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24 September 1964 (USA) See more »
A family of friendly monsters have misadventures never quite realising why people react to them so strangely. Full summary »
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Fred Gwynne ... Herman Munster / ... (72 episodes, 1964-2007)

Al Lewis ... Grandpa (72 episodes, 1964-2007)

Yvonne De Carlo ... Lily Munster (71 episodes, 1964-1987)

Butch Patrick ... Eddie Munster (71 episodes, 1964-1987)
Pat Priest ... Marilyn Munster (57 episodes, 1964-1966)

Series Directed by
Ezra Stone (27 episodes, 1964-1966)
Norman Abbott (12 episodes, 1964-2007)
Joseph Pevney (11 episodes, 1964-1966)
Earl Bellamy (7 episodes, 1964-1965)
Lawrence Dobkin (4 episodes, 1964)
Jerry Paris (3 episodes, 1965)
David Alexander (2 episodes, 1964-1987)
Gene Reynolds (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Writing credits
Allan Burns (72 episodes, 1964-2007)
Ed Haas (72 episodes, 1964-2007)
Chris Hayward (72 episodes, 1964-2007)
Norm Liebmann (72 episodes, 1964-2007)
Joe Connelly (29 episodes, 1964-1966)
Bob Mosher (29 episodes, 1964-1966)
Dick Conway (13 episodes, 1964-1966)
Doug Tibbles (12 episodes, 1965-1966)
Tom Adair (11 episodes, 1964-1966)
James B. Allardice (11 episodes, 1964-1966)
Richard Baer (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
Roland MacLane (2 episodes, 1964)
George Tibbles (2 episodes, 1965)

Series Produced by
Joe Connelly .... producer / executive producer (71 episodes, 1964-2007)
Bob Mosher .... producer (71 episodes, 1964-2007)
Irving Paley .... production executive (70 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Original Music by
Jack Marshall (70 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Cinematography by
Enzo A. Martinelli (23 episodes, 1965-1966)
Walter Strenge (16 episodes, 1964-1965)
Fred Mandl (10 episodes, 1964-1965)
Lionel Lindon (7 episodes, 1964-1965)
Monroe P. Askins (4 episodes, 1965)
Benjamin H. Kline (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
William Margulies (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jacques R. Marquette (2 episodes, 1965)
Bud Thackery (2 episodes, 1965)
Series Film Editing by
Bud S. Isaacs (57 episodes, 1964-1966)
George Ohanian (5 episodes, 1966)
Michael R. McAdam (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Series Art Direction by
Henry Larrecq (56 episodes, 1964-1966)
Frank Arrigo (7 episodes, 1964-1965)
Raymond Beal (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Howard E. Johnson (3 episodes, 1964)
John J. Lloyd (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (70 episodes, 1964-1966)
Robert C. Bradfield (45 episodes, 1964-1965)
Audrey A. Blasdel (19 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ralph Sylos (2 episodes, 1965)
James M. Walters Sr. (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Makeup Department
Karl Silvera .... makeup artist (70 episodes, 1964-2007)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (70 episodes, 1964-1966)
Abe Haberman .... makeup artist (69 episodes, 1964-1966)
Michael Westmore .... makeup artist (69 episodes, 1964-1966)
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist (69 episodes, 1964-1966)
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (51 episodes, 1964-1966)
Virginia Darcy .... hair stylist (20 episodes, 1964-1965)
Series Production Management
Michael R. McAdam .... post-production supervisor (38 episodes, 1964-1965)
Jim Hogan .... unit manager (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dolph Zimmer .... assistant director (60 episodes, 1964-1966)
John Clarke Bowman .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1964)
Lester Wm. Berke .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1964)

Lou Watt .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
George Ohanian .... sound effects editor (37 episodes, 1965-1966)
Lyle Cain .... sound (11 episodes, 1964-1966)
Edwin J. Somers Jr. .... sound (7 episodes, 1964-1966)
Frank H. Wilkinson .... sound (7 episodes, 1965)
Corson Jowett .... sound (6 episodes, 1964-1966)
Robert R. Bertrand .... sound (6 episodes, 1964-1965)
James T. Porter .... sound (5 episodes, 1964-1966)
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (5 episodes, 1964-1965)
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
David H. Moriarty .... sound (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Bill Ford .... sound (3 episodes, 1966)
Ralph Butler .... sound (2 episodes, 1965)
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (2 episodes, 1965)
Roger A. Parish .... sound (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Special Effects by
Ken Strickfaden .... special effects (1 episode, 1966)
Series Stunts
Jerry Summers .... stunt driver (1 episode, 1965)

Gene LeBell .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor (70 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Editorial Department
David J. O'Connell .... editorial department head (70 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Music Department
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (70 episodes, 1964-1966)
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (70 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (1 episode, 1965)
Series Other crew
Allan Burns .... developer: original format (70 episodes, 1964-1966)
Chris Hayward .... developer: original format (70 episodes, 1964-1966)
Keith Vincent .... assistant to producers (32 episodes, 1965-1966)

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  • General Mills  original sponsor (Cheerios, Betty Crocker cake mixes, Gold Medal flour)

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30 min (70 episodes) | Argentina:30 min
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:PG (DVD rating) | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating)

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Although Bud Westmore is credited as make up artist on each installment of The Munsters, he merely supervised Universal's makeup department at the time. The actual, uncredited work was done by Karl Silvera (Herman's make-up and appliances) Perc Westmore (Grandpa), Abe Haberman (Lily) and 'Mike Westmore (I)' (Marilyn and Eddie).See more »
Lily Munster:Herman tried to build a ship inside a bottle. We had to break the bottle to get him out.See more »


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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
The Munsters!, 21 February 2005
Author: Movie Nuttball from U.S.A.

One of the greatest television shows of all time in My opinion is the Munsters! The show starred legendary actors Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Beverley Owen, Pat Priest, Butch Patrick, and Mel Blanc! First I will want to commentate about the characters and the actors who played them and then I will talk about why I think this program is one of the best. I am just thrilled about how these actors are in this great series. Fred Gwynne was just incredible. Being a large fellow already was something but becoming Herman Munster he became huge! I was so surprised how agile he was. He had such a charming personality as well. Yvonne De Carlo was already a beautiful woman but I thought that she was so neat as Lily! Her character is one the most beautiful woman character that I haven seen on the screen! Al Lewis' Grandpa is such a hilarious charmer. He is arguably the most talented actor of all time. Beverley Owen and Pat Priest both gave the Marilyn character great personality. My favorite is Owen's Marilyn. Butch Patrick's Eddie was good a very good personality as well. Mel Blanc's raven was cute! The other animal characters such as Kitty and Spot were also cute. I loved the guest stars that appeared in the shows. The sets such as the Munsters' house and such all looked realistic. I loved the spookiness of the series and how it was like Halloween all the time! In My opinion each and every episode was great and funny. The theme music by Jack Marshall was also very good. I think that this series is just wonderful and that in My opinion its arguably the greatest one ever. If you can watch this show on TV strongly I recommend it and I also strongly recommend that you head over to and purchase the First Complete Season of The Munsters on DVD! I strongly recommend The Munsters!

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