What's My Line?

Season 5 Episode 14


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Dec 06, 1953 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • This gaff happens in the blink of an eye. During the game with William Hall, Bennett asks the guest if his product might be used in any way in or about the water. John Daly says, "Three down and seven to go, Miss Kilgallen." Now, watch closely and don't blink: As the shot switches to Dorothy Kilgallen and John says, "I'm going to give you one more minute," Dorothy's relatively large left earring (on the viewer's right, closest to Steve Allen) falls off her ear - as if on cue! It either drops down the front of her gown or into her lap, it is impossible to tell which. She gamely tries to catch it in mid-fall, as she grabs toward her bosom. Failing to catch it (her hand remains open, not closed around anything), she asks her question and absolutely does not miss a beat; the perfect, unruffled pro! Her only acknowledgement of the mishap is that she keeps her head turned to the left for the rest of her turn, so that the camera cannot see her naked ear. The round ends with Dorothy's question, we go to a commercial, and by the end of the break, the earring is safely back where it belongs. - Lee McIntyre (2004)