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A great old classic TV show finally in a complete season,
This review is from: Mister Ed: Season One (DVD)
How odd that we're suddenly getting such an avalanche of old TV shows in complete seasons - "One Step Beyond", "Bonanza", and now "Mr. Ed" all due out in coming months. These are old favorites that were always either in the public domain or in incomplete collections or both. Maybe people are tired of having half of every channel's schedule filled with either paid programming (Internet Millions! Homes for three hundred dollars! etc.) in which you know you're being lied to or reality TV (Bridezillas - young women dressed in flowing traditional garb and acting like rutting pigs) in which you hope you're being lied to. You'd hate to think humanity has come to this.
To fill the gap many of us have turned to old favorite TV shows on DVD from the 50's, 60's, and 70's. Mr. Ed is one of those shows. Following a storyline similar to the "Francis the Talking Mule" series of films, the animal in question (the horse, Mr. Ed) will only speak to one person - his owner Wilbur, an architect who has an office in the barn where Mr. Ed lives. Mr. Ed doesn't limit himself just to giving advice to Wilbur. Mr. Ed has definite ideas of how he wants to run his own life. He might fancy himself an author or a potential star of the screen, or he might take off on a humane mission to buy his mother when he learns she is a plow horse. As a result, Wilbur is often left in a ridiculous position and not in the good graces of his wife, Carol or his neighbors.
The whole thing is good clean silly fun in the tradition of Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Petticoat Junction. Believe it or not there are still many of us who enjoy such entertainment.
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Initial post: Dec 22, 2009 2:42:11 PM PST
Pamela A. Cassidy says:
You gotta wonder why they don't make good natured comedy shows like this anymore... nowadays its all centered around silly teenagers, some sort of public message in disguise, or just sex and outrageous behavior being pushed as 'normal' and acceptable everywhere. Producers need to adjust their thinking on what the real people out there really want to watch.
Posted on Jun 26, 2013 12:59:08 PM PDT
L. G. Stanley says:
Anyone, who has this. Are the DVD's Closed Captioned or Subtittled for the hearing impaired? It is difficult to buy these online as it does not state if it is in any type of description. Anyone?? Thank you. Lisag
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2013 6:40:29 AM PDT
Actors: Alan Young, Connie Hines
Format: Box set, Black & White, Closed-captioned, NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G (General Audience)
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
Run Time: 780 minutes
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
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