What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 23


Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Feb 05, 1967 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: Once again, the panel continued their trend of very poor performances as they were only able to go 1 for 3 on the evening. In the first game, the panel was stumped by beautiful, blond, famed disc jockey Chris Noel, who signed in as Miss X to keep the panel from recognizing her name and identifying her right away. In the second game, the good news was that Arlene correctly guessed that the contestant had something to do with flagpoles. Unfortunately, the bad news was that her identification came after John had flipped all the cards, so her correct guess didn't count and the contestant won the game. The panel did redeem themselves in the mystery guest round by correctly identifying long time WML favorite Tony Randall. Tony was on the show to promote his record of 1920s and 1930s vocal music associated with Vaudeville titled "Vo, Vo, De, Oh, Doe." He also talked about his work doing commentary for the weekly Metropolitan Opera broadcasts. At least the panel did go home with some satisfaction. - Sargebri (2008)

      TONY RANDALL: It is interesting to note that two of Tony Randall's interests (1930's era music and opera) would play a role in the character he would be forever remembered as, the very neurotic hypochondriac "Felix Unger" on the classic sitcom "The Odd Couple." Of course, besides being a neat freak, "Felix" was a huge fan of opera. In addition, in the show's later seasons, he and "Murray" (played by Al Molinaro) would form a band that specialized in the music of the 1930's. Also, it was very interesting that sitting in with the panel on this particular evening was Allen Ludden. One of the classic "Odd Couple" episodes dealt with how desperately "Felix" wanted to be a contestant on the show; so desperate that he conned "Oscar" (played by Jack Klugman) to pick him to be his partner on the show. Ironically, the lone surviving episode of "Password" from its ABC run featured Jack and his then wife, "Match Game" panelist Brett Somers, as the celebrity guests. Also, Tony was a frequent guest on the CBS version of the show. - Sargebri (2008)