What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 8


Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Oct 23, 1966 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: This was a very good night for the panel as they went 3 for 4 on the evening. In fact, if the final game had not been called due to time, they might have had a perfecto. Things got started off in the first game, which was a mystery guest round. In that game, Arlene correctly guessed panel favorite Suzy Knickerbocker, who used a kittenish, little girl voice in her attempt to fool the panel. In the second game, Phyllis correctly guessed that the young girl from Nebraska made Halloween masks. In the second mystery guest round of the evening, Bennett correctly identified the incomparable Ed Sullivan. Ed really didn't have anything to promote, but he did talk with Bennett about the fact that his wife, Sylvia, attended the same school as Bennett and Richard Rodgers; P.S. 10 in New York. At least Bennett was able to talk about his school for a change and there were no Tilton references. In the final game of the evening, the panel ran out of time as they were questioning the lady auto racer, who also happened to be the sister of racing legend Stirling Moss, and as a result, she won the full prize by default. However, this still was a great night for the panel. - Sargebri (2008)

      PHYLLIS AND SUZY!!! Interestingly, this was the only time that Phyllis Newman and Aileen "Suzy Knickerbocker" Mehle appeared on the show together. Of course, these two ladies essentially became the "unofficial" permanent replacements for Dorothy, following her passing. - Sargebri (2008)

      DICK CAVETT!!! Three years after his appearance on WML, Dick Cavett would go on to host one of the most critically acclaimed late night talk shows in history. "The Dick Cavett Show" would become ABC's latest attempt to try to unseat Johnny Carson in the late night wars. Unfortunately, even though it was a critical darling, it never attracted huge numbers of viewers. However, it still is remembered for the wide range of guests that it presented. In fact, Dick would not only have Hollywood stars on his show (Bette Davis, Groucho Marx and Jack Lemmon, for example), the show also was one of the first to feature rock and roll performers (Jefferson Airplane, Joni Mitchell and Jimi Hendrix, among others). Also, Dick would often have many famous newsmakers on his show. In one famous incident, Lester Maddox, the segregationist governor of Georgia, was a guest. During Maddox's appearance, Dick began challenging Maddox on his views and Maddox got so frustrated that he walked off the show. Unfortunately, the show never garnered much of a viewing audience and it was cancelled in December 1972. - Sargebri (2008)