A half-century later, it’s theme song is recognizable to a generation of TV fans: A horse is a horse, of course of course ... I am Mister Ed.
Mister Ed starring Alan Young and Connie Hines, which ran six seasons on CBS beginning in 1961, is now available in a complete series box set.
The premise: Architect Wilbur Post learns he owns a horse that talks — but only to him.
Preposterous? Perhaps, but not in an era of Bewitched housewives, The Munsters and The Beverly Hillbillies.
Mister Ed ran 143 episodes and became a hit series that attracted some unusual guest stars including Clint Eastwood, Zsa Zsa Gabor and legendary movie star Mae West, in her only appearance on a TV comedy.
‘Mister Ed’ on DVD
‘Mister Ed: The Complete Series’ is available on 22 DVDs from Shout! Factory. $140.
Bonus features include interviews with stars Alan Young and Connie Hines; audio commentary on the pilot episode with Alan Young and Connie Hines; Mister Ed U.S. Bonds promo; audio interview with Alan Young from Shokus Internet Radio’s Stu’s Show, audio interview with Alan Young and Connie Hines from Shokus Internet Radio’s Stu’s Show, Studebaker car commercials.