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* PopCultureUrbanLegends:
** Snopes.com, for a joke, posted a page that Ed was ''really'' played by a female zebra named Amelia.
** A popular rumour (referenced in the movie ''Film/DrDolittle''), which may or may not have been started by Alan Young, was that in order to make Ed "talk" the production crew smeared peanut butter on the horse's gums. In actuality, the effect was initially pulled off by pulling on a nylon thread in the horse's mouth ([[SpecialEffectFailure which can be seen on occasion]]); however, eventually the horse learned to flap its lips on its own when someone touched its hoof. The horse soon figured out to simply wait until Young stopped talking before "talking" back, with no further cues necessary.


* ValuesDissonance: Much of the drama involving Wilbur's fear of being institutionalized seems strange today. Firstly, because the Supreme Court has ruled that involuntary institutionalization requires a patient to be a danger to himself or others (and talking to a horse is hardly threatening). Secondly, some of the "bizarre" activities, such as a grown man flying a kite in his free time, wouldn't merit a second glance today.[[note]][[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E21ThePTADisbands Well, maybe if it was at night]]]].

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* ValuesDissonance: Much of the drama involving Wilbur's fear of being institutionalized seems strange today. Firstly, because the Supreme Court has ruled that involuntary institutionalization requires a patient to be a danger to himself or others (and talking to a horse is hardly threatening). Secondly, some of the "bizarre" activities, such as a grown man flying a kite in his free time, wouldn't merit a second glance today.[[note]][[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E21ThePTADisbands Well, maybe if it was at night]]]].night]][[/note]].


* ValuesDissonance: Much of the drama involving Wilbur's fear of being institutionalized seems strange today. Firstly, because the Supreme Court has ruled that involuntary institutionalization requires a patient to be a danger to himself or others (and talking to a horse is hardly threatening). Secondly, some of the "bizarre" activities, such as a grown man flying a kite in his free time, wouldn't merit a second glance today.

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* ValuesDissonance: Much of the drama involving Wilbur's fear of being institutionalized seems strange today. Firstly, because the Supreme Court has ruled that involuntary institutionalization requires a patient to be a danger to himself or others (and talking to a horse is hardly threatening). Secondly, some of the "bizarre" activities, such as a grown man flying a kite in his free time, wouldn't merit a second glance today.[[note]][[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E21ThePTADisbands Well, maybe if it was at night]]]].


* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments:
** 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...[[CovertPervert while Ed strenuously tries to keep it open.]]

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* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments:
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SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: 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...[[CovertPervert while Ed strenuously tries to keep it open.]]



** If you watch the series carefully, you'll notice that Creator/AlanYoung is quite skilled at doing foreign accents. [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987 Guess who he had to do a Scottish accent for many years later]]?

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** If you watch the series carefully, you'll notice that Creator/AlanYoung is quite skilled at doing foreign accents. [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987 ''[[WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987 Guess who he had to do a Scottish accent for many years later]]?later]]''?

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* ValuesDissonance: Much of the drama involving Wilbur's fear of being institutionalized seems strange today. Firstly, because the Supreme Court has ruled that involuntary institutionalization requires a patient to be a danger to himself or others (and talking to a horse is hardly threatening). Secondly, some of the "bizarre" activities, such as a grown man flying a kite in his free time, wouldn't merit a second glance today.


* PopCultureUrbanLegends:
** Snopes.com, for a joke, posted a page that Ed was ''really'' played by a female zebra named Amelia.
** A popular rumour (referenced in the movie ''Film/DrDolittle''), which may or may not have been started by Alan Young, was that in order to make Ed "talk" the production crew smeared peanut butter on the horse's gums. In actuality, the effect was initially pulled off by pulling on a nylon thread in the horse's mouth ([[SpecialEffectFailure which can be seen on occasion]]); however, eventually the horse learned to flap its lips on its own when someone touched its hoof. The horse soon figured out to simply wait until Young stopped talking before "talking" back, with no further cues necessary.



* UrbanLegendOfZelda:
** Snopes.com, for a joke, posted a page that Ed was ''really'' played by a female zebra named Amelia.
** A popular rumour (referenced in the movie ''Film/DrDolittle''), which may or may not have been started by Alan Young, was that in order to make Ed "talk" the production crew smeared peanut butter on the horse's gums. In actuality, the effect was initially pulled off by pulling on a nylon thread in the horse's mouth ([[SpecialEffectFailure which can be seen on occasion]]); however, eventually the horse learned to flap its lips on its own when someone touched its hoof. The horse soon figured out to simply wait until Young stopped talking before "talking" back, with no further cues necessary.


** A popular rumour (referenced in the movie ''Film/DrDolittle''), which may or may not have been started by Alan Young, was that in order to make Ed "talk" the production crew smeared peanut butter on the horse's gums. In actuality, the effect was initially pulled off by pulling on a nylon thread in the horse's mouth; however, eventually the horse learned to flap its lips on its own when someone touched its hoof. The horse soon figured out to simply wait until Young stopped talking before "talking" back, with no further cues necessary.

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** A popular rumour (referenced in the movie ''Film/DrDolittle''), which may or may not have been started by Alan Young, was that in order to make Ed "talk" the production crew smeared peanut butter on the horse's gums. In actuality, the effect was initially pulled off by pulling on a nylon thread in the horse's mouth; mouth ([[SpecialEffectFailure which can be seen on occasion]]); however, eventually the horse learned to flap its lips on its own when someone touched its hoof. The horse soon figured out to simply wait until Young stopped talking before "talking" back, with no further cues necessary.


* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Creator/AlanYoung as Wilbur Post.
** Long before he played Mr. Addison, Larry Keating previously played Harry Morton on ''Radio/TheBurnsAndAllenShow''.
** In addition to their work on ''Mister Ed'', theme song composers Jay Livingston and Ray Evans also composed the theme song to ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' as well as the pop songs "Buttons and Bows", "Mona Lisa", "Tammy", "Silver Bells", and "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)".
** Ben Starr wrote 40 episodes. Starr is best known for co-creating ''Series/SilverSpoons'' and co-developing ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''.

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* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Creator/AlanYoung as Wilbur Post.
** Long before he played Mr. Addison, Larry Keating previously played Harry Morton on ''Radio/TheBurnsAndAllenShow''.
** In addition to their work on ''Mister Ed'', theme song composers Jay Livingston and Ray Evans also composed the theme song to ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' as well as the pop songs "Buttons and Bows", "Mona Lisa", "Tammy", "Silver Bells", and "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)".
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RetroactiveRecognition: Ben Starr wrote 40 episodes. Starr is best known for co-creating ''Series/SilverSpoons'' and co-developing ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''.


* EarWorm: The theme song is the reason most people remember this show.


* HilariousInHindsight: If you watch the series carefully, you'll notice that Creator/AlanYoung is quite skilled at doing foreign accents. [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987 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.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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If you watch the series carefully, you'll notice that Creator/AlanYoung is quite skilled at doing foreign accents. [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987 Guess who he had to do a Scottish accent for many years later]]?
** On episodes One episode has him playing the bagpipes and mentioning that he's Scottish.


* CrowningMomentOfFunny:
** 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...[[CovertPervert while Ed strenuously tries to keep it open.]]


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* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments:
** 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...[[CovertPervert while Ed strenuously tries to keep it open.]]


* HilariousInHindsight: If you watch the series carefully, you'll notice that Creator/AlanYoung is quite skilled at doing foreign accents. [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Guess who he had to do a Scottish accent for many years later]]?

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* HilariousInHindsight: If you watch the series carefully, you'll notice that Creator/AlanYoung is quite skilled at doing foreign accents. [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987 Guess who he had to do a Scottish accent for many years later]]?


* AccidentalNightmareFuel: Ed's mouth flaps sometimes cross into this territory, due to the relative crudeness of the stop-motion animation.

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* AccidentalNightmareFuel: Ed's mouth flaps sometimes cross into this territory, due to the relative crudeness of movement [[UncannyValley not quite]] matching up with the stop-motion animation.speech.


** In addition to their work on ''Mister Ed'', theme song composers Jay Livingston and Ray Evans also composed the theme song to ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' as well as the pop songs "Buttons and Bows", "Mona Lisa", "Tammy", and "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)".

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** In addition to their work on ''Mister Ed'', theme song composers Jay Livingston and Ray Evans also composed the theme song to ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' as well as the pop songs "Buttons and Bows", "Mona Lisa", "Tammy", "Silver Bells", and "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)".


** In addition to their work on ''Mister Ed'', theme song composers Jay Livingston and Ray Evans also composed the theme song to ''Series/Bonanza'' as well as the pop songs "Buttons and Bows", "Mona Lisa", "Tammy", and "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)".

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** In addition to their work on ''Mister Ed'', theme song composers Jay Livingston and Ray Evans also composed the theme song to ''Series/Bonanza'' ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' as well as the pop songs "Buttons and Bows", "Mona Lisa", "Tammy", and "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)".



* {{Tearjerker}}: An episode featuring SpecialGuest Zsa Zsa Gabor saw Gabor (playing herself) come to town to film a movie. The studio borrows Ed as a horse for Zsa Zsa to ride in the film; when she falls in love with Ed and refuses to ride any other horse, the movie studio offers Wilbur an enormous sum of money to buy Ed outright. Wilbur initially balks but Ed, realising how much the money would do for Wilbur, pretends he is star-struck and demands to be allowed to leave. Wilbur accedes and helps Ed pack up his things with tears streaming down his face as he does so.

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* {{Tearjerker}}: TearJerker: An episode featuring SpecialGuest Zsa Zsa Gabor saw Gabor (playing herself) come to town to film a movie. The studio borrows Ed as a horse for Zsa Zsa to ride in the film; when she falls in love with Ed and refuses to ride any other horse, the movie studio offers Wilbur an enormous sum of money to buy Ed outright. Wilbur initially balks but Ed, realising how much the money would do for Wilbur, pretends he is star-struck and demands to be allowed to leave. Wilbur accedes and helps Ed pack up his things with tears streaming down his face as he does so.

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