What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 27

EPISODE #852

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Mar 05, 1967 on CBS

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    • DOCTOR OAKLAND I PRESUME? Tonight was a night for celebrating as it was announced that frequent guest panelist Sue Oakland passed her doctorate exams in Political Science from Columbia University. This was also a very interesting episode due to the wild antics of tonight's mystery guest, Judy Garland. As for the panel's performance on the evening, they picked up from last week's excellent performance and went an equally impressive 3 for 4. In the first game, which was a mystery guest round, Sue correctly identified best selling author Jacqueline Susann. Jackie was on the show to celebrate the fact that her classic novel, "Valley of the Dolls," had been on the best seller lists for exactly one year. In the second game, Arlene correctly guessed that the rather young looking contestant was a wine steward. However, what made this particular game so interesting was the fact that Gail Mutrix was probably the first regular contestant to appear onstage wearing slacks. Things really took a bizarre turn in the mystery guest round as Bennett correctly identified Judy Garland, who definitely looked as if she was really out of sorts this evening. As the panel questioned her, Judy used a clicker for "no" and a bell for "yes." Judy didn't have anything to promote that she was appearing in, but she did talk about the recent marriage of her daughter Liza to Peter Allen. Judy also spoke about being recently hired to appear in the film version of "Valley of the Dolls." In the final game, Tony correctly guessed that the lady from England had something to do with Great Danes. Unfortunately, his guess came after John had flipped all the cards due to time. As a result, the contestant won the full prize by default. Still, despite this slip up and Judy Garland's bizarre behavior, this still was a very great night for the panel. - Sargebri (2008)

      VALLEY OF THE DOLLS: It was definitely interesting to have the author of "Valley of the Dolls," Jacqueline Susann, and the woman who was supposed to be one of the stars of the film, Judy Garland, on the show on the same night. Also ironic was the statement that Judy made as she left the stage, "I'm the only one in the book that doesn't take pills." Of course, Judy was long known for her battles with pills and alcohol and two years after her appearance on the show, she would die from an accidental overdose of pills. As for the film version of "Dolls," Judy's bizarre behavior would lead to her being fired from the production and she was replaced by Susan Hayward. This may have been a blessing, because the film, which starred Patty Duke, Barbara Parkins and Sharon Tate, would go down as one of the worst films in history, according to the book of the same name. Also, the film would be remade three years later, sort of. Noted soft-core pornography producer/director Russ Meyer released a film inspired by this one titled "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," which was about an all-girl rock and roll trio. Interestingly, the screenplay for that film was written by film critic Roger Ebert. - Sargebri (2008)

      FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for the second contestant as nine down, even though Arlene had more-or-less guessed her line. John flipped them all for the final contestant at eight down and her line was subsequently identified after several wild guesses. - agent_0042 (2008)

      LADIES NIGHT: All contestants on this episode, including the mystery challenger, were female. - agent_0042 (2008)

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