(1) JOE GARAGIOLA: Tonight's "WML?" episode and the 1969-1978 syndicated "To Tell the Truth" were not the only Goodson-Todman productions Joe Garagiola had been involved in. From 1969 to 1970, he hosted another G-T game show, the five-day-a-week syndicated "He Said, She Said," which was announced by Johnny Olson and sponsored by Holiday Inn Hotels. The basic format - three celebrities and one non-celebrity, divided into two teams (the men and their wives) - would be revamped for the 1974-1978 CBS game show "Tattletales," which was hosted by another G-T favorite, Bert Convy.
(2) YOU KNOW THE OPENING SPONSOR IS A CIGARETTE MAKER WHEN... - On GSN's May 28, 2007 airing of tonight's show, the channel cut to a current commercial in the middle of the "WML?" opening titles.
(3) "LIVE" WATCH: Tonight's show is the 61st known surviving kinescope of a live broadcast where the word "live" has been cut from the intro.
(4) THE CHARCOAL ROOM: 846 Second Avenue, where Johnny Johnston's Charcoal Room was based as of 1965, was located at East 45th Street in an area commonly referred to as "Steak Row," which generally covered East 45th Street between First and Lexington Avenues. A web site with a transcription of a 1959 New York publication states, "The Charcoal Room, 846 Second Ave., at 95th St., formerly known as Johnny Johnston's Charcoal Room offers the novelty of permitting you to broil your own sirloin in an open pit which sits in the middle of the restaurant." However, the reference to 95th street is in error; it is possibly a typographical error which should read 45th Street. The building numbers at Second Avenue and East 95th Street would be within the mid-1800 (1800 to 1850) range.
(5) "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: Gene Ulrich has returned to his regular position of lighting director for the first time this season.
(6) Following GSN's May 28, 2007 airing of tonight's show, the channel aired an edition of the "classic CBS" "I've Got a Secret" which was originally transmitted "live from New York" on May 18, 1964. The episode, sponsored by Toni Home Permanents, was a salute to Armed Forces Week, with an opening display from the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Honor Guard Company of Fort Myer, Virginia. The host was Garry Moore, then a few months away from being replaced as program host by Steve Allen, and the panel consisted of the "classic" lineup of Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Henry Morgan and Bess Myerson. - W-B (2007)