A family of friendly monsters have misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely.

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Ed Haas, Norm Liebmann
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2004   1966   1965   1964  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Fred Gwynne ...  Herman Munster / ... 72 episodes, 1964-2004
Al Lewis ...  Grandpa 72 episodes, 1964-2004
Yvonne De Carlo ...  Lily Munster 71 episodes, 1964-1966
Butch Patrick ...  Eddie Munster 71 episodes, 1964-1966
Pat Priest ...  Marilyn Munster 57 episodes, 1964-1966
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The Munsters are a weird but honest family. Herman (the father) is Frankenstein's monster. Lily (his wife) and Grandpa (her father) are vampires. Eddie (their little son) is a werewolf. Marilyn (their niece) is the only normal one (that is the ugly duck of the family). Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Cross their welcome mat and you're apt to die laughing! Monstrous fun with Fred Gwynne, Yvonne DeCarlo, Al Lewis. (season 1)


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Trivia

Bonnie Franklin, who appeared in The Munsters: Herman's Sorority Caper (1966) as "Janice," later directed episodes of The Munsters Today (1987). See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, in most scenes featuring flying bats or levitating people, the wires are visible. See more »

Quotes

Lily Munster: Herman tried to build a ship inside a bottle. We had to break the bottle to get him out.
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Crazy Credits

In the un-broadcast pilot The Munsters: My Fair Munster: Unaired Pilot (2004), Nate Derman, who played Eddie Munster, is listed in the opening credits as "Happy Derman." See more »

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Featured in Man About Town (2006) See more »

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rather nonsensical, but you're bound to love it
1 May 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I'll say that "The Addams Family" was actually cleverer, but still, "The Munsters" definitely had its merits. Basically the story of a household in which the father, Herman (Fred Gwynne), is Frankenstein's monster, the mother, Lily (Yvonne DeCarlo), is a vampire, the son, Eddie (Butch Patrick), is a werewolf, the grandfather (Al Lewis) is Count Dracula, and the niece, Marilyn (played by two different people), is the ugly (make that "pretty") duckling in the family. While the Munsters' everyday routine is the same as everyone else's, everything that's normal to them (e.g., a house that looks like a Halloween party should be held there) is weird to the rest of the world, and vice versa. Every human who sees them freaks out, and yet the Munsters can never figure out why everyone finds them strange.

It's completely silly, with a string of gruesome, sardonic jokes, but it's always really funny. Truly one show that you gotta admire.


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USA

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Release Date:

24 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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Meet the Munsters See more »

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