What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 12


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Nov 20, 1966 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: This was a pretty good night for the panel as they went 3 for 4 on the evening. They would have had a perfecto if it wasn't for the time running out on the final game. Nevertheless, this still was a winning night for them. In the first game, Bennett correctly guessed that the lady from England was an aviatrix. In fact, she was a champion air racer who held the record for flying around the world solo. In the second game, Arlene correctly guessed that the gentleman from Missouri raised worms. In the mystery guest round, Bennett correctly identified Virna Lisi. Virna was on the show to promote the comedy "Not With My Wife, You Don't," which also co-starred Tony Curtis, George C. Scott and Carroll O'Connor. In the final game, Arlene correctly guessed that the young lady from New York via Germany was a "cool off" horse walker. Unfortunately, Arlene's correct identification came after John had flipped over all the cards due to time. Therefore, the contestant won the round by default. However, nothing could dampen what was a great performance by the panel. - Sargebri (2008)

      REMEMBERING DOROTHY KILGALLEN: Following the first game, Bennett mentioned the fact that Dorothy Kilgallen once held the record for the fastest trip around the world by a woman. Of course, it wasn't hard to understand why she was on his mind. Two weeks earlier was the first anniversary of Dolly Mae's tragic passing. - Sargebri (2008)

      SMALL CONTROVERSY!!! During the post game conversation with the worm breeder, guest panelist Sheila MacRae innocently asked how he managed to raise so many worms. He innocently replied that the worms were bisexual and that brought down the house and caused John to turn more than a few shades of red. Of course, this was just a couple of months after Tony Randall's infamous "non-profit hooker" comment, which elicited the same type of response. Since this episode was first broadcast in 1966, this was long before any type of references to homosexuality or bisexuality were common on television. - Sargebri (2008)

      SHADES OF THE WML SYNDICATED VERSION: It was quite interesting to see Larry Blyden and Sheila MacRae on the panel this evening. A few years after appearing on this episode, Larry would take over as host of the syndicated version of WML and Sheila would appear frequently with him as a guest panelist. Also, Sheila's daughter Meredith would also appear on the syndicated version. In fact, Meredith was one of the panelists on the show's debut week. It is also interesting to note that a few weeks prior to this episode airing, Meredith would take over the role of "Billie Jo Bradley" on the hit rural comedy "Petticoat Junction." Interestingly, she became the third actress to play the oldest daughter on the show, following Jeannine Riley, who played the role from its debut in 1963 to 1965, and Gunilla Hutton, who played the role in the 1965 season. - Sargebri (2008)