The World’s Smallest Radio
Original Airdate: ??
Panel: Betsy Palmer, Bill Cullen, ??, ??
Host: Garry Moore
Guest: Bernard George
“I made those sounds —
I’M A VENTRILOQUIST”
So the normal questioning goes on, and they aren’t even CLOSE. They keep going for the electronics secret. So after getting nowhere, it’s time to tell his secret.
Garry: “Before I tell you his secret, there is something I’d like to show you. Betsy, do you remember before the show, someone came in and we asked you to loan us your wristwatch? Join us center stage, and I’d like you to take a look at your watch…I’ve got news for you, the works have been taken out! Mr. George has put in a radio even smaller than the one he had there!”
At this point a microphone came down from the ceiling, and Mr. George “turned on” the “watch-radio.” You could hear some talking coming from “the radio.” Betsy exclaimed, “I like it even better than the watch!”
Garry: “You still don’t know what his secret is?!”
Bill: “I do! He is a sneaky ventriloquist!”
Garry explained that the company they said he worked for was nonexistent, and then said that when Mr. George is on the subway during the World Series, he would sit there and pretend his watch was a radio. Garry asked him to make some of the baseball noises. Mr. George pretended to fiddle with his watch while saying some stuff like “…and he hits it into left field! A runner is rounding second….”
Garry: “And then people all over the subway come up and say, ‘what’s the score, what’s the score?!'”
That was about it.
END OF SECRET