What's My Line?

Season 17 Episode 27

EPISODE #806

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Mar 06, 1966 on CBS
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EPISODE #806
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Game 1: Mr. Radford DuBois - "Raises & Sells Turtles (For Pets)" (self-employed; he runs the DuBois Turtle Farm and sells 1 million turtles annually, half of those to the Woolworth's chain; from Yazoo City, Mississippi; he is also a Representative in the Mississippi state legislature; he is a Green Beret, more specifically, a Major commanding a National Guard unit; in addition to breeding turtles, he also raises catfish)

Game 2: Miss Christina Vogt - "Writes Advice to Children Newspaper Column" (salaried; from McPherson, Kansas, she is in the 5th grade at Galva School in Galva, KS; her column is carried in "The Hutchinson News" of Hutchinson, Kansas; John stated that this is a Pulitzer Award winning newspaper)

Game 3: Paul Ford (11/2/1901 - 4/12/1976) (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)

    Paul Ford

    Paul Ford

    Mystery Guest

    Guest Star

    Henry Morgan

    Henry Morgan

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

    Mary Lindsay

    Mary Lindsay

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

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      • REVIEW: This was a fairly decent night for the panel as they went a respectable 2 for 3 for the evening's score. However, there was some difficulty in guessing both the first contestant and the mystery guest. In the first game, Mary Lindsay, the wife of newly elected New York City mayor John Lindsay, made a last second save by correctly guessing that the gentleman from Mississippi raised turtles. In the second game, the panel was absolutely stumped by the pre-pubescent advice columnist from Kansas. However, they did get redemption by correctly identifying Phil Silvers' former co-star, Paul Ford. Paul was on the show to promote the play "Three Bags Full," which had opened that same evening. There was no time for a fourth game, but the panel probably was relieved and welcomed the fact that there was not a fourth contestant. - Sargebri (2007)

        NEXT CANDIDATE IN THE DOLLY MAE REPLACEMENT SWEEPSTAKES!!! Mary Lindsay was tonight's entrant in the search to find a replacement for Dorothy. She did ask some good questions and did make the correct guess in the first game. However, she came off as somewhat bland and this worked against her from ever being invited back to serve on the panel. - Sargebri (2007)

        HENRY WAS A GOOD BOY TONIGHT!!! This was the first WML appearance of the "I've Got a Secret" resident curmudgeon, Henry Morgan. On this occasion, he looked as if he really had fun appearing on the WML side of the fence. However, just one year later, Henry would make a rather controversial appearance on the show. During a 1967 appearance on WML, Henry made several rude remarks while Bennett was making one of his humorous, but long, introductions of John. This infuriated both Bennett and John to the point where they looked as if they were willing to meet Henry out back. As a result, Henry was never invited back. He did appear one more time on the classic version, but that episode was taped before the incident. However, all must have been forgiven as he would become a frequent guest panelist on the five days a week syndicated version of WML. - Sargebri (2007)

      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped the remaining card for the first contestant at nine down. The panel had been tripped up by the occupation, but Henry Morgan had come up with "turtle" after a "yes" was given on the animal being similar to a frog. The panel was not made to fish for the exact line "Raises & Sells Turtles (For Pets)." - agent_0042 (2007)

      • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: Tonight's opening sponsor is Supp-Hose Stockings.
        (2) "LIVE WATCH": The kinescope copy of tonight's show is the 12th surviving "WML?" episode from the post-Dorothy era to retain the "live" wording on the opening.
        (3) NAMEPLATE WATCH AND ANOTHER FOGGY CRYSTAL BALL MOMENT: First Lady Mary Lindsay's nameplate on the panel desk reads "Mrs. Lindsay," in deference to her marital status. During the introductions, Bennett predicted her husband, New York City Mayor (and former "WML?" guest panelist) John V. Lindsay would go down in history as the greatest Mayor the city had ever known. In fact, his Mayoralty was among the more controversial and tumultuous, with everything from strikes by city workers of various sectors, to decentralization of the school system, to overall racial and political strife, to financial policies that may well have contributed to the city's mid-1970's flirtation with bankruptcy - the latter of which, interestingly and coincidentally, had come to a head in the same year of 1975 that the syndicated version of "WML?" reached the end of its run.
        (4) BAD PUN ALERT: Mr. Cerf then spun another implausible yarn involving "our panel moderator," asserting that Mr. Daly had suspended a nurse for three days because she had been "without gauze." This was met initially with a moment of silence, followed by the inevitable groans from the audience. During the good nights, Bennett clarified his opening comments, saying he had meant to say that the nurse was "absent without gauze" - a pun on the phrase "absent without cause."
        (5) "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: For the first time in three weeks, the final slide card with the last four production crew credits listed (which are: production supervisor, technical director, audio engineer and lighting director) is shown during the end credits.
        (6) Following GSN's November 5, 2007 airing of this "WML?" edition, the cable and satellite channel ran a 1981 episode of the 1980-1981 version of "To Tell the Truth," hosted by Robin Ward. The panel lineup of this show consisted of Nipsey Russell, onetime "TTTT" mainstay Polly Bergen, Pittsburgh TV host John Wade and veteran "TTTT" grande dame, "The Queen of TV's question and answer games," Kitty Carlisle. During the introductions, it was noted that Miss Bergen was appearing with Robert Mitchum in an upcoming TV miniseries, Herman Wouk's "The Winds of War," which would air in 1983. The first contestants on this installment were Vicki McCarty (who had been in Playboy's September 1979 issue as a nude centerfold) and two impostors. Incidentally, at the time of the original broadcast, Miss McCarty had already graduated from law school and also completed a year of postgraduate work at Cambridge University in England. She later married record producer Jimmy Iovine and also became an author. The second and final "TTTT" contestants were David Bollman (name approximate - it also could have been spelled Bolman, Balman, Ballman, Baulman, Baullman, etc.) who was executive vice president of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and two impostors. - W-B (2007)

      • I think it was "out of respect" that the female guest panelists were referred to as "Mrs. Smith" or "Mrs. Jones" instead of their first names. I don't think they were referred to in this manner because it was felt that they were of no social significance without their famous husband connections, for example, Mrs. Kirk Douglas and Mrs. John Lindsay. A recent exception, though, is Suzy Knickerbocker, who was called "Suzy" by John. This was probably because she was younger than the other panel members. A true sign of the times can be seen on "Password." Alan Ludden asks the male contestants what they do for a living, and then asks the female contestants one of two questions: "What does your husband do?" or "Do you have a family?" I realize it was the way it was, but it does show you how things change. I keep waiting for some woman to answer the question "What does your husband do?" with "Why don't you ask him that?" - talksonthephone (2004)

        In the case of Suzy Knickerbocker and John's addressing her as "Suzy," it appeared to be more out of tacit acknowledgment that "Suzy Knickerbocker" was a nom de plume, rather than her age in relation to the other panelists. For example, two other frequent female "WML?" guest panelists of the show's final years on CBS, Phyllis Newman and Sue Oakland, were younger than Suzy, yet they received the formal "Miss (surname)" treatment, both on their panel desk nameplates and in John's addressing them. But the honorifics weren't just limited to the "Mr.", "Miss" or "Mrs." When a politician appeared as a panelist, their elected position was reflected on their nameplates (e.g. "Sen. Smathers," "Rep. Roosevelt"), and if a British performer or political figure who was knighted appeared on the panel, their rank was reflected on their nameplate ("Sir Cedric," "Lord Boothby"). - W-B (2006 & 2007)

      • This was a so-so night for the panel. Henry Morgan makes his second appearance on WML. His first appearance was back in 1956, when he had been part of a mystery guest team. Now, he tries his first stint as a guest panelist. Of course, he's a member of Goodson-Todman's other panel show, "I've Got a Secret." Henry identified the first contestant with an assist from Mrs. Lindsay. However, the panel was not able to guess that the second contestant wrote an advice column for kids. Bennett guessed that Paul Ford was the mystery guest. It was a good thing the panel made three consecutive passes. This way, they were able to limit their losses! - Sargebri (2004)

      • Paul Ford promoted his Broadway play, "3 Bags Full" which is being performed at Henry Miller's Theatre. The comedy opened tonight, and ran for 33 total performances. We saw something very rare during Paul's game. Three panelists in a row "passed" their turns. Bennett's turn had finished. Most of the panel members were clueless, so we then saw Arlene, Henry and Mary pass back to Bennett! - Suzanne (2004)

      • Henry Morgan (3/31/1915 - 5/19/1994)

        Mary Lindsay (10/30/1926 - 3/9/2004)

        Panel: Arlene Francis, Henry Morgan, Mary Lindsay, Bennett Cerf.

      • Tidbits: Mary Lindsay is Congressman John Lindsay's wife. An overlay screen was shown which read "Mrs. John V. Lindsay"; her first name was never used. John V. Lindsay was the Mayor of New York City from 1966 to 1973. - Suzanne (2004)

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