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The Munsters 1 Season 1965

This is it: the immortal television show about a family of monsters and their struggles in the normal world. A hilarious comedy that features chills, spills, and more wacky creatures than you can shake a wooden stick at. A true original filled with unforgettable characters.

Starring:
Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis

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1. Munster Masquerade

Marilyn's boyfriend invites Marilyn and her family to a masquerade party. Lily is Little Bo Peep, Grandpa is Napoleon, and Herman is dressed in armor. At the end of the night Herman wins a prize for wearing a Frankenstein costume under his suit of armor. Lily and Grandpa feel insulted because that is Herman's real face!

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2. My Fair Munster

Grandpa finds an ancient book of recipes including one for the "Love Potion". He mixes up a batch and the next morning he secretly spikes Marilyn's oatmeal, who is running late for work and leaves without breakfast. Lily empties her breakfast back in the pot and serves it to the rest of the family.

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3. A Walk On The Mild Side

Affected with a bad case of insomnia, Herman decides to go out for a walk in the local park. During his walk, a thief snatches a purse from a lone woman and disappears. At the same time a drunk and another woman see Herman in the park and call the police reporting a monster on the loose. The following morning Herman is confused by the newspaper account of the monster in the park.

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4. Rock-A-Bye Munster

Grandpa and Herman mistakenly get the idea Lily is pregnant after overhearing part of a private conversation between her and Marilyn. Marilyn works as a baby-sitter for another family and they have asked Lily if the little boy she minds can stay with the Munster family while his parents are away on vacation.

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5. Pike's Pique

The gas company wants to run a pipeline 25 feet under the Munsters' house. At that depth it would run through Grandpa's dungeon lab. When the workers are digging they get extremely frightened by Herman and Grandpa's appearance. Mr.

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6. Low Cal Munster

Trouble begins in the Munster household when Herman tells Lily he intends to attend an Army reunion banquet wearing his old uniform. Lily is against the idea since Herman would have to spend the night away. However, she agrees, providing Herman will lose enough weight in the ten days remaining until the reunion to fit into his old uniform

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7. Tin Can Man

The entire Munster family grows concerned when they learn that Eddie is failing in his science class. The only way for him to improve his grades is to enter in a school sponsored Science Fair. To make sure that Eddie's contribution to the fair is better than average, Grandpa offers to help him build a robot.

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8. Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie

Herman's twin brother Charlie, a known con artist, visits the Munsters. Before much time goes by, Charlie displays his newest moneymaking device to the family. Herman believes that Charlie has learned of Lily's recent inheritance and has come to do her out of her money.

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9. Herman The Great

Herman amazes Eddie and a young friend when he proves his strength by tying knots in an iron poker. Eddie's friend later shows the knotted poker to his father who makes a living by managing professional wrestlers. The father sees great potential in Herman as a wrestler and decides to give him a call.

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10. Autumn Croakus

After the rest of the family deserts him to follow their various pursuits, Grandpa grows lonely until he sees a newspaper advertisement offering a solution to his problem. A matrimonial agency offers to find a mate who will supply affection and companionship to those in their ?sunset years.?

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11. The Midnight Ride Of Herman Munster

After a long evening Herman falls asleep in his car. A short time later, two hoodlums steal the Munster car to use it in a bank robbery. Unaware that Herman is asleep in the backseat, they arrive to a deserted farmhouse to meet the rest of their gang. When he wakes up in the farm he is mistaken for a gigantic ex-prizefighter that is supposed to join them in the heist.

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12. The Sleeping Cutie

Marilyn complains because she has been unable to sleep for the past two nights and Grandpa promises to mix her a sleeping potion. As he works in his laboratory, Marilyn stops by to ask for the mixture. In his haste, Grandpa mixes the wrong formula and gives Marilyn the Sleeping Beauty potion by mistake.

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13. A Family Portrait

When a national magazine conducts a survey to find the average family, their research computer picks the Munster family as the winners. Although most of the family is delighted with the news, Grandpa is insulted about being an average anything and tells Herman he will not appear on the cover of the magazine under any circumstances.

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14. Grandpa Leaves Home

After a personality clash at home, Grandpa decides he is unloved and runs away. Since he has left home a number of times before, only to return, the announcement produces only an indifferent attitude from the Munsters. Herman doubts that Grandpa will carry through his threat and refuses to humor the old man.

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15. Herman's Rival

When Lily discovers that Herman's bank account is suddenly empty, she believes her husband lost all his money on a bad investment and doesn't want to tell her that he is broke. Lily claims that she has never been one to avoid her duty and now that the time has come she is willing to work to help out with the family finances.

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16. Grandpa's Call Of The Wild

Herman decides to take the entire family on a weekend camping trip to teach his son how to fish. After dinner, Eddie goes to bed while his elders enjoy the delights of a campfire. Grandpa begins to reminisce about his days in the old country after hearing the cry of wolves in the distance.

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17. All-Star Munster

Due to an error in Lily's bookkeeping, Marilyn's college tuition is not paid and the girl is told that she cannot return to school. Marilyn is heartbroken by the news and Lily later claims she is sure she paid the bill. Lily finally asks Herman to go to the school the next day and straighten out the mix-up.

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18. If A Martian Answers, Hang Up

Herman's preoccupation with his ham radio set leads to difficulties when he mistakes some children at play for a group of visitors from another planet. In a nearby playground, two young boys play with a walkie-talkie set and decide to pretend that they are men from Mars. At the same time Herman's radio signal picks up the message and he believes he has made contact with outer space.

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19. Eddie's Nickname

At the end of the school day, Eddie returns home from school furious and shouting his determination never to return under any conditions. When Herman later tries to find the source of Eddie's problems, he learns that the other kids have taken to calling Eddie ?Shorty,? simply because he is the shortest boy in the class. Eddie feels his name is unfair and degrading and refuses to return to school.

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20. Bats of a Feather

Eddie comes home from school and tells the family that he must bring a pet for his class' annual pet contest. Since the ferocious and gigantic dog refuses to leave his hiding place under the stairs and the cat is too common of an animal, Eddie decides to bring Grandpa's pet bat, Igor

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21. Don't Bank On Herman

Though she has misgivings, Lily is forced to send Herman to the bank to make a withdrawal so that they can pay their taxes. As insurance that nothing will go wrong this time, Lily sends Grandpa along with her husband. Their visit to the bank coincides with a series of robberies at the bank by burglars wearing false masks.

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22. Dance With Me, Herman

When Lily accidentally finds an invitation to a school dance in Marilyn's dresser drawer, she wonders why her niece didn't invite the family to the event. Lily questions the girl at the dinner table and discovers that Marilyn did not want to embarrass her uncle Herman by forcing him to attend a dance when she knew he was unable to dance well and didn't really care for dancing.

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23. Follow That Munster

Herman takes a correspondence course to become a private detective. He confides in Grandpa telling him that he is convinced he has the talent and ability to make his new career highly profitable. He means to apply for a full time job as a detective after getting sufficient practice in his new craft by following people at night.

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24. Love Locked Out

Herman gets a little tipsy at an office party and ignores Lily's many telephone calls asking him to come home. When he finally arrives many hours later and still intoxicated, he finds the bedroom door locked. The following morning they are both in bad humor and each is unwilling to forgive the other for their actions during the previous evening.

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25. Come Back, Little Googie

Grandpa's faulty magic gets him into a startling predicament when he tries to turn an obnoxious little friend of Eddie's friend into a rabbit. The calculating youngster uses his own brand of hocus-pocus to throw Grandpa's alleged prowess for a complete loss, leaving the old gentleman with the formidable problem of repairing the damage.

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26. Far Out Munsters

A visiting rock 'n' roll group, desiring privacy and freedom from their screaming teenage fans, attempt to rent the Munster home while fulfilling a local nightclub engagement. The group's manager, keeping the identity of his clients a secret, finally offers a fantastic sum of money for the house and Herman feels compelled to accept the offer.

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27. Munsters On The Move

When Herman arrives home, he makes a happy announcement that he has been offered a promotion at work. However, if he accepts the new job it will necessitate moving to another city. Although most of the family hates the thought of giving up their comfortable home, they agree that Herman should accept the job.

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28. Movie Star Munster

A pair of gangsters who use innocent victims to swindle money from insurance companies decide on the location for the next job. The location is in the neighborhood of the Munster home and the gangsters go to look over the spot. As they do, they also look for a new victim and they spot Herman. After insuring Herman, the men plan to involve him in an accident and then collect the money.

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29. Herman Rookie

Baseball manager Leo Durocher's problems in finding a hard-hitting ball player to round out his team are solved after he is hit in the head by a baseball that was struck from a ballpark eight blocks away. Durocher investigates the area and learns that the ball was hit by Herman Munster who was teaching his son how to play ball at the time

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30. Country Club Munsters

Just after he becomes convinced that a local television contest is fixed, Herman learns that he has won first prize - a free membership to an exclusive country club for himself and his family.

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31. Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights

When the Munster family receives a large package filled with money they decide to keep it in a bank. However since such a great amount is involved, Lily calls the bank and asks them to send someone to pick up the currency. The bank representative is a handsome young man who is immediately intrigued by Marilyn and even more intrigued by the amount of money he has come to collect.

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32. Mummy Munster

Herman agrees to become Grandpa's guinea pig, when he develops a sleeping pill that can be timed to wake up the user at any specific moment. After Herman takes the pill, Lily tells him he must go to pick up Marilyn who is waiting for him at the museum. The pill is not supposed to take effect for another hour, and Grandpa claims he has plenty of time.

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33. Lily Munster, Girl Model

Feeling that she is no longer needed by her family, Lily announces her determination to find a job. After some frustrating attempts, Lily is successful in getting a job with a temperamental dress designer who finds her the perfect model for his line of unconventional women's clothes. Herman is later aroused by Grandpa's views of a typical model's life.

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34. Munster Magnificent

When Eddie informs the family that the following Saturday night is talent night at the school he attends and that he has volunteered his father to entertain, Herman is proud of his son's confidence and promises not to let him down. However, he has trouble deciding exactly what he should do to entertain the parents of the other students.

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35. Herman's Happy Valley

Herman surprises the family when he announces the purchase of ten acres in a beautiful vacation hideaway known as "Happy Holiday Valley." As the Munster family reads a brochure listing the advantages of the vacation paradise they do not realize that Herman has been swindled and that the ten acres are comprised of desert wasteland and a deserted ghost town.

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36. Hot Rod Herman

Herman is roped into competing in the Saturday afternoon drag races after learning that Eddie told his young friend, Sandy Baylor, that Herman could beat Sandy's father. Although Herman doesn't know it, Sandy's father is a champion driver.

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37. Herman's Raise

When Herman is forced to work overtime at the parlor, Lily grows furious and convinces him that he deserves a raise. In addition to the fact that they can use the extra money, Lily tells Herman that his years of loyalty to Mr. Gateman, his boss, should not be passed off without reward. However his boss doesn't see things the same way and fires Herman for demanding a raise.

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38. Yes Galen, There is a Herman

On his way home from work, Herman spots a young boy, Galen Stewart, with his head caught in a park fence. Afraid that he will be punished if his parents discover his plight, Galen refuses to call for help. Herman bends the bars of the fence and frees the child, who thanks him for saving his life.

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Science Fiction, Comedy
Director Lawrence Dobkin
Starring Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Beverley Owen
Supporting actors Pat Priest, Butch Patrick
Season year 1965
Network NBC Universal
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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Format: DVD
First shown on American TV in the 60’s, the Munsters is about a family who the outside world views as ‘odd’ to say the least while they themselves see ‘normal’ people as strange. Herman Munster is a Frankenstein look-alike, wife Lily and her father, Grandpa, are vampires while son Eddie is a werewolf. Also living in their mausoleum type house is Lily’s beautiful niece Marilyn whom the Munster’s pity as they see her looks as ‘unfortunate’.
This DVD set features all 36 episodes from season 1 and is presented on 6 discs. It is a typical comedy of that era, simple family values and good clean fun with the underlying message that it is ok to be ‘different’. The set features no extras, not even subtitles for the hard of hearing hence the four stars rating rather than five. It doesn’t look as if there has been much cleaning up of the picture either, although overall the quality is not bad. It’s a shame more effort wasn’t put into the DVD release but that aside, it is a worthwhile addition to the collection of any Munsters fan.
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The Munsters are back. I loved these programmes as a kid and grew up with them. To see them back on video is great. Although the sales advertisement makes it look as though there is only one video, in fact it is a two video set - 2 for the price of 1. The quality of the tapes are superb. Each tape contains three black and white episodes of this weird family. If you havn't seen them - it is a MUST. They are far more funnier than the Addams family. Hermann as a drag racing superstar is hilarious and when Grandpa and Hermann get themselves locked in a bank it's great. If you've never seen this family before or have forgotten what they were like and how funny they were - then buy this set. I'm now looking forward to seeing the second volume and I hope there is more to come.
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By A Customer on 21 Sept. 2001
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Here they are! The funniest scary family of them all. All six episodes are top notch. The picture quality and sound are superb. My only worry is that as Universal has not put the episodes out in order, (ie - like StarTrek!) will this mean that we don't get the entire run of the show? We Spooks need more Munsters not less! Still I am glad that this collection is available and it is well worth the price of purchase. GREAT SPOOKY FUN!
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Arrived within the time stated. I bought the dvd as a part of a christmas present. My daughter was so happy and with it as it was with the original cast and had several shows on the 1 disk. She is 23 and loves the humour and the show generally.
The quality of the dvd is to be as expected. I would recommend this dvd.
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As a kid I always loved The Munsters and the Addams Family, but the Munsters were my absolute favourite. As an adult would I agree with this? I have all five sets of DVDs and so here's my view:

Entertainment Value - Munsters 10/10, Addams 9/10
I'm not sure how much of this is bias, I just love the Munsters and chuckle along to every episode. It's slapstick and has a more endearing bias towards younger viewers. All the characters are fantastic.
The Addams is slightly more sophisticated, maybe more aimed at the adult mentality and undertones of what will happen off-screen... Morticia is the best character for my money, I so wanted to grow up and have a wife just like her... hah!

Quality of transfer to DVD - Munsters 10/10, Addams 8/10
The quality is as good as you could expect from an old TV show. The Munsters picture quality is pretty clear and constant throughout with good clarity of sound. The Addams Family earlier shows are a little disappointing and look significantly older than later episodes.

Value for Money - Munsters 10/10, Addams, 5/10
Both programmes lived through two seasons however the Addams are cynically spread over THREE sets of DVDs so you are fleeced for extra cash. Here you get the whole of season 1 (not two thirds) and it's great value for money (especially if you slam this into your wish list and monitor the price as they do vary from day to day).

On balance, the Munsters still wins it for me, but mainly for different reasons to when I was a kid - who knew we might have DVDs back then?
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Having purchased the Region 1 set a while back, I decided to revisit the show again. As they were released as double-sided discs, the second disc would not play anymore. So there went about a third of season 1.
Fortunately for me amazon.co.u.k. saved the day by having season 1 available as a six disc set, no troublesome double-sided discs to be concerned about.
Great packaging, perfect prints and must have for any collector of classic TV from the 1960s. Can you believe The Munsters and The Addams Family will both turn 50 next year! Both began in 1964, both lasted two seasons and both are still entertaining after all these years.
While Herman and co. are working-class and the Addams are strictly 'old money' both have something special to keep us coming back for more.
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That "The Munsters" is still enjoyable and entertaining viewing 45 years after it was made is testament to the quality of the writing and the acting. It is enjoyable family fun. Of course there are some problems with it - it is not as funny as it might be (I guess standards of humour have risen) and the core joke of the series - a family of the undead living a "normal" suburban life - wears a little thin after a while. Once you have seen the humorous possibilities with everyday events such as a trip to the doctor or to the bank you begin to get the idea. Nevertheless, our 7 year old is fascinated with it, and it is enjoyable family fare in an age of rubbish tv.
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