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Mister Ed: Season 1
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Architect Wilbur Post (Alan Young, The Time Machine) and his wife Carol (Connie Hines) move into a beautiful new home complete with a barn in the backyard. When Wilbur takes a look in his new barn, he finds that the former owner left his horse behind. This horse is no ordinary horse . . . he can talk, but only to Wilbur, which leads to all sorts of misadventures for Wilbur and his trouble-making sidekick Mister Ed. Premiering in 1960, Mister Ed became the first syndicated series ever to be picked up by a network when CBS adopted the show in 1961 for the remainder of its five-year run. The program won a Golden Globe Award as Best TV Show in 1963. You never heard of a talking horse? Well, check out the famous Mister Ed.
* Interviews With Stars Alan Young And Connie Hines
* Audio Commentary On The Pilot Episode With Alan Young And Connie Hines
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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.
Did they think we wouldn't notice??!!
We waited all these years through VHS and the best of on DVD's all the while wanting Complete Uncut Episodes Season by Season, and now this.
For me it's unthinkable heresy!!
8 episodes are only 22 minutes long!!! Which means that almost one third of the episodes in this season one set are cheating the viewer out of over 3 minutes of footage. Footage that ties scenes together, and without such makes one wonder what is missing... Funny moments, tender moments, great comedy, great acting, and they're missing.
Wonderful words laid down by talented writers, making one think, what did the great Larry Keating do in those missing minutes, how about Alan Young, Connie Hines, and Edna Skinner, not to forget Allan (Rocky) Lane??!! Incredible on screen chemistry left out because they couldn't take the time to find or put together a complete episode.
Don't give me extras, don't give me great audio and video quality, don't give me great packaging, but do give me "complete uncut original length" episodes!!
The edited episodes are...
"Stable for Three"
"Ed the Lover"
"The Pageant Show"
Season one episodes should run about 25:30 in length or longer including opening and closing credits and Filmways tag.
I'm giving this a two instead of a one because everything else is nicely done.
Quality is good, and audio commentary track during first episode with Alan Young and Connie Hines is wonderful. (Sad to hear she recently passed December 18)
I understand, and hopefully it's true, that Season Two has no such issues with cut versions of episodes!!.......
"the second season set of Mister Ed will be the complete version of each episode, as originally broadcast."
The Season 1 shows on the previously released Best of Mister Ed Volume 1 DVD are:
1) The First Meeting,
2) Ed, the Songwriter,
3) Psychoanalyst Show, and
4) Wilbur Sells Ed
Season 1 ran from January to July 1961. The entire six year Mister Ed series was filmed in Black and White. The quality on the Best of Mister Ed DVD's was very high and is assumed that it will be on the Complete Season 1 DVD also. These shows are timeless, as good and funny today as they were when originally broadcast.
Mister Ed: "What kind of a name is Wilbur for a man?"
One of the first series ever to debut as a midseason replacement (1961), Mister Ed's first season proved so successful in first-run syndication, it was picked up for its remaining 5 seasons by CBS (1961-1966) where it won a 'Best TV Show, Comedy' Golden Globe in 1963. Go back to the beginning and see how it all started with Shout! Factory's Mister Ed - The Complete First Season.
Prior to this Mister Ed - Season One release from Shout! Factory, fans were teased with the following (out-of-print) Mister Ed DVD titles from MGM Home Entertainment: The Best of Mister Ed - Volume One (released on January 13, 2004) featuring 21 episodes from Seasons 1-4 on 2 dual-sided DVDs, The Best of Mister Ed - Volume Two (March 8, 2005) featuring 20 episodes from Seasons 3-6 on 2 DVDs (1 single-sided & 1 dual-sided), and Mister Ed: Barnyard Favorites (July 26, 2005) featuring 8 episodes from The Best of Mister Ed - Volume One (Disc 1).
Mister Ed - The Complete First Season is a 4-disc (single-sided) set featuring all 26 episodes in Full Frame (1.33:1) video and English mono audio. The discs are housed in slimcases all inside a slim outer box. Special Features include Interviews and Commentary on the Pilot Episode with stars Alan Young and Connie Hines, plus a booklet with episode descriptions and trivia. The picture and sound quality is decent, given the age of the show.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is funny and clever show that explores the stereotypes of married life -- that are often too true (but not in a bad way).Published 2 months ago by Rachel and Barry
Decided to have an old TV show night with grandchildren. We watched several of Mr Ed and they really thought it was so funny. Their Dad had been telling them about it days before. Read morePublished 2 months ago by DJ Barclay
I watched Mr. Ed as a child and still enjoy this talking horse! It continues to be one of my favoritesPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer