The Munsters (1964–1966)
1 user

Grandpa Leaves Home 

Grandpa leaves home after having a fight with Herman.


Norman Abbott


Dick Conway (as Richard Conway), Roland MacLane | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Fred Gwynne ... Herman Munster
Yvonne De Carlo ... Lily Munster
Al Lewis ... Grandpa
Pat Priest ... Marilyn Munster
Butch Patrick ... Eddie Munster
Robert Strauss ... The Night Club Manager
Bill Dungan Bill Dungan ... The Fellow
Iris Adrian ... The Woman
Nicky Blair ... The Friend
Bill Couch Bill Couch ... The Man
Sarah Ross Sarah Ross ... The Dancer (as Sarah Jane Ross)


Herman and Grandpa have a fight. The thing is that Herman is reading Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue (a comic tale for him), but Grandpa wants the window opened. Herman prefers the window closed because of his sinus. Grandpa doesn't listen Herman, and they have a fight in front of Lily, who tells them to calm down. But Grandpa claims that nobody wants "this broke old man" anymore in the house and he'll leave forever. Lily gets worried about Grandpa and his decision of leaving, but Herman tells to her that there's nothing to worry about, because Grandpa is only pretending everything. Eddie talks with Grandpa while he's packing. Later, Eddie confirms that Grandpa's leaving and now Lily's more worried about it. But Herman has a plan: pretend that nothing is happening when Grandpa says good bye. Herman's right, Grandpa is only pretending but when he sees that the family doesn't seem disturbed, he crosses the door and leaves the house. Next day, Lily is angry with Herman ... Written by Alejandro Frias

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Grandpa, in his magic show, uses a steamer trunk that previously belonged to magicians Thurston (known for performing a floating lady illusion) and Houdini (noted for his sensational escape acts). See more »


Lily Munster: [watching Grandpa's magic act] His magic's been getting so rusty.
Herman Munster: I know... The way he's been carrying on lately, he couldn't produce a rabbit on Easter Sunday.
See more »

User Reviews

Grandpa At The Strip Club
15 April 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Grandpa Leaves Home Herman is peacefully reading a book, getting a lot of laughs out of "Murders in the Rue Morgue," when Grandpa comes by, opens the window, cracks his knuckles, wrinkles the newspaper loudly Herman gets annoyed. Who can blame him? Then Lily comes by and shuts the window. An argument ensues with Herman and Grandpa and now the moody senior citizen is issuing a "nobody cares about the broken down old man speech" again, and says he's going to leave the house for good.

He follows through on the threat, but not before giving Eddie his sob story and making sure Eddie will say the same thing to Herman and Lily to lay a big guilt trip on them. Herman thinks its "a big bluff." When he does leave, they don't show the reaction he was hoping for but when he does leave, Herman goes out at night to look for him. Of course, he scares everyone who sees him. For example, one guy jumps into the hood of his car.

It becomes a family affair the next day with the whole family, and the police, out looking for the old man. However, that isn't needed as Eddie discovers where he is while spotting his picture in the newspaper. It seems Grandpa is back to his old "tricks."

A so-so episode that picks up when Herman and Lily visit a strip club where Grandpa is performing (magic tricks).

Note: This was Pat Priest's debut as "Marilyn." Priest, however, is only in the final minute and has no lines.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.




Release Date:

24 December 1964 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kayro-Vue Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed