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.
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