This is supposed to be the exact same Munster family as in the '60s series "The Munsters". One of Grandpa's experiments went awry, and put the Munsters into suspended animation for 20 years. Upon awakening in the '80s, they experience the same comic situations since they don't realize that they aren't "normal". Dad Herman resembles the Frankenstein monster, Mom Lily and Grandpa are vampires, son Eddie is a werewolf, and only beautiful Marilyn looks like a human. Written by
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Guest star Sandy Barron (who played Grandpa's brother "Yorga" in several MT episodes) later played the role of "Grandpa" for made-for-TV Christmas special "The Munsters Scary Little Christmas" (1997) following the death of Howard Morton who had played the role since being cast in the 1987 pilot "Still Munsters After All These Years". See more »
1988? It can't be!
'Grandpa' Vladimir Dracula:
Yes it can, and it is! But it's no problem, I can have it fixed in a jiffy.
Jiffy? You can not fix what happened, we have just taken a twenty-two year nap!
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The Munsters Today is one of the first television shows in history to recast for a new version of the show. Here we see a terrific cast, hilarious plots and all round daftness that can only be expected of the family Munster. Excellent performances from Lee Meriwether as Lily and the late great Howard Morton as Grandpa.
Well worth watching if you have a chance - these episodes are rare to come by. Even rarer is the 1988 "The Munsters Today, pilot episode" featuring Mary Ellen Dunbar as Marilyn. The episode begins in b&w and explains how the Munster family "went to sleep" 22 years ago and how they awoke "today". Great idea for a storyline the "suspended in time" theme. Meant that the family didn't have to be any older. The show wasn't popular with die hard fans of the original show, however attracted a new and previously uninterested audience to the "long since dead" Munster format from 1964.
Search the web, search file sharing peer networks, search boot sales and search anywhere you can to find these episodes. Fantastic overall.
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