What's My Line?

Season 16 Episode 49

EPISODE #776

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 08, 1965 on CBS
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EPISODE #776
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Game 1: Vicar Stanton Tate - "Parachute Jumps to Fight Forest Fires (U. S. Forest Service)" (salaried; he is a "smoke jumper" during the summer, and is a Vicar of the Episcopal Church in his home town of McCall, ID)

Game 2: Mrs. Judy Hunt - "Makes Saddles" (salaried; she works for the Phil Harris Saddle & Shoe Shop in her home town of John Day, Oregon; John Daly mentioned her town name was one letter off!; their saddle prices begin at $225 and have no price limit; in 2004, used Phil Harris show saddles sell for thousands of dollars)

Game 3: Olivia de Havilland (b. 7/1/1916) (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)

    Bennett Cerf

    Bennett Cerf

    Regular Panelist (1951-1967)

    Olivia de Havilland

    Olivia de Havilland

    Mystery Guest

    Guest Star

    Martin Gabel

    Martin Gabel

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

    Carol Channing

    Carol Channing

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

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      • STANTON TATE: Stanton Tate also made an additional appearance on a Goodson-Todman game show when he was the featured contestant in the third game of "To Tell the Truth" of December 9, 1958. - Suzanne (2009)

        REVIEW: After several great performances the past few weeks, the law of averages caught up with the panel this evening. Perhaps Dorothy's absence had something to do with it, but no matter what, it still was a stinker of a night. In the first game, the panel failed to guess that the Episcopalian vicar also was a smoke jumper for the United States Forest Service. The panel also had a pretty rough go in the second game when they were unable to guess that the lady from Oregon made saddles. The nadir of the night came in the mystery guest round when the panel was unable to identify two-time Academy Award winner Olivia DeHavilland. Olivia was on the show to promote the classic horror film "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte. " It certainly was fitting because this night was definitely a house of horrors. - Sargebri (2007)

        KILGALLEN WATCH!!! Dorothy was absent from the panel this evening. There never was any explanation given for why she was missing, but in hindsight, she might have not been up to par. Of course, a few months after this episode aired, Dorothy would tragically pass away due to an accidental lethal combination of alcohol and prescription medication. - Sargebri (2007)

        SISTERS: When the panel was questioning Olivia DeHavilland, the question of whether or not she had previously appeared on the panel came up and she eventually answered "no." However, her sister, Oscar winner Joan Fontaine, was a panelist for many years on the daytime version of WML's sister show, "To Tell the Truth." - Sargebri (2007)

      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for the mystery challenger, Olivia de Havilland, at seven down, as time was running rather short. The questioning began with a series of answers in the positive, but eventually the panel became stumped. Time was so short at the end that John had to say goodbye for the panel. - agent_0042 (2007)

      • (1) "THAT MAKES IT 776 DOWN AND 100 TO GO": No one connected with "WML?" knew it at the time, but it would be another 100 episodes from tonight's edition that the "classic CBS" incarnation of this venerable program would reach the end of the line.
        (2) A DOUBLE DOSE OF CAROL CHANNING: Tonight's show was the first of two consecutive "WML?" episodes, in production order, on which Carol Channing was guest panelist, because this show was taped just prior to the live EPISODE #756 of March 21, 1965 where she was also on the panel. In both cases, Miss Channing was filling in for Dorothy Kilgallen who had been indisposed at the time. The only difference between the two shows was in the male guest panelists, as Martin Gabel was on the panel tonight and Alan King had sat with Arlene, Carol and Bennett some five months before. And coincidentally (or perhaps not), the panel's game performance on both shows was rather poor, although they would do somewhat better on EPISODE #756 than on this edition which technically was taped before.
        (3) "WML?" FONT WATCH: As with the aforementioned EPISODE #756, tonight, News Gothic Bold is the overlay screen font for regular contestants' occupations and the mystery guest name.
        (4) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: Once again, Kellogg's Special K cereal is opening sponsor.
        (5) OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND: This was the legendary actress' fourth and final "WML?" appearance within its "classic CBS" run. She would make one more appearance, again as a mystery guest, during the final season of the syndicated "WML?" in 1974-1975. Tonight, on her overlay screen, her surname was printed as "DeHAVILLAND," with a small "e" and no space between the two parts of her surname. It was also the second straight pre-taped episode on which she appeared, as her prior appearance on EPISODE #725 of August 9, 1964 was likewise prerecorded.
        (6) YOU KNOW IT'S PRE-TAPED WHEN... - Johnny Olson's "And now, from New York..." intro is once again spoken in real time; and the second associate producer (after Bob Bach) is credited by her previous name of Ann Kaminsky. Her name change had been mentioned in the notes to EPISODE #774 and EPISODE #775.
        (7) JACKIE ROBINSON: Following GSN's April 16, 2007 airing of tonight's episode, the channel then aired a color videotape episode of the syndicated 1968-1975 version of "WML?" This edition was from Week #60 of the syndicated run, taped on November 20, 1969. The host was Wally Bruner and the panel consisted of Soupy Sales, Joanna Barnes, Bert Convy and Arlene Francis; the mystery guest was Jackie Robinson, whose previous mystery guest appearance on "WML?" EPISODE #14 of August 16, 1950 has unfortunately been lost to history. As with the "classic CBS" episode that aired before this color syndicated episode, News Gothic Bold was the occupation and mystery guest name overlay font, as indeed it was for the entire syndicated run. This particular episode was previously shown by GSN on July 8, 2006 and July 31, 2006 as part of a month-long tribute which had been tied in with the Baseball Hall of Fame. The April 16, 2007 airing was in honor of "Jackie Robinson Day," which had been celebrated by Major League Baseball the day before on April 15, 2007. The special day was the 60th anniversary of Robinson's breaking the color barrier in baseball. - W-B (2007)

      • Martin must have taken a cue from guest panelist Carol Channing. He is usually brief in his introductions, but tonight he gave Carol a rather extended introduction, much like Carol had done during her previous four appearances as a guest panelist. Carol again broke with tradition and wore a pantsuit onstage. She has done this a few times now, both as a guest panelist and as a mystery guest. Again, she looked adorable. Tonight, she wore a matching white sailor suit with dark accents. She's tall and thin and carries herself very well. This was one of those nights that the panel wished that they could forget. They were stumped on both contestants as well as mystery guest Olivia de Havilland. Miss de Havilland really caused fits when she decided to answer the panel in Russian, which made it all the more fun. After the round was over, a brief mention was made about her most recent film, the horror classic "Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte", which was released in December 1964. - Sargebri (2004)

        During the end credits, Johnny Olson announced that this episode was prerecorded. From Gil Fates' logs, we know this episode was taped on March 21, 1965. During Judy Hunt's game, Arlene stated, "Maybe she's one of the astronauts, we don't know where they are." However, Gemini III was launched on March 23, 1965, so her comment is a mystery of sorts. Perhaps she meant the astronauts were preparing for the upcoming space shoot. - Suzanne (2004)

        Tidbits: No reason was given for Dorothy Kilgallen's absence. Carol Channing did reference Dorothy once during one of her questions. - Suzanne (2004)

        Panel: Arlene Francis, Martin Gabel, Carol Channing, Bennett Cerf.

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