Daily Archives: October 22, 2014

My Fair Munster


Oh this brings back a host of happy memories! I LOVED The Munsters as a child… Who else remembers them?


1addams1Married in 1865 Hermanand Lily Munster had a love that was timeless.

WithUniversal Studios as producer, The Munsterswere able to use classic monster images to which they added running gags, including the central theme that they considered themselves just an average, middle-class family to make a typical sitcom into a brilliantly campy classic.

Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster, Frankenstein’s monster/joke-cracking suburban Dad was electric. Yvonne De Carlo as a blood-sucking Donna ReedesquePTA Mom was inspired. Add cool cars, pets, a young werewolf, older vampire and of course, the family oddball, the ‘plain’ niece, Marilyn, and they had a runaway hit.


What I could piece together about The Munsters:

1313 Mockingbird Lane has been used in many TV series and movies in various forms including Desperate Housewives.

Spot was alleged to be a fire-breathing T Rex, not a dragon.

The Munsters and The Addams…

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