Note the unashamed sexual harassment of the model passing out blindfolds to the panelists. Note also host John Charles Daly's efficient post-game interview with our hero:
DALY: And Phil, tell us, what do you do during these off-season days?
SCOOTER: I work at The American Shops, the clothing store up in Newark.
DALY: How's business?
SCOOTER: Pretty good.
DALY: The American Shops up in Newark. I must say, you should be able to sell a suit very well and very fast and thanks a lot for being our celebrity guest on What's My Line.
|Scooter selling a suit very well and very fast.|
The show was revived a year later. Phil reassumed the Mystery Guest mantle exactly 20 years after his first appearance.
What the 1970 episode lacks in lechery it makes up for with a Scooter/Burt Convy bonding moment and some crisp Hot Stove talk with Soupy Sales:
SOUPY: What kinda team the Yankees gonna have this coming year, Phil?"You don't think of the Yankees as a second division team, but we are right now." Clearly, those who forget 70s game shows are doomed to repeat them.
SCOOTER: Well, it's gonna be a lot better, Soupy, and actually the Mets have given everybody a lot of hope. You don't think of the Yankees as a second division team, but we are right now and we figure if the Mets can have the impossible dream, maybe the Yankees might be able to.