As I mentioned a little while back, sometimes What's My Line? liked to play tricks on their panel, and the Mystery Guest wasn't a celebrity at all, but someone with a connection to one of the panelists. That often resulted in an especially fun episode. And this is one of the funniest.
The other day, I posted an episode where the Mystery Guest was the popular newsman James Kilgallen, father of panelist Dorothy. In this, Ms. Kilgallen is off -- having just given birth to a son. So, the show had her other two little children on. And they are a hoot. But what's so funny is that, since their mother is on the show, they obviously watch it all the time, and therefore know the ins and outs of how its played better than most guests ever could. And at one point, they just throw the panelists for a total loop that has the audience dying with laughter for its utter cleverness. Host John Daly's reaction when he realizes what they are doing is worth the price of admission. I shall say no more.
One thing I will say is that since Dorothy Kilgallen can't be there, replacing her on the panel is a woman who fits in perfectly with our theme of children. It's Margaret Truman, daughter of Harry.
Never mind that the kids aren't famous. This is a treat.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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