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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    • HAPPY EASTER!!! This was a very interesting episode in more ways than one. First, it was sort of a peek into the future as tonight's male guest panelist was Larry Blyden, who, six years after his appearance, would become host of the syndicated version of WML (more on that later). Also interesting was the fact that Jayne Meadows, who normally appeared on the show with her husband Steve Allen, was flying solo this evening. Finally, this pretty much was ladies night as each of the contestants, including tonight's mystery guest, were women. With all this "special-ness" going on, its no wonder the panel did so well this evening as they essentially scored a perfecto. In the first game, Jayne, who was the only panelist that was blindfolded, correctly guessed that the first contestant was Steve's secretary. In the second game, the panel was basically given credit for correctly guessing that the lady from California broke eggs for a living. In the mystery guest round, Bennett, with a big assist from Larry, correctly identified future guest panelist Lee Remick. Lee was on the show to promote the play "Wait Until Dark," which was in its second month of a ten month run. In the final game, Arlene correctly guessed that the contestant was a female truck driver, but the ever sneaky John flipped the cards before Arlene made her guess. However, none of John's chicanery could put a damper on a very happy Easter for the panel. - Sargebri (2007)

      LARRY BLYDEN!!! No one knew it at the time, but this was a very special occasion due to the fact that six years after Larry Blyden's appearance on the panel tonight, he would take over as host of the syndicated version of WML. On the syndicated series, Larry replaced John's successor, Wally Bruner, who left in 1972. Larry definitely was a very entertaining host and he obviously enjoyed the role. Sadly, Larry was killed in an automobile accident while vacationing in Morocco just before he was to begin hosting duties on another game show, "Showoffs." - Sargebri (2007)

      WAIT UNTIL DARK: As was mentioned during the post game chat following the mystery guest round, Lee Remick was appearing on Broadway in the play "Wait Until Dark." The play would later be made into a highly successful 1967 motion picture. However, Lee would not star in the film version. Taking over the role of "Susy Hendrix" was Audrey Hepburn, who would be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. Perhaps the fact that Audrey's then husband, former WML guest panelist Mel Ferrer, was the film's producer had something to do with Lee Remick's being passed over for a chance to star in the film. Nevertheless, both the play and the film have gone down as among the most suspenseful in history. - Sargebri (2007)

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