Eddie writes a school paper about his parents and life around the Munster home. His teacher and principal think what he has written is the product of an overactive imagination, until they head over ...
The Munsters are a weird but honest family. Herman (the father) is Frankenstein's monster. Lily (his wife) and Grandpa (her father) are vampires. Eddie (their little son) is a werewolf. Marilyn (their niece) is the only normal one (that is the ugly duck of the family).Written by
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In the first season's re-shoot of the opening credits, in order to introduce Pat Priest, as Fred Gwynne/ Herman is bending over to kiss Lily, it's possible to see Butch Patrick/ Eddie's legs moving, on the right balcony (upper right-hand screen corner), as he positions himself to come down the staircase for his introduction. See more »
[reading a poem he wrote as an advertising jingle for his mortuary employer]
When your days on earth are over / And you've gone to your reward, / Let us put you 'neath the clover / At a price you can afford.
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The episode titles are shown on screen following the opening credits sequence. Even in modern sitcoms, this is rare. See more »
I'll say that "The Addams Family" was actually cleverer, but still, "The Munsters" definitely had its merits. Basically the story of a household in which the father, Herman (Fred Gwynne), is Frankenstein's monster, the mother, Lily (Yvonne DeCarlo), is a vampire, the son, Eddie (Butch Patrick), is a werewolf, the grandfather (Al Lewis) is Count Dracula, and the niece, Marilyn (played by two different people), is the ugly (make that "pretty") duckling in the family. While the Munsters' everyday routine is the same as everyone else's, everything that's normal to them (e.g., a house that looks like a Halloween party should be held there) is weird to the rest of the world, and vice versa. Every human who sees them freaks out, and yet the Munsters can never figure out why everyone finds them strange.
It's completely silly, with a string of gruesome, sardonic jokes, but it's always really funny. Truly one show that you gotta admire.
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