(1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: Tonight's opening sponsor is Texaco.
(2) Once again, the originating locale of "WML?" is not mentioned by announcer Johnny Olson in this prerecorded episode; instead, he leads off with "And now, let's meet our 'What's My Line?' panel..."
(3) "WML?" PANEL WATCH: For the fourth time in the post-Kilgallen era, Phyllis Newman is introduced first. It now appears that the introductory phrase "The delightful star of stage and television" has been applied to her as well as to Arlene Francis. And in a reversal of the two previous times to date that he was a panelist, future syndicated "WML?" host Larry Blyden introduces Miss Francis.
(4) SHELLEY WINTERS: While on the face of it, she seemed to have nothing to promote tonight, Shelley Winters did appear in some memorable film and TV projects in 1966. Miss Winters played "Ruby" in the original Michael Caine version of "Alfie" which was released in the U.S. on August 24, 1966; earlier in the year, she played "Fay Estabrook" in the Paul Newman vehicle "Harper" (of note was that a future - and ill-fated - "WML?" guest panelist, Pamela Tiffin, appeared in that same film as "Miranda Sampson"); and perhaps most notably, she appeared in a two-part episode of the camp TV series "Batman" as gangstress "Ma Parker," in "The Greatest Mother of Them All" which originally aired on October 5, 1966, and "Ma Parker" which first aired the next day, October 6, 1966.
(5) BAD PUN ALERT - PART II: As John was saying his good nights for the panel, Bennett interrupted him with a pun-filled question about the stilt-walking final contestant when he asked, "John, do get in that Mrs. Sloan went to the Stilton School, would you?" John obviously loved this clever play on words on his old alma mater, Tilton School, and repeated the pun.
(6) "WML?" CREW CREDITS AND CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: The same production crew credited on last week's show is listed again tonight - no surprise, as both were taped back-to-back on the same day - and GSN's January 11, 2008 airing once again employed the extremely undesirable "crunching" of the end credits sequence.
(7) Following the January 11, 2008 airing of tonight's show, GSN ran the March 12, 1962 edition of "I've Got a Secret," hosted by Garry Moore, with the "classic '60's" panel of Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Henry Morgan and Bess Myerson, and guest appearances by pianist/showman Liberace and basketball great Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain. - W-B (2008)