The Munsters

1964 TV-G 2 seasons

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The Munsters

1964 TV-G 2 seasons
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Fred Gwynne and Yvonne De Carlo star in this 1960s sitcom as Herman and Lily Munster -- just your typical ghouls-next-door who live in a Victorian mansion with vampire Grandpa (Al Lewis), their werewolf son, Eddie (Butch Patrick), and their normal-looking niece, Marilyn (Beverley Owen, Pat Priest). The Golden Globe-nominated show welcomed a robust array of guest stars in its two seasons, including Harvey Korman, John Carradine and Paul Lynde.
SEASON  1
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Summary of Season 1 (1964) - 6 discs

Though not your typical television family, The Munsters quickly became one of the most beloved. Pieced together through traits of horror film characters were Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne), his wife, Lily (Yvonne DeCarlo), their son, Eddie (Butch Patrick), niece Marilyn (Beverley Owen) and the grandfather (Al Lewis). Residing at the creepily campy address of 1313 Mockingbird Lane, the clan gets into mishap after mishap as they try to fit in.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital Mono
Rating
TV-G - Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
  • Fred Gwynne
  • Yvonne De Carlo
  • Al Lewis
  • Butch Patrick
  • Beverley Owen
  • Pat Priest
  • Mel Blanc
  • Bob Hastings
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Reviews

age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this 1960s family sitcom features characters resembling those from classic horror stories like Frankenstein and Dracula. But despite the characters' unusual appearance, they're a pleasant, loving family. Occasional jokey references to blood, graves, or Mr. Munster's work at a funeral home is about as scary as the show gets -- though people often express fear when they meet the family, and many beat a hasty retreat. Herman and Lily show affection toward each other, and some episodes include romantic kisses.

Sexual Content

Affection between Herman and Lily, who are married. Some episodes include romantic kissing. Marilyn sometimes dates or is pursued by men. It's all handled very chastely.

Violence

Vague jokes about blood. Occasional encounters with bank robbers or other criminals. Rare episodes show a gun, but no one is ever seriously hurt.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

The series highlights the importance of family. It also features some traditional gender roles, which is typical of shows from the 1960s.

Consumerism

Several episodes involve money-making schemes.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Occasional episodes involve sleeping pills or potions that act in a drug-like manner.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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