The Munsters (1964–1966)
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Munster Masquerade 

The Munsters are invited to a masquerade dance party.


Lawrence Dobkin

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Episode cast overview:
Yvonne De Carlo ... Lily Munster
Al Lewis ... Grandpa
Beverley Owen ... Marilyn Munster
Butch Patrick ... Eddie Munster
Fred Gwynne ... Herman Munster
Linden Chiles ... Tom Daly
Mabel Albertson ... Agnes Daly
Frank Wilcox ... Albert Daly
Lurene Tuttle ... Mrs. Morton
Walter Woolf King ... George Washington
Nina Roman Nina Roman ... The Harem Girl
Paul Bradley Paul Bradley ... The 1st Guest
Berniece Janssen Berniece Janssen ... The 2nd Guest (as Berniece Dalton)
Roy Darmour Roy Darmour ... The 3rd Guest


Marilyn's hanging out with Tom Daly, a young man from a good family. She's very happy with him, but he hasn't met Marilyn's family. So, Tom's family sends an invitation to Herman and Lily, for a masquerade dance party. But Grandpa hasn't been invited, and Lily intercedes and calls to Mrs. Daly, asking if Grandpa can go to the party too. Surprised, Mrs. Daly says that there's no problem if that Grandpa person assists to the party. Mrs. Daly tells her husband about the matter. They're suspecting about Munsters' good manners. Herman disguises himself as King Arthur, wearing a heavy armor. Lily disguises herself as a shepherdess (quoting Herman, she looks "positively awful") and Marilyn is a pilgrim. Grandpa disguises himself as Napoleon, mixing up the potions of Marlon Brando and Charles de Gaulle. At the party, things aren't going so good, because Mr. Daly hasn't talk with Herman. Besides, Grandpa is behaving in an eccentric way with Mrs. Daly. Marilyn encourages his uncle to talk with ... Written by Alejandro Frias

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Release Date:

24 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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Kayro-Vue Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mabel Albertson plays the boyfriend's mother. In fact, she was well known for playing the parts of the mother or mother-in-law. In other appearances, Albertson played mother, mother-in-law, or "auntie" to an impressive cast that included Dick York, Dick Van Dyke, Jerry Lewis, George Hamilton, and Dick Sargent, among others. See more »


Lily's wires are visible while she is "dancing on air". See more »


Herman Munster: If there's anything that's disturbs me, Lily, it's the idea of grown people, like us, dressing up in costume and looking ridiculous.
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References Désirée (1954) See more »

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First 'Munster' Episode A Nostalgic Look At The '60s
27 March 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

In this first official episode, we first see Marilyn on the front porch necking with Tom, her boyfriend. That's to set up the main story, which is that Tom is going to get his snobby parents to invite the Munsters to a masquerade party. Neither Tom nor his parents have seen Marilyn's "family:" her adopted Uncle Herman, Aunt Lily, son Eddie and Grandpa Munster.

Herman isn't thrilled with idea. "If there is anything that is disturbs me, Lily, it's the idea of grown people like us dressing up in costumes and looking ridiculous," says the Frankenstein-like father of this ghoulish-looking family.

The night of party comes and Herman wins first prize after he doffs his King Arthur helmet and has "another costume underneath." Of course, that's the real Herman but nobody knows that but the family....and Lily is furious.

This was a solid introductory show for the family, laying the foundation for the kinds of jokes that were going to be used the next two years. Mainly, that centered around them looking at themselves as normal while normal-looking people look ugly to them!

As a sidebar, I enjoyed watching the baby-sitter, Mrs. Morton (Mabel Albertson), almost get freaked out by the things she saw and heard in the house. It was also fun to see things from the '60s such as expressions of the day and people doing "The Twist" at the party.

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