The Munsters come to America to search for Herman's brother-in-law Norman Hyde, only to find out that he has turned himself into Brent Jekyll, who is running for congress, and Grandpa must ... See full summary »
A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.
Pamela Dean Kelly,
Michael J. Anderson
A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.
Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily's niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and Lily... See full summary »
Portia de Rossi,
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The first and thus far only version of "The Munsters" to feature lyrics with the memorable theme song. The lyrics are as follows; "We're the Munsters. We're the Munsters. We went to sleep many years ago, and we woke up with a brand new show. We're the Munsters. We're the Munsters... Today." See more »
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.
Jiffy? You can not fix what happened, we have just taken a twenty-two year nap!
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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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