Cranial Rectal Syndrome, Part II


 

Since your dear columnist, mentor, psychic guide, beneficiary of your will and soon-to-be-sainted Michelle still has her head up her ass and refuses to write new blogs, here we bring you a readers’ favorite re-run.

 

Dear Michelle,

What do you know about Horse Actors?  Mr. Ed was a hack!  He used a teleprompter.  Those so-called “moments” you describe when he was staring off into space thinking–so YOU claim–about the nature of the universe…he was reading from a teleprompter.  You obviously know nothing, zip, zilch, zero, zed about Horse Actors.  Mr. Ed was a fake and you, Michelle, are a fraud.

 

With respect,

Your Reader

 

Dear Reader,

In my private studies of the tapes (not yet out on DVD, but made available privately to me through special arrangement with Ed’s nephew) I see that he never, never, never, no, not even once, used a teleprompter.  Ed used an ear prompter only in one episode, which was shot when he had the flu and the sinus medications had made him too sleepy to learn his lines.  Otherwise, over the entire course of his career, he always knew his lines.  Somewhere, too,  I read an interview with the writer of the series who said Mr. Ed was the only regular on the series who NEVER substituted a syllable of his own.  So there!

 

With respect,

Michelle


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