The panel tries to guess the lines of a female truant officer, a young man who manufactures rubber panties for babies, a manhole cover salesman as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger June Havoc.



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Episode credited cast:
... Himself - Moderator
Dorothy Kilgallen ... Herself - Panelist
Bennett Cerf ... Himself - Panelist
... Herself - Panelist
... Himself - Panelist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Herself
Hal Simms ... Himself - Announcer
Lee Vines ... Himself - Announcer


Steve Allen's first reference to a bread box. Panelists, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis and Steve Allen begin the show by trying to guess the lines of a female truant officer, followed by a young man who manufactures rubber panties for babies. Then, attempt to guess the identity of the much anticipated celebrity mystery challenger for the week, June Havoc. However, it was while questioning the final contestant of the show, who was a manhole salesman, Steve Allen first makes mention of the much celebrated, and often imitated, bread box question. Written by brtndr

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Family | Game-Show




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18 January 1953 (USA)  »

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The first show in which Steve Allen asked the 'breadbox' question that will come to be associated with both him and the series. See more »

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