List of Mister Ed episodes

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Mister Ed is a U.S. fantasy sitcom that was produced by Filmways. It first aired in syndication from January 5 to July 2, 1961 and then on CBS from October 1, 1961 to February 6, 1966, producing 143 black-and-white episodes over six seasons. On December 10, 1961, that week's telecast was pre-empted by the 1961 telecast of the film The Wizard of Oz.

All six seasons of Mister Ed are currently available on DVD in the U.S.

Mister Ed was the first show to premiere as a mid-season replacement.[citation needed] Note: The episodes are listed in order of production writing and completion; they often do not necessarily fall in line with the date of original airing.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 January 5, 1961 (1961-01-05) July 2, 1961 (1961-07-02)
2 26 October 1, 1961 (1961-10-01) April 29, 1962 (1962-04-29)
3 26 September 27, 1962 (1962-09-27) May 12, 1963 (1963-05-12)
4 26 September 29, 1963 (1963-09-29) May 17, 1964 (1964-05-17)
5 26 October 4, 1964 (1964-10-04) June 16, 1965 (1965-06-16)
6 13 September 12, 1965 (1965-09-12) February 6, 1966 (1966-02-06)


Season 1 (1961)[edit]

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1 1 "The First Meeting" Rod Amateau Sonia Cernu, William Burns, Irving Elinson, Robert O'Brien, Phil Shuken January 5, 1961 (1961-01-05)
Newlyweds Wilbur and Carol Post move into their first house together, and find that the previous tenant left his horse behind in the backyard barn. Wilbur takes a liking to the palomino, who can talk.
2 2 "The Ventriloquist" Rod Amateau Lou Derman and Phil Davis January 12, 1961 (1961-01-12)
Wilbur's friend dares him to throw his voice after Addison says he heard Wilbur do it.
3 3 "Busy Wife" † Jus Addiss Lou Derman and Ben Starr January 19, 1961 (1961-01-19)
Carol becomes involved with a woman's club; Wilbur finds his own hobby with a model.
4 4 "Kiddy Park" † Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr January 26, 1961 (1961-01-26)
Mister Ed runs away to work at the kiddy park because Wilbur won't take him to Mexico.
5 5 "Stable for Three" † Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr February 2, 1961 (1961-02-02)
Wilbur and Roger are banished to the barn by their wives.
6 6 "Sorority House" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr February 9, 1961 (1961-02-09)
Mister Ed is stolen and hidden in a sorority house basement. Wilbur then dresses as a woman to get Ed out.
7 7 "Ed the Lover" † Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr February 16, 1961 (1961-02-16)
Mister Ed has no interest in appearing in a Western play until he learns that a filly horse has fallen in love with him.
8 8 "The Pageant Show" † Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr February 23, 1961 (1961-02-23)
Mister Ed attempts to ruin Wilbur's plans to have him march in the Pageant parade.
9 9 "The Aunt" † Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr March 2, 1961 (1961-03-02)
Wilbur's vacation plans are spoiled when his aunt visits with her talking parrot and Ed gets rid of it.
10 10 "The Missing Statue" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr March 9, 1961 (1961-03-09)
While Mister Ed is phoning in racing tips to the Pimlico Racetrack for his niece, Carol tries to persuade Wilbur to buy a $50 statue she wants for the house.
11 11 "Ed the Witness" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr March 16, 1961 (1961-03-16)
Mister Ed is the only witness to an auto accident that accidentally lands Wilbur in a Mexican prison.
12 12 "Ed's Mother" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr March 23, 1961 (1961-03-23)
Mister Ed is horrified to discover that his mother is being utilized as a plow horse at a local farm and insists that Wilbur buy her at auction.
13 13 "Ed the Tout" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr March 30, 1961 (1961-03-30)
Mister Ed starts giving Wilbur a string of winning picks at the local racetrack.
14 14 "Ed the Songwriter" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr April 6, 1961 (1961-04-06)

Ed writes a hit song for Kay's brother, Paul Fenton, an eccentric music producer who is looking to release a new song in need of a hit. But things take a snag when Paul wants the mysterious person (Ed) to sing the song.

Note: First of several appearances by Jack Albertson as Kay Addison's brother Paul.
15 15 "Ed the Stoolpigeon" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr April 13, 1961 (1961-04-13)
Wilbur and Carol rescue a poodle and Ed gets so jealous that he tries to get the pup in trouble so that Ed can get all the attention.
16 16 "Psychoanalyst Show" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr April 20, 1961 (1961-04-20)
Wilbur acts like a patient at a psychiatrist to find out how to help Mister Ed overcome his fear of heights
17 17 "A Man for Velma" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr April 27, 1961 (1961-04-27)
The Posts hire a cook while Carol's wrist is in a sling. She is so great, Ed proposes to her so she won't leave.
18 18 "Ed's New Shoes" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr May 4, 1961 (1961-05-04)
Wilbur spends an afternoon getting Ed new shoes and neglects his wife.
19 19 "Little Boy" † Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr May 11, 1961 (1961-05-11)
Mister Ed befriends the new boy in town.
20 20 "Ed Agrees to Talk" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr May 16, 1961 (1961-05-16)
Ed calls the SPCA when Carol hitches him to a surrey when Wilbur refuses to buy her a new car.
21 21 "The Mustache" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr May 21, 1961 (1961-05-21)
Roger convinces Wilbur to grow a mustache to look older in order to land a promising architect position he wants.
22 22 "The Other Woman" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr June 4, 1961 (1961-06-04)
To Carol's shock, Wilbur whispers the name of another woman in his sleep. After being mad and upset, she is relieved to learn that the name he mentioned was a female horse that Ed wanted him to buy for the barn.
23 23 "Ed Cries Wolf" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr June 11, 1961 (1961-06-11)
Mister Ed manipulates Wilbur into playing play chess with him, but Wilbur is reluctant to believe Ed when he sees a burglar in the house.
24 24 "The Contest" † Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr June 18, 1961 (1961-06-18)
Mister Ed wants to win a contest for a European trip but makes Wilbur lose so the prize can go to an elderly couple.
25 25 "Pine Lake Lodge" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr June 25, 1961 (1961-06-25)
In this back door pilot for a proposed TV series, Mister Ed protests when Wilbur and Carol go to Pine Lake Lodge upstate for a weekend vacation. The friendly but troublesome lodge owner Bill Parker (guest star William Bendix) cons Wilbur into helping him cut down a tree to help build furniture for a summer camp the lodge is planning to hold for the summer.
26 26 "Wilbur Sells Ed" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr July 2, 1961 (1961-07-02)
Mister Ed falls in love with a filly owned by an important builder and convinces Wilbur to sell him.
  • † = edited version currently available only

Season 2 (1961–62)[edit]

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27 1 "My Son, My Son" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bill Crewson October 1, 1961 (1961-10-01)
After finding a grey hair on his tail, Ed is convinced that he is getting old and wants a son that will carry on his name.
28 2 "The Horsetronaut" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bobby O'Brien October 8, 1961 (1961-10-08)
Mister Ed feels unwanted and attempts to become the first horse astronaut into space.
29 3 "Ed's Ancestors" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bill Crewson October 15, 1961 (1961-10-15)
Mister Ed wants to be the model for an historic statue but Addison convinces Ed that his ancestors are not worthy of the honor.
30 4 "Ed the Redecorator" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bill Crewson October 22, 1961 (1961-10-22)

Carol wants to redecorate the house, but Mister Ed insists that his barn gets a makeover first.

Guest star: Hayden Rorke guest stars as Mr. Cavell.
31 5 "Ed the Jumper" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bill Crewson October 29, 1961 (1961-10-29)
An old college rival (guest star Alan Hale, Jr.) of Wilbur's taunts him into entering Ed in a jumping contest against his own racing horse.
32 6 "Ed the Voter" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman November 5, 1961 (1961-11-05)
Ed objects to Carol's idea of using his barn as a voter's polling booth.
33 7 "Ed the Hunter" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Ben Starr November 12, 1961 (1961-11-12)
The Posts and Addisons go on a camping and hunting trip in the High Sierra Mountains, despite Ed's objections to game hunting.
34 8 "Mister Ed's Blues" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bill Creqson November 19, 1961 (1961-11-19)
Wilbur wants Ed to write another hit song, a blues number, for Addison's brother-in-law Paul, but Ed can't do it until he feels miserable after a filly jilts him.
35 9 "Ed the Hero" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Stanley Adams November 26, 1961 (1961-11-26)
After Mister Ed saves the life of a little girl at the park, her grateful grandfather invites Ed and the Posts to his Catalina estate and Ed has to face his fear of the water.
36 10 "Ed the Salesman" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bill Crewson December 3, 1961 (1961-12-03)
Ed decides to get a job selling real estate by phone to pay his own way.
37 11 "Ed and the Elephant" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bob O'Brien December 17, 1961 (1961-12-17)
A magician's elephant that Wilbur takes in drives Mister Ed crazy with his antics.
38 12 "The Wrestler" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bill Crewson January 7, 1962 (1962-01-07)
Wilbur and Roger are supposed to manage a wrestler who turns out to be better at ballet.
39 13 "Ed's Bed" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bill Crewson January 14, 1962 (1962-01-14)
Ed wants Wilbur to nurse him and orders a bed for the barn while he recovers.
40 14 "Ed the Beneficiary" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bob O'Brien January 21, 1962 (1962-01-21)
Ed reads in the newspaper about a cat who is willed a great deal of money.
41 15 "Zsa Zsa" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bill Crewson January 28, 1962 (1962-01-28)
Zsa Zsa Gabor is in town to film a western but is fearful of horses. She overcomes her fear of horses and plans to take Ed to Australia.
42 16 "Horse Wash" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Stanley Adams February 4, 1962 (1962-02-04)

Ed goes on a diet to impress a filly. Meanwhile, Wilbur's grouchy father-in-law comes for a visit planning to make a real estate deal with a successful builder. When Ed catches on to the man's scam during his telephone call, Wilbur acts as a go-between to expose the man and his father-in-law sends him on his way.

Note: First appearance of Barry Kelley as Wilbur's grumpy and antagonistic father-in-law, Mr. Higgins.
43 17 "Ed the Horse Doctor" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bob O'Brien February 11, 1962 (1962-02-11)
Ed comes to the rescue of a race horse purchased by Roger who is lovesick and won't run. He finds himself in over his head when the horse sets her eyes on him.
44 18 "George Burns Meets Mister Ed"
"Ed Finally Talks"
Arthur Lubin Lou Derman February 18, 1962 (1962-02-18)
George Burns offers $25,000 to make a Las Vegas appearance with Ed.
45 19 "Ed's Word of Honor" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Stanley Adams February 25, 1962 (1962-02-25)
Ed's word of honor is tested when Roger and Wilbur have a gag argument over a birthday gift from the Posts.
46 20 "No Horses Allowed" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bill Crewson March 4, 1962 (1962-03-04)
Ed tries to have a petition banning horses from the neighborhood recalled.
46 21 "Bald Horse" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bill Crewson March 18, 1962 (1962-03-18)
Ed thinks he is going bald and insists Wilbur help him remedy the situation with tonics and treatments.
48 22 "Ed's New Neighbors" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Stanley Adams March 25, 1962 (1962-03-25)
The Addisons decide to sell their house to neighbors with a terrible kid and Ed decides he would rather have Addison than the new neighbors.
49 23 "Ed the Beachcomber" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Bob O'Brien April 1, 1962 (1962-04-01)
Ed decides he feels rejected and unwanted so he joins the beatniks on the beach.
50 24 "Lie Detector" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Larry Rhine April 8, 1962 (1962-04-08)
Roger asks Wilbur to help him finance a lie detector machine.
51 25 "Clint Eastwood Meets Mister Ed" Arthur Lubin Lou Derman and Sonia Chernus April 22, 1962 (1962-04-22)
Ed tries to get rid of the competition for fillies, Clint Eastwood's horse.
52 26 "Ed the Matchmaker" Arthur Lubin Ben Starr and Bob O'Brien April 29, 1962 (1962-04-29)
In this back door pilot for a proposed TV series, Emmy Lou Harper is the teenage daughter of the Post's new neighbors who gets them involved with her romantic problems when Emmy Lou asks Wilbur for a locket of hair from Mister Ed's tail to make a 'love potion' to win the affections of a local delivery boy.

Season 3 (1962–63)[edit]

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53 1 "Ed and the Secret Service" TBA Ben Starr and Robert O'Brien February 7, 1963 (1963-02-07)
Carol and Kay try to persuade their husbands to join the hunt club to emulate the First Lady. Wilbur agrees to join, but Ed won't let Wilbur ride him in the hunt.
54 2 "Ed Gets Amnesia" TBA Ben Starr and Robert O'Brien September 27, 1962 (1962-09-27)
Ed gets accidentally hit in the head with a bucket of carrots and he can't remember Wilbur or who he is.
55 3 "Wibur the Good Samaritan" TBA Ben Starr and Robert O'Brien October 4, 1962 (1962-10-04)
When Ed causes a newsboy to lose his job, Wilbur and Addison each suspect each other of being the one who did it.
56 4 "Wilbur's Father" TBA Ben Starr and Robert O'Brien February 28, 1963 (1963-02-28)

Ed confuses Wilbur about his father's plans to remarry.

Note: Alan Young has a dual role as Wilbur and his Scottish father Angus Post.
57 5 "Wilbur in the Lion's Den" TBA Ben Starr and Robert O'Brien November 8, 1962 (1962-11-08)
Feeling afraid of what Carol and the neighbors might think, Wilbur tries to talk Ed out of it when Ed asks Wilbur to take him kite flying.
58 6 "The Bashful Clipper" TBA Ben Starr and Robert O'Brien October 18, 1962 (1962-10-18)
Wilbur thinks that Ed looks ungroomed and needs a good haircut, so he gets a hairdresser to do the job.
59 7 "Wilbur and Ed in Showbiz" TBA Ben Starr and Robert O'Brien October 11, 1962 (1962-10-11)
While Wilbur is working on nice living quarters for an elephant, Ed is taking apples from Addison's apple tree.
60 8 "Ed and the Allergy" TBA Ben Starr and Robert O'Brien October 25, 1962 (1962-10-25)
Wilbur has promised to take Ed camping, but the visit of Addison's mother spoils that from happening.
61 9 "Horse Sense" TBA Ben Starr and Robert O'Brien November 1, 1962 (1962-11-01)

Addison's letter to the editor fails when he wants the bridle path removed so that they can use the space to add on to the golf course.

Note (continuity goof): In the scene where the publisher, Mr. Boyd, phones Wilbur to ask him to write a book, he never identifies himself. Seconds later, Wilbur is referring to the publisher as 'Mr. Boyd' by name.
62 10 "Ed and Paul Revere" TBA Ben Starr and Robert O'Brien December 6, 1962 (1962-12-06)
Addison, being the Chairman and a distant relative from Paul Revere, hires a talented but egotistical sculptor named Igor Korzak (guest star Hans Conreid) to create an statue of Paul Revere's horse. Ed poses for the horse which is abstract and a shock when they see it.
63 11 "Wilbur the Masher" TBA Ben Starr and Bob O'Brien December 13, 1962 (1962-12-13)
Wilbur gets into trouble with a married woman in the park as he is riding Ed, who keeps whistling at the woman's horse. Wilbur must convince his wife, and the other woman's husband, he is not a masher.
64 12 "Horse Party" TBA Lou Derman, Robert O'Brien, and Ben Starr November 15, 1962 (1962-11-15)
Ed tells Wilbur to throw him a birthday party and invite his horse friends at the same time Carol is planning a girls luncheon.
65 13 "Ed the Pilgrim" TBA Robert O'Brien November 22, 1962 (1962-11-22)
Ed tells how a horse gets the real credit for the first Thanksgiving, in the hopes that Wilbur will include Ed in a family Thanksgiving.
66 14 "Disappearing Horse" TBA Lou Derman and Ben Starr November 29, 1962 (1962-11-29)
Ed is supposed to disappear from a box but worries he won't see Wilbur again.
67 15 "Ed and the Bicycle" TBA Lou Derman and Robert O'Brien January 3, 1963 (1963-01-03)
Ed retaliates against Wilbur for riding a bike instead of him and flattens the bike tires so Wilbur is caught walking home in the rain.
68 16 "Horse of a Different Color" TBA Robert O'Brien, Ben Starr, and Lou Derman December 20, 1962 (1962-12-20)
The circus comes to town, and they intend to place it on the Addisons' property.
69 17 "The Blessed Event" TBA Ben Starr and Bob O'Brien May 12, 1963 (1963-05-12)
Joy hits Ed when he learns that he is about to become an Uncle. When he hears of this news, he goes straight to the typewriter and starts to list a bunch of names suitable to fit the little guy. Chaos ensues when Roger Addison finds the list and mistakenly assumes that Carol is pregnant, and soon Wilbur thinks vice versa of Addison's wife Kay.
70 18 "Ol' Rockin' Chair" TBA Lou Derman and Robert O'Brien January 10, 1963 (1963-01-10)
Wilbur constructs a rocking chair out of Ed's old shoes because he won't throw them out. Addison finds a buyer and tricks Wilbur into selling the chair to him.
71 19 "Unemployment Show" TBA Lou Derman and Robert O'Brien January 24, 1963 (1963-01-24)

Ed becomes unemployed after he works for a month at a riding stable. Meanwhile, Kay's lazy brother, Ralph Fenton, is a press agent out of work who drives Addison crazy due to his antics. Ralph and Mr. Ed's paths cross when Wilbur decides to help Ralph get publicity from Ed receiving an unemployment check.

Note: As Ed raises his head after Wilbur awakens him by popping a paper bag, you can see a man's hand holding Ed's leg in the lower left side of the frame.

Note: The social security number Ed gets (054-22-5457) actually belonged to the show's writer, Louis "Lou" Derman.
72 20 "Big Pine Lodge" TBA Lou Derman and Bob O'Brien January 17, 1963 (1963-01-17)
The Posts, Addisons, and Ed all go to a ski lodge. During the trip the gambling addicted Addison fall victim and looses a lot of money to two card sharks. That is until Wilbur decides use Ed to try to help Addison out.
73 21 "Horse Talk" TBA Lou Derman and Bob O'Brien January 31, 1963 (1963-01-31)
Wilbur and Ed help redeem a racetrack worker from horse doping charges by talking to the horse to find the real culprit. When the culprit shows up to drug Lady Sue, he catches Wilbur in the stall and holds him at gunpoint with the belief he had been following his trail. Ed comes to Wilbur's rescue by having the guard overhear the ongoing conversation between the two men that leads to the doper's arrest.
74 22 "Working Wives" TBA Lou Derman and Robert O'Brien February 14, 1963 (1963-02-14)
After cutting the budget on their wives spending, it's up to Wilbur and Addison to keep house while the women work and make the money.
75 23 "Ed the Emancipator" TBA Lou Derman and Robert O'Brien March 24, 1963 (1963-03-24)
The Posts buy Kay a cockatoo for her birthday. Ed gets it into his head to liberate the bird and the entire animal shelter in the style of Abe Lincoln.
76 24 "The Price of Apples" TBA Lou Derman and Bob O'Brien March 7, 1963 (1963-03-07)
Ed has an uncontrollable urge for Addison's apples and constantly takes them from Addison's apple tree. Addison gets very angry at Ed and threatens Wilbur to stop Ed, or there will be legal trouble.
77 25 "Doctor Ed" TBA Lou Derman and Robert O'Brien March 31, 1963 (1963-03-31)
Addison's TV set stops working and Wilbur lends him his. Ed gets upset because he won't be able to watch his favorite doctor shows and there is a dream sequence where Dr. Ed refuses to operate on Addison.
78 26 "Ed the Zebra" TBA Lou Derman and Robert O'Brien March 21, 1963 (1963-03-21)
Wilbur wants a picture of Ed to enter into a contest, and Ed does not want to participate. Feeling that the contest is undignified, Ed runs away to a zoo as a zebra.

Season 4 (1963–64)[edit]

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79 1 "Wilbur Post, Honorary Horse" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine October 6, 1963 (1963-10-06)
Addison gets Wilbur to come up with a design for a building that Addison wants to build. Ed then distracts Wilbur with ideas for a horse book.
80 2 "Patter of Little Hooves" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine October 20, 1963 (1963-10-20)
Ed enters Wilbur in a newspaper puzzle contest and Wilbur ends up winning a miniature horse which Ed adopts as his own son.
81 3 "Leo Durocher Meets Mister Ed" TBA Michael Fessier September 29, 1963 (1963-09-29)

Ed, who is a die-hard Dodgers fan, phones Leo Dorocher and gives him tips.Wilbur and Ed go to Dodgers Stadium to help Leo Dorocher and Ed hits a home run when hitting a ball thrown by Sandy Koufax.

Notes: Although this episode was a popular classic, dramatic changes to the series were made during this season. The main change was made following the death of Larry Keating (Roger Addison), who died of leukemia on August 29, 1963 during the production of this episode. The character of Kay Addison continued for a few more episodes but was eventually dropped. So there are no additional episodes with Ed and "Brush Face". In 1997 TV Guide ranked this episode number 73 on its "100 Greatest Episodes of All Time" list.[1]
82 4 "Ed Discovers America" TBA Larry Rhine October 13, 1963 (1963-10-13)
The city's American History Museum offers Wilbur a task to build a monument. The best part is that they offer Wilbur a commission, but he doesn't know what he should create.
83 5 "Taller Than She" TBA Lou Derman and Bill Davenport December 1, 1963 (1963-12-01)
Ed falls madly in love with a British female horse, but is turned off a little when he realizes that she is taller than him.
84 6 "Be Kind to Humans" TBA Larry Rhine and Lou Derman October 27, 1963 (1963-10-27)

Wilbur and Ed get lost while out for a ride in the park. They happen across a few hobos and one complains "mulligan stew, that's all we been eatin" then Ed invites them to have dinner and sleepover with the Posts while Carol's father is visiting for the day.

Note: This is the second episode to feature Wilbur's father-in-law (Barry Kelley).
85 7 "Don't Laugh at Horses" TBA Larry Rhine and Lou Derman November 3, 1963 (1963-11-03)
Kay's brother, Paul Fenton, offends Ed by having Wilbur dress up as a horse for a costume ball.
86 8 "Getting Ed's Goat" TBA Larry Rhine and Lou Derman November 10, 1963 (1963-11-10)
Ed has adopted a wild goat kid and decides to give it to Wilbur as a birthday present.
87 9 "Ed the Musician" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine April 19, 1964 (1964-04-19)
In order to relax and stop having bad dreams, Ed takes up a hobby of playing music.
88 10 "Oh, Those Hats!" TBA Bill Davenport and Lou Derman November 17, 1963 (1963-11-17)
Wilbur is hired by a fashion editor (guest star Spring Byington) and ends up having a telethon to raise money for a petting zoo.
89 11 "Ed the Shish Kebab" TBA Lou Derman and Stanley Adams January 19, 1964 (1964-01-19)
Wilbur is invited to attend a convention held by a bunch of magicians (The Great Blackstones), and decides to take Carol and Ed along also.
90 12 "Ed the Desert Rat" TBA Story by: Stanley Adams and Lou Derman
Tele-play by:Lou Derman and Bill Davenport
February 16, 1964 (1964-02-16)
After a fight with Wilbur, Ed runs away for open spaces and ends up in the desert but Wilbur finds him.
91 13 "Home Sweet Trailer" TBA Lou Derman and Bill Davenport December 8, 1963 (1963-12-08)

Wilbur's former Air Force commander, Gordon Kirkwood and his wife Winnie come to town and park their trailer in the Post's back yard. As the trailer is sitting there, Ed feels that his territory is being invaded.

Note: In this episode, we meet Wilbur's new neighbors the Kirkwoods, replacing the husband/wife team of the Addisons. The Kirkwoods will remain the Posts' neighbors to the end of season 5.
92 14 "Love Thy New Neighbor" TBA Bill Davenport and Lou Derman December 15, 1963 (1963-12-15)
Kirkwood officially buys the house next door, which causes Wilbur to go back to his old behavior of when Kirkwood commanded Post in the Air Force. This causes Wilbur to become overly helpful and just a pain in Gordon's neck.
93 15 "Moko" TBA William Burns and Norman Paul May 17, 1964 (1964-05-17)

Kirkwood plans a party for his straight-laced, former Commanding General. Problems hit when a little Martian secretly crashes the party and changes the whole thing around.

Notes: This episode was intended to be a pilot for another spin-off TV series that never took off which was part-animation and part-live action featuring the adventures of the title Martian who posesses humans to act out various antics. This is one of the few episodes where Mister Ed is not a main character involved with the story.
94 16 "Ed in the Peace Corps" TBA Larry Rhine and Lou Derman February 2, 1964 (1964-02-02)
Ed is frustrated when Wilbur hires a secretary who happens to be a Japanese exchange student. The reason Ed is so angry is because she is always there and Ed can't speak to Wilbur which causes him to get frustrated.
95 17 "Ed Gets the Mumps" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine January 5, 1964 (1964-01-05)
Ed pretends to have the mumps in order to compete for attention with a neighbors' baby who is attracting the attention of the Posts and the Kirkwoods.
96 18 "Ed's Christmas Story" TBA Bill Davenport and Lou Derman December 22, 1963 (1963-12-22)
Christmastime comes around the Post household and this year, Wilbur decides to be a little bit more frugal in buying gifts – until he gets Ed's Christmas list.
97 19 "Ed's Dentist" TBA Bill Davenport and Lou Derman January 12, 1964 (1964-01-12)
Ed constantly is complaining about a toothache. Wilbur tries to fix it by hiring the vet to come and take a look at Ed. When Ed sees the needle from the shot he is about to get, Ed disappears from the scene.
98 20 "Ed Visits a Gypsy" TBA Larry Rhine and Lou Derman March 1, 1964 (1964-03-01)
Ed wants Wilbur to take him to a Gypsy to get his hoof read. That way, he will get with a spirited filly whom he is in love with.
99 21 "Ed the Chauffeur" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine April 12, 1964 (1964-04-12)
Ed tells Wilbur that there is nothing to driving a car. Wilbur scoffs at the idea and Ed must show up Wilbur.
100 22 "Ol' Swayback" TBA Bill Davenport and Lou Derman March 8, 1964 (1964-03-08)
Ed becomes friends with an old swayback horse, whom everyone ridicules, and convinces Wilbur to let the horse stay with them.
101 23 "Ed the Donkey" TBA Bill Davenport and Lou Derman February 23, 1964 (1964-02-23)
Ed is offended when he is constantly called a jackass all the time, so Ed insists that Wilbur take him to the vet to make sure that Ed is still a horse.
102 24 "Mae West Meets Mister Ed" TBA Bill Davenport and Lou Derman March 22, 1964 (1964-03-22)
Ed overhears Mae West commissioning Wilbur on creating deluxe stables for her horses. When Ed moves in with Mae, he finds out the downside of getting what he wants.
103 25 "Saddles and Gowns" TBA Lou Derman and Bill Davenport May 3, 1964 (1964-05-03)
Wilbur refuses to buy Ed a new saddle and Carol a new dress.
104 26 "The Prowler" TBA Bill Davenport and Lou Derman April 26, 1964 (1964-04-26)
While a prowler is loose in the neighborhood, Wilbur plays detective while Ed is holding the prowler.

Season 5 (1964–65)[edit]

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105 1 "Ed the Pool Player" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine October 11, 1964 (1964-10-11)
Kirkwood goes over the line in playing with pool sharks so Ed comes to his rescue.
106 2 "Ed Writes Dear Abby" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine October 18, 1964 (1964-10-18)
Ed writes to Dear Abby on account of getting a bachelor stall.
107 3 "Hi-Fi Horse" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine October 4, 1964 (1964-10-04)
Wilbur buys a stereo for his and Carol's anniversary, but Carol complains that it isn't a very personal gift.
108 4 "Ed's Tunnel to Freedom" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine October 25, 1964 (1964-10-25)
To teach Ed a lesson, Wilbur locks him in his stall so he can't steal any more brownies and warm baking pies out from the kitchen window.
109 5 "Jon Provost Meets Mister Ed" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine June 9, 1965 (1965-06-09)
Jon Provost stars as the pitcher for Wilbur's little league game, but almost misses Wilbur's baseball game.
110 6 "Like Father, Like Horse" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine February 10, 1965 (1965-02-10)
Ed tries to pull a prank on Kirkwood but the joke is on him.
111 7 "Ed the Race Horse" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine January 27, 1965 (1965-01-27)
Kirkwood starts taking up horseback riding and he thinks his new horse is really fast, so he challenges Wilbur and Ed to a race. Ed is actually faster, but Kirkwood knows a shortcut and wins by cheating. Wilbur and Ed challenge for several rematches and lose every time until one time Ed wins the race despite Kirkwood’s cheating, at which point the deceptions are discovered.
112 8 "My Horse, the Ranger" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine June 16, 1965 (1965-06-16)
Carol prepares a ranger outing for girls. Wilbur is asked to do the same type of things for the boys also. Ed is interested in participating.
113 9 "The Heavy Rider" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine December 30, 1964 (1964-12-30)
After a recommendation for Wilbur's architectural abilities, Wilbur's next job is to design a shopping mall. When the really heavy and obese investor wants to ride Ed around, Wilbur doesn't see a problem but Ed does.
114 10 "Ed the Pilot" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine January 6, 1965 (1965-01-06)
Ed desires to learn how to fly an airplane.
115 11 "Ed the Stowaway" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine February 17, 1965 (1965-02-17)
The Posts and the Kirkwoods are on their way to a vacation together to Hawaii, and while they left Ed behind, Ed decides to track them down.
116 12 "Animal Jury" TBA Lou Derman Larry Rhine January 13, 1965 (1965-01-13)
Wilbur's visiting Aunt Martha makes another visit with her pet parrot. The bird ends up at the pet store and Ed must convince Wilbur that a cat drove the parrot there.
117 13 "What Kind of Foal am I?" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine January 20, 1965 (1965-01-20)
Carol's grumpy father stops by to visit for a week, which gives Ed the idea to search for his father.
118 14 "Ed's Juice Stand" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine February 3, 1965 (1965-02-03)
Kirkwood is trying to find a small business to invest in while Ed opens a juice stand.
119 15 "The Dragon Horse" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine March 31, 1965 (1965-03-31)
A collection of items are gathered for an auction and are stored in Ed's barn. The collection of objects reveal a fierce looking dragon horse.
120 16 "Never Ride Horses" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine February 24, 1965 (1965-02-24)
Carol's father visits again for the weekend and Ed gets Wilbur into trouble again when he decides to start a campaign to protest that people should not ride horses.
121 17 "Ed the Sentry" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine March 3, 1965 (1965-03-03)
Carol all of a sudden starts developing an allergy to horses. On account of that, Ed decides to become a volunteer for Air Force sentry duty.
122 18 "Ed's Diction Teacher" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine March 10, 1965 (1965-03-10)
Wilbur accidentally ends up pulling the stuffing out of Winnie's toy horse. When Ed overhears Gordon talking about "Stuffing the horse", Ed goes into shock and looses his ability to speak coherently.
123 19 "Ed the Godfather" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine March 17, 1965 (1965-03-17)
Ed becomes a Godfather when an Italian filly has her baby horse when her owner is away.
124 20 "Ed's Contact Lenses" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine March 24, 1965 (1965-03-24)
Ed decides to get contact lenses when he is spotted in public wearing glasses.
125 21 "Ed's Cold Tail" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine April 7, 1965 (1965-04-07)
Ed wants a heater for the barn and Carol needs a new refrigerator, and both try to badgger Wilbur into purchasing one.
126 22 "The Bank Robbery" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine April 14, 1965 (1965-04-14)
Ed accidentally becomes the "drop" for stolen money when a bank robber (guest star Marc Lawrence), stashes his stolen cash in Ed's saddle where Wilbur was making a deposit.
127 23 "My Horse, the Mailman" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine April 28, 1965 (1965-04-28)
When Wilbur designs a post office with a Pony Express statue, Ed becomes amazed at the thought that his ancestors used to deliver mail.
128 24 "Whiskers and Tails" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine May 5, 1965 (1965-05-05)
Ed is paranoid over a new neighbor (guest star Sebastian Cabot) who happens to be an archeology professor and who has a mustache and a beard.
129 25 "Robin Hood Ed" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine May 12, 1965 (1965-05-12)
A movie producer is looking for a fresh face to play Robin Hood in his new film and Carol convinces Wilbur to try out, but he keeps flubbing his cues. Meanwhile, Ed conducts his "own" style of Robin Hood by stealing items from the Kirkwoods house and placing them in the Posts, and naturally Wilbur gets falsely blamed for it all.
130 26 "Ed the Artist" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine May 19, 1965 (1965-05-19)

Ed takes up painting as a hobby and comes up with an ugly abstract portrait of Carol which to some may make him famous.

Note: This is the last episode to feature the Kirkwoods.

Season 6 (1965–66)[edit]

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131 1 "Ed the Counterspy" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine September 12, 1965 (1965-09-12)
Ed discovers that some spies are using the park to drop secret messages. When Wilbur then finds some microfilm, his imagination starts to fly. Meanwhile, Wilbur's father-in-law visits again and tries to persuade Carol to leave Wilbur.
132 2 "Ed a-Go-Go" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine September 19, 1965 (1965-09-19)
A neighbor who happens to be a builder needs an architect. Ed comes up with an idea that go-go music might just help Wilbur get that job.
133 3 "Coldfinger" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine September 26, 1965 (1965-09-26)
The Chief of the Secret Intelligence Agency calls on Wilbur to find a tiny secret radio that has disappeared. Ed finds the clue in a Chinese restaurant which is the hideout to a foreign spy named Kosh and his assistant Derrick. (Part 1 of 2)
134 4 "Spies Strikes Back (AKA: Ed Breaks the Hip Code)" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine October 3, 1965 (1965-10-03)
Ed and Wilbur go undercover again to fight the spies Kosh and Derrick, but have to figure out the "hip code" being used to transfer information in the Chinese restaurant. (Part 2 of 2)
135 5 "Love and the Single Horse" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine October 10, 1965 (1965-10-10)
Carol attempts to publish Ed's memoirs. Guest Stars: Irene Ryan and Raymond Bailey
136 6 "Anybody Got a Zebra" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine October 17, 1965 (1965-10-17)
The Secret Intelligence Agency calls on Wilbur to try to find out who exactly has been stealing papers from the agency.
137 7 "TV or not TV" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine October 24, 1965 (1965-10-24)
Ed answers a hard question regarding chess on a radio game show and ends up winning Wilbur a new color TV set.
138 8 "The Horse and the Pussycat" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine October 31, 1965 (1965-10-31)
Carol offers to look after a friend's cat, but Wilbur ends up doing most of the work, making him busy. Ed then starts feeling neglected.
139 9 "Ed the Bridegroom" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine December 26, 1965 (1965-12-26)
Ed begs Wilbur to find him a Justice of the Peace so that Ed can marry his favorite filly.
140 10 "Don't Skin That Bear" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine November 7, 1965 (1965-11-07)
Ed is opposed to a gift that Wilbur received. It is a bearskin rug and Wilbur refuses to get rid of it until it gets up to chase him.
141 11 "Ed and the Motorcycle" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine January 2, 1966 (1966-01-02)
Ed decides that he only wants to be ridden bareback and does not want Wilbur to use a saddle on him, so Wilbur then goes and rents a motorcycle.
142 12 "Cherokee Ed" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine January 9, 1966 (1966-01-09)
Ed discovers that he's part Indian steed and refuses association with a parrot descended from General Custer's parrot.
143 13 "Ed Goes to College" TBA Lou Derman and Larry Rhine February 6, 1966 (1966-02-06)

Wilbur pleads with Ed to stick to being a horse, especially when Ed wants to go to college to become a doctor.

Note: This is the final first-run episode of the series.


  1. ^ TV Guide Book of Lists. Running Press. 2007. p. 186. ISBN 0-7624-3007-9. 
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