The Munsters (1964–1966)
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Herman's Rival 

Lily gets a job because she thinks that Herman is bankrupt.


Joseph Pevney


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


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Episode cast overview:
Fred Gwynne ... Herman Munster
Yvonne De Carlo ... Lily Munster
Al Lewis ... Grandpa
Pat Priest ... Marilyn Munster
Butch Patrick ... Eddie Munster
Chet Stratton ... Mr. Haggerty
Irwin Charone Irwin Charone ... Lester
Tommy Farrell ... The Assistant
Karen Flynn Karen Flynn ... Louisa
Lee Bergere ... Ramon


Grandpa finds out that Herman has lent to his brother-in-law Lester $5,000 dollars, in fact, all the money of the family bank account. Grandpa thinks that this was a crazy thing, but he and Herman trust in the word of Lester that he'll pay all the money back. Nevertheless, Lily and Marilyn discover that the bank account is empty, and this couldn't mean anything but Herman's bankruptcy. In order to face the situation, Lily begins to look for a job with the assistance of an agency. The only job that fits for Lily is reading palms in a tearoom, running by Ramon. Lily doesn't want that Herman finds out anything about it, and goes to work everyday after Herman leaves the house, returning just before Herman arrives. However, Grandpa begins to suspect and worried about his son-in-law, begins to full Herman's head with stories about a possible affair of Lily with another man. They start to follow Lily to her job and spy her during a reading session with Ramon, assuming that the whole thing is... Written by Alejandro Frias

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Grandpa tells Herman that Lily goes out wearing her most exotic perfume, 'Chanel No. 13'. There are several theories as to why the number 13 became associated with bad luck (and probably why the Munsters enjoy it). For example, a year with 13 full moons instead of 12 posed problems for monks in charge of calendars because it would upset the regular arrangement of church festivals. See more »


At around the 23:27 mark you can see, at the top of the screen, where the construction of the ceiling ends to reveal the ceiling of the studio they are filming in overhead. See more »


Marilyn Munster: What is Ramon like?
Lily Munster: Well, he looks a little bit like Cary Grant. Poor man.
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Last Scene With 'Ramon' Funny But Not Much Else
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.

Pat Priest, who made her debut last week but had no lines, has the first few lines in this episode, feeding the pet cat "who has appetite (and roar) of a lion."

Anyway, the story for the night is that Herman has no money left in his bank account after loaning family relative "Lester" $5,000. Grandpa almost faints when he hears the news. "Lester is a loser," he says, and cites examples of Lester's financial goofs of the past such as promoting the Titanic and giving the Patriot Of The Year award to Benedict Arnold.

More problems arise when Lily takes on a part-time job reading palms to help with finances, but doesn't want anyone but Marilyn to know about it. It's especially touching when she works with another man and Grandpa tells Herman he's suspicious of her behavior. He winds up getting Herman to think Lily is cheating on him!

The above subject takes up much of the episode and is only funny at the end when "Ramon" sees the Munster family, including Lester. In all, okay but nothing hilarious.

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31 December 1964 (USA) See more »

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Kayro-Vue Productions See more »
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