Secrets

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I’ve Got a Secret — Secrets

This index includes only secrets that were “whispered” to the host and conveyed to the audience as
text on screen that can be quoted exactly. Such inclusion normally requires that we have viewed the
episode ourselves. Many celebrity guests did not convey their secrets in this way and gave
more complex explanations that do not lend themselves to direct quotation; those segments are not listed here.

Many secrets are listed in more than one category.

Accidents
Animals
Art
Celebrities
Celebrity Relatives
Clothing
Crew
Dating
Education
Family
Food
Gender
Holidays
Host
Inventions and Discoveries
Medicine
Military
Money
Movies
Music
Names
Panel
Panel (Bess)
Panel (Betsy)
Panel (Bill)
Panel (Faye)
Panel (Henry)
Panel (Jayne)
Politics
Radio
Records
Show
Space
Sports
Stunts
Television
Transportation (Air)
Transportation (Land)
Transportation (Water)
Weight Loss

Accidents

[We circled the airport because] The movie we were showing wasn’t over. 6/7/65
An airplane landed on the top of my car. 10/24/66
During my wedding ceremony … my husband fainted … the best man fainted … the maid of honor fainted … 6/4/58
Four different cars crashed into my house … Another car crashed into my new house. 7/26/61
I almost drowned … I was rescued by Cary Grant. 6/28/65
I cut Steve Allen’s throat … while shaving him. 10/31/56
I dived into an empty swimming pool. 4/1/59
I fell asleep at a burlesque show. 10/7/53
I fell asleep listening to my own sermon. 4/1/59
I fell over Niagara Falls. 8/31/60
I forgot an elephant [when relocating a circus]. 6/14/61
I found a parking ticket on my car … A parking meter was installed during the night. 4/26/65
I found the couple lost for 7 weeks in the Yukon. 4/1/63
I gave my teacher an apple with a worm in it. 5/3/65
I had a toothache. … I pulled his tooth … I’m a dentist. 3/7/66
I have been bitten by 23 different dogs. 12/2/63
I hit a foul ball into the stands this season … and it hit my mother. 9/30/63
I landed in a nudist colony. 4/12/65
I made a 62-yard run in the Rose Bowl Game (in 1929), but I ran the wrong way. 1/1/58
I married 49 couples by mistake. 10/24/56
I never got to my banquet … No one told me about it. 8/30/61
I robbed a bank. 5/4/64
I scored the winning basket for the opposing team. 4/1/59
I shot myself down (in a U.S. Navy jet plane). 1/2/57
I showed up for the job [a comedy act] one year too early. 6/25/62
I studied for 45 hours nonstop … I fell asleep during the exam and they couldn’t wake me up. 11/1/65
I was dealt a perfect bridge hand … I lost! 12/5/66
I was held up by a bank robber last week … I’m going to show movies of the actual robbery. 9/16/59
I was saved from drowning by one of these teenagers. 3/26/58
I was the first person turned in to the children’s lost and found [at the World’s Fair]. 4/27/64
I’m a house mover … I moved the wrong house by mistake. 7/22/59
I’m recovering from a broken knee/dislocated sacroiliac/broken finger/broken nose … We were dancing the twist. 3/26/62
I’m the football player who ran 67 yards to score … for the other team (I ran the wrong way). 11/9/64
I’ve been struck by lightning 8 times. 12/26/56
My dog was trapped in an abandoned coal mine … I dug for 31 days to get him out. 1/1/62
My electronic garage door opened every time Sputnik flew over. 10/30/57
My finger was stuck in a bowling ball. 6/28/61
My fire engine burned up (2 days ago). 9/4/57
My parachute failed to open … I caught him in mid-air. 2/22/56
My twin sister broke her leg the same way on the same day. 3/20/67
Somebody stole my burglar alarm. 10/29/58
Somebody stole my watchdog last Sunday. 9/5/56
Somebody stole our house. 1/8/62
Someone returned a library book to me … It was 81 years overdue. 8/9/61
Someone stole the water from my pool … 4,000 gallons overnight. 9/20/65
The criminal ate my purse and its contents … I was robbed by an elephant. 11/23/64
We got four perfect bridge hands in one deal. 4/29/63
We jumped from an airplane … My parachute failed to open … I caught him in mid-air. 11/13/61
We stood around and watched our firehouse burn down … Our fire engines were inside. 8/2/61
We were going to play piano solos in a recital … We’re going to play together using our good arms. 5/23/66
We were stranded at a restaurant … Henry Ford drove off with our Chevrolet. 7/2/62

Animals

[I have] A worm … It’s more than 4 feet long. 5/31/61
[We are finalists in] A calf feeding contest. 6/7/61
He has to get rid of his house pet. … My pet is a 260-pound snake 18 feet long (largest in U.S.). 3/14/66
I am going to make my debut as a singer tonight … My singing partner is a French poodle. 3/2/64
I can perform more than 100 different tricks [a dog]. 7/26/61
I can ride a scooter [a dog]. 2/11/59
I caught a 370-pound fish … It took me 19 hours to land it. 7/5/65
I collected 40 insects for a school project … I ate them all. 10/19/60
I delivered the only baby gorilla ever born in captivity. 1/30/57
I forgot an elephant [when relocating a circus]. 6/14/61
I gave a parking ticket to a horse. 12/2/53
I have 10 live snakes concealed on me. 7/3/57
I have 2 full-grown horses in this box. 12/5/56
I have 38 animals living with me in my house. 9/10/58
I have a horse who can roller skate. 3/28/56
I have a live buffalo at the end of this leash. 4/30/58
I have a pet lion that lives with me. 1/22/62
I have a troupe of trained fleas at the end of this rope. 1/21/59
I have an 8-foot alligator on the end of this rope … I’m going to wrestle with it … Garry is going to help me. 12/3/58
I have been bitten by 23 different dogs. 12/2/63
I have my pet goat at the end of this string … and my pet lamb … and my pet monkey … and my nine pet dogs! 2/17/60
I have the world’s largest Easter bunny. 3/28/56
I have tobacco in my pouch [a kangaroo]. 4/23/62
I kissed Winston Churchill [a cockatoo]. 3/28/56
I led 25 Hungarians through the Iron Curtain to freedom [a dog]. 1/22/58
I ran in a race against a horse … I won! 8/20/58
I shot a bear 14-1/2 feet tall. 3/19/58
I slept in a Pullman berth with a hippopotamus. 10/2/57
I sold $1500 worth of pictures I’ve painted [a chimpanzee]. 4/3/57
I trapped the furs I’m wearing. 12/10/58
I was bitten … by a little boy who was guarding the dog. 10/4/65
I was captured by Theodore Roosevelt (1914) [a tortoise]. 4/15/59
I’m a professional bowler … My average score is 99 [a chimpanzee]. 4/9/62
I’m going to play a violin duet tonight … with a chimpanzee. 11/2/60
I’m going to sing a duet with an airedale. 11/11/53
I’m going to sing a song [person disguised as a chimpanzee]. 3/8/61
I’m one of the stars of the Folies Bergère … I’m her understudy [two dogs]. 10/5/64
I’m the new hog calling champion of Los Angeles County. 12/7/64
I’m wearing contact lenses … So is my dog. 10/17/66
I’m wearing contact lenses [a dog]. 9/9/59
I’ve just been hired to appear in a Broadway play [a cow]. 12/9/59
In one day on our farm, 3 cows had calves, the mare had a colt, the sow had 11 pigs, the cat had 4 kittens, and I was born. 3/23/55
My dog was trapped in an abandoned coal mine … I dug for 31 days to get him out. 1/1/62
My pumpkin is being lit by an electric eel. 10/29/58
My squirrel has her own mink coat. 7/30/58
Scientists have named a species of insect after me … Shannonomyia pomerantzi (crane fly). 2/10/64
Somebody stole my watchdog last Sunday. 9/5/56
The criminal ate my purse and its contents … I was robbed by an elephant. 11/23/64
This horse is going horseback riding. 3/16/64
We all paint pictures in our spare time … I’ve sold $330/$462/$750 worth of my paintings [burro, otter, worm]. 10/18/65
We discovered a way to hatch Easter chicks … in different colors — red, green, blue, orange and chartreuse. 3/25/59
We made our debuts at the Metropolitan Opera last season … So did our dog. 6/8/64
We’re going to have a frog jumping contest. 6/15/60

Art

Each painting shows the correct time. 10/25/65
I didn’t draw this picture … I cut it out of one piece of paper — with scissors. 9/20/65
I had it [a car] crushed and made into a coffee table. 10/25/65
I sold $1500 worth of pictures I’ve painted [a chimpanzee]. 4/3/57
I wrote my first poem when I was 83 years old. 2/28/66
The only camera I’ve ever used is a one-dollar box camera. 1/31/66
This is only part of the painting … The entire painting is longer than a football field. 5/30/66
This machine will paint a picture of a face. 12/14/60
This sculpture can be played as a musical instrument. 10/11/65
We all paint pictures in our spare time … I’ve sold $330/$462/$750 worth of my paintings [burro, otter, worm]. 10/18/65

Celebrities

Bergen is not talking for me … I have another ventriloquist under the desk. 6/14/61
Carol Channing gives us our haircuts. 10/12/64
I almost drowned … I was rescued by Cary Grant. 6/28/65
I am a direct descendant of Lady Godiva. 7/25/56
I am going to draft Elvis Presley (Chief of his Draft Board). 1/16/57
I auditioned Bing Crosby and told him he couldn’t sing (1924). 6/19/57
I cut Steve Allen’s throat … while shaving him. 10/31/56
I figure out Einstein’s income tax. 3/5/53
I fought a boxing match with Ingemar Johansson … I won! 6/15/60
I fought Jersey Joe Walcott in 1936/1950. 12/17/58
I gave Elvis Presley a haircut. 11/14/56
I gave John Lennon of the Beatles a normal haircut. 9/26/66
I get shot every week by Marshal Dillon at the start of Gunsmoke. 1/9/67
I give Jack Benny violin lessons. 10/3/56
I had a date with Marilyn Monroe (and she paid for it). 11/11/53
I have 1,853 pictures of Don Ameche. 1/22/62
I left my job two years ago … I was one of the Beatles. 3/30/64
I smashed up a saloon with Carrie Nation in 1901. 3/9/64
I taught Arthur Murray how to dance. 4/29/59
I taught Grace Kelly how to change diapers. 1/9/57
I teach movie cowboys how to draw and shoot. 10/1/58
I was Elvis Presley’s platoon sergeant. 5/6/59
I was Rudolph Valentino’s leading lady. 10/16/57
I’m Cassius Clay’s/Sonny Liston’s sparring partner. 2/24/64
I’m choosing the 1957 Florida Citrus Queen. 2/13/57
I’m going to answer every third question the panel asks. 7/8/59
I’m going to conduct Toscanini’s orchestra in Carnegie Hall. 11/14/56
I’m going to watch the rest of the show from backstage … An impersonator will answer the panel’s questions for me. 1/23/67
I’m Marlon Brando’s stand-in. 3/8/65
I’m wearing a wig … I lost a bet and had to shave my head. 8/5/59
My nose is exactly the same length as Jimmy Durante’s by actual measurement (68 millimeters). 1/29/58
My son will fight Floyd Patterson next month … for the heavyweight championship of the world. 5/13/59
Someone else is answering for us. 3/1/65
The Wright Brothers taught me to fly (1910). 3/25/59
We were stranded at a restaurant … Henry Ford drove off with our Chevrolet. 7/2/62
We’re sports writers … We picked Cassius Clay to win the fight. 3/2/64

Celebrity Relatives

Betsy doesn’t know it, but her daughter will make her 1st TV appearance tonight. 4/26/65
Bing Crosby is my brother. 12/25/61
Bob Hope is my brother. 12/25/61
Carol Burnett is my sister. 12/25/61
Dorothy Lamour is my mother. 12/25/61
I am Elvis Presley’s grandfather. 7/9/58
I am Garry Moore’s wife. 6/13/56
I didn’t write the songs I just played … My two brothers did. 4/30/62
I have two sisters on the panel. 10/30/57
I’m a Smothers Brother … I’m the other Smothers Brother … I’m the Smothers Brothers’ mother … I’m the Smothers Brothers’ mother’s 5/25/64
I’m Arthur Godfrey’s mother. 5/25/64
I’m Ed Sullivan’s daughter. 2/2/55
I’m Henry Morgan’s mother. 12/25/61
I’m Henry Morgan’s second cousin (and he doesn’t know it). 10/1/58
My father is Art Carney. 1/17/66
My father is Bud Collyer. 12/28/60
My father is Dana Andrews. 10/15/58
My father is Durward Kirby. 1/17/66
My father is Frank Fontaine. 1/17/66
My father is Mickey Rooney. 5/25/64
My father is Steve Allen. 1/17/66
My father is U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. 12/28/60
My father is Walter Brennan. 12/28/60
My father is William Bendix; my father is Harold Lloyd. 10/15/58
My godmother is Faye Emerson and my godfather is Henry Morgan. 12/25/57
Our father is Mitch Miller. 12/28/60
Our grandfather was the Lone Ranger on radio. 1/20/64
Pat Boone is my brother. 12/25/61
We are related to Betsy Palmer … Our dad’s father’s brother’s daughter … 9/6/61
We are Sam Levenson’s brothers. 10/15/58
We are the children of the ‘What’s My Line’ panel. 10/15/58
We used to play in a musical trio with Bess Myerson … Bess is our sister. 5/27/59

Clothing

I borrowed these tools from a dress designer … He used these tools to make a dress for my wife. 4/4/66
I design all Phyllis Diller’s clothes. … I was named one of the world’s 10 worst-dressed women. 2/14/66
I designed the dress Bess Myerson is wearing (and she doesn’t know it). 4/9/62
I designed the dress Miss [Suzy] Parker’s wearing. 4/8/63
I invented elevated shoes (1937). 4/16/58
I made the dress I’m wearing. … She made all of our clothes, too. 2/21/66
I made the dresses Betsy and Bess are wearing tonight (They don’t know it). 6/22/60
I made this dress out of 204 nylon stockings. 1/27/64
I put on my first pair of long pants [a Scotsman]. 9/21/64
I wove the material for all the clothes I’m wearing. 8/19/59
I’ll be wearing a different costume for each answer I give. 2/8/61
I’m going to make Easter bonnets for Betsy and Bess … out of the hat I’m wearing. 3/15/61
I’m sitting on Bill Cullen’s hat. 12/11/52
I’m wearing 14 different outfits. 11/30/60
I’m wearing 4 dresses. 4/1/59
I’m wearing a dress made out of a potato sack. 2/24/60
I’m wearing a suit worth $3,000 … It’s made of 3,000 one-dollar bills. 11/6/61
I’m wearing it [Garry’s gift] under my coat … An $18,000 white mink dress. 12/11/61
I’m wearing lipstick for the first time tonight. 12/2/53
I’m wearing long red flannels. 12/25/52
I’m wearing the suit I was married in. 1/31/66
Jayne and Faye have bees in their bonnets (live bees). 3/28/56
My dress is made of Christmas gift-wrapping paper. 12/14/60
My dress was made from the old ‘I’ve Got a Secret’ scenery. 4/9/58
My dress weighs 28 pounds. 7/24/57
My squirrel has her own mink coat. 7/30/58
The dress I’m wearing is made of paper. … The dress is valued at $1,000. 11/14/66
The hats we’re wearing were designed by … the new welterweight boxing champion of the world. 4/12/61
The State Department is sending me to Russia to model American fashions. 7/8/59
We made our wives’ Easter bonnets. 4/13/60
We’re not wearing dresses … We’re wearing bathing suits and skirts. 3/23/64

Crew

A magnet [is holding up Pat McCormick]. 12/4/61
I make out the panel’s paychecks. 6/25/58
I played the leading man in a new movie. 10/18/65
I sign the panel’s pay checks. 6/15/64
I’m going to marry one of the cameramen on this show (the one taking my picture now). 9/18/57
I’m going to meet Betsy Palmer for the first time tonight. 7/30/58
I’m talking to the TV cameramen on this phone … I’m directing this show tonight. 4/22/59
I’m the director of ‘I’ve Got a Secret.’ 6/15/64
I’ve never seen Irma Reichert … I drew her picture from a telephoned description. 11/16/64
My grandfather is seeing me for the first time tonight (he’s watching this show in California). 12/25/57
We’re going to costar in a dramatic scene … it was written for us by Bill Cullen and Henry Morgan. 6/17/59
We’re the panel’s stand-ins. 6/15/64
While I was gone I had triplets. 2/11/63

Dating

Henry Morgan made a blind date for tonight … he doesn’t know it, but it’s with me! 8/12/59
I arranged 421 blind dates for a dance next week … Bess Myerson is my blind date — and she doesn’t know it. 8/24/60
I had a date with Marilyn Monroe (and she paid for it). 11/11/53
I once had a blind date with Jayne Meadows. 4/9/58
I received more than 600 proposals of marriage. 5/23/56
I write an ‘Advice to the Lovelorn’ column. 5/7/58
I wrote my sweetheart a letter 3,200 feet long. 6/23/54
I’m arranging blind dates for Bess and Henry using a UNIVAC computer. 9/13/61
My husband took Jayne Meadows to her high school senior prom. 1/16/57
We have to find blind dates for 2,000 cadets. 11/1/65
We thought up 129 ways for a single girl to catch a husband (for McCall’s magazine). 1/15/58
We were brought together by a computer. 6/1/64
We’re meeting our blind dates on this stage tonight. 6/25/58

Education

[As Miss America] I’m helping to put my mother through college. 12/13/65
[For the last 17 years] I’ve been trying to pass my driver’s test. 10/12/64
A week ago the only language I could speak was English. … We taught him to speak Portuguese in 5 days. 2/28/66
Bill flunked glee club in high school. 4/26/65
He taught me how to speak English. 11/30/60
I am the only girl in a boys’ school; I am the only boy in a girls’ school. 9/24/58
I am the only teacher in a school. … I’m the whole student body. 11/26/62
I debated against Henry in high school … Henry won. 6/6/66
I delivered the commencement speech at her graduation. … I was the entire graduating class. 6/20/66
I gave my teacher an apple with a worm in it. 5/3/65
I graduated from Annapolis/West Point today (top man in the class) … I taught both of these men in high school. 6/8/60
I graduated from high school last month. 3/2/55
I graduated from high school this month. 2/22/61
I help train varsity basketball players … I give them ballet lessons. 10/25/65
I just graduated from grammar school/high school/college/law school. 7/5/61
I just received my appointment to West Point/Annapolis. 5/18/64
I kissed 138 midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy graduation. 6/22/55
I learned to fly an airplane. 8/31/60
I made a phone call to a girls’ dormitory … I hung up the phone 5 days later (120 hours of talk). 12/4/61
I once made him write: ‘I will not talk in class’ (50 times) … I got a ticket for speeding … I sentenced her to write: ‘I shall try not 2/10/64
I panned for gold in Alaska … I count mosquitoes (for mosquito control commission) … I ran a rickshaw taxi service … I get paid t 6/21/65
I studied for 45 hours nonstop … I fell asleep during the exam and they couldn’t wake me up. 11/1/65
I taught Steve Allen to play the clarinet … xylophone and vibes … piano. 5/30/66
I teach them judo and karate [plus 28 other men]. 4/13/64
I was Bill’s biology teacher in high school … He flunked! 6/6/66
I was Kathern’s high school English teacher last year … I taught her mother in 1931 … I taught her grandmother in 1911. 9/3/58
I was President Johnson’s teacher in the first grade. 2/15/65
I’m a college student (University of South Carolina). 8/12/59
I’m a safe-driving consultant … I’ve crashed more than 3000 cars on purpose. 5/24/65
I’m going to be a chorus girl in a college show [a male]. 11/25/59
I’m graduating from high school this week … We graduated from high school last week. 6/4/62
I’m taking my final test for barber college. 11/12/58
I’m the U.S. Spelling Bee Champion. 6/29/60
I’m their cooking teacher. … We cooked the panel a dinner. 4/22/63
Our father just graduated from college. 7/2/62
Our teacher is backstage … My teacher is backstage. 6/14/65
President Johnson was my teacher in 6th grade … He once gave me a spanking. 1/6/64
Since I graduated from high school I’ve worked as […] (42 different jobs in all). 4/5/61
This year I’m attending classes in … 20 different schools in 20 different cities. 1/11/61
Through the efforts of my high school class … I was freed from behind the Iron Curtain. 4/4/66
We both graduated from the same high school last June … Now we’re both freshmen in the same college. 10/21/59
We each pulled a tooth for the first time today. 2/5/58
We graduated from high school together last week. 6/11/58
We just graduated from a school for Santa Clauses. 11/25/59
We learned to play these instruments by watching a television class. 4/15/59
We met in a dancing class … We’re learning an American dance — the Watusi. 9/20/65
We play jazz together in a Dixieland band [university professors]. 4/24/57
We trained for football by studying … ballet. 12/9/59
We were your [Garry’s] teachers in high school … I flunked you in history … I flunked you in gym. 3/1/61
We’re the entire graduating class of our high school … 50 years ago (1912). 5/14/62
We’re the freshman class of student nurses (University of Virginia) … I am the president of our class [a man]. 4/13/64

Family

[As Miss America] I’m helping to put my mother through college. 12/13/65
All of us star in our own TV program. 8/17/60
All these medals were won by my wife … She’s an Olympic gymnast too. 6/22/64
During my wedding ceremony … my husband fainted … the best man fainted … the maid of honor fainted … 6/4/58
Each of us has a twin backstage. 2/15/61
I am the only girl in a boys’ school; I am the only boy in a girls’ school. 9/24/58
I beat my wife (in the election). 12/27/65
I became a father and a grandfather on the same day. 8/23/61
I became the father of triplets this week. 8/21/52
I collected 40 insects for a school project … I ate them all. 10/19/60
I delivered diapers to Hal March’s home today (for his new baby boy). 8/7/57
I delivered diapers to Jayne’s apartment today. 12/18/57
I flew to Europe for my vacation … I stayed 15 minutes and came right home. 5/21/62
I have 10 sons … and they’re all ministers. 5/21/58
I have 2 sets of triplets (the odds against this are 78,770,076 to 1). 2/5/58
I have 5 brothers and sisters backstage … They’re all taller than I am. 6/1/60
I have 5 sons … They’re all policemen, too. 7/19/61
I have a twin brother … You were skipping rope with him a minute ago. 5/17/65
I hit a foul ball into the stands this season … and it hit my mother. 9/30/63
I introduced Bill Cullen to his wife. 6/4/58
I just became the father of twins. … We helped deliver his twins. 12/26/66
I just enlisted in the Air Force … I enlisted with him. 11/28/66
I just graduated from grammar school/high school/college/law school. 7/5/61
I made the dress I’m wearing. … She made all of our clothes, too. 2/21/66
I throw knives at my mother-in-law. 6/8/53
I was a traffic court judge … I fined my father $10. 3/15/61
I was born in a lifeboat on the high seas. 5/27/59
I was born in Macy’s/Gimbels Department Store. 2/4/59
I was born Jan. 22, 1947/1949/1951/1953 … tomorrow is our birthday. 1/21/59
I was Kathern’s high school English teacher last year … I taught her mother in 1931 … I taught her grandmother in 1911. 9/3/58
I was married by trans-Atlantic telephone … I haven’t seen my husband since. 6/6/56
I was the best man at all their weddings. 5/23/66
I write a column for 35 newspapers … I give advice to parents. 2/12/62
I’m about to become a father. 6/11/58
I’m about to become a grandmother. 9/17/58
I’m going to marry one of the cameramen on this show (the one taking my picture now). 9/18/57
I’m going to sing every other line of the song … My twin sister is going to sing the alternate lines. 5/25/60
I’m graduating from high school this week … We graduated from high school last week. 6/4/62
I’m translating the questions into Italian for my mother in Cleveland. 10/5/55
I’m wearing the suit I was married in. 1/31/66
I’ve been a bridesmaid 17 times … but never a bride. 12/5/56
I’ve never met this panel before … They met my sister. 1/18/65
Last week I issued a marriage license to … Bess Myerson. 4/30/62
My brother Orville Wright is backstage. 5/14/62
My daughter was born while I was watching ‘I’ve Got a Secret.’ 8/8/56
My father is backstage … My father is backstage, too … Both of them are my sons. 3/26/62
My father is the Governor … of California. 2/13/57
My grandfather is Congressional Medal of Honor holder … Sergeant York. 2/5/62
My grandfather is seeing me for the first time tonight (he’s watching this show in California). 12/25/57
My grandfather was President of the United States. 11/12/58
My grandmother plays the trombone in an all-girl jazz band. 2/1/61
My great-grandfather invented the hot dog (in 1805). 2/2/55
My great-grandmother is backstage … My great-grandmother is backstage … My great-grandmother is home watching us on TV. 10/18/65
My great-great-grandfather started the Mutiny on the Bounty. 5/7/58
My husband is a dentist … Our son is a dentist … My sister is a dentist … Her husband is a dentist … and I’m a dentist, to 4/5/65
My identical twin brother is at the end of this rope. 3/9/60
My mother is backstage … the lady holding me is my grandmother. 1/8/62
My son was born in a car — I delivered him … I was born in a car, too. … I delivered him. 1/30/67
My son was born in the car … while the car was still in the showroom. 4/19/65
My twin sister broke her leg the same way on the same day. 3/20/67
My wife and I had our 25th child last week. 2/10/54
My wife has served me breakfast in bed every morning for 14 years. 8/16/61
My wife is backstage … My husband is backstage. 1/29/62
On Christmas Eve, we’re celebrating our 50th … our 25th wedding anniversary … I’m getting married. 12/21/60
Our father just graduated from college. 7/2/62
Our grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary War (1776-1781). 4/26/61
Our grandmother just made her first record album … She’s a rock ‘n roll singer. 9/19/66
Our parents are backstage … They’re celebrating their 74th wedding anniversary tonight. 2/24/64
Our wives are sisters [long-lost brothers]. 10/19/64
The exact same events happened to my twin brother in the exact same order. 2/4/63
The first contestant is my husband … I am the women’s fast draw pistol champion of the world. 6/13/66
The harpist is my daughter-in-law … All the other musicians are my sons. 5/9/66
The other musicians are my sisters … We are quadruplets. 7/6/60
This is my third appearance … The first time was when my 25th child was born … The second time was when my 26th child was born … 7/8/59
This is the first time all our children … have been in the same place at the same time. 12/28/64
Today is my birthday. Today is my birthday, too. Today is my birthday, too. Today is my birthday, too. 2/24/60
Two months ago our mother was a finalist … in a bathing beauty contest. 1/13/60
Two weeks ago I had the measles … the mumps … chicken pox … a cold … I feel fine now! 4/20/60
We adopted and support a Korean orphan. 11/23/60
We are finally going to have a baby sister. 12/24/62
We are mother and daughter. 3/4/59
We are twins. 6/24/59
We both graduated from the same high school last June … Now we’re both freshmen in the same college. 10/21/59
We finally had a baby sister last week. 5/6/59
We graduated from high school together last week. 6/11/58
We have 17 children. 6/11/58
We have eighteen brothers and sisters. 2/22/65
We made our debuts at the Metropolitan Opera last season … So did our dog. 6/8/64
We married their sisters. 12/16/59
We met in a hospital maternity wing … We each became the father of twins last week. 3/1/65
We were all born in cars on the Garden State Parkway. 4/8/59
We were all brought into the world by Betsy Palmer’s husband. 3/11/59
We were born in the same hour of the day … of the same day of the same month … in the same room of the same house … 8/3/60
We were married before we ever met. 6/4/58
We were married last month … We were engaged to be married 63 years ago (in 1898). 11/20/61
We’re all expectant fathers. 7/24/57
We’re all having our tonsils out tomorrow. 12/17/58
We’re all here on our honeymoons. 4/3/67
We’re both sergeants in the Army. 8/5/59
We’re going to eat the last piece of our wedding cake tonight (it’s 25 years old). 1/6/60
We’re going to have our pigtails cut off tonight. 1/1/58
We’re not married to each other … I’m married to his identical twin brother … I’m married to her identical twin sister. 8/26/59
While my husband was at the races today … I flew to Bermuda for lunch. 10/12/60

Food

[I have] A watermelon … It weighs 119 pounds. 8/17/60
All this food will be cooked and ready to eat … in about 10 minutes. 11/23/64
Bess just started taking cooking lessons. 4/26/65
I baked the best cherry pie in a contest against 4,000 girls. 3/22/65
I couldn’t get the goose through U.S. customs. 1/6/60
I gave my teacher an apple with a worm in it. 5/3/65
I grew the biggest lemon in the world. 2/13/57
I made the best bean soup in the United States Navy. 12/2/59
I sold Henry Morgan a hot dog at the World Series today … and he doesn’t know it. 10/3/56
I won a cookie baking contest … The cookie weighs 2300 pounds. 1/6/64
I won a pizza pie making contest … and I’m going to teach the panel how to toss them. 4/1/59
I won first prize in a cooking contest (against 4,000 women). 10/8/58
I’m choosing the 1957 Florida Citrus Queen. 2/13/57
I’m crying because I have an onion in my handkerchief. 7/30/58
I’m going on a diet — starting tomorrow. 11/23/60
I’m going to judge the panel in a corn shucking contest. 10/9/61
I’m going to judge the panel in a pie-eating contest. 7/3/57
I’m going to teach the panel how to carve a turkey. 11/23/60
I’m making a box lunch … I’m going to eat the box. 4/6/64
I’m their cooking teacher. … We cooked the panel a dinner. 4/22/63
I’ve eaten a peanut butter sandwich for lunch every day for 36 years (13,166 peanut butter sandwiches). 1/15/58
I’ve won more than 600 prizes at country fairs. 10/9/61
My Christmas dinner cost me $840 … I flew to London for it! 12/30/59
My great-grandfather invented the hot dog (in 1805). 2/2/55
My wife has served me breakfast in bed every morning for 14 years. 8/16/61
We entered an ice cream eating contest … One of us will become the national champion tonight. 8/31/60
We just served the panel a mince pie baked in 1876 (81 years old). 12/25/57
We’re going to eat the last piece of our wedding cake tonight (it’s 25 years old). 1/6/60
We’re watermelon seed-spitting champions … I won the title for distance/marksmanship. 9/30/59

Gender

I am the only girl in a boys’ school; I am the only boy in a girls’ school. 9/24/58
I baked the best cherry pie in a contest against 4,000 girls. 3/22/65
I built a 6-room house by myself. 7/23/58
I have a soprano singing voice … I also sing tenor and baritone … I also sing bass. 2/3/60
I play on a girls’ professional basketball team … Her team beat my team (playing men’s rules). 2/1/65
I won a hair dryer in a bingo game [a bald man]. 1/8/58
I won first prize in a needlepoint sewing contest. 8/10/60
I’m going to be a chorus girl in a college show [a male]. 11/25/59
I’m listed in ‘Who’s Who of American Women’ … My name is Shirley Povich [a man]. 3/4/59
I’m the only woman ever to win the World’s Fly Casting Championship. 1/9/67
My home town voted me Man of the Year (only female member of the city council). 2/3/60
One of us is a girl. 7/20/60
The girl singing on that record is me! 2/17/64
There are four barbers backstage … They’re going to give us normal haircuts tonight. 3/7/66
We all live at the YWCA [one is a man]. 4/27/60
We’re going to sing a duet from a Chinese opera … I’m going to sing the male/female role [reversed]. 12/30/59
We’re the freshman class of student nurses (University of Virginia) … I am the president of our class [a man]. 4/13/64

Holidays

All this food will be cooked and ready to eat … in about 10 minutes. 11/23/64
I have the world’s largest Easter bunny. 3/28/56
I made that Christmas tree … out of 200,000 toothpicks. 12/21/60
I’m going on a diet — starting tomorrow. 11/23/60
I’m going to dress Henry Morgan as Santa Claus. 12/21/60
I’m going to make Easter bonnets for Betsy and Bess … out of the hat I’m wearing. 3/15/61
I’m going to play a Christmas carol on this electronic brain. 12/24/58
I’m going to teach the panel how to carve a turkey. 11/23/60
My Christmas dinner cost me $840 … I flew to London for it! 12/30/59
My dress is made of Christmas gift-wrapping paper. 12/14/60
My name is Merry Christmas. 12/24/58
My pumpkin is being lit by an electric eel. 10/29/58
On Christmas Eve, we’re celebrating our 50th … our 25th wedding anniversary … I’m getting married. 12/21/60
Our last names are Wee Wish Yu Alla Merry Christmas Ande Happy New Years. 12/23/59
We discovered a way to hatch Easter chicks … in different colors — red, green, blue, orange and chartreuse. 3/25/59
We just graduated from a school for Santa Clauses. 11/25/59
We made our wives’ Easter bonnets. 4/13/60

Host

All of us beat Garry Moore in a sailing race this summer. 9/4/57
Garry Moore is going to sing a song … and I’ll lead the panel in background music. 2/1/61
Garry Moore just picked me out of the studio audience. 3/23/60
Garry will hold this candle while … I shoot out the flame with a slingshot. 9/13/61
I am Garry Moore’s wife. 6/13/56
I beat Garry Moore in an amateur contest 27 years ago. 4/22/63
I can draw my gun … cock it … aim it … and pull the trigger … before Garry can clap his hands. 11/13/61
I costarred in a play with Garry Moore … he played my mother. 2/25/59
I delivered diapers to Hal March’s home today (for his new baby boy). 8/7/57
I have an 8-foot alligator on the end of this rope … I’m going to wrestle with it … Garry is going to help me. 12/3/58
I taught Garry to do what I just did [sharpshooting]. 5/3/61
I taught Steve Allen to play the clarinet … xylophone and vibes … piano. 5/30/66
I waited on Garry Moore’s table during his vacation … and he forgot to leave me a tip. 9/5/56
I was a caddy at Garry Moore’s golf club (before Garry was born). 2/2/55
I was just brought in off the street by Garry Moore. 2/22/56
I won Steve Allen for a day. 10/5/64
I’ll draw a picture of you [Garry] — by shooting bullets at it. 5/11/64
I’ll shoot a 6000-degree flame at you [Garry] from this side [of a screen]. 4/23/62
I’m Garry Moore’s stand-in on television (he’s 4 inches taller). 1/13/60
I’m going to give Garry and the panel … trampoline bouncing lessons. 5/25/60
I’m going to hold the blowtorch under this chair … while Garry Moore is sitting in it. 6/10/59
I’m going to knock an apple off Garry Moore’s head … with my bow and arrow. 8/19/59
I’m going to lift Garry up in the air on this wire … with one drop of glue. 1/7/59
I’m going to put Garry Moore inside a soap bubble. 5/13/59
I’m going to skip rope … with Garry Moore sitting on my shoulders. 8/2/61
I’m going to teach Garry Moore to ski … I’ve got a ski slope backstage. 4/12/61
I’m holding Garry Moore in the air. 6/1/60
I’m holding hands with Garry Moore. 7/12/61
I’m wearing it [Garry’s gift] under my coat … An $18,000 white mink dress. 12/11/61
If nobody shows up — I’ll eat my hat … If anybody does show up — Garry will eat my hat. 4/19/61
The wing walker in this picture is Steve Allen. 2/6/67
We were your [Garry’s] teachers in high school … I flunked you in history … I flunked you in gym. 3/1/61
When I was a little girl … Garry Moore was my baby sitter. 11/9/60

Inventions and Discoveries

[I have] A do-it-yourself helicopter. 4/12/65
[I have] An earth satellite. 3/1/61
[I invented] A way for a man to fly … with just a rocket on his back. 7/5/61
[This slide contains] The complete text of the Bible — Old and New Testament (1245 pages). 5/4/64
A magnet [is holding up Pat McCormick]. 12/4/61
I am a glass blower … I’m going to make a drinking glass out of your handkerchief. 3/30/64
I am watching the panel on television. 5/17/65
I appeared on the first television broadcast in history (April 7, 1927). 4/3/57
I built an atom smasher in my house. 9/17/58
I built the smallest electric motor in the world … You need a microscope to see it work. 1/4/61
I built the world’s slowest airplane … It can fly 11 mph. 11/9/64
I designed and built an electronic computer … The computer wrote the music I just played. 2/15/65
I discovered Aureomycin. 3/5/53
I discovered the planet Pluto (Feb. 18, 1930). 10/24/56
I fired our Vanguard rocket Monday morning. 3/19/58
I flew to New York in this automobile … It converts into an airplane. 10/28/59
I fly an airplane that I built myself … I built it in my house. 3/4/59
I have a full-size airplane in this box (with propeller and motor). 10/8/58
I have a machine that can drill holes through a human hair. 3/2/64
I have a rocket in my pocket (as used to launch Vanguard rocket). 12/4/57
I have enough full-size furniture to fill a room. 5/11/60
I have the world’s safest automobile backstage. 7/2/58
I invented electronic television (when I was 14 years old — 1922). 7/3/57
I invented elevated shoes (1937). 4/16/58
I own the oldest automobile in the U.S. … It was built in 1867. 4/20/60
I own the only diamond mine in the United States. 1/20/60
I sailed across the Pacific on a raft (Kon-Tiki). 9/10/58
I took off and flew an airplane that has no motor … I turned the propeller by pedaling with my feet. 1/3/66
I use them [potatoes] as a battery to play my radio. 4/20/64
I was not playing the clarinet just now … I was. 6/22/60
I was with Adm. Peary’s expedition that discovered the North Pole (1909). 5/18/64
I went over Niagara Falls in a 6-foot ball. 8/30/61
I will accompany myself on an electric organ … It’s in my pocket. 3/16/64
I’ll shoot a 6000-degree flame at you [Garry] from this side [of a screen]. 4/23/62
I’m bouncing my answers off the moon … by radar. 8/12/59
I’m floating on air. 7/1/59
I’m going to attach a motor to my roller skates. 10/28/59
I’m going to clean this glass with sound waves. 3/18/59
I’m going to drive my car onto this stage … by remote control. 6/25/62
I’m going to dump it all into this salt water … We’ll all drink it. 11/20/61
I’m going to fire a rifle and … photograph the bullet in flight. 3/12/62
I’m going to hold the blowtorch under this chair … while Garry Moore is sitting in it. 6/10/59
I’m going to let electricity pass through my body … one million volts. 7/22/59
I’m going to lift Garry up in the air on this wire … with one drop of glue. 1/7/59
I’m going to play a Christmas carol on this electronic brain. 12/24/58
I’m going to play a song by touching the girls. 12/12/66
I’m going to stand on the ceiling using ski boots treated with Velcro. 1/1/62
I’m going to teach my [blackjack] system to Henry Morgan … We’re going to send him to the Caribbean to try it out. 4/20/64
I’m making a box lunch … I’m going to eat the box. 4/6/64
I’m not playing the organ … This music is coming from a guitar. 12/13/65
I’m the director of the United States program … to send scientific instruments to the moon. 1/29/62
I’m the pilot of the submarine that found the missing H-bomb. 4/25/66
I’m watching this show on a television set. 4/9/62
I’m wearing a suit designed for exploring the moon. 10/12/60
It teaches astronauts to walk on the moon. 9/28/64
It’s a machine that plays the piano. 9/27/65
It’s a new musical instrument … It can sound like a full orchestra. 3/26/62
My electronic garage door opened every time Sputnik flew over. 10/30/57
My great-grandfather invented the hot dog (in 1805). 2/2/55
My submarine is also designed to fly. 3/15/65
Scientists have named a species of insect after me … Shannonomyia pomerantzi (crane fly). 2/10/64
The ‘fuel’ that powers this car is sunlight. 3/16/60
The furniture in my house is made of old newspapers … The house is made of newspapers, too. 5/28/62
The sound made them grow twice as large as normal plants. 2/1/65
There are no bulbs in the lamps — the shades light up … The blinds, pillows, table and picture frame light up too … So does my dre 4/13/64
This is the very first television set ever built. 6/10/59
This liquid can flow uphill. 1/23/67
This machine cost $4,200 … It is absolutely useless. 2/19/62
This machine will paint a picture of a face. 12/14/60
This music roll plays piano, flute, snare drum, bass drum, cymbal, triangle, castanets, xylophone, viola, and violin. 8/24/60
Using this machine, I can read with my fingertips. 3/21/66
We built the furniture in our 8-room house for $195. 7/29/59
We discovered a way to hatch Easter chicks … in different colors — red, green, blue, orange and chartreuse. 3/25/59
We found a sunken treasure worth more than a million dollars. 2/22/65
We have our own private coal mine … It’s in the basement of our house. 3/9/60
We race bicycles on these rollers … We can go over 60 miles per hour. 11/29/65
We were brought together by a computer. 6/1/64
We’re going to launch our own earth satellite. 6/8/64
When I put my hand over it [a laser] … our TV picture will go off the air. 5/13/63
When you flash the light — my hair will turn purple. 6/28/65

Medicine

I discovered Aureomycin. 3/5/53
I got a toothache … I pulled his tooth. 1/25/65
I had a toothache. … I pulled his tooth … I’m a dentist. 3/7/66
I was born the night Betsy Palmer got married … Her husband had to leave the wedding party to deliver me. 5/10/65
I’m going to give Jayne Meadows her typhoid shot tonight for her European trip … and she doesn’t know it. 7/9/58
I’m the doctor who brought Faye Emerson into the world. 10/13/54
I’ve delivered 360 babies. 6/26/57
My husband is a dentist … Our son is a dentist … My sister is a dentist … Her husband is a dentist … and I’m a dentist, to 4/5/65
The panel doesn’t know it, but they just took an eye test. 3/20/67
We each pulled a tooth for the first time today. 2/5/58
We have raised $70,000 at banquets and medical conventions … by singing. 1/11/65
We were 100 miles apart at the time … The mother and I were in an airplane over the Atlantic … I supervised the delivery from another ai 11/22/65
We were all brought into the world by Betsy Palmer’s husband. 3/11/59
We were patients in a hospital room donated by ‘I’ve Got a Secret’. 6/18/58
We’re all having our tonsils out tomorrow. 12/17/58
We’re the freshman class of student nurses (University of Virginia) … I am the president of our class [a man]. 4/13/64

Military

[We’re going to] Carnegie Hall … We are a Dixieland band. 5/18/64
American servicemen found me in Korea when I was 11 years old … They passed the hat to raise money for my musical education. 11/8/65
During World War II … President-elect John F. Kennedy saved my life (PT-109). 1/11/61
Her letters saved my life … I kept them in my helmet and they deflected a bullet. 2/14/66
I am going to draft Elvis Presley (Chief of his Draft Board). 1/16/57
I eliminated watch pockets from all uniforms, saving taxpayers over $1.5 million. 5/24/61
I escaped from a Communist prison camp … after being shot down over North Vietnam. 1/30/67
I gave astronaut John Glenn his first flying lessons (1941). 2/26/62
I gave Elvis Presley a haircut. 11/14/56
I graduated from Annapolis/West Point today (top man in the class) … I taught both of these men in high school. 6/8/60
I helped raise the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima. 5/18/55
I just enlisted in the Air Force … I enlisted with him. 11/28/66
I just received my appointment to West Point/Annapolis. 5/18/64
I kissed 138 midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy graduation. 6/22/55
I made the best bean soup in the United States Navy. 12/2/59
I parachuted into the ocean last week … to help astronaut Scott Carpenter. 5/28/62
I said ‘Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition’ (Dec. 7, 1941). 5/18/55
I said, ‘Sighted sub, sank same’ (March 2, 1942). 5/16/56
I shot down 12 enemy planes in World War I. 11/11/53
I shot myself down (in a U.S. Navy jet plane). 1/2/57
I was Elvis Presley’s platoon sergeant. 5/6/59
I was one of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders (Spanish-American War – 1898). 5/14/58
I was the entire parade. 5/10/65
I was the first U.S. Jet Ace. 5/14/58
I was with Adm. Peary’s expedition that discovered the North Pole (1909). 5/18/64
I’m going to send a message by Morse Code … I’m going to receive a message by Morse Code … I’m going to do both at the same time! 8/3/60
It [a photograph] is composed of 21,000 people standing in formation. 2/26/62
My brother Orville Wright is backstage. 5/14/62
My grandfather is Congressional Medal of Honor holder … Sergeant York. 2/5/62
My great-great-grandfather started the Mutiny on the Bounty. 5/7/58
My parachute failed to open … I caught him in mid-air. 2/22/56
Our grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary War (1776-1781). 4/26/61
This lady saved our lives during World War II … and helped save the lives of 175 other soldiers. 12/10/58
we are both American soldiers … but we play enemies in war games. 3/4/63
We have to find blind dates for 2,000 cadets. 11/1/65
We jumped from an airplane … My parachute failed to open … I caught him in mid-air. 11/13/61
We just graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. 7/29/59
We just made the longest supersonic flight in history. 10/21/63
We made the first bombing raid over Tokyo in World War II (April 18, 1942). 5/16/56
We parachuted from 8½ miles in the air (world record). 5/18/55
We’re both sergeants in the Army. 8/5/59
We’re the helicopter pilots who picked up astronaut Shepard. 5/10/61

Money

[I have] Postage stamps … They’re worth more than half a million dollars. 6/8/60
[This suitcase contains] One million dollars’ worth of jewelry. 4/2/62
Henry Morgan has owed me $2.00 for 26 years. 12/18/57
Henry once refused to invest $8,000 in a plot of land … That land is now worth 5 million dollars. 4/26/65
I am going to glance at the dollar bills and add up the serial numbers in my head. 12/10/62
I burned over one million dollars today for the U.S. Treasury. 2/4/63
I designed the new 4¢ postage stamp; I designed the new 7¢ air mail stamp. 8/13/58
I eliminated watch pockets from all uniforms, saving taxpayers over $1.5 million. 5/24/61
I figure out Einstein’s income tax. 3/5/53
I have a taxi waiting … The meter is running. 2/4/63
I have the very first Social Security number (001-01-0001). 12/18/57
I just bought a book … It cost $182,000 (highest price ever paid for a book). 12/16/59
I make out the panel’s paychecks. 6/25/58
I posed as Miss Liberty for the U.S. 25-cent piece. 4/4/66
I robbed a bank. 5/4/64
I sign the panel’s pay checks. 6/15/64
I sold $1500 worth of pictures I’ve painted [a chimpanzee]. 4/3/57
I started it [KFC] with my first Social Security check ($105.00). 4/6/64
I waited on Garry Moore’s table during his vacation … and he forgot to leave me a tip. 9/5/56
I walk 4 miles a day looking for money on the streets … This box contains all the money I’ve found in 10 years. 2/14/66
I won $140,000 in the Irish Sweepstakes. 4/8/63
I won $79,600 on a $2 horse racing ticket. 11/18/63
I’m going to cut a $250,000 diamond tonight (100 carats). 4/9/58
I’m wearing a suit worth $3,000 … It’s made of 3,000 one-dollar bills. 11/6/61
My Christmas dinner cost me $840 … I flew to London for it! 12/30/59
The company fired me … By then [5 years later] I’d earned enough money to buy the company. 2/6/67
The dress I’m wearing is made of paper. … The dress is valued at $1,000. 11/14/66
These are my dividend checks from an oil well … All 89 checks add up to $5.72. 10/3/66
These rocks are worth 2 million dollars (they are solid opal). 2/25/59
We found a sunken treasure worth more than a million dollars. 2/22/65

Movies

I led the gang in the ‘Our Gang’ comedy movies. 7/15/59
I played the leading man in a new movie. 10/18/65
I teach movie cowboys how to draw and shoot. 10/1/58
I was Faye Emerson’s singing voice in a movie. 10/23/57
I was Rudolph Valentino’s leading lady. 10/16/57
I was the first pianist in the first silent movie theater. 10/16/57
I write, produce and direct my own movies. 4/5/65
I’m a screamer … I’ve screamed in 83 movies. 11/28/66
I’m going to be the new Tarzan in the movies. 3/29/65
I’m going to judge the panel’s acting … and give the winner a part in my new movie. 7/16/58

Music

[We’re going to] Carnegie Hall … We are a Dixieland band. 5/18/64
American servicemen found me in Korea when I was 11 years old … They passed the hat to raise money for my musical education. 11/8/65
Garry Moore is going to sing a song … and I’ll lead the panel in background music. 2/1/61
I am a one-man band … I was the 1st amateur on the 1st ‘Major Bowes’ Amateur Hour’ (1933) … 2/11/59
I can hold a note twice as long as I just did. 3/14/66
I can play melodies using only this drum. 1/4/65
I can play music on my teeth. 11/26/62
I can play the tuba. 12/16/63
I can’t read music … I learned to play this piece by ear. 10/3/66
I didn’t write the songs I just played … My two brothers did. 4/30/62
I formed my own jazz band. 8/31/60
I have a 70-piece band backstage … and they all play the banjo. 3/18/63
I have a soprano singing voice … I also sing tenor and baritone … I also sing bass. 2/3/60
I introduced the song ‘[My] Melancholy Baby’ to the public (in 1912). 5/3/65
I just signed a 5-year contract as a rock ‘n’ roll singer. 5/3/65
I just signed a recording contract as a singer [4 years old]. 6/6/66
I know all the roles in 7 Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. 10/12/64
I learned to play the drums when I was one year old. 1/27/60
I performed in a Broadway musical [8 years old]. 9/5/66
I performed in a concert that lasted 18 hours … I’m the only person who sat through the entire performance. 9/16/63
I play 4 trumpets at the same time. 2/3/64
I play 5 musical instruments at the same time. 7/25/56
I play jazz on the bagpipes. 10/17/66
I play music on people … I’m going to play a song on the panel. 9/21/60
I play one instrument that can sound like all of these. 11/21/66
I play the kitchen sink. 6/1/64
I play trombone on stage in a Broadway show. 12/5/66
I sing with the Metropolitan Opera Company … I’ve sung with the Met every season since 1910. 2/7/66
I taught Steve Allen to play the clarinet … xylophone and vibes … piano. 5/30/66
I took my first lessons on this trumpet 53 years ago … The man who gave me those lessons is backstage. 12/27/65
I used to play bass fiddle with a jazz quartet … We’re going to have a reunion here tonight. 4/7/60
I was not playing the clarinet just now … I was. 6/22/60
I will accompany myself on an electric organ … It’s in my pocket. 3/16/64
I wrote ‘When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.’ 3/16/60
I wrote 2 songs that sold a million records each. 3/26/58
I wrote a musical composition … It was performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. 4/13/60
I wrote the new Salvation Army theme song. 12/24/58
I’ll play my part of the duet [with Steve] with a bow and arrow. 10/10/66
I’m a piano player … My piano is in this briefcase. 3/22/65
I’m a real barber [barbershop singer]. 3/29/65
I’m a singer … I’m going to make up a song about tonight’s show. 12/14/60
I’m going to conduct a concerto for … piano, sneezers and coughers (also shushers and snorers). 5/24/61
I’m going to conduct Toscanini’s orchestra in Carnegie Hall. 11/14/56
I’m going to hold a piano player on my shoulders … I’m going to hold a piano on my knees. 8/10/60
I’m going to perform a duet with Bess Myerson (clarinet and flute). 4/19/65
I’m going to perform one of my musical compositions … The ‘instruments’ I will use are … 2/24/60
I’m going to play a Christmas carol on this electronic brain. 12/24/58
I’m going to play a song by touching the girls. 12/12/66
I’m going to play a violin duet tonight … with a chimpanzee. 11/2/60
I’m going to play an encore with Bill and Henry. 3/12/62
I’m going to play my 1-string fiddle (accompanied by Bess Myerson). 6/17/59
I’m going to play the piano … The panel will accompany me on kitchen utensils. 4/5/61
I’m going to play the trumpet … The trumpet is 8 feet long. 5/21/62
I’m going to sing a duet with an airedale. 11/11/53
I’m going to sing a duet with Betsy Palmer. 6/17/59
I’m going to sing a song … It was written by Henry Morgan 7 years ago. 4/7/60
I’m going to sing every other line of the song … My twin sister is going to sing the alternate lines. 5/25/60
I’m going to teach the panel to play like this [rock and roll]. 9/26/66
I’m learning to play the trombone. 6/21/65
I’m not playing the organ … This music is coming from a guitar. 12/13/65
I’m the drummer in the band … I’m the drummer in the band also … So am I … Me, too … Likewise. 2/22/61
I’m the new world’s champion … accordion player. 10/16/61
I’m the only singer who dared … to record Henry Morgan’s song. 5/4/60
I’m wearing earplugs. 6/6/56
I’ve been invited to perform in Russia … as a classical pianist. 3/15/65
It’s a machine that plays the piano. 9/27/65
It’s a new musical instrument … It can sound like a full orchestra. 3/26/62
My band consists of 16 drummers. 7/5/65
My grandmother plays the trombone in an all-girl jazz band. 2/1/61
My recordings of Irish songs are best sellers … but only in Japan. 2/20/67
Our grandmother just made her first record album … She’s a rock ‘n roll singer. 9/19/66
The dialogue in that scene is actually … the words to the Number 1 rock ‘n roll song hit. 11/16/64
The girl singing on that record is me! 2/17/64
The harpist is my daughter-in-law … All the other musicians are my sons. 5/9/66
The other musicians are my sisters … We are quadruplets. 7/6/60
The panel is going to work our strings during the musical performance [marionettes]. 12/16/63
They can’t play a note on their instruments … They imitate the instrument sounds with their mouths. 11/9/64
They’re going to sing their names … Their names make up the words of a song. 3/25/63
This is a musical instrument … I can play it without touching it. 5/7/62
This music roll plays piano, flute, snare drum, bass drum, cymbal, triangle, castanets, xylophone, viola, and violin. 8/24/60
This sculpture can be played as a musical instrument. 10/11/65
We have raised $70,000 at banquets and medical conventions … by singing. 1/11/65
We learned to play these instruments by watching a television class. 4/15/59
We made our debuts at the Metropolitan Opera last season … So did our dog. 6/8/64
We made the first Dixieland jazz record (1917). 11/9/60
We play jazz together in a Dixieland band [university professors]. 4/24/57
We play symphonic music on pop bottles. 8/19/59
We taught Betsy Palmer how to play the drums this afternoon. 4/19/61
We used to play in a musical trio with Bess Myerson … Bess is our sister. 5/27/59
We were going to play piano solos in a recital … We’re going to play together using our good arms. 5/23/66
We weren’t singing … the musicians behind us are ventriloquists. 3/18/63
We’re going to play 17 instruments — all at the same time … Each of us is a one-man band. 5/17/61
We’re going to play the world’s largest saxophone … It takes 3 men to play it. 10/4/65
We’re a calypso steel drum band. 2/18/63
We’re going to sing a duet from a Chinese opera … I’m going to sing the male/female role [reversed]. 12/30/59
We’re the only Americans ever permitted to play jazz in Russia. 9/2/59

Names

I have poison ivy [Ivy Ivy]. 1/2/57
I’m from Walla Walla. 12/14/64
I’m listed in ‘Who’s Who of American Women’ … My name is Shirley Povich [a man]. 3/4/59
Mr. Speedy is a highway patrolman. … I gave Mr. Quick a ticket for driving too fast … I gave Mr. Fast a ticket for driving too slow. 2/27/67
My name is Baker … I’m a baker. My name is Law … I’m a sheriff. My name is Burns … I’m a fireman. 2/17/60
My name is Merry Christmas. 12/24/58
My real name is Mr. Ex/Wye/Zee. 5/11/64
Our last names are Wee Wish Yu Alla Merry Christmas Ande Happy New Years. 12/23/59
We live in Walla Walla. 12/11/57
We met in a hospital maternity wing … We each became the father of twins last week. 3/1/65
We share the same telephone party line [same name]. 1/20/60
We share the same telephone party line [same name]. 1/18/65
We’re not related … We met today for the first time. 2/8/65
We’re the Angels of Paradise. 12/14/64

Panel

I built the chairs that the panel sits on. 2/8/56
I challenge the panel to a horse race … on hobby horses. 10/1/58
I love Lucy. 2/8/56
I make out the panel’s paychecks. 6/25/58
I served Henry Morgan/Bess Myerson/Betsy Palmer/Steve Allen breakfast in bed this morning. 2/1/61
I sign the panel’s pay checks. 6/15/64
I was nurse for Kitty Carlisle’s husband. 12/25/52
I won a pizza pie making contest … and I’m going to teach the panel how to toss them. 4/1/59
I’m going to dump it all into this salt water … We’ll all drink it. 11/20/61
I’m going to give Garry and the panel … trampoline bouncing lessons. 5/25/60
I’m going to judge the panel in a corn shucking contest. 10/9/61
I’m going to judge the panel in a pie-eating contest. 7/3/57
I’m going to judge the panel’s acting … and give the winner a part in my new movie. 7/16/58
I’m going to lift the entire panel on my back. 4/22/59
I’m going to play the piano … The panel will accompany me on kitchen utensils. 4/5/61
I’m going to teach the panel how to spin the Hula Hoop. 9/3/58
I’m going to teach the panel to play like this [rock and roll]. 9/26/66
I’m going to test the panel’s powers of observation. 5/27/59
I’m their cooking teacher. … We cooked the panel a dinner. 4/22/63
The panel doesn’t know it, but they just took an eye test. 3/20/67
The panel is going to have a race to see … who can dress a boy in his snowsuit fastest. 11/20/61
The panel is going to work our strings during the musical performance [marionettes]. 12/16/63
We challenge the panel to a game of volleyball … We’ll play the game without using our hands. 12/14/64
We just served the panel a mince pie baked in 1876 (81 years old). 12/25/57
We’re all taxicab drivers … Each of us drove a panelist to this studio tonight. 8/20/58
We’re going to have a frog jumping contest. 6/15/60
We’re the panel’s stand-ins. 6/15/64

Panel (Bess)

[We bought Bess] A 15-room house in Bayonne, New Jersey. 12/18/61
Bess just started taking cooking lessons. 4/26/65
Bess Myerson is floating on air. 10/7/59
I arranged 421 blind dates for a dance next week … Bess Myerson is my blind date — and she doesn’t know it. 8/24/60
I designed the dress Bess Myerson is wearing (and she doesn’t know it). 4/9/62
I made the dresses Betsy and Bess are wearing tonight (They don’t know it). 6/22/60
I was Bess’s chaperone during the Miss America Pageant. 6/6/66
I’m arranging blind dates for Bess and Henry using a UNIVAC computer. 9/13/61
I’m going to make Easter bonnets for Betsy and Bess … out of the hat I’m wearing. 3/15/61
I’m going to perform a comedy sketch with Durward Kirby … as the little old ladies Martha and Jennie. 1/25/61
I’m going to perform a duet with Bess Myerson (clarinet and flute). 4/19/65
I’m going to play my 1-string fiddle (accompanied by Bess Myerson). 6/17/59
Last week I issued a marriage license to … Bess Myerson. 4/30/62
One of these ladies will replace Bess Myerson on the panel next week. 2/22/65
We used to play in a musical trio with Bess Myerson … Bess is our sister. 5/27/59
We’re going to teach Betsy Palmer and Bess Myerson how to do … the latest teenage dance craze — ‘Madison Time.’ 4/7/60
We’re not wearing dresses … We’re wearing bathing suits and skirts. 3/23/64

Panel (Betsy)

Betsy doesn’t know it, but her daughter will make her 1st TV appearance tonight. 4/26/65
Betsy Palmer was our babysitter in 1946. 1/22/58
I made the dresses Betsy and Bess are wearing tonight (They don’t know it). 6/22/60
I was Betsy Palmer’s son in a movie (8 years ago). 1/15/62
I was born the night Betsy Palmer got married … Her husband had to leave the wedding party to deliver me. 5/10/65
I’m a police department meter maid … I gave Betsy Palmer a parking ticket this week. 3/8/61
I’m going to make Easter bonnets for Betsy and Bess … out of the hat I’m wearing. 3/15/61
I’m going to meet Betsy Palmer for the first time tonight. 7/30/58
I’m going to play the piano (1st time in public) … I’m going to play the violin (1st time in my life) … and we’re going to sing a duet. 1/25/61
I’m going to sing a duet with Betsy Palmer. 6/17/59
I’m singing in Betsy Palmer’s bathtub. 9/10/58
I’ve got carrots in my ears. 8/24/60
We are related to Betsy Palmer … Our dad’s father’s brother’s daughter … 9/6/61
We taught Betsy Palmer how to play the drums this afternoon. 4/19/61
We were all brought into the world by Betsy Palmer’s husband. 3/11/59
We’re going to teach Betsy Palmer and Bess Myerson how to do … the latest teenage dance craze — ‘Madison Time.’ 4/7/60
We’re not wearing dresses … We’re wearing bathing suits and skirts. 3/23/64

Panel (Bill)

Bill Cullen shaved off my beard on this show last week. 9/21/60
Bill flunked glee club in high school. 4/26/65
I introduced Bill Cullen to his wife. 6/4/58
I taught Bill Cullen to do the trick I just did [a pool shot]. 2/5/62
I used to diaper Bill Cullen. 6/13/56
I was Bill’s biology teacher in high school … He flunked! 6/6/66
I won a gas range from Bill Cullen on a quiz show (1948). 6/22/55
I’m giving Bill Cullen a sun lamp treatment (because he couldn’t go to Florida last week). 2/20/57
I’m going to play an encore with Bill and Henry. 3/12/62
I’m going to play the piano (1st time in public) … I’m going to play the violin (1st time in my life) … and we’re going to sing a duet. 1/25/61
I’m sitting on Bill Cullen’s hat. 12/11/52
We’re all losers in a Bill Cullen lookalike contest. … I won the contest. 11/2/60
We’re going to costar in a dramatic scene … it was written for us by Bill Cullen and Henry Morgan. 6/17/59
We’re going to hand wrestle Bill and Henry. 8/16/61

Panel (Faye)

I was Faye Emerson’s singing voice in a movie. 10/23/57
I’m the doctor who brought Faye Emerson into the world. 10/13/54
Jayne and Faye have bees in their bonnets (live bees). 3/28/56
My godmother is Faye Emerson and my godfather is Henry Morgan. 12/25/57

Panel (Henry)

[We’re going to do] A dramatization of a book by Henry Morgan. 3/29/65
Henry Morgan has owed me $2.00 for 26 years. 12/18/57
Henry Morgan is going to be my caddy … and he doesn’t know it. 6/10/63
Henry Morgan made a blind date for tonight … he doesn’t know it, but it’s with me! 8/12/59
Henry Morgan plays me in a movie (we’ve never met). 6/29/60
Henry once refused to invest $8,000 in a plot of land … That land is now worth 5 million dollars. 4/26/65
I am a one-man band … I’ll be the entire orchestra on Henry Morgan’s new TV show … Henry has never met me. 2/11/59
I couldn’t get the goose through U.S. customs. 1/6/60
I debated against Henry in high school … Henry won. 6/6/66
I sold Henry Morgan a hot dog at the World Series today … and he doesn’t know it. 10/3/56
I’m arranging blind dates for Bess and Henry using a UNIVAC computer. 9/13/61
I’m going to challenge Henry Morgan to a gunfight. 1/8/58
I’m going to do a ballet dance (assisted by a member of the New York Ballet Company). 1/25/61
I’m going to dress Henry Morgan as Santa Claus. 12/21/60
I’m going to give Henry Morgan a job on my ranch. 12/4/61
I’m going to play an encore with Bill and Henry. 3/12/62
I’m going to pour water on top of you. 6/18/62
I’m going to sing a song … It was written by Henry Morgan 7 years ago. 4/7/60
I’m Henry Morgan’s mother. 12/25/61
I’m Henry Morgan’s second cousin (and he doesn’t know it). 10/1/58
I’m sending Henry Morgan to Africa tomorrow … and he doesn’t know a thing about it. 9/5/56
I’m the only singer who dared … to record Henry Morgan’s song. 5/4/60
My godmother is Faye Emerson and my godfather is Henry Morgan. 12/25/57
We’re going to costar in a dramatic scene … it was written for us by Bill Cullen and Henry Morgan. 6/17/59
We’re going to hand wrestle Bill and Henry. 8/16/61

Panel (Jayne)

I delivered diapers to Jayne’s apartment today. 12/18/57
I have two sisters on the panel. 10/30/57
I once had a blind date with Jayne Meadows. 4/9/58
I’m changing Jayne’s hairstyle every 45 seconds. 1/30/57
I’m going to give Jayne Meadows her typhoid shot tonight for her European trip … and she doesn’t know it. 7/9/58
Jayne and Faye have bees in their bonnets (live bees). 3/28/56
My husband took Jayne Meadows to her high school senior prom. 1/16/57

Politics

During World War II … President-elect John F. Kennedy saved my life (PT-109). 1/11/61
I beat my wife (in the election). 12/27/65
I became a U.S. Senate page boy today. 1/7/59
I decorated the bathtubs in the White House. 12/25/52
I delivered the commencement speech at her graduation. … I was the entire graduating class. 6/20/66
I flew a harem to an Arabian prince. 12/2/53
I had my picture taken with Khrushchev patting my stomach. 9/30/59
I own my own country. 2/17/64
I personally deliver the President’s paycheck every month. 3/19/62
I saw John Wilkes Booth shoot Abraham Lincoln (April 14, 1865). 2/8/56
I was born in President Lincoln’s cabin. 2/11/63
I was captured by Theodore Roosevelt (1914) [a tortoise]. 4/15/59
I was elected county treasurer … I’m too young to vote. 12/12/66
I was President Johnson’s teacher in the first grade. 2/15/65
I’m a United States Congressman. 11/21/66
I’m going to play the organ at both political conventions. 8/8/56
I’m the youngest member of the United States Congress. 2/20/57
My father is a U.S. Senator-elect from the 49th state, Alaska. 7/2/58
My father is the Governor … of California. 2/13/57
My father is U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. 12/28/60
My grandfather was President of the United States. 11/12/58
My home town voted me Man of the Year (only female member of the city council). 2/3/60
Our city [of which I’m harbormaster] does not have a harbor. 11/8/65
President Johnson was my teacher in 6th grade … He once gave me a spanking. 1/6/64
President Kennedy gave me a medal for heroism. 5/13/63
The State Department is sending me to Russia to model American fashions. 7/8/59
We invited President Kennedy to a party … and he came! 6/24/63

Radio

I was ‘John’s Other Wife.’ 7/31/57
I was ‘The Street Singer’ of radio. 7/31/57
I was an all-night disc jockey in 1939. 3/2/55
I was the original Lone Ranger on radio. 3/18/59
I was the world’s first radio disc jockey (in 1909). 9/27/65
Our grandfather was the Lone Ranger on radio. 1/20/64
We were the Quiz Kids on radio. 1/20/64

Records

[I have] A watermelon … It weighs 119 pounds. 8/17/60
At age 12 [I] became an Eagle Scout (one of the youngest in history) … At age 14 [I] climbed the Matterhorn … 4/19/65
Each of us won a Pulitzer Prize this week. 5/4/60
I am going to lift a 205-pound weight … to set a new world’s record. 7/16/58
I appeared on the first television broadcast in history (April 7, 1927). 4/3/57
I broke the transcontinental flying record today. 3/9/55
I can spin faster than this fan is turning (420 rpm). 8/23/61
I commanded the first airplane to fly the Atlantic Ocean (1919). 6/4/62
I drilled the first oil gusher in history (1901). 9/2/59
I drove an automobile around the world … fifty years ago (1908). 7/16/58
I drove the first car ever built in Detroit (in 1900). 6/24/59
I flew a jet plane and broke the sound barrier. 10/7/59
I grew the biggest lemon in the world. 2/13/57
I have a man at the end of this rope … His mustache is longer than mine. 11/11/59
I have the highest lifetime batting average in baseball. 9/28/55
I have the very first Social Security number (001-01-0001). 12/18/57
I just bought a book … It cost $182,000 (highest price ever paid for a book). 12/16/59
I just won the fast draw championship of the world. 6/13/66
I kicked the longest field goal in pro football history (56 yards). … I just kicked one 5 yards longer. 11/14/66
I lived on an iceberg for 3½ years. 6/7/65
I made a phone call to a girls’ dormitory … I hung up the phone 5 days later (120 hours of talk). 12/4/61
I made the longest parachute jump in history. 8/26/59
I own the oldest automobile in the U.S. … It was built in 1867. 4/20/60
I own the world’s largest collection of phonograph records (450,000 records). 11/11/59
I pedaled a bicycle around the world (7 years, 75,000 miles). 10/28/59
I pitched the longest major league game in history (26 innings). 9/28/55
I pushed a peanut up Pikes Peak with my nose. 12/9/63
I rocked in a rocking chair for 70 hours without stopping. 11/4/59
I sang the first singing telegram (July 28, 1933). 7/24/57
I scored 499 consecutive foul shots. 1/15/62
I stayed underwater continuously for 31 hours and 10 minutes. 8/13/58
I swam 35 miles — nonstop … entirely underwater. 10/16/61
I swam around Manhattan Island (35 miles in 11 hours). 11/4/59
I swam the English Channel last month … I swam across and back again (in 30 hours). 10/11/65
I swam the English Channel this summer … I’m the youngest person ever to do it (I’m 14 years old). 9/28/64
I talked for 26 hours and 1 minute without stopping. 4/30/58
I walked across the United States (3,000 miles — 67 days). 11/4/59
I was a pilot on the first round-the-world flight (1924). 5/14/58
I was the first boy in Boys Town (1917). 9/9/59
I was the first pianist in the first silent movie theater. 10/16/57
I was the first pilot to fly over the South Pole (1929). 11/29/65
I was the world’s first radio disc jockey (in 1909). 9/27/65
I won a cookie baking contest … The cookie weighs 2300 pounds. 1/6/64
I wrote all these books in one year … I am the author of 450 full-length books. 1/25/65
I’m the 1962 world’s champion liar … These other awards are not mine — I lied. 4/2/62
I’m the first man to pole vault over 16 feet. 2/19/62
I’m the sit-up champion of the world … I did 14,118 sit-ups in 12 hours & 3 minutes nonstop. 3/7/66
I’m the tallest man in the U.S. 4/24/57
I’m the world’s fastest typist. 11/27/61
I’m the youngest professional golfer in the world (age 6). 9/18/57
I’ve been struck by lightning 8 times. 12/26/56
I’ve been the leader of a parade since 1914. 12/30/63
I’ve been working for the same newspaper for 75 years. 12/2/59
I’ve eaten a peanut butter sandwich for lunch every day for 36 years (13,166 peanut butter sandwiches). 1/15/58
I’ve entered more than 5,000 contests … I’ve won […] and 2,000 other prizes. 12/3/58
I’ve gone higher into space than any other human being. 1/29/58
I’ve gone to more than 2,000 celebrity parties, weddings & premieres … I was not invited to any of them. 2/12/62
I’ve kissed every woman on my mail route (528 of them). 10/5/55
I’ve won more than 600 prizes at country fairs. 10/9/61
It’s the oldest automobile still operating in the United States … Nothing on it has been replaced since it was built in 1891. 6/6/66
My hair is more than 6 feet long. 9/24/58
My team played his team in a game of Monopoly … The game lasted 14 days, nonstop. 3/23/64
The 60th anniversary of the Boy Scouts … We were the world’s 1st Boy Scouts. 2/20/67
The book contains over 10,000 world records, facts and statistics … We’ve memorized everything in the book. 11/15/65
The first contestant is my husband … I am the women’s fast draw pistol champion of the world. 6/13/66
This string is 997 miles long. 4/16/58
Two weeks ago, I set a new world’s jet plane altitude record (19 miles up). … Last week I broke his record. 12/23/59
We are the log-sawing champions of the world. 8/9/61
We flew a plane for 6 weeks without landing (world endurance record). 12/11/57
We just flew around the world and set 21 new records. 6/20/66
We just made the longest supersonic flight in history. 10/21/63
We made the first Dixieland jazz record (1917). 11/9/60
We parachuted from 8½ miles in the air (world record). 5/18/55
We went 7 miles into the ocean … straight down (world’s record). 10/26/60
We went swimming under the polar ice cap. 4/8/59
We’re all professional secretaries. … I just beat them in a typing contest (97 words a minute) [12 years old]. 12/12/66
We’re going to play the world’s largest saxophone … It takes 3 men to play it. 10/4/65
We’re the first to try to fly the Atlantic Ocean in a balloon. 1/14/59
We’re watermelon seed-spitting champions … I won the title for distance/marksmanship. 9/30/59

Show

I designed the “I’ve Got a Secret” title card. 5/20/63
I own this theatre. 6/6/56
I was a contestant on ‘I’ve Got a Secret’ in Japan. 7/15/59
I’m a baldheaded garbageman who stands on his head while taking a shower. 10/24/56
My daughter was born while I was watching ‘I’ve Got a Secret.’ 8/8/56
My dress was made from the old ‘I’ve Got a Secret’ scenery. 4/9/58
We were born the same day this program started (June 19, 1952). 6/18/62
We were patients in a hospital room donated by ‘I’ve Got a Secret’. 6/18/58

Space

[I have] An earth satellite. 3/1/61
I discovered the planet Pluto (Feb. 18, 1930). 10/24/56
I fired our Vanguard rocket Monday morning. 3/19/58
I have a rocket in my pocket (as used to launch Vanguard rocket). 12/4/57
I was sealed in the nose cone of a rocket for 7 days. 4/27/60
I’m bouncing my answers off the moon … by radar. 8/12/59
I’m wearing a suit designed for exploring the moon. 10/12/60
I’ve gone higher into space than any other human being. 1/29/58
It teaches astronauts to walk on the moon. 9/28/64
My electronic garage door opened every time Sputnik flew over. 10/30/57
We’re going to launch our own earth satellite. 6/8/64
We’re the helicopter pilots who picked up astronaut Shepard. 5/10/61

Sports

[I won] The marathon race (26 miles) … I won the race by 4 miles. 6/8/64
All of us beat Garry Moore in a sailing race this summer. 9/4/57
All these medals were won by my wife … She’s an Olympic gymnast too. 6/22/64
Both of us won gold medals in the Olympics last week (wrestling). 9/7/60
Each of us won an Olympic championship for the USA. 10/13/54
Each of us won an Olympic gold medal for the USA. 3/8/65
He pitched against me when I was with the Dodgers … I also pitched against his father [Dolph] when he was a Dodger … 23 years ago. 5/24/65
Henry Morgan is going to be my caddy … and he doesn’t know it. 6/10/63
I am going to lift a 205-pound weight … to set a new world’s record. 7/16/58
I am the 1953 Orange Bowl Queen. 12/25/52
I caught a 370-pound fish … It took me 19 hours to land it. 7/5/65
I fought a boxing match with Ingemar Johansson … I won! 6/15/60
I fought Jersey Joe Walcott in 1936/1950. 12/17/58
I gave her eight weeks of golf lessons … My first day on the course I shot a 56 … on the first hole. 3/16/64
I gave him a pair of my shoes … He’s the only other football player who wears size 16 shoes. 11/15/65
I gave pocket billiard exhibitions and instructions [6 years old]. 9/5/66
I have a twin brother … You were skipping rope with him a minute ago. 5/17/65
I have the highest lifetime batting average in baseball. 9/28/55
I help train varsity basketball players … I give them ballet lessons. 10/25/65
I hit a foul ball into the stands this season … and it hit my mother. 9/30/63
I hit a golf ball every inch of the way [across the country] (96,368 strokes). 2/8/65
I hit the home run that won the World Series for Pittsburgh. 10/19/60
I kicked the longest field goal in pro football history (56 yards). … I just kicked one 5 yards longer. 11/14/66
I made a 62-yard run in the Rose Bowl Game (in 1929), but I ran the wrong way. 1/1/58
I made an unassisted triple play. 6/21/65
I once struck out 18 men and won a game — blindfolded. 7/6/60
I pitch for the company’s softball team … I’ve pitched more than 150 no-hitters. 10/10/66
I pitched a no-hit game against his team … But my team won the game. 7/1/59
I pitched a no-hitter in the Little League World Series. 8/31/60
I pitched the longest major league game in history (26 innings). 9/28/55
I pitched two no-hit games in a row (1938). 9/28/55
I play on a girls’ professional basketball team … Her team beat my team (playing men’s rules). 2/1/65
I played 54 holes of golf … 18 holes in New York — 18 holes in Chicago — 18 holes in California … All on the same day. 1/27/64
I played an 18-hole round of golf and … I shot two holes-in-one … I lost the game. 12/7/60
I ran in the Boston Marathon last week (26 miles nonstop) … I came in ahead of 167 other men. 5/9/66
I scored 100 points in a basketball game. 3/12/62
I scored 499 consecutive foul shots. 1/15/62
I scored the first run in the 1957 World Series today. 10/2/57
I scored the winning basket for the opposing team. 4/1/59
I taught Bill Cullen to do the trick I just did [a pool shot]. 2/5/62
I was high scorer for my team … He was high scorer for my team, also (in the same game). 7/12/61
I was one of the ‘Four Horsemen’ of Notre Dame. 10/7/53
I was the featherweight/lightweight/welterweight boxing champion of the world … all at the same time! 2/21/66
I was the winning pitcher for the Yankees in today’s World Series game. 10/9/57
I won 2 gold medals at the Olympic Games in Australia. 12/19/56
I won the Indianapolis 500-mile race last week … I won the first Indianapolis 500-mile race — 50 years ago. 6/7/61
I worked as a professional bullfighter [a child]. 9/5/66
I’m a pitcher with the Houston Colts baseball team … Last week I pitched a no-hitter and lost the game. 4/27/64
I’m a professional basketball player [11 years old]. 1/23/67
I’m a professional ice hockey player … I’m the only American-born player in major league hockey. 2/7/66
I’m Cassius Clay’s/Sonny Liston’s sparring partner. 2/24/64
I’m going to be the new Tarzan in the movies. 3/29/65
I’m going to teach Garry Moore to ski … I’ve got a ski slope backstage. 4/12/61
I’m quarterback for the Cleveland Browns football team. 6/14/65
I’m the first man to pole vault over 16 feet. 2/19/62
I’m the football player who ran 67 yards to score … for the other team (I ran the wrong way). 11/9/64
I’m the intercollegiate skateboard champion. 5/17/65
I’m the only woman ever to win the World’s Fly Casting Championship. 1/9/67
I’m the sit-up champion of the world … I did 14,118 sit-ups in 12 hours & 3 minutes nonstop. 3/7/66
I’m the youngest professional golfer in the world (age 6). 9/18/57
I’ve been a professional baseball player for 40 years … I’m Satchel Paige. 11/22/65
I’ve been playing golf for 3 years … I’ve made 4 holes-in-one. 5/17/61
I’ve made eight holes-in-one. 9/19/66
I’ve memorized the vital statistics of all the players on these cards. 4/6/64
My police force is challenging his police force to a tug-of-war … and we’re going to have a test match tonight. 4/29/59
My son will fight Floyd Patterson next month … for the heavyweight championship of the world. 5/13/59
One of us is a girl. 7/20/60
One of us is going to win $5000 tonight [tabletop racing cars]. 11/23/64
One or more of our sons has played on the team … every year for the past 23 years. 12/13/65
The Davis Cup (for tennis) … We just won it back for the United States. 2/17/64
The hats we’re wearing were designed by … the new welterweight boxing champion of the world. 4/12/61
We are all archery champions. 10/23/57
We are the finalists in the U.S. baton twirling contest … We will compete for the grand championship tonight. 2/4/59
We challenge the panel to a game of volleyball … We’ll play the game without using our hands. 12/14/64
We just won the world’s surfing championship. 10/24/66
We play volleyball on a trampoline. 10/10/66
We trained for football by studying … ballet. 12/9/59
We’re all world badminton champions. 2/20/57
We’re on the same college football team. 9/26/66
We’re sports writers … We picked Cassius Clay to win the fight. 3/2/64

Stunts

[I have] A bicycle … We’re all going to ride it together. 5/31/61
[I will do] Nothing [with this equipment] … I’ll make the same sounds using only my voice. 5/14/62
An escape artist will return the jewels … He’s already inside the safe. 1/25/65
Bess Myerson is floating on air. 10/7/59
Garry will hold this candle while … I shoot out the flame with a slingshot. 9/13/61
I am going to glance at the dollar bills and add up the serial numbers in my head. 12/10/62
I am holding my breath. 10/3/56
I am the United States yo-yo champion. 3/9/64
I can draw my gun … cock it … aim it … and pull the trigger … before Garry can clap his hands. 11/13/61
I can drive my bare hand through … 5 inches of wood (karate). 1/4/61
I can hold a note twice as long as I just did. 3/14/66
I can play music on my teeth. 11/26/62
I can sink every ball on this table with one shot. 12/27/65
I can tap dance while standing on my hands. 5/11/60
I can tear the Los Angeles telephone book in half (1500 pages). 6/26/57
I gave pocket billiard exhibitions and instructions [6 years old]. 9/5/66
I had a cup of coffee with one of these dummies today … One of them is a real live girl. 3/9/64
I just picked the pockets of the audience. 12/19/56
I just won the fast draw championship of the world. 6/13/66
I keep 5 punching bags going at the same time. 2/3/64
I know all the roles in 7 Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. 10/12/64
I memorized all the news in today’s New York Herald Tribune. 9/23/59
I play 4 trumpets at the same time. 2/3/64
I play 5 musical instruments at the same time. 7/25/56
I play music on people … I’m going to play a song on the panel. 9/21/60
I play the kitchen sink. 6/1/64
I read this book [‘Gone with the Wind’] from cover to cover … in less than an hour (1,037 pages, approx. 475,000 words). 6/28/61
I ride the world’s tallest unicycle (20 feet high). 4/3/67
I taught Garry to do what I just did [sharpshooting]. 5/3/61
I throw knives at my mother-in-law. 6/8/53
I’ll draw a picture of you [Garry] — by shooting bullets at it. 5/11/64
I’ll pick up and hold these 10 tennis balls with one hand. 10/21/59
I’ll play my part of the duet [with Steve] with a bow and arrow. 10/10/66
I’m going to drive a golf ball through a 600-page telephone book. 3/11/59
I’m going to drive a nail through a 2-inch board … with one of these bananas. 3/23/60
I’m going to grow 4 inches taller (while you watch). 5/21/58
I’m going to hold a piano player on my shoulders … I’m going to hold a piano on my knees. 8/10/60
I’m going to hold Garry up off the ladder. 4/29/63
I’m going to inflate an automobile inner tube until it explodes … with my mouth. 1/14/59
I’m going to knock an apple off Garry Moore’s head … with my bow and arrow. 8/19/59
I’m going to lift the entire panel on my back. 4/22/59
I’m going to pour water on top of you [Henry]. 6/18/62
I’m going to prove that I can punch my way out of a paper bag. 11/4/59
I’m going to put Garry Moore inside a soap bubble. 5/13/59
I’m going to read what the panel wrote … blindfolded. 4/1/63
I’m going to send a message by Morse Code … I’m going to receive a message by Morse Code … I’m going to do both at the same time! 8/3/60
I’m going to sit on a ‘flagpole’ in this studio … until next week’s show (Monday at 10:30pm). 9/20/61
I’m going to skip rope … with Garry Moore sitting on my shoulders. 8/2/61
I’m going to smoke 6 cigars and whistle at the same time. 7/20/60
I’m going to spin all these plates in the air … at the same time. 6/14/61
I’m going to teach Steve Allen to fly like Superman tonight. 3/21/66
I’m holding Garry Moore in the air. 6/1/60
I’m holding hands with Garry Moore. 7/12/61
I’m inhaling helium. 1/9/57
I’m memorizing the names and faces of the people in the studio audience (approximately 500). 7/23/58
I’m sitting on a cake of ice. 7/22/53
I’m speaking English … backwards! 12/7/60
I’m talking double-talk and so is my interpreter (no language at all). 12/4/57
I’m the world champion woodchopper. 8/7/57
I’m the world’s champion limbo dancer … I can dance under that bar without touching it! 4/5/61
I’ve memorized the names of theaters, newspapers, hotels, etc. … in almost every city in the United States. 3/1/65
I’ve memorized the vital statistics of all the players on these cards. 4/6/64
One of us can hold all the rest of us in the air. 12/26/66
That was not a real radio … I made those sounds — I’m a ventriloquist. 11/27/61
There’s a man backstage recording every word we say — in shorthand … He can write faster than we can talk (over 300 words per minute). 3/22/65
They can’t play a note on their instruments … They imitate the instrument sounds with their mouths. 11/9/64
We are the log-sawing champions of the world. 8/9/61
We just won the first international competition for making paper airplanes. 3/20/67
We play symphonic music on pop bottles. 8/19/59
We play volleyball on a trampoline. 10/10/66
We’re going to play 17 instruments — all at the same time … Each of us is a one-man band. 5/17/61
We’re going to play table tennis … using 3 balls at the same time. 4/26/61

Television

I am watching the panel on television. 5/17/65
I appeared on the first television broadcast in history (April 7, 1927). 4/3/57
I invented electronic television (when I was 14 years old — 1922). 7/3/57
I’m going to fill the stage with bubbles. 11/6/61
I’m the only real lawyer on the set of ‘The Defenders.’ 3/15/65
I’m watching my own TV show on another channel. 10/9/57
I’m watching this show on a television set. 4/9/62
In the past 7 years I’ve had 14,000 pies … thrown in my face! 2/8/61
This is the very first television set ever built. 6/10/59
We are the children of the ‘What’s My Line’ panel. 10/15/58

Transportation (Air)

[I have] A do-it-yourself helicopter. 4/12/65
[I invented] A way for a man to fly … with just a rocket on his back. 7/5/61
An airplane landed on the top of my car. 10/24/66
I broke the transcontinental flying record today. 3/9/55
I built the world’s slowest airplane … It can fly 11 mph. 11/9/64
I commanded the first airplane to fly the Atlantic Ocean (1919). 6/4/62
I flew a jet plane and broke the sound barrier. 10/7/59
I flew here in a 1912 airplane. 4/26/65
I flew to New York in a jet plane … I was the pilot. 3/21/66
I flew to New York in this automobile … It converts into an airplane. 10/28/59
I fly an airplane that I built myself … I built it in my house. 3/4/59
I have a full-size airplane in this box (with propeller and motor). 10/8/58
I learned to fly an airplane. 8/31/60
I made a parachute jump … I was picked up in midair by another airplane. 11/14/66
I made the longest parachute jump in history. 8/26/59
I shot down 12 enemy planes in World War I. 11/11/53
I shot myself down (in a U.S. Navy jet plane). 1/2/57
I took off and flew an airplane that has no motor … I turned the propeller by pedaling with my feet. 1/3/66
I was a pilot on the first round-the-world flight (1924). 5/14/58
I was the first pilot to fly over the South Pole (1929). 11/29/65
I was the first U.S. Jet Ace. 5/14/58
My parachute failed to open … I caught him in mid-air. 2/22/56
The wing walker in this picture is Steve Allen. 2/6/67
The Wright Brothers taught me to fly (1910). 3/25/59
Two weeks ago, I set a new world’s jet plane altitude record (19 miles up). … Last week I broke his record. 12/23/59
We flew a plane for 6 weeks without landing (world endurance record). 12/11/57
We jumped from an airplane … My parachute failed to open … I caught him in mid-air. 11/13/61
We just flew around the world and set 21 new records. 6/20/66
We just made the longest supersonic flight in history. 10/21/63
We made the first bombing raid over Tokyo in World War II (April 18, 1942). 5/16/56
We parachuted from 8½ miles in the air (world record). 5/18/55
We were 100 miles apart at the time … The mother and I were in an airplane over the Atlantic … I supervised the delivery from another ai 11/22/65
We’re the first to try to fly the Atlantic Ocean in a balloon. 1/14/59
We’re the helicopter pilots who picked up astronaut Shepard. 5/10/61

Transportation (Land)

[For the last 17 years] I’ve been trying to pass my driver’s test. 10/12/64
I drove an automobile around the world … fifty years ago (1908). 7/16/58
I drove the first car ever built in Detroit (in 1900). 6/24/59
I flew to New York in this automobile … It converts into an airplane. 10/28/59
I found a parking ticket on my car … A parking meter was installed during the night. 4/26/65
I have the world’s safest automobile backstage. 7/2/58
I own the oldest automobile in the U.S. … It was built in 1867. 4/20/60
I pedaled a bicycle around the world (7 years, 75,000 miles). 10/28/59
I’m going to drive my car onto this stage … by remote control. 6/25/62
It’s the oldest automobile still operating in the United States … Nothing on it has been replaced since it was built in 1891. 6/6/66
The ‘fuel’ that powers this car is sunlight. 3/16/60
We drove here from Argentina in a 1918 Chevy (18,000 miles). 1/8/58
We race bicycles on these rollers … We can go over 60 miles per hour. 11/29/65
We traveled from Argentina to Canada (15,000 miles) … on a bicycle built for two. 1/4/65
We were stranded at a restaurant … Henry Ford drove off with our Chevrolet. 7/2/62
We’re all taxicab drivers … Each of us drove a panelist to this studio tonight. 8/20/58

Transportation (Water)

I crossed the Atlantic Ocean alone in a 13½-foot sailboat. 9/13/65
I paddled a canoe from New York City to Alaska. 6/22/55
I sailed across the Pacific on a raft (Kon-Tiki). 9/10/58
I sailed from Washington, D.C. to Jacksonville, Florida (1,000 miles) … in a paper boat. 2/15/61
I’m the pilot of the submarine that found the missing H-bomb. 4/25/66

Weight Loss

[My boss] gave me a suit every time I lost 50 pounds … I lost 324 pounds in 18 months. 6/22/64
I lost 433 pounds. 10/10/56
I used to weigh 401 pounds … I lost 218 pounds. 11/4/59
I used to weigh 802 pounds … I lost 570 pounds in the past three years. 9/13/65
I’m half the man I was 3 years ago … I lost 236 pounds. 9/6/61

4 Responses to “Secrets”

  1. Bobby Drye says:

    my great uncle was on the show back in the day but i didnt see his name anywhere. his name was arthur dry(e)

  2. Tracy Mark Hall says:

    My greatgrandmother and great aunt, Ellura and Eldora Brackett were on I’ve Got a Secret in March of l957. They were at the time the nation’s oldest twins. Born on February 12th l864, which was President Lincoln’s birthday. I would LOVE to be able to see the show. Can anyone help me?

  3. Jeffrey Ladd says:

    My Great Grandmother is Ellura Chamberlain. We have a lot of newspaper clippings of them related to their appearance on the show but I have not had any luck finding the episode yet. Have you tried the contact information on this site related to finding and purchasing a DVD? I am thinking about that. I did not have the exact date but thought it was 1957. I would be interested in your response. Jeff

  4. Jeffrey Ladd says:

    I was able to get a copy of the show that Ellura Chamberlain was on with her twin sister. It aired on March 13, 1957. Jeff

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