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Mockingbird Lane (2012)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  26 October 2012 (USA)
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Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily's niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and Lily... See full summary »

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Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily's niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and Lily and Herman's only child, Eddie, has his werewolf tendencies surface in puberty, forcing the family to relocate to their famous 1313 Mockingbird Lane address. Written by Anonymous

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Unsold pilot for a series that NBC passed on but aired as a part of a Halloween special. See more »

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Herman Munster: Eddie knows I'm lying to him.
Grandpa: He can smell your deceit. You've never raised a werewolf. I have.
Herman Munster: Have you raised one successfully?
Grandpa: My son Leslie was born covered in hair. I knew exactly how to raise him.
Herman Munster: You hired nannies to raise him, and then you let him eat the nannies.
Grandpa: That's what they were hired for.
Herman Munster: I know exactly how to raise Eddie.
Grandpa: You were never a Munster until I made you a Munster. Eddie was born one. There's nothing you have done or can do as a parent that will change that.
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I'd definitely watch this if it were picked up
30 October 2012 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I'm old enough to remember the original Munsters television series and all of its clichéd comedy set ups - Herman and Grandpa getting into situations and find a way out every week etc.

This "re-boot" fleshes out the characters and give them life. In todays TV world, the old "set up the gag, hit the punchline" style of comedy has lost its appeal and comedies now have to be clever enough for the audience to find the joke themselves - Malcolm In The Middle really started this trend.

While there were not a lot of laughs in this Pilot, there were enough to warrant giving this show at least one full series to find its feet. Sometimes ratings shouldn't be the driving force that makes studio execs make the right decisions.

One of the best things about this re-boot is the fact that none of the characters is instantly recognizable as a parody of the famous Hollywood movie monsters like the original Munsters series. Yes, we know that Herman is a Frankenstein type of Monster, but he can fit into the real world in this show - of course, turtleneck sweaters would need to be added. Lily, Eddie and Marylin could quite easily pass as "normal". In this version, Grandpa would just be seen as odd rather then looking like Dracula.

This has got to be made into a viable series - dark comedy is something that has been lacking in TV for a long time.


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