What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 49

EPISODE #872

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 06, 1967 on CBS

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    • REVIEW: This was a fairly decent night for the panel as they went a respectable 2 for 3 on the evening. In the first game, there was some concern that the panel would recognize Elizabeth Collins due to her television appearances with her father as part of their act. However, it was decided to forego the blindfolds and play it as a regular game. Fortunately, the panel didn't recognize her, but Arlene correctly guessed that she was a human target in a knife throwing act. In the second game, the panel was totally stumped by the sandpaper salesman from upstate New York. In the mystery guest round, the panel easily identified Jack E. Leonard, especially once he began using his regular voice. After the game, "Fat Jack" joked about his ongoing battle with his weight as well as a certain show going off the air soon and what some people will be doing for work. All in all, this was a fun night. - Sargebri (2008)

      FAREWELL JAYNE!!! Tonight marked the final appearance for Jayne Meadows on the CBS WML panel. Of course, following Dorothy's passing, Jayne (or as Steve called her tonight, "The Maharani") made more frequent appearances on the show. In fact, on all of her post-Dorothy era appearances, she appeared with her loving husband by her side. After WML, she continued her acting career and also returned to the panel where she got her big start, when "I've Got a Secret" returned to television via five-days-a-week syndication. Jayne is alive and well and enjoying a well-deserved retirement. - Sargebri (2008)

      CANCELLATION WATCH - 872 DOWN, FOUR TO GO!!! Tonight saw a "not too subtle" reminder of the show's impending cancellation during the post mystery guest round chat with Jack. Jack pretty much played like he was guessing what John, Bennett and Arlene were going to do once the show went off the air. He said that Arlene could "act a little bit" and that John will "go back doing the news" and he didn't know what Bennett was going to do. In his own way, Jack reminded everyone that the WML's days were definitely dwindling down. - Sargebri (2008)

      SIGN OF THE TIMES!!! During the first game, Bennett made a reference to a then-new fad in New York, topless restaurants. He definitely sounded disturbed by these restaurants, showing somewhat of a prudish side which was to be expected due to his age. However, if he felt bad in 1967, he would be livid today, when almost "anything goes." - Sargebri (2008)

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