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What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 15

EPISODE #840

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

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    • REVIEW: This was a mediocre night for the panel as they went 2 for 4 on the evening. In fact, it actually was Phyllis who should have been congratulated for getting both correct guesses. In the first game, Phyllis, after getting a huge assist from Bennett, correctly identified the members of the "To Tell the Truth" panel (Tom Poston, Peggy Cass, Orson Bean and, of course, Kitty Carlisle). The TTTT gang was on the show to promote their return to prime time after airing on Sunday afternoons from September 1966 to December 1966. Also indirectly promoted was the fact that Kitty would shortly be making her Metropolitan Opera debut. In the first regular game of the evening, the panel was absolutely stumped by the female football tout from Minneapolis. In the second mystery guest round, Phyllis correctly identified the father of her children's playmate, George Segal. George was on the show to promote his latest film, "The Quiller Memorandum." In the finale, Arlene had guessed that the contestant had something to do with light bulbs, but her guess came after John had called the game due to time, so he won the full prize by default. And that was how this mediocre night ended for our panel. - Sargebri (2008)

      WML WELCOMES THE TTTT PANEL: It was quite fitting that Phyllis both started the questioning and made the correct guess of the "To Tell the Truth" panel. Phyllis was a regular panelist for the daytime version of that show from 1962 to 1965, when that panel was replaced by the prime time panel. Also, as John mentioned, each of the TTTT panel sat in during various occasions with the WML panel. Also, Arlene, Bennett and Dorothy sat in with the TTTT panel on various occasions, as well. However, in one of the most ironic incidents in television history, on November 8, 1965, Arlene and Dorothy appeared on TTTT as imposters pretending to be Joan Crawford. Sadly, this prerecorded TTTT was broadcast the afternoon after Dolly Mae had been found dead in her apartment. After TTTT went off the air that afternoon, an announcement was made informing the world of the tragedy. Also, there was never an occasion when they switched both panels (WML and TTTT) to the others' show to see how they would do. However, the TTTT panel and the panel from "I've Got a Secret" did trade places with each other in January 1965. On that occasion, known as "The Night of the Big Switch," the IGAS panel of Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Henry Morgan and Bess Myerson changed places with Tom, Peggy, Orson and Kitty. Ironically, IGAS was where Orson and Kitty first gained experience as members of a panel. Doubly ironic was the fact that Bill Cullen would go on to join the TTTT panel a few years into its syndicated run. - Sargebri (2008)

      ABOUT THE PREDICTION OF SUE COX: During the post game chat with the female football tout, Bennett asked Mrs. Cox what her prediction for the NFL Championship game would be if the Green Bay Packers would win the Western Division and if the Dallas Cowboys were to win the Eastern Division. She said that Green Bay would beat Dallas by 4 points. She was close, as Green Bay beat Dallas 34-27. It also should be noted that after the Packers won that game, they would be playing the AFL Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, in the very first Super Bowl and the "Pack" would win that game as well beating the Chiefs 35-10 in the Los Angeles Coliseum. - Sargebri (2008)

      HOGAN'S HEROES: As was mentioned during the intros, Bob Crane was appearing in the wartime sitcom "Hogan's Heroes," which had just started its second season a few weeks earlier. That show ran from 1965 until 1971 when it became part of Fred Silverman's "Rural Purge" of shows that he thought either appealed to rural audiences or older fans. - Sargebri (2008)

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