What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 52

EPISODE #875

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 27, 1967 on CBS

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    • REVIEW: This was definitely one of the best nights the panel had in a while as they essentially scored a perfecto for the evening. In fact, the real star of the night was Phyllis. In the first game, Phyllis correctly guessed that the two high school girls from Michigan had something to do with worms. The panel was really shocked when they found out that the girls actually counted worms for a bait wholesaler. Phyllis was the big hero in the second game as she made a last second save by guessing that the lady from New York via Jamaica was an interpreter at the United Nations. In the mystery guest round, Phyllis also had a hand in the panel's identification of Hugh O'Brian when she asked if he had been to Vietnam and he replied "yes." Hugh was on the show to promote his upcoming tour with the play "Cactus Flower." He also talked about his experiences in Vietnam when he performed in "Guys and Dolls" there. That definitely brought a nice close to the penultimate edition of WML. - Sargebri (2008)

      HUGH O'BRIAN: As Hugh O'Brian mentioned, he had just returned from Vietnam, performing in "Guys and Dolls" for the troops there. He said that he was in many of the places that became household names in that era and that he was truly honored to have been there. He also made an impassioned plea to the public that no matter how they felt about the war, to please support the troops. However, a few months after Hugh's appearance on the show, public opinion drastically changed with the Tet Offensive in January of 1968. - Sargebri (2008)

      FAREWELL PHYLLIS!!! This was the final appearance for Phyllis Newman on the WML panel. The all-time leader in guest panelist appearances for a woman, Phyllis definitely left her cute mark on the panel with her bubbly personality. In the years after Dorothy's passing, she helped to return the panel to normalcy. However, this wasn't the end of her association with WML as she would become a frequent guest panelist on the syndicated version. As of February 2008, Phyllis is alive and well and still occasionally acts as well as sings. - Sargebri (2008)

      CANCELLATION WATCH - 875 DOWN, ONE TO GO!!! During the good nights, Arlene related a joke that guest panelist Gene Rayburn had told her: "If you have any interesting occupations, don't send them in." Of course, this was the next-to-last edition of WML and, in many ways it, was the final regular edition of the show -- because on the final episode, there was only one regular game played and the rest of the time was spent reminiscing and saying goodbye. - Sargebri (2008)

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