What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 51


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 20, 1967 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: This was a fairly decent night for the panel as they went a respectable 2 for 3 on the night. It also happened to be a very interesting night for a couple of reasons. One reason was the appearance Joan Murray, who was the first African-American woman to sit in on the panel, and the other reason was the fact that all the contestants, including the mystery guest, were women. In the first game, Arlene correctly guessed that the rather attractive young lady from Miami, Florida was a private investigator. The panel wasn't as fortunate in the second game as they were totally stumped by the lady from Colorado who made custom horse blankets. However, the most interesting thing to come out of that game was that it marked the first sign of trouble between Bennett Cerf and Henry Morgan (more on that below). In the mystery guest round, Joan correctly identified Jill St. John, who sounded as if she was channeling Don Adams' famous character "Maxwell Smart" with her "would you believes." Jill was on the show to promote the film "Eight on the Lam," in which she co-starred with Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller and Jonathan Winters. She also talked about the films Banning," in which she co-starred with her future husband Robert Wagner, and "Tony Rome," which starred Frank Sinatra in the title role. However, she also briefly talked about the recent tour of Vietnam she and Bob Hope went on as well. That was definitely a nice way to end a very historic evening. - Sargebri (2008)

      THE FINAL CANDIDATE!!! As was mentioned earlier, Joan Murray became the first African-American lady to serve on the panel. Of course, prior to her appearance on the panel, the only other African-Americans to serve on the panel were Sammy Davis Jr. and Harry Belafonte. As far as her performance went, Joan showed a lot of aptitude for the game by asking several good questions and was responsible for identifying mystery guest Jill St. John. It is just too bad that her only appearance on the panel came about when there were only two more episodes to go. She definitely would have made a fine addition to the show as either a replacement for Dolly Mae or as a frequent guest panelist. - Sargebri (2008)

      HEY HENRY!!! DON'T LET THE DOORKNOB HIT YA WHERE THE GOOD LORD SPLIT YA!!! It probably was a surprise to a lot of viewers to see Henry Morgan on the panel this evening after his antics a few weeks earlier. However, this episode had been taped prior to his childish antics a few weeks earlier. This definitely was his final appearance on the show. - Sargebri (2008)

      CANCELLATION WATCH - 874 DOWN, TWO TO GO!!! Because this episode was taped a few weeks earlier, it was business as usual. So, there was no mention of the show's impending cancellation. - Sargebri (2008)

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