What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 41


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jun 11, 1967 on CBS



  • Notes

    • Jerry Watmore, the Killer Whale trainer on this episode, will make another WML appearance on a syndicated version of WML which was taped on August 14, 1969. Tennis great Arthur Ashe is the mystery guest on her episode, and the panel consists of Gene Rayburn, Peggy Cass, Joanne Carson and Bennett Cerf. Arlene Francis and Soupy Sales had the week off. On that broadcast, she states that she works at an aquarium in New York, apparently having relocated there from Seattle, Washington. Viewers see a color film clip of Ms. Watmore training a Killer Whale. When host Wally Bruner asks her if Killer Whales are dangerous, she replies, "It's potential, but they're really not." Bennett Cerf kiddingly asks Ms. Watmore, "The whale doesn't eat you, does it?" - Jan Simonson (2004)

      Barbara Feldon: The notes for EPISODE #790 discuss Feldon's game show career up to that point. Tonight's episode, and the facts surrounding it, prove that she did this gig to show her brains, not to promote "Get Smart." On the air, Martin Gabel introduces her by naming her show and then uttering the catchphrase, "Would you believe... Barbara Feldon." After she walks onstage, she doesn't react to his comment. The only subsequent reference anyone makes to her fame happens when Kelly Lange kiddingly calls her "99." Barbara doesn't react to that, either. Now, consider the facts that went without saying. Ms. Feldon knows that WML will disappear from the airwaves very soon. Four months have passed since the New York Times announced the cancellation on its front page. Also, everybody knows that "Get Smart" is on NBC, a rival network. Moreover, everybody who reads Variety knows that "Get Smart" has been a Nielsen hit for two entire seasons. Evidently, Barbara's itch to be her gifted self on live network TV has endured for the ten years that have passed since she answered $64,000 questions about Shakespeare under her maiden name of Barbara Hall. - Jan Simonson (2004)