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Release Date:
24 September 1964 (USA) See more »
Cross their welcome mat and you're apt to die laughing! Monstrous fun with Fred Gwynne, Yvonne DeCarlo, Al Lewis. (season 1)
A family of friendly monsters have misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely. Full summary »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations See more »
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Munsters v. Addams Family--a Lose-Lose Situation See more (47 total) »


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Fred Gwynne ... Herman Munster / ... (72 episodes, 1964-2004)

Al Lewis ... Grandpa (72 episodes, 1964-2004)

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, 1964-2004)
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, 1964-2004)
Ed Haas (72 episodes, 1964-2004)
Chris Hayward (72 episodes, 1964-2004)
Norm Liebmann (72 episodes, 1964-2004)
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, 1964-2004)
Bob Mosher .... producer (71 episodes, 1964-2004)
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, 1964-2004)
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)
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)

Additional Details

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30 min (70 episodes) | Argentina:30 min
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:PG (DVD rating) | UK:12 (DVD rating) | UK:U (some episodes) | UK:PG (some episodes) | UK:12 (some episodes) | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

The Munster coach was actually a combination of two cars that Lily had especially built as a gift for Herman's birthday.See more »
Plot holes: The Munsters regard their niece Marilyn (who looks like the ideal beauty of non-monster people) as ugly and deformed, yet everyone else in the town of Mockingbird Heights basically looks like Marilyn. The Munsters also watch movies and regard then-popular stars such as Frank Sinatra and Rock Hudson as ideal men, and Grandpa's beauty potions always conjure up a beauty who looks something like Marilyn. Shouldn't their concept of beauty be horrible monsters, in accordance with the premise that Marilyn is an ugly duckling? Nor do the Munsters seem to be aware that they look radically different from non-monster people, despite interacting with them on a daily basis.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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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Munsters v. Addams Family--a Lose-Lose Situation, 24 April 2004
Author: Harried Howie from Charlottesville, VA

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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