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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

Beverley Owen played the part of Marilyn for the first 13 episodes. She was in love with her fiancée in New York and agreed to do the show thinking it would be a flop from the outlandish premise. When it became a hit, she was constantly crying from having to be in LA while her boyfriend Jon Stone was in New York. The other cast members asked the producers to release her from her contract so she could get married and they did. She was replaced by Pat Priest, who looked so much like Beverly Owen, viewers never knew the difference. Ironically, Beverley Owen would get divorced from Jon Stone 10 years later and would never appear on screen again after those initial 13 episodes. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[repeated line]
Herman Munster: DARN, DARN, DARN, DARN!
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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 Biography: Carolyn Jones: Morticia and More (2002) See more »

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"Herman Munster don't you dare!"
6 February 2006 | by BumpyRideSee all my reviews

This show can easily be dismissed as being so stupid it's funny, but there's more to it than just obvious jokes with a laugh track. The cast was fabulous but also talented; many having Hollywood careers or television experience prior to the show. Look at all the reincarnations (sorry) of the show and then compare the cast to the original set. No contest. Also the sets and costumes were really cool, who doesn't like Granpa's dungeon or their telephone "booth" or the Munstermobile? Some of the story lines were hilarious but my person favorite is "A House Divided." The only regret I have is that it didn't go on for one more season, who knows, maybe it would have been in ghoulish color!


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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(70 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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