Late columnist advised talking horse
Did you know that the late advice columnist Abigail Van Buren, who died Wednesday (Jan. 16, 2013), once appeared as herself on the sitcom Mister Ed? It seems the talking horse wrote to Dear Abby seeking love advice in the 1964 episode, “Ed Writes Dear Abby.”
IMDb lists the following dialog under “Memorable Quotes”:
Mister Ed: Wilbur, why don’t we write a letter to Dear Abby? She could give us advice on what I should do.
Wilbur Post: Okay, we’ll write Dear Abby. How’s this? “Dear Abby, my horse told me that he wants to leave home and have his own swinging bachelor apartment. Do you think he’s right? Signed, Butterfly Net.” Because that’s exactly what they’ll throw over me.
Mister Ed: You don’t have to say your horse told you. Tell her it was your cat.