MISTER ED Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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  Mister Ed is an American television situation comedy that first aired as a       
  syndicated program on January 5, 1961 to July 2, 1961 and then on CBS from       
  October 1, 1961 to February 6, 1966. Mister Ed was the first series ever to       
  debut as a midseason replacement, occurring before the premiere of Batman, five   
  years later.                                                                     
  The stars of the show are Mister Ed, an intelligent talking palomino American     
  Saddlebred ("played" by gelding Bamboo Harvester and voiced by Allan Lane), and   
  his owner, architect Wilbur Post (portrayed by Alan Young). Much of the program's 
  humor stemmed from the fact Mister Ed would speak only to Wilbur. According to   
  the show's producer, Arthur Lubin, Young was chosen because "he seemed like a     
  guy a horse would talk to." Lubin, a friend of Mae West, scored a coup by         
  persuading the screen icon to guest star in one episode.