What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 25

EPISODE #850

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Feb 19, 1967 on CBS

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    • REVIEW: After weeks of poor performances, the panel finally had a pretty good night as they went a decent 2 for 3 on the evening. Unfortunately, in the first game, the panel got off to a bad start as they were stumped by the Chinese-American bullfighter from Berkeley, California who was working in Spain. In the second game, the panel broke out of their slump, as far as regular contestants were concerned, as Suzy, with a lot of help from Bennett, correctly guessed that the lady from Detroit made earplugs. In fact, she owed her appearance on the show to WML producer Gil Fates, who was one of her customers. In the mystery guest round, Bennett saved the panel from defeat by correctly identifying Andy Griffith. Andy was on the show to promote not only his highly successful sitcom, but also the television special that he performed in with his old cohort Don Knotts and "Tennessee" Ernie Ford. Andy said that the special had already been taped and would be airing that coming Tuesday evening. Also, Bennett mentioned the book "No Time for Sergeants," which was made into the classic play and film that helped make Andy a household name. And with that, the panel finally could go home knowing that they were successful again. - Sargebri (2008)

      ANDY GRIFFITH: Little did anyone know at the time, but the 1966/1967 television season would be the next-to-last one for "The Andy Griffith Show." After the following season, Andy decided to end his long running show even though it was still one of the top rated sitcoms on television. However, for all intents and purposes, the show really didn't go off the air. Instead, it underwent a transformation and came back under the title "Mayberry RFD" with Ken Berry taking over the lead in the role of "Sam Jones," a gentleman farmer who gets elected to the Mayberry town council. In addition, most of the characters who were on "Andy" were also involved with the new series. In fact, the first episode of "RFD" featured the marriage of "Andy" to his long time girlfriend "Helen Crump" (played by Aneta Corsaut). "Barney Fife" (played as always by Don Knotts) was Andy's best man. Unfortunately, even though the show was somewhat of a success, it was still caught up in the infamous "Rural Purge of 1970-1971." However, in 1986, there was a highly successful reunion film that aired on NBC featuring most of the surviving cast members. Unfortunately, Frances Bavier (who played Aunt Bee) was in frail health and didn't appear in the film. Also, the same year the special aired, Andy started another highly successful television series, the legal drama "Matlock." It is interesting to note that throughout that show's run, many of the cast members of "The Andy Griffith" show would frequently make guest appearances on the show. In fact, during "Matlock's" third season, Don Knotts began appearing on the show in the recurring role of "Ben Matlock's" pesky next door neighbor "Les 'Ace' Calhoun." - Sargebri (2008)

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