The Munsters (1964–1966)

TV Series  |  Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 6,007 users  
Reviews: 44 user | 19 critic

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

Creators:

,
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 25 May 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 10 Mar 2014
 
a list of 24 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Munsters" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Munsters (1964–1966)

The Munsters (1964–1966) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Munsters.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1   Unknown  
2007   1987   1966   1965   1964  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Addams Family (1964–1966)
Comedy | Family | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

Stars: John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Herman discovers he's the new lord of Munster Hall in England. The family sails to Britain, where they receive a tepid welcome from Lady Effigy and Freddie Munster, who throws tantrums ... See full summary »

Director: Earl Bellamy
Stars: Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis
I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie.

Stars: Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily
Bewitched (1964–1972)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent
Mister Ed (1958–1966)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mister Ed is a horse who is owned by Wilbur Post. Mister Ed is not just any horse, he talks to Wilbur! But this gets Wilbur in all kinds of trouble because Mister Ed won't talk to anyone ... See full summary »

Stars: Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Get ready for some holiday spirits as the first family of fright rallies to show melancholy Eddie Munster (Bug Hall) some of the holly, jolly magic that only Santa can bring.

Director: Ian Emes
Stars: Sam McMurray, Ann Magnuson, Bug Hall
Gilligan's Island (1964–1967)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm.

Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan
The New Addams Family (1998–1999)
Comedy | Family | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Basically an updated-for-the-90's version of the original Addams Family show. The family remains the same: Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Granmama, Lurch, Thing, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Taranto, Ellie Harvie, Brody Smith
Green Acres (1965–1971)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A New York attorney and his wife try to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville.

Stars: Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester
I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance
Adam's Family (TV Series 2003)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Stars: Adam Curry, Patricia Paay, Christina Curry
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Herman Munster / ... (72 episodes, 1964-2007)
...
 Grandpa (72 episodes, 1964-2007)
...
 Lily Munster (71 episodes, 1964-1987)
...
 Eddie Munster (71 episodes, 1964-1987)
Pat Priest ...
 Marilyn Munster (57 episodes, 1964-1966)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 September 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meet the Munsters  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(70 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Initially, Fred Gwynne did his own stunt work on the Munsters however, after falling flat on his back (which was the plan) and dismantling his head set, the studio hired Bill Foster(also known as Jeff County) as stunt double for Fred Gwynne. Fred Gwynne and Bill Foster met at Universal Studios when Bill (a security guard for Universal and an accomplished musician) saw Fred attempting to play a guitar one day and offered a few lessons. See more »

Quotes

Lily Munster: Herman tried to build a ship inside a bottle. We had to break the bottle to get him out.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Final Justice (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Lurch who?
8 April 2001 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Although I liked the Addams Family quite a bit, the Munsters were it for me. Let's face it, grandpa make the show: without him a lot of the flavor would have been lost. I felt that he should have been on much more than he was. Marilyn, on the other hand, could have completely disappeared and I would never have noticed. Of course, the entire cast was great, the jokes were side splittingly corny, and the atmosphere of the house was nice and spooky.


13 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Munsters house in other TV shows -before- this one rtjoby
'Far Out Munsters' Phonograph Standells Song RonandJoeShow
Why was Marilyn a 'Munster'? pjpurple-1
Here's why 'The Munsters' was a better show than 'The Addams Family' Scott351w2001
Al Lewis - Yvonne DeCarlo rumor!!! defleppardvanhalen
Modern movie version directsci
Discuss The Munsters (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page