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TV Shows - Munsters, The

The Munsters was a 1960s American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of monsters. The show was a satire of both traditional monster movies and popular family entertainment of the era, such as Leave it to Beaver. It ran concurrently with the The Addams Family. Although the Addamses were well-to-do, the Munsters were a more blue-collar family. The Munsters also had higher Nielsen ratings than The Addams Family.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Munsters
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1 Same Character Different Actor Pat Priest as Marilyn Replaced Beverly Owens
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2 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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3 Day One Lacks Originality - Adams Family Rip-Off
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4 The remake/sequel The Munsters Today.
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5 Never Boned Still Rocks!
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1 The Adams Family was way cooler! It's like comparing Shakespeare to Adult Swim. Adams Family was classy, intellectual, and very funny. Munsters was crass, lowest common denominator stupid. -- Submitted By: (martymarty) on June 7, 2014, 12:28 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Which is better: The Addams Family or the Munsters? If you ask me, I like them both. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 20, 2012, 8:17 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
3 To whoever started the category that this was a rip off from the Addams Family; both ran at the same time. The Addams family actually aired 6 days before the Munsters. I don't think 6 days would be enough for someone to see a show, write scripts for their own show, cast the show, get funding, produce and film and get it aired. If you think it boned for any other valid reason, fine. They simply didn't have time to copy the Addams Family period. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on April 19, 2012, 11:52 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I always felt there were two kinds of people, those who like the Addams Family and those who like the Munsters. Personally I've always been in the Munster category. I know they changed up the Marilyn character a few times but her role was really minimal, the ugly duckling of the family. I simply thing the chemistry between Herman and Grandpa was more than enough to counteract any shortcomings the series may have had. As I stated earlier they were only on for two seasons so there couldn't be enough time to bone. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on April 14, 2012, 11:42 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 The mentioning of the movie MUNSTER, GO HOME is all you really need to conclude how the Munsters boned. Even with the luster of the movie being in color, the show's cast no longer was spirited (knowing full well the series was already cancelled), and Debbie Watson (and neither Priest nor Owen) was Marilyn. Also, all prime time shows would be filmed in color in a full time basis which would have been financially too much for the series. -- Submitted By: () on February 22, 2012, 10:16 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Though, I won't swear here I DO concur with PYLrulz on this matter. The whole premise of "The Munsters" was that they were a SPOOF of dramatic monster movies. Hopefully, this idea will be as uniformly forgotten as that awful remake series has been by the general public! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 18, 2011, 12:34 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Drama?!? WHAT THE FU... -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on November 17, 2011, 3:21 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
8 ***FILET KNIFE ALERT*** NBC announced that it has picked up the pilot for its revamp of the '60s monster comedy "The Munsters," billing it as an "imaginative reinvention" of the classic series and "a visually spectacular one-hour drama." http://tinyurl.com/6nkqekj "Drama"????? Oh, the humanity! -- Submitted By: () on November 17, 2011, 10:07 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
9 Yeah, the two performers playing Marilyn were virtual identical (though the latter did a one-shot playing, of all roles, Sue Ann Niven's supposedly sweet kid sister on "Mary Tyler Moore"). However; I think the character was essential in that the contrast between her and the rest of the family helped the audience relate due to not only how she considered THEM normal but also due to the affection between her and the others despite all of them considering her 'unfortunate'! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 17, 2011, 12:46 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
10 LOL! Yes I, for the longest time, didn't even realize that Marilyn was played by two different actresses. And I was old eough to notice stuff like that. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on February 17, 2011, 9:10 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
11 I would have to agree about the Marilyn character. I think a mannequin could've played her role -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on February 17, 2011, 7:07 am - (5 votes) - Login to Vote
12 Just plain dumb fun - I can't be serious about this long enough to write constructive criticism. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on December 1, 2010, 2:38 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
13 I notice that there are votes to bone the Munsters for Same Character Different Actor Marylin. Well Pat Priest and Beverly Owens were so interchangeable it wasn't funny. The Marylin character had such a minor role that she could have disappeared completely and not effect the charm of this show. Herman and Grandpa were the stars of this show. They never boned. -- Submitted By: (fletch000) on February 10, 2010, 5:18 pm - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
14 Pat Preist was just on Howard Stern this week, and I had forgotten what a classic wonderful show this was. Compared to the TV of 2009, this show shines even brighter in comparison. We probably wont ever have classic TV like this again- thanks reality TV!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 4, 2009, 11:58 am - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
15 No fish were harmed during the filming of this show because it only lasted two seasons and they never had a chance to reuse ideas even if they wanted to. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on April 20, 2009, 6:17 pm - (5 votes) - Login to Vote
16 I always liked how Marilyn was in college and had a great deal of interaction with the 'normal' world yet never picked up that it was her bizarre family and not her looks that kept her prospective boyfriends from wanting to get to know her better. Of course, the real fun was Grandpa who was the ultimate non-conformist in the family! I'd just rather forget the 80's syndication revival and movies ever happened. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 8, 2009, 5:21 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote

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