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Mister Ed – “Ed’s Word of Honor”

Mister Ed DVD

Original Air Date: February 25, 1962
Starring: Alan Young, Larry Keating
Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains spoilers for this episode!

Synopsis: After Mister Ed eats some apples from the neighbor’s yard, Wilbur (Alan Young) doesn’t believe it when Ed insists he didn’t also eat the man’s expensive fish.

Cat Cattle Call: The neighbor, Roger Addison (Larry Keating) gets so mad about the missing fish he refuses to talk to Wilbur until Mister Ed is sent away. Wilbur refuses to get rid of Mister Ed but also believes the horse is lying about eating the fish. But one night Roger is with his wife Kay (Edna Skinner) when they hear cats meowing in their back yard. When they run outside they find three cats poking around the fish pond.

Mister Ed - Mister Ed's Word of Honor - cats gathered around Roger Addison's backyard fish pond

Mister Ed - Mister Ed's Word of Honor - cats gathered around Roger Addison's backyard fish pond

The couple runs forward to scare the cats away, but the cats mostly look confused. They end up having to pick up two of the cats and move them aside.

Mister Ed - Mister Ed's Word of Honor - Roger Addison Larry Keating and his wife Kay Edna Skinner trying to scare cats away from backyard fish pond

Mister Ed - Mister Ed's Word of Honor - Roger Addison Larry Keating and his wife Kay Edna Skinner moving cats away from backyard fish pond

Mister Ed - Mister Ed's Word of Honor - Roger Addison Larry Keating and his wife Kay Edna Skinner moving cats away from backyard fish pond animated gif

A long-haired calico doesn’t seem to get the message and walks back into the shot before it cuts away.

Mister Ed - Mister Ed's Word of Honor - Roger Addison Larry Keating and his wife Kay Edna Skinner with long haired calico cat in background

Final Mewsings: Next thing you know they’ll accuse the cats of eating the apples!

Many thanks to Erin T. Aardvark for letting us know about the cats in this episode!


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A Clockwork Orange (1971)

A Clockwork Orange DVD

Warner Bros.
Starring:
 Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Miriam Karlin
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Synopsis: A no-holds barred visual feast from Stanley Kubrick in this classic film adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ novel. Alex (Malcolm McDowell) is a young man in a not-so-futuristic England who loves ultra-violence, milk-plus and Beethoven. The violent exploits of his gang are shown in stark realism during the first part of the film. The second half of the film focuses on the law and society’s attempts to “rehabilitate” Alex via brilliant cynicism. Note: this film was originally rated “X” and is not meant for younger or sensitive viewers. Contains both graphic sexual imagery and violence.

Cat Cattle Call: In a pivotal moment in the film, Alex, at the urging of his fellow droogies, breaks into a health farm and assaults the older woman who is staying there alone (Miriam Karlin). She seemingly owns dozens of cats which are featured throughout these scenes, and although they don’t play an active part in the proceedings they definitely do add to the ambience.

A Clockwork Orange

Final Mewsings: Ultraviolence doesn’t interest cats. They’d rather go to the Milk Bar.


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