Welcome Guest! YouRememberThat.com is 100% FREE & fast to join! Upload, comment, create your own profile and more!



Check our brand new site TheRetroSite , although YouRememberThat will remain for quite some time we expect this new site to be our new home. Click over and create your account on the new mobile friendly and flexible site today!
Another Interactive Version of Whats My Line Steve asked me to try this, so here goes. Let's pretend I'm John Daly, the distinguished host of What's My Line. All of you are the panelists. You are blindfolded as the mystery guest (who exists in my mind) enters the studio. The crowd cheers as he/she signs in and takes a seat next to Mr. Daly. Your task is to identify the mystery challenger from scratch. In the tradition of WML, you will ask questions that can only be answered yes or no. Of course the mystery guest is a famous person. The one quirk is that he/she may be deceased. Good luck! May we have the first question, please.
Tags: Whats  My  Line  interactive  game 
Added: 18th September 2008
Views: 838
Rating:
Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Cliffy on 2008-09-18 
Mystery Guest, are you male or female?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
It's hard to answer that yes or no! If you are asking if I am a male, the answer is yes.
Posted by: Cliffy on 2008-09-18 
Oh gosh, are you Paul Lynde?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
No.

Mr. Daly says, 'That's one down and nine to go...'
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-09-18 
Are you in show business?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
Yes, I am.
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-09-18 
Have you appeared in films?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
Yes (in a hesitant and weak voice).
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-09-18 
Would you be more apt to be cast as a leading man?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
I think that's a fair statement. Yes.

Mr. Daly concurs.
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-09-18 
Can we presume that you are still alive?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
No, unfortunately I've passed away.

Mr. Daly says, 'That's two down and eight to go.'
Posted by: Steve on 2008-09-18 
Would I find you in a comedy than say a drama?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
The mystery guest shrugs his shoulders. Mr. Daly confers with the mystery guest and says, 'While our mystery challenger may have played an occasional comedic role in his long career, he is not generally associated with comedy.'

'That's three down and seven to go...'
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-09-18 
I'm going to take a guess and say Cary Grant?
Posted by: Cathy on 2008-09-18 
Were you in many Westerns?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
No, I'm not Cary Grant.

Mr. Daly intervenes, 'To be completely fair to our panelists, when our mystery guest was asked if he appeared in films, he weakly answered yes. While that answer is true, it does not necessarily mean that the motion picture world is where our mystery guest is most famous.'

'Nevertheless, that's four down and six to go...'
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
The answer to panelist Cathy's question is no, I was not in many westerns.

Mr. Daly chimes in, 'That's five down and five to go.'
Posted by: Cathy on 2008-09-18 
Hey not fair, the reply to Naomi's to be fair to panelists happened at the same time I posted this question. Soupy Sales where are you??
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
Mr. Daly says, 'Miss Cathy, your complaint is duly noted. Do you wish to ask another question?'
Posted by: Cathy on 2008-09-18 
Thank you Mr. Daly!

Are you in the music industry?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
No, I'm not in the music industry.

Mr. Daly says, 'Now were definitely at five down and five to go.'

Arlene Francis asks for a panelists' conference. 'Let's recap what we know so far. He is a leading man type of actor, but not generally a comic or a motion picture actor. He's not a musician either. And he's deceased.'
Posted by: Cathy on 2008-09-18 
Sounds like you described my husband lol!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
The studio audience laughs at Cathy's remark.

Arlene Francis continues with her recap. 'He an actor who hasn't appeared in many westerns. He isn't Cary Grant or Paul Lynde.'

Mr. Daly helpfully says, 'Perhaps you are overlooking the type of acting that made our guest famous. There are other media than the motion pictures.'
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
Mr Daly says, 'It's getting late and I need my rest. We'll resume the questioning tomorrow. Good night, Bennett. Good night, Dorothy. Good night, Arlene.'
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-09-18 
Can I assume that we're talking about either broadway, radio or television work?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
Yes, one of those three.
Posted by: Steve on 2008-09-18 
Are you a TV star?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
Yes, I am.
Posted by: Steve on 2008-09-18 
Did you have your own TV show?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
Yes, I did.

Mr. Daly says, 'To be fair I want to clarify that our guest was certainly the star of at least one TV series although the show might not have his name in its title.'
Posted by: Steve on 2008-09-18 
Was it a talk show?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-18 
No, it wasn't a talk show.

'That's six down and four to go,' says Mr. Daly.
Posted by: BigBoy Bob on 2008-09-18 
Was it a variety show?
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-09-19 
Is it James Arness?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-21 
Moderator John Daly is back in action again.

Mr. Daly says, 'No, panelist BigBoy Bob, it wasn't a variety show.
No, panelist Naomi, it isn't James Arness. That makes eight down and two to go.'
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-09-22 
It wasn't a talk show, or a variety show, or a western. Would this person have been the star of a tv detective/police drama?
Posted by: Jedwgrn on 2008-09-22 
Our good Mr. Daly. Without knowing the timeframe your show is taking place we are unable eliminate anyone who has starred in the type of program this person has performed in. That includes all shows presented in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and the new century. If your show previewed say in 1985 we could then discount anyone who acted in an action, adventure, drama, or whatever type program after that period. Otherwise, the voluminous possibilities of the identity of your guest are most overwhelming. Would it be fair to say that ten strikes might not be enough to correctly ascertain your guest's name.

Please advise.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-22 
Panelist Naomi is on the right track. One of the series our mystery guest starred in was certainly a police/crime drama series. One other is closely related.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-22 
Mr. Daly thinks about what Panelist Jed says. Mr Daly comments, 'Panelist Jed's suggestion will be considered if necessary.'
Posted by: Jedwgrn on 2008-09-22 
Would this person ever be seen in a sci-fi program?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-22 
MR. Day confers with the mystery guest and says, 'No, I don't think our mystery challenger is generally associated with science fiction programs. That's nine down and one to go...'
Posted by: Jedwgrn on 2008-09-22 
Clarification. Generally? So he could specifically be identified with this type of program in certain instances?
Posted by: Steve on 2008-09-22 
Dog gone I was going to say Billy Graham but he is still alive. Hmmmmm
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-09-22 
Wow, this leaves us with so many possibilities. Anyone from Jack Lord to Telly Savalas. One more question..would this actor have been in a series during the 70's?
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-09-22 
jed, if I didn't know any better I'd think you'd been hanging around with Lava too long!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-22 
Mr. Daly attempts to clarify things further: 'While our guest may or may not have been in a science fiction program, he is much more well known for his work in the police/deterctive show genre that Panelist Naomi referred to.'

The mystery challenger confirms he was in such a show during the 1970s.
Posted by: Jedwgrn on 2008-09-23 
Would the mystery challenger be William Conrad of Cannon, Nero Wolfe, and Buck Rogers?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-23 
Sorry, Panelist Jed. You are getting close though. that's technically 10 down and none to go, but I'll keep the questioning open:

The mystery guest was the star of a police show that ran in the 1960s and 1970s. It was his second TV series. His first TV series is probably more famous. It dealt with the law but not from a police perspective.
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-09-23 
My final guess is Raymond Burr, who starred in Perry Mason and then Ironside. He was also a Canadian.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-24 
Naomi got it! Panelists take off your masks and greet Raymond Burr!

Good night, Arlene, Bennet, Dorothy, and all the other guest panelists who participated.
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-09-24 
That was a blast! I think it drove all of us crazy trying to figure it out. We should do it again soon. When Lava has rested lol
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-24 
I'm glad you enjoyed it. (However, I've been talking like John Daly for the past two days.) And the regular 10 chances was enough!

I'll start another game tomorrow night. If someone else wants to start one before I do--be my guest.
Posted by: Steve on 2008-09-24 
That was a lot of fun!
Posted by: Jedwgrn on 2008-09-24 
Thoroughly enjoyed this Lava! What an interesting game.
Add A Comment
Sorry, guests can't post comments!