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Mr. Blackstone on "Mr. Ed"

Posted: September 2nd, 2011, 4:57 pm
by Diego
Click this link on youtube.com, to watch Blackstone, Sr. on the last episode of the TV sitcom, "Mr. Ed".

Mister ED S4 - Part 2 Ed The Shish Kebab

The clip is about 10 minutes long and about 5 minutes into it, Wilbur, (Alan Young) is in a magician's contest where Harry Sr., Dick Zimmerman, and Lou Derman, (who was one of the writers on the show, before he went on to write for, "All in the Family", and more.

Re: Mr. Blackstone on "Mr. Ed"

Posted: September 2nd, 2011, 6:20 pm
by Joe Pecore
Didn't see your link, but found it on my own http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOLHUaGIz30

Re: Mr. Blackstone on "Mr. Ed"

Posted: September 4th, 2011, 7:48 pm
by mai-ling
I used to watch Mr. Ed but never saw
Papa Blackstone on the show.

Re: Mr. Blackstone on "Mr. Ed"

Posted: September 4th, 2011, 8:34 pm
by Steve Bryant
Great to see Dick Zimmerman. Some of this routine was published in Genii (vol 25, p. 336 or so).

Re: Mr. Blackstone on "Mr. Ed"

Posted: September 5th, 2011, 10:22 am
by mai-ling
when i was 3 i used to watch dick perform
that routine on stage right of every performance
when we were on tour.

as with all the magicians, except when i
was on stage, of course. :)

very vivid in my mind.

Re: Mr. Blackstone on "Mr. Ed"

Posted: September 5th, 2011, 8:50 pm
by Rick Ruhl
At 6:19 we see a 'Chris Angel' style cut... On the old TV's we'd never have seen that.

Re: Mr. Blackstone on "Mr. Ed"

Posted: September 6th, 2011, 3:54 pm
by JFox
Jay Ose made three appearances on my ole fav "Mr Ed".

...and of course, writer Lou Derman was a longtime Castle regular (and also a writer for "All In The Family"). Lou also appears on that same "Magic theme" episode...doing Cups & Balls, if I recall.

Re: Mr. Blackstone on "Mr. Ed"

Posted: September 17th, 2011, 6:01 am
by ed rhodes
That was very sad (the cut at 6:19).

I remember an episode of a British SF show called "Blakes 7" (Yes, the apostrophe IS supposed to be missing) In one episode, the characters are seen as phantoms performing to entertain a queen. Vila does a Phantom Tube effect (hinged Phantom Tube at that) after showing the tube empty and closing it up again, the editor cuts to a shot of the queen reacting THEN back to Vila as he produces something from the tube! The actor was livid as he'd actually worked very hard to master that prop and the cut ruined the appearance of the effect!