What's My Line?

Season 17 Episode 49

EPISODE #825

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 07, 1966 on CBS

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    • REVIEW: This was a pretty good night for the panel and it was marked by one of the greatest game saving plays in the history of the show. In fact, it allowed the panel to go home with a .750 (3 for 4) record instead of a .500 (2 for 2) record. Unfortunately, things didn't start off so well as they were stumped by the tax collector from the state of New Jersey. Things did get better in the second round after Arlene, with a huge assist from Bennett, correctly guessed that the young college student dug clams to pay for his college education. It was a lot of fun seeing how after Bennett incorrectly guessed oysters instead of clams, you saw how Phyllis and guest panelist Larry Blyden guessed the wrong things he did with them, leaving it up to Arlene to guess that he dug them. In the mystery guest round, Phyllis correctly identified Shelley Winters. Shelley definitely looked like she was having fun as she literally sang out her answers (sometimes hilariously off-key) instead of using a funny voice. In the final game, it looked as if the panel was going to go down to defeat until, with one "no" to go, Larry correctly guessed that the lady from England was a stilt walker. Interestingly, her husband was on the show four years earlier. Larry definitely was the hero this evening. Perhaps this was how he wound up hosting the syndicated version? It certainly didn't hurt. - Sargebri (2008)

      TAX PAYMENT REMINDER: The first contestant was a tax collector. Normally, income tax collectors or anyone else dealing with income taxes usually were contestants in late March or early April, as an annual reminder for people to hurry up and get their taxes done before the April 15th deadline. However, this guest dealt with property taxes and business taxes, not income taxes. Maybe it was a subtle reminder for the public to pay their real estate taxes. - Sargebri (2008)

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