Today we are going to highlight The Munsters. The Munsters was a weekly television show that revolved around the home life of some friendly ‘monsters’ per say in every day situations. The first show aired September 24, 1964 and the series ran until May 12, 1966. It’s hard to believe but there was only 70 episodes produced. All of these shows were made in black and white and I truly believe that made them even spookier.
There were several movies based on the television series that were also produced.
In 1966, Munster, Go Home! was released. This was the first time that the Munsters were shown in color. This is probably one of my favorites from the show. The Munsters travel to England to claim Munster Hall after the death of an old relative. And me being a guy, I fell in love with the DRAG-U-LA car. Snorts – now that was a car that I would love to ride around in – even with them!
In 1981, The Munster’s Revenge was released. Snorts – who would have ever believed the plot of this one! The owner of a wax museum creates robots of Herman and Grandpa and uses them as part of a plot to rob a traveling Egyptian antiquities exhibit. Really?! Of all the people in the world, they create robots out of Herman and Grandpa? Can you imagine the fun of this movie? Can you imagine running into Herman and Grandpa – shivers. That’s definitely what nightmares are made out of!
In 1995, Here Comes the Munsters was released. This one I had to watch twice because the first time I had one hoove over my eyes in fear. My fur was standing up on its own. In this movie, the family search for Herman’s brother in law, Norman Hyde, only to find out that he has unknowingly turned himself into Brent Jekyll who is running for Congress. See what I mean – congress – double shivers!
In 1996, The Munster’s Scary Little Christmas came out. In this show, Grandpa has accidentally captured Santa Claus and two of his elves while Lily is trying to win the local neighborhood Christmas home decorating competition. AND, Marilyn has invited family and friends from the old country to stay for Christmas. I almost lost my religion watching this one. This movie is by far the scariest of them all. Can you imagine life without Santa Claus – I know! That is frightening – shivers.
For the day and time, you might get some shivers of the spooky family that crawled up your spine and scared you – especially that hideous Marilyn. Now that’s a scary monster – snort shivers.
TRIVIA TIME MY FRIENDS – (Don’t cheat. The answers are at the bottom of this page – have fun 🙂
Name the five main characters of the show.
- What was the address to The Munsters home?
- Eddie’s pet dragon lives under the stairs. What is his name?
- What was Grandpa’s pet bat named?
- What was the name of the funeral parlor that Herman worked at?
Oh and by the way, mommy and daddy are big time fans of the show as well. They collect – I know of all things – collectible Barbie Dolls.
Daddy bought this one for mommy a long time ago for her birthday. What a sweet spooky couple, huh? snorts
May you have a chilling day.
- Herman Munster; Lily Munster; Eddie Munster; Marilyn Munster and Grandpa.
- 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Mockingbird Heights
- Gateman, Goodbury and Graves
10/22/2015 at 12:46 pm
Loved The Munsters! My dad used to do a great impression of Herman and once had a car that looked a lot like theirs.
10/22/2015 at 12:49 pm
Squeals! That would have been so cool and I would have loved to have ridden in that car. Can you see me perched in it? So much piggy fun! XOXO – Bacon
10/22/2015 at 1:03 pm
Did they have a hearse or am I thinking of something else? 🎃 🍁 👻
10/22/2015 at 1:02 pm
Oh Munster’s! Squee! I. Can’t. Keep. Up. With. You. Bacon. I’m huffing & puffing! 🌬 Got an update on my iPad this morning. New emoji! You’re going to be a Guinea pig today! Oh, did I not tell you I was a Witch? 🕸 🎃
10/22/2015 at 1:31 pm
Squeals – I can feel my snout changing now my sweet friend. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
P.S. This month is an exceptional month since it’s my 31 Days of Spook.
10/22/2015 at 1:34 pm
10/22/2015 at 1:37 pm
LadyMum says shee watched thee show sumtimess Bacon…of course inn black an white….. 😉
10/22/2015 at 3:54 pm
Those are the best ones my nefkitty. My mom/dad often watch old black/whites shows here. They love them! XOXO – Bacon
10/22/2015 at 6:36 pm
LadyMum says shee reememburrss B4 Tee Vee?!?!?! What did the Hu’manss do with their time….an no Pee Cee’ss either! LadyMum said shee read ALOT an rote many many letterss. An shee rote poe-etree an short stories an went fur a lot of walkss….
Can you imagine Unccle? it must have been a different werld way back then…..
**nose bumpsss** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxxx
10/23/2015 at 9:29 am
It was an entirely different world my nefkitty. Mom said they use to go OUTSIDE and play a LOT… you know something kids these days don’t do much of – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
10/22/2015 at 10:10 pm
So did our Mummy.
10/22/2015 at 1:52 pm
I always mistake the Munsters for the Addams Family. I myself think that the Munsters were more blatantly funny while the Addams Family was way scarier, and a little more subtle – and definitely with more morbid humour.
10/22/2015 at 3:55 pm
What is so funny about the Munsters is that they thought they were ‘normal’ while everyone else was not. Whatever normal is – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
10/22/2015 at 6:16 pm
Mom really liked this show when she was growing up,
10/23/2015 at 9:28 am
It’s a great clean show with lots of fun. XOXO – Bacon
10/22/2015 at 10:18 pm
Mummy & Daddy both liked this.
10/23/2015 at 9:30 am
It’s a great clean show. They are so funny! XOXO – Bacon
10/23/2015 at 1:44 am
Hehehe mum loves to watch the re-runs when they are on,xx Speedy
10/23/2015 at 9:32 am
YES! We often play the DVD’s on my television. XOXO – Bacon
10/23/2015 at 6:22 am
I loved them… it was touching to see the special effects they used that time, but it was great it made them more “real” :o)
10/23/2015 at 9:35 am
Yes cause brother you know that family was “normal” except for poor Marilyn… snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
10/23/2015 at 4:19 pm
Mee-you Unccle iss true! ladymum told mee all about beein a kitt an playin outside an goin on hikes an swimming an picknickss an to thee beech a bird watchin an huntin fur sallymandurss an razzberry pickin….shee sayss it was so much fun beein a kitt back then.Shee sayss kittss do not have emaginayshunss anymore!
LadyMum still has erss! 😉
**nose bumpss** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxx
10/24/2015 at 1:21 am
Awww! I LOVED this show. We had a funny kind of TV in my town. I think it was 1968 when it came and at first there was one commercial and one government channel. It Went from 4pm to 1030 is pm at first but the commercial channel had the REALLY cool American shows like the Munsters.
We also had Skippy the Bush Kangaroo which I LOVED too. Happy telly days with my late, great and very dear brother who I named my son after. Shane. ❤ ❤ ❤
10/24/2015 at 7:23 pm
ooohh – that is so sweet Auntie Sharon. Some of the older shows on television are our favorites here at the Hotel Thompson. XOXO – Bacon
Dennis the Vizsla
11/01/2015 at 12:54 am
hello bacon its dennis the vizsla dog hay so this is why dada always yoozes 1313 mockingbird lane wen he needs to fil in a fayk address for testing stuf at wurk!!! he must want to be a munster!!! ok bye
11/02/2015 at 10:53 am
That might possibly be it. It’s great that he does that. We have a street named Mockingbird Lane not too far from us. I wish it had the numbers 1313 too – If it did, I would love to live there – snorts. XOXO – Bacon