What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 16


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Dec 18, 1966 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) "LIVE" WATCH AND "WML?" DOUBLEHEADER: The kinescope copy of tonight's live transmission is the 34th surviving edition of the post-Kilgallen era to retain the uncut "live" wording on announcer Johnny Olson's intro. And prior to the airing of this installment, the future EPISODE #842 of December 25, 1966 was taped.
      (2) "WML?" PANEL NAMEPLATE WATCH: Unlike Helen Gurley Brown's previous "WML?" guest panelist appearances to date, her nameplate on the panel desk reads "MISS BROWN" this evening.
      (3) For this show which aired the week before Christmas, Bennett incorrectly introduces "our panel moderator" as John Francis Kris Kringle Daly. After taking his seat at his desk, John read a message from a Columbus, GA resident who'd read the Time magazine cover story, and wrote that "People who ride a wave of prosperity are usually Cerf-ing" - a frequently used play on the word "surfing."
      (4) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: GSN's deeply disgusting proclivity for "crunching" the end credit sequence was in full display once more for the January 27, 2008 airing of tonight's show.
      (5) Following the January 27, 2008 airing of this episode, GSN ran the September 10, 1962 edition of "I've Got a Secret." This season premiere, which led off with the 1961-1962 opening title sequence, featured no celebrity guest, instead host Garry Moore was the one who had the secret. The panel, as always, consisted of Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Henry Morgan and Bess Myerson. This "IGAS" episode was also the first to incorporate the National Association of Broadcasters' "Seal of Good Practice" insignia on the "A Telecast Enterprises, Inc. Production" overlay screen. The significance of this seal - which was the 1959-era design - is mentioned in the notes to "WML?" EPISODE #630 of September 9, 1962. - W-B (2008)

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