What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 21


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jan 22, 1967 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: The panel bounced back rather nicely from the previous week's disaster by going a rather strong 2 for 3 on the evening. The first game was the first of two mystery guest rounds for the evening and Arlene and Bennett were given dual credit for correctly identifying Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi. Though it wasn't really said, his appearance was in celebration of the fact that Lombardi's Green Bay Packers not only won the NFL World Championship by beating the Dallas Cowboys, but they also won the first ever Super Bowl by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs of the AFL. In the only regular game of the evening, the panel was absolutely stumped by the lady from Blythe, California who made and repaired saddles. Ironically, Mrs. Corwin was on the show eight years earlier, and just like this evening, she wound up stumping the panel. In the second mystery guest round, Sue correctly identified Herb Alpert and his band The Tijuana Brass. Herb had been on tour and was on the show to promote the Brass' television special that would be airing on CBS a few weeks later. He also talked about their near disastrous gig in Chicago when they nearly lost all their instruments due to fire. This definitely was a nice way to close out the evening. - Sargebri (2008)

      VINCE LOMBARDI: It was funny to see how Bennett was pleading with Vince Lombardi to return to the New York Giants. Vince was an assistant coach with the New York Football Giants from 1954 until 1959 when he was hired by the Packers to become head coach. Ironically, one of the other assistant coaches on the Giants with Lombardi was Tom Landry, who would go on to coach the Dallas Cowboys. Doubly ironic was the fact that Lombardi's Packers would beat the Cowboys in both the 1966 NFL championship game and the 1967 NFL title game. The 1967 game would go down in history as the "Ice Bowl" due to the fact that it was so cold that the field turned to ice. Also, after defeating the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl II, Lombardi announced that he was retiring. However, the retirement didn't last long, as he returned to coach the Washington Redskins for the 1969 season. Sadly, Lombardi died from intestinal cancer in September 1970. Coincidentally, GSN aired a rebroadcast of this episode on February 1, 2007, two days before Super Bowl XXLII. In that game on Sunday, February 3, 2008, the New York Giants pulled off one of the biggest upsets in sports history when they defeated the previously unbeaten New England Patriots 17-14.- Sargebri (2008)

      HERB ALPERT: When Herb Alpert was asked if he was a vocalist, he replied "no." However, in 1968, a year after his appearance on WML, Herb would have the biggest hit of his career with #1 smash "This Guy's in Love With You," which marked one of the first times he sang on any of his records. Also, during the post game chat, Herb mentioned the record label he founded with Jerry Moss. That label, A&M, would go on to become one of the most successful independent labels in history. Among the artists that have recorded for A&M over the years were the Carpenters, Supertramp, Styx, Joe Cocker, Humble Pie, and Humble Pie's former guitarist, Peter Frampton. In fact, Frampton's 1976 live double album, "Frampton Comes Alive," is still the biggest selling live album in history. It was because of A&M's success that in 2006 Alpert and Moss were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the non-performers wing. - Sargebri (2008)

      HERB ALPERT'S FIRST VOCALS: While "This Guy's In Love With You" -- which was released in 1968, after CBS had canceled WML -- was probably Herb Alpert's most famous song with his vocals, it was not the first time he had vocalized on a Tijuana Brass song. Previously, Herb had vocalized on the song "Hello, Dolly!" from his 1964 album "South of the Border." In addition, he sang along with the other Tijuana Brass band mates in 1966 in a single of the song "Mame." - Uncatoon (2008)