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The Munsters 

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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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2   1   Unknown  
2004   1966   1965   1964  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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

The show was shot in black and white because the studio did not want to pay an extra $10,000 per episode for color. See more »

Goofs

The Munsters regard their niece Marilyn (who looks like the ideal beauty of non-monster people) as ugly and deformed, yet everyone else in the town of Mockingbird Heights basically looks like Marilyn. The Munsters also watch movies and regard then-popular stars such as Frank Sinatra and Rock Hudson as ideal men, and Grandpa's beauty potions always conjure up a beauty who looks something like Marilyn. Shouldn't their concept of beauty be horrible monsters, in accordance with the premise that Marilyn is an ugly duckling? Nor do the Munsters seem to be aware that they look radically different from non-monster people, despite interacting with them on a daily basis. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Face Off: Death Becomes Them (2015) See more »

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The Munsters!
21 February 2005 | by Movie NuttballSee all my reviews

One of the greatest television shows of all time in My opinion is the Munsters! The show starred legendary actors Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Beverley Owen, Pat Priest, Butch Patrick, and Mel Blanc! First I will want to commentate about the characters and the actors who played them and then I will talk about why I think this program is one of the best. I am just thrilled about how these actors are in this great series. Fred Gwynne was just incredible. Being a large fellow already was something but becoming Herman Munster he became huge! I was so surprised how agile he was. He had such a charming personality as well. Yvonne De Carlo was already a beautiful woman but I thought that she was so neat as Lily! Her character is one the most beautiful woman character that I haven seen on the screen! Al Lewis' Grandpa is such a hilarious charmer. He is arguably the most talented actor of all time. Beverley Owen and Pat Priest both gave the Marilyn character great personality. My favorite is Owen's Marilyn. Butch Patrick's Eddie was good a very good personality as well. Mel Blanc's raven was cute! The other animal characters such as Kitty and Spot were also cute. I loved the guest stars that appeared in the shows. The sets such as the Munsters' house and such all looked realistic. I loved the spookiness of the series and how it was like Halloween all the time! In My opinion each and every episode was great and funny. The theme music by Jack Marshall was also very good. I think that this series is just wonderful and that in My opinion its arguably the greatest one ever. If you can watch this show on TV strongly I recommend it and I also strongly recommend that you head over to Amazon.com and purchase the First Complete Season of The Munsters on DVD! I strongly recommend The Munsters!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meet the Munsters See more »

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(70 episodes)
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