Monsters: Season 3, Episode 14

Household Gods (30 Dec. 1990)

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Episode cast overview:
Deborah Levitt
Priscilla Shanks ...
Laura D' Angelo
Jeff Ware ...
Brad Levitt
Household God (as Little Mike Anderson)
Lynn Frazen-Cohen ...
Lindsey Schwartz


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Kneel before the almighty toilet brush
8 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A woman struggling to balance career and family finds herself being sabotaged by a creature who truly believes that a woman's place is in the home...

I would bet that "Household Gods" would probably be Gloria Steinem's least favorite episode of Monsters due to its sexist themes. If you overlook that, it's not really very good either.

The story, like a lot of Monsters episodes, is pretty bizarre and has the potential to entertain but it's just not done very well. We're never told where the household god creature came from. From the very beginning of the episode, it's there. Why is he targeting this particular woman? Even in 1990 when this aired, there were quite a few working mothers out there so does that mean the household gods will go after all of them? It also tries to have kind of a Stepford Wives vibe to it with the other characters encouraging her to give in which tries to make the episode seem a little creepy but really doesn't work.

The ending is hysterical. The only problem is that some might get offended by how sexist it is. Well, if they can classify Siamese twins as monsters, sending the message that all women should just cook and clean is just gravy. I even think a woman actually wrote this episode.

The monster is one of the more bizarre creations to come out of this show. He doesn't look too bad but he looks odd. He kind of looks like an albino gnome.

I'm not sure what kind of point they were trying to make with this episode. It's weird and pretty sexist. This is definitely not one of their better ones.

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