I've Got a Secret Episode Guide

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I've Got a Secret — 1958

Episodes listed on this page:

Seen by us 39
From GSN board 4
Total entries 43

All air dates are Wednesdays.

Cast

Crew

The following are the same wherever credits are known and therefore are not included in the details section below:

The remaining credits vary and are included in the details section where known:


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Calendar Week Air Date Guest Host Panelist 1 Panelist 2 Panelist 3 Panelist 4
290: 12/29/57-1/4/58 1/1/58 Tyrone Power Garry Bill Jayne Henry Faye
291: 1/5-11 1/8/58 Richard Boone Regular (Garry, Bill, Jayne, Henry, Betsy)
292: 1/12-18 1/15/58 Miiko Taka Henry Bill Joan Bennett Carl Reiner Betsy
293: 1/19-25 1/22/58 Martha Raye Henry Bill Jayne Carl Reiner Betsy
294: 1/26-2/1 1/29/58 Elsa Maxwell Regular
295: 2/2-8 2/5/58 Hoagy Carmichael Regular
296: 2/9-15 [Unknown]
297: 2/16-22 [Unknown]
298: 2/23-3/1 2/26/58 [None] Regular
299: 3/2-8 3/5/58 Patrice Munsel Regular
300: 3/9-15 3/12/58 Pat Boone Garry Bob Sweeney Jayne Henry Betsy
301: 3/16-22 3/19/58 Arthur Godfrey Arthur Godfrey Louis Nye Jayne Henry Betsy
302: 3/23-29 3/26/58 [None] Garry Bill Jayne Dick Clark Betsy
303: 3/30-4/5 4/2/58 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Regular
304: 4/6-12 4/9/58 Laraine Day Regular
305: 4/13-19 4/16/58 Cornel Wilde Regular
306: 4/20-26 [Unknown]
307: 4/27-5/3 4/30/58 [None] Regular
308: 5/4-10 5/7/58 Phil Silvers Regular
309: 5/11-17 5/14/58 [None] Regular
310: 5/18-24 5/21/58 Ann B. Davis Henry Bill Jayne Jackie Cooper Betsy
311: 5/25-31 [Unknown]
312: 6/1-7 6/4/58 Dana Andrews Regular
313: 6/8-14 6/11/58 Tony Curtis Henry Bill Jayne Jan Murray Betsy
314: 6/15-21 6/18/58 [None] Regular
315: 6/22-28 6/25/58 Olivia de Havilland Regular
316: 6/29-7/5 7/2/58 Art Carney Regular
317: 7/6-12 7/9/58 Arlene Dahl Regular
318: 7/13-19 7/16/58 Keenan Wynn Regular
319: 7/20-26 7/23/58 Steve Lawrence Garry Bill Betty White Henry Betsy
320: 7/27-8/2 7/30/58 Margaret O'Brien Regular
321: 8/3-9 [Unknown]
322: 8/10-16 8/13/58 Fernando Lamas Garry Bill Betty White Henry Betsy
323: 8/17-23 8/20/58 Bob Crosby Regular
324: 8/24-30 [Unknown]
325: 8/31-9/6 9/3/58 Louis Nye,
Don Knotts,
Tom Poston
Regular
326: 9/7-13 9/10/58 Durward Kirby Regular
327: 9/14-20 9/17/58 Mickey Rooney Regular
328: 9/21-27 9/24/58 Art Linkletter Garry Bill Betty White Henry Betsy
329: 9/28-10/4 10/1/58 Roy Rogers Regular
330: 10/5-11 10/8/58 William Bendix Regular
331: 10/12-18 10/15/58 Sam Levenson Regular
332: 10/19-25 [Unknown]
333: 10/26-11/1 10/29/58 Arnold Stang Regular
334: 11/2-8 11/5/58 Walter Slezak Regular
335: 11/9-15 11/12/58 Peter Lind Hayes Garry Bill Mary Healy Henry Faye
336: 11/16-22 [Unknown]
337: 11/23-29 [Unknown]
338: 11/30-12/6 12/3/58 Pat Boone Garry Bill Peggy Cass Henry Dorothy Ellington
339: 12/7-13 12/10/58 Jackie Cooper Garry Bill Kathryn Grant Henry Bess (debut)
340: 12/14-20 12/17/58 Arthur Godfrey Garry Bill Betsy Henry Donna Reed
341: 12/21-27 12/24/58 Meredith Willson Garry Bill Bess Henry Betsy
342: 12/28/58-1/3/59 [Unknown]

Week 290, 1/1/58

Panel: Bill, Jayne, Henry, Faye
Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Adraia Koe, Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Lighting: Vernon Cook
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

This entire episode is viewable on YouTube in two parts: Part 1 | Part 2

  1. Page, Christine, Michelle, Judy, and Sally Hayden, Ottawa: "We're going to have our pigtails cut off tonight." Faye guesses, going third.
  2. "Mr. X" (Roy Riegels): "I made a 62-yard run in the Rose Bowl Game (in 1929), but I ran the wrong way." Henry guesses, going last.
  3. Guest Tyrone Power: Garry "teaches" him how to act more glamorous. Both don smoking jackets and accessories and strut around among the audience while the panel are blindfolded.
  4. Faye is leaving the show temporarily to tour with Power in a production of Shaw's "Back to Methuselah." The Hayden Sisters return with their new hairstyles.

Week 291, 1/8/58

Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Adraia Koe, Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Lighting: Vernon Cook
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

  1. Interpreter Mrs. Ortiz and three men from Argentina, who speak Spanish and whose names are unintelligible: "We drove here from Argentina in a 1918 Chevy (18,000 miles)."
  2. Sgt. Fritz Wilkinson, Fort Lee, VA: "I won a hair dryer in a bingo game" (he's bald).
  3. Guest Richard Boone: "I'm going to challenge Henry Morgan to a gunfight." Each question must consist of a single word.

Week 292, 1/15/58

Guest Host: Henry
Panel: Bill, Joan Bennett, Carl Reiner, Betsy
Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Adraia Koe, Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Lighting: Vernon Cook
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

  1. Jayne is vacationing in Cuba.
  2. Ralph Cutting, Hanover, NH: "I've eaten a peanut butter sandwich for lunch every day for 36 years (13,166 peanut butter sandwiches)."
  3. Guest Miiko Taka: The blindfolded panel must guess that she is serving Henry tea, but they are misled by a jujitsu demonstration going on at the same time.
  4. Harvey Loomis, Lee Bristol, Eileen Ford, Buddy Brenier, Jan Robbins, Catherine Ready, Wallace Drew, William Swords, Tom Marker, Ravira Holmes, Patry Cutler: "We thought up 129 ways for a single girl to catch a husband" (for McCall's magazine).

Week 293, 1/22/58

Guest Host: Henry
Panel: Bill, Jayne, Carl Reiner, Betsy
Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Adraia Koe, Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Lighting: Vernon Cook
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

  1. Garry is vacationing in Eleuthera, Bahamas.
  2. Rex, a German shepherd, Corning, NY: "I led 25 Hungarians through the Iron Curtain to freedom."
  3. "Miss and Mr. X" (Karen and Charles Pittsley): "Betsy Palmer was our babysitter in 1946." Bill guesses, going third.
  4. Guest Martha Raye: Is starring in a production of "Annie Get Your Gun," so the secret is a reference to the lyrics of "There's No Business Like Show Business." While the panel are blindfolded, a real butcher, baker, grocer, and clerk (occupations that all are mentioned in the lyrics) perform their regular work and receive applause for doing it.

Week 294, 1/29/58

Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Lighting: Vernon Cook
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

  1. Gene Trindle, freelance photographer on assignment for TV Guide: "My nose is exactly the same length as Jimmy Durante's by actual measurement (68 millimeters)."
  2. "Capt. X" (Ivan C. Kinchloe, Jr.): "I've gone higher into space than any other human being." Bill guesses, going first.
  3. Guest Elsa Maxwell: Garry and Maxwell enjoy stuffed pheasant under glass, whereas the panel have been served food appropriated from each other's refrigerators. This segment is viewable on YouTube.

Week 295, 2/5/58

Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton

  1. 12 male students from New York University: "We each pulled a tooth for the first time today." Jayne guesses, going second.
  2. Mrs. Walker, Syracuse, NY: "I have 2 sets of triplets (the odds against this are 78,770,076 to 1)." They are Peter, Patricia, and Paul, 14; and the younger Mary, Martin, and Margaret Ann. Henry guesses, going third. This segment is viewable on YouTube.
  3. Guest Hoagy Carmichael: Acknowledges that he did not properly introduce himself at the start of the show (he just said, "Hi all, good to see ya"). His answers are the lyrics to a new song that he is making up on the spot. His assistants are George Abraham, court reporter (see also 6/4/62); and Mary Gilbertson, typist.

Week 298, 2/26/58

Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Lighting: Vernon Cook
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

  1. Jayne wrote the cover article for Look magazine.
  2. All contestants are relatives of celebrities, and the panel must guess the relationship. "Mr. A" and "Miss B" (Edward and Suzanne Cansino, brother and first cousin of Rita Hayworth) dance to music by the Norman Paris Trio.
  3. "Mrs. C" is Angella Crocetti, Dean Martin's mother. Betsy guesses, going last.
  4. Contestants recite mundane texts with great emotion. Tommy Gun has posted a transcript of this segment, which also is viewable on YouTube.
  5. Barbara Green, daughter of Betty Furness.
  6. "Miss Q" (Vera Brynner, sister of Yul Brynner) sings "Shall We Dance."

Week 299, 3/5/58

Information paraphrased from GSN message board (page 79, posted 4/6/03 by bossradio93):

  1. 43 people from Milford, CT: All live on Easy Street.
  2. Contestant is standing on his head.
  3. Guest Patrice Munsel: Both the questions and answers must be sung in an operatic style. Afterward, music critic Jay Harrison of the New York Herald Tribune reviews their singing.

Week 300, 3/12/58

Information paraphrased from GSN message board (page 79, posted 4/7/03 by bossradio93):

Panel: Bob Sweeney, Jayne, Henry, Betsy

  1. Betsy appears via remote, being scheduled to appear on "U.S. Steel Hour" following.
  2. Tiny, a St. Bernard, conceals Rita, a Chihuahua, in the keg around his neck.
  3. An Army captain has to salute his mother-in-law, who is a major.
  4. Guest Pat Boone: As a way of promoting physical fitness, the panel have to do exercises while asking their questions.

Week 301, 3/19/58

Guest Host: Arthur Godfrey
Panel: Louis Nye, Jayne, Henry, Betsy
Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Lighting: Vernon Cook
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

  1. Paul Carpasack, Orlando, FL: "I fired our Vanguard rocket Monday morning." Betsy guesses, going third.
  2. John Tate, Cincinnati: "I shot a bear 14½ feet tall" (mounted behind the blindfolded panel).
  3. "No-Talent Scouts": Betsy introduces Jayne, who sings the Winston jingle in Chinese; Louis introduces Henry, who imitates Arthur's laugh; Carmel Quinn sings "McGilligan's Ball" with Arthur on ukulele. Tommy Gun has posted audio from this segment, which also is viewable on YouTube.

Week 302, 3/26/58

Panel: Bill, Jayne, Dick Clark, Betsy
Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Lighting: Vernon Cook
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

Special "teenage" show.

  1. Daniel Rosen, 12, of NY Art Students League: Displays paintings.
  2. Raymond Jones, 16, of Juilliard: Plays Gershwin's third prelude.
  3. Melinda Planck, 17, Riverside, CT: Ballet dances.
  4. Tommy McClure, 10, San Diego: "I was saved from drowning by one of these teenagers" (Bonnie Gramm, Girl Scout). Betsy guesses, going last.
  5. Donald Rich, 14, Bronx High School of Science: Invented a robot.
  6. Contestants hold up fake newspaper headlines about themselves:
  7. "Mr. X" (Paul Anka, 16): "I wrote 2 songs that sold a million records each ('Diana' and 'You Are My Destiny')." Dick knows the secret. Anka then lip-syncs to "Let the Bells Keep Ringing."

Week 303, 4/2/58

Information paraphrased from GSN message board (page 80, posted 4/10/03 by bossradio93):

  1. Contestant from Irvington, NY, had his income tax figured out in 22 seconds (refund of $295.10).
  2. Family from Florence, SC, had an atomic bomb (with a safety device) smash into their house.
  3. Guest Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.: Is joined by four other people, one of whom laughs in response to every question in observance of National Laugh Week.

Week 304, 4/9/58

Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

  1. The show has a new set.
  2. "Dr. X" (Waterman, NYC): "I once had a blind date with Jayne Meadows."
  3. Abe Berliner, NYC: "I'm going to cut a $250,000 diamond tonight (100 carats)." See also 6/25.
  4. Guest Laraine Day: "My dress was made from the old 'I've Got a Secret' scenery." Jayne guesses, going last.
  5. Anyone watching who can prove that their name is "Gertie O'Cavets" can have the letters from the old set.

Week 305, 4/16/58

Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

  1. Francis A. Johnson, Darwin, MN: "This string is 997 miles long."
  2. Joseph Burger, Bronx: "I invented elevated shoes (1937)."
  3. Guest Cornel Wilde: Does the old magician's trick of sticking swords through a box, which in this case has Garry in it. Henry guesses, going last.

Week 307, 4/30/58

Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

  1. Joan Brechtel, LSU Baton Rouge: "I talked for 26 hours and 1 minute without stopping."
  2. Mrs. Larue Olsen, Whitewood, SD: "I have a live buffalo at the end of this leash." Jayne guesses, going last.
  3. "I've Got a Secret Family Album." This segment is viewable on YouTube.
  4. Louis Armstrong and the Dukes of Dixieland are on hand for the special "All Star Jazz Show" immediately following, which Garry will be hosting. Everyone marches out onto the street to go to the adjoining studio.

Week 308, 5/7/58

Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Lighting: Vernon Cook
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

  1. Gene Scanlon, Bayonne, NJ: "I write an 'Advice to the Lovelorn' column (under the name Jeanne)" ("Heartbeat by Jeanne," his daughter's name). Henry guesses, going third. See also 11/11/53.
  2. "Mr. X" (Parkin Christian): "My great-great-grandfather started the Mutiny on the Bounty."
  3. Guest Phil Silvers: Has prompted each member of the panel, unbeknown to all the others, to respond in a certain way whenever he sends a different secret signal. Tommy Gun has posted a transcript of this segment, which also is viewable on YouTube.

Week 309, 5/14/58

Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Lighting: Vernon Cook
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

This entire episode is viewable on YouTube in three parts: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Salute to Armed Forces Week.

  1. Members of the Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force perform together as one unit.
  2. "G.I. Joe," a pigeon now at the Detroit Zoo, was honored by the mayor of London for his "heroism" in delivering a message over enemy lines.
  3. "Lt. Col. X" (James Jabara): "I was the first U.S. Jet Ace."
  4. Cmdr. Frank Caine, Norfolk: One of the first frogmen. Henry guesses immediately.
  5. "Cpl. X" (Rene Gagnon): second from right in the photo "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima." See also 5/18/55.
  6. A.H. Waite, Signal Corps Engineering Laboratory at Fort Monmouth, NJ: Member of all three expeditions sent to rescue Adm. Richard Byrd.
  7. Maj. Gen. Lee Wade, DC: "I was a pilot on the first round-the-world flight (1924)." Henry guesses, going third.
  8. Gus Lambert: Received a medal for participating in Walter Reed's yellow fever experiments of 1900.
  9. Dick Shanafelt, Lawrence, KS: "I was one of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders (Spanish-American War - 1898)." Bill guesses, going last.
  10. The Naval Base Band of New York, led by Cmdr. Donald W. Stauffer, play a composite anthem pieced together from the anthems of all branches of the armed forces.

Week 310, 5/21/58

Guest Host: Henry
Panel: Bill, Jayne, Jackie Cooper, Betsy
Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Lighting: Vernon Cook
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

  1. The "10" champion supermarket checkers from the U.S. and Canada are in the audience (Bill points out that there actually are 11).
  2. Clarence E. Willard, Alameda, CA: "I'm going to grow 4 inches taller (while you watch)."
  3. Rev. Calenda, Flint, MI: "I have 10 sons … and they're all ministers." Betsy guesses, going third.
  4. Guest Ann B. Davis: She and Henry roller skate about the stage, apparently disappearing and reappearing from behind the curtain; but in fact there are three skaters, the third being her twin sister Harriet.
  5. Closing question from Leland Offer, Beverly Hills: What are you going to do this summer?

Week 312, 6/4/58

Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Lighting: Vernon Cook
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

A salute to marriage: Garry is celebrating his 19th wedding anniversary.

  1. Helen and Bob Sheehan, Paxton, MA: "During my wedding ceremony … my husband fainted … the best man fainted … the maid of honor fainted … and my mother broke the heel of her shoe." This segment and the next are viewable on YouTube.
  2. Jack Narz (currently hosting "Dotto") with a paper bag over his head: "I introduced Bill Cullen to his wife."
  3. Mr. and Mrs. Bhalla, Anderson, IN, formerly of Delhi, India: "We were married before we ever met."
  4. Guest Dana Andrews: All answers, regardless of the question, are chosen from ones written on cards by women in the audience in answer to the question of what they would say if Henry were to propose to them. Tommy Gun has posted a transcript of this segment, which also is viewable on YouTube.

Week 313, 6/11/58

Guest Host: Henry
Panel: Bill, Jayne, Jan Murray, Betsy
Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Chester Feldman
Program Staff: Roger Peterson, Judy Crichton
Lighting: Vernon Cook
Program Supervisor: Howard Merrill

This entire episode is viewable on YouTube in two parts: Part 1 | Part 2

  1. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Joachim ("Jo-ack-um"), Biloxi, MS: "We have 17 children."
  2. Nancy and Charles Robinson, mother and son: "We graduated from high school together last week." Jayne guesses, going third.
  3. Guest Tony Curtis: Everyone waxes nostalgic over various childhood games and rituals for most of the segment before Curtis finally offers a secret: "I'm about to become a father" (of Jamie Lee Curtis). Producer Sherman had enthusiastically promoted the idea for this segment, but it was considered such a dismal failure that it resulted in Sherman's getting fired. For the casual viewer, it's hard to see what all the fuss was about either way. The segment isn't great, but neither is it the disaster one is led to expect; it's just so-so.

Week 314, 6/18/58

Sixth anniversary show. This entire episode is viewable on YouTube in two parts: Part 1 | Part 2

  1. Jayne and Betsy babysat for 11 of the 17 Joachim children who were on last week's show.
  2. Tom Joseph, Austin, TX: Appeared in the episode of 5/23/56 with the secret, "I received more than 600 proposals of marriage." Bill guesses.
  3. Dr. Clifton Burlinghoff, Andy Elkins, Ralph Parsons, Binghamton, NY: "We were patients in a hospital room donated by 'I've Got a Secret'." Henry guesses, going third, and then a clip is shown from the episode of 5/9/56 with Mary Jane Ross.
  4. "Mr. X" of Philadelphia appeared in the episode of 7/20/55 where the secret concerned his name: Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff, Sr.
  5. Louise Gordon, Brooklyn: Appeared in the episode of 6/23/54 (clip is shown) with the secret, "I wrote my sweetheart [Danny Reese] a letter 3,200 feet long." Bill and Jayne know.
  6. Susan Ellen Schwartz, Frankie Carotto (or Corotto): Both were born on the show's premiere date of 6/19/52. Carotto appears again on the tenth anniversary show of 6/18/62.

Week 315, 6/25/58

Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Lighting: Vernon Cook

  1. This week's issue of Look magazine has an article on Bill.
  2. Rosemary Fallacara, South Ozone Park, NY: "I make out the panel's paychecks." Bill guesses, going last.
  3. Guest Olivia de Havilland: Is wearing jewelry made from the diamond that was cut on the episode of 4/9.
  4. Joe Enright, New London, CT; Doug Anderson, Claremore, OK; Ben Dishman, KY; John McInerney, Birmingham, MI; Bill Giles, Orleans, MA, all West Point cadets: "We're meeting our blind dates on this stage tonight."

Week 316, 7/2/58

Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Lighting: Vernon Cook

  1. Dennis Egan, 11: "My father is a U.S. Senator-elect from the 49th state, Alaska." William A. Egan appears on stage; in the audience are the other Senator-elect (and former Governor) Ernest Greening and Representative-elect Ralph Rivers. Note that Alaska was not officially a state yet.
  2. Frank Crandall, Boston: "I have the world's safest automobile backstage."
  3. Guest Art Carney: After each question, does a requested action chosen at random from cards filled out by the audience.

Week 317, 7/9/58

Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Lighting: Vernon Cook

  1. "Mr. X" (Jesse Presley): "I am Elvis Presley's grandfather." Jayne guesses, going last. He then sings two songs from an upcoming album on Legacy Records, accompanied by Garry on drums and Gene Klingman, president of the record label, on guitar.
  2. Guest Arlene Dahl: Takes the place of Kay Lloyd in leading the blindfolded panel back to their seats, while Garry tries to cover up by pretending to converse with Dahl back at the desk. Bill guesses, going third, but Garry initially cuts him off, then has a change of heart.
  3. Dorothy Fralic (pronounced Fraylick; Garry confirms spelling), Queens, head nurse of CBS's health department: "I'm going to give Jayne Meadows her typhoid shot tonight for her European trip … and she doesn't know it." Henry and Garry also get their polio shots. This segment is featured in Jayne's farewell tribute on 11/5. A still from the segment is shown on 4/5/65.

Week 318, 7/16/58

Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Lighting: Vernon Cook

  1. Garry finds Judy Crichton's handbag left at his desk and incorrectly states, "That's the nearest she has come to appearing on the program." Oh, no, it isn't; see 12/25/57.
  2. Betty McLeod (or McCloud), Norfolk, VA (Miss Norfolk of 1955): "I am going to lift a 205-pound weight … to set a new world's record." She weighs 118 pounds.
  3. George Schuster, 85, Springville, NY: "I drove an automobile around the world … fifty years ago (1908)." That same car (a 1907 Thomas Flyer) is presented. This segment is viewable on YouTube.
  4. Guest Keenan Wynn: "I'm going to judge the panel's acting … and give the winner a part in my new movie" ("That Kind of Woman" with Sophia Loren). Each panelist has to demonstrate his or her "character acting" ability by behaving as one of the other panelists. As it turns out, all the panelists have other commitments except for Henry, so he wins by default.

Week 319, 7/23/58

Panel: Bill, Betty White, Henry, Betsy
Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Lighting: Vernon Cook

This entire episode is viewable on YouTube in three parts: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

  1. Henry, who was cast as an extra in "That Kind of Woman" as a result of last week's show, is seen photographed with Sophia Loren.
  2. "Mr. X" (Harry Lorayne): "I'm memorizing the names and faces of the people in the studio audience (approximately 500)." At the time he was author of "How to Develop a Super Power Memory"; later he would be coauthor of "The Memory Book" (1974).
  3. Mrs. Renzler, Yorktown Heights, NY: "I built a 6-room house by myself." Betty guesses, going third. Renzler is going on to build a 10-room house.
  4. Guest Steve Lawrence: Jokes that memory expert Lorayne forgot his name, addressing him backstage as Steve Allen. The blindfolded panel are dismissed from the show one at a time, without the remaining panelists knowing they are gone. After each panelist finishes the questioning and removes the blindfold, each is asked to take off his or her shoes as Lawrence holds up a card that reads, "You may go home now. Tiptoe out quietly!"
  5. Garry has a minute to fill and resumes throwing the audience tennis balls left over from the Lorayne segment.

Week 320, 7/30/58

Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Lighting: Vernon Cook

  1. "George Lugner" (Mark Goodson of Goodson & Todman): "I'm going to meet Betsy Palmer for the first time tonight." Everyone but Betsy is in on the secret and gives bogus questions and answers ("Lugner" is from the German for "liar"). Tommy Gun has posted a transcript of this segment. This segment is viewable on YouTube.
  2. Jim Danielson, Hollywood animal trainer: "My squirrel has her own mink coat."
  3. Guest Margaret O'Brien: All questions and answers must be spoken while crying. Not until after the first buzzer is her secret revealed: "I'm crying because I have an onion in my handkerchief."

Week 322, 8/13/58

Panel: Bill, Betty White, Henry, Betsy
Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Lighting: Vernon Cook

  1. George Giusti, Menden, NJ: "I designed the new 4¢ postage stamp" (Atlantic Cable Centenary); William Buckley, Manhattan: "I designed the new 7¢ air mail stamp."
  2. Red Stevens, Kearny, NJ: "I stayed underwater continuously for 31 hours and 10 minutes." He's in a water tank wearing scuba gear, but can hear and speak, after some initial difficulties with the "Aquavox" technology.
  3. Guest Fernando Lamas: Wants to find out who is more observant, men or women. In a switch from the usual practice, panelists remove their blindfolds during their questioning and then put them back on. Afterward, they are tested on how much they remember about Lamas's appearance. Unfortunately, there's time for only two such test questions, but Betsy answers both correctly, so the women win.

Week 323, 8/20/58

Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Lighting: Vernon Cook

  1. Lynn Dilks (Garry spells), 63, Newcastle, PA: "I ran in a race against a horse … I won!" He has done so 18 times, in fact. However, they are long-distance races and he wins not because he can run faster than a horse, but because he can run longer without stopping.
  2. Guest Bob Crosby: Directs each panelist to sing a specific musical note before questioning. The notes are being recorded. When played back together afterward, they form the first 10 notes of the Winston jingle (sort of).
  3. George Molina, Frederick Carson, Michael Canardo, Tony Gallaia: "We're all taxicab drivers … Each of us drove a panelist to this studio tonight."

Week 325, 9/3/58

Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Lighting: Vernon Cook

  1. Garry is on the cover of Look magazine.
  2. Susan Molin, Pasadena: "I'm going to teach the panel how to spin the Hula Hoop." Jayne is the only panelist who can do it at all; Garry does it around his neck. This segment is featured in Jayne's farewell tribute on 11/5 and again in the ninth anniversary episode of 6/21/61. A still from the segment is shown on 4/5/65.
  3. Mrs. Ella Jane Pickles Sanders, Anna, IL, is joined by Kathern Newton and Kathern's mother and grandmother, Alice Ellis and Rebecca Newton. "I was Kathern's high school English teacher last year … I taught her mother in 1931 … I taught her grandmother in 1911." Bill guesses, going second. This segment is viewable on YouTube.
  4. Guests Louis Nye, Don Knotts, Tom Poston: The blindfolded panel must guess that the three men are dancing with three women chosen from the audience, while all six are wearing headphones so only they can hear the music. Nye dances with Gilda Denzara, Knotts with Jean Martin, and Poston with Susan Curtis. Afterward, Knotts and Martin are declared the best by audience applause.

Week 326, 9/10/58

Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Lighting: Vernon Cook

  1. Betsy's father won first place for his delphiniums at a county fair in Maine.
  2. "Mr. X" (Thor Heyerdahl): "I sailed across the Pacific on a raft (Kon-Tiki)." Betsy guesses, going second. The upcoming book "Aku-Aku" about Easter Island is then discussed.
  3. Guest Durward Kirby: "I'm singing in Betsy Palmer's bathtub."
  4. Lorrain D'Essen of Animal Talent Scouts: "I have 38 animals living with me in my house." Animals continue to come out on stage during the questioning, including a llama, a kangaroo, an alligator, and a wombat (which pees on Garry).

Week 327, 9/17/58

Director: Paul Alter
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Lighting: Vernon Cook

  1. Mrs. Edna Travis, 35, Haskill, NJ, who's pregnant: "I'm about to become a grandmother." Daughter Marlene Lawrence appears at end.
  2. Mel Steinberg, 16, Brooklyn: "I built an atom smasher in my house." Built for under $100, it includes a motor from a washing machine, a ball bearing from a roller skate, and metal from a can of Chinese noodles.
  3. Guest Mickey Rooney: Has to elicit a laugh from the audience before answering a question.

Week 328, 9/24/58

Panel: Bill, Betty White, Henry, Betsy
Director: Franklin Heller
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Lighting: Vernon Cook

  1. Maude Calwell, Oakland, CA: "My hair is more than 6 feet long." Betty guesses, going third.
  2. Sandra Keister, Norman, OK, and K.C. Jones, Oklahoma City, who are engaged: "I am the only girl in a boys' school" (studying to be a civil engineer); "I am the only boy in a girls' school" (studying to be a nurse). Betty guesses again, going last. This segment is viewable on YouTube.
  3. Guest Art Linkletter: Brings out three players: Dorothy Pearson, Art Edwards, and Patty Romay (or Romai). All three players answer each question and all of their answers are numbers. They are guessing how much cash the questioning panelist is carrying. At the end, the player who guessed closest to the correct amount gets that panelist's money. This segment is viewable on YouTube.

Week 329, 10/1/58

Director: Franklin Heller
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd

"I've Got an Adult Western Secret." This entire episode is viewable on YouTube in three parts: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

  1. Mrs. La Pointe, Rapid City, SD: Granddaughter of Sitting Bull. Bill guesses immediately.
  2. "Col. X": Related to Gen. Custer. Jayne guesses immediately.
  3. Rodd Redwing: "I teach movie cowboys how to draw and shoot." Bill guesses, going second.
  4. Jason Betinez, 99, Apache, OK: Related to Geronimo. Henry guesses, going third.
  5. "Master X" (Dennis Fisher): "I'm Henry Morgan's second cousin (and he doesn't know it)."
  6. Guest Roy Rogers: Is dressed as an Easterner. "I challenge the panel to a horse race … on hobby horses."

Week 330, 10/8/58

Director: Franklin Heller
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Lighting: Sal Bonsignore

  1. Capt. Nick Miller, Camp Pendleton, CA: "I won first prize in a cooking contest (against 4,000 women)."
  2. Tom Blair, OH: "I have a full-size [inflatable] airplane in this box (with propeller and motor)." Jayne guesses, going second. This segment is viewable on YouTube.
  3. Guest William Bendix: In a reference to Bendix's starring role on "The Life of Riley," people have been chosen all who have some variant of the last name Riley and a different occupation. During the questioning, Bendix acts out "The Life of Riley"; that is, he acts out each person's occupation. (Ten people were chosen but only eight are featured, as time runs out before Betsy's turn.) This segment is viewable on YouTube.

Week 331, 10/15/58

Director: Franklin Heller
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Lighting: Sal Bonsignore

More relatives of famous people.

  1. "Messrs. X" (Peter Gabel, Jonathan Cerf, Kerry Kollmar): "We are the children of the 'What's My Line' panel."
  2. David "X": "My father is Dana Andrews." Plays "What Is This Thing Called Love" on organ. Bill guesses after all have played.
  3. "Madame and Mr. X" (Lorraine Bendix and Duke Lloyd): "My father is William Bendix; my father is Harold Lloyd." They do a comedy bit with Lloyd as straight man. This segment is a bit unorthodox (and thus unfair) in that the two contestants present two separate secrets rather than two parts of one secret.
  4. Guest Sam Levenson: First of eight known appearances, a record equaled only by Jack E. Leonard. "We are Sam Levenson's brothers" (Michael, artist and art critic; David, businessman; Al, secretary; Joseph, physician, the eldest; Jack, dentist; Bill, dental lab). All play mandolins while accompanying Sam on violin in a performance of "Anniversary Waltz."

Week 333, 10/29/58

Director: Franklin Heller
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Lighting: Sal Bonsignore

  1. Arthur Markoff, Providence, RI: "Somebody stole my burglar alarm."
  2. Dr. Carlton Ray, New York: "My pumpkin is being lit by an electric eel." Henry guesses, going third. Dr. Coates, director of New York Aquarium, then explains.
  3. Guest Arnold Stang: He and Garry both are disguised as ghosts with bedsheets over their heads. The secret is that the sheets are borrowed from Henry's bed. To make sure no one guesses, the panel are distracted by a stunt in which each previous panelist has to hold an earring in his or her mouth and place it on the current panelist's ear. Afterward, Henry's bed is revealed on stage. This segment is viewable on YouTube.

Week 334, 11/5/58

Information paraphrased from GSN message board (page 85, posted 5/7/03 by bossradio93):

  1. Jeanette Rankin, first female member of the U.S. Congress.
  2. Guest Walter Slezak: The panel were filmed in the soundproof room without their knowledge with the camera concealed behind a one-way mirror.
  3. This is Jayne's last episode as a regular panelist, so a retrospective is shown, including the following and more:

Week 335, 11/12/58

Panel: Bill, Mary Healy, Henry, Faye
Director: Franklin Heller
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Associate Director: George Bartholomew
Lighting: Sal Bonsignore

  1. Jayne is opening in "The Gazebo."
  2. Thomas Marr, Staten Island, who is shaving Garry: "I'm taking my final test for barber college." Henry guesses out of turn.
  3. "Mr. X" (Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Jr.), Richmond, VA: "My grandfather was President of the United States" (John Tyler).
  4. Guest Peter Lind Hayes: Each question is answered with a joke that Bill wrote (or stole) for radio 10-15 years ago. Tommy Gun has posted a transcript of this segment, which also is viewable on YouTube.

Week 338, 12/3/58

Panel: Bill, Peggy Cass, Henry, Dorothy Ellington
Director: Franklin Heller
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Associate Director: George Bartholomew
Lighting: Sal Bonsignore

  1. Civilian panelist Dorothy Ellington was chosen from the audience two weeks ago and was originally intended to appear last week.
  2. "Mr. X" (Ross Allen): "I have an 8-foot alligator on the end of this rope … I'm going to wrestle with it … Garry is going to help me." Bill guesses, going third. This segment is featured in the ninth anniversary episode of 6/21/61.
  3. George Hill, Seattle: "I've entered more than 5,000 contests … I've won 5 television sets … 30 radios … 500 pounds of sugar … 1 pig … 50 wristwatches … 200 pounds of soap powder … 1 beauty course … 2 permanent waves … and 2,000 other prizes." Peggy guesses, going last.
  4. Guest Pat Boone: Sings "Home, Sweet Home" with the panel accompanying him on toy instruments: Bill on organ, Peggy on clarinet, Henry on xylophone, and Dorothy on harp. Milton DeLugg provides the arrangement.

Week 339, 12/10/58

Panel: Bill, Kathryn Grant, Henry, Bess (debut)
Director: Franklin Heller
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Associate Director: George Bartholomew
Lighting: Sal Bonsignore

  1. Guest panelist Kathryn is starring in "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad."
  2. Ann Brusselmans, Brussels; John Chernovsky; Mort Mennick, Piqua, OH; Stanley Lukowski, Mechanicville, NY; Paul Shipe, Danville, PA: "This lady saved our lives during World War II … and helped save the lives of 175 other soldiers." Her husband is in the audience. This segment is viewable on YouTube.
  3. Mrs. Evangeline Green, Columbia, SC: "I trapped the furs I'm wearing." Bill guesses, going second.
  4. Guest Jackie Cooper: The blindfolded panel's questions are answered with the captions to cartoons that are being projected. The cartoons have been selected by Look magazine humor editor Gurney Williams.

Week 340, 12/17/58

Panel: Bill, Betsy, Henry, Donna Reed
Director: Franklin Heller
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd

  1. Jayne continues to appear in "The Gazebo," now at the Lyceum Theater.
  2. Philip and Harold Johnson, father and son, Bayonne, NJ: "I fought Jersey Joe Walcott in 1936/1950." Both were TKO'd in the third round. Bill guesses, going third, after which Walcott himself appears.
  3. Oswald, Susanna, Cecilia, Maria Elena, and Rebecca Marino, Elmhurst, Long Island, originally from Quito, Ecuador: "We're all having our tonsils out tomorrow." Bill guesses, going last. The children then are all given wrapped gifts to be opened on Christmas.
  4. Guest Arthur Godfrey: The panel are tested on how well they remember how to do their former jobs (see also 2/26/62).

Week 341, 12/24/58

Panel: Bill, Bess, Henry, Betsy
Director: Franklin Heller
Associate Producer: Roger Peterson
Program Staff: Judy Crichton, Kay Lloyd
Associate Director: George Bartholomew
Lighting: Charles Reinhard

  1. Janet Norman, NYC: "I'm going to play a Christmas carol on this electronic brain." It plays "The First Noel," and then the Winston jingle. This segment is viewable on YouTube.
  2. "Miss X," Shelby, NC: "My name is Merry Christmas." Henry guesses, going last. This segment is viewable on YouTube.
  3. Guest Meredith Willson: "I wrote the new Salvation Army theme song" ("With Banners and Bonnets We Come"), which is performed by the Salvation Army brass band.
  4. Everyone (including the audience) closes the show singing Christmas carols: "It Came upon the Midnight Clear," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," "Deck the Halls."

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