The Munsters: Season 1, Episode 36

Hot Rod Herman (27 May 1965)

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Eddie tells his friend Sandy Baylor that his father can beat Mr. Baylor at the Mockingbird Heights drag strip. Instead, Herman ends up losing the Munsters Koach on a bet. Determined to win ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Pat Priest ...
Brian Corcoran ...
Sandy Baylor
Eddy Donno ...
Henry Beckman ...
'Leadfoot' Baylor


Eddie tells his friend Sandy Baylor that his father can beat Mr. Baylor at the Mockingbird Heights drag strip. Instead, Herman ends up losing the Munsters Koach on a bet. Determined to win it back, Grandpa constructs his own roadster, the Drag-u-la, to beat 'Leadfoot' Baylor at his own game and win back the family's beloved Koach. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Herman Munster: [Eddie is running around the room pretending to be a race car driver and speaking in racetrack lingo] Lily, I wish you'd keep the front door closed, some strange boy just got in here and is speaking some foreign language.
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Marlon, er, Herman 'The Wild One'
29 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The title alone will lead to believe this episode is going to have some very funny sight gags, and it does has Herman turns into a drag racer with some very cool "wheels."

The first good sight was Herman dressed like Marlon Brando in "The Wild One." He's a dead- ringer for Brando, except for the face, of course. When a concerned Lily approaches him with "Herman, I wish you wouldn't do this," his answer is:

"I just can't, uh, fight it chick," he answers. "I, uh, gotta get out there and drag it with the gassers. Otherwise, I might blow my cool." He says this with a strong nasal tone and New York accent.

Later, a very cool dragster is built by Grandpa, complete with coffin and organ pipes. He calls it his "Drag-u-la."

Herman and his new dragster then do battle with Sandy Baylor's father, "Leadfoot" Baylor, a professional drag racer. "Sandy" was an obnoxious friend of Eddie's and was only in this one episode. Brian Corcoran, who played him, had some famous siblings as actors, such as Donna Corcoran, Kevin and Kelly Corcoran.

Henry Beckman, who played Sandy's dad, and was in one other Munster episode, was still acting as of 2002.

There's a great ending to this episode. Corny? Yes. Stupid? Yes.....but that's The Munsters....and you either love them or hate them. I love 'em, and have since in the mid '60s.

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