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The Best of Mister Ed - Volume One
The Best of Mister Ed - Volume One
Actors: Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines, Mister Ed, Edna Skinner
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
NR     2004     9hr 4min

Saddle up for the most hilarious episodes from Seasons 1-4 of this all-time TV favorite! The world's most famous talking horse, Mister Ed, is back, along with his hapless owner, Wilbur Post (Alan Young), in this collectibl...  more »


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Actors: Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines, Mister Ed, Edna Skinner
Creator: Walter Brooks
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Classics, Family Films, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy, Classic TV
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Full Screen - Best of
DVD Release Date: 01/13/2004
Original Release Date: 01/04/1961
Theatrical Release Date: 01/04/1961
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 9hr 4min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Great horse sense!
Bobb Chappelear | Columbus, Ohio United States | 02/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great DVD set. I wish they had it as "FIRST SEASON" form. The first episode, "The first meeting" was aired on January 5th 1961 and aired on WNBC on Thursday night at 7:30 in New York. As a matter of fact, the first 26 episodes of the actual series aired only in New York. It wasn't until October 1st, 1961 with the episode "My son, My son" did the show go to CBS on Sunday at 6:30 for everyone to see.
This set has some great episodes. I like the ones that had famous people as guest star. This set has the episodes with George Burns, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Clint Eastwood. They are missing the episode with Mae West as a guest, hope it'll be on the next set. And soon, that was a favorite of mine.
The set is worth buying and is truly a delight to watch. It brings back great memories of my childhood, and how great and creative the shows were back in the sixties.
For those who are fans of old classics, great times and great tv, you need this set. Buy it and enjoy it, it's worth every penny. And remember, the only thing you have to remember is never, never lay a rake on the ground to step on. A clean and wholesome show for all to see.
disc one-
#1."The first meeting" 1/5/1961
#2."Ed the song writer" 4/6/1961
#3."Psychoanalyst show" 4/20/1961
#4."Wilbur sells ed" 7/2/1961
#5."The horsetronaut" 10/8/1961
#6."Ed's ancestors" 10/15/1961
#7."Mister Ed's blues" 11/19/1961
#8."Zsa Zsa" 1/28/1962
#9."Ed, the beneficiary" 1/21/1962
#10."Ed's bed" 1/14/1962
#11."Horse wash" 2/4/1962
#12."Ed the beachcomber" 4/1/1962
#13."George Burns meets Mr. Ed" 2/18/1962

disc two-
#14."Clint Eastwood meets Mr. Ed" 4/22/1962
#15."Horse sense" 11/1/1962
#16."Wilbur the masher" 12/13/1962
#17."Ed the emancipator" 3/24/1963
#18."The price of apples" 3/7/1963
#19."Doctor Ed" 3/31/1963
#20."Ed the zebra" 3/21/1964
#21."Wilbur Post, honorary horse" 10/6/1963"
Charming and Delightful! Holds up well.
Marvella | United States | 06/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remember lovingly watching Mr Ed when I was a kid, although not a small child, in the 60's, so I thought I would buy this DVD when I heard it was coming out. I was expecting to find something perhaps childish and a little corny, but to my surprise, it's very funny--in fact, it holds up very well and is quite entertaining for everyone, not just the kids. Actually Ed can be quite frisky. The comedy is great for all the family, but I have to admit the show is always at it's best when Mr Ed is in the scene. It loses something when there is too much human interaction and Ed is out of the picture. Mr Ed was truly one of a kind and that voice fit him perfectly. A still delightful and charming show."
Surprisingly Good!
toserveman | Cincinnati, OH USA | 01/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've watched many of the episodes on the new DVD release and can definitely recommend it. The visual quality was much better than I expected, given that all 21 episodes are packed on 2 disks. They look at least as good, if not better, than what is shown on TV Land. (Though not up to the standard of the Dick Van Dyke transfers). I don't think many people will be dissappointed by the picture quality. I also thought the episode selection was pretty good. Naturally, some good ones were left off, but the 21 on this set are, without question, some of the better episodes. All of these are on the VHS tapes released by Columbia House a few years ago. For those of you who think extras are so important, forget about it. There aren't any. Just the 21 shows, complete from start to finish. Oh, by the way, it's a great show. But you already knew that, didn't you!"
Great show. Great price. Double sided and playback problem
toserveman | 02/25/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I loved Mr. Ed as a child and I haven't seen any re-runs since. I watched the pilot episode on this DVD set last night. It was still funny after all these years, and it looked awesome compared with the way it looked on the vacuum-tube round-screen televisions of the 1960's.

The problems are:

1. Double sided DVDs. I hate that! These are much easier to damage than single sided ones. I can't even tell one side from the other. Hold them up to a bright light and each side looks the same. Fine print in the center doesn't even tell me which side is which. And they are much more vulnerable to finger prints getting on the data medium. This is bad.

2. Overview of three years instead of just doing seasons in order like some of the other great sit-coms of that era. Let's just have seasons one through three in turn and let ME decide what the best episodes are! I would gladly pay the price of this set three times to get the entire series. Us baby-boomers have the extra cash, remember?

3. How about a bonus feature or two? Maybe an interview with someone having something to do with the show? Anything? (Still, a minor concern of mine next to having all the episodes properly packaged.)

So, this set is something good that could have been a lot better. A mediocre treatment of a great show.

Postscript: I wrote this review before I played through all the episodes. One of the episodes on disc one froze on two different DVD players. One of the two was awful and I've since gotten rid of it, but the other is a good Pioneer unit that has played everything else I've got.

Finally, I replaced my bad DVD player with a new Panasonic unit and it laborously slogged through that episode, constantly recycling, buffering etc. but it made it through.

So, there are problems with this DVD, but it's a great way to evaluate your playback equipment. It sold me on Panasonic DVD players.