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The Munsters Today 

America's First Family of Fright awaken after an accidental 22 year nap and must adjust to life in the 1980s.
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Series cast summary:
John Schuck ...  Herman Munster 73 episodes, 1988-1991
Lee Meriwether ...  Lily Munster 73 episodes, 1988-1991
Howard Morton Howard Morton ...  'Grandpa' Vladimir Dracula 73 episodes, 1988-1991
Jason Marsden ...  Eddie Munster 73 episodes, 1988-1991
Hilary Van Dyke Hilary Van Dyke ...  Marilyn Munster 72 episodes, 1988-1991
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This is supposed to be the exact same Munster family as in the '60s series "The Munsters". One of Grandpa's experiments went awry, and put the Munsters into suspended animation for 20 years. Upon awakening in the '80s, they experience the same comic situations since they don't realize that they aren't "normal". Dad Herman resembles the Frankenstein monster, Mom Lily and Grandpa are vampires, son Eddie is a werewolf, and only beautiful Marilyn looks like a human. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Munsters See more »

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Production Co:

The Arthur Company See more »
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Runtime:

(72 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Guest star Sandy Barron (who played Grandpa's brother "Yorga" in several MT episodes) later played the role of "Grandpa" for made-for-TV Christmas special "The Munsters Scary Little Christmas" (1997) following the death of Howard Morton who had played the role since being cast in the 1987 pilot "Still Munsters After All These Years". See more »

Quotes

Marilyn: 1988? It can't be!
'Grandpa' Vladimir Dracula: Yes it can, and it is! But it's no problem, I can have it fixed in a jiffy.
Lily: Jiffy? You can not fix what happened, we have just taken a twenty-two year nap!
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NOT MY MUNSTERS!
12 August 2018 | by JeffreyACookeSee all my reviews

It is impossible to replace the REAL Munsters. The movie "Here Come The Munsters" wasn't bad but this version is a little difficult to digest compared to the original. "The Munsters" fall asleep in their upright coffins and wake up a couple decades later. Herman loses his brow, put on a few pounds, got shorter and turned more juvenile. Grandpa lost his laugh, lost a few pounds, became crueler, changed his name from Sam to Vlad (which is admittedly cooler) and ridiculously flaps his hands every time he emerges from his upright coffin to simulate that he just transformed from a flapping bat. Lily is probably closest to the original except that somehow her skin became pale rather than green (which works better with the vampire image though her father is dark green), and is a former Catwoman. Marilyn went from being a classy college student who was old enough to drive, to a bubbly high school cheerleader type. Eddie turned into an older kid who looks ridiculous and somewhat gay in his purple blouse with the huge bow and the shorts that weren't as odd on a younger kid. He goes from an occasional wolf howl to what sounds like a scream of pain crossed with a tea kettle. His skin has also paled and makes his black lipstick pop. The mansion is not nearly as awesome as the original house inside or out. There is frequent mention of a moat though every episode shows the house with no moat or drawbridge. The humor is very punny. I am a Munsters fan for the characters rather than the actors but I was/am spoiled by how the characters were originally portrayed. I'm surprised that it lasted more than one season, really. To me it seemed like a high school play patterned after the original. I guess time really changes things when you oversleep in a casket. It's definitely not Universal.


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