I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A HUGE FAN OF THE BEASTIE BOYS, AND FOR SOME REASON A SAMPLE ON THE LAST SONG OF THEIR FIRST ALBUM "LICENCE TO ILL" ALWAYS LATCHED TO MY HEAD... THE SAMPLE WAS AN OLD SCHOOL RECORDING OF A GUY SINGING "THE FAMOUS MR ED..." SO I FINALLY WENT TO SEARCH FOR IT AND THIS IS WHAT I FIND. AND IT KIND OF MAKES SENSE...
BEING FROM SOUTH AFRICA I HAD NO CLUE WHAT TO EXPECT AND THEIR SAMPLING ART PRODUCED QUIET A FEW AMAZING IMAGES
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Mister Ed was 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 Saddlebredgelding 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.
THEME SONG AND URBAN LEGEND
The theme song was written by the songwriting team of Jay Livingston and Ray Evans and sung, for the show, by Livingston. According to an urban legend when the theme song for Mister Ed was played backwards the words "SOMEONE SUNG THE SONG FOR SATAN" and THE SOURCE IS THE DEVIL" are clearly heard. These phrases are heard by some listeners due to the phenomenon called phonetic reversal.
By the time Mister Ed reached the age of 19 he was suffering from a broken leg and A VARIETY OF HEALTH PROBLEMS, and in 1970 he was quietly put to death with no publicity. However, in an interview on Los Angeles station KECT's program "Life and Times", Alan Young stated that Mr. Ed died from an inadvertent tranquilizer administered while he was "in retirement" in a stable in Burbank, California.
A horse that died in Oklahoma in 1979 (widely reported to have been Mister Ed, including sardonic comments on Saturday Night Live's faux news segment) was in fact an animal that once posed as Ed for publicity photos used by the production company.
The first words Mr. Ed spoke were: "IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I WAS A PONY"