What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 34


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



  • Notes

    • This was a particularly fun episode. The panel looked stunned when they found out that the first contestant was a fishing instructor, especially since she was such an attractive lady. Of course, as he did a few weeks earlier with Ursula Andress, guest panelist Henry Morgan tried desperately to flirt with the young woman. The second funniest moment of the night came during the pencil sharpener's game. As Henry was questioning him, the camera briefly focused and zoomed in on Michele Lee as she was fidgeting with a pencil. After Henry got a "no," Michele's turn came up next. While talking, she again lifted her pencil into the view of the camera. In her questioning zeal, Michele started shaking her pencil at the young man and the audience erupted into laughter. Taking this clue, Henry spoke out of turn and asked if the man sold pencils. Michele then asked if the guest did something with pencils, and then asked if he put the lead in pencils. Other panel members took guesses also. Unfortunately, John flipped the cards before they figured out exactly what he did with them. To be expected, the biggest laugh was reserved for the legendary Groucho Marx. A funny moment came when Bennett asked if he had written a book. Groucho then passed a remark about Random House not publishing it. At least it wasn't as rude as when Gypsy Rose Lee made the same statement a few weeks earlier. All in all, the panel had a good night, even though they didn't get the first two contestants. - Sargebri (2004)

      Michele Lee was an excellent first time rookie guest panelist. She not only asked good questions, but she was funny as well. This is her first of only two appearances. Miss Lee was probably on the panel as a way to promote the recent motion picture release of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" in which she played "Rosemary Pilkington." She later would appear in several motion pictures throughout the 1960s and 1970s, but in 1979 she would gain the role that she would be most identified with, "Karen Cooper Fairgate MacKenzie" in the long running 1979-1993 nighttime soap "Knots Landing." Another project she would work on was the 1998 television movie "Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story" in which she played the author, and onetime WML mystery guest. - Sargebri (2004)