Talking horse Mister Ed is going to make a television
comeback after 36 years, but this time around the horse will lose his hillbilly
According to reports, producers at Fox TV have
decided Mister Ed would be more marketable and popular if the talking horse
adopted hip-hop lingo.
The new version will be based on the same theme
as the original, in which an architect and his wife bought a farmhouse that
come with a barn and the talking horse, Mister Ed.
Saturday Night Live writer Jack Handey wrote
the pilot and is executive producing with Marty Adelstein, Neal Moritz and Dawn
The original series, began in 1961. The updated
version will star Alan Young, and actress Connie Hines.