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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Beverley Owen, who played Marilyn Munster in the first 13 episodes, is a natural brunette. She wore a wig, and her hairline was often covered up by a headband. Pat Priest, who played Marilyn for the remainder of the series, is a natural blond, so that is her natural hair. See more »

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Lily Munster: When is that silly bird going to get girls off his mind?
The Raven: Nevermore, nevermore.
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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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Followed by The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas (1996) See more »

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Munsters v. Addams Family--a Lose-Lose Situation
24 April 2004 | by (Charlottesville, VA) – See all my reviews

The simultaneous runs of Munsters and Addams Family doomed both to two-season lifespans. Much of the audience became polarized. Munsters fans would not watch Addams Family and vice versa, but if either show had been on without the other it would have attracted almost the full audience of the other.

Either could have become a major, long-running classic. Addams Family had the better chance, being a comedy/social commentary of the type that later became the major hits, All in the Family and The Simpsons. But Munsters also could also have had its seasons in the sun. After scrapping the ill-conceived and twice miscast role of Marilyn, the enormous talent and charisma of Fred Gwynne and his chemistry with Al Lewis (good friends off-camera, too) could have carried that show for many years.


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