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Mister Ed

Mister EdNetwork: first-run syndication, CBS
Episodes: 144 (half-hour)
Seasons: Six

TV show dates: January 5, 1961 – February 6, 1966
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Alan Young, Connie Hines, Larry Keating, Edna Skinner, Leon Ames, Florence MacMichael, Barry Kelley, James Flavin, Richard Deacon, and Allan Lane (voice of Mister Ed).

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TV show description:
In this classic sitcom, architect Wilbur Post (Alan Young) has grown tired of the city life and transplants himself and his wife, Carol (Connie Hines), to the country. Shortly after arriving at their new home, the newlyweds discover a surprise; a horse is living in their barn.

Neighbor Roger Addison (Larry Keating) explains that the horse is named Mister Ed (voiced by Alan Lane) and had belonged to the previous owners of the house. Carol wants to get rid of him but Wilbur begs her to let the horse stay.

One afternoon, while Wilbur is brushing the Palomino, he makes a very surprising discovery – Mister Ed can talk. Unfortunately, the only person he likes enough to converse with is Wilbur. When Wilbur tries to tell his wife or neighbors like Kay Addison (Edna Skinner) or Gordon and Winnie Kirkwood (Leon Ames and Florence MacMichael), they all think he’s crazy. Such a gift proves to be both a blessing and a curse and Wilbur’s exploits with Mister Ed often get him into plenty of trouble, especially with Carol.

Since Wilbur’s office is in Mister Ed’s stable, the two spend a lot of time together – a fact that makes Carol fell kind of jealous. In the end, the man and his horse have a bond that only they can understand.

Celebrity guest appearances on the show include Clint Eastwood, Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Burns, Donna Douglas, Blanche Leo Durocher, Kathleen Freeman, Alan Hale Jr., and Linda Kaye.


 

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mike mmarino January 27, 2014 at 3:41 pm

my question wasn’t answered did everyone find out mr ed talked. i grew up watch the program

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admin January 27, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Wilbur always knew and as far as I know, the neighbors never found out. I think Carol found out in a later season but am not sure.

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joseph March 6, 2010 at 7:37 am

mister ed is one of my all time favorite tv shows. i think that my favorite episode is the one with ed calling to get unemployment compensation. also, the episode with richard deacon as the shrink when ed was afraid of heights. i watch the reruns of mister ed on this tv, and i’ve seen it on nickelodeon, and years ago, wjbk tv in detroit had weekend reruns of it as well. connie hines was so cute. it’s too bad that she never really got any choice parts after mister ed was cancelled, because i’ve seen her appearance on bonanza in 1960; that she did before mister ed.

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