Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 24, 1964
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre

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The Munsters

A family of friendly monsters that have misadventures and never understand why people react to them so strangely. The family, while decidedly odd, consider themselves fairly typical working-class Americans of the era. Herman, like many husbands of 1960s, is the sole wage-earner in the family, though Lily and Grandpa make (short-lived) attempts to earn a little money from time to time.

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The Munsters Season 1 (1964-1965)

1x01 1 1x01 Munster Masquerade
Marilyn's new boyfriend Tom Daly invites her and The Munsters to his family's annual masquerade party.
Sep. 24, 1964
1x02 1 1x02 My Fair Munster
Grandpa invents a love potion to help Marilyn keep her boyfriend Tom Daly.
Oct. 01, 1964
1x03 1 1x03 A Walk on the Mild Side
Herman Munster has insomia. And the only cure is for him to take a late night walk in the park. This brings about a story of a monster lurking at night in the park.
Oct. 08, 1964
1x04 1 1x04 Rock-a-Bye Munster
After overhearing a conversation of Lily's, Herman and Grandpa are lead to believe that there's going to be a new addition to the Munster clan.
Oct. 15, 1964
1x05 1 1x05 Pike's Pique
The gas company attempts to run a 25 feet gas pipe under the Munster's home. At that depth it would run through Grandpa's lab. The workers then become frightened when they see Herman ...
Oct. 22, 1964
1x06 1 1x06 Low-Cal Munster
Herman gets invited to a reunion with his old army friends. Unforunately Herman isn't able to fit into his old army uniform. So he goes on a diet to lose 100 pounds in 7 days.
Oct. 29, 1964
1x07 1 1x07 Tin Can Man
Eddie Munster is on the verges of being expelled from school. The only way he will be allowed to stay is if he invents an excellent Science Project fo the Science Fair.
Nov. 05, 1964
1x08 1 1x08 Herman the Great
Herman Munster becomes a professional wrestler known as The Masked Marvel, but is to gentle to hurt his opponents.
Nov. 12, 1964
1x09 1 1x09 Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie
Herman's twin brother Charlie, a known con-artist, comes to stay with the Munster just as Lily has received a large inheritance.
Nov. 19, 1964
1x10 1 1x10 Autumn Croakus
Grandpa is feeling depressed so he contacts a matrimonial agency to find him a mate.
Nov. 26, 1964
1x11 1 1x11 The Midnight Ride of Herman Munster
An exhuasted Herman, arriving home from a late night movie, falls asleep in the back of the family car. When the car is stolen and used in a robbery, Herman awakens only to be mistaken ...
Dec. 03, 1964
1x12 1 1x12 The Sleeping Cutie
To cure Marilyn's case of insomnia, Grandpa gives her a sleeping potion. Not awaking the next morning, Grandpa reveals that only a kiss from a Prince would break the spell.
Dec. 10, 1964
1x13 1 1x13 Family Portrait
The Munsters have won Event Magazines "Typical American Family of the Year" contest, but not everyone is as happy as Herman. Grandpa refuses to pose for a picture and disappears. While ...
Dec. 17, 1964
1x14 1 1x14 Grandpa Leaves Home
Grandpa feels he has become unwanted and a bother, so he announces that he's leaving and starts packing in an effort to make the rest of the family feel guilty.
Dec. 24, 1964
1x15 1 1x15 Herman's Rival
Discovering an empty bank account, Lily assumes that the family is bankrupt and goes looking for work. She is hired in the one job she seems suited for, reading palms in a tea room. ...
Dec. 31, 1964
1x16 1 1x16 Grandpa's Call of the Wild
A day of camping has Grandpa feeling homesick and turns himself into a wolf to join the howling pack. A radio reports the capture of a rare Transylvanian wolf by the rangers. Lily and ...
Jan. 07, 1965
1x17 1 1x17 All-Star Munster
While visiting the dean of Marilyn's college, Herman is mistaken for star basketball player Moose Mallory and is recruited to play for the school.
Jan. 14, 1965
1x18 1 1x18 If a Martian Answers, Hang Up
Herman mistakes two kids with walkie-talkies as Martians after picking up their signal on a ham radio and believes they are plotting to destroy Earth.
Jan. 21, 1965
1x19 1 1x19 Eddie's Nickname
When Eddie comes home from school upset over his new nickname 'Shorty,' Grandpa creates a formula that will make him grow 6 inches over night. The next morning finds Eddie instead with ...
Jan. 28, 1965
1x20 1 1x20 Bats of a Feather
After the school's Pet Fair, Eddie trades his pet bat 'Igor' for the weekend unaware that it is really Grandpa.
Feb. 04, 1965
1x21 1 1x21 Don't Bank on Herman
When Lily asks Herman and Grandpa to go to the bank and withdraw some money to pay their taxes, the teller believes they are bank robbers and gives them eighteen thousand dollars. But ...
Feb. 11, 1965
1x22 1 1x22 Dance With Me, Herman
Herman takes dancing lessons so he can escort Marilyn to a Father-Daughter dance. Unknown to him, the instructors are out to sign him to a long-termed contract and cheat him out of ...
Feb. 18, 1965
1x23 1 1x23 Follow That Munster
Herman is excited over an ad to become a detective. While training, he follows around suspicious looking people during the night. But Lily believes he is having an affair and hires ...
Feb. 25, 1965
1x24 1 1x24 Love Locked Out
An argument finds Herman sleeping by himself and he and Lily going to a marriage counselor.
Mar. 04, 1965
1x25 1 1x25 Come Back Little Googie
The thrill of Eddies friend coming for a visit is soon gone after the mischievously little prankster unleashes his tricks on the family. Grandpa's attempt to win him over with magic ...
Mar. 11, 1965
1x26 1 1x26 Far Out Munsters
The manager of a rock band offers the Munsters $1500 to use their house as a hideout for the weekend. A night in a posh hotel doesn't suit their taste, so the Munsters return home to ...
Mar. 18, 1965
1x27 1 1x27 Munsters on the Move
Herman's promotion means the Munsters must move to Buffalo. But selling the house won't be easy, or will it? A man buys the mansion without even looking at it but with the intention ...
Mar. 25, 1965
1x28 1 1x28 Movie Star Munster
Two con men make Herman believe they are movie producers in search of a new star, a scam the two guys have prepared to make Herman the victim of a rigged accident so they may cash the ...
Apr. 01, 1965
1x29 1 1x29 Herman the Rookie
A day in the park with Eddie may land Herman in the big leagues. After hitting a ball aproximently 8 blocks and landing on the head of Dodgers manager Leo Durocher, Herman is given ...
Apr. 08, 1965
1x30 1 1x30 Country Club Munsters
The Munsters win a membership to an exclusive country club. While visiting, Lily gets involved with a fashion show and Grandpa shows some parlor tricks to the guys at the bar. Herman ...
Apr. 15, 1965
1x31 1 1x31 Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights
A package filled with gold coins gives a bank teller the wrong idea and soon starts to date Marilyn with the intention of eloping, to get his hands on the fortune.
Apr. 22, 1965
1x32 1 1x32 Mummy Munster
Herman accidentally takes a long-lasting sleeping pill as he is to pick up Marilyn from the museum. A drowsy Herman mistakes an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus as a phone booth and falls ...
Apr. 29, 1965
1x33 1 1x33 Lily Munster, Girl Model
Lily is tired of being bored and decides to become a fashion model. Herman, in a fit of rage tries to make Lily jealous herself with the help of Grandpa and his pill that turns him ...
May. 06, 1965
1x34 1 1x34 Munster the Magnificent
Eddie enlists Herman to perform in his schools talent show. After trying out a few possibilities, all unsuccessfully, Herman chooses a magic act. To ensure his tricks will work, Lily ...
May. 13, 1965
1x35 1 1x35 Herman's Happy Valley
The Munsters are taken by a pair of con artists who sold them a spot of land known as "Happy Valley,'' a virtual ghost town. But it's the men who are taken when the Munsters genuinely ...
May. 20, 1965
1x36 1 1x36 Hot Rod Herman
Herman loses the family car in a drag race after making a bet against Mr. Barker, a professional driver and father of Eddie's friend Sandy. It's up to Grandpa to win back the family ...
May. 27, 1965
1x37 1 1x37 Herman's Raise
At Lily's request, Herman marches into his bosses office demanding a raise, but instead is fired. Trying to keep the news from Lily, Herman finds out that he is not made for any other ...
Jun. 03, 1965
1x38 1 1x38 Yes, Galen, There Is a Herman (a.k.a) My Friend Herman
Herman befriends a boy, who's head he helped free from between fence rails. When the child tells his parents about his new found friend, they believe he must be lying.
Jun. 10, 1965
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Season 1 Characters

Herman Munster played by Fred Gwynne
Lily Munster played by Yvonne De Carlo
Grandpa played by Al Lewis (III)
Eddie Munster played by Butch Patrick
Marilyn Munster played by Pat Priest
Marilyn Munster played by Beverley Owen
The Raven voiced by Bob Hastings
Jerry played by Gene Blakely
Miss Fairchild played by Caryl Rowe
Dr. Dudley played by Paul Lynde
Freddie played by Lennie Weinrib
The Woman played by Iris Adrian
TV Announcer played by Johnny Jacobs
The Man played by Bill Couch
The 1st Model played by Susan Wedell
The 2nd Model played by Tracy Butler
The Raven voiced by Mel Blanc
Charlie Munster played by Fred Gwynne
J. R. Finlater played by Jesse White
Lydia Gardner played by Linda Watkins
Leo Durocher played by Leo Durocher
Laszlo Brastoff played by Roger C. Carmel
Galen Stewart played by Brian Nash
Mr. Gateman played by John Carradine
Mr. Grover played by Maurice Manson

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Season 1 Videos

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Season 1 Quotes

01x09 - Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie Season 1 / Episode 9: - Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie

Grandpa: Hmm, what smells so good?
Herman Munster: [quite grumpy] I cut myself shaving.
01x19 - Eddie's Nickname Season 1 / Episode 19: - Eddie's Nickname

Lily Munster: Eddie, don't get your beard in your soup.
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 11 - The title comes from the first line of "Paul Revere's Ride" by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. "Listen, my children, and you shall hear, Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five; Hardly a man is now alive, Who remembers that famous day and year.&
  • Episode 01 - Goof (crew or equipment visible): Lily's wires are visible while she is dancing with the father of Marilyn's boyfriend, earning the comment, "Why Mrs. Munster, it's as if you're dancing on air".
  • Episode 14 - Beverley Owen played Marilyn for the first 13 shows before she was replaced by Pat Priest.
  • Episode 19 - Goof (continuity error): Dr. Dudley is able to move freely around his office without his glasses, despite his previous appearances showing he is nearly blind without them.
  • Episode 04 - The title is based on the childhood lullaby "Rock A Bye Baby."

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