(1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: The opening sponsor for tonight is Supp-hose Stockings.
(2) This prerecorded edition is the eighth this year not to mention the originating locale of production in the intro.
(3) "WML?" PANEL AND NAMEPLATE WATCH: Tonight, announcer Johnny Olson yet again varies Arlene's introduction, referring to her as "The delightful star of stage, screen and television." And once again, in a preview of what's to come within the last three years of the syndicated version of "WML?," she introduces Larry Blyden. However, on the debit side, the production crew has reverted to using the incredibly hard to read "MISS KNICKERBOCKER" nameplate for the pseudonymous fellow guest panelist Suzy Knickerbocker, for the first time since her debut appearance on EPISODE #798 of January 9, 1966.
(4) GEORGE HAMILTON: This was the perpetually - and perennially - tanned actor's third and final "WML?" appearance. Three seasons from his mystery guest appearance this evening, he will appear in two different TV series, both of which flopped miserably. The first was "Harold Robbins' 'The Survivors'," where he appeared in the role of "Duncan Carlyle." More on the run of this show - rated as one of "The Worst TV Shows Ever" in the book of the same name - can be found in the notes to EPISODE #805 of February 27, 1966, on which Lana Turner, who played his half-sister "Tracy Carlyle Hastings," was the mystery guest. The other program Mr. Hamilton was involved in during the 1969-1970 season was the adventure series "Paris 7000," on which he played State Department employee "Jack Brennan" who worked out of the U.S. Embassy in Paris (hence, the title). That series had no better luck than his previous show in the longevity department, running on ABC from January 22, 1970 to June 4, 1970, a mere 19 weeks.
(5) CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: As has been customary for GSN at the time of the January 20, 2008 airing of tonight's show, the decidedly deplorable practice of "crunching" the end credit sequence was once again applied.
(6) Following the January 20, 2008 airing of tonight's show, GSN ran the May 14, 1962 edition of "I've Got a Secret," hosted by Garry Moore. The panel on this episode, which had no celebrity guest, consisted this time out of Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Henry Morgan and, filling in for the still-honeymooning Bess Myerson, was former regular "IGAS" panelist Faye Emerson, making what turned out to be one of her last appearances on the program (although she will also appear on a few 1963 "IGAS" editions). A month after this "IGAS" episode, she made the last of her occasional "WML?" appearances, substituting for the indisposed Dorothy Kilgallen on EPISODE #618 of June 17, 1962. Not long afterward, Miss Emerson moved to Europe, where the once-popular personality from the early years of television spent her last years in virtual seclusion, up to her death from stomach cancer in Deyva, Spain, on March 9, 1983 at age 65. - W-B (2008)