Claim: Outtake from the Mister Ed TV series captures the talking equine making a racist comment.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
Comment: My friend told me that Mr. Ed made a racist comment on one of the episodes, so I looked it up and found a video clip. Is it true or is it racist?
Origins: It isn’t difficult to find clips from various films, radio programs, and television series that would now be deemed unacceptable due to their racial insensitivity. And the phenomenon may not be as far
in the past as we’d like to think — not until the
So, it might not stretch younger viewers’ credulity too much to think that the folks behind
Of course, context is everything, and the Comedy Central cable channel’s logo in the bottom right-hand corner of the video is a key clue. This isn’t a vintage 1961
Dave does a hilarious spoof on “Frontline,” investigating the topic “Is Hollywood Racist” with a look at racist animals in movie history. A security guard claims that the film idol Rin Tin Tin is the same dog that bit him during a civil rights march, Flipper makes a frightening appearance in a black neighborhood swimming pool, and
Last updated: 24 May 2006