Mister Ed

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (56)

  • [Ed's very first line] Wilbur: I never thought owning a horse could mean so much to me. I guess it's because when I was a little boy, I wanted a pony. Of course it's been a long time since I was a little boy. Mr. Ed: It's been a long time since I was a pony.

  • Wilbur: (Wilbur has discovered that Ed has found where he hid the carrots) You can't keep eating carrots. Why don't you eat your hay once in a while like any other horse?
    Ed: 'Cause carrots are good for my eyes.
    Wilbur: That's a legend.
    Ed: Yeah? Did you ever see a rabbit wearing glasses?

  • Wilbur: (Kay suggests they go to a Rabitsky piano concert and Carol is keen) Not for me, Carol. Well, look what happened the last time you dragged me to a concert.
    Carol: You snored so loud they asked us to leave.
    Kay: That must have been very embarrassing.
    Wilbur: It was - the music hadn't started yet.

  • Ed: (amnesiac Ed has seen Addison) Hey, who's that?
    Wilbur: That's our next door neighbor, Roger Addison.
    Ed: I like him!
    Wilbur: But you've always hated him!

  • Ed: (looking for his carrots and opens the filing cabinet drawer) I wonder if he hid my carrots in here this time? (looks in drawer) No, not under 'C'.

  • Addison: (accusing Wilbur of taking the ladder and leaving him on the roof) Why did you take the ladder away? And don't look at me with those innocent green eyes!
    Wilbur: Stop shouting, and my eyes are blue!
    Carol: Baby blue!

  • Ed: (Wilbur has asked him what he is doing out) I'm looking for the newspaper. I can't enjoy my morning cup of hay without the newspaper.
    Wilbur: Well, how nice for you. But you'll have to wait 'till I get finished with it. I don't like a gooey paper!
    Ed: I don't leave it gooey!
    Wilbur: Yes, you do! You're always turning the pages with your tongue.

  • Ed: (after hearing Hodges wants a wading pool and mirror included in Wilbur's designs for his elephant barn) Boy! Wading pool, mirror - me, nothing! Nothing but the same old GI stall.
    Wilbur: Ed, if you want any changes made, you'll have to make them yourself. I'm tired of waiting on you hand and hoof!

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Notes (21)

  • The horse that played Ed was said to occasionally have a fit of "temper." He would stand stock still, wheezing, and refuse to move.

  • This is actually the second "pilot" for Mister Ed. The original pilot was hosted by George Burns, and the Wilbur character was played by an unknown.

  • Donna Douglas is better known for her role as Ellie Mae Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies.

  • This episode was orginally the pilot for 'The William Bendix Show,' which never took off.

  • The old college rival The Skipper from Gilligan's Island, Alan Hale.

  • This is the first episode to feature Wilbur's grumpy father-in-law.

  • This episode was orginally the pilot for a spin-off TV series that never took off which was alledgely called: 'The Trials and Tribulations of Emmy Lou Harper.'

  • This episode is yet another classic

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Trivia (4)

  • In the scene where the publisher, Mr. Boyd, phones Wilbur to ask him to write a book, he NEVER IDENTIFIES HIMSELF. Seconds later, Wilbur is refering to the publisher as Mr. Boyd by name.

  • As Mr. Ed raises his head after Wilber awakens him by popping a paper bag, you can see a man's hand holding Mr. Ed's leg in the lower left side of the frame.

  • If Mr. Ed knows about the stray dog being the thief, why does he go through the charade of rigging a 'burgler trap' in his barn?

  • This episode reunites Alan Young and Sebastian Cabot. They both were in the 1960 scifi movie The Time Machine.