What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 16


Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Dec 18, 1966 on CBS



  • Notes

    • This was a pretty decent outing for the panel this particular evening. Bennett was able to correctly guess that the first contestant was a guide. He opened the door for himself when he surmised that she had something to do with tourism. However, in the next game, the panel was completely stumped by the second contestant who made billiard balls. Part of the reason for this was because Arlene asked if the product had ever been alive, and got a "yes" answer, which threw the panel off track. In those days, billiard balls were made from ivory, which was legal for procurement and trade. Later, due to the over-hunting of elephants for their ivory tusks, the widespread use of ivory was eventually banned. In 1989, the ivory trade was declared illegal throughout much of the world. After the game, the contestant presented Arlene and guest panelist Helen Gurley Brown with ivory bracelets. Steve McQueen got a chance to show off his humorous side when he used his best Walter Brennan impersonation to try to stump the panel. Unfortunately, he didn't succeed, as he never gave a "no" answer and he was correctly identified by Arlene. Unfortunately, time ran out as the panel was questioning the camel handler, so he won the game by default. - Sargebri (2004)