YMMV / Mister Ed

  • Accidental Nightmare Fuel: Ed's mouth flaps sometimes cross into this territory, due to the relative crudeness of the stop-motion animation.
  • Bizarro Episode: The episode "Mako" revolves around an animated alien who comes to earth and takes over the bodies of whoever it goes inside. Its victims have no memory of what happens when the alien takes them over.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    • In one episode, Wilbur takes up painting and hires a gorgeous model as a bid to get Carol's attention. He brings her into the barn, where she announces that she needs to change. Wilbur modestly closes Ed's stall door...while Ed strenuously tries to keep it open.
  • Ear Worm: The theme song is the reason most people remember this show.
  • Epileptic Trees: It's possible to interpret Mister Ed as the deranged hallucinations of a man who owned a completely normal horse, but in-universe evidence that Ed can talk is much stronger.
  • Fetish Fuel Station Attendant: Connie Hines as Wilbur's wife Carol. One episode had her doing alterations on a dress and she had the skirt hiked up to her thighs.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: If you watch the series carefully, you'll notice that Alan Young is quite skilled at doing foreign accents. Guess who he had to do a Scottish accent for many years later?
    • On episodes has him playing the bagpipes and mentioning that he's Scottish.
    • It's even more hilarious when he calls a character "Mr. Scrooge" in a Christmas-themed episode.
    • Not to mention the fact that Alan Young had to do a Scottish accent when he played Wilbur's father.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks: Some viewers found this a blatant ripoff of several films in which Donald O'Connor had adventures with "Francis the Talking Mule."
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Mister Ed becomes more demanding and more inclined to get Wilbur into trouble as the series continues on.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: Snopes.com, for a joke, posted a page that Ed was really played by a female zebra named Amelia.