‘Mister Ed’ debuts on CBS 50 years ago this hour

Video: 'Mr. Ed' theme

(Sunday, October 1, 1961, 6:30 p.m. EDT)Mister Ed, a situation comedy TV series starring Alan Young as an eccentric and enormously klutzy yet friendly architect named Wilbur Post whose horse Mister Ed (“played” by gelding Bamboo Harvester and voiced by Allan Lane) could talk, debuted tonight on network television (on CBS; it had run in syndication from January 5 to July 2, 1961).

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