enoz Moth Balls Corp., which is a division of Borden Chemical Co.; the active ingredient in his product is paradichlorobenzene; from Arlington Heights, IL)

Game 3: Art Linkletter (7/17/1912 - 5/26/2010)(as Mystery Guest)

Game 4: Miss Beryl O'Malley - "Window Washer" (self-employed; she performs private and commercial work, up to the 3rd floor only; from Parsippany, NJ)

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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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    • THE BAND IS BACK TOGETHER!!! Anytime that former panel regular Steve Allen is on the show, it is, as John puts it, old home week. Unfortunately, gamewise, it wasn't a particularly great night for the panel as they wound up with a .500 record for the evening. In the first game, the panel was given, more or less, partial credit for correctly guessing that the first contestant was the secretary for the Gemini astronauts. In the second game, Arlene correctly guessed that the contestant had something to do with mothballs. Unfortunately, her correct identification came after all the cards had been flipped. In the mystery guest round, Arlene correctly identified former frequent guest panelist Art Linkletter. Art was on the show to promote his summer series "Talent Scouts." He also talked about his son, Jack, who worked with John at the Miss America contest. In the final game, the panel ran out of time as they were questioning the female window washer, so she wound up winning the full prize by default. This might have been a nice homecoming for Steve in terms of nostalgia sake, but it was a mediocre night for the panel. - Sargebri (2007)

    • FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for the first contestant at three down. The panel had correctly identified an association with the Gemini space program, but John stopped them short of making the actual identification. John flipped the remaining card for the second contestant at nine down. The panel had come very close to the identification of his line. John flipped all the cards for the final contestant at seven down because time ran out. The panel, however, once again, had been rather close, but did not determine the exact line before time ran out. - agent_0042 (2007)

    • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: The opening sponsor for tonight's show is Polident denture tablets.
      (2) "LIVE" WATCH: This is the 54th known episode still in existence to have the word "live" cut from the kinescope of a live transmission.
      (3) ART LINKLETTER: Tonight's "WML?" episode was Art Linkletter's last appearance on the program. Interestingly, his first appearance, on EPISODE #311 of May 20, 1956, was also as a mystery guest. All his other appearances in-between had been as a guest panelist. In sum, Mr. Linkletter was on the show a total of ten times. For his swan-song appearance tonight, Art varied the usual mystery guest's exit, heading towards center stage after shaking the panelists' hands and then walking right behind them.
      (4) "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: Based on the last few weeks' worth of end credits, it appears that James Murphy has taken over as production supervisor, succeeding Milt Myers. The rest of the crew is same as usual.
      (5) Following GSN's February 19, 2007 airing of tonight's show, the channel aired an episode of the color syndicated incarnation of "To Tell the Truth," from Week #12 of the 1970-1971 season. This episode, as were all the episodes that week, was guest-hosted by Bill Cullen who was filling in for regular host Garry Moore, and the panel consisted of Mr. Moore's longtime variety-series regular Durward Kirby, Peggy Cass, the "boss" Mark Goodson, and Kitty Carlisle. Coincidentally, this was the second week in a row GSN aired an episode of a game show from a week when a show regularly hosted by Garry was instead guest-hosted by a substitute, and one of the panelists was a regular on Garry's 1950's variety shows. During the opening banter with the panel, Mr. Cullen mentioned the old "Winner Take All" series which was one of his early hosting gigs under Mr. Goodson and partner Bill Todman. The first contestants on this edition were Bill Favery and two impostors, and the second contestants were legendary tennis player Gussie Moran and two impostors. The set was the "psychedelic" design used in the first two seasons of the syndicated "TTTT's" 1969-1978 run. - W-B (2007)

    • Art Linkletter promoted his new television program, "Hollywood Talent Scouts." It aired from 1965 to 1966. He also promoted his new book, "A Child's Garden of Misinformation." John Daly praised Art's son Jack Linkletter. Jack and John had worked together at the recent Miss USA Pageant. - Suzanne (2004)

      Tidbits: Bennett had been a commencement speaker for Washington & Jefferson College, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. John Daly had fun calling him "Doctor." - Suzanne (2004)

    • It was a so-so outing for the panel this episode. Even though they came close to guessing what the first contestant did, they were stumped by the second guest. Arlene did correctly guess that Art Linkletter was the mystery guest. Art had the audience in stitches with his high-pitched "billy goat" voice. Unfortunately, they ran out of time as they were questioning the final contestant. - Sargebri (2004)

      In spite of only winning the mystery guest round, the panel actually put in a fairly strong showing in this episode. Though they made no actual identifications of the lines for any of the regular contestants, they came very close in all cases. The panel largely found themselves up against the clock in this episode, but performed well, even when faced with some occasional bad luck and some challenging lines to identify. - agent_0042 (2007)

    • Panel: Arlene Francis, Steve Allen, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.