What’s My Line- Hilarious Vintage TV Clip about Cloth Diapers

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I couldn’t stop laughing at this clip from the old gameshow “What’s My Line”

Diapers weren’t a conversation piece in the 50’s so watching the way panelists had to tap dance around delicate subject matter, and how raucous the show was getting, makes for great entertainment.

Just think of a world where you could hardly say “diaper” on TV.  And now we have Jersey Shore.

What’s My Line? was a guessing game in which four panelists attempted to determine the line (occupation), or in the case of a famous “mystery guest” the identity, of the contestant. Panelists were required to probe by asking only questions which could be answered “yes” or “no”.

The show aired from 1950-1967 on CBS.

From the YouTube Comments: Arch Archie Poole passed away in 2002. He was the founder of the Madison Ave. business West End Diaper Service. In Pooles obituary, he was described as a guest on the television show Whats My Line on March 30, 1957.

It appears that the West End Diaper Service is still in business.

More information on Arch

Image Credit: ClevelandSGS

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  • Jeanette Soroka

    That was really cute =) I had fun watching that little clip lol

  • Melissa Shoop

    Loved it!  🙂

  • Jena

    Watched the diaper service clip and the clip with the pinless diaper developer who worked for Chicopee (Johnson & Johnson). Then I went & looked up “pinless diapers” to make sure that what he meant was really disposable diapers, which was kinda crazy; with the resurgence of modern cloth diapers, I didn’t find anything about old “pinless diapers.” I did find, though, this interesting little history of diapers & the manufacturing of disposables: http://www.disposablediaper.net/content.asp?2.

  • hilarious! i loved it. very neat to watch =]

  • Jackie H.

    This was so cute!  What nice little piece of history.