What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 20


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jan 15, 1967 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: The opening sponsor for this evening's edition is Bayer Aspirin.
      (2) "LIVE" WATCH: The kinescope copy of tonight's live broadcast is the 36th surviving post-Kilgallen episode to maintain the original "live" wording on announcer Johnny Olson's intro.
      (3) DUELING BAD PUNSTERS - AGAIN: During Bennett's introduction of "our panel moderator," he said that a cannibal chief had told John, "I never yet met a woman I didn't like." After John took his seat at his desk, he retaliated by telling the publisher/panelist, "Bennett, I 'ate' you."
      (4) SUPER BOWL I: While NBC and CBS deemed this first matchup between the American Football League and National Football League champions in what was initially called the "NFL/AFL World Championship" important enough to preempt their respective schedules to show the game, this importance, unfortunately, did not extend to archival preservation for posterity. Subsequently, each of the two networks wiped the videotapes of this historic game and reused the tapes for other purposes. To this day, what would retroactively be called "Super Bowl I" is among the "most wanted" on the list of missing and/or lost programs, specials, and news and sports events according to New York's Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio, and before that, the Museum of Broadcasting). Another irony is that GSN's January 31, 2008 airing of tonight's show preceded by a few days the "Super Bowl XLII" between the New York (football) Giants and New England Patriots which was played on February 3, 2008.
      (5) ALIZA KASHI - PART I: On May 14, 1967, four months after her "WML?" appearance tonight, Miss Kashi returned to the stage of the future Ed Sullivan Theatre, this time to perform "If I Were a Rich Man" (from "Fiddler on the Roof") as a musical guest on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Also on the program that night was Woody Allen, who was a "WML?" guest panelist on last week's EPISODE #844; as well as Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara, Leslie Uggams, Italian singer Enzo Stuarti, and rock group The Turtles who, at the time of this show, were about to break open with their biggest and best-known hit, "Happy Together."

      As for Miss Kashi, famous for her well-known catchphrase "Hello, peoples!," she was a fairly well-known singer of the period who released a couple of albums, including a self-titled LP on Jubilee (JGS-8025) in 1968. That album contained recordings of such hits of the day as "Those Were the Days" (made famous by Mary Hopkin, and also recorded by frequent "WML?" guest panelist Phyllis Newman) and "Les Bicyclettes de Bel" (a minor hit for Englebert Humperdinck). In the late 1960's and early 1970's, Aliza would be a frequent guest on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" and "The Merv Griffin Show," and also was on a 1970 edition of "The Mike Douglas Show." Her most recent known television credit was a 1976 appearance on Dinah Shore's 1970's daytime talk show "Dinah!" Miss Kashi was still performing and touring into the 1990's. But this was to be her only appearance on "WML?" for what was left of its CBS run.
      (6) ALIZA KASHI - PART II: Miss Kashi would appear a few more times on the 1968-1975 "WML?" syndicated version. Her first appearance was as a mystery guest during Week #26 which was taped on December 24, 1968; and incredibly, despite bombing as a CBS "WML?" guest panelist tonight in 1967, she would have one more shot on the panel in the show's syndicated incarnation, during Week #167 which was taped on September 28, 1972. That week, Aliza sat alongside Soupy Sales, Alan Alda and Miss Francis.
      (7) ABBE LANE: This was Abbe Lane's second and final appearance on "WML?" Her first had been EPISODE #399 of January 26, 1958, when she appeared with her then-husband, bandleader Xavier Cugat, as a mystery guest duo. The "Ed Sullivan Show" edition of the following week on which Miss Lane appeared also featured The Lovin' Spoonful, Stiller & Meara, Johnny Mathis, Ginger Rogers, and Topo Gigio.
      (8) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: Loyal GSN viewers watching the January 31, 2008 airing of tonight's show were once more subjected to the enormously horrifying "crunching" of the end credit sequence.
      (9) Following the January 31, 2008 airing of tonight's show, GSN ran the October 29, 1962 edition of "I've Got a Secret," hosted by Garry Moore, who used Halloween imagery and motifs to introduce the panel of Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Henry Morgan and Bess Myerson. In Miss Palmer's case, there was a special irony to Mr. Moore's introductions this particular evening, given her subsequently playing "Mrs. Pamela Voorhees" in the 1980 film "Friday the 13th" and its 1981 "Part 2" sequel. The celebrity guest was Jane Powell. - W-B (2008)

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