What's My Line?

Season 16 Episode 50

EPISODE #777

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 15, 1965 on CBS
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EPISODE #777
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Game 1: Miss Pamela Painter - "Gold Miner" (self-employed; she runs a river-dredging gold mining operation in Brazil; she has been in Brazil for 3 years and at the Amazon Jungle Tapajos River - or Rio Tapajós - for one year; she has studied geology, and was a very articulate contestant; from Los Angeles, CA)

Game 2: Mrs. Pauline Howard - "Horse Race Handicapper, Gives Tips For Bettors on Radio" (salaried; she is heard on radio station CJAD which is known as the "Voice of CBS in Montreal"; she is associated with the Blue Bonnet Race Track and others; from Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Game 3: Allan Sherman (11/30/1924 - 11/20/1973) (as Mystery Guest) . .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)

    Allan Sherman

    Allan Sherman

    Mystery Guest

    Guest Star

    Tony Randall

    Tony Randall

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

    Anita Gillette

    Anita Gillette

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      • KITTY CARLISLE HART TRIBUTE: GSN skipped this episode on April 23, 2007 in favor of a tribute to actress, singer and arts advocate Kitty Carlisle Hart who died on April 17, 2007 at age 96. In her memory, the channel aired two back-to-back episodes of "To Tell the Truth" on which she was the resident "grande dame." The first episode aired by GSN, from the "classic CBS" (1956-1968) era, was Kitty's very first "TTTT" appearance, and it originally aired on March 5, 1957 and was previously shown by GSN on February 5, 2007; the description of this episode can be found in the notes to "WML?" EPISODE #766. The second episode shown was from the color syndicated (1969-1978) version and originally aired in 1973, with Garry Moore as host, Bill Wendell as announcer, and Kitty's co-panelists being Bill Cullen, Peggy Cass and Joe Garagiola. The first contestants were undercover New York City police detective Richard Buggy and two "special" impostors, who, at the end of the game, were revealed to be Kitty's own son, Christopher Hart, and Joe's son, Joe, Jr.; they were disguised so well - by a professional makeup artist - that neither of their parents recognized them. At the end of the show, Detective Buggy and the impostors appeared without their respective disguises. The second contestants were media critic George Gerbner (1919-2005) and two impostors. A website devoted to the works and legacy of Mr. Gerbner can be found below. - W-B (2007)

        http://www.georgegerbner.net/

      • ALLAN SHERMAN LP: Not long after tonight's episode aired, mystery guest Allan Sherman, in October 1965, released the album "My Name Is Allan" (Warner Bros. W(S) 1604). The LP's cover, featuring a photograph of Mr. Sherman as a child, was a parody of Barbra Streisand's May 1965 album "My Name Is Barbra" (Columbia CL 2336/CS 9136). Sherman worked with a new musical director this time out, Ralph Carmichael, thus ending his long collaboration with Lou Busch, the co-writer of the "WML?" closing theme "Rollercoaster." Two of the record's tracks - "Peyton Place, U.S.A." and "It's a Most Unusual Play" - are believed to have anticipated the themes of his 1973 book "The Rape of the A.P.E. (American Puritan Ethic)." The album also contained "The Laarge Daark Aardvark Song," which was probably the first song he recorded without a live audience, and is regarded as possibly the worst song he ever recorded for commercial release. The record only peaked at #88 on the album charts. It also proved to be the last of his LP's to even make the charts. - W-B

      • During the end credits, Johnny Olson announced that this episode was prerecorded. From Gil Fates' logs, we know this episode was taped on April 11, 1965. - Suzanne

      • Besides serving on the panel on this occasion, Anita Gillette and Tony Randall have something in common, as the two of them would later both work with Jack Klugman. Tony would work with Klugman for six seasons on the classic 1970-1975 sitcom "The Odd Couple" and Miss Gillette would play "Dr. Emily Hanover" during the final season of the 1976-1983 crime drama "Quincy M.E." In fact, in an earlier episode she would play "Quincy's" first wife who died of a brain tumor in an episode chronicling how "Quincy" became a pathologist. The panel had an average night. Arlene guessed that the first contestant was a gold miner after Bennett opened the door for her. However, the panel would have a hard time guessing the second contestant who was a horse racing handicapper. Allan Sherman had a humorous turn as the mystery guest, but the funniest part was when he got himself and John drenched after Tony caused Sherman to jump after guessing him. For the record, Anita Gillette would celebrate her 29th birthday the day following this telecast. She was born on August 16, 1936. - Sargebri

      • Tony Randall's introduction of fellow panelist Anita Gillette looked like a goof on Tony's part, but it wasn't. When he was introducing her, he said that he was introducing her for the first time, as if she hadn't been on the panel before. However, she was indeed seen on the panel four months earlier, on April 18, 1965, along with Abe Burrows, Arlene and Bennett. As it turns out, tonight's episode, which was telecast on August 15, 1965, was actually pretaped on April 11, 1965, a week prior to her earlier appearance on WML. So, Tony was correct! - cpdelta & Sargebri

      • NIAGARA FALLS - Toward the end of the mystery guest segment, after Tony identifies Allan's identity, Allan Sherman accidently knocks over John Daly's glass of water. Unfortunately, we don't see the actual event. Water must have flown everywhere, because John and Allan stand up and brush water off of their coat sleeves. One moment the panel still has their blindfolds on, and the next second, the blindfolds are off. The kinescope had been edited, and a section of the tape was evidently not replaced. John Daly spent quite a bit of air time mopping up the spill on his desktop with his handkerchief. He mockingly offers his soaked hankie to Allan, and tells him to wash and iron it. Allan humbly apologizes for the spill. Later, during the goodbyes, John jokes that he's thirsty but has no water! - Suzanne

      • Tidbits: As with last week's episode, no reason was given for Dorothy Kilgallen's absence. Her name was not heard at all on this episode. John mentioned that tomorrow, August 16th, was Anita Gillette's birthday.

      • Panel: Arlene Francis, Tony Randall, Anita Gillette, Bennett Cerf.

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