What's My Line?

Season 17 Episode 30


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Mar 27, 1966 on CBS



  • Notes

    • This was a pretty good outing for the panel. Anne Buydens (aka Mrs. Kirk Douglas) made an okay showing for herself. She asked a few good questions, but never did any real opening of doors for the panel. Throughout the night, she was constantly referred to as Mrs. Douglas. However, during the good nights, you can barely hear Steve address her by her first name, as he does say "Good night, Anne." Arlene guessed Walter Cronkite, who showed his funny side during his turn. In what was an annual occurrence during the show's run, the only non-celebrity to appear on the show was a female tax examiner. This probably was the producer's way of reminding everyone that the deadline for filing was just around the corner. In fact, it was two weeks after this episode aired. For the record, Steve was able to figure out her occupation with two questions to spare. Also, Bennett was able to figure out that Art Carney was the second mystery guest of the night. Carney had the audience in hysterics with the "little boy" voice he used. After the round, John and Art reminisced about their days in radio and Art gave a funny impersonation of FDR. Of course, anyone who grew up during the 1940s through the 1950s practically grew up listening and watching Walter Cronkite. "Uncle Walter," as he was affectionately known, was probably the most trusted newscaster in the history of television journalism. He also had the most watched evening news broadcast for most of the first 30 years of the medium. He conveyed the emotions of the country when he broadcast such emotional events as the Kennedy assassination as well as the moon landing. He would retire 15 years later in 1981. - Sargebri (2004)