What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 50


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 13, 1967 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: The panel's poor game play record for the night was not indicative of how historic and wild this night was. What made it a historic was the fact that for the first time in WML history, the two most prolific guest panelists in the show's history, Martin Gabel and Tony Randall, were on the panel together. Also added to the mix was the show's most prolific female guest panelist, Phyllis Newman. In the first game, the panel was absolutely stumped by the University of Tennessee student who collected lightning bugs for research. In the second game, Arlene was given credit for correctly guessing that the lady from San Francisco had something to do with paint. In actuality, she was a saleswoman for the Flecto paint company. The mystery guest round was very wild as Woody Allen, who signed in as John Dillinger and who used a tough guy voice, answered "no" to the questions he should have answered "yes" to and vice versa. In fact, things got so crazy that John flipped over all the cards. Woody was on the show to promote and plug his hit play "Don't Drink the Water" as well as the James Bond spoof "Casino Royale." Woody's performance definitely helped ease the fact that the panel only went 1 for 3 on the evening. - Sargebri (2008)

      FAREWELL TONY!!! Due to the fact that this episode was videotaped weeks earlier, no one knew that this would be the final time that Tony Randall would sit on the WML panel. Tony was the second most prolific panelist in the show's history and his dry wit and "loveable loser" persona definitely made him a panel favorite. Tony did make a mystery guest appearance on the syndicated version months before he began playing the role he would forever be identified with, neat freak "Felix Unger" on the classic sitcom "The Odd Couple." Tony passed away in 2004 and he will always be remembered as one of the all-time WML greats. - Sargebri (2008)

      CANCELLATION WATCH - 873 DOWN, THREE TO GO!!! Because this episode was pre-taped, there was no mention of the show's impending cancellation. So, it was business as usual. - Sargebri (2008)

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