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16-04-2022 · This time though, this addition to the Munsters cast involves an original Munsters cast member from the 1960s TV show. Per an Instagram post shared by Mirror Studios, it looks like Pat Priest – who played Marilyn Munster – will be part of the Rob Zombie Munsters movie. Per the caption associated with the Mirror Studios Instagram post:

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It looks like the Munsters cast for the Rob Zombie Munsters movie has found itself another member! This time though, this addition to the Munsters cast involves an original Munsters cast member from the 1960s TV show.

Per an Instagram post shared by Mirror Studios, it looks like Pat Priest – who played Marilyn Munster – will be part of the Rob Zombie Munsters movie.

Per the caption associated with the Mirror Studios Instagram post:

“While working on Rob Zombie’s upcoming release of The Munsters we had the good fortune of working with the one and only Pat Priest.
#bts #mirrorstudios #themunsters #patpriest #adr #robzombie”

When you compare Marilyn Munster to the rest of the Munster family… you may notice a difference or two. When it comes to Marilyn’s character, she is the daughter of Lily Munster’s sister (making her Lily’s niece). Herman Munster, Lily’s husband, has commented that Marilyn’s “plain” looks are due to coming from Lily’s side of the family.

As to what involvement Pat Priest will have as part of the Munsters cast in regards to the Rob Zombie Munsters movie – we’ll have to wait in see. Pat Priest is part of what is already an incredible array of actors who make up the Rob Zombie Munsters cast.

Some of the other actors in Rob Zombie’s Munsters movie involve: Daniel Phillips (playing Herman Munster), Sheri Moon Zombie (Lily Munster), Catherine Schell (Zoya Krupp), Dan Roebuck (Grandpa Munster), Jorge Garcia (Floop), Sylvester McCoy (Igor), Cassandra Peterson (Barbara Carr), and Richard Brake (Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang).

At the time of this writing, we still do not have a release date for the Munsters movie, nor a trailer. That said, Zombie has been sharing plenty of behind the scenes details with fans. You can find links to some of those behind the scenes teases from Zombie via the links below.

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Rob Zombie Adds an Original Munsters Cast Member to His ...

15-04-2022 · 2 days ago · The cast for Rob Zombie‘s upcoming reboot of horror-comedy TV series The Munsters is definitely filling out — but in weird ways. He’s got Jorge Garcia from Lost playing a hunchbacked henchman; he’s got Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson playing a real estate agent;” he’s got E.T. star Dee Wallace portraying a Transylvanian morning show host — and now, Zombie’s even …


The cast for Rob Zombie‘s upcoming reboot of horror-comedy TV series The Munsters is definitely filling out — but in weird ways. He’s got Jorge Garcia from Lost playing a hunchbacked henchman; he’s got Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson playing a real estate agent;” he’s got E.T. star Dee Wallace portraying a Transylvanian morning show host — and now, Zombie’s even got an original cast member from The Munsters joining in on the fun!

Today, Dread Central reports that Pat Priest, who played Herman and Lily’s tragically-normal niece Marilyn Munster for the majority of the program, is joining the cast. Priest replaced Beverly Owen, who played the role in the pilot and the first fourteen episodes of the show, but who was apparently troubled by having to leave New York for the role.

You can find a picture of Pat working on her role in The Munsters below via the movie studio’s Instagram — which, by the looks of things, might be a narrator role? Maybe she’s just doing some dubbing.

Meanwhile, fans can get tickets to see Rob at one of his upcoming dates with Mudvayne, Static-X, and Powerman 5000 below:

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The Munsters cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the The Munsters main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find…

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    Al Lewis (born Abraham Meister; April 30, 1923 – February 3, 2006) was an American character actor best known for his role as Count Dracula lookalike "Grandpa", opposite Fred Gwynne's and Yvonne De Carlo's characters on the CBS television series The Munsters from 1964 to 1966 and its subsequent film versions. Later in life, he was also a restaurant owner, political candidate, and radio broadcaster.  ...more
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    Beverley Owen (née Ogg; May 13, 1937 – February 21, 2019) was an American television actress, best known for having played the original role of Marilyn Munster on the sitcom The Munsters, before the role was taken over by Pat Priest.  ...more
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    Butch Patrick (born Patrick Alan Lilley; August 2, 1953) is an American former child actor. Beginning his professional acting career at the age of seven, Patrick is perhaps best known for his role as child werewolf Eddie Munster on the CBS comedy television series The Munsters from 1964 to 1966 and in the 1966 feature film Munster, Go Home, and as Mark on the ABC Saturday morning series Lidsville from 1971 to 1973.  ...more
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'The Munsters' Cast Then And Now 2021

14-03-2021 · THE MUNSTERS, Yvonne De Carlo, portrait (CBS, 1964 – 1966) De Carlo got her start in Hollywood all the way back in 1941, and a few years of uncredited parts finally led her to a breakthrough role in 1945’s Salome, Where She Danced. She was a star, and one of her biggest roles was being part of Cecil B. Demille’s biblical epic The Ten Commandments playing Sephora, Moses’s wife.

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Frankenstein, vampires, and werewolves… oh my? The Munsters premiered during a time of civil unrest, so sitcoms didn’t reflect on death or war, we wanted to think about anything other than the horrors happening in Vietnam. This would soon prompt a slew of shows that depicted a fantasy-like world with genies, witches, martians, monsters, and more. But this monstrous family dealt with average problems and considered themselves “normal” middle class, which made the tension between neighbors and strangers relevant to anyone that feels left out. This was the show we needed in 1964.  Although it only ran for just two seasons, more than 50 years later it’s still a beloved show that many people still look back on today. 

Today, we’re looking back at the cast of The Munsters to see what they did after getting out of makeup. Without further ado… let’s hit it. *Cue Munsters theme song here*.

1. Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster)

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The patriarch of the family may look menacing, but he had a childlike innocence and heart of gold with some of the best advice you could hear. Before getting involved in acting, Gwynne served in the US Navy as a radioman on a submarine chaser. After the war, he attended Harvard, where he was a member of the Fly Club, sang with an a cappella group, and was a cartoonist for the Harvard Lampoon (eventually becoming its president), and all the while acting in plays. Gwynne’s first television appearance was in 1952 on The Philco Television Playhouse, but besides a great guest spot on The Phil Silvers Show in 1955He didn’t really hit the lottery until 1961’s Car 54, Where Are You?

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THE MUNSTERS, Fred Gwynne, 1964-66.

Then it was time to strap on the foam rubber padding of Herman Munster. Due to massive sweating from the suit, He drank large amounts of lemonade but still lost quite a bit of weight while doing the show. Beyond The Munsters, a highlight of his was 1989’s Pet Semetary. And who could forget his and Joe Pesci’s hysterical back and forth when Fred played the judge in My Cousin in Vinny. Play movie clip Outside of acting, though, he was a professional singer as well, painted, and wrote, and illustrated children’s books. Sadly, Gwynne died from complications of pancreatic cancer in 1993, eight days short of his 67th birthday. My personal favorite memory of Herman Munster when he gives some crucial life lessons to his son, Eddie.

2. Yvonne de Carlo (Lily Munster)

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The matriarch of the family ran the household and was the perfect straight-face opposite Herman’s silly antics. Lily Munster was a Vampire, but she was so elegant and beautiful to watch. That’s because she was already a movie star. After the pilot was filmed, CBS execs insisted on re-casting Lily Munster, and De Carlo brought with her spot-on comedic timing, but also a little bit of prima donna attitude. Supposedly Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis finally had a talk with De Carlo, and she became more cooperative.

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THE MUNSTERS, Yvonne De Carlo, portrait (CBS, 1964 – 1966)

De Carlo got her start in Hollywood all the way back in 1941, and a few years of uncredited parts finally led her to a breakthrough role in 1945’s Salome, Where She Danced. She was a star, and one of her biggest roles was being part of Cecil B. Demille’s biblical epic The Ten Commandments playing Sephora, Moses’s wife. She reprised her Lily in the feature film Munster, Go Home! In 1966, and the television film The Munsters’ Revenge in 1981. Yvonne, her best-selling autobiography, was published in 1987.  De Carlo was plagued with health issues during her later years, suffering a stroke in 1998. In January 2007, she sadly died of heart failure. But she will live on, through her incredible body of work.

3. Al Lewis (Grandpa)

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Al Lewis may be best known for this role as the famous Count Dracula look-alike simply known as ‘Grandpa’. He was a riot on The Munsters, his laugh perfectly encompassing the Mad Scientist vibe. Al also had an extensive history with vampires, with his very first credit being 1957’s Lust of the Vampire.

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THE MUNSTERS, Al Lewis, 1964-1966

Then he got a semi-regular role in the TV series Naked City in 1959. Before joining forces with Herman Munster, but not at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. First, he teamed up with Fred Gwynne as Officer Leo Schnauser in Car 54, Where Are You?. Beyond his Munsters success, he was great as the judge in the Kurt Russell-led comedy, Used Cars. Al worked right up until he was 79 years old. He was also a restaurant owner, political candidate, and even a radio broadcaster!  He passed away in February 2006 of natural causes at age 82. He was cremated and apparently had his ashes placed in “his favorite cigar box.” Grandpa Munster always keeping things interesting right to the end!

5. Beverley Owen (the original Marilyn Munster)

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Marilyn for the first 13 episodes. She agreed to do the show thinking it would be a flop from the outlandish premise, and after its success, being away from her fiance in NY proved too tough, so she left the sitcom to marry Jon Stone, who went on to help produce Sesame Street. Ironically, Beverley Owen would get divorced from Jon Stone 10 years later and would never reach anything close to the Munsters’ success.

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THE MUNSTERS, Al Lewis, Beverley Owen, Butch Patrick, (Season 1), 1964-66

Her biggest non-Munster role was in the Audie Murphy-led 1964 flick, Bullet for a Badman. She ultimately took a much different path and went on to pursue her studies in early American history. She kept quiet for most of her life and the world was shocked to learn that she died from ovarian cancer in 2019. Eddie Munster actor, Butch Patrick released the statement, “What a sweet soul. I had the biggest crush on her.”

6. Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster)

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The youngin’ of the family, who somehow is a werewolf despite having a Frankenstein lookalike and a vampire for parents! When asked how he landed the role of Eddie, Patrick recalled “I had a lot of experience. But maybe it was because my fangs were my own teeth. even when I closed my mouth they stuck out. In 1961, he made his television debut and he soon got his first regular role on the TV show The Real McCoys in 1963. Then came his Munsters success, when he was only about 11 years old!

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THE MUNSTERS, (from left): Butch Patrick, (Season 1), 1964-66.

The ‘70s continued Butch’s wild ride, with a role in a wild show- Sid and Marty Krofft’s Saturday morning children’s program LidsvilleButch Patrick recorded a pop record to the tune of The Munsters theme in the early ’80s called “What Ever Happened to Eddie?” as Eddie and the Monsters. In 2011, Butch announced that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, but at 67 years old, he’s doing well today. After dabbling a little too much in drugs and alcohol, he’s clean and sober and actually still acting, mostly in low-budget flicks or shorts, but hey, keep at it, Butch!

7. Pat Priest (Marilyn Munster)

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Pat looked so much like the original Marilyn actress Beverley Owen, most viewers never knew the swap occurred. Marilyn was Herman and Lily’s niece and was the only member of the family who had a normal appearance, and although she was beautiful, The running gag was that she was keenly aware of just how “ugly” or “plain” she was, compared to her ghoulish relatives.

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THE MUNSTERS, Pat Priest, 1964-66

Priest worked as a singer and actress on local television stations in her early years and really hit the big time in 1964 with the Munsters, as well as a role on the hit show Perry MasonShe would also appear in the film Easy Come, Easy Go with Elvis Presley in 1967, Priest retired from acting in 1976. She was restoring and selling homes in Idaho, where she has lived for over two decades.  In 2001, Priest was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma but was able to finish treatments and has been in remission since. And at 84 years old, she still attends nostalgia conventions that feature Munsters memorabilia. 

There you have it- it’s hard to believe that this awesome, fantasy-filled show only ran for two seasons, a total of 70 episodes! Who was your favorite character from the show? Let us know in the comments, we read them all.

'The Munsters' reboot: A first look at the cast

18-10-2021 · "The Munsters" doesn't have an official release date, but will be released in theaters and on the Peacock streaming service. The original aired on CBS from 1964 to 1966. Search


(CNN)"The Munsters" director Rob Zombie is giving fans a look at the cast of the reboot.

Zombie took to Instagram to officially confirm that Jeff Daniel Phillips will play Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie will be Lily Munster, and Dan Roebuck will be Grandpa Munster.

He captioned a picture "Since Halloween is rapidly approaching I thought it was the perfect time to MEET THE MUNSTERS! Direct from the set in good old Hungary I present Herman, Lily and The Count sitting in front of the newly completed 1313 Mockingbird Lane."

Zombie recently revealed that the 1313 Mockingbird Lane set had been built from scratch to imitate the original.

"What a difference 7 days can make! 1313 is looking good! Lots of work left to do, but it is getting there! Takes a lot of work to build and entire neighborhood," he wrote in September.

He also built all the Munsters' neighbors' homes on Mockingbird Lane.

Zombie has been sharing the process on social media. Last week, he wrote, "Greetings from Hungary aka 1313 Mockingbird Lane" alongside a picture of the house.

"The Munsters" doesn't have an official release date, but will be released in theaters and on the Peacock streaming service.

The original aired on CBS from 1964 to 1966.

List of The Munsters characters

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The following is a list of recurring characters in the CBS sitcom The Munsters and other related projects.

The Munsters

The cast of The Munsters. Standing, L–R: Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis. Sitting: Butch Patrick, Fred Gwynne, Beverley Owen
Character Actor/Actress
Herman Munster Fred Gwynne (1960s series), John Schuck (1980s series)
Lily Munster Yvonne De Carlo (1960s series), Lee Meriwether (1980s series)
Grandpa Al Lewis (1960s series), Howard Morton (1980s series)
Eddie Munster Butch Patrick (1960s series), Jason Marsden (1980s series)
Marilyn Munster Beverley Owen (ep. 1-13, 1960s series), Pat Priest (ep. 14-70, 1960s series), Hilary Van Dyke (1980s series)
Phoebe Munster Joan Marshall ("My Fair Munster" pilot 1st version)

The Munsters' pets

  • Igor - Grandpa's pet Transylvanian bat. He is often seen flying around the mansion, especially in Grandpa's basement, where he often serves as a guinea pig. His feelings are easily hurt, inducing him to fly away. On occasion, Grandpa in bat form has been mistaken for Igor.
  • Spot - Eddie's pet dinosaur, sometimes referred to as Spotty, whose lair is under the stairs. Although some say Spot is a dragon, shots of both his tail as well as shadows of his torso clearly indicate that he is a fire-breathing version of a stegosaurus. There are tunnels that go from Spot's lair to the Munsters' backyard. Spot has a hobby of chasing cars, which sometimes ends with him catching them. He has a battle-axe scar on his shoulder and spouts fire from his nostrils. When he leaves his lair, only his tail can usually be seen. The 13th episode of Season 2, entitled "Underground Munster", features Spot running away after Herman punishes him by tapping him on the tail with a newspaper while admonishing, "Naughty, naughty, naughty!" for leaving muddy footprints on the floor, after which he's mistaken for a dangerous monster when he is sighted in the sewer. Herman goes down the manhole to search for Spot but is also mistaken for a dangerous monster. In "Far Out Munsters," Spot's shadow outline is seen, giving viewers more detail as to what Spot's body looks like. The only episode in which more of his tail is seen occurs in the episode "Lily's Star Boarder", where we see the other parts of the tail that hadn't been seen before. Despite his fearsome demeanor, Spot is "afraid of his own shadow", and, adds Herman, "and I don't blame him." While Butch Patrick claimed that Spot was recycled from the Tyrannosaurus model from One Million B.C., Spot was actually designed by Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis and assembled by some builders. Some sources claim that Spot was actually a dinosaur model from The Land Unknown.[1] In "The Munsters Today," Spot's presence in the show is usually depicted by his fire breath emerging from the entrance to his lair. Also in the show, Spot's tail was shown in a redesigned form. In 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Spot was shown in CGI where he has the appearance of a wing-armed dragon.
  • Charlie the Raven (voiced by Mel Blanc and occasionally by Bob Hastings) - A raven who lives in the Munsters' cuckoo clock and repeats the word "Nevermore." When the raven occasionally makes smart-aleck remarks, Herman throws objects at him. Sometimes, the raven will come out of his clock, but often only for short breaks or to flee when frightened.
  • Kitty - A black cat that roars like a lion.

Recurring characters

Dr. Dudley

Edward Howard Dudley, M.D., (portrayed by Paul Lynde in three episodes, Dom DeLuise in "Just Another Pretty Face") is the Munsters' family doctor. Dr. Dudley is one of the few characters who has learned to tolerate the Munsters. Dr. Dudley is extremely nearsighted (and sometimes prefers to have his glasses off when examining members of the family). His secretary and nurse is Ms. Fairchild (portrayed by Alice Backes). Dr. Dudley and his wife (portrayed by Marilyn Lovell) have a son named Elmer Dudley (portrayed by Peter Robbins) who becomes Eddie's playmate.

Mr. Gateman

Mr. Gateman (portrayed by John Carradine) is the undertaker in charge of the Gateman, Goodbury, and Graves funeral home (while the name indicates three owners, the company appears to be a sole proprietorship) where Herman works. Mr. Gateman is one of the few "ordinary" humans not taken aback by the Munsters' appearance and habits (Mr. Gateman seems to be human in form but not in substance, like the characters of the competitor Addams Family). On two occasions, Mr. Gateman fires Herman, the first of which occurring when Herman asks for a raise. Lily helps regain his job by convincing Mr. Gateman of Herman's value to the company. Herman is almost fired again, but Mr. Gateman has a change of heart.

Clyde Thornton

Clyde Thornton (portrayed by Chet Stratton) is Herman's co-worker at the funeral home. When first introduced, Clyde is continuously tricking and ridiculing Herman into one of his practical jokes until Herman finally stands up to him and Clyde gets caught in one of his own traps. After settling their differences, in "Cyrano De Munster", Clyde uses Herman's poems to woo the girl of his dreams. When she finds out that Clyde is not the one writing the poems, she rejects him and inquires about Herman. After finally seeing Herman, the girl screams and runs away. Angry at seeing his dream girl so frightened, Clyde punches Herman in the jaw and consequently breaks his own hand. Like most of Herman's co-workers, Clyde does not seem to notice anything unusual about Herman's appearance, although he is impressed (and intimidated) by Herman's super-strength.

Mrs. Cribbins

Mrs. Yolanda "Yo-yo" Cribbins (portrayed by Claire Carleton) is the Munsters' neighbor. When the Munsters refer to a neighbor, it is often Mrs. Cribbins. Mrs. Cribbins is a fiftyish widow who lives in the house to the left of the Munsters'. Mrs. Cribbins has built a barbed wire fence between her yard and the Munsters' yard. Unlike some of the Munsters' other neighbors, she knows very little about them personally but is aware that the family is partially vampiric. In "My Fair Munster" Mrs. Cribbins drinks a philtre concocted by Grandpa and falls in love with the mailman Warren Bloom (portrayed by John Fiedler) who is also wary of the Munsters, to the extent that he wears the supposed vampire repellent garlic during his rounds.

Howie Buchanan

Howie Buchanan (portrayed by Richard Steven Horvitz) is a teenager exclusive to The Munsters Today who is best friends with Marilyn and is one of a few people who can tolerate the Munsters.

Dee Dee Nelson

Dee Dee Nelson (portrayed by Mary Cadorette) is a woman who is exclusive to The Munsters Today. She is the wife of a plastic surgeon.


The following are the known relatives of the Munster family:

On the Munster side

  • Charlie Munster (portrayed by Fred Gwynne) - Herman's twin brother. Conniving and a liar, he is into get-rich-quick schemes and often engages in scam artistry.
  • Elsa Hyde (portrayed by Judy Gold) - Herman's sister and Marilyn's mother in Here Come The Munsters.
  • Johann - Herman's "cousin". One of an unknown number of near misses before the successful creation of Herman and Charlie, survived in the Transylvanian woods for over 150 years, where he frightened young maidens. He was found by Dr. Frankenstein, who was the original's great-great-grandson who had control over him.
  • Victor Frankenstein - A German scientist who created Herman. At Herman and Lily's wedding, Frankenstein gave Herman away "with his blueprints." He is currently dead.
  • Victor Frankenstein IV (portrayed by John Abbott) - The great-great-grandson of Victor Frankenstein who appeared in "A Visit from Johann".
  • Cousin Wolverine - Also known as Cousin Wolfie, he is another Munster relative who has died more than once. During one of the occasions, Wolverine left the Munsters ,000.
  • Uncle Gilbert (portrayed by Richard Hale) - Uncle Gilbert is the Creature from the Black Lagoon and is one of the Munster's favorite relatives from the Old Country and is a Gill-man. He once brought with him 0,000 in gold and Spanish doubloons when visiting the family. Uncle Gilbert used to be a politician as well.
  • Frank Munster (portrayed by Peter Schuck) - Herman's brother in The Munsters Today.
  • Lady Effigie Munster (portrayed by Hermione Gingold) - Herman Munster's evil aunt from England who sought to get rid of him and his family in order to acquire her late husband's inheritance. She first appeared in Munster, Go Home!
  • Lord Cavanaugh Munster - Herman Munster's deceased adoptive uncle and father figure from England and an accomplished road racer. He first appeared in Munster, Go Home!
  • Freddie Munster (portrayed by Terry-Thomas) - Herman Munster's evil cousin from England who sought to get rid of him and his family in order to acquire Lady Effigie Munster's late husband's inheritance. He first appeared in Munster, Go Home!
  • Grace Munster (portrayed by Jeanne Arnold) - Herman Munster's evil cousin from England who sought to get rid of him and his family in order to acquire Lady Effigie Munster's late husband's inheritance. She first appeared in Munster, Go Home!
  • Cruikshank (portrayed by John Carradine) - Herman Munster's evil butler from England who sought to get rid of him and his family in order to acquire Lady Effigie Munster's late husband's inheritance. He first appeared in Munster, Go Home!

On the Dracula side

  • Katja Dracula (portrayed by Jo De Winter) - In The Munsters Today, she's Lily's mother and depicted as Grandpa's favorite (and final) wife. She is also a go-getter vampire. Katja left her daughter and husband when Lily was very young due to a "having to get away", but she came back, trying reconcile. Eventually, she left again before this could be official.
  • Lester Dracula (portrayed by Irwin Charone) - Lily's brother and a classy if not financially irresponsible werewolf.
  • Uncle George - Grandpa's uncle who was hanged.
  • Cousin Ronald - Grandpa's cousin.
  • Cousin Phantom (portrayed by Bob Hastings) - Their cousin and the Phantom of the Opera who shatters glass with his voice. He appears in The Munsters' Revenge.
  • Uncle Garrett and Aunt Mina - They were never depicted and were said to live in Death Valley.
  • Uncle Boris - He was "a real swinger" according to Grandpa. At Christmas, he used to exchange bombs with Grigori Rasputin. A picture of him was found in the Munsters' family photo album.
  • Cousin Humphrey - Cousin Humphrey is Grandpa's deceased, rotten cousin. He stole Grandpa's aspirin during the Black Plague. Cousin Humphrey was also a lousy piano player and is now a ghost.
  • Lily's Grandma - She is Lily's unnamed grandmother who died for the umpteenth time in 1964 and left Lily an inheritance of ,000.00.
  • Great Grandmother Medusa - She is Lily's great grandmother who was a famous cook back in her day. In The Munsters Today episode "Vampire Pie," Grandpa mentioned that nobody who tried her Transylvanian Surprise ever lived to regret it. It later turned out that Great Grandmother Medusa's Transylvanian Surprise also had bat milk (harvested from the bats in the Munsters' attic) which was the antidote to prevent anyone who ate Transylvanian Surprise from turning into ducks.
  • Unseen Cousin - In one episode of The Munsters Today, Herman states that one of Lily's cousins is a mermaid.

Other relatives

In later adaptations of The Munsters, other relatives were provided:

  • Leonard - Grandpa's long-time skeleton friend ever since college in medieval times. He appears in every episode of The Munsters Today.
  • Aunt Elvira - A witch of uncertain connection to the family. In The Munsters' Revenge, Lily mentions that the family enjoys meeting her when her broom arrives at the airport. She is clearly not intended to be Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
  • Cousin Wolfgang - A cousin of the Munsters who is mentioned in the animated special The Mini-Munsters. He is the father of twins Igor and Lucretia (who do not look much alike).
  • Igor and Lucretia - Two teenage cousins of the Munsters who appear in The Mini-Munsters. They are the twin children of the Munsters' cousin Wolfgang. Igor is a Frankenstein-like entity like Herman and Lucretia is a blonde vampire. Along with Eddie (also a teenager in the special), they form a band called The Mini-Munsters.
  • Clyde the Door Knocker (portrayed by Noel Ferrier) - A door knocker of the Munster Mansion who was shown in The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas. He speaks in the voice and mannerisms of a butler. Clyde is based on the ghost of Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol, particularly the part where Marley's face briefly appears on Scrooge's door knocker.


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Rob Zombie's The Munsters Movie Casts Horror Icon Dee Wallace

13-04-2022 · 1 day ago · Rob Zombie adds yet another horror icon to his Munsters reboot in the form of Dee Wallace. The Halloween and 3 From Hell director confirmed his involvement with the passion project last June and revealed a new cast depicting Lily, Herman, and Grandpa Munster shortly after. Production has been ongoing in Budapest since at least the fall of 2021, with Zombie …


Dee Wallace, a frequent Rob Zombie collaborator, will join the cast of his Munsters reboot as the host of Transylvania's second favorite morning show.

Rob Zombie adds yet another horror icon to his Munsters reboot in the form of Dee Wallace. The Halloween and 3 From Hell director confirmed his involvement with the passion project last June and revealed a new cast depicting Lily, Herman, and Grandpa Munster shortly after. Production has been ongoing in Budapest since at least the fall of 2021, with Zombie chronicling the process on social media. Based on the behind-the-scenes photos, Zombie aspires to take the classicly creepy suburban family back to their roots while injecting some of his uniquely macabre vision into the film.

There are no official plot details for the film yet, but Zombie has shared several exciting cast announcements, complete with exclusive set photos of their respective characters. Joining Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, and Daniel Roebuck (as the core Munsters family members) are Zombie mainstay Richard Brake, Jorge Garcia, Sylvester McCoy, and Catherine Schell as four completely new characters. Additionally, legendary horror hostess Cassandra Peterson (AKA Elvira) will play another new character, Barbara Carr. Now, the director further amplifies the genre star power with a scream queen.

Yesterday, Rob Zombie took to Instagram once again to announce Dee Wallace as the voice of Good Morning Transylvania, the country's "2nd favorite morning show… soon slipping to 3rd if they don't update their format." Wallace is a cult horror superstar, appearing in The Stepford Wives, The Hills Have EyesCujo, and more. Wallace's unnamed character appears to be yet another new addition to The Munsters canon, acting as a radio host that the Munsters family will most likely listen to throughout the film. An original illustration of what appears to be the show's logo accompanies the announcement. Check out the post below:

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While Wallace is a fantastic casting for many reasons, the pertinent question is whether or not the actress will physically appear in the film, or if she will indeed only be the voice of Good Morning Transylvania via audio. Wallace is also a frequent Zombie collaborator and lent her voice to his Haunted World of El Superbeasto, so she wouldn't be new to voiceover work.

Even if she does not appear on-screen, Wallace's inclusion should make any genre fan hesitant about the reboot moderately hopeful that it will appease them. The Munsters is already a marked departure from Zombie's usual graphic horror, so the appearance of Elvira and another horror icon signifies that the project is not only a love letter to The Munsters TV series but a love letter to cult horror. And Wallace's role could play hand-in-hand with Grandpa Munster's yearning for his homeland of Transylvania, another sign that Zombie's concept for the film is promising.

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Despite appearing in soap opera ‘Another World’, she left TV to work in theatre, had two kids and earned a Masters degree in Early American History. Pat Priest – Marilyn Munster #2 Having taken over from Owen for the remainder of the series, Utah-born Priest did only a little acting after the show finished, starring opposite Elvis Presley ...

This comedy series about a family of monsters ran for 70 episodes from 1964 to 1966 (as well as various TV movies and reunion specials) and was actually a bigger hit at the time than its rival ‘The Addams Family’. But what happened to the actors beneath the make-up?

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Fred Gwynne – Herman Munster

Six foot-five and gravel-voiced, Harvard-educated Gwynne played the family’s patriarch, who worked at a funeral home. Making his debut uncredited in ‘On The Waterfront’, the actor was an excellent singer and artist who illustrated children’s books. His final, brilliant performance was as the irascible judge in ‘My Cousin Vinny’. He died in 1993 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 66.


Yvonne De Carlo – Lily Munster

De Carlo took over the role after the initial actress was fired for looking too much like Morticia Addams. A great dancer, trained opera singer and famous Hollywood beauty, De Carlo was a studio contract player and appeared as Moses’s wife in ‘The Ten Commandments’. She later appeared in musicals and was thought to have had an affair with Howard Hughes. She died of heart failure in 2007 aged 84.


Al Lewis – Grandpa Munster

Born Albert Meister, Lewis was a successful vaudevillian and TV guest star. In 1987 he became a restauranteur after opening Grampa’s Belle Gente in New York. He was also a political activist and ran unsuccessfully to be the Governor of New York, standing as a Green party candidate. Complications from heart surgery resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee and all the toes on his left foot. He died in 2006 aged 82.


Butch Patrick – Eddie Munster

Patrick was 11 when he took over the role of werewolf Eddie from original star Nate Derman, having made his acting debut three years earlier. He found acting hard to come by as he got older and instead went to work for his father, as well as making comedy cameos and appearing on the convention circuit. Now 63, he’s struggled with substance abuse, going into rehab in 2010 and in 2011 was diagnosed with prostate cancer.


Beverley Owen – Marilyn Munster

The ‘plain-looking’ relative in the show, at the time Owen was contractually bound to Universal which is why she did the series. However, she hated it and was homesick, leading her to be released after 13 episodes. Despite appearing in soap opera ‘Another World’, she left TV to work in theatre, had two kids and earned a Masters degree in Early American History.


Pat Priest – Marilyn Munster #2

Having taken over from Owen for the remainder of the series, Utah-born Priest did only a little acting after the show finished, starring opposite Elvis Presley in 1967’s ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’. She quit the business and worked in real estate in Idaho, as well as appearing at fan conventions. Now 80, she’s retired.


The Raven – Mel Blanc

Purely a voice role, in a nod to Edgar Allen Poe, ‘Charlie’ appeared in the family’s cuckoo clock. He wouldn’t be significant were he not voiced by perhaps the greatest voiceover artist in history, known for playing Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam and Barney Rubble amongst thousands others.

Tragic Details About The Munsters Cast

22-08-2021 · With the monster craze in full swing by the mid-1960s, TV producers were anxious to get in on the graveyard bash. Premiering on CBS on September 24, 1964 , "The Munsters," produced by "Leave it to Beaver" creators Joe Connolly and Bob Mosher , brought the classic monsters home to suburbia as a typical sitcom family.


In the late 1950s and early '60s, some classic monsters that had frightened movie audiences decades before came back in a big way. Rising from their celluloid tombs, Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wolfman found new lives on TV when 52 classic horror films were sold into syndication in 1957. The films, packaged as Shock! were monster ratings hits (pun intended). Convincing their on-air talent to ditch their suits and ties for fangs and fright wigs as masters of ceremonies for the macabre movies, local television stations ushered in the age of the horror host. From Philadelphia's John Zacherle to Portland's sultry Tarantula Ghoul, horror hosts injected humor and sometimes sex appeal into the creepy late-night happenings to the delight of their youthful audiences.

In October 1962, Bobby "Boris" Pickett's novelty song "Monster Mash" reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and, according to David J. Skal, author of "The Monster Show," not even President John F. Kennedy's daughter, Caroline, could resist its spooky charms.

With the monster craze in full swing by the mid-1960s, TV producers were anxious to get in on the graveyard bash. Premiering on CBS on September 24, 1964, "The Munsters," produced by "Leave it to Beaver" creators Joe Connolly and Bob Mosher, brought the classic monsters home to suburbia as a typical sitcom family. An immediate ratings hit, "The Munsters" would go on to become one of the most beloved TV comedies of all time. Yet, for the cast, life was often truly monstrous.

Although actor Fred Gwynne was born into privilege, his life before Herman Munster was often anything but easy. As documented by Biography, tragedy ripped the Gwynne family apart when Fred's father died after a routine sinus operation. Eight-year-old Gwynne was devastated by the sudden loss.

A few years later, a sudden growth spurt would isolate Gwynne from his adolescent peers, making puberty, already an awkward time, even more difficult. With the support of his mother, the gangly teen made it through to become a popular, outgoing student who excelled in art and drama.

After graduating high school, Gwynne enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served as a radio operator on a submarine chaser during World War II, according to the New York Times. The stress and constant beeping of Morse Code took a toll on Gwynne, and he once broke down in tears in front of his captain, who relieved him of radio duty.

In the 1950s, Gwynne began working as an actor on stage and television while juggling a second career as a copywriter for an ad agency. In 1961, he made his big breakthrough as Officer Frances Muldoon on the cop comedy "Car 54, Where Are You?" However, just as Gwyne was settling into his success and enjoying family life with his wife and four children, his youngest son Dylan drowned in the family pool. While still dealing with his grief, he got word that "Car 54" was canceled and fell deeper into depression.

The role of Herman Munster made Fred Gwynne a household name, yet the actor nearly passed up the part. "He didn't want to do it, but the money was too good," Foxy Gwynne, Fred's former wife told A&E's "Biography" in 1999. "The whole idea kind of turned him off," she said. Ever the professional. Gwynne nevertheless gave the role his all, and his childlike interpretation of Doctor Frankenstein's monster remains one of the greatest dads in sitcom history.

Once Gwynne surmounted his initial misgivings about the part, he discovered a wholly unexpected set of challenges in portraying Herman. Donning the costume and makeup proved torturous for the actor. Perspiring heavily under the makeup and heavy costume, Gwynne was forced to take salt tablets to stave off dehydration. He also developed severe back pain and began to lose weight at an alarming rate.

Physical rigors aside, Gwynne also grew frustrated with the show's recycled scripts and jokes. The stale material eventually left the actor feeling creatively stifled.  Following "The Munsters" cancelation in 1966, Gwynne found that he couldn't escape the long shadow of Herman. Typecast and frustrated, Gwynne spent much of his later career feeling bitter about the show. "It wasn't until he was out of 'The Munsters' that he realized (the show) had hurt him a lot as far as acting," Foxy said in a 1999 interview. "His name would come up for a part and they would say, 'Oh, come on. Herman Munster for that? Are you crazy?'" 

When Yvonne De Carlo took the role of Lily Munster in 1964, she had been an established Hollywood star for two decades.

As detailed by A&E's "Biography," a grisly accident on the set of 1962's "How the West was Won" left De Carlo's husband, stuntman Bob Morgan, permanently disabled. Movie studio MGM refused to take responsibility for the negligence that led to Morgan losing his leg, leaving the couple in dire financial straits. Forced to mortgage the family home, De Carlo took any job she could get, from singing in nightclubs to summer stock theater. With medical and legal bills mounting, De Carlo needed a miracle.

In 1964, Universal offered De Carlo the role of Lily Munster. Although "The Munsters" was the solution to De Carlo's money troubles, the actress was still reluctant to take the role. "At first, she was embarrassed by the thought of doing it," biographer James Parish explained to the producers of "Biography," "but her agents and her bankbook told her, 'Go audition for this. You need the part, and you need the money.'"

Co-stars Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis initially had their misgivings about working with a movie star, but quickly reevaluated their attitudes when De Carlo got on the set. "When we heard that Yvonne De Carlo was going to play Lily Munster, I guess (there was) some reverse snobbery," Al Lewis told the Archive of American Television in 2002. "We were wrong. She was wonderful."

Dubbed "the most beautiful girl in the world," Yvonne De Carlo was one of the most glamorous starlets of the 1940s and '50s. With her exotic beauty and vivacious personality, the young actress was sought after by some of the most powerful men in the world. Yet her many relationships rarely brought her happiness.

While under contract to Paramount in the early 1940s, De Carlo began a romantic relationship with legendary director Billy Wilder, whom she would later call the "first big love" of her life. As detailed in her 1987 autobiography "Yvonne," Wilder was physically far from De Carlo's idea of the perfect man. Still, she fell head over heels for the recently separated director of "Double Indemnity." Their romance ended abruptly when De Carlo spotted Wilder arm in arm with actress Doris Dowling.

In 1945, De Carlo became involved with eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, but their relationship fizzled when Hughes refused to commit to marriage. After breaking up with Hughes, De Carlo briefly dated actors Robert Stack and Burt Lancaster, and Iranian Prince Abdul Reza Pahlavi.

While working on the 1949 film "The Gal Who Took the West," De Carlo met actor and stuntman Jock Mahoney. The couple fell in love and were engaged to be married when De Carlo discovered she was pregnant. Sadly, she lost the baby when doctors removed a large cyst from one of her ovaries. Soon after, Mahoney's affair with actress Peggy Field effectively ended the couple's engagement.

Best remembered as Sam "Grandpa" Dracula, Lily Munster's dad and Herman's partner in hijinks, comedic actor Al Lewis was one of the most visible members of the cast of "The Munsters" in the decades after the show ended, especially in the last years of his life. Still, Lewis' past is something of a mystery.

As irascible in real life as the character he made famous, Lweis was known to bend the truth, often to the breaking point. The beginning of Lewis' self-mythologizing likely dates to 1964, when Lewis was first cast as Grandpa. Fearing he might lose the part if producers discovered he was younger than Yvonne De Carlo, it's thought that he fudged his date of birth by 13 years. Lewis' amended 1910 birthday became accepted as fact with many publications and newspapers, including the New York Times, which declared in obituaries that he died at the age of 95 when, in fact, he was 82.

As detailed in the A&E "Biography" episode "Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa," Lewis was actually born on April 30, 1923 to Russian immigrants Alexander Meister and Ida Neidel, in Manhattan. Lewis decided to fill in the 13 year gap in his biography with many unlikely exploits. Telling interviewers that he had been everything from a circus clown to a union organizer in the South, Lewis always placed himself just at the edge of important historical events. He also claimed to have a totally unverifiable doctorate in child psychology from Columbia University, earned some time between 1941 and 1949.

As documented in "Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa," in his 60s, Al Lewis embraced his "The Munsters" persona, using his famous image as the foundation for an Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village appropriately called Grampa's Bella Gente. The eatery brought Lewis (and Grandpa Munster) back into the public eye and the aging actor used his renewed celebrity to promote everything from liquor to a line of children's videos.

Ever a political activist, Lewis ran as the Green Party candidate for Governor of New York in 1998 at the age of 75. Although he lost to Republican George Pataki, Lewis garnered enough votes to make the Green Party a viable force in New York politics. In 2000, Lewis, then 77 years old, launched an unsuccessful bid for senate against Hillary Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani.

Although his enthusiasm for new challenges never waned, Al Lewis' health was in rapid decline by the early 2000s. According to the New York Times, in 2003, Lewis underwent an operation to clear a blockage in his heart. Complications during the surgery led to an emergency bypass and the amputation of his right leg and the toes of his left foot. Lying in a coma for a month, the end seemed near for Lewis. However, he rallied and, a year later, he made an appearance in the music documentary "Ramones Raw." On February 3, 2006, Al Lewis died. He was 82 (or maybe 95).

Considered the family's "ugly duckling" because of her girl-next-door good looks, the character of Marilyn Munster was inspired by blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe. Beverley Owen was the first of two actresses to portray Herman and Lily's niece. Although Owen survived the initial casting cuts that would see the exit of Joan Marshall as proto-Munster mom Phoebe and original Eddie Nate "Happy" Derman from the unaired pilot, she only appeared on the initial 13 episodes.

Owen, in love and living in New York, had reluctantly accepted the role in "The Munsters" pilot, believing the outrageous show had little chance of going to series. When "The Munsters" not only went to series but became a huge hit, Owen was forced to move to Los Angeles. Overcome with homesickness, the 25-year-old actress spent much of her time on the set in tears. Under contract with Universal, Owen felt trapped. "I had signed one of those seven-year Hollywood contracts," Owen told the producers of A&E's "Biography," "and I certainly didn't get a lawyer. I just believed what they told me."

As Owen grew more and more miserable, two of her co-stars intervened on her behalf. " ...Finally, Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis marched into the office and said, 'You either let her go or we're all walking and you're not going to have a show.'" Eddie Munster actor Butch Patrick explained to the Seattle Times. "And they let her go, but they blackballed her and she never worked again."

Following Beverley Owen's departure from "The Munsters," the show's producers found themselves in the difficult position of having to replace a cast member halfway through the first season. At last, they settled on Utah-born Pat Priest. Priest, the daughter of former Treasurer of the United States Ivy Baker Priest, had previously appeared in small roles on "My Favorite Martian" and the sci-fi series "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea." A dead ringer for Beverley Owen, Priest slipped into the role virtually unnoticed and co-starred on "The Munsters" until its cancellation in 1966.

Despite its strong first season, "The Munsters" was getting clobbered in the ratings by ABC's "Batman." Soon, CBS pulled the plug on show, but the Munsters weren't quite ready to slink off to the grave just yet. Hoping to generate foreign interest in the show for syndication, producers Joe Connoly and Bob Mosher brought the original cast together for the feature film, "Munster, Go Home!" in 1966. Unfortunately, Pat Priest wouldn't be invited along for the Munsters' last ride.

Connolly and Mosher considered Priest, who was approaching 30, too old to reprise her role and the part of Marilyn went to 17-year-old Debbie Watson. As detailed in "Drive-In Dream Girls," Priest was devastated. "I started to cry, I was so upset and Al [Lewis]...was the one that talked to me and calmed me down," Priest says. "They [the cast] all felt that it wasn't right, but they couldn't do anything about it."

Already a veteran TV actor at age 11, Butch Patrick replaced Nate "Happy" Derman in the role of youngest Munster, Eddie, after Derman was deemed unsuitable. Patrick's interpretation of Eddie as a normal kid who just happened to be a werewolf made him lovable, where Derman's snarling, feral performance was anything but.

Following the cancelation of "The Munsters," Butch Patrick continued to work as a child actor, appearing in episodes of "The Monkees," "I Dream of Genie," and "Family Affair." In 1970, Patrick starred in the Sid and Marty Kroft Saturday morning series "Lidsville" opposite legendary comic actor Charles Nelson Riley. The show briefly established Patrick as teen idol in the mold of David Cassidy, Bobby Sherman, and Davy Jones.

However, by 1974, life had taken a turn for the 21-year-old actor. Descending into alcohol and drug abuse, Patrick disappeared from public life. It would take Patrick decades to finally put drugs and alcohol behind him. "I had 40 years out in the ozone," Patrick told Australia's "Studio 10." "...I was a functioning alcoholic and drug addict... It caused me a lot of grief... Although most people didn't know about it, I tell people now about it because it's an epidemic. With my success, I lead by example... after 40 years, if I can do it... they can do it."

Along with its wacky cast of regulars, "The Munsters" featured a who's who of guest stars including classic horror actor John Carradine, a young Dom Deluise, and comedian Harvey Korman. Beloved comic actor Paul Lynde, best remembered for his flamboyant persona, flawless timing, and acerbic wit as a guest star on countless sitcoms throughout the 1960s and '70s, as well as his many unforgettable appearances on "Hollywood Squares," portrayed the Munsters' hopelessly near-sighted physician Dr. Dudley on three episodes in the show's first season.

As reported by the Hartford Courant, Lynde was an openly gay man in an era when LGBQT people were often forced to hide their sexuality. Wracked with insecurities and in constant fear of failure, Lynde struggled with his emotions. An alcoholic for most of his life, his fiery temper when drinking isolated him from friends and often cost him work. Sadly, by the time Lynde got sober, he had done irreparable damage to his career and his health. Paul Lynde suffered a fatal heart attack in 1982. He was only 55 years old.

Lily Munster went through a drastic transformation from the unaired pilot. Originally named Phoebe, the character was played by Joan Marshall, and she was a typically gothic vampire. With black tresses and skintight dresses, Phoebe was virtually a clone of Morticia Addams. However, the producers completely overhauled the character, and opted for a different actress.

Losing out on "The Munsters" paled to the other tragedies in Marshall's life. At 17, polio left her partially paralyzed. She made a complete recovery after taking up dance as therapy. In 1961, a role in William Castle's "Homicidal," turned out to be an embarrassing dead end. According to "The Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters," Marshall had a string of failed marriages (at least three and possibly as many as five). In the '70s, she left acting to become a writer. Marshall died of lung cancer in 1992, at the age of 61.

Fred Gwynne, died of pancreatic cancer in 1996, and the age of 66. Al Lewis passed away 10 years later, in 2006, and in 2007, Yvonne De Carlo died of heart failure at 84. With Beverley Owen's 2019 death at age 81 from ovarian cancer, Butch Patrick and Pat Priest are the last remaining principal cast members from the original "The Munsters."

Both Priest and Patrick are cancer survivors. As reported by The Rock Island Dispatch-Argus, Priest was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2010. After a successful series of treatments, Priest remains in remission. In 2011, Butch Patrick had surgery to remove a small cancerous mass from his prostate. As of writing, he remains cancer-free.

Butch Patrick, now in his late 60s, and Pat Priest, in his mid-80s, have embraced their past as part of TV's first family of fright. They often appear together at autograph shows and fan conventions, to the delight of generations of fans of "The Munsters."

The Munsters TV show was a 30 minute comedy series on CBS about a family of monster-like characters that didn't realize that they were different from "normal" people. The father looked remarkably like the Frankenstein monster. His wife appeared to be a vampire. His son looked like a "wolf-boy". There was the niece, however, who was perfectly ...

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The Munsters TV show was a 30 minute comedy series on CBS about a family of monster-like characters that didn't realize that they were different from "normal" people. The father looked remarkably like the Frankenstein monster. His wife appeared to be a vampire. His son looked like a "wolf-boy". There was the niece, however, who was perfectly normal. While they were very nice "monsters", their neighbors were naturally quite fearfull of them and their strange ways.

The Munsters Cast

Fred Gwynne .... Herman Yvonne De Carlo ... Lily Al Lewis .... Grandpa Butch Patrick .... Eddie Beverly Owen .... Marilyn (Episodes 1-13)

Pat Priest .... Marilyn (Episodes 14-70)

The Munsters Trivia

The Munsters lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. They had a pet dragon named "Spot" that lived under the stairs.

Fred Gwynne graduated from Harvard in 1951 and performed in the famous "Hasty Pudding Drag Revue" there! He has authored/illustrated several children's books.

The series was brought back for three seasons (with new actors) 22 years later and titled, "The Munsters Today". The original Munsters TV show (except the pilot) had been recorded in black and white and the new program in color. When the episodes were all shown together later in sydication, the new series colors were toned down so that they wasn't so much contrast between the episodes.

Herman Munster worked for a funeral parlor called, "Gateman, Goodbury & Graves" and was always looking for a better job.

Lily's name in the pilot episode was Phoebe.

Grandpa Munster's Drag-u-la racer was shown in the closing credits of every episode of the 2nd season but only appeared in one episode.

Yvonne De Carlo had already been a huge Hollywood star when she took the role of Lily Munster on this series. Her greatest role was probably that of Mose's wife Sephora in, "The Ten Commandments". In 1964, movie roles for actresses over 30 were almost non-existant and Yvonne was 42 years old so she moved her career to the small screen although she did manage to land several additional movie roles after that, the final one being in "Sorority House Murders (1993)". She won the title of "Miss Venice Beach" in 1938.

Al Lewis achieved a Ph.D. in child psychology from Columbia University. At one time, he worked in a circus act. He appeared on numerous television shows, starred on the series, "Car 54, Where Are You?" and appeared in vaudeville ... burlesque ... and broadway. When the series ended, he opened a restaurant in Greenwich Village called, "Grandpa's".

Butch Patrick actually wanted to "retire" from show business but needed money. He formed a musical group called, "Eddie and the Monsters" to capitalize on his role on The Munsters. His father (Ken Hunt) was once a pro baseball player.

Beverly Owen worked behind the scenes for "The Ed Sullivan Show" and the "Captain Kangaroo Show" prior to her appearance on the Munsters.

Pat Priest's father was U.S. Treasurer from 1953 to 1961. If you have any U.S. currency from those years, you'll see his signature on it. Pat was one of the lucky recipients of a car from Elvis Presley. Elvis bought cars for quite a few people over the years. Today, Pat buys houses that need work, restores and resells them.

Theme Song

Title: "The Munsters"

Lyrics By: "Bob Mosher"

Music By: "Jack Marshall"

NOTE: These lyrics never aired on the show. They were, however, heard on a 1964 record album titled, "At Home With The Munsters".

When you are walking down the street at night And behind you there's no one in view. But you hear mysterious feet at night, 

Then the Munsters are following you.

If you should meet this strange family Just forget what some people have said, The Munsters may shake your hand clammily

But they're not necessarily dead.

Behind their house you mustn't be afraid To see a figure digging with a spade. Perhaps someone didn't quite make the grade

With the Munsters, with the Munsters.

If when you're sleeping you dream a lot, Ghoulish nightmares parade through your head, And then you wake up and scream a lot,

Oh the Munsters are under your bed.

At midnight if creatures should prowl about, And if vampires and vultures swoop down. And werewolves and fiends shriek and howl about,

Oh the Munsters are out on the town.

One night I dared peak through their window screen, My hair turned white at such a crazy scene. Because every evening its Halloween

At the Munsters, at the Munsters.

Episodes List With Original Air Dates There was a pilot episode for the Munsters but it wasn't shown on air. The title Of The pilot was "My Fair Munster" and some Of The Cast were different. The pilot was reshot later and aired as episode #2!

Season 1

  1. Munster Masquerade (9/24/1964)
  2. My Fair Munster (10/1/1964)
  3. A Walk On The Mild Side (10/8/1964)
  4. Rock-a-Bye Munster (10/15/1964)
  5. Pike's Pique (10/22/1964)
  6. Lo-Cal Munster (10/29/1964)
  7. Tin Can Man (11/5/1964)
  8. Herman The Great (11/12/1964)
  9. Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie (11/19/1964)
  10. Autumn Croakus (11/26/1964)
  11. The Midnight Ride Of Herman Munster (12/3/1964)
  12. Sleeping Cutie (12/10/1964)
  13. Family Portrait (12/17/1964)
  14. Grandpa Leaves Home (12/24/1964)
  15. Herman's Rival (12/31/1964)
  16. Grandpa's Call Of The Wild (1/7/1965)
  17. All-Star Munster (1/14/1965)
  18. If A Martian Answers, Hang Up (1/21/1965)
  19. Eddie's Nickname (1/28/1965)
  20. Bats Of A Feather (2/4/1965)
  21. Don't Bank On Herman (2/11/1965)
  22. Dance With Me, Herman (2/18/1965)
  23. Follow That Munster (2/25/1965)
  24. Love Locked Out (3/4/1965)
  25. Come Back, Little Googie (3/11/1965)
  26. Far Out Munsters (3/18/1965)
  27. Munsters On The Move (3/25/1965)
  28. Movie Star Munster (4/1/1965)
  29. Herman The Rookie (4/8/1965)
  30. Country Club Munsters (4/15/1965)
  31. Love Comes To Mockingbird Heights (4/22/1965)
  32. Mummy Munster (4/29/1965)
  33. Lily Munster - Girl Model (5/6/1965)
  34. Munster The Magnificent (5/13/1965)
  35. Herman's Happy Valley (5/20/1965)
  36. Hot Rod Herman (5/27/1965)
  37. Herman's Raise (6/3/1965)
  38. Yes, Galen, There Is A Herman (6/10/1965)
Season 2
  1. Herman's Child Psychology (9/16/1965)
  2. Herman, The Master Spy (9/23/1965)
  3. Bronco Bustin' Munster (9/30/1965)
  4. Herman Munster, Shutter Bug (10/7/1965)
  5. Herman, Coach Of The Year (10/14/1965)
  6. Happy 100th Anniversary (10/21/1965)
  7. Operation Herman (10/28/1965)
  8. Lily's Star Boarder (11/4/1965)
  9. John Doe Munster (11/11/1965)
  10. The Man For Marilyn (11/18/1965)
  11. Herman's Driving Test (11//1965)
  12. Will Success Spoil Herman Munster? (12/2/1965)
  13. Underground Munster (12/9/1965)
  14. The Treasure Of Mockingbird Heights (12/23/1965)
  15. Herman's Peace Offensive (12/30/1965)
  16. Herman Picks A Winner (1/6/1966)
  17. Just Another Pretty Face (1/13/1966)
  18. Heap Big Herman (1/20/1966)
  19. The Most Beautiful Ghoul In The World (1/27/1966)
  20. Grandpa's Lost Wife (2/3/1966)
  21. The Fregosi Emerald (2/10/1966)
  22. Zombo (2/17/1966)
  23. Cyrano De Munster (2/24/1966)
  24. The Musician (3/3/1966)
  25. Prehistoric Munster (3/10/1966)
  26. A Visit From Johann (3/17/1966)
  27. Eddie's Brother (3/24/1966)
  28. Herman The Tire Kicker (3/31/1966)
  29. A House Divided (4/7/1966)
  30. Herman's Sorority Caper (4/14/1966)
  31. Herman's Lawsuit (4/21/1966)
  32. A Visit From The Teacher (5/12/1966)
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What The Cast Of The Munsters Did After The Show Ended

18-05-2021 · For more details, keep reading to learn what happened to the cast of "The Munsters" after the show ended. Fred Gwynne kept making us laugh NBC Universal Television, 20th Century Fox


It's surprising to look back and realize the original run of CBS' "The Munsters" lasted a mere two seasons. Premiering in September 1964, the Munster home closed its doors to visitors in 1966. Syndication, however, would breathe new life into the series and find a whole host of new fans, eventually rendering it one of America's most iconic sitcoms.

With its clever premise, "The Munsters" is able to poke fun at earlier family sitcoms, as well as popular monster movies. Unlike their counterparts on ABC's "The Addams Family" — whose series premiere and finale dates mirror those of "The Munsters" almost to the month — the characters of the Munsters household are largely harmless and surprisingly normal folk who just happen to be Frankenstein's Monster, Count Dracula, a young Wolfman, etc. The only exception is the young and lovely Marilyn, niece to Herman and Lily (who often express sympathy for what they call her "hideousness").  

Sadly, the majority of the sitcom's principal cast is no longer with us. Still, both those who survive and those who've left us made sure to lead lives much more colorful than the black-and-white show we remember them for. For more details, keep reading to learn what happened to the cast of "The Munsters" after the show ended.

One of the most recognizable faces from "The Munsters" is that of the late Fred Gwynne, who plays Herman Munster. In spite of being the very definition of a gentle giant, his appearance is so similar to that of Frankenstein's Monster that the very sight of Herman often inspires not only people to flee in terror but, sometimes, animals or even inanimate objects.

Previously known to audiences as the hapless Officer Muldoon on "Car 54, Where Are You?," Gwynne nevertheless found himself typecast after "The Munsters." Still, Gwynne kept working in film and TV, as well as pursuing other passions. In particular, Gwynne was a writer and illustrator of children's books. His first book, "Best in Show," hit stores in 1958, and between then and his death in 1993, he would go on to write and draw more pun-filled picture books like 1970's "The King Who Rained" and 1976's "A Chocolate Moose for Dinner." His final children's book, "Pondlarker," was published in 1990.

Interestingly, while his role of Herman Munster came relatively close to the beginning of his career, his two other famous roles came near the very end. In 1989, he starred as the grandfatherly neighbor Jud Crandall in the original adaptation of Stephen King's "Pet Sematary." The year before his death to pancreatic cancer, Gwynne made his final major motion picture appearance — and one of his most beloved — as the stern Judge Haller in the classic legal comedy "My Cousin Vinny."

While Herman might be bigger than everyone else, it's clear things would fall apart without the Munster matriarch, Lily, played by the late Yvonne De Carlo. Smarter than her well-intentioned but often dim-witted husband and caring deeply for her entire family, Lily is the glue that keeps the Munster household from crashing down around everyone's ears.

De Carlo was an ambitious actress who made big footsteps in Hollywood long before "The Munsters." She was appearing in bit movie parts as far back as the early '40s, and her breakthrough came when she was cast as Moses' wife, Sephora, in 1956's biblical epic "The Ten Commandments." The following year, she landed the female lead opposite Clark Gable in "Band of Angels." After "The Munsters" she continued to work in TV and movies, eventually appearing in almost 100 films during her lifetime.  

De Carlo died in January 2007 of heart failure. She was 84 years old. De Carlo's son, Brian Morgan, told Reuters she'd worked on two independent films before her death, but as of 2021, they'd yet to be released.

With that famous widow's peak, pointed ears, and fangs, the young Butch Patrick plays Eddie on "The Munsters" — a kind of werewolf/vampire hybrid who's son to Herman and Lily and master of Woof-Woof, the Wolfman doll often found in his arms. In 2004, Patrick told The Seattle Times that at the age of 10, he won out over 500 other kids to become Eddie Munster. 

While Eddie Munster would remain Patrick's biggest cultural splash, he rarely if ever expresses anything but gratitude about the role in interviews. He told The Seattle Times the only "rough time" he ever experienced in terms of being associated with "The Munsters" was right after the show was canceled. Patrick said his Eddie Munster fame inadvertently caused problems. "Wherever I went, 3 or 400 kids would follow," Patrick recalled, claiming the resulting disturbances got him expelled from junior high. 

Patrick made a lasting impression in kids' TV in the 1971-73 Saturday morning show "Lidsville," but it wasn't long after that he took a long break from acting. For the most part, he's taken smaller, self-referential roles in the 21st century, like playing himself in the 2003 comedy "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star." While he was a child when he first worked with them, he told in 2017 that, before their deaths, he was able to reconnect and form friendships with his former co-stars Al Lewis and Yvonne De Carlo

What happens when Count Dracula retires? He becomes Grandpa Munster. Spending much of his free time working in the Munsters' basement laboratory, Grandpa's experiments often cause trouble in the family, and even when they don't, he goes out of his way to start problems by constantly trying and failing to bite everyone's arm.

While Lewis continued to act professionally until a few years before his death, there was nothing quite as memorable as his turn as Grandpa Munster, and considering his subsequent work, he seemed to have been the most comfortable with the post-series typecasting. For example, Lewis was the only member of the original cast to lend his voice to the ultimately unsold 1973 animated pilot "The Mini-Munsters." Lewis was also extremely comfortable using his time on "The Munsters" in later pursuits, like his run as the Green Party candidate for the governorship of New York State, when he unsuccessfully attempted to get his name on the ballot listed as "Grandpa Al Lewis." 

Lewis died in February 2006 of natural causes at the age of 82. There was initially some confusion regarding his age at the time of his death, due in no small part for Lewis' own mischievous storytelling. Lewis was known to blatantly lie about his past, including claiming that Charlie Manson babysat his children and that he had "worked every single entertainment medium, including some that don't exist."

In a house full of monsters, the pretty one is the outcast — serving as proof is Marilyn Munster, niece to Herman and Lily. In fact, the more "unique" looking characters would often comment on her "plain" looks. While another actress would soon replace her, Marilyn was played by Beverley Owen for the first 13 episodes of "The Munsters."

According to "The Munsters" co-star Butch Patrick, Owen was well-liked among the cast, but she was nevertheless "very homesick and in love" with her future husband Jon Stone. Patrick told The Seattle Times that Owen begged to be let out of her contract without luck, until co-stars Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis stood up for her and threatened a full cast walkout. Patrick said, "They let [Owen] go, but they blackballed her, and she never worked again." This was an exaggeration ... but not by much. Her only post-"Munsters" screen work — beside the posthumously released unaired "Munsters" pilot — was a brief stint as Dr. Paula McCrea on the soap opera "Another World."

We don't know a lot about Owen's life after the early '70s. According to Deadline, she divorced the late "writer, producer, and editor" Jon Stone in 1974, and in 1989, she earned a master's in early American history. In February 2019, at the age of 81, Owen died of ovarian cancer. 

While Beverley Owen didn't stay with "The Munsters" long, her character of Marilyn Munster remained in the series. And in Season 1's "Grandpa Leaves Home," actress Pat Priest made her first "Munsters" appearance, replacing Owen. Priest remained in the role until the end of the series, though she was replaced by Debbie Watson for the 1966 feature "Munsters, Go Home!" — a fact that stung at the time. "I was devastated not to be in the film," Priest said in a 2020 interview, explaining, "I was 29, and my contract was up for renewal, so I think they wanted a younger actress and didn't want to pay me more."

After "The Munsters," Priest made one-off appearances in series like "Bewitched," "Mission: Impossible," and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," but she retired from professional acting by the end of the '70s, with seemingly few regrets. In 2019, she said in an interview (via the Mansfield News Journal), "I've done everything I wanted to do and gone everywhere I wanted to go. I'm 83 now, and whatever happens in the future is all just pluses." 

She did, however, lightheartedly point out a missed opportunity. In 1967, Priest co-starred with the late Elvis Presley in the musical comedy "Easy Come, Easy Go," and not only did she neglect to ask for an autograph, but she bought a Cadillac from the King and traded it in a few years later rather than storing it and "using it for one of [her] retirement plans."

A smart-mouthed and unnamed raven is a regular feature on "The Munsters." The bird pops out of the cuckoo clock to deliver its quips, usually at Herman Munster's expense. While we don't know what happened to the prop, we have some info on the two actors who voiced the bird at different times — Mel Blanc and Bob Hastings. 

Nicknamed "The Man with a Thousand Voices," Mel Blanc is one of the most influential voice actors in entertainment. He first became famous for voicing such iconic "Looney Tunes" characters as Porky Pig and Bugs Bunny, and he later played famous Hanna-Barbera characters on shows like "The Flintstones" and "The Jetsons." Blanc died in July 1989 at the age of 81 due to complications from emphysema and coronary artery disease.

And while Bob Hastings' voice work grew much more prolific in his later years, he was best known as Captain Binghamton's useless yes-man, Lt. Elroy Carpenter, on "McHale's Navy." In the '70s, he enjoyed the memorable recurring role of bar owner Tommy Kelsey on the controversial sitcom "All in the Family." While his face may be more recognizable to older audiences, his voice is doubtless more familiar to younger ones. In "Batman: The Animated Series" — as well as many of the series, video games, and features that sprang from it — Hastings is the voice of Commissioner James Gordon. Hastings died in 2014 from prostate cancer. He was 89 years old. 

If you're a monster, your best option for medical care just might be the recurring character Dr. Dudley, played by the late Paul Lynde in his first three appearances. Along with being as clumsy as Herman Munster, Dr. Dudley has remarkably bad eyesight, which is probably why he doesn't run screaming when the Munsters come in for check-ups. 

Paul Lynde was one of the most recognizable faces of comedy in the sitcoms of '60s America. Along with "The Munsters," Lynde would regularly pop up in sitcoms like "I Dream of Jeannie," "The Flying Nun," and "F Troop." In one of his most beloved roles, he played uncle to the incognito witch Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) on "Bewitched." He was also a favorite on the celebrity game show "The Hollywood Squares" since its beginning. "Looney Tunes" legend Mel Brooks once said of Lynde that he was such a natural comedian that he could make audiences laugh by reading "a phone book, tornado alert, or seed catalogue."

Lots of urban legends swirled around Lynde's death in 1982 at the age of 55. He was found in his bedroom by his friend, Paul Barresi, and soon rumors spread that his body was found naked, with implications that he'd been murdered either by a secret lover or a sex worker. In later years, however, investigations confirmed the coroner's report that a heart attack was to blame for Lynde's passing. 

By Season 2 of "The Munsters," Paul Lynde was busy playing a witch's uncle on ABC's "Bewitched," so for Dr. Dudley's appearance in "Just Another Pretty Face," Lynde was replaced by the rising comedy star Dom DeLuise. 

By the '80s, DeLuise was a household name. He was a regular fixture in Burt Reynolds comedies — particularly Reynolds' signature film series like "Cannonball Run" and "Smokey and the Bandit." He's also in most of the best Mel Brooks comedies, including 1974's "Blazing Saddles," 1981's "History of the World, Part I," and 1993's "Robin Hood: Men in Tights." And it wasn't just adults that DeLuise made laugh. The funny man's voice made memorable contributions to animated films like "The Secret of NIMH" and "An American Tail." Not to mention that he plays the talent agent who takes notice of Kermit the Frog's crooning in the first scene of 1979's "The Muppet Movie."

In May 2009, DeLuise died from kidney failure. He was 75 years old. Speaking of his old collaborator, Mel Brooks recalled that DeLuise "created so much joy and laughter on the set that you couldn't get your work done." Brooks added that every time he cast DeLuise in a film, he added two days to the filming schedule "just for laughter."

In the world of "The Munsters", even monsters need gainful employment, and Herman provides for his family by working, fittingly, at Gateman, Goodbury, and Graves Funeral Parlor. Herman's stern boss is one of the partners, Mr. Gateman, played the by the late, prolific actor John Carradine.

In addition to classics like "Stagecoach" and "The Grapes of Wrath," Carradine was known for regularly appearing in low-budget films, particularly B horror movies. He claimed he'd appeared in "nearly 500 movies," also saying he'd shown up uncredited in about 30 features before his first credited job in 1930's "Tol'able David." He was often unromantic in speaking about his career, saying, "I think I'm better at acting than I am at dairy farming, and that's why I'm involved in it." He also advised his sons to steer clear of acting, though none of them took his advice. 

While Bruce Carradine's career didn't last long, the Carradine legacy includes Robert Carradine ("Revenge of the Nerds"), Keith Carradine ("Nashville," "Deadwood") and the late David Carradine ("Kung Fu," "Kill Bill"). After playing in films like "The Shootist," "The Howling," and "The Secret of NIMH," John Carradine died in December 1988 of kidney and heart failure. He was 82 years old.

While Eddie Munster's friend, Googie, only makes a single appearance in "The Munsters," it proves to be a memorable one. In spite of being a little boy surrounded by literal monsters, in some ways, Googie is the most monstrous in Season 1's "Come Back, Little Googie." For example, after being introduced to Grandpa Munster, he quips, "I never seen a penguin smokin' a cigar before." When he meets Herman, he shocks the big man with a hidden hand buzzer (though, to be fair, considering Herman is Frankenstein's Monster, you'd think electric shocks wouldn't be such a big deal).

Googie is played by the young Bill Mumy, who would go on to become an icon of sci-fi fandom. He would land his most famous role as Will Robinson in "Lost in Space" the same year he appeared on "The Munsters." Along with brief appearances in series like "The Rockford Files," "Matlock," and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," he kept expanding his geek cred by landing roles in beloved sci-fi series. For example, he played the loyal diplomatic aide Lennier in "Babylon 5," and while it was only a one-off, he starred as a Starfleet officer in one of the most emotionally powerful episodes of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," Season 7's "The Siege of AR-558." 

Mumy is also a songwriter, singer, and musician who earned an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Music Direction and Composition" for his work on the puppet musical series "Adventures in Wonderland." 

Before so many TV series turned to serial formats, it wasn't at all rare for certain actors to show up in sitcoms multiple times as completely different characters, and such was the case with the late Harvey Korman on "The Munsters." Korman appeared three times on the sitcom, each time in a new role. In Season 1's "Family Portrait", he's photographer Lennie Bates. And he's there for the season finale "Yes, Galen, There is a Human" as German psychiatrist Dr. Leinbach, and in Season 2's "Prehistoric Munster," he's the eminent scientist Professor Gearhart von Fagenspahen.

Like "Munsters" veterans Paul Lynde and Dom DeLuise, Korman was one of the most beloved comedian actors of the '70s, one often associated with Mel Brooks. Perhaps his most well-remembered film role is the crooked attorney general Hedley Lamarr in 1974's satirical "Blazing Saddles." On the small screen, he was extremely popular as what he described as "luminous second banana" to the titular host of the decades-spanning variety/sketch comedy hit "The Carol Burnett Show."

In 2008, at the age of 81, Korman died of complications due to an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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The Munsters: Rob Zombie Offers New Look at Cast of Reboot

Instagram The photo shows off Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster, and Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa "The Count" Munster. The film also stars Richard Brake,...

As fans wait for our first official looks at the upcoming The Munsters film from Rob Zombie, the filmmaker has taken to Instagram to show off a new behind-the-scenes look at the adaptation's stars. There's a number of reasons that horror fans are looking forward to the upcoming adventure, whether it be because of Zombie's talents behind the camera or the built-in fans interested in all things Munsters after their decades of adventures, with even a behind-the-scenes look at the project building more excitement for the outing. Stay tuned for details on the upcoming The Munsters movie.

"It takes quite a team to keep these Munsters looking so fresh and camera ready from sunrise to sunset," Zombie captioned the photo of the stars on the set of the film.

The photo shows off Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster, and Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa "The Count" Munster. The film also stars Richard Brake, Catherine Schell, Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson, Jorge Garcia, and Sylvester McCoy. 

In the decades since his directorial debut with 2003's House of 1000 Corpses, Zombie has pushed the boundaries of genre filmmaking and has never shied away from exploring grim and gruesome stories, which led fans to wonder what his approach would be toward a family-friendly series full of monsters. Earlier this month, it was confirmed that the project would be rated PG for "macabre and suggestive material, scary images, and language." 

Despite the excitement for the project, fans are still unaware of when or where the movie will debut. When its official rating was confirmed, it was revealed that the film was set to be distributed by Universal Home Entertainment, understandably sparking speculation that the project could be heading towards a streaming service like Peacock as opposed to earning a theatrical release. 

Whenever or wherever the movie might be debuting, star Peterson shared her excitement about the project earlier this month.

"I had the best time with all of the actors that I was working with, and we had so much fun," Peterson expressed to Variety. "The people there, the set, they built the house -- oh, my God, it was just all magical. It was like The Munsters came alive. It was insane."

She added, "Sheri is freaking adorable as Lily Munster. I see on social media people asking, 'Why is Rob always casting her?' Because she's freaking good. I think she killed it and people will be really surprised and really like her character."


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The Munsters Today

15-10-2021 · The Munsters TodayGenreSitcomDirected byNorman AbbottBob Claver

The Munsters Today title card.pngThe Munsters TodayGenreSitcomDirected byNorman Abbott
Bob Claver
Bonnie Franklin[1]
Peter Isacksen
Marlene Laird
Lee Lochhead
Russ Petranto
Scott Redman
Doug RogersStarringJohn Schuck
Lee Meriwether
Howard Morton
Jason Marsden
Hilary Van DykeTheme music composerJack MarshallComposersBill Fulton
Larry GroupéCountry of originUnited StatesOriginal languageEnglishNo. of seasons3No. of episodes73 (list of episodes)ProductionExecutive producersArthur L. Annecharico
Bryan Joseph
Lloyd J. SchwartzProducerBryan JosephCamera setupMulti-cameraRunning time22–24 minutesProduction companiesThe Arthur Company
MCA TVDistributorMCA TV
NBCUniversal Television DistributionReleaseOriginal networkSyndicationOriginal releaseOctober 8, 1988 (1988-10-08) –
May 25, 1991 (1991-05-25)ChronologyPreceded byThe Munsters

The Munsters Today is an American sitcom and a revival of the original 1964–66 sitcom The Munsters that aired in syndication from October 8, 1988 to May 25, 1991.[2][3]


The series concerns the day-to-day life of a family of benign monsters, with married couple Herman Munster and vampire Lily Munster. Lily's Father Grandpa, who is also a vampire, lives with the family. Herman and Lily have a son named Eddie, who is a werewolf, and their niece, Marilyn, whom the family deems as strange, but is the only “normal” member of the family, also lives with them.

This sequel series starts with Grandpa creates "Sleeping Chambers," coffins which make the user fall asleep for a selected amount of time, and insists the entire family try them out. After Grandpa sets the dial for 30 minutes and shuts the door, a flash of light and a falling beam change the dial to "Forever." 22 years later, a man named Mr. Prescott and his assistant explore the Munsters' house with plans to turn it into a parking lot when they unknowingly awaken the Munsters from their Sleeping Chambers. Finding themselves in the 1980s, the Munsters work to adjust themselves to the current time period.


Main cast

The cast of "The Munsters Today."
  • John Schuck as Herman Munster
  • Lee Meriwether as Lily Munster
  • Jason Marsden as Edward "Eddie" Wolfgang Munster
  • Hilary Van Dyke as Marilyn Munster
  • Howard Morton as "Grandpa" Vladimir Dracula

Recurring cast

  • Mary Cadorette as Dee Dee Nelson
  • Richard Steven Horvitz as Howie Buchanan
  • Greg Mullavey as Roger Nelson
  • Scott Reeves as Dustin Nelson

Special guest stars

  • Kaye Ballard as Mother Earth
  • Billy Barty as Genie
  • Shelley Berman as Sam Hawkins
  • Jonathan Brandis as Matt Glover
  • Dr. Joyce Brothers as Mrs. Cousins
  • Ruth Buzzi as Dracula's Mother
  • Gordon Cooper as Himself
  • Bill Daily as Count Strimpkin
  • Dustin Diamond as Rob
  • Moosie Drier as Andy Graves
  • Nancy Dussault as Dr. Sandra Brown
  • Nanette Fabray as Dottie
  • Norman Fell as Mr. Maurice
  • Christopher Fielder as Damien
  • Lucy Lee Flippin as Natasha Jones
  • Kathleen Freeman as Grandma
  • George Furth as Dr. Carver
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor as Herself
  • Kip King as Burt Fearman
  • Dave Madden as Mr. Preston
  • Eddie Mekka as Mr. Sweetzer
  • Richard Moll as Genghis Khan
  • Pat Morita as Mr. Watanabe
  • Don Most as Barney Morley
  • Lois Nettleton as Jessica Brown
  • Daniel Riordan as Headlock Henderson
  • Marcia Wallace as Dr. Susan Evans
  • Jo De Winter as Katja Dracula
  • Yetta as Shirley



This color revival of The Munsters starred John Schuck (Herman), Lee Meriwether (Lily), Howard Morton (Grandpa), Hilary Van Dyke (Marilyn) and Jason Marsden (Eddie), and broadcast 73 episodes from October 8, 1988, to May 25, 1991, giving it more first-run episodes than the original series. The pilot explained the 22-year gap following the original series by showing the family as they were in 1966. They were testing out a machine that Grandpa had created. The machine allows someone to sleep for ages without aging. But then an accident took place; the family then proceeds to sleep for years, only to wake up in 1988.[4]

It was created following a failed attempt to revive the show with most of the original cast (Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis and Yvonne De Carlo) in the 1981 NBC telefilm The Munsters' Revenge.



TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
"Still the Munsters After All These Years"John RobinsLloyd J. SchwartzUnaired
Series pilot: Grandpa creates "Sleeping Chambers," coffins which make the user fall asleep for a selected amount of time, and insists the entire family try them out. After Grandpa sets the dial for 30 minutes and shuts the door, a flash of light and a falling beam change the dial to "Forever." Twenty-two years later, a developer named Mr. Preston (Dave Madden) and his assistant want to buy the Munsters' home and turn it into a parking lot. While Mr. Preston and his assistant are exploring the house, down in Grandpa's lab, the assistant gets tangled in spider webs and knocks the dial to "off." The Munster family awakens to the world of 1988 and have to figure out a way to buy back their own house which is being foreclosed upon due to 22 years of missed taxed payments and fines.

Season 1 (1988–89)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Vampire Pie"Norman AbbottBarbara BerkowitzOctober 8, 1988 (1988-10-08)
Herman decides to enter a baking contest, using an old family recipe. Too bad there was an ingredient Grandpa forgot...
22"A Little Russian Dressing"Dick HarwoodHope Juber & Lloyd J. SchwartzOctober 15, 1988 (1988-10-15)
33"Flyweight Champion of the World"Bob ClaverBryan JosephOctober 22, 1988 (1988-10-22)
After being bullied, Grandpa mixes Eddie a strong-man formula that inflates Eddie's ego as well as his muscles.
44"Magna Cum Munsters"Bob ClaverAnn Gibbs & Joel KimmelOctober 29, 1988 (1988-10-29)
After feeling useless for not being asked questions in his home, Herman takes night school, which leads him to the fourth grade: in Eddie's class.
55"Designing Munsters"Peter IsacksenBill Rosenthal & Noah TaftNovember 5, 1988 (1988-11-05)
66"Farewell, Grandpa"Peter IsacksenElroy SchwartzNovember 12, 1988 (1988-11-12)
Grandpa is in big trouble when the family finds out he forgot to get a green-card when he came to the country. After Herman breaks him out, only an invisibility potion can save them.
77"Corporate Munsters"Bonnie FranklinBill Rosenthal & Noah TaftNovember 19, 1988 (1988-11-19)
Stock that Herman bought many years ago has accumulated so much that he holds a position in the business. However, he debates keeping the job when it conflicts with Eddie and Father/Son Day.
88"Herman the Astronaut"Doug RogersDanny MorrisNovember 26, 1988 (1988-11-26)
99"Rock Fever"Peter IsacksenTed Bergman & Kathy JosephDecember 3, 1988 (1988-12-03)
1010"Professor Grandpa"Lee LochheadWilliam CyrDecember 10, 1988 (1988-12-10)
1111"Say Ah!"Doug RogersBryan JosephDecember 17, 1988 (1988-12-17)
1212"A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Cereal"Peter IsacksenSteven Baum & Neil Alan LevyDecember 28, 1988 (1988-12-28)
After saving a kid, Herman becomes a hero. When a cereal company offers him a deal, he accepts. But once he finds out the cereal is a flop, will he keep on endorsing it?
1313"Computer Mating"Lee LochheadHope Juber & Kim MortensenFebruary 4, 1989 (1989-02-04)
Grandpa gets a new girlfriend after feeling lonely. But after finding out his girlfriend has buried a large amount of husbands, Herman and Lily fear for Grandpa's life.
1414"McMunsters"Doug RogersPatty Gordon & Joy GrdnicFebruary 11, 1989 (1989-02-11)
1515"One Flu Over the Munsters' Nest"Lee LochheadAnn GibbsFebruary 18, 1989 (1989-02-18)
1616"Green Eyed Munsters"Peter IsacksenBill Rosenthal & Noah TaftFebruary 25, 1989 (1989-02-25)
Herman gets jealous when Lily's teacher takes up too much of her time. Will he win her back?
1717"The Not So Great Escape"Bob ClaverMichael DavidoffMarch 4, 1989 (1989-03-04)
1818"Two Left Feet"Peter IsacksenAnn Gibbs & Joel KimmelMarch 11, 1989 (1989-03-11)
1919"Lights, Camera, Munsters"Peter IsacksenAdele Styler & Burt StylerApril 29, 1989 (1989-04-29)
Marilyn gets to make a movie for a project, while the family debates what type of film she should do. Meanwhile, Eddie is doing poor in school, causing panic for the teacher when it turns out that a parent-teacher conference is in order.
2020"Neighborly Munsters"Norman AbbottBill Rosenthal & Noah TaftMay 6, 1989 (1989-05-06)
With new neighbors next door, everyone tries to make a good impression, while the wife tries to do everything to get a fancy pool in her yard (which would dig into the Munsters') except talk with them.
2121"Munster Hoopsters"Lee LochheadMarc BrownMay 13, 1989 (1989-05-13)
Eddie wants to take up basketball, so that Herman can brag about him. There's only one problem: he cannot sink a shot!
2222"Don't Cry Wolfman"Peter IsacksenLloyd J. SchwartzMay 20, 1989 (1989-05-20)
When two burglars hid the fortune in the Munster house, they were asleep. Now that they are awake, they devise a plan: one would pretend to be one of them. Unfortunately, he comes to like the Munsters' ways and even saves them. In the end, the "wolfman" burglar and the Munsters all vote to return the money.
2323"The Howling"Peter IsacksenBob Hilgenberg & Billy RibackMay 27, 1989 (1989-05-27)
2424"Eau de Munster"Peter IsacksenBryan JosephJune 3, 1989 (1989-06-03)
When the town wants to demolish Munster Moore for a museum, Herman tries to put a stop to it. There's only one problem: Grandpa accidentally got him with a love potion, which takes effect on the woman running the idea.

Season 2 (1989–90)

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251"Threehundredsomething"Bonnie FranklinBill Rosenthal & Noah TaftOctober 7, 1989 (1989-10-07)
262"There's No Place Like Home"Lee LochheadLeslie Eberhard & Barbara HobartOctober 14, 1989 (1989-10-14)
273"Raging Hormones"Scott RedmanJeffrey J. SachsOctober 21, 1989 (1989-10-21)
284"Murder in Munsterland"Bob ClaverRon Jarvis & Philip A. ScorzaOctober 28, 1989 (1989-10-28)
295"The Trial"Bonnie FranklinJanice Pieroni & Bruce TeicherNovember 4, 1989 (1989-11-04)
306"It's a Wonderful Afterlife"Bruce BilsonMichael DavidoffNovember 11, 1989 (1989-11-11)
317"The Eyes Have It"Scott RedmanMark CassuttNovember 18, 1989 (1989-11-18)
328"It's a Sad, Sad World"Bonnie FranklinBryan JosephNovember 25, 1989 (1989-11-25)
339"The Melting Pot"Bonnie FranklinAndrew BorakoveDecember 1989 (1989-12)
3410"Once in a Blue Moon"Bonnie FranklinBill Rosenthal & Noah TaftDecember 9, 1989 (1989-12-09)
3511"Drac the Ripper"Peter IsacksenRobert SchechterDecember 16, 1989 (1989-12-16)
3612"Gateman and Son"Bonnie FranklinBryan JosephJanuary 27, 1990 (1990-01-27)
3713"Reunion"Scott RedmanLisa DeBenedictis & Daryl Rowland (s)
Leslie Eberhard & Barbara Hobart (t)
February 3, 1990 (1990-02-03)
3814"Pants on Fire"Peter IsacksenAndrew BorakoveFebruary 10, 1990 (1990-02-10)
3915"Munstergeist"Lee LochheadBill Rosenthal & Noah TaftFebruary 17, 1990 (1990-02-17)
4016"Never Say Die"Bonnie FranklinMichael DavidoffFebruary 24, 1990 (1990-02-24)
4117"It's a Baby"Scott RedmanDavid Carren & J. Larry Carroll (s)
Scott Redman (t)
March 3, 1990 (1990-03-03)
4218"Tell 'Em Herman Sent You"Bonnie FranklinPaul LanderApril 28, 1990 (1990-04-28)
4319"Thicker Than Water"Lee LochheadAndrew Borakove & Michael DavidoffMay 5, 1990 (1990-05-05)
4420"Misadventures in Time"Bonnie FranklinCarol Hatfield Sarasohn & Lane SarasohnMay 12, 1990 (1990-05-12)
4521"Will the Real Herman Munster Please Stand Up?"Bonnie FranklinDonna Blinder & Laura Glendinning (s)
Bill Rosenthal & Noah Taft (t)
May 19, 1990 (1990-05-19)
4622"Deadlock"Lee LochheadJanice Pieroni & Bruce TeicherMay 26, 1990 (1990-05-26)
4723"Take This Job and Shovel It"Lee LochheadRobert SchechterJune 2, 1990 (1990-06-02)
4824"That's Gratitude"Bonnie FranklinMichael DavidoffJune 9, 1990 (1990-06-09)

Season 3 (1990–91)

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491"The Silver Bullet"Russ PetrantoAndrew BorakoveOctober 6, 1990 (1990-10-06)
502"The Reel Munsters"Russ PetrantoAlan MoskowitzOctober 13, 1990 (1990-10-13)
513"Wishing You Were Here"Russ PetrantoRobert SchechterOctober 20, 1990 (1990-10-20)
524"Three Munsters and a Baby"Russ PetrantoMichael Lyons & Kimberley WellsOctober 27, 1990 (1990-10-27)
535"It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To"Russ PetrantoMark MillerNovember 3, 1990 (1990-11-03)
546"Makin' Waves"Russ PetrantoAndrew BorakoveNovember 10, 1990 (1990-11-10)
557"Just Another Pretty Face"Russ PetrantoHoward Friedlander & Ken PeragineNovember 17, 1990 (1990-11-17)
Remake of an original episode from the 1960s series.
568"Kiss Kiss"Russ PetrantoAndrew BorakoveNovember 24, 1990 (1990-11-24)
579"Mind Reader"Russ PetrantoMark MillerDecember 1, 1990 (1990-12-01)
5810"No More Mr. Nice Guy"Marlene LairdJanice Pieroni & Bruce TeicherDecember 8, 1990 (1990-12-08)
5911"A House Divided"Scott RedmanMark CassuttJanuary 19, 1991 (1991-01-19)
6012"A Matter of Trust"Jerry RossJeffrey RusselJanuary 26, 1991 (1991-01-26)
6113"Large"Russ PetrantoAlan Moskowitz (t) & Robert Schechter (s)February 2, 1991 (1991-02-02)
6214"Genie from Hell"Russ PetrantoBryan JosephFebruary 9, 1991 (1991-02-09)
6315"Lotsa Luck"Russ PetrantoBryan JosephFebruary 16, 1991 (1991-02-16)
6416"If I Only Knew Now"Scott RedmanCraig Kellem (s) & Alan Moskowitz (t)February 23, 1991 (1991-02-23)
6517"Beating of Your Heart"Russ PetrantoAndrew BorakoveMarch 2, 1991 (1991-03-02)
6618"Parenthood vs. Childhood"Marlene LairdNeil Rosen & George TrickerMarch 9, 1991 (1991-03-09)
6719"Das Trunk"Russ PetrantoAndrew Borakove (t) & Ann Gibbs (s) & Bryan Joseph (t) & Joel Kimmel (s)March 16, 1991 (1991-03-16)
6820"A-Camping We Will Go"Russ PetrantoMark MillerApril 27, 1991 (1991-04-27)
6921"Breaking the Chain"Peter IsacksenMark CassuttMay 4, 1991 (1991-05-04)
7022"Diary of a Mad Munsterwife"Russ PetrantoMark MillerMay 11, 1991 (1991-05-11)
7123"The Bet"Russ PetrantoJanice Pieroni & Bruce TeicherMay 18, 1991 (1991-05-18)
7224"Family Night"Russ PetrantoJames GatesMay 25, 1991 (1991-05-25)


The series lasted three seasons in syndication, and proved popular with international audiences.[citation needed]

The series proved to be very popular in the United Kingdom where the ITV channel started to air it from 1990, scheduling it in the Saturday lunchtime slot (usually 12.30pm) which attracted a younger family audience and proved very popular, however some ITV regions choose to air it in on Saturday early evenings (around 5.30pm), providing a decent family-friendly lead-in for their important Saturday prime time schedule.[5][unreliable source?]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1990 Daytime Emmy Awards Won Outstanding Achievement in Makeup Gilbert A. Mosko and Carlos Yeaggy
1991 Won Outstanding Achievement in Makeup David Abbott, Gilbert A. Mosko and Carlos Yeaggy
Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling Jody Lawrence
1989 Young Artist Awards Nominated Best Syndicated Family Drama or Comedy Series
Best Young Actress in a Family Syndicated Show Hilary Van Dyke
Best Young Actor in a Family Syndicated Show Jason Marsden
1990 Nominated Best Young Actress in an Off-Primetime Family Series Hilary Van Dyke
Best Young Actor in an Off-Primetime Family Series Jason Marsden
Best Off-Primetime Family Series
1991 Nominated Outstanding Young Comedian in a Television Series Jason Marsden
Best Young Actress Starring in an Off-Primetime Series Hilary Van Dyke
Best Young Actor Starring in an Off-Primetime Series Jason Marsden
Best Off-Primetime Family Series


City Station
Boston WSBK 38[6]
Charleston WCSC 5[7]
Chicago WPWR 50[8][9]
Cleveland WOIO 19[10]
Fort Wayne WFFT 55[11]
Green Bay WGBA 26[12]
Greensboro WGGT 48[13]
Hartford WTIC 61[14]
Minneapolis KITN 29[15]
Oakland KTVU 2[16][17]
Oklahoma City KAUT 43[18]
Philadelphia WTXF 29[19]
Salem WBKI 58[20]
Salt Lake City KSTU 13[21]
Seattle KTZZ 22[22][23]
Secaucus WWOR 9[24][25]
Spokane KAYU 28[26]
Tacoma KCPQ 13[27]
Yakima KCYU 41[28]

See also

  • The New Addams Family
  • Vampire film
  • List of vampire television series


  1. ^ Buck, Jerry (1989-07-19). "Bonnie Franklin Directing 'Munsters Today'". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-10.
  2. ^ "BBC – Comedy Guide – The Munsters Today". Archived from the original on 2005-03-01. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  3. ^ Dretzka, Gary (1988-10-08). "Bright Mood Makes New 'Munsters' A Bore". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2010-10-10.
  4. ^ Clark, Kenneth R (1988-09-20). "Munsters Awaken From 22-year Nap". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2010-10-10.
  5. ^ "More TV Memories – the Munsters Today". 9 January 2020.
  6. ^ "CONNECTICUT TV- Sunday December 3, 1989". Radio Discussions. February 15, 2006.
  7. ^ "Retro: Charleston, SC, Sat. Nov 10, 1990, 7am-8pm". Radio Discussions. March 13, 2012.
  8. ^ Clark, Kenneth R. (September 20, 1988). "MUNSTERS AWAKEN FROM 22-YEAR NAP". Chicago Tribune.
  9. ^ "Retro: Chicago, Friday, May 31, 1991". Radio Discussions. May 26, 2019.
  10. ^ "Retro Cleveland/Akron: Saturday, February 17, 1990". Radio Discussions. January 12, 2011.
  11. ^ "Northern Indiana - Sunday, February 26, 1989". Radio Discussions. October 13, 2006.
  12. ^ "Retro: Northern Wisconsin/Western U.P. Michigan Fri, Mar 15, 1991". Radio Discussions. March 12, 2010.
  13. ^ "Retro: North Carolina, 9/14/91". Radio Discussions. August 25, 2005.
  14. ^ "HARTFORD/NEW HAVEN RETRO - March 23-29, 1991 - Independents/Fox Affiliate". Radio Discussions. February 26, 2006.
  15. ^ "Retro: Minnesota Thurs 6/24/93". Radio Discussions. October 19, 2005.
  16. ^ KTVU 2 The Munsters Today Promo (1988) on YouTube
  17. ^ 80's Commercials Vol. 434 on YouTube
  18. ^ "Retro: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Week of August 11th, 1991". Radio Discussions. October 20, 2018.
  19. ^ "Who aired what where: Lesser-known syndicated shows". Radio Discussions. June 16, 2017.
  20. ^ "Retro: Louisville/Cincinnati, Wednesday, November 8, 1995". Radio Discussions. February 10, 2018.
  21. ^ "Retro: Salt Lake City, Sunday, November 5, 1989". Radio Discussions. November 13, 2017.
  22. ^ "The Munsters Today" US TV promo (1990) on YouTube
  23. ^ KTZZ The Munsters Today promo, 1990 on YouTube
  24. ^ 1989 - The Munsters Today on YouTube
  25. ^ "Munsters Today" Promo on YouTube
  26. ^ "Retro: Spokane, Washington — Sunday, February 19, 1989". Radio Discussions. January 24, 2019.
  27. ^ "Retro: Yakima, WA; Sat. July 15th, 1989". Radio Discussions. August 2, 2015.
  28. ^ "Who aired what where: Lesser-known syndicated shows". Radio Discussions. May 2, 2016.

External links

  • The Munsters Today at IMDb
  • The Munsters Today Information Archives
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16-12-2021 · The following is an episode list for the CBS sitcom The Munsters.The series began broadcast on September 24, 1964, and ended on May 12, 1966. Munster, Go Home! was a feature-length theatrical film released on June 15, 1966. A made-for-television film, entitled The Munsters' Revenge, aired 15 years later on February 27, 1981.

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The following is an episode list for the CBS sitcom The Munsters. The series began broadcast on September 24, 1964, and ended on May 12, 1966.

Munster, Go Home! was a feature-length theatrical film released on June 15, 1966. A made-for-television film, entitled The Munsters' Revenge, aired 15 years later on February 27, 1981.[1]

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
138September 24, 1964 (1964-09-24)June 10, 1965 (1965-06-10)
232September 16, 1965 (1965-09-16)May 12, 1966 (1966-05-12)
SpecialApril 18, 1965 (1965-04-18)



TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
"My Fair Munster"Norman AbbottNorm Liebmann & Ed HaasUnaired
This pilot "presentation" was used by Universal Studios to sell the show to the networks. An official version released by Universal Studios on DVD runs at approximately 14 minutes, although longer B&W versions also exist.[2] Filmed in color, Joan Marshall appears as Phoebe, the original name for Lily, and Happy Derman appears as Eddie.
"My Fair Munster"David AlexanderNorm Liebmann & Ed HaasUnaired
In this second version of the pilot, filmed entirely in black and white and at standard episode length, Yvonne De Carlo and Butch Patrick make their first appearances as Lily and Eddie. This pilot was used by CBS to sell the show to advertisers. Some scenes from this episode were reshot and a newly edited version was aired as the second episode of the first season.

Season 1 (1964–65)

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11"Munster Masquerade"Lawrence DobkinJoe Connelly & Bob MosherSeptember 24, 1964 (1964-09-24)

Marilyn's boyfriend, Tom Daily, invites the Munster clan to a masquerade. Eddie (Butch Patrick) remains at home with Mrs. Morton as his sitter. Marilyn (Beverley Owen) goes as Priscilla, Lily (Yvonne De Carlo) is Little Bo Peep, Grandpa (Al Lewis) is Napoleon and Herman (Fred Gwynne) is King Arthur in a suit of shining armor. At the party Mr. Daly is dressed and made up as Frankenstein's monster. Herman tells him that he reminds him of someone and adds that it's unfortunate that he isn't wearing a costume at his own masquerade party, angering Mr. Daly. When it is time for the best costume award Herman is asked to take off his helmet. One man (Walter Woolf King says that Herman should win for wearing one mask over another. Lily iss insulted and Marilyn as well is angry with Tom's family. Tom takes Marilyn home, where he finally sees Herman and Lily without their costumes. Tom runs away, but Marilyn is relieved.

Guest stars: Mabel Albertson as Agnes Daly, Frank Wilcox as Albert Daly, Lurene Tuttle as Mrs. Morton and Linden Chiles as Tom Daily
22"My Fair Munster"David AlexanderNorm Liebmann & Ed HaasOctober 1, 1964 (1964-10-01)

Marilyn is depressed because all her boyfriends, including her latest named Jack (Edward Mallory), run away after their date. Grandpa wants to help her. He cooks up a love potion and slips it into Marilyn's oatmeal, but Marilyn skips breakfast and Herman, Lily, and Eddie accidentally eat the love potion. The postman starts to flirt with Lily. Yolanda Cribbins (Claire Carleton), a neighbor who does not like the Munsters, suddenly finds Herman very attractive. Eddie is chased by a bunch of girls, trying to catch him. Grandpa finds out what is happening when Marilyn tells him that she didn't eat the oatmeal that morning. The potion eventually wears off and the postman and Yolanda run off. Marilyn tells Grandpa that she would rather have someone like her for herself.

Note: This was the first of the broadcast episodes to be filmed, although it was the second one aired[3]

Guest Star: John Fiedler as Warren Bloom the Mailman
33"A Walk on the Mild Side"Norman AbbottNorm Liebmann & Ed HaasOctober 8, 1964 (1964-10-08)

Suffering from insomnia caused by high electrical bills, Herman begins going on midnight walks. When other walkers see him, they are scared and tell the police that a monster is free at the park. There is also a purse snatcher roaming the park. This causes Police Commissioner Ludlow (Barry Kelley) to send Police Chief W.R. Harris to find the culprit under threat of being reassigned to the "most desolate, deserted, law-forsaken part of town." Harris dresses up as a woman and goes out to find the monster. With Herman's help, the purse snatcher is caught. Meanwhile, Grandpa invents an "enlarging machine" in order to help Eddie and other things grow, but he's having some trouble getting it to work properly. Larry J. Blake appears as The Desk Sergeant. Kate Murtagh appears as The Fat Lady. Almira Sessions appears as The Woman. Michael Gordon appears as Patrolman Finkel.

Guest star: Cliff Norton as Police Chief W.R. Harris
44"Rock-A-Bye Munster"Norman AbbottJoe Connelly & Bob MosherOctober 15, 1964 (1964-10-15)

Herman and Grandpa think Lily is pregnant after overhearing her speak with Marilyn. The truth is that Marilyn will care for Dr. Dudley's son, Elmer, who will be visiting Eddie. Herman finds the doctor's card and takes Grandpa with to visit the doctor that night. Herman asks Dr. Dudley whether Lily's expecting a boy, and believing that Herman is talking about Elmer, he says yes. Meanwhile, Lily is thinking about giving Herman a new car for his birthday. Lily tells Herman that Eddie's new playmate has arrived and that he's in the living room. Elmer brought a Frankenstein doll, and when Herman sees it, he thinks that it's his newborn son. Eddie and Elmer explain to Herman that it's only a toy. He faints and later Lilly explains everything to him. But Herman cheer ups after seeing that Lily has bought him a new car, actually, a two-in-one car.

Note: First appearance of the iconic family car, the "Munster Koach".

Guest stars: Paul Lynde as Dr. Dudley, Sid Melton as Diamond Jim the car dealer, Peter Robbins as Elmer Dudley, Marilyn Lovell as Mrs. Dudley.
55"Pike's Pique"Seymour BernsNorman Liebmann & Ed HaasOctober 22, 1964 (1964-10-22)

Workers digging for a gas pipeline 25 feet (7.6 m) underground accidentally reach Grandpa's laboratory in the dungeon of the Munster's house. The workers run off in horror and report what they saw to Borden T. Pike from City Gas. Pike goes to the Munster's home to try and secure rights to run the pipe. Herman later calls Pike and tells him he'll come over to his house to sign the papers. But, not feeling that well, Herman sends Marilyn instead. This causes a problem as Pikes wife thinks he is seeing other women and she slams the door on Marilyn. In the end, and despite some of Grandpas meddling, the deal goes through.

Guest stars: Richard Deacon as Borden T. Pike, Pat Harrington as Sonny Harkness, Jane Withers as Mrs. Fanny Pike
66"Low-Cal Munster"Norman AbbottNorm Liebmann & Ed HaasOctober 29, 1964 (1964-10-29)

Herman goes on a diet to be able to fit into his old uniform for an army reunion. When Dr. Dudley tells him to loose a hundred pounds in a week, Herman resolves only to consume water and vitamins. Unfortunately, Herman starts his diet just as Thanksgiving is approaching. Everyone asks him to eat something, but Herman insists he can lose the weight. The family straps Herman to a table and then goes out for their Thanksgiving meal. But a hunger-stricken Herman can be potentially dangerous. He escapes and makes his way to a home where a family named Farber are about to have dinner. He breaks into the house and starts eating their turkey. Herman manages to fit into his uniform, but only with the help of a corset.

Guest Stars: Paul Lynde as Dr. Dudley, Michael Jackson as TV Announcer, Dick Winslow as Seymour Farber, Elsie Baker as Grandma Farber.
77"Tin Can Man"Earl BellamyStory by : Robert Lewin
Teleplay by : Norm Liebmann & Ed Haas
November 5, 1964 (1964-11-05)
Eddie fails to tell his parents that he is flunking science. Mr. Taggart (Arch Johnson), the school's juvenile investigator, would like to see him expelled. Eager to impress Principal Balding (Richard Simmons) at the school science-fair, Eddie builds a life-size, fully-functioning robot. Taggart checks out the Munster home to see Eddie's living environment. Marilyn convinces Balding to give Eddie another chance. Eddie's creation is sabotaged by Taggart and Grandpa tries to repair it in time. Eddie's name is called and Herman goes out on stage with the intention of stalling for time. The audience believes that Herman is the robot. Kathleen O'Malley as the wife. Rand Brooks as The Man. Murray Alper as The Second Man.
88"Herman the Great"Earl BellamyJoe Connelly & Bob MosherNovember 12, 1964 (1964-11-12)

Eddie has his friend Wilbur (Teddy Eccles) over, and Herman wows the kids with exhibitions of his strength. Wilbur's dad, Duke Ramsey (John Hubbard) is a wrestling promoter. He hears about Herman, calls him and invites him to be a wrestler. Herman decides he must start to put some money aside for Eddie's college education, so he takes a job. But he wants to keep it a secret, so he becomes the Masked Marvel. Grandpa discovers Herman's secret. Herman winds up losing his fights because the other wrestlers all give him a sob story. Ramsey comes up with a gimmick. He will pay by the minute any amateur to fight Herman. But a professional wrestler and his manager plan to pretend to be an amateur and put sleeping pills in Herman's water. Grandpa uses his magic to help Herman win.

Guest stars: Gene LeBell as Tarzan McGirk, Billy Varga as Strangler Murphy, Johnny Silver as Jerry, Jimmy Lennon as The Ring Announcer
99"Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie"Lawrence DobkinNorm Liebmann & Ed HaasNovember 19, 1964 (1964-11-19)

Herman's twin brother, Charlie (Fred Gwynne, in a dual role), a fast-talking con artist, stays with the Munsters against Herman's wishes. Charlie has 24 hours to pay back a 00 loan. He tries to bilk Lily out of ,000 by attempting to sell her a worthless device that he pretends can separate uranium from sea water. Herman won't let Lily buy the machine. Grandpa thinks he broke Charlie's machine when he can't get it to produce any uranium. When Charlie hears that neighbor Mrs. Cartwright (Jean Willes) has lots of money, he sells the machine to her. Knowing the machine is worthless and to protect the Munster name, Herman buys the machine back from Mrs. Cartwright. Grandpa tells Charlie that he fixed the machine, so Charlie buys it back from Herman. But there apparently are still a few bugs in the machine.

Guest star: Mike Mazurki as Leo "Knuckles" Kraus
1010"Autumn Croakus"Lawrence DobkinJames Allardice & Tom AdairNovember 26, 1964 (1964-11-26)

Grandpa wants to marry again, because he's feeling lonely. He looks for a fiancée in a matrimonial agency. Herman is against it, but Grandpa gets fascinated with a woman named Lydia Gardner (Linda Watkins). What Grandpa doesn't know is that she is from a fraudulent agency. Lydia makes her living by marrying men and then killing them for their money. Even though Herman refuses to meet Lydia, Lily and Grandpa invite her to stay at the house for a while. Lydia's first attempt to kill Grandpa fails. That evening she sees Herman for the first time, screams and runs out of the house. The police catch her outside and explain to Marilyn what she was up to.

Guest stars: Neil Hamilton as Malcolm, Richard Reeves as The First Policeman
1111"The Midnight Ride of Herman Munster"Ezra StoneJoe Connelly & Bob MosherDecember 3, 1964 (1964-12-03)

After a midnight visit to the drive-in, Herman falls a sleep in the family's Cadillac (not the Munster's Koach). The car is promptly stolen by two thieves named Freddie (Lennie Weinrib) and Al, to be used as a getaway car on a bank job. Lily is worried about Herman's disappearance and reports him missing to the police. They then go searching for him. When Herman awakens, the thieves mistake him for their getaway driver, Big Louie. Meanwhile, the police mistake a drunken Big Louie for Herman and they drop him off at the Munster's house. Confusion ensues until the crooks get caught and Big Louie is returned to the police.

Guest stars: Maxie Rosenbloom as Big Louie. Val Avery as Marty, Paul Bryar as Police Sergeant
1212"The Sleeping Cutie"Norman AbbottJames Allardice & Tom AdairDecember 10, 1964 (1964-12-10)

Grandpa has invented a pill that turns water into gasoline. Grandpa sends a sample to an oil company hoping to sell it. Mr. Hadley (Walter Woolf King), the president, is convinced the pill works and sends Dick Prince (Grant Williams) to close the deal with Grandpa. Meanwhile, Marilyn has been suffering from insomnia. Grandpa gives her a magic potion in order to help her get some sleep. But he discovers that he used a Sleeping Beauty potion, and only the kiss of a Prince will brake the spell. Herman puts an ad in the paper looking a prince. Two actors come to the house, but run off when they see Herman. When Dick Prince arrives looking for Grandpa, Herman sees that he would be the perfect prince. Grandpa says that he will sign the contract if Prince kisses Marilyn. Prince discovers that Marilyn is a pretty girl, and when he kisses her the spell is broken. Grandpa signs the contract that says he will keep his product off the market. But Lily says that they won't accept any money, as a thank you for Prince and his help.

Guest Stars: Gavin MacLeod as Paul Newmar, John Hoyt as George Spelvin
1313"Family Portrait"Lawrence DobkinJames Allardice & Tom AdairDecember 17, 1964 (1964-12-17)

The Munsters are to be photographed by Event magazine, which has picked them as the "average American family." The prize includes ,000 dollars, and in order to win the money the magazine must send two reporters to spend a couple days with the family. While there, the reporters are to write an article and take some pictures of the family. Every member of the family must appear in the family portrait. Grandpa is offended by the word "average" and hides. Herman and Lily decide to go out and look for him. Meanwhile, Marilyn receives the two reporters in the house. One of them begins to flirt with Marilyn, while the other starts to feel scared. Herman and Lily return without success. During the night, the reporters bump into Herman and Lily and run out of the house. The magazine director tells them to go back and get a picture. The Munsters family portrait appears on the cover of the magazine and says that here is the average family celebrating Halloween.

Guest star: Harvey Korman as Lennie Bates, Fred Beir as Chip Johnson and Roy Roberts as Mr. Morgan

Note: Final appearance of Beverley Owen as Marilyn. The colorized version of this episode was released as a single DVD on October 7, 2008.
1414"Grandpa Leaves Home"Norman AbbottRichard Conway & Roland MacLaneDecember 24, 1964 (1964-12-24)

Herman and Grandpa have a fight. Grandpa claims that nobody wants "this broken down old man" and that he'll leave forever. Herman tells Lily that Grandpa's just bluffing. Herman's plan is to act as though nothing is happening when Grandpa says good bye. Grandpa is only pretending but when he sees that the family doesn't seem concerned, he leaves the house. Eddie sees in the paper that Grandpa's working in a night club as a magician. Herman and Lily go to the club to check on Grandpa. Grandpa attempts a trick where he locks himself in a trunk with chains, and tries to get out unassisted. Things at first don't go well. To save his act, Grandpa opens the trunk after turning into a wolf, then closes it and gets out as himself. Grandpa declines an offer to tour with the wolf-act, because he prefers to come back to his family.

Guest stars: Robert Strauss as the Manager, Iris Adrian as the Woman in the club.

Note: First appearance of Pat Priest as Marilyn, appearing in the tag scene.
1515"Herman's Rival"Joseph PevneyRichard Conway & Roland MacLaneDecember 31, 1964 (1964-12-31)
Grandpa finds out that Herman has lent ,000 dollars to his brother-in-law Lester, all the money in the family bank account. Thinking they are broke, Lily gets a job reading palms in a tearoom, run by Ramon (Lee Bergere). Lily doesn't want Herman or Grandpa to know about the job. Grandpa begins to fill Herman's head with the idea that Lily might be having an affair. They follow Lily to her job and see her during a reading session with Ramon, holding his hands. Herman's very angry and encouraged by Grandpa, leaves home heading for the tearoom to have it out with Ramon. Lester calls and tells Lily he has the money to pay back Herman. Lily confesses about her job to Grandpa and she calls Ramon to warn him. Lily and Grandpa follow the jealous Herman and explain things to him. Lester arrives at the end to repay them and is revealed to be the Wolf Man.
1616"Grandpa's Call of the Wild"Earl BellamyJoe Connelly & Bob MosherJanuary 7, 1965 (1965-01-07)
Eddie wants to go camping. Marilyn has to stay home to study, so the rest of the family goes camping in a National Park. After they arrive, the Park Rangers report them to Superintendent Haskell (Don Haggerty) because they are a little strange looking. That evening the howling of wolves makes Grandpa nostalgic for Transylvania. The next morning he's gone and the other Munsters hear a radio report that a Transylvanian wolf is in the custody of Park Rangers. Lily decides to go to the Ranger station by herself to claim Grandpa. At the station, the Rangers don't believe Lily's story that the wolf is her father. Lily finds out that Grandpa forgot how to change back. The Rangers won't allow Lily to take the wolf with her, so Herman decides to rescue Grandpa. The Munsters must now get Grandpa out of the park and back to the house in order to use one of his potions to change him back to normal. Ed Peck appears as Ranger Willard. Bing Russell appears as The Second Ranger.
1717"All Star Munster"Earl BellamyJoe Connelly & Bob MosherJanuary 14, 1965 (1965-01-14)

Marilyn is sent home from college because her tuition has not been fully paid. Herman goes to talk to the dean, but is mistaken by Coach Roger Denman (Frank Maxwell) for college basketball recruit Moose Mallory (Robert Easton). Believing he is clearing up the tuition problem, Herman is tricked into signing up. Coach Denman discovers that it was actually Herman he signed up and not Moose, but he'd rather keep Herman. So when the real Moose and his hick father show up, they are sent home by the Coach. When they see Herman's name in the paper, the family realize that he messed up and Marilyn still can't go back to school. The Mallorys also see the paper and they decide to take out their grievance on Herman. Herman manages to convince the Coach to tear up his contract and sign Moose.

Guest Star: Pat Buttram as Pop Mallory
1818"If a Martian Answers, Hang Up"Norman AbbottJoe Connelly & Bob MosherJanuary 21, 1965 (1965-01-21)

Herman has a new Ham radio and picks up two friends of Eddie playing Spacemen on their walkie talkies. Thinking Martians have landed, he is so excited he can't sleep. Herman thinks he is on the verge of the biggest scientific breakthrough in history. Herman and Grandpa go out searching for spaceships using a radio direction finder. They find the two boys who are now dressed up in spacesuits and have a large toy spaceship. The boys are frightened and run away. Herman takes a picture of the spaceship and Grandpa brings it to the Air Force. Grandpa finds out there are no Martians and has to tell Herman.

Guest stars: Herbert Rudley as Captain Halbert, Dort Clark as Mr. Andrews, Ray Montgomery as The 1st Man, Larry Thor as The 2nd Man
1919"Eddie's Nickname"Joseph PevneyRichard BaerJanuary 28, 1965 (1965-01-28)

Eddie doesn't want to go back to school. He is upset that his school nickname is Shorty. First, Grandpa tries to teach Eddie boxing, but Herman is against it. Grandpa then figures the solution is to make one of his famous secret potions. He makes one that will make Eddie grow six inches (152.4 mm) in height overnight. It grows him a beard instead. Herman takes Eddie to see Dr. Dudley, but the doctor isn't much help. The family finds a most unusual way to cure Eddie. Herman tells Eddie that it doesn't matter what you look like, it's what kind of person you are that matters.

Guest stars: Paul Lynde as Dr. Dudley, Alice Backes as Nurse Fairchild.
2020"Bats of a Feather"Jerry ParisJames Allardice & Tom AdairFebruary 4, 1965 (1965-02-04)

Eddie needs an impressive pet to take to the school pet fair. Eddie can't take Spot because he won't come out from under the stairs. Grandpa suggests Igor the bat. But, Igor gets insulted by one of Herman's wisecracks and flies away. Grandpa changes himself into a bat to impersonate Igor. At school, Eddie trades him for the weekend for classmate Timmy's squirrel. When Eddie tries to get Grandpa back, he finds out that Timmy's dad took him to a laboratory in Washington. The plan is to send him up into space with a female bat. The family goes to Washington and Herman manages to get into the lab. The only problem is he takes the wrong bat. Grandpa eventually escapes the lab.

Guest Stars: Alvy Moore as Dr. Grant, Allan Hunt as The 2nd G.I., Barbara Babcock as Miss Guthrie the teacher
2121"Don't Bank on Herman"Ezra StoneDouglas TibblesFebruary 11, 1965 (1965-02-11)

Lily asks Herman to go to the bank and withdraw all the money from their tax account. Bank manager Mr. Grover (Maurice Manson) is worried about robbers who have disguising themselves in Halloween masks. So, when Herman and Grandpa arrive at the bank, they're mistaken for the robbers. The frightened cashier gives them all the money in cash. At home, they count the money and come up with ,300 dollars. An angry Lily explains to Herman that the correct amount of money should have been 0 dollars. Lily tells Herman to return the money to the bank the next day. Herman knows he won't be able to sleep until the money is returned. He decides to go to the bank during the night with Grandpa. They manage to get into the bank, but when they're inside of the bank safe the door closes accidentally and locks them inside. A couple of crooks arrive and blow off the door without knowing the surprise that they'll find inside. The robbers faint and the police are able to capture them later.

Guest star: Paul 'Mousie' Garner as Fingers.
2222"Dance With Me, Herman"Joseph PevneyStory by : James Allardice & Tom Adair
Teleplay by : James Allardice & Tom Adair and Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
February 18, 1965 (1965-02-18)

Lily finds an invitation inside Marilyn's bureau drawer for a "Parent's Night" taking place at her school. Marilyn says that she didn't mention it as it is a dance party and she knows that Herman isn't a great dancer. Herman finds an ad in the paper about a dance school. Herman goes to the school and has Miss Valentine as his teacher. Herman tells Lily the dance class went so well, that the school director might make him a dance teacher. Miss Valentine has Herman sign a suspicious contract. Grandpa discovers that the contract is nothing but a fraud, with Herman practically signing his life away. The director finds out that the police will be investigating his business and he thinks Herman could be in on it. He tells Herman he has no talent and tears up the contract. Disappointed, Herman decides to not go to the party, and tells Lily and Marilyn to go without him. Lily agrees, but at the porch she pretends to sprain her ankle so she could stay home with Herman.

Guest stars: Don Rickles as "Doc" Happy Havemeyer, Joyce Jameson as Miss Valentine
2323"Follow That Munster"Joseph PevneyJoe Connelly & Bob MosherFebruary 25, 1965 (1965-02-25)

Herman takes a correspondence course on how to become a detective. Grandpa thinks he's crazy, but Herman's already sent in an application to a local detective agency, calling himself Agent 702. Herman begins to practice, disguising himself in different ways and patrolling the streets during the night. Lily doesn't know about Herman's secret job, and suspects that he is having an affair with some woman. Lily goes to the same agency where Herman's applied for a job and asks to have him followed. But after hearing the creepy description of Herman, the boss doesn't want to use one of his own men on the case. He decides to use Agent 702. Excited by his first case, Herman has Grandpa read the description of the husband and he will sketch a picture of him. The picture looks like Herman, and they find out it was Lily who put in the request. Grandpa comes up with a plan to have Agent 702 file a favorable report on Herman Munster. Everyone is happy and the agency gives Herman another job as a body guard for a woman. But problems arise when Lily, out doing charity work, finds Herman at the woman's house.

Guest stars: Ken Lynch as Mr. Kempner of the agency, Doris Singleton as Mrs. Andrews
2424"Love Locked Out"Charles BartonJames Allardice & Tom AdairMarch 4, 1965 (1965-03-04)

Lilly won't feed, speak to or let Herman into their bedroom after he comes home from an office party past midnight. Grandpa tells Herman to not give in, Lilly will come around. After four days and nights of this, Marilyn and Grandpa separately encourage Lilly and Herman to see a marriage councilor. They wind up both seeing the some doctor. Lily sees Dr. Harvey Baxter (Elliott Reid) first. He tells her to play the role of peacemaker and forgive and forget. Herman sees the doctor next. Not knowing Lilly is Herman's wife, Dr. Baxter tells Herman he must assume the role of peacemaker first, not the wife. Herman and Lilly have a fight over who will be peacemaker first. Grandpa comes up with a plan to bring the two together.

Guest stars: Norm Grabowski as Winthrop, Bryan O'Byrne as Calvin, Herman's friends.
2525"Come Back, Little Googie"Joseph PevneyStory by : Leo Rifkin
Teleplay by : Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
March 11, 1965 (1965-03-11)
Googie Miller (Billy Mumy), a friend of Eddie's, visits for the weekend. Everyone is excited about it, until they find out what a rude and mischievous child Googie is. Googie bets Grandpa that he can't turn him into a rabbit. Grandpa puts Googie behind a curtain and says a few magic phrases. When they move the curtain, they find that Googie has been turned into a chimp. They don't know that Googie has played a practical joke on Grandpa and that the chimp is from a pet store. Meanwhile, Googie confesses to Eddie what he did. Eddie is really mad, but Googie forces him to keep quiet and go to the movies. Marilyn receives a call from Googie's mother, asking to bring the child home. Herman and Grandpa bring the chimp to the Miller house. Eddie and Googie come back from the movies. Mr. Miller (Russ Conway) picks up Googie and drops off the chimp. Eddie explains to the family what Googie did.
2626"Far Out Munsters"Joseph PevneyRichard Conway & Joe Connelly & Bob MosherMarch 18, 1965 (1965-03-18)

The manager for a rock group called The Standells pays the Munsters

,500 dollars to rent the house for one weekend. But the Munsters are unable to adjust to the cleanliness of their hotel, and they return home — to find a wild party.

Note: At the party the Standells perform a cover of The Beatles's "I Want to Hold Your Hand," Herman improvises a beatnik poem, and Lily sings the English folksong "He's Gone Away" while playing the harp. (Yvonne DeCarlo did her own singing in this episode.)

Guest stars: The Standells as Themselves, Zalman King as Bearded Man
2727"Munsters on the Move"Joseph PevneyGeorge Tibbles and Joe Connelly & Bob MosherMarch 25, 1965 (1965-03-25)

Herman has been promoted to manager of a branch office by his boss. But they'll have to move to Buffalo, New York and the house will have to be sold. The family agrees to sell the house, but Eddie doesn't know about it yet. Various people come to see the house, but all are frightened away. A Mr. Dennison (Bert Freed) shows up and wants to buy the house. Grandpa signs a contract not knowing that he has sold the house to a demolition company. Eddie finds out about moving and refuses to go. Grandpa calls Dennison and tells him they've changed their minds about selling. But Dennison arrives with his bulldozers to destroy the house. Herman finds a way to change Dennison's mind.

Guest stars: Charles Seel as Elderly Man, Nydia Westman as Elderly Woman
2828"Movie Star Munster"Jerry ParisStory by : James Allardice & Tom Adair
Teleplay by : Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
April 1, 1965 (1965-04-01)

A pair of con artists want to stage a phony accident as an insurance scam. The men find Herman, and with one look, they realize they have found the perfect patsy. They tell Herman that he could become a film star if he agrees to work with them. Herman signs a contract without knowing that it's an insurance policy. Herman acts in a bunch of dangerous scenes, but he manages to survive each attempt to hurt him. Meanwhile, Grandpa and Lilly read about the con artists in the paper. They explain everything to Herman.

Guest stars: Jesse White as J.R. Finlater, Walter Burke as Alfred Swanson
2929"Herman the Rookie"Jerry ParisStory by : Richard Conway
Teleplay by : Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
April 8, 1965 (1965-04-08)

Leo Durocher, third base coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers, needs a power hitter for his team. He gets conked on the head by one of Herman's line drives from eight blocks away. After finding out who hit the ball, Durocher goes in person to visit Herman and asks him to try out for the team. Obviously, Herman is excited about the offer. However, the dream ends when the other players start to refuse to play with Herman. Many of them got hurt because of the way Herman prevents a man from stealing a base or how hard he throws the ball. The team just couldn't afford all the damage he would do. The family comfort Herman and tell him how much they need him.

Guest stars: Leo Durocher as Himself, Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch as Himself
3030"Country Club Munsters"Joseph PevneyDouglas TibblesApril 15, 1965 (1965-04-15)

The Munsters win a membership to the highly exclusive Mockingbird Heights Country Club. However, the membership board would like to get a close look at the family to see if they meet the club's standards. They first organize a visit for Lily and Grandpa. After Lily see some models talk about and show off what they are wearing, she does the same with her outfit. Meanwhile, Grandpa visits the bar and does some magic tricks for the bartender. Lily and Grandpa come home and tell Marilyn how rude the people were at the club. They tell Herman that they don't want to join. However, Herman and Eddie go to the club to play golf. Herman destroys the golf course with his strong swings and leaves his giant footprints in some areas. The afternoon paper talks about how something has destroyed the golf course. Herman decides he doesn't want to join a club that let's a madman roam the club.

Guest stars: J. Edward McKinley as Mr. Murdock, Woodrow Parfrey as Mr. Petrie, Johnny Jacobs as TV Announcer, Dan Tobin as Reginald Stubbs
3131"Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights"Joseph PevneyJoe Connelly & Bob MosherApril 22, 1965 (1965-04-22)

The Munsters receive 0,000 in gold doubloons from Uncle Gilbert in Transylvania. They decide to deposit the treasure in the bank. Alan Benson, from the bank, arrives to pick up the money. Alan and Marilyn are instantly attracted to each other and start dating. Grandpa receives a mysterious call claiming that Alan plans to elope with Marilyn and that he is only interested in Uncle Gilbert's money. Grandpa wants to use a spell on Marilyn to transport her away so they can confront Alan. But everybody except Herman end up in a motel in Kansas City. When Alan arrives, he is frightened off by Herman. Marilyn is disappointed, but Uncle Gilbert arrives to cheer the family up.

Guest star: Richard Hale as Uncle Gilbert
3232"Mummy Munster"Ezra StoneJoe Connelly & Bob MosherApril 29, 1965 (1965-04-29)

Lily asks Herman to pick up Marilyn at the museum. Before he goes, he takes an experimental sleeping pill invented by Grandpa. Herman arrives late to the museum and he gets stuck inside. Looking for a phone, Herman believes that a sarcophagus is actually a phone booth. He gets stuck inside the sarcophagus and falls asleep. Eddie sees in the paper an article about an ancient mummy, with a picture of Herman sleeping inside of the sarcophagus. Lily goes to the museum and claims that the mummy is her husband. The scientists believe that Lily intends to steal their mummy. Later, Herman wakes up and scares one of the scientists. At home, Herman takes another pill. The scientist arrives with the police and Lily says that there's no mummy. But they find Herman sleeping peacefully in the laboratory, and the police take him away. After hearing a joke from one of the policeman, Herman wakes up laughing inside of the museum van and scares the scientist and the policemen.

Guest stars: Philip Ober as Dr. Wilkerson, Pat Harrington, Jr. as Thatcher
3333"Lily Munster–Girl Model"Earl BellamyStory by : Richard Conway
Teleplay by : Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
May 6, 1965 (1965-05-06)

Feeling useless, Lily wants to do something with her spare time, so she decides to find a job. She applies to various places, but none work out. Lily then applies as a model at Laszlo Brastoff Couturier and gets the job. Herman gets angry and jealous, because he believes that there will be a lot of men flirting with her. Grandpa gives Herman a pill that turns him into a Texas playboy. Then, using his magic potions, Grandpa turns into a beautiful woman, in order to help Herman in a plan to make Lily jealous. They go to the fashion show and Lily sees the two of them. Back at home, Herman tries to convince Lily that the woman was really Grandpa. Grandpa can't prove it because someone drank the rest of the potion. When Eddie comes into the room as a little girl, Lily believes their story.

Guest stars: Roger C. Carmel as Laszlo Brastoff, Nina Shipman as the Beautiful Woman, John Alvin as Mr. Franklin, Kimberly Beck as The Little Girl.
3434"Munster the Magnificent"Norman AbbottJames Allardice & Tom AdairMay 13, 1965 (1965-05-13)

Eddie volunteers Herman as a performer for his school's talent night. Since Herman has no discernible talent, Grandpa conjures up a pair of magic ballet shoes that will make him a gifted dancer. Grandpa also has a bunch of jars with magic powder for almost every style of dance. Herman agrees to try the slippers and the magic powder, but the spell fails. Eddie comes in and says he volunteered Herman as a magician. Lily asks Grandpa to help Herman, but without him knowing. Herman is a success with Marilyn as his assistant, and he even tells some jokes for his audience. However, he starts to get big-headed about his talent, so Lily and Grandpa have to teach him a lesson.

Guest stars: Dave Ketchum as MC, Eddie Ryder as The 1st Father, Stuart Nisbet as The 2nd Father.
3535"Herman's Happy Valley"Ezra StoneRichard ConwayMay 20, 1965 (1965-05-20)

Herman purchases 10 acres (40,000 m2) in Happy Holiday Valley through a crooked magazine ad. It turns out to be a patch of wasteland in a broken-down ghost town, so the Munsters absolutely adore it. But the con artists want to get the land back when they can strike a deal to sell the area for use as a missile site. The men offer the Munsters double their money if they sell the land back to them. But, Lily says they wouldn't leave for any price. So, the crooks decide to scare the Munsters off, but nothing they do seems to bother the family. It's actually Herman who frightens the men away. In the end, Herman sells the land to the company that wanted to build the missile site.

Guest stars: John Hoyt as Barney Walters, Bartlett Robinson as Mr. Curtis, Richard Reeves as Gil Craig.
3636"Hot Rod Herman"Norman AbbottJoe Connelly & Bob MosherMay 27, 1965 (1965-05-27)

Eddie tells his friend Sandy Baylor that his father can beat Mr. Baylor, a professional racer, at the Mockingbird Heights drag strip. After Lily laughs at the idea, Herman agrees to race. Herman ends up losing the Munsters Koach on a bet with Mr. Baylor. Determined to win it back, Grandpa constructs his own roadster, the Drag-u-la, to beat 'Leadfoot' Baylor at his own game and win back the family's beloved Koach. But at the race track Baylor tries to sabotage the Drag-u-la. Despite this, Grandpa wins.

Guest stars: Henry Beckman as Mr. Baylor, Edward Donno as Mechanic.
3737"Herman's Raise"Ezra StoneStory by : Douglas Tibbles
Teleplay by : Douglas Tibbles and Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
June 4, 1965 (1965-06-04)

Egged on by Lily, Herman demands a raise from his boss Mr. Gateman. He is promptly fired. Fearing Lily's reaction, he pretends still to be going to work, when he is actually trying out new jobs.

Guest stars: John Carradine as Mr. Gateman, Benny Rubin as Tom Fong
3838"Yes, Galen, There Is a Herman"Norman AbbottJoe Connelly & Bob MosherJune 10, 1965 (1965-06-10)

Herman saves the life of a young boy, Galen, by bending the bars his head is stuck between. They become close friends, but Galen's parents think Uncle Herman is a figment of the boy's imagination.

Guest stars: Brian Nash as Galen Stewart, Harvey Korman as Dr. Leinbach. Episode title aka "Friend Herman"

Season 2 (1965–66)

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391"Herman's Child Psychology"Ezra StoneJoe Connelly & Bob MosherSeptember 16, 1965 (1965-09-16)
Eddie thinks his family no longer loves him because they do not treat him cruelly. When he decides to run away, Herman uses a little child psychology, which naturally backfires. Circumstances eventually lead to Herman's getting involved with a dancing bear.
402"Herman, the Master Spy"Ezra StoneDouglas TibblesSeptember 23, 1965 (1965-09-23)

A Russian fishing trawler picks up a scuba-diving Herman in its haul of fish and mistakes him for the missing link.

Note: The scene that shows an exterior shot of the KNXT-TV studios (the station's call sign is now KCBS-TV) and Herman reading a story about the trawler was removed for syndication until 2011.
413"Bronco-Bustin' Munster"Ezra StoneStory by : Richard Conway
Teleplay by : Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
September 30, 1965 (1965-09-30)
Eddie's misguided regard for his father's natural abilities prompts the young Munster to enter Herman in the bucking bronco contest at the local rodeo.
424"Herman Munster, Shutterbug"Earl BellamyRichard ConwayOctober 7, 1965 (1965-10-07)
Herman accidentally snaps a picture of two men escaping from a bank robbery. The robbers track him down and decide to hole up with the Munsters until the heat is off.
435"Herman, Coach of the Year"Norman AbbottJames Allardice & Tom AdairOctober 14, 1965 (1965-10-14)

When Eddie is called "Lead Foot" by the other kids on his track team, Herman offers to become his coach.

Guest star: Emmaline Henry as Gwendoline
446"Happy 100th Anniversary"Ezra StoneDouglas TibblesOctober 21, 1965 (1965-10-21)

Herman and Lily want to buy each other elaborate gifts for their 100th anniversary. Without either telling the other, they both take night jobs as ship welders to earn extra money.

Guest stars: Vinton Hayworth as Bank Manager, Foster Brooks as Admiral
457"Operation Herman"Norman AbbottStory by : Richard Conway
Teleplay by : Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
October 28, 1965 (1965-10-28)
When Herman visits the hospital to see Eddie, who is having his tonsils out, he is mistaken for an accident victim and is immediately given a dose of laughing gas.
468"Lily's Star Boarder"Ezra StoneDouglas TibblesNovember 4, 1965 (1965-11-04)
Herman becomes jealous of Chester, a boarder whom Lily has brought into the household.
479"John Doe Munster"Earl BellamyRichard BaerNovember 11, 1965 (1965-11-11)
A 300-pound safe drops on Herman's head, causing him to develop amnesia. In order to get him released into her custody, Lily petitions the court to adopt Herman as her son.
4810"A Man for Marilyn"Ezra StoneJames Allardice & Tom AdairNovember 18, 1965 (1965-11-18)
To provide Marilyn with a future husband, Grandpa tries to turn a frog into a prince. Conveniently, he chooses a nearsighted frog who will not be put off by Marilyn's "hideous" looks.
4911"Herman's Driving Test"Ezra StoneRichard ConwayNovember 25, 1965 (1965-11-25)
Herman gets promoted to hearse driver and has to renew his driver's license. This requires him to take a road test, which he flunks.
5012"Will Success Spoil Herman Munster?"Ezra StoneStory by : Lou Shaw
Teleplay by : Lou Shaw and Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
December 2, 1965 (1965-12-02)

Eddie borrows a tape recorder belonging to the disc-jockey father of one of his friends. Herman records a song that the disc jockey plays on his radio show the next day, becoming an unexpected hit.

Guest star: Gary Owens as Dick Willet
5113"Underground Munster"Don RichardsonJoe Connelly & Bob MosherDecember 16, 1965 (1965-12-16)
The Munsters' pet Spot runs away and is mistaken for a dangerous monster when he is sighted in the sewer. When Herman goes down the manhole to search for Spot, he too is mistaken for a dangerous monster.
5214"The Treasure of Mockingbird Heights"Charles R. RondeauGeorge TibblesDecember 23, 1965 (1965-12-23)

While searching for a fuse box in the dungeon, Herman and Grandpa discover a secret chamber and a clue to the pirate treasure hidden on the Munsters' property. Upon finding the treasure, they end up fighting over its ownership, and Lily has to intervene.

This was the only episode with no actors other than the five regular cast members, not even uncredited extras.[4]
5315"Herman's Peace Offensive"Ezra StoneDouglas TibblesDecember 30, 1965 (1965-12-30)
Herman advises Eddie to turn the other cheek when he gets pushed around by a bully. Then Herman is the victim of a practical joke at work. Grandpa takes the situation in hand by teaching both Eddie and Herman how to box.
5416"Herman Picks a Winner"Ezra StoneRichard ConwayJanuary 6, 1966 (1966-01-06)

Trying to teach Eddie about the folly of gambling, Herman bets the money in Eddie's piggy bank on a long shot. When the horse comes in a winner, it ruins Herman's lesson and entangles him in organized crime.

Guest stars: Charlie Callas as Lefty, Barton MacLane as Big Roy, Joyce Jameson as Lou.
5517"Just Another Pretty Face"Gene ReynoldsRichard BaerJanuary 13, 1966 (1966-01-13)

A lightning bolt from one of Grandpa's experiments strikes Herman in the head, disfiguring him so severely that he ends up resembling a normal person.

The "disfigured" Herman is actually Fred Gwynne minus the monster makeup. This episode was remade for The Munsters Today, starring John Schuck as Herman.

Guest star: Dom DeLuise as Dr. Dudley
5618"Big Heap Herman"Ezra StoneJoe Connelly & Bob MosherJanuary 20, 1966 (1966-01-20)
The Munsters are heading for a vacation in Buffalo Valley when Herman gets off for a rest stop at Indian Flats. He wanders into the village of a Native American tribe where he is mistaken for an ancient spirit.
5719"The Most Beautiful Ghoul in the World"Ezra StoneTed BergmanJanuary 28, 1966 (1966-01-28)
With inheritance money from Cousin Wolverine, Herman and Grandpa develop an invention for transmitting wireless electricity while Lily and Marilyn open their own beauty salon. Both endeavors turn out to be disasters.
5820"Grandpa's Lost Wife"Ezra StoneDouglas TibblesFebruary 3, 1966 (1966-02-03)
A lady in Sioux City, Iowa, has placed an advertisement offering a reward for the return of her lost husband, Grandpa. Grandpa claims to have never seen the woman before in his life.
5921"The Fregosi Emerald"Ezra StoneRichard BaerFebruary 10, 1966 (1966-02-10)

Eddie gives Marilyn a ring he found in the attic as a birthday present. Grandpa recognizes it as the Fregosi Emerald, a centuries-old ring with a Transylvanian curse.

Guest star Paul Reed reunites with series regulars Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis, all 3 having starred in Car 54, Where Are You? from 1961-1963.

Guest star: Paul Reed as Henry J. Fregosi
6022"Zombo"Ezra StoneDennis WhitcombFebruary 17, 1966 (1966-02-17)

Eddie, an avid fan of ghoulish TV host Zombo (Louis Nye), becomes the winner of the 'Why I Like Zombo Contest' and gets to be on The Zombo Show. Herman becomes jealous of Eddie's new hero and wants to appear equally outlandish.

Guest stars: Gary Owens as Announcer for The Zombo Show
6123"Cyrano de Munster"Joseph PevneyDouglas TibblesFebruary 24, 1966 (1966-02-24)
After Herman has his poetry published in The Mortician Monthly, a shy co-worker named Clyde (Chet Stratton) asks him to compose love letters to help him attract the attention of a young lady named Clara (Joan Staley).
6224"The Musician"Ezra StoneRichard BaerMarch 3, 1966 (1966-03-03)

Grandpa's magic transforms Eddie from a rotten trumpet player into a classical music virtuoso. But when Eddie needs to duplicate the performance for Herman's boss, Grandpa cannot remember the exact formula of the potion.

Guest star: John Carradine as Mr. Gateman
6325"Prehistoric Munster"Joseph PevneyDouglas TibblesMarch 10, 1966 (1966-03-10)

Marilyn wants to sculpt a clay bust in Herman's likeness. When she tells her art professor that the sculpture represents a living person, he plans to make a bundle from his discovery of a missing link.

Guest stars: Harvey Korman as Professor Fagenspahen, George Petrie as Professor Hansen
6426"A Visit from Johann"Gene ReynoldsJoe Connelly & Bob MosherMarch 17, 1966 (1966-03-17)

Dr. Victor Frankenstein, IV (John Abbott), from Germany visits Mockingbird Heights and brings with him Johann (Fred Gwynne, in a dual role), Herman's look-alike cousin, who is far less civilized than Herman.

Note: Johann's idiot savant behavior is similar to that of Boris Karloff's in the 1931 film version of Frankenstein complete with a fear of fire.
6527"Eddie's Brother"Ezra StoneRichard ConwayMarch 24, 1966 (1966-03-24)
Eddie longs for the companionship of a younger brother, so Grandpa builds him a robot named Boris. But Eddie becomes resentful when Boris' good behavior garners all of Herman's attention and admiration.
6628"Herman, the Tire-Kicker"Ezra StoneJames Allardice & Tom AdairMarch 31, 1966 (1966-03-31)
Herman buys an old Chevrolet convertible for Marilyn from disreputable used-car dealer Fair Deal Dan (Frank Gorshin). Once he gets it home, it turns out to be a piece of junk. Herman later finds out that the piece of junk is also stolen.
6729"A House Divided"Ezra StoneRichard ConwayApril 7, 1966 (1966-04-07)
An argument erupts between Herman and Grandpa after Herman accidentally destroys a go-cart the two of them constructed for Eddie.
6830"Herman's Sorority Caper"Ezra StoneDouglas TibblesApril 14, 1966 (1966-04-14)

To cure Herman of his hiccups, Grandpa puts him into a trance. When a couple of fraternity pledges are sent to spend a night in the Munster house, they mistake him for a dummy and bring him to a sorority house.

Guest star Ken Osmond had appeared as "Eddie Haskell" in Leave It to Beaver, whose creators/producers Joseph Connelly and Robert "Bob" Mosher also produced The Munsters.

Guest Stars: Bonnie Franklin as Janice, Ken Osmond as John
6931"Herman's Lawsuit"Ezra StoneDouglas Tibbles and Joe Connelly & Bob MosherApril 21, 1966 (1966-04-21)
When Herman gets hit by a car, he emerges unscathed while the car is destroyed. The driver assumes she has disfigured Herman, and her attorney suggests that she try to settle with him for ,000. Herman assumes that this is the amount he owes for the damage to the car.
7032"A Visit from the Teacher"Ezra StoneJoe Connelly & Bob MosherMay 12, 1966 (1966-05-12)
When Eddie reads a school composition entitled "My Parents: An Average American Family" to his class, his teacher believes the boy is exhibiting symptoms of an overactive imagination.

Special (1965)

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
"Marineland Carnival"Bob LehmanCharles E. Andrews with Bill GammeApril 18, 1965 (1965-04-18)
The family visits Marineland of the Pacific in Palos Verdes, California, to get a new pet for Eddie.[5][6] A kinescope copy is kept by the Paley Center in New York.


  1. ^ "The Munsters: The Complete First Season". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
  2. ^ Bonus Unaired Pilot Episode. The Munsters The Complete First Season (DVD). Universal Studios Home Entertainment. 2004. ISBN 1-4170-1528-4.
  3. ^ Nick at Nite's Classic TV Companion, edited by Tom Hill, copyright 1996 by Viacom International, p. 359
  4. ^ Nick at Nite's Classic TV Companion, edited by Tom Hill, copyright 1996 by Viacom International, p. 380
  5. ^ "Munsterland". Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  6. ^ "Pop Colorture". Retrieved 2017-09-19.

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Rob Zombie's The Munsters Remake First Look: 1313 ...

The original series aired on CBS from 1964 to 1966. As of now, there is no official release date for The Munsters, however, the film will be released in theaters and …

The Munsters remake is officially on the way!

On Monday, director Rob Zombie shared a first look at the reboot for the classic sitcom, confirming that the cast will include Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster, and Dan Roebuck as The Count.

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Zombie shared photos of the three sitting in front of the newly constructed set while wearing their iconic costumes and makeup from the original TV show.

"Since Halloween is rapidly approaching I thought it was the perfect time to MEET THE MUNSTERS! 🎃 Direct from the set in good old Hungary 🇭🇺 I present Herman, Lily and The Count sitting in front of the newly completed 1313 Mockingbird Lane . ☠️ 🎃," he captioned the post.

Though additional information about the remake has been tightly under wraps, the filmmaker has shared a few updates on social media about the project over the past several months.

In June, the Zombie first announced that he would be working on the reboot, calling it a project he's "been chasing for 20 years."

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The following month, he teased possible costume designs for the characters, including the sleepwear for the characters of Lily and Herman. Zombie wrote in the caption: "What do Herman and Lily wear to bed? Perhaps something like this! Check out some wardrobe designs by our amazing costume designers. 🦇🦇🦇☠️☠️☠️."

He later shared that the 1313 Mockingbird Lane set and Mockingbird Heights neighborhood would be built from scratch as a replica to the original 1960s sitcom. The design was finished in September.

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"1313 is looking good! Lots of work left to do, but it is getting there! Takes a lot of work to build an entire neighborhood. ☠️," Zombie wrote on Instagram alongside photos of the set.

The original series aired on CBS from 1964 to 1966. As of now, there is no official release date for The Munsters, however, the film will be released in theaters and on Peacock for streaming, per CNN.

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