Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »
Five-day-a-week syndicated revival of one of Goodson-Todman's most durable and longest-lived formats: A celebrity panel determines which of three contestants is the actual person associated with a given story.
Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the panelists attempted to guess the contestants occupation. There was also a "mystery guest", usually a famous person; the panelists had to wear masks when questioning this person and the guest usually disguised his/her voice. Written by
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Eamonn Andrews is the only person to have appeared on the American What's My Line? (1950) as a panelist, a host (substituting for John Daly on the June 28, 1959 edition) and a mystery guest (on his very last appearance on the American version on June 2, 1963). See more »
A true classic of TV. When people complain about what is missing in TV these days, they should look at WML and see: sophistication, wit and charm. The moderator - John Daly - was a respected journalist, not some failed standup comic. And the panel, made up of a publisher, a newspaper columnist, and a multi-talented stage actress/tv-radio hostess, were successful and entertaining people. Its like a parlor game that you've been invited to sit in on with people who always had something interesting to say. Great fun.
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