What's My Line?

Season 17 Episode 30


Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Mar 27, 1966 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: Tonight's opening sponsor, Westinghouse, is a newcomer to the "WML?" series. There was some irony to this, as nearly 30 years after this episode, Westinghouse would acquire CBS.
      (2) "LIVE" WATCH: The kinescope of this telecast is the 15th surviving post-Kilgallen edition to retain the "live" wording on the intro.
      (3) "WML?" PANEL WATCH: Not only was Anne Buydens (aka Mrs. Kirk Douglas) addressed as "Mrs. Douglas" by Mr. Daly and the other panel members, but her nameplate on the panel desk likewise reads "Mrs. Douglas." She is the second guest panelist in three weeks, after New York City's First Lady Mary Lindsay, to have such a distinction - and alas, as with Mrs. Lindsay, this will be Mrs. Douglas' only appearance as a panelist on "WML?" In her introduction of Bennett, she slipped in references to the titles of two books: the Truman Capote book "In Cold Blood" which Mr. Cerf's Random House firm published; and secondly, the Ted Berkman book "Cast a Giant Shadow," the film adaptation of which - released on March 30, 1966, three days after tonight's show - starred her husband as "Colonel David 'Mickey' Marcus."
      (4) "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: Once again, there is no listing of program staff in the end credits. Other variations seen tonight: A.G. Gulino is credited as audio engineer in place of B.A. Taylor, and Vern Cook is subbing for Gene Ulrich as lighting director.
      (5) FROM THE GOODSON-TODMAN VAULT: Following GSN's November 26, 2007 airing of tonight's show, the cable and satellite channel ran an episode of the 1953-1956 game show "Choose Up Sides." This particular installment came from early in the show's run when it was on CBS, given that the host here was Bob Kennedy; its later host, Gene Rayburn, wouldn't come onboard until after the program switched to NBC within a few years of this show. Moreover, the "sides" on this edition were designated "Space Rangers" and "Cowboys"; after the series changed hosts and networks, the sides would be renamed as "Space Pilots" and "Bronco Busters."
      (6) NO CREDITS CRUNCH: Notably, GSN did not air split-screen promos over the closing credits on either program tonight, as they have done for the past several months. Both sets of closing credits were left intact. - W-B (2007)