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April 19, 2008 7:36 PM   Subscribe

Salvador Dali on "What's My Line?" - slyt

Nine minutes, but worth it.
posted by frobozz (31 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awesome.
posted by puke & cry at 7:49 PM on April 19, 2008


People did talk differently back then, didn't they?
posted by empath at 7:50 PM on April 19, 2008


Brilliant, and that goes for the panel as well.
posted by jet_silver at 8:04 PM on April 19, 2008


Great find, frobozz.
posted by BeerFilter at 8:06 PM on April 19, 2008


It just gets better.
posted by wsg at 8:19 PM on April 19, 2008


I wish people spoke so well today.
posted by sourwookie at 8:21 PM on April 19, 2008


so awesome.
posted by dan g. at 8:29 PM on April 19, 2008


"Are you a philosopher?"

"Yes. I think very differently."
posted by humannaire at 8:46 PM on April 19, 2008


Yeah, the panel did well. I was surprised at how far off they were, and yet save it in the end. Even the MC goes above and beyond in this one.
posted by Eekacat at 8:48 PM on April 19, 2008


Next up: "Deal, or No Deal!"
posted by ericb at 9:36 PM on April 19, 2008


I would argue that there is a similar number of people who speak just as well now as people did then.

The difference is, more of "everybody else" is allowed on TV.
posted by mrzarquon at 9:38 PM on April 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


Excellent.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 10:07 PM on April 19, 2008


very cool find! Slightly related link here
posted by HappyHippo at 10:16 PM on April 19, 2008


That was magnificent. Thank you very much for that, frobozz. Great bit of fun, that.
posted by Stunt at 10:40 PM on April 19, 2008


Great show, and one of my all-time favorite things on TV is the way John Daly explains himself, especially when he goes on at some length. Brilliant.

Arlene Francis is a very canny player, and I was not surprised to see her catch on.

I haven't seen this segment before; thanks!
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 12:32 AM on April 20, 2008


I laughed out loud. Nice find for a sunday morning to go with my free DVD of godzilla from yesterday's papers.

Karlos: Never having seen the show, does this mean the players are regulars and not random audience? One of the best bits was the publishing guy asking if Dali had published anything via his imprint. Had that been mere serendipity, it would have been quite awesome.
posted by Sparx at 2:05 AM on April 20, 2008


Sparx: Yes, Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, and Bennett Cerf (the publisher) were all regulars. The fourth spot rotated every show, filled by a variety of show-biz celebs.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 3:04 AM on April 20, 2008


I remember seeing a What's My Line (as a rerun) in which the subject, an old man, turned out to have been an eyewitness to President Lincoln's assassination when he was a young boy.
posted by jfrancis at 3:24 AM on April 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Most enjoyable! Thank-you.
posted by fairmettle at 3:57 AM on April 20, 2008


Awesome find.

I liked the sponsor's logo on the panelists desks...

Now I just have to see the legendary "Saggar Maker's Bottom Knocker" episode on the British version
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:00 AM on April 20, 2008


That was just fantastic, thank you. As with a lot of legendary figures in my mind, I still find it astonishing that Dali walked this earth in flesh and blood so recently.
posted by piratebowling at 5:39 AM on April 20, 2008


(and jfrancis, that story of the guest who saw Lincoln's assassination is fantastic as well. That would be another clip I'd love to see!)
posted by piratebowling at 5:40 AM on April 20, 2008


That was delightful—thanks! (And I too would love to see the guest who saw Lincoln's assassination.)
posted by languagehat at 6:00 AM on April 20, 2008


Kitty Carlisle was also on What's My Line but better known for To Tell the Truth.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 6:43 AM on April 20, 2008


piratebowling: Here you go.
posted by pjern at 7:21 AM on April 20, 2008 [4 favorites]


People did talk differently back then, didn't they?
until they all died of lung cancer.

Thank you frobozz what a wonderful find.
posted by fullerine at 7:28 AM on April 20, 2008


what a great way to start my Sunday... thanks frobozz!
posted by andshewas at 8:24 AM on April 20, 2008


great!
posted by found missing at 8:49 AM on April 20, 2008


Thanks, pjern, that was terrific too! What a gutsy old nonagenarian.
posted by languagehat at 10:44 AM on April 20, 2008


Do you mean there was a time were you had to achieve something in order to be on t.v., as opposed to hoping to be on t.v. in order to achieve something in life?

from the link: “Too many of the pupils believe that academic success is unnecessary, because they will be able to access fame and fortune quite easily through a reality TV show.”
posted by Dr. Curare at 1:04 PM on April 20, 2008


-slyt

Do not do this.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:24 PM on April 20, 2008


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