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What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 29

EPISODE #854

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

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    • SHUT UP GYPSY!!! For the third week in a row, the show was marked by some rather bizarre behavior by either a panelist or a mystery guest. Tonight's strange behavior came from a guest panelist. During the introductions, as Gypsy Rose Lee was introducing Bennett, she made a very insulting remark about Bennett by saying that he was "too short-sighted to publish any of my books." Because of that callous remark, she was shunned by Bennett for the rest of the evening. Arlene's sympathies no doubt sided with Bennett and she may have been inspired to have a winning night. Primarily due to Arlene, the panel scored an essential perfecto. In the first game, even though it wasn't her turn, Arlene correctly identified hairstylist Vidal Sassoon. Vidal was in town not just for business, but also for his wedding to actress Beverly Adams, who would use her married name from that point forward. In the second game, Arlene got the correct guess again, sort of. In that game, she had the San Francisco gentleman's line right, which was fortune cookie salesman. However, when she asked the question, she asked it in the negative and because of that, plus the fact that the audience broke out in applause, John flipped all the cards over. It was later mentioned that his appearance on the show was meant to be a joke on Gypsy because she had visited his factory. In the mystery guest round, after Bennett opened the door, Arlene correctly identified Ursula Andress. Ursula was on the show to promote the James Bond spoof "Casino Royale," which was scheduled for release just two months before the next official film in the "Bond" series, "You Only Live Twice," was to be released. In the finale, Bennett correctly guessed that the lady from New York was a helicopter pilot, completing the perfecto. It's just too bad that the evening was almost ruined by a bitter Gypsy Rose Lee. - Sargebri (2008)

      NEXT CANDIDATE!!! This was the first, and last, appearance of Gypsy Rose Lee on the panel. Even though she did ask some good questions, it still wasn't enough to ease the ill will she created when she said some rather rude remarks about Bennett. It also should be noted that during the good nights, when she said good night to Bennett, he didn't return the favor. - Sargebri (2008)

      SASSOON: As was mentioned during the post game chat with Vidal Sassoon, he was in town for his upcoming wedding to Canadian actress Beverly Adams. The couple was married from 1967 until 1980. - Sargebri (2008)

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