The Munsters (1964–1966)

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A family of friendly monsters have misadventures never quite realising why people react to them so strangely.

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 Herman Munster / ... (72 episodes, 1964-2007)
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 Grandpa (72 episodes, 1964-2007)
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 Lily Munster (71 episodes, 1964-1987)
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 Eddie Munster (71 episodes, 1964-1987)
Pat Priest ...
 Marilyn Munster (57 episodes, 1964-1966)
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The Munsters are a weird but honest family. Herman (the father) is Frankenstein's monster. Lily (his wife) and Grandpa (her father) are vampires. Eddie (their little son) is a werewolf. Marilyn (their niece) is the only normal one (that is the ugly duck of the family). Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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24 September 1964 (USA)  »

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Eddie's stuffed wolf was named Woof-Woof. See more »

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Lily Munster: Herman tried to build a ship inside a bottle. We had to break the bottle to get him out.
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Crazy Credits

In the un-broadcast pilot, Nate Derman, who played Eddie Munster, is listed in the opening credits as "Happy Derman." See more »

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Spin-off The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas (1996) See more »

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A Top Ten All-Time Comedy
28 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My all-time favorite sitcoms would start with The Honeymooners and find room for (in no particular order): Seinfeld, Cheers, Taxi, Beverly Hillbillies, Dick Van Dyke, and The Munsters would be in the mix.

Superb writing (it worked as a young kid and it still works for me today), amusing plots, great family dynamics and a terrific, multi-faceted performance by the late, great Fred Gwynne. Hwerman Munster was at once truly monstrous in size and appearance, yet vain, vulnerable, goofy and baby-ish. Just a wonderful, lovable character who was well assisted by Lily and Grandpa. Eddie was okay, and Marilyn superfluous, and the occasional guest characters were almost always very good. Great fun that stands up beautifully about 40 years later --I'm getting old1


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