What's My Line?

Season 17 Episode 32

EPISODE #811

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Apr 10, 1966 on CBS

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    • (1) "LIVE" WATCH: The kinescope of tonight's live telecast is the 17th surviving "post-Kilgallen" edition to maintain the original "live" wording on the opening.
      (2) "WML?" PANEL WATCH: Tonight, Arlene is introduced first, and then she in turn introduces first-time guest panelist Larry Blyden (who will go on to make four more appearances on the panel during its CBS run). This is yet another portent of the future, as Miss Francis would introduce Mr. Blyden on many a syndicated episode of "WML?" from the time he began hosting in 1972 up to its cancellation in 1975.
      (3) MORE ABOUT LARRY BLYDEN: By the time of Mr. Blyden's death in 1975, the syndicated "WML?" had already been cancelled, its last original episodes having been taped on December 12, 1974. Prior to his fatal car crash in Morocco, Larry had hosted a pilot of a new game show called "Showoffs" which was also produced by Goodson/Todman. The pilot had been taped on May 24, 1975, and he died on June 9, 1975. By the time the program debuted on ABC on June 30, 1975, song-and-dance man Bobby Van was tapped to be the host. "Showoffs" ran until December 26, 1975, having been creamed in the ratings by CBS's popular daytime soap, "The Young and the Restless."
      (4) "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: Once again, the position of program staff is still not listed in the end credits. Also, after two weeks off, B.A. Taylor returns as audio engineer. On the minus side, GSN's December 10, 2007 airing of this edition resumed the practice of "crunching" the credits on screen, after two straight weeks where the end credits were shown in full screen format.
      (5) JOEY BISHOP TRIBUTE? - Following the December 10, 2007 airing of tonight's show, GSN ran "WML?" EPISODE #517 of June 12, 1960 which was the first edition to emanate from CBS's "Studio 52" on West 54th Street. This was possibly shown as a belated tribute to frequent guest panelist and occasional mystery guest Joey Bishop, who died on October 17, 2007 at age 89. Its prior "regular rotation" airings by the cable and satellite channel were on November 22, 2005 and October 11, 2003. - W-B (2007)

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