The Munsters (1964–1966)
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Movie Star Munster 

Herman's opportunity to become a film star is knocking on the door.

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Two opportunistic producers are looking for a poor ingenuous man, in order to use him for make valid a insurance policy. The producers find Herman, while he is fixing the car with Eddie, and with just one look they found out that he is the right person to carry away the plan. They tell Herman the story that he could become a film star if he agrees to work with them, signing a contract without knowing that it's in fact the policy. All the family is very excited about Herman's new artistic career, especially Lilly, who begins to have dreams about it. Herman films a bunch of scenes, in which he will make the part of a man always in a clear danger: crossing one street and let a car knocking him down, putting himself under a pile of brick while he's supposedly waiting to his "sweetheart" and finally a scene inside a room, where he has to cross a window pretending to be another door. Nevertheless, Herman involuntary escapes of all the traps, falling instead the fraudulent producers in their... Written by Alejandro Frias

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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1 April 1965 (USA)  »

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Herman Munster: They asked me down their office and I signed the contract and they start shooting me tomorrow.
Lily Munster: Shooting you?
Herman Munster: Lily, that's a showbusiness expression, like, eh, roll 'em, lights, action, anchors away, that kind of stuff.
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Classic-full of great scenes and laugh out loud lines.
14 September 2010 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

WARNING - SPOILERS HERE WILL REDUCE YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE SURPRISES THIS EPISODE HAS TO OFFER!

This is a fantastic episode. Two con-men recruit Herman to be the victim in a fake accident so they can collect the insurance payment. They do this under the guise of filming Herman in a movie, planning to injure him as he's doing a stunt.

It features several great lines, a great sight gag (Herman dressed as a big movie star), one long and funny scene (where the scammers try to get Herman to jump out of a 4th story door), some stunts and location footage.

Some great stuff: Herman comes out dressed as a big movie star. Lily and Grandpa fret about Herman's safety and Spot lets out a burst of flame prompting Lily to deliver this great line: "Don't panic, Spot. Turn down your burner, give us a chance to think!" Herman reads a book on acting and then starts arguing with his supposed movie directors over motivations and contrived plot lines. When Herman starts go get wise to the con, he delivers this great line while towering over one of the con-men in a menacing manner: "I think you guys are trying to hurt me. I might get very angry! I might just call the Better Business Buerau on you....so there!" When a stunt backfires and buries one of the "movie directors" in bricks (similar to the way John Belushi and Dan Akroyd get buried in bricks when Carrie Fisher torches their apartment with a rocket propelled grenade (RPG)), Herman looks on sympathetically and muses: "I never knew making pictures was so hard on writers and directors."


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