More Mister Ed has come to DVD, and while the show has become a staple of modern day television mockery, the good-natured humor of the talking horse has a lot to recommend. 26 episodes of early 60’s zaniness come to your home in the 2-DVD set with some interesting special features, and great guest stars.
Architect Wilbur Post (Alan Young, The Time Machine) and his wife Carol (Connie Hines) are once again up to their ears in trouble with all the misadventures brought on by the troublemaking Mister Ed. Season Two, the first for CBS, of Mister Ed features a star-studded array of celebrities that appeared on the show, including George Burns (the show’s original producer), Zsa Zsa Gabor and Clint Eastwood.
With the success of the first season in syndication, CBS picked up the show for a national spot, and the second season has that sort of air about it. A little more comfortable with things, and moving into a slightly different frame of mind, the show was able to run with its premise, and had people across the country laughing along.
While probably not something that stands out in anyone’s mind as one of the best shows of classic television, it paved the way for a great many shows to come along in the late 60’s through to the late 70’s, by demonstrating the potential success of really wild concepts.
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