(1) "LIVE" WATCH: Of the surviving kinescopes of live shows transmitted after Dorothy Kilgallen's passing, this is the 18th to keep the "live" wording intact and uncut.
(2) With the appearance of Peggy Cass on the "WML?" panel tonight, every single member of the classic 1960's panel of "To Tell the Truth" has had a turn as a "WML?" panelist at one time or another. Tom Poston had made numerous "WML?" appearances in the late 1950's and early 1960's, Orson Bean was a panelist on "WML?" EPISODE #746 of January 10, 1965 (he would appear on the panel once more for what was left of its CBS run, on EPISODE #836 of November 13, 1966), and of course "TTTT's" "grande dame," Kitty Carlisle, made four memorable appearances as a "WML?" panelist, the last time on the first post-Dolly Mae edition, EPISODE #790 of November 14, 1965. Furthermore, earlier "TTTT" panelists, including Polly Bergen and Ralph Bellamy, had also made guest panelist appearances on "WML?" in the past; and of the panelists who appeared on the daytime "TTTT" prior to the Poston / Cass / Bean / Carlisle quartet being moved to that edition in 1965, the more notable were Joan Fontaine, who was a panelist on the unfortunately "lost" EPISODE #800 of January 23, 1966, and Barry Nelson, who was on the panel on EPISODE #586 of October 22, 1961. But, the daytime "TTTT" panelist who made the most impact on "WML?" turned out to be Phyllis Newman, who made a total of 34 "WML?" guest panelist appearances between 1963 and 1967, and was the most prolific female guest panelist in the show's final years after Miss Kilgallen's death. She also was the one to identify the "TTTT" panel on their combined mystery guest appearance on EPISODE #840 of December 11, 1966.
(3) PEGGY CASS, BACK-TO-BACK: Following the December 17, 2007 airing of tonight's "WML?" edition, GSN ran a black-and-white kinescope episode of the "classic CBS" version of "To Tell the Truth" which was originally broadcast on February 15, 1965. Miss Cass was on the panel along with Mr. Poston, Mr. Bean and Miss Carlisle; however, this edition was guest-hosted by Robert Q. Lewis, who was filling in for Bud Collyer. On this installment, Mr. Lewis was wearing the same three-piece suit he had worn on his 1965 "WML?" guest panelist appearances. The first contestants were vexillologist (flag expert) Whitney Smith and two impostors. The second contestants were country music legend Bill Anderson and two impostors; after that game, Mr. Anderson performed a few bars of one of his famous hits, "Poor Folks"; and one of the impostors was baseball pitcher Tracy Stallard, who is more famous today for having given up Roger Maris' 61st home run in 1961. The third contestants were Joan Rich (who, with her husband, wrote a guide for people arriving in New York City for the first time) and two impostors. - W-B (2007)