Fox Reprising Mister Ed Using Hip-Hop

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.