What's My Line?

Season 17 Episode 29


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Mar 20, 1966 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: If it hadn't been for the final contestant, this probably would have been considered "ladies night" on WML as the contestants in the first two games were women and the mystery guest for the evening was a woman. It also turned out to be a good night for the panel as they wound up going a remarkable 3 for 4 on the evening. Things got off to a great start in the first game as Arlene, with a huge assist from guest panelist Dr. Joyce Brothers, correctly guessed that the twin sisters were blackjack dealers. In the second game, Joyce correctly guessed that the contestant stitched baseballs. In the mystery guest round, Tony correctly identified Carol Burnett. Carol was on the show to promote her upcoming special "Carol + Two," in which she starred with Lucille Ball and Zero Mostel. Of course, this probably was a trial run for Carol's upcoming variety series, which would be premiering a year and a half after her WML appearance. Unfortunately, the panel ran out of time in the final game, so the kite maker, who was the only male contestant, won the full prize by default. Nevertheless, this still was a great night for the panel. - Sargebri (2007)

      NEXT CANDIDATE!!! Appearing on the panel this evening as the latest in the long line of Dolly Mae's would be successors was columnist and noted psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers. Joyce definitely put in a great performance. However, she did seem a little nervous being on the panel. Unfortunately, she never appeared on the CBS panel again following this appearance, though she would appear as a panelist in the later years of the syndicated version. Interestingly, this wasn't her first appearance on a game show. Several years earlier, she had appeared on the classic series "$64,000 Question." Not only did she do well, but she wound up winning the full $64,000. For the record, her subject of expertise was boxing. - Sargebri & W-B (2007)

      VINTAGE SYNDICATED WML: Following the 2007 GSN airing of this episode, GSN aired an episode of the syndicated WML hosted by Wally Bruner. The mystery guest on that episode was pantomime master Marcel Marceau. Of course, this could have been seen as somewhat of a tribute to Monsieur Marceau as he passed away on September 22, 2007, a few weeks before GSN showed this episode. - Sargebri (2007)