CTVA US Comedy - "Mister Ed" (Filmways/CBS)(1961-66) Alan Young & Connie Hines

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The Alan Young Show (CBS)( 1950-53)Mister Ed (1961-66) starring Alan Young
Mister Ed (1961-66)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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Mister Ed (season 1) (Syndication) (Early 1961)
Mister Ed (season 2) (CBS) (1961-1962)
Mister Ed (season 3) (CBS) (1962-1963)
Mister Ed (season 4) (CBS) (1963-1964)
Mister Ed (season 5) (CBS) (1964-1965)
Mister Ed (season 6) (CBS) (1965-1966)
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MISTER ED
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Mister Ed Company in association with
Filmways TV Productions
CLNA: Orion Television Entertainment / Orion Pictures Corporation
for Syndication (season 1)(early 1961)
CBS Television Network (seasons 2-6) (Oct 1961-Feb1966)
Executive Producer
Al Simon / Produced and Directed by Arthur Lubin

US Comedy series 1961-66 unaired pilot + 143 episodes x 30m bw/color?
Starring
Alan Young as Wilbur Post
Connie Hines as Carol Post
Co-Starring
Larry Keating as Roger Addison (1961-63)
Edna Skinner as Kay Addison (1961-64)
Leon Ames as Gordon Kirkwood (1963-66)
Florence MacMichael as Winnie Kirkwood (1963-66)
Allan "Rocky" Lane as Voice of Mr. Ed

Premise/ Background:
This series about a talking horse and the architect who loved him debuted as a syndicated series on January 5, 1961.
It was quickly acquired by CBS programming chief James T. Aubrey, who added it to the network lineup on October 1, 1961.
There it stayed until September 4, 1966. The pilot for the series was entitled "The Wonderful World of Wilbur Pope."
Produced by George Burns, the pilot never aired.

Throughout the series, Mister Ed only spoke to his owner Wilbur (played by Alan Young). But that didn't stop him from
becoming involved in outrageous, typically human situations, such as riding a surf board, flying an airplane, wearing
a Beatle wig, meeting baseball great Leo Durocher and having existential conversations. And the basic theme of Ed's
causing havoc, confusion and embarrassment in Wilbur's life is always a constant. The "high concept" was male bonding
taken one step further.

Mister Ed became known for its crisp dialogue, though one of its most enduring plot devices was the fact that Wilbur
had to keep Ed's talking a deep secret. Wilbur Post worked as an architect out of his stall-side office in the barn at
17230 Valley Spring Lane. No one came between Wilbur and Ed, not even Wilbur's wife Carol (Connie Hines).

Arthur Lubin, who directed the early films of Abbott and Costello, and--more importantly in this case--Francis the
Talking Mule films, was the show's key director.
 
"Mr. Ed" theme by Ray Evans & Jay Livingston

A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
And no one can talk to a horse of course
That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed.

Go right to the source and ask the horse
He’ll give you the answer that you’ll endorse. He’s always on a steady course. Talk to Mr. Ed.
People yakkity yak a streak and waste your time of day
But Mr. Ed will never speak unless h e has something to say

A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
And this one’ll talk ‘til his voice is hoarse. You never heard of a talking horse?

Well listen to this: "I am Mister Ed."


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[--] THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WILBUR POPE
(1958) (Unaired Pilot)
Starring
Scott McKay as Wilbur Pope
Sandra White as Carlotta Pope
and  the voice of Allan "Rocky" Lane as Mr. Ed.
After moving to their new home in Los Angeles, Wilbur and Carlotta Pope find an unexpected resident, a horse named
Mr. Ed, left by the previous owner. Wilbur discovers the horse can talk but he is the only human Mr. Ed likes well
enough to talk to. This pilot set the premise for the series that followed in 1960.

[--] WILBUR GETS THE MESSAGE...ABOUT PAYROLL SAVINGS:
A rare episode of Mr. Ed
Starring
Alan Young
Connie Hines
and
the voice of Allan "Rocky" Lane as Mr. Ed.
presented by
THE UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS DIVISION TREASURY DEPARTMENT.
Wilbur is hired to deliver a speech to the employees of a company encouraging them to buy savings bonds, but
Ed tells him he isn't sincere because he doesn't own any bonds.

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