The Munsters (1964–1966)
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Herman the Great 

Herman becomes a wrestler, in order to gain some extra money for Eddie's future education.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Duke Ramsey
Joseph Mell ...
Mr. Hansen
Billy Varga ...
Strangler Murphy (as Count Billy Varga)
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ...
The Ring Announcer (as Jimmy Lennon)
Tiger Joe Marsh ...
The Referee
Matt Murphy ...
Killer Conklin
The Great John L. ...
Genghis Cohen
Gene LeBell ...
Tarzan McGirk
Jay S. York ...
Crusher Kowalski (as Jay York)

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Herman is blending metal tubes in the living room, in front of Eddie and his impressed friend Wilbur, whose father is a wrestling promoter. Wilbur tells to his father about Herman's special skill to bend tubes and even lift cars. Herman sees an article in a magazine, about the importance of opening an special bank account for children future education. Wilbur's father calls Herman and makes an offer to him: to become a wrestler. Herman's thinking about an extra job, in order to open an account for Eddie's future education. This could be a great opportunity, but Herman doesn't want that Lily and the family find out. The promoter says that that won't be a problem, because he could fight wearing a mask. So, Herman becomes a wrestler called "The Masked Marvel", but while he's training upstairs Grandpa appears and discovers Herman's secret. Herman asks Grandpa not to tell anything about the matter to Lily. That night takes place the first fight, and Grandpa's watching it at the television.... Written by Alejandro Frias

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12 November 1964 (USA)  »

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Herman wears a sweatshirt that says Transylvania Olympic Team 1841. In reality, the first Olympic Games were held in 1896. See more »


Grandpa: Abracadabra and Asee Dosee, Alakazam and Bela Lugosi!
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Herman, the Munster heel.
13 December 2008 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

In order to raise some extra cash to go towards Eddie's college fund, Herman takes a second job—as a professional wrestler nicknamed The Masked Marvel. With only Grandpa aware of the hulking fighter's true identity, the rest of the Munster family cheer for Herman's opponents, all of whom abuse his kind nature to win their bout.

Herman The Great features the usual plethora of ghoulish puns, a few silly wrestling matches with Herman throwing each fight after hearing sob stories from his opposition, and a fun finale which sees The Masked Marvel becoming a hero after removing his hood to warn spectators of a fire in the arena: when the shocked crowd clock Herman's frightful fizzog, they clear the room in record time! In short, it's not an absolutely unmissable Munster episode, but it passes the time quite nicely.

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