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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

Contrary to popular belief, The Munsters were not the first couple on TV to share a bed. It was real-life couple Mary Kay Stearns and John Stearns on their show Mary Kay and Johnny (1947) in the late 1940s. See more »

Goofs

In the first season's re-shoot of the opening credits, in order to introduce Pat Priest, as Fred Gwynne/ Herman is bending over to kiss Lily, it's possible to see Butch Patrick/ Eddie's legs moving, on the right balcony (upper right-hand screen corner), as he positions himself to come down the staircase for his introduction. See more »

Quotes

Herman Munster: [reading a poem he wrote as an advertising jingle for his mortuary employer] When your days on earth are over / And you've gone to your reward, / Let us put you 'neath the clover / At a price you can afford.
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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 Warehouse 13: Time Will Tell (2010) 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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Release Date:

24 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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Meet the Munsters See more »

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(70 episodes)
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