What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 44

EPISODE #867

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jul 02, 1967 on CBS

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    • REVIEW: Tonight was one of those nights the panel could only dream about as they scored a near perfecto. Without doubt, they had Arlene to thank as she had a hand in all the correct guesses. It also was a special night due to what would happen in the mystery guest round. The first game definitely set the tone for the night as Arlene pulled off a solo in guessing that Corky Carroll was a surfer. However, Corky wasn't just any surfer, he was the current U.S. Champion and he would go on to become one of the icons in the sport. In the second game, Bennett blew the door wide open when he correctly guessed that the young co-ed from Stockton, California, who was attending Washington State College, dealt with animals. Arlene then took advantage of the hint and correctly guessed that it was pigs that the contestant dealt with. It was probably at this point that Phyllis and guest panelist Kevin McCarthy thought about getting up and letting Arlene and Bennett do the show on their own. In the mystery guest round, the producers tried to pull a fast one as tonight's guests were none other than Phyllis' husband, legendary Broadway producer Adolph Green, and his long time partner, Betty Comden. After several moments of Adolph and Betty switching off in answering the questions, both Bennett and Arlene got wise to the identity of the guests. Then, as soon as John called the game, a huge grin came over Phyllis' face. Adolph and Betty were appearing on the show for basically for two reasons. The first and most important reason was for the duo to promote their hit musical, "Hallelujah, Baby," which starred Leslie Uggams, who had been the WML mystery guest two months earlier. The second reason was, as Arlene so humorously pointed out, to dispel the rumor that Adolph and Betty were married, as well as to prove that Phyllis and Betty were two different ladies. In the final game, the panel ran out of time, so the contestant, who appropriately was a fireworks maker, won the full prize by default. However, not even that could spoil a very special evening. - Sargebri (2008)

      ADOLPH GREEN: This was the second, and final, appearance for Broadway producer Adolph Green on the show. His first appearance had been as a guest panelist seven years earlier on EPISODE #510 of April 24, 1960. Of course, when it came to appearances on the show, it was "his Phyllis" who was the queen when it came to panel appearances in the Green family. - Sargebri (2008)

      COUNTDOWN WATCH: 867 DOWN, NINE TO GO!!! The weeks for WML are dwindling down to a few. There is no mention of the impending cancellation, but Bennett did mention John's upcoming new job with the "Voice of America." - Sargebri (2008)

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