DID YA KNOW?: In Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, Jasper and Horace are seen watching a television show, named “What’s My Crime?”, about a criminal whose crime must be guessed by a panel, in exchange for a vacation if they fail. This is a direct parody of the game show “What’s My Line?” where celebrity panelists have to guess a contestant’s profession.
While viewers today may not catch it, the reference would have been timely at Dalmatians’ 1961 release, as the show ran from 1958 to 1967. The reference was doubly appropriate, as What’s My Line? was still airing in Britain at the time.
Walt Disney himself appeared on the show five years earlier, as a mystery guest that the panel would have to sleuth out while blindfolded.