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

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 Herman Munster / ... (72 episodes, 1964-2004)
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 Grandpa (72 episodes, 1964-2004)
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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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Cross their welcome mat and you're apt to die laughing! Monstrous fun with Fred Gwynne, Yvonne DeCarlo, Al Lewis. (season 1)


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24 September 1964 (USA)  »

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Meet the Munsters  »

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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 »

Goofs

Throughout the series, in most scenes featuring flying bats or levitating people, the wires are visible. See more »

Quotes

Lily Munster: Grandpa, if you want the ketchup, just say "Please pass the ketchup", not "Shoot me the plasma!"
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Crazy Credits

In the un-broadcast pilot The Munsters: My Fair Munster: Unaired Pilot 1 (2004), Nate Derman, who played Eddie Munster, is listed in the opening credits as "Happy Derman." See more »

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Referenced in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) See more »

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Thank God for videos and DVD !
24 August 2003 | by (Melbourne , Australia) – See all my reviews

I've said it before and no doubt I'll say it again ..... the old shows are STILL the best.

The 1960s was the golden era of sitcoms and "The Munsters" was near the top of the list.

One of my favorite episodes was the one where Herman and the gang were accidentally selected - sight unseen - by a national magazine to appear on its front cover as the "Average American Family". The fun started when the people from the mag arrived at Mockingbird Lane.

There were so many great lines in this series... like the time Herman smashes his fist through the kitchen window to grab a handful of tangled vines from their over grown garden. He proudly presents them to Lily with the words "Lovely weeds for a lovely lady" !

Television hit the skids in the 1980s. Thank God for videos and DVD .


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