What's My Line?

Season 17 Episode 29


Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Mar 20, 1966 on CBS



  • Notes

    • Dr. Joyce Brothers, in what may be her first appearance on a game show since "The $64,000 Question" in 1955, is the female guest panelist. She is mentioned as having a column based in the NY Journal-American, which makes her the second Journal-American based columnist to be used by the show, following Suzy Knickerbocker, since Dorothy Kilgallen's death. I have a feeling that might not have been coincidental. Somewhat eerily, Joyce almost knocks off the first spot in her first questioning segment, just like Suzy did in her first appearance. Never underestimate the ghost of Kilgallen rubbing off on her colleagues for their first appearance! Bennett mentions the 75th birthday of John's father-in-law, Chief Justice Earl Warren. A lot of people in the Midwest and South might have turned off their sets at that point, since "Impeach Earl Warren" had become a popular slogan in parts of the country as the result of controversial decisions on criminal justice matters. This controversy was not only because of the Warren Commission. Another topical reference that comes up during the spot with the contestant who stitches baseballs is how both Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax were refusing to report to spring training because management wouldn't meet their salary demands. This was a gutsy stance to take in the pre-free-agency days. - Eric Paddon (2004)