Mister Ed - The Talking Horse

Mister Ed was a favourite for many children growing up, and this talking horse is well remembered and loved by millions of viewers from around the world. Below we look at some interesting facts about this iconic horse.
Mister Ed The Talking Horse
Mister Ed real name was Bamboo Harvester
Born in 1949 in Los Angeles, this palomino horse was known of screen as Bamboo Harvester.

Mister Ed was trained to give the appearance that he could speak
Trained by Les Hilton, Mister Ed was trained to move his mouth every time his hoof was touched, this gave him appearance of being able to speak, it is said that Les utilised peanut butter in the training.

Mister Ed was voiced by Allan "Rocky" Lane
Allan Lane was an actor who stared in various western films (over 125 movies), before becoming the voice of Mister Ed. Allan Rocky Lane - Mister Ed

Clint Eastwood appeared on the show
Mister Ed had many guest stars appear on the show, this included one of Hollywood`s biggest stars of all time the legendary Clint Eastwood.

Clint Eastwood vs Mr Ed


Allan Young would frequently visit Bamboo Harvester at the stables
Allan who played Wilbur Post, would often visit Bamboo Harvester at his home at his California ranch, even after the show ended, until he passed away, two years after the show ended in 1971.

Mister Ed started in syndication
Mister Ed was not an easy sell, with many people passing on the show, the original pilot episode was finance by comedian George Burns (costing $70,000). After its first season of 26 episodes CBS picked up the show after it had proved itself to be an instant hit.

It was claimed the theme song carried satanic messages
In 1986 a Ohio preacher claimed that the Mister Ed theme song carried satanic messages if you listened to it in reverse. The first seven shows would have an instrumental version of the theme tune.


Bamboo Harvester was a Diva
After filming was over it is said that Mister Ed would just walk of set.

Mister Ed was based on The Talking Horse
The Talking Horse was a short story featured in the 1937 Liberty Magazine.

Mister Ed had 145 episodes
Mister Ed was a popular TV show and lasted from 1961 to 1966.

Mister Ed had special dietary requests
As the star of the show Mister Ed was treated to special treats, this included peanut butter to get his lips to move, but he was also a big fan of sweet tea and would have it given to him daily.

Alan Young would voice Scrooge McDuck
The star of the show Alan Young would later go on to voice Scrooge McDuck for Disney in 1974. Scrooge McDuck

In 2004 Fox shot a Mister Ed reboot
The voice for Mister Ed was given by Sherman Hemsley who also played George Jefferson. The pilot was not picked up, so we are still waiting for a new reboot of the show. Mister Ed The Talking Horse

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