A new pipeline must be installed underneath the Munsters' house, but Herman and Grandpa are having their doubts about it.



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Episode cast overview:
Borden T. Pike
Fanny Pike
Sonny Harkness
Henry Hunter ...
The Mayor
The 1st Workman


A new pipeline must be installed underneath the Munsters' house, but Herman and Grandpa are having their doubts about it.

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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22 October 1964 (USA)  »

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The title is a parody of the 14,115 feet high mountain Pikes Peak located 10 miles west of Colorado Springs, Colorado and is named for Zebulon Pike, an explorer who led an expedition to the southern Colorado area in 1806. See more »


After Grandpa transforms into a bat, nm0506889 's shoulder is visible in the bottom right corner of the frame as he ducks out of sight. See more »


Lily Munster: Herman, you certainly have a good heart.
Herman Munster: The best money can buy!
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References My Little Margie (1952) See more »

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Playing games with the city
23 August 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This episode works extremely well because it remains so focused on its plot, characters, and the basics of the Munsters' interaction with the outside world.

The city needs to put a new gas pipeline beneath suburban homes, including the home of the Munsters. They figure that 25 feet below ground should be more than sufficient, but little do they expect that they Munsters have a dungeon far below ground, which they accidentally break into. At the same time, the city official in charge of the pipeline, Borden T. Pike (Richard Deacon), has employees who are telling wild stories about the Munster house and a wife who keeps accusing him of fooling around.

The events have the Munsters effectively playing a shell game with Pike. When Pike finally sees the Munsters for himself, he figures they're just trying to scare the city into coughing up more compensation money. There's a funny moment when an unexpected Munster shows up for an appointment, and there is a lot of well-done ancillary material establishing the Munsters topsy-turvy view of the world, such as thinking it's beautiful weather when it's stormy. Pike's Pique also has a lot of interesting things to say about trust, including the extended climax with shifting expectations and attempts to cover up various levels of mistrust.

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