tv Early Today NBC February 17, 2016 4:30am-5:00am PST
yeah! oh, yeah. atta boy. o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o. i'm mister ed. a horse is a horse, of course, of course and no one can talk to a horse, of course that is, of course, unless the horse is the famous mister ed good morning, ed. good morning, wilbur. up pretty early, aren't you? well, i've got a new client coming in to see me. a mr. hodges wants to discuss some plans. good. the more you work, the more i eat.
yeah. ah, where'd you get the apples? uh...i've got a friend. well, i didn't give them to you. it must have been carol, huh? uh-- i'm glad you two are getting along better. well, we're both blondes, you know. have an apple, buddy boy. well, thanks, ed. that's, that's very generous of you. easy come, easy go. yeah, that's true. ooh, very refreshing. if you want an apple, we've got a whole basketful. that was a whole tree full. these apples came from my tree. roger addison, are you accusing my wife of stealing your apples? not your wife, wilbur post, but i'll give you a hint. if the thief doesn't stop, i'm going to break all the pencils on his desk. now, why would i take your apples?
look! he's eating one now! oh! now look, roger-- so, uh, carol gave you the apples, huh? now, you said that, not me. roger thinks i took the apples, and you know you did. i wouldn't blame you if you never spoke to that man again. all right, ed, let's have the truth. well, uh, uh, eh-- well? don't rush me. it isn't easy to make up the truth. carol: wilbur! uh-oh. roger must have told her. now, i'm going to get chewed out for something you chewed up.
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i'm bill hodges. oh, hello, mr. hodges. i've been expecting you. won't you come into my office? oh, thank you. mr. post, i heard about your setup here with your office and a stall for the horse. i'd, uh, i'd like you to design something similar for me. oh, do you own a horse? no, no, an elephant. elephant? (laughing) that's quite an unusual pet. oh, margie isn't a pet. she's my partner. we're in show business, and i want to build her the most beautiful barn in the world. well, you must be very fond of her. well, you own a horse, mr. post. you must know the feeling you have when an animal is faithful, dependable, and trustworthy. some animals are like that, yes. well, margie deserves the best. she's the whole act. i wouldn't have gotten anywhere without her in show business. i can actually say it's her money. (laughing) well, must be wonderful to have an animal that does something besides eat. i wonder if you could draw me up a few sketches.
now, i have a few ideas of my own. for instance, elephant-- well, let me show you. now, elephants like to hose themselves, and i think she should have a little wading pool. wading pool. and then, on one wall, over here, a large mirror, so she can watch herself when she rehearses her dance. wilbur: dance? yes, margie does the twist in her act. if you'd like to see us, we're going to be on television tonight. oh, we'll be sure to watch. and, look, i'll have the first sketches for you to look at in a couple of days. well, thank you, mr. post. oh, uh, we travel a great deal. in case you have trouble finding me, you can always get in touch with me through my agent. here, sam barker. now, please, don't try to cut corners on expenses. margie can afford it. all right, mr. hodges, thank you. thank you and goodbye, mr. post. goodbye. boy, wading pool, mirror. me? nothing. nothing but the same old gi stall. ed, if you want any changes made, you'll have to make them yourself.
uh, i'll bet mr. hodges doesn't talk to his margie that way. she makes a living for him. may i ask what do you do for me? you may. all right. what do you do for me? i talk to you. let margie top that. i raised that apple tree from a pup. oh, addison, wilbur wouldn't steal our apples. it must be the horse. the horse picked the apples off the tree, put them in a wicker basket, and carried them into the barn? like i said, wilbur post is a cotton-picking, apple-stealing architect. (knock on door) may i come in? hello, carol. please come in. we were just talking about your charming husband, what a nice fellow he is. and what a pleasant neighbor. and he steals apples.
oh, roger, i can't tell you how embarrassed i am. for once, i'm going to be firm. i am not going to forgive wilbur so easily this time. buddy-boy, you may lose your wife, but you've always got me. that's what i'm afraid of. all right, now, ed, please be quiet, huh? - ladies and gentlemen, - all right. you will now see with your own eyes why margie is known as the world's most intelligent animal. he should live so long. now, margie, tell the ladies and gentlemen how old you are. 1...2... - 3...4. - (applause) why, she's 60 if she's a day. yeah, well, you make as much money as she does, - then you can talk. - now, ladies and gentlemen, margie would like to show you that she's a real swinger. maestro, some twist music, if you please. (rock 'n' roll) come, girl. that's a girl!
if i couldn't do a better act than that, i'd turn in my tail. ed, would you? would i what? go into show business. you could make a fortune. imagine, a talking horse. now, you know i wouldn't talk in front of anyone but you. well, then, you wouldn't even have to talk. just obey commands. oh. i'm going to call mr. hodges' agent. with the money you make, you'll have all the apples you want. yeah? yeah, a bigger barn than margie's. oh, yeah? your own wading pool. ho ho ho, dial faster, wilbur. dial faster. - i've finished dialing. shh. - shh, shh, shh. uh, hello. is this mr. barker, the theatrical agent? oh, well, could you tell me
thank you very much. ha ha! ed, you are going to be rich. oh, boy, big round apples, little fillies, or, uh, am i better off the other way around? sam! well, well, well. say, marge sure looks great. keep her that way. i've got a lot of engagements lined up for her. sam, will you stop talking like an agent? even your ten percent is in good condition. hello, mr. hodges. mr. post. now, don't tell me you've finished those sketches already. no, i came to see your agent, mr. barker. his office told me he'd be here. oh, sam, this is mr. post, the architect i told you about. hi. hello, mr. barker. mr. barker, i-- i have a wonderful horse. mr. post, i have all the animals i can handle. well, he isn't just an animal. he's something special. he has a very high iq.
all right. just what does this animal do, something special? well, he can obey any command you give him. tell him to do something. - anything? - anything. go over and bring back that bucket of water. there was no water in the pail. thanks, mister ed. a remarkable horse! isn't he? don't tell me he's got a driver's license.
mr. post, i've got to handle this horse. he's worth a fortune. here, you little old gold mine, you. wilbur: once ed gets on television, he'll be the greatest animal act in the world. ah, now, don't tell me you're jealous of that horse. now, marge, listen. come on, baby. now, don't be temperamental. i mean it, don't be temperamental. no, never mind that.
rorol, we just won't feel right taking your apples. oh, please take them, kay. it's the only way i can clear my conscience. well, in that case, uh, i hate to see a woman with a cluttered conscience. wait 'til you hear the news. come on, rog. how long can you hold a grudge? all right, if you don't want to talk to a millionaire-- millionaire? millionaire? honey, i've got it right here in black and white-- the passport to wealth and fame-- a contract bound to bring in a million dollars inside of five years, maybe even less. well, how are you going to make all that money? i am going into a new business.
you know, wilbur, i was just telling your wife, you and i have been partners in practically everything. now, i might be willing to go in for as much as, oh, 50 percent. now, uh, how much should i make the check out for? i must be hearing things. i don't know. what do you think is fair for half of mister ed? mister ed? ed and i are going into show business. (doorbell ringing) wilbur, pardon me for busting in like this, but we're on our way. i've got you and the horse booked on tv a week from tonight for $1,000, and that's only the beginning. i'm starting to line things up all over the country. we're gonna be rich, man, rich! how do you do? i'm wilbur's partner. oh, i've been waiting all week for this. in five minutes, wilbur and mr. ed will be on television. where's roger? oh, probably soothing his nerves
champagne! nothing too good for our horse's debut. i shall turn on the bank-- i mean the television. oh, we still have five minutes. don't be so nervous. oh, gee, that's right. if we're this nervous, i wonder how my dearest friend feels. oh, don't worry about wilbur. i'm talking about my horse. doll. i'll go get some glasses. did you tell the cameraman exactly what i want? don't worry, ed. most of your shots will be close-ups. good, that's good. and, wilbur, work to my right profile. that's my best side. i know, ed. there. do you mind? help yourself. oh, wilbur, you'll be on in about five minutes. you'd better check your makeup. okay. i've got so much of this pancake on me now, i feel like a waffle. (chuckling) oh, ed, you stay right there. oh, sam, sam.
oh, ever since that horse out-performed her, she's been heartbroken. she just sulks. she won't eat. she won't work. she won't do anything. i'm terribly worried about her. well, i'm willing to help. what can i do? well, i thought if i brought her backstage, and she heard her music, it might snap her out of it. sam, she's my bread and butter. well, bill, i'm willing to try it. we don't go on for five minutes. hey, joe, play margie's twist music. (rock 'n' roll) there, there's your music. come on, dance. you'll get this nice bag of peanuts, huh? it's no use, bill. the old girl's had it. i'm afraid you're right. well, i'd, i'd better call my wife.
don't take it so hard, marge. that's show biz. i don't know, darling. margie won't do a thing. i don't know. i've tried everything. oh, now, honey, don't cry. this isn't the end of the world. we've been on the bottom before. (sobbing) well, i'll-- i'll get a job. that's what i'll do. now, honey, will you stop crying? that's my girl. uh-huh. all right, dear. i'll be home soon. goodbye, sweetheart. (blowing kiss) that poor man. (sniffing) let's go, boy! showtime!
oh, well, i was a little nervous at first, you know. how do you feel now? fine. i'm relaxed. - great, great. - (applause, music) that's your cue! you're on! you're on, boy! you're on! oh, thank you. you're on. i hope he won't be nervous. he's only been on television once before. - he'll be marvelous. - girls, girls, quiet. this is it. ladies and gentlemen, tonight, we're proud to present the most amazing new animal act we've ever seen. and here they are, wilbur post and his remarkable horse, mister ed. thank you. thank you very much, but i'm sure you will applaud more when you've seen mister ed perform. in fact, this horse is so smart that if i-- (clearing throat) in fact, this horse is so smart
he'd be a college professor and i would be out of a job. why doesn't he stop with those tired jokes and give my horse a chance to perform? he's ruining our act! mister ed will take command directly from you, ladies and gentlemen. anything you want him to do, just call it out. have him take the handkerchief out of your pocket and wave it at me. ed, you heard that lady in the front row. take the handkerchief out of my pocket and wave it at her. ed, please, the handkerchief. ed, i-- i'm waiting. just take, take, take, take it. take the handkerchief out and wave it. ed. take the handkerchief out of my pocket and wave it at her. wave, wave like this. - ed, look. - wave it, ed!
wave it, ed! wave it, wave it! uh, can we have another command, please? have him tell us how old he is. ed, tell the lady how old you are. oh, uh, stamp it out. ed, you know you're 8 years old! tell them! ed, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-- 6, 7, 8. wilbur: ed, what are you doing to me? you know you're 8! you can take the champagne back, doll. there's nothing to celebrate now. ed, please. poor wilbur. wilbur: i'm sorry, ladies and gentlemen. (whispering) it's a fiasco. wilbur: he generally does it right away. i can't understand it. i cannot understand it. why, that horse hasn't done one trick yet. wilbur: he's getting it. he's getting-- please, if you love me, ed, please. 1, 2, 3.
- [voiceover] robert young and jane wyatt (children laughing) with elinor donahue, billy gray, and lauren chapin in father knows best. (soft music) (restless movement) - [margaret] jim? - did that wake you up? - no, i haven't been asleep. i've been thinking about betty, how quickly time has passed. seemed like only yesterday she was a college freshman. - yea, now she's about to graduate (laughs).