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The Munsters 

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   1987   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, 1964-1987
Butch Patrick ...  Eddie Munster 71 episodes, 1964-1987
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)


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meet the Munsters See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS,Kayro-Vue Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(70 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

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

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

[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 1 (2004), Nate Derman, who played Eddie Munster, is listed in the opening credits as "Happy Derman." See more »

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The Perfect Family
12 August 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

Oh, I wish they made shows like The Munsters today. I have many happy memories of watching it. It was so innocent and so amusing. Somebody should release it onto DVD as soon as possible.

The Munsters were the perfect family. They may have been ugly, they may have been weird and they may have been totally eccentric but they loved each other and cared so much about each other.

The Munsters emphasized traits such as loyalty to your family and love (qualities not found in many shows today). But once you get past all that you had many highly amusing stories. One that springs to mind for me is when Herman and Grandpa Munster get locked in a bank vault one night just as a pair of robbers are about to steal the loot.

The one thing I enjoyed about The Munsters was it's total innocence. No bad language, no sex, no violence, just pure entertainment. Oh, it was brilliant. I cannot praise it enough.


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