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31 Days of Spook – The Munsters

22 Oct

Mean little animated ghost doing it's best to scare a BOO! sign 

Today we are going to highlight The MunstersThe 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 🙂

  1. Name the five main characters of the show.
  2. What was the address to The Munsters home?
  3. Eddie’s pet dragon lives under the stairs.  What is his name?
  4. What was Grandpa’s pet bat named?
  5. What was the name of the funeral parlor that Herman worked at?

 

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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.

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answers –

  1. Herman Munster; Lily Munster; Eddie Munster; Marilyn Munster and Grandpa.
  2. 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Mockingbird Heights
  3. Spot
  4. Igor
  5. Gateman, Goodbury and Graves
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20 Comments

Posted by on October 22, 2016 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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20 responses to “31 Days of Spook – The Munsters

  1. Tails Around the Ranch

    October 22, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Always loved the campy TV series. Who doesn’t love Herman? ღ

     
    • Piglove

      October 23, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Exactly! He was the coolest dad for sure. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. lapaylor

    October 22, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    that was one of my fave shows. It ran alongside addams family and I liked both. It was so family oriented despite being monsters. Many families are made up of monsters, lol.

     
    • Piglove

      October 23, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      I know!! Both are my favorites too. Mom said she watched them every day after school. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • lapaylor

        October 23, 2016 at 6:54 pm

        your mom and I must be about the same age.

         
      • Piglove

        October 24, 2016 at 9:38 am

        You are probably right 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

         
  3. katsrus

    October 22, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Loved that show. Interesting facts.
    Sue B

     
    • Piglove

      October 23, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. sheilaenglehart

    October 22, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    My Dad used to do a great impression of Herman. One of my fav shows.

     
    • Piglove

      October 23, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Squeals!! I would love your dad. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. ruth7933

    October 22, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Got tem right-loved the monsters

     
    • Piglove

      October 23, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      Way to go!! We love this sheet. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. The Canadian Cats

    October 22, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Mom always liked the Munsters. She couldn’t get any of the questions though. Cool looking couple. We never knew they made Barbie dolls out of them.

    Us

     
    • Piglove

      October 23, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Snorts with piggy laughter. Dad says “action figures”. Too funny. Mom and dad have a big collection of collectible dolls. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • The Canadian Cats

        October 23, 2016 at 10:39 pm

        I wouldn’t mind seeing some….I like the collectibles.

         
      • Piglove

        October 24, 2016 at 9:38 am

        Squeals. I shall see what I can do about that my dear friend. XOXO – Bacon

         
  7. evilsquirrel13

    October 23, 2016 at 10:05 am

    One bit of trivia I already knew, but that can be picked up from both of your posts on the shows, is that The Munsters and The Addams Family debuted within a week of each other, and both shows were canceled after only two seasons. I always thought of The Munsters as a Halloween-themed version of “Car 54” (If you’re familiar with that show, you’ll get the connection they both share!)

     
    • Piglove

      October 23, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Snorts. Dad got the connection right off my evil friend. Great shows maybe beyond their time but were so much fun. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. Tails by the Sea

    October 23, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    I loved the Munsters and the Addams Family. My favorite character was Cousin It, but I can’t remember which show it was on…

     
    • Piglove

      October 24, 2016 at 9:38 am

      Adams Family had Cousin It. Both shows were so awesome. We love them both for sure. XOXO – Bacon

       

This piggy would love to snort with you :)

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