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Mr. Ed

Mary Mooney

Sunday, August 24, 2014 • 7:53pm

 

Me - Hi, Mom.  Whatcha doing?
Mom – Oh not much.
Me – Can you please turn the TV down so I can hear you?
Mom – I just did.  I’m watching Mr. Ed.  (Lots of out loud laughs – I can’t do LOL if it’s my mom because that doesn’t cover it.  I have to write it out.)
Me – Mr. Ed?  Should I be worried about you?
Mom – Hey, he makes as much sense as anybody else on that stupid TV!
Me – Hah!  I still know the theme song.
Mom – Whoopee!
Me - (Here’s where I sang the entire theme song for the Mr. Ed Show to her – I’ll spare you, but ask me when I see you and I’ll do it again. Bet you can’t wait.)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

 

Today I am grateful for Mr. Ed.  Unless you watch old TV shows or are a baby boomer, like me, you won’t know who I’m talking about.  Google it.  This morning I didn’t have a clue what I would write about so, I called my mom to chat.  Here’s how it went.

 

 

 

Me - Hi, Mom.  Whatcha doing?

 

Mom – Oh not much.

 

Me – Can you please turn the TV down so I can hear you?

 

Mom – I just did.  I’m watching Mr. Ed.  (Lots of out loud laughs – I can’t do LOL if it’s my mom because that doesn’t cover it.  I have to write it out.)

 

Me – Mr. Ed?  Should I be worried about you?

 

Mom – Hey, he makes as much sense as anybody else on that stupid TV!

 

Me – Hah!  I still know the theme song.

 

Mom – Whoopee!

 

Me - (Here’s where I sang the entire theme song for the Mr. Ed Show to her – I’ll spare you, but ask me when I see you and I’ll do it again. Bet you can’t wait.)

 

 

 

My mom loves Mr. Ed’s goofy mouth and yucking smile.  “How did they make him do that?” she asks. She loves how he’s always looking around for a “filly”.  She thinks the person who created this show staring a talking-horse is brilliant. 

 

 

 

I told her I would rather listen to Mr. Ed (who never spoke unless he had something to say) than most of the politicians, these days.  She agreed.  They never know when to shut up and most of them have nothing new to say!  Come to think of it, a lot of them are always looking over the fence for another “filly”, too.  The only conclusion I can draw is that politicians are mimicking Mr. Ed. . .and making him look bad!  Especially the ones who seem to talk out of the wrong body part, getting the front and back end mixed up!  Mr. Ed would kick them good!  Right through the barn wall.

 

 

 

So today I am grateful for Mr. Ed.  Wouldn’t he curl his lip up in a big old grin and holler, “Wiiihhhhllllllllburrrrrr?!  Do you know after all these years. . . I’m still famous!?”  My mom is making sure.

 

 

 

My mom loves Mr. Ed’s goofy mouth and yucking smile.  “How did they make him do that?” she asks. She loves how he’s always looking around for a “filly”.  She thinks the person who created this show staring a talking-horse is brilliant. 

I told her I would rather listen to Mr. Ed (who never spoke unless he had something to say) than most of the politicians, these days.  She agreed.  They never know when to shut up and most of them have nothing new to say!  Come to think of it, a lot of them are always looking over the fence for another “filly”, too.  The only conclusion I can draw is that politicians are mimicking Mr. Ed. . .and making him look bad!  Especially the ones who seem to talk out of the wrong body part, getting the front and back end mixed up!  Mr. Ed would kick them good!  Right through the barn wall.

So today I am grateful for Mr. Ed.  Wouldn’t he curl his lip up in a big old grin and holler, “Wiiihhhhllllllllburrrrrr?!  Do you know after all these years. . . I’m still famous!?”  My mom is making sure.

 

Each and every day I find something to be grateful for. My gratitude's are heartfelt, personal, moving and often humorous. Facebook followers have encouraged me to branch out. I hope you will relate.

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