One of Hal's favorite jokes was to make plays on the show's name by suggesting that contestants could host programs such as What's My Lineup?, etc. etc. Well, it seems that the folks at Disney could have been taking cues from the ol' rascal, because 101 Dalamatians features a sequence in which Cruella de Vil's two henchmen, Horace and Jasper, watch a program called What's My Crime? The sequence occurs during a particularly important story moment, in which Cruella is getting tired of waiting for her Dalmatian coat and tells the two "I want the job done tonight!" She then leaves, and they grumble that they'll do it after they finish watching their show.
"We'll do the job, once the show is over."
As they continue entertaining themselves with the antics of What's My Crime?, a cat sneaks the puppies out and away.
Another notorious criminal signs in
The panel of What's My Crime?
The host and the criminal
The DVD includes two pop-up tracks -- one for families and one for fans. I haven't bothered yet with the one for families, because I figure it probably doesn't contain anything interesting that wouldn't be revealed in the fan track. But the fan track has the following interesting tidbits to offer:
I don't want to overload this thread with pictures, so I'll just type out the other tidbits offered:
"...What's My Crime?, a parody of What's My Line?, the game show that ran on U.S. television from 1950 to 1967." (Well, obviously. Though, longer, of course, if you count the syndicated version, which I guess many don't.)
"Miss Birdwell was voiced by Betty Lou Garson (in complete contrast to her role as Cruella de Vil.)"
"A popular segment of What's My Line? was the 'Mystery Guest', for which the panelists were blindfolded... Walt Disney was the Mystery Guest on Episode #336, which originally aired November 11, 1956."
101 Dalmatians, a.k.a. One Hundred and One Dalmatians was first released in 1961, well into What's My Line?'s run. It was released on March 4, 2008 on 2 Disc DVD as part of Disney's "Platinum Edition" series.
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