Unlikely TV Crossover plots - Mr Ed – The Beverley Hillbillies

Preston, England
December 26, 2016 5:17am CST
Mr Ed's Love And The Single Horse was one of the oddest and least likely of all cross-over plots, featuring Granny (Irene Ryan) from the Beverley Hillbillies, who stumbled into a waxworks museum where a petulant sulking Mr Ed had inexplicably disguised himself as an exhibit by simply standing very still. Wilbur Post (Alan Young) was disguised as another exhibit, a Native American tribal chief, so that he could talk the talking horse (that only ever talks to him) into coming home when the museum visitors were not looking. Granny Clampett is one of the curious and interfering visitors who noticed that something strange was going on. She advised Wilbur how to make his sore head better, assuming that he must have gone crazy from banging it on something. Why she was visiting the museum at all and where the rest of the Clampett family were was never stated. Ryan was not named as Granny (or identified at all) though she was dressed in character and speaking in the very distinctive accent she created specifically for the role. Raymond Bailey, who played the Clampett’s bank manager Mr Drysdale, also appeared in the episode (though never alongside Irene Ryan), but he had a clearly identified role as Mr. Durvis, a book-publisher (presented with Mr Ed’s autobiography for his consideration, oblivious that it was written by a horse). Ryan’s appearance was a daring use of a character without full copyright permission, so Granny appeared in all but name, though it was obvious who she was and why she was used. Youtube – the whole episode Arthur Chappell
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
26 Dec
I always loved Mr Ed. Will have to watch this later
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• Preston, England
26 Dec
@Jessicalynnt looks like most of the series is on Youtube
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• Centralia, Missouri
26 Dec
@arthurchappell cool, thanks
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@teamfreak16 (35381)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Dec
I remember this one. It was kind of strange. I don't remember Granny going anywhere alone that I can think of.
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• Preston, England
26 Dec
@teamfreak16 very true - she rarely left the house without Jed
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@FayeHazel (10878)
• United States
27 Dec
Wow, I never knew of such an episode though I have watched both series
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@Corbin5 (79142)
• United States
26 Dec
I have never seen this before. Sure did watch the Beverly Hillbillies and Mr. Ed as a kid, though. Thank you for the interesting link! Off to take a look.
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@LadyDuck (118897)
• Switzerland
26 Dec
I am saving this link to watch later, it sounds interesting to watch.
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@JohnRoberts (39197)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Dec
I never knew of this episode. Granny meets Mr. Ed. Sounds surreal.
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