At 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Mockingbird Heights, lived one of America's strangest sitcom families, The Munsters. Strangest looking, that is, for beneath Herman's Frankensteinian facial features, Lily's vampiric visage, Grandpa's Dracula countenance and Eddie's Wolfman looks, lurked possibly the sweetest and most sensitive sitcom family ever to grace the small-screen. This, of course, was the nub of the series: that a family so weird could overcome the everyday problems of modern living - and the fact that people ran away from them, screaming - by their generosity, gentleness and belief in traditional American values.
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After going to the car to find something Herman falls asleep in the back of his car with the keys in the ignition. The car is then stolen by bank robbers who don't know that Herman is sleeping in the back seat. When Herman wakes up he wanders into their hideout and is thought to be Big Louie, a gang member who has taken twenty years of beatings in the boxing ring. Herman winds up as an accomplice in a bank robbery.
The episode was rated 7.59 from 56 votes.
Eddie borrows a tape recorder belonging to the disc-jockey father of one of his friends. Herman records a version of DRY BONES, accompanying himself on the guitar. The following day, the disc jockey plays the song on his radio show - and it becomes an instant hit. Herman identifies himself as the mystery singer and quickly turns into an egomaniacal would-be celebrity. Grandpa comes to the rescue with his Nothin' Muffins.
The episode was rated 7.64 from 28 votes.
Herman is suffering from insomnia. The only thing that will make him sleep is a late-night walk in the park. A "Monster" type creature has been spotted in the park at night and Lily would prefer if Herman would stay home. What she doesn't know is that the monster is Herman!
The episode was rated 7.65 from 134 votes.
Marilyn's boyfriend invites Marilyn and her family to a masquerade party. Marilyn goes as Priscilla her boyfriend as John Alden. Lily is Little Bo Peep, Grandpa is Napoleon, and Herman is King Arthur dressed in armor. Marilyn's boyfriend's father (Dressed As Frankenstein) is insulted when Herman compliments him for not wearing a costume :). At the end of the night Herman with a prize for wearing a Frankenstein costume under his suit of armor. Lily and Grandpa feel insulted because that is Herman's real face! However, Herman doesn't realize that he is being insulted.
The episode was rated 7.65 from 268 votes.
Herman wants to go to a reunion with his army friends. Unfortunately he can't seem fit into his uniform. Lily doesn't want Herman to go, but decides to make a deal with him. If Herman can lose enough weight to fit into the uniform, he can go. Herman quickly goes on a Diet limiting him to almost no food. When he is watching TV he sees a commercial for a Thanksgiving Dinner and loses control...
The episode was rated 7.72 from 81 votes.
The Munsters win a membership to the highly exclusive Mockingbird Heights Country Club. The membership board wants to get a close look at the family to see if they measure up to their standards, so they invite Lily and Grandpa to a fashion show. Meanwhile, Herman is invited to play golf. While Lily and Grandpa stand out like a couple of freaks, Herman sends golf balls soaring like missiles and wreaks havoc on the putting green. Afterwards, the Munsters decide that the club doesn't meet their own standards.
The episode was rated 7.76 from 29 votes.
After Herman attends an office party that goes on until the wee hours of the morning, Lily locks Herman out of their bedroom and makes him sleep on the sofa. When they are unable to reconcile, Lily and Herman each see a marriage counselor independently.
The episode was rated 7.81 from 32 votes.
The gas company wants to run a pipeline 25 feet under the Munsters' house. At that height is would run through Grandpa's dungeon lab. When the workers are digging they get extremely frightened by Herman and Grandpa's appearance. Mr. Pike, the manager of the Gas Company, thinks that the Munsters are trying to scare the workers to drive up the cost of construction on the Munster Property. He thinks its a good idea to visit with The Munsters to see what's going on...
The episode was rated 7.83 from 89 votes.
Herman and Grandpa overhear Lily and Marilyn talking and somehow get the idea that Lily is pregnant. What's really happening is Dr. Dudley's son, Elmer, is coming to stay with the Munsters while Dr. Dudley and his wife are on vacation.
The episode was rated 7.85 from 106 votes.
Grandpa mixes up a love potion designed to make the opposite sex fall madly for anyone who drinks the potion. Grandpa mixes some in Marilyn's oatmeal to help her keep a boyfriend. Marilyn is in a rush and has no time for breakfast; so Lilly puts her oatmeal back into the big pot and serves the oatmeal to the rest of the family. Now the potion affects them all! The mailman becomes interested in Lily; the next-door neighbor now has an attraction for Herman; Eddie is even chased home by all the girls from his class.
The episode was rated 7.85 from 149 votes.
Last updated: dec 30, 2022
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