(1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: Tonight's opening sponsor was S.C. Johnson's Pronto one-step floor cleaning system.
(2) "WML?" ANNOUNCER "OLD HOME WEEK" AND "MEMOREX" WATCH: Hal Simms, who was the regular "WML?" announcer from 1955 to 1961, fills in for current regular announcer Johnny Olson tonight. Based upon tonight's episode, it was most likely that Mr. Simms was also the substitute announcer for Mr. Olson on EPISODE #866 of June 18, 1967, which aired live right after the taping of tonight's prerecorded show. This episode is the third pre-taped edition this year, the seventh this season, and the fourteenth since EPISODE #820 of July 3, 1966 (which aired one year to the week before tonight's show) to make no mention of where the program originated in Mr. Simms' intro.
(3) "WML?" PANEL WATCH: Two years after his guest panelist appearance tonight, Kevin McCarthy landed the role of "Philip Hastings," the husband of Lana Turner's character "Tracy Carlyle Hastings," in the short-lived 1969-1970 ABC nighttime soap "Harold Robbins' The Survivors." The program was listed among "The Worst TV Shows Ever" in the 1980 book of the same name. Another co-star of the program, George Hamilton, who played "Tracy's" half-brother "Duncan Carlyle," had appeared on "WML?" in the past as a guest panelist and a mystery guest; and another co-star, Ralph Bellamy, had been a panelist on another popular Goodson-Todman program, "To Tell the Truth," in its early years on the air. Also, Phyllis Newman pulled double-duty this evening, as she also appeared on the live (and lost to history) EPISODE #866 of June 18, 1967.
(4) "WML?" CREW CREDITS AND CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: Once again, Rowland Vance is credited as associate director. And announcer Hal Simms was not the only person associated with "WML?" in the past to do the show tonight; former technical director Vern Gamble returns to his old position for this episode. The same production crew credits were in place for the live EPISODE #866 of June 18, 1967 which aired immediately after the taping of tonight's show. And GSN once more did right by its loyal viewers by showing the end credits uncrunched and in full screen on the February 17, 2008 airing of this episode.
(5) Following GSN's February 17, 2008 airing of tonight's show, the cable and satellite channel ran an edition of "I've Got a Secret," hosted by Garry Moore, which was first broadcast "live from New York" on April 1, 1963. The panel, as usual, consisted of Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Henry Morgan and Bess Myerson. The celebrity guests were Dorothy Loudon and Stuart Somerstein, the latter of whom had been immortalized in song by last week's celebrity guest Meredith Willson. - W-B (2008)