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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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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 47)

Fred Gwynne ... Herman Munster / ... (72 episodes, 1964-2007)

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

Yvonne De Carlo ... Lily Munster (71 episodes, 1964-1966)

Butch Patrick ... Eddie Munster (71 episodes, 1964-1966)
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)
Gene Reynolds (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Writing credits
Ed Haas (72 episodes, 1964-2007)
Norm Liebmann (72 episodes, 1964-2007)
Allan Burns (71 episodes, 1964-2007)
Chris Hayward (71 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)

Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

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 »
Grandpa Munster:Hmm. What smells so good?
Herman Munster:I cut myself shaving.
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28 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
The Perfect Family, 12 August 2002
Author: Big Movie Fan from England

Oh, I wish they made shows like The Munsters today. I have many happy memories of watching it. It was so innocent and so amusing. Somebody should release it onto DVD as soon as possible.

The Munsters were the perfect family. They may have been ugly, they may have been weird and they may have been totally eccentric but they loved each other and cared so much about each other.

The Munsters emphasized traits such as loyalty to your family and love (qualities not found in many shows today). But once you get past all that you had many highly amusing stories. One that springs to mind for me is when Herman and Grandpa Munster get locked in a bank vault one night just as a pair of robbers are about to steal the loot.

The one thing I enjoyed about The Munsters was it's total innocence. No bad language, no sex, no violence, just pure entertainment. Oh, it was brilliant. I cannot praise it enough.

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