What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 34


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Apr 23, 1967 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: After the previous week's great performance, the panel had a rather poor night tonight. In fact, at the outset, John warned them that they would be in for a very rough night, which it was. In the first game, they were stumped by the lady fishing instructor from Miami via Sweden. In the second game, there was one very humorous moment as guest panelist Michele Lee was questioning the young man whose job it was to sharpen pencils. As she was asking her questions, Michele shook her pencil at him and with each shake the audience broke out in spontaneous laughter. This caused Henry Morgan, who was also on the panel the previous week, to blurt out that the guest worked with pencils, causing John to quickly reprimand Henry by saying "It's not your turn." John then flipped over all the cards and informed the panel of the young man's line. In the mystery guest round, things were calm for all of 10 seconds because the guest was The One, The Only, Groucho Marx. He used a rather high effeminate voice when questioned by Henry and Michele, but when Bennett asked if he had a book out, he used his regular voice. When it was Arlene's turn, he suggested that they end the game at that moment, which they did. During the post game chat, Groucho showed his usual quick wit and definitely looked as if he was enjoying himself. This most certainly helped ease the panel's pain of going 1 for 3 on the evening. - Sargebri (2008)

      NEXT CANDIDATE!!! Actress Michele Lee was the latest candidate to fill Dorothy's shoes. She asked several excellent questions and she definitely had a wonderful personality. It was a shame that her Broadway duties prevented her from making more than two appearances on the panel before the show's cancellation. Also, as was mentioned during the intros, she was appearing in the film version of the classic musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Ironically, several weeks earlier, the star of the film, Robert Morse, was the mystery guest. Doubly ironic was the fact that a woman who Michele would later portray, Jacqueline Susann, was also on the show several weeks earlier. Also, the same year she appeared on the film, Michele cut the single "L. David Sloane," which definitely sounded as if it was inspired by the song "Winchester Cathedral." However, some twelve years after her appearances on WML, she would accept the role of "Karen Fairgate MacKenzie" on the popular 1979-1993 nighttime soap opera "Knotts Landing." In fact, Michele holds the record for appearances on a series at 344. - Sargebri (2008)

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