What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 2


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Sep 11, 1966 on CBS



  • Notes

    • IN LIVING COLOR - Long-time fans of What's My Line? must have felt like Dorothy did in "The Wizard of Oz." For the first time, those with color television sets would see the show in color. Bennett mistakenly said that this would be the first time that television audiences would see John in color. Several years earlier in 1954, a special edition of the show was broadcast in color. Granted, very few households had color television sets at that time. But, just one year before this broadcast, in 1965, John appeared in the debut episode of "Green Acres," which definitely was in color and was definitely seen by many. WML was not the only show to make the move from B&W to color that season. Pretty much every show that was filmed or shot in black and white up to that point made the move to color as well, including such favorites as "Bewitched" and "I Dream of Jeannie." In fact, one show that also was slated to make the move to color was "The Dick Van Dyke Show." However, series star (and former guest panelist) Dick Van Dyke had decided that he had tired of weekly television, at least, until 1971, when he starred in "The New Dick Van Dyke" show co-starring Hope Lange. - Sargebri (2004)

      REVIEW: This was a so-so evening for the panel. After Arlene discovered that the first contestant had something to do with garbage cans, guest panelist Sue Oakland guessed that Mrs. Toppino decorated them. However, the panel was totally stumped by the eight year old pool shark. It was during the questioning of the kid that Bennett got the biggest laugh of the night when he asked the young man, "Larry, does the specialty that you perform require dexterity of some sort? Bennett must have forgotten that he was dealing with a child, and the kid had a look of puzzlement as the question was asked. The boy then turned and asked John in a barely audible voice, "What's that?" and the panel and the audience roared with laughter! Arlene did a good job in guessing Shirley MacLaine's baby brother, Warren Beatty. Beatty was on the show to promote his 1966 film "Kaleidoscope." This was still fairly early in Beatty's career, before he became the international superstar and acclaimed actor he would become starting with the film he made the very next year, the ultra-violent "Bonnie and Clyde." Fast-forwarding a few years, Warren Beatty would be the subject of one of rock music's most famous guessing games. In 1972, many people speculated that Beatty was the subject of Carly Simon's number one single "You're So Vain." Many people also speculated that Mick Jagger was the subject of the song, since he sang backup on it. When all was said and done, this first color episode was a truly fun evening. - Sargebri (2004)