Mister Ed

Album: TV Theme Songs (1961)

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  • In September 2010, Ed Miliband was elected leader of the British Labour Party, narrowing beating the front runner, his elder brother David. Unsurprisingly, he attracted the label Red Ed, probably because of the support he won from the Trades Unions. Better Red Ed than Mister Ed, because most politicians would not be amused to be compared with a talking horse.

    Mister Ed was an American situation comedy that was first aired in January 1961, and ran for six seasons. The horse was owned by an architect named Wilbur Post - played by Alan Young. Englishman Young was actually born Angus Young - no, he didn't play guitar in this series!

    Mister Ed would talk only to his owner, which would obviously cause him problems.
  • The signature tune "Mister Ed" or "Mister Ed Theme Song," which fitted the series to a tee, was co-written by lyricist Jay Livingston (1915-2001) and composer Ray Evans (1915-2007). It was performed by Livingston, apparently because no one else wanted - or dared - to sing it. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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