11: Cheerios Commercial
12: Escort Santa in Parade
13: Marineland Carnival
Wednesday, January 1st, 1964
1: My Fair Munster (Unaired pilot)
Filmed in color. This initial 15 minute unaired pilot for the series sees Marilyn being escorted home after a night out and her would-be beau being frightened off when he comes within view of Marilyn's Uncle Herman and Aunt Phoebe. Grandpa heads to his lab to enact a love potion that will entice whomever Marilyn should want, despite her appearance.
Thursday, December 17th, 1964
6: Family Portrait (B&W)
The Munsters have been chosen by Event Magazine as the average American family. Grandpa is insulted by being labeled "average." He disappears, jeopardizing the family's photo opportunity and the large amount of prize money that came with it. When a journalist and photographer arrive at the Munster home, Herman and Lily think they are burglars. (B&W version)
Thursday, December 17th, 1964
10: Family Portrait (colorized)
The Munsters have been chosen by Event Magazine as the average American family. Grandpa is insulted by being labeled ""average."" He disappears, jeopardizing the family's photo opportunity and the large amount of prize money that came with it. When a journalist and photographer arrive at the Munster home, Herman and Lily think they are burglars. (Colorized version)
Wednesday, June 15th, 1966
2: Munster, Go Home!
Herman discovers he's the new lord of Munster Hall in England. The family sails to Britain, where they receive a tepid welcome from Lady Effigy and Freddie Munster, who throws tantrums because he wasn't named Lord Munster. An on-board romance had blossomed between Marilyn and Roger, but on land Marilyn discovers Roger's family holds a longstanding grudge against the Munsters.
Friday, February 27th, 1981
3: The Munsters' Revenge
The owner of a wax museum has an exhibit dedicated to the Munsters. When he uses robots that look like Herman and Granpa to pull a jewelry heist, everyone thinks that the real Herman and Grandpa did it. They must prove their innocence and uncover the real thieves.
Tuesday, October 31st, 1995
14: Here Come The Munsters
The Munster family is tired of being persecuted back in Transylvania, and on finding part of a letter from cousin Marilyn in California, decides to head to the United States.
Tuesday, December 17th, 1996
7: The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas
Get ready for some holiday spirits as the first family of fright rallies to show melancholy Eddie Munster some of the holly, jolly magic that only Santa can bring.
Tuesday, October 19th, 1999
8: Fred Gwynne: More Than a Munster (Biography)
Harry Smith narrates this account of the life and multi-faceted career of Fred Gwynne, who was born in New York City of Irish and British ancestry, and was determined to develop his many talents, in art, writing, singing and acting.
Thursday, September 7th, 2000
4: Yvonne DeCarlo: Gilded Lily (Biography)
The life story of Yvonne De Carlo, the beautiful and legendary leading lady of Hollywood's Golden Age who later played Lily Munster on the sitcom The Munsters.
Thursday, November 30th, 2000
5: Al Lewis Forever Grandpa (Biography)
A profile of actor Al Lewis, best known for his role as Grandpa on “The Munsters” TV series, recalls when he first sank his teeth into acting and how his career took flight after his role on “Car 54, Where Are You?” Also: his involvement in politics. Among those commenting are Charlotte Rae, Butch Patrick, Pat Priest and Hank Garrett.
Tuesday, July 8th, 2003
9: America's First Family of Fright (Documentary)
Documentary which explains how Universal Studios nurtured and passed 'The Munsters' over to CBS, where it became the show we all know and love today. It's interesting to learn that 'The Munsters' was initially going to be a cartoon, until Universal heads decided that live action was the way to go. Casting is covered in quite a bit of detail, and a lot of analysis centers on what made the series work and how it has enjoyed popularity, decades since new episodes stopped being made.
Friday, October 26th, 2012
15: Mockingbird Lane
Unsold pilot for a series that NBC passed on. Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily. Lily's niece Marilyn, the freak, is actually normal and Lily and Herman's only child, Eddie, has his werewolf tendencies surface in puberty, forcing the family to relocate to their famous 1313 Mockingbird Lane address.
Thursday, September 24th, 1964
1: Munster Masquerade
Marilyn's boyfriend invites Marilyn and her family to a masquerade party. Marilyn goes as Priscilla her boyfriend as John Alden. Lily is Little Bo Peep, Grandpa is Napoleon, and Herman is King Arthur dressed in armor. Marilyn's boyfriend's father (Dressed As Frankenstein) is insulted when Herman compliments him for not wearing a costume :). At the end of the night Herman with a prize for wearing a Frankenstein costume under his suit of armor. Lily and Grandpa feel insulted because that is Herman's real face! However, Herman doesn't realize that he is being insulted.
Thursday, October 1st, 1964
2: My Fair Munster
Grandpa mixes up a love potion designed to make the opposite sex fall madly for anyone who drinks the potion. Grandpa mixes some in Marilyn's oatmeal to help her keep a boyfriend. Marilyn is in a rush and has no time for breakfast; so Lilly puts her oatmeal back into the big pot and serves the oatmeal to the rest of the family. Now the potion affects them all! The mailman becomes interested in Lily; the next-door neighbor now has an attraction for Herman; Eddie is even chased home by all the girls from his class.
Thursday, October 8th, 1964
3: A Walk on the Mild Side
Herman is suffering from insomnia. The only thing that will make him sleep is a late-night walk in the park. A "Monster" type creature has been spotted in the park at night and Lily would prefer if Herman would stay home. What she doesn't know is that the monster is Herman!
Thursday, October 15th, 1964
4: Rock-a-Bye Munster
Herman and Grandpa overhear Lily and Marilyn talking and somehow get the idea that Lily is pregnant. What's really happening is Dr. Dudley's son, Elmer, is coming to stay with the Munsters while Dr. Dudley and his wife are on vacation.
Thursday, October 22nd, 1964
5: Pike's Pique
The gas company wants to run a pipeline 25 feet under the Munsters' house. At that height is would run through Grandpa's dungeon lab. When the workers are digging they get extremely frightened by Herman and Grandpa's appearance. Mr. Pike, the manager of the Gas Company, thinks that the Munsters are trying to scare the workers to drive up the cost of construction on the Munster Property. He thinks its a good idea to visit with The Munsters to see what's going on...
Thursday, October 29th, 1964
6: Low-Cal Munster
Herman wants to go to a reunion with his army friends. Unfortunately he can't seem fit into his uniform. Lily doesn't want Herman to go, but decides to make a deal with him. If Herman can lose enough weight to fit into the uniform, he can go. Herman quickly goes on a Diet limiting him to almost no food. When he is watching TV he sees a commercial for a Thanksgiving Dinner and loses control...
Thursday, November 5th, 1964
7: Tin Can Man
Thanks to a recommendation from an investigator of The Board of Education Eddie is in danger of being expelled from school. The only way he can stay if he makes an excellent project for the school's Science Fair; Grandpa helps he make a robot. Herman walks on stage and is thought to be the robot causing Eddie to win first prize and stay in school.
Thursday, November 12th, 1964
8: Herman the Great
Herman becomes a professional wrestler called The Masked Marvel. After he shows that he has superhuman strength to a friend of Eddie's who is the son of a pro wrestling manager. Herman uses the extra cash to save for Eddie's college education. However Herman is so nice and gullible his opponents can take advantage of him.
Thursday, November 19th, 1964
9: Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie
Herman has a twin brother Charlie who is a con-artist. He comes to town and ends up stays at the Munster home, which doesn't make Herman too happy. Charlie claims to have made an invention that takes uranium from seawater, he's looking for an investor. Herman thinks that the whole thing is a scheme to get a Lily's $5000 inheritance, he ends up being right.
Thursday, November 26th, 1964
10: Autumn Croakus
Grandpa is feeling lonely and depressed so he contacts a matrimonial agency to find a mate. The agency sends over a nice looking elderly woman who find Grandpa to be delightful. She turns out to be the Black Widow: she makes her living by marrying her suitors, getting them to sign a life insurance policy naming her as beneficiary, and then murdering them.
Thursday, December 3rd, 1964
11: The Midnight Ride of Herman Munster
After going to the car to find something Herman falls asleep in the back of his car with the keys in the ignition. The car is then stolen by bank robbers who don't know that Herman is sleeping in the back seat. When Herman wakes up he wanders into their hideout and is thought to be Big Louie, a gang member who has taken twenty years of beatings in the boxing ring. Herman winds up as an accomplice in a bank robbery.
Thursday, December 10th, 1964
12: The Sleeping Cutie
Marilyn has insomnia and in a attempt to cure it, Grandpa accidentally gives her a Sleeping Beauty potion instead. Now Marilyn can't wake up unless she has been kissed by a prince. Lily and Herman advertise for a prince in classified section the newspaper, but this only attracts a couple of out-of-work actors. Meanwhile, Grandpa is negotiating with an oil company for the rights to use his magic pill that turns water into gasoline.
Thursday, December 17th, 1964
13: Family Portrait
The Munsters have been chosen by Event Magazine as the average American family. Grandpa is insulted by being labeled ""average."" He disappears, jeopardizing the family's photo opportunity and the large amount of prize money that came with it. When a journalist and photographer arrive at the Munster home, Herman and Lily think they are burglars.
Thursday, December 24th, 1964
14: Grandpa Leaves Home
Grandpa feels neglected and decides to depart the Munster Family. In the beginning Lily and Herman believe this is just a ploy to get attention and they let Grandpa leave, expecting he'll soon come back. Shortly afterwards, they begin to miss him and try to track him down. The find out he's doing a magic act at a local nightclub.
Thursday, December 31st, 1964
15: Herman's Rival
Lily thinks that Herman has lost all his savings through a bad investment - when in fact he loaned it to her brother, the Wolf Man. She decides to build-up the family's funds by taking a palm-reading job in a tea room. In a plot twist Grandpa and Herman suspect that Lily is sneaking out of the house to have a love affair.
Thursday, January 7th, 1965
16: Grandpa's Call of the Wild
Herman takes the family on a camping trip in a national park. After a dinner by the campfire, Grandpa hears the howls of the wolves and remembers his days in the old country. The next morning, Grandpa is missing. Lily realizes that he changed himself into a wolf to roam the woods with his canine friends. When she hears a news report about the capture of a rare Transylvanian wolf, Lily goes to the authorities to reclaim her father.
Thursday, January 14th, 1965
17: All Star Munster
Herman goes to the dean's office of Marilyn's college to straighten out a tuition matter. When searching for the office, he wanders into the gym and is mistaken for a student basketball star who is expected for a tryout. Herman amazes the coach with his superhuman abilities and is offered a contract to play for the college team.
Thursday, January 21st, 1965
18: If a Martian Answers, Hang Up
When Herman fools around with a ham radio in Grandpa's dungeon, he thinks he's contacted Martians. But he is actually speaking to two kids who are fooling around with walkie-talkies and just pretending to be Martians. The kids think Herman is also a kid, and a stupid one too.
Thursday, January 28th, 1965
19: Eddie's Nickname
Eddie wants to quit school because all the kids there call him Shorty. Grandpa helps by fixing a potion to make Eddie grow six inches overnight. Instead, the potion causes the young Munster to grow a full beard and mustache.
Thursday, February 4th, 1965
20: Bats of a Feather
Eddie needs an impressive pet to take to the school pet fair, but Spot, the fire-breathing monster, is too shy to come out of hiding. Eddie decides to take Igor the bat, but Igor is insulted by one of Herman's wisecracks and flies away. Without Eddie's knowing, Grandpa changes himself into a bat to impersonate Igor. This causes trouble when Eddie gives Grandpa to another student whose father wants to send him to outer space on a scientific mission.
Thursday, February 11th, 1965
21: Don't Bank on Herman
When Herman and Grandpa go to the bank to make a withdrawal, they are mistaken for bank robbers and handed eighteen thousand dollars in cash. When Herman gets home and realizes the wrong he's done wrong, he can't rest until he returns the money. When trying to bring it back in the middle of the night, Herman and Grandpa wind up locked in the bank's vault.
Thursday, February 18th, 1965
22: Dance With Me, Herman
In order to accompany Marilyn to her school dance, Herman decides to take dancing lessons. He goes to Happy Havemeyer's Dancing School, where he is suckered into signing a ten-year contract for 1500 lessons (at $7.50 a lesson). Herman is under the wrong impression that he is going to become a dancing instructor for the school.
Thursday, February 25th, 1965
23: Follow That Munster
Herman goes out each night in order to practice becoming a real detective. Lily thinks he's having an affair with another woman and hires the same detective agency Herman is working for to have Herman followed. In a Plot twist Herman gets the assignment to follow himself.
Thursday, March 4th, 1965
24: Love Locked Out
After Herman attends an office party that goes on until the wee hours of the morning, Lily locks Herman out of their bedroom and makes him sleep on the sofa. When they are unable to reconcile, Lily and Herman each see a marriage counselor independently.
Thursday, March 11th, 1965
25: Come Back, Little Googie
Grandpa is under the impression that he's turned Eddie's friend Googie into a monkey. The truth is that the little boy is hiding to fool the Munsters.
Thursday, March 18th, 1965
26: Far Out Munsters
The Standells, a rock group from Hollywood, are in town for a club appearance. They want a secluded place to stay in order to escape from their screaming teenage fans. Their manager pays an exorbitant fee to the Munsters to use their house for the weekend. The Munsters pack up and relocate to a hotel, but they can't get adjusted to its cleanliness and normality. When they arrive home prematurely, they find The Standells singing, ""I Want to Hold Your Hand,"" and throwing a wild party filled with far-out beatniks and hipsters. The Munsters are initially shocked, but soon find that they fit in with these freaky people - who never once question their unusual appearance.
Thursday, March 25th, 1965
27: Munsters on the Move
In order to accept a promotion, Herman has to shuffle his family off to Buffalo. Eddie, who happens to be doing great on the baseball team, throws a temper tantrum. Since Grandpa has already sold the house to a wrecking company, the Munsters have no choice but to wage war.
Thursday, April 1st, 1965
28: Movie Star Munster
A pair of con artists want to stage a phony accident as an insurance company scam. All they need is someone to play the part of the victim - preferably a big stupid guy with a face that looks as if it's been in an accident. When they stumble upon Herman, they realize they've found the perfect guy. Posing as a couple of movie producers, they get him to sign an accident policy by pretending it's a movie contract for a remake of DOUBLE INDEMNITY. As the crooks devise various ways to kill off their leading man, Herman becomes a stuck-up actor.
Thursday, April 8th, 1965
29: Herman the Rookie
Leo Durocher, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, needs a power hitter for his team. When he gets conked on the head by one of Herman's line drives from seven blocks away, he believes he has his man. He tracks Herman down and asks him to try out for the team. After Herman demonstrates his powerful force as a batter, Durocher comments: ""I don't know whether to sign him with the Dodgers or send him to Vietnam.""
Thursday, April 15th, 1965
30: Country Club Munsters
The Munsters win a membership to the highly exclusive Mockingbird Heights Country Club. The membership board wants to get a close look at the family to see if they measure up to their standards, so they invite Lily and Grandpa to a fashion show. Meanwhile, Herman is invited to play golf. While Lily and Grandpa stand out like a couple of freaks, Herman sends golf balls soaring like missiles and wreaks havoc on the putting green. Afterwards, the Munsters decide that the club doesn't meet their own standards.
Thursday, April 22nd, 1965
31: Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights
The Munsters receive $180,000 in gold doubloons from Uncle Gilbert in Transylvania. When their bank's assistant manager arrives to pick up the money for deposit, he instantly falls in love with Marilyn. Grandpa and Lily do their best to encourage the romance, not realizing that this gentleman is only after Marilyn for her doubloons.
Thursday, April 29th, 1965
32: Mummy Munster
Herman arranges to meet Marilyn at the natural history museum. But he accidentally gets himself locked inside an Egyptian sarcophagus, whereupon a sleeping pill he swallowed earlier takes effect. A pair of museum curators open the box the next day and mistake the sleeping Herman for an ancient mummy. When Lily reads about their supposed scientific discovery in the newspaper, she goes to the museum and requests that the curators put Herman in a cab and send him home as soon as he wakes up.
Thursday, May 6th, 1965
33: Lily Munster–Girl Model
Fearing that she is not useful around the house, Lily searches for a job. She eventually lands a position as a fashion model, causing Herman to become wildly jealous as he entertains fantasies about the suave men she's liable to mingle with. With Grandpa's help, Herman transforms himself into a swinging playboy. Grandpa, in a disguise, poses as his beautiful blonde girlfriend.
Thursday, May 13th, 1965
34: Munster the Magnificent
Eddie volunteers Herman as a performer for his school's Talent Night. Since Herman has no discernible talent, Grandpa conjures up a pair of magic ballet shoes that will transform whoever wears them into a gifted dancer. But Herman is uneasy about strapping on this footwear. Fortunately, Eddie already has him billed as the world's greatest magician.
Thursday, May 20th, 1965
35: Herman's Happy Valley
Herman purchases ten acres in Happy Holiday Valley through a magazine ad. It turns out to be a patch of wasteland in a broken-down ghost town, so the Munsters absolutely adore it. This makes things difficult for the fly-by-night salespeople who get a better offer for the property and want to buy it back.
Thursday, May 27th, 1965
36: Hot Rod Herman
Eddie, under the impression that his father is the greatest driver in the world, volunteers Herman in a drag-strip competition. After souping up the Munster Coach and dressing up like Marlon Brando in his Wild One days, Herman loses his car in a drag race. In a rematch, Grandpa races in the Dragula, a motorized coffin on wheels.
Thursday, June 3rd, 1965
37: Herman's Raise
Egged on by Lily, Herman demands a raise from his boss Mr. Gateman. He is promptly fired. Herman is afraid of Lily's reaction, so he pretends that he is still going to work when in fact he is searching for employment. He gets fired from a number of blue-collar jobs - including one at a Chinese laundry, where he wreaks total slapstick chaos.
Thursday, June 10th, 1965
38: Yes, Galen, There Is a Herman (a.k.a. My Friend Herman)
Herman saves the life of a young boy, Galen Livingston Stewart, by bending the bars his head is stuck between. They immediately become close friends. The only problem is that Galen's parents think Uncle Herman is a figment of the boy's imagination. They take him to a psychiatrist, played by Harvey Korman with a broad German accent.
Thursday, September 16th, 1965
1: Herman's Child Psychology
Eddie is upset that his family does not treat him cruelly because he thinks this means they don't care about him. When Eddie decides to run away from home, Herman employs a little child psychology, which naturally backfires. Various circumstances eventually lead to Herman's getting involved with a dancing bear.
Thursday, September 23rd, 1965
2: Herman, the Master Spy
In this Cold War episode, a Russian fishing trawler picks up a scuba-diving Herman in its haul of fish and mistakes him for the missing link. The crew members report their find to Moscow, claiming it puts the Soviets ahead in the ""missing link race."" The response from the Commissar is that Herman is an American spy.
Thursday, September 30th, 1965
3: Bronco-Bustin' Munster
In yet another example of Eddie's misguided regard for his father's natural abilities, the young Munster enters Herman's name in the bucking bronco contest at the local rodeo. Lily is unable to talk Herman out of such a dangerous task: he is intent on being a hero to his son in spite of the fact that he's scared stiff. Meanwhile, the promoters plan to have Herman ride a horse that is guaranteed to break every bone in his body.
Thursday, October 7th, 1965
4: Herman Munster, Shutter Bug
Herman takes up amateur photography and accidentally snaps a picture of two men making their escape from a bank robbery. Herman has visions of getting a big reward for his evidence, but the bank robbers track him down and decide to hold up with the Munsters until the heat is off. This episode revisits the show's recurrent fascination with criminality, especially bank robberies.
Thursday, October 14th, 1965
5: Herman, Coach of the Year
When Eddie is called Lead Foot by the other kids on his track team, Herman offers to become his athletic coach. While demonstrating his out-of-this-world prowess in shot put, discus-throwing and pole-vaulting, Herman causes untold destruction and makes a fool of himself. Grandpa decides to come to the rescue by creating a magic speed pill that will make Eddie a champion runner.
Thursday, October 21st, 1965
6: Happy 100th Anniversary
Herman and Lily want to buy each other an elaborate gift for their 100th Anniversary. Without telling each other, they both take night jobs as ship welders. Since the job requires them to wear protective helmets that conceal their faces, they don't realize whom they're dealing with when they start flirting with each other.
Thursday, October 28th, 1965
7: Operation Herman
When Herman visits the hospital to see Eddie, who is having his tonsils out, he is mistaken for an accident victim and is immediately given a dose of laughing gas. Grandpa rescues him and brings him home, where Lily assumes that Herman has been drinking.
Thursday, November 4th, 1965
8: Lily's Star Boarder
Herman becomes insanely jealous of Chester, a mysterious boarder whom Lily has bought into the household in yet another of her schemes to acquire a little extra cash. After searching Chester's room, Herman concludes that he's a gangster. In fact, he is a lieutenant for the police department.
Thursday, November 11th, 1965
9: John Doe Munster
A 300-pound safe drops on Herman's head, causing him to develop amnesia. In order to get him released into her custody, Lily petitions the court to adopt Herman as her son. Until he restores his memory, he is treated as Eddie's brother John.
Thursday, November 18th, 1965
10: A Man for Marilyn
To provide poor unfortunate Marilyn with a future husband, Grandpa tries to turn a frog into a prince. Conveniently, he chooses a nearsighted frog who won't be put off by Marilyn's hideous looks. Not realizing that the potion has failed, Grandpa and Herman mistake a passing stranger for their princely frog.
Thursday, November 25th, 1965
11: Herman's Driving Test
Herman gets promoted to hearse driver and has to renew his driver's license. This requires him to take a road test, which he fails. Grandpa convinces him that he'd have better luck taking the test in a one-horse town. He turns out to be extremely correct.
Thursday, December 2nd, 1965
12: Will Success Spoil Herman Munster?
Eddie borrows a tape recorder belonging to the disc-jockey father of one of his friends. Herman records a version of DRY BONES, accompanying himself on the guitar. The following day, the disc jockey plays the song on his radio show - and it becomes an instant hit. Herman identifies himself as the mystery singer and quickly turns into an egomaniacal would-be celebrity. Grandpa comes to the rescue with his Nothin' Muffins.
Thursday, December 9th, 1965
13: Underground Munster
The Munsters' pet Spot runs away from home and is mistaken for a dangerous monster when he is sighted in the sewer. When Herman goes down the manhole to search for Spot, he too is mistaken for a dangerous monster. The Mayor vows to rid the city of these menaces by using TNT.
Thursday, December 23rd, 1965
14: The Treasure of Mockingbird Heights
While searching for a fuse box in the dungeon, Herman and Grandpa discover a secret chamber and a clue to the pirate treasure hidden on the Munsters' property.
Thursday, December 30th, 1965
15: Herman's Peace Offensive
Herman advises Eddie to turn the other cheek when he gets pushed around by a bully. Shortly thereafter, Herman is the victim of a practical joke at work. Grandpa takes the situation in hand by teaching both Eddie and Herman how to box.
Thursday, January 6th, 1966
16: Herman Picks a Winner
Herman tries to teach Eddie a lesson about the folly of gambling: he takes the money in Eddie's piggy bank and bets it on a long shot at the racetrack. When the horse comes in a winner, it ruins the point of Herman's lesson and leads to his entanglement with organized crime.
Thursday, January 13th, 1966
17: Just Another Pretty Face
Herman is struck in the head by a bolt of lightning from one of Grandpa's experiments. It causes him to become so disfigured that he ends up resembling officer Francis Muldoon from CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU? (or how Fred Gywnne looks without makeup). Lily hopes to restore Herman's old face with plastic surgery.
Thursday, January 20th, 1966
18: Big Heap Herman
The Munsters are heading for a vacation in Buffalo Valley when Herman gets off for a rest stop at Indian Flats. He wanders into the village of an Indian tribe that specializes in luring the tourist trade. The tribe's eldest member mistakes Herman for an ancient spirit leader.
Thursday, January 27th, 1966
19: The Most Beautiful Ghoul in the World
With inheritance money from Cousin Wolverine, Grandpa and Herman develop an invention for transporting an electrical current without wires. Lily and Marilyn use the rest of the money to operate their own beauty salon. Both endeavors turn out to be disasters, causing various parties to take legal action.
Thursday, February 3rd, 1966
20: Grandpa's Lost Wife
A lady in Sioux City, Iowa, has placed an advertisement offering a reward for the return of her lost husband, who is Grandpa. Grandpa claims to have never seen this woman before in his life - but when he discovers that she's filthy rich, he's ready to sign an affidavit stating that she is his spouse.
Thursday, February 10th, 1966
21: The Fregosi Emerald
Eddie gives Marilyn a ring he found in the attic as a birthday present. Grandpa recognizes it as the Fregosi Emerald, a centuries-old ring with a Transylvanian curse. Herman doesn't believe in such a silly superstition; he is intent on proving that the ring does not bring about bad luck. He quickly regrets trying to do this.
Thursday, February 17th, 1966
Eddie, an avid fan of ghoulish TV host Zombo, becomes the winner of the ""Why I Like Zombo Contest"" and gets to be on the Zombo show. Herman becomes jealous of Eddie's new hero and wants to appear equally outlandish. But his efforts to impress his son fail. Eddie eventually learns that Zombo is not a real person but a phony character played by an actor.
Thursday, February 24th, 1966
23: Cyrano de Munster
After Herman has his poetry published in The Mortician Monthly, a shy coworker named Clyde asks him to compose love letters to help him attract the attention of a young lady he's fallen for. Herman obliges, but soon Lily discovers samples of this mushy writing and becomes suspicious. After a re-enactment of the ""hiding in the bushes"" scene from CYRANO DE BERGERAC, the object of Clyde's desire falls for Herman. Meanwhile, Herman mistakenly suspects that Clyde's object of desire is Lily.
Thursday, March 3rd, 1966
24: The Musician
Grandpa's magic transforms Eddie from a rotten trumpet player into a classical music virtuoso. But when he needs to duplicate the potion for a command performance for Herman's boss, Grandpa can't remember the exact formula. Eddie is accidentally turned into a jazz-playing, jive-talking hipster.
Thursday, March 10th, 1966
25: Prehistoric Munster
Herman has his ego flattered twice by his family. First, Eddie wants to enter him in the Father of the Year Contest. Next, Marilyn wants to sculpt a clay bust in his likeness. When she tells her art professor that the sculpture represents a living person, he plans to make a bundle from his discovery of a missing link. Herman is summoned to his office for an examination, but he's under the impression he's about to receive an award and a bunch of neat prizes.
Thursday, March 17th, 1966
26: A Visit From Johann
Dr. Victor Frankenstein IV from Germany visits Mockingbird Heights and brings with him Johann, Herman's look-alike cousin. Johann is quite primitive and behaves like the Frankenstein monster from the movies. It is up to Herman to try to civilize him and teach him English. Lily is not informed of this; mistaking Johann for Herman, she takes him away for a romantic weekend getaway.
Thursday, March 24th, 1966
27: Eddie's Brother
Eddie longs for the companionship of a younger brother, so Grandpa builds him a robot named Boris. Eddie becomes resentful of this silent, mechanical boy who is so considerate and well-behaved that he garners all of Herman's attention and admiration.
Thursday, March 31st, 1966
28: Herman, the Tire-Kicker
Herman buys a convertible for Marilyn from a fly-by-night used-car dealer named Fair Deal Dan. Once he gets it home, it explodes into a piece of junk. Herman later finds out that the car is a stolen piece of junk when he is placed under arrest.
Thursday, April 7th, 1966
29: A House Divided
A massive argument erupts between Grandpa and Herman after Herman accidentally destroys a go-cart the two of them constructed for Eddie. Since Grandpa claims to own half of the house, Herman draws a white line down its center and insists that Grandpa remain on his side of the line.
Thursday, April 14th, 1966
30: Herman's Sorority Caper
To cure Herman of his hiccoughs, Grandpa puts him into a trance with the Transylvanian Brain Freeze. Meanwhile, a couple of fraternity pledges are sent to spend a night in the Munster house as part of their initiation. Thinking that sleeping Herman is a dummy, they bring him to a sorority house, where he awakens from his trance.
Thursday, April 21st, 1966
31: Herman's Lawsuit
Herman is struck by a car. He isn't hurt, but the car that struck him is totaled. The uninjured driver assumes she has disfigured Herman, and her attorney suggests that she try to settle with him for $10,000. When Herman receives the offer, he wrongly assumes that this is the amount he owes for the damage he caused to the car. He runs away from home rather than face the problem of financial ruin for his family.
Thursday, May 12th, 1966
32: A Visit From the Teacher
When Eddie reads a school composition entitled ""My Parents - An Average American Family"" to his class, his teacher believes the boy is exhibiting symptoms of an overactive imagination. The school principal suggests that Eddie's wild exaggerations might be motivated by an underprivileged home life. It is decided that a visit to the Munster home is in order.