The Munsters

CBS (ended 1966)




Episode Guide

    • The Treasure Mockingbird Heights
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      During a raging thunderstorm, the lights in the Munster house go out and Herman and Grandpa go to the dungeon in search of the fuse box. While groping along the walls in a seldom explored part of the cellar, Herman accidentally discovers a hidden door that opens and reveals a secret room equipped as a torture chamber. As Herman and Grandpa search through the room, they find a map that apparently reveals the hiding place of a pirate's secret treasure.moreless
    • Don't Bank on Herman
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      While at the local bank to make a withdrawal, Grandpa and Herman are thought to be bank robbers. The bank hands over $18,000 in cash, but later Herman feels guilty. While trying to return the money, he ends up in more hot water.
    • The Sleeping Cutie
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Grandpa mistakenly mixes a sleeping-beauty potion for Marilyn when she has trouble sleeping. Now, she requires the kiss of a prince to wake her. They run an advertisement in the paper without much luck.
    • Movie Star Munster
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      A couple of crooks want to collect insurance money by fraudulent means. They pose as movie producers and recruit Herman to star in their movie. When they try to hit him with a car, the car is totaled, and the crooked driver is injured, but Herman is fine. They continue to try to kill him, hurting themselves instead. Meanwhile, Grandpa and Lily hear about criminals who pose as movie producers, and figure out what's going on.moreless
    • Herman's Sorority Caper
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      Grandpa puts Herman into a deep sleep to cure Herman's hiccups. Two college students go into the Munsters' house for fraternity initiation, and take Herman and put him in a sorority apartment, where he awakens.
    • The Fregosi Emerald
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      It is Marilyn's birthday, and everyone has a gift for her. Eddie found his gift in the attic. It is a ring which Grandpa says is the Fregosi Emerald, which gives bad luck to whoever is wearing it. Herman doesn't believe it, but bad luck does indeed follow the wearer. Then it gets stuck on Herman's finger, so they try to find a member of the Fregosi family to remove the curse.moreless
    • Yes, Galen, There Is a Herman
      Season 1 - Episode 38
      When Herman walks home from work, he meets a boy named Galen Livingston Stewart whose head is trapped between some bars. He bends the bars and frees him. They soon become friends, and Herman takes him home. When Gale, as he is called, tells his parents about Uncle Herman, they get mad and think he is making up some fantastic story.moreless
    • 12/3/64
      Late one night, Herman heads to the car to retrieve Lily's coat, but is so tired that he falls asleep. He has left the keys in it and the car is stolen by bank robbers with him in the backseat. When he wakes up and goes into the crooks' hideout, he is mistaken for "Big Louie" and ends up being an accomplice.moreless
    • Herman's Happy Valley
      Season 1 - Episode 35
      A couple of con-artists try to trick the Munsters into buying some land at "Happy Holiday Valley." The Munsters go to check it out, and it is a ghost town. Enchanted by it, they decide to stay. However, the people who sold it to them didn't think they'd really like it, so they want to scare them away.moreless
    • Herman the Rookie
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      Herman is playing baseball in the park with Eddie when he hits a baseball so far it hits Leo Durocher, the manager of the Dodgers. When Mr. Durocher finds out how far the ball park is, he wants to recruit whoever hit it. He finds Herman and signs him up for the team. Herman plays baseball in front of Mr. Durocher--convincing him that maybe he wouldn't be the greatest asset.moreless
    • Herman's Driving Test
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Herman gets the job of driving the hearse at the parlor, but in order to do so, he must renew his license. He and Grandpa go over the rules of the road, then Herman goes to take the driving test, and passes--until he crashes into the instructor's car. Grandpa suggests going to a small town to take the test.moreless
    • Low-Cal Munster
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      An army reunion looms and Herman wants to attend. He wants to wear his uniform, but has gained too much weight. He visits Dr. Dudley to see if a diet would be healthy. After strange occurrences, Dr. Dudley tells Herman he will be dead if he doesn't go on a diet.moreless
    • Herman's Peace Offensive
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      A bully is teasing Eddie at school--and Clyde, a new employee at the Gateman, Goodbury and Graves funeral parlor, is teasing Herman.
    • Grandpa's Call of the Wild
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      The Munsters decide to embark on a camping trip. When nature calls, wolves that is, Grandpa is reminded of the old country. When Lily realizes her father has been captured as a rare Transylvanian wolf, she goes to claim him.
    • A Walk on the Mild Side
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Herman struggles with insomnia. As a remedy, he decides to go walking through the park, where there are reports of a monstrous villain.
    • Munster Masquerade
      Season 1 - Episode 1

      The Munsters are invited to a masquerade party by Marilyn's boyfriend. With carefully-picked costumes for the event everyone is shocked when Herman wins…for wearing one mask under another one.

    • Pike's Pique
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      When the gas company decides to run a new pipeline, it poses a problem for the Munsters. At the depth the gas company is planning it would send the pipe right through Grandpa’s lab. Work presses on till the workers are frightened by the way the Munsters look.
    • 12/23/65
      Herman and Grandpa find a treasure map in the dungeon. They follow it, and find a treasure--but can't agree on whose it is.
    • A Visit From the Teacher
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      Eddie writes an essay entitled "My Parents: An Average American Family"--in blood, at Grandpa's suggestion. His teacher consults the principal, who thinks that Eddie's "imagination" might be due to an underprivileged childhood. This prompts them to pay a visit to the Munsters.
    • Herman the Great
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Herman bends a metal pipe in front of one of Eddie's friends, whose father is a wrestling manager. The father recruits Herman--who becomes a disguised wrestler under the appellation of "The Masked Marvel." Herman, however, is a natural loser as he listens to the sob stories of his opponents and lets them win.moreless
    • Family Portrait
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Event Magazine has selected The Munsters as “the average American family.” Grandpa is less than thrilled by being called average. His little disappearing act could cost them the money that comes with the title.
    • Follow That Munster
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      Lily suspects Herman of having an affair, because he is leaving at night. What she does not know is he is practicing to become a detective. Suspicious of his activities she hires a private eye…which leaves Herman following himself.
    • Herman Munster, Shutter Bug
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Herman acquires a new hobby: photography. He goes out and takes all sorts of pictures--including one of bank robbers making their getaway. The robbers find out that Herman has evidence against them, so they keep a close eye on the Munsters.
    • Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      The Munsters receive a mysterious package from Uncle Gilbert from Transylvania. Upon opening it, they find Spanish gold doubloons. They put the money in the bank, and one of the bank men falls in love with Marilyn. He makes plans to elope with her--so he can inherit the money.
    • Herman's Lawsuit
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      A lady hits Herman in her car, totaling it. She thinks that she has injured him and tries to settle for $10,000 for his injuries. However, Herman thinks this is what he owes her for the car.
    • Country Club Munsters
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      Herman is watching TV when the announcer says that Herman Munster has won a membership to the Mockingbird Heights Country Club. He is excited about winning and decides he wants to take up golf. Grandpa and Lily go to the club, but they misunderstand what's going on, and everyone there misunderstands their misunderstanding. They decide they don't like it. Herman, however, still goes golfing--causing great damage to the course.moreless
    • Cyrano de Munster
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      Herman gets some poetry published in a mortician magazine, and Clyde, a coworker, is impressed and wants Herman to write poetry for him to woo a girl. The girl is impressed by Clyde's "ability." Meanwhile, Lily finds the poetry--and gets suspicious.
    • Operation Herman
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Eddie brings a note home from school saying that his tonsils are bad. He goes with Herman to the doctor, who says the tonsils have to go. After the operation, Herman wants to take Eddie his Woof-Woof doll. The visiting hours are over though, so Grandpa and Herman try to sneak in.moreless
    • My Fair Munster
      Season 1 - Episode 2

      After another date runs away, Grandpa develops a love potion intending to help Marilyn. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned.

    • The Musician
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      At Herman's insistence, Eddie takes up an instrument--the trumpet. Herman has faith that his son's awful playing will get better--but the family doesn't want to wait to find out. Grandpa creates a potion to make him good. However, he must make it again when Mr. Gateman is coming, and since the potion wasn't exactly the same, Eddie turns into a defiant hipster.moreless
    • Mummy Munster
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      Herman takes a sleeping pill from Grandpa, and then goes to pick Marilyn up from the natural history museum. However, he cannot find her, and falls asleep in an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus, which will be opened for the first time the next morning. When the sarcophagus is opened, Herman is still sleeping, and the archaeologists and historians think he is King Amenhotep IV who ruled during the 18th Dynasty.moreless
    • Rock-a-Bye Munster
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      When Herman and Grandpa overhear a conversation they believe Lily is pregnant, and they could not be more wrong.
    • Herman's Rival
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      Herman lent Lily’s brother some money, and Lily thinks Herman overdrew at the bank. Lily decides to get a part time job, which leads the family to suspect she is having an affair.
    • Herman, the Tire-Kicker
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      Herman buys a car for Marilyn from "Fair Deal Dan"--but the car is a piece of junk, and Herman is arrested for having a stolen car.
    • All-Star Munster
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      Herman heads to the college to help Marilyn out with a tuition problem. By accident he wanders into the gym, and is offered a chance to play college basketball.
    • Autumn Croakus
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      All alone and depressed Grandpa heads for a match making agency to help him find love. An elderly woman shows up and they hit it off. She turns out to be a black widow…ready to take Grandpa for all he is worth.
    • Herman's Raise
      Season 1 - Episode 37
      At Lily's suggestion, Herman goes in to Mr. Gateman asking for a raise. Herman comes home and tells Grandpa he got fired. He doesn't want Lily to know, so he goes looking for work, pretending he still works at the parlor. He has serious trouble at each of his new jobs.moreless
    • Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      When Herman’s brother Charlie shows up, it can’t be a good thing. Charlie is a con-artist and coincidentally Lily just inherited five thousand dollars.
    • Herman's Child Psychology
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Eddie's friend says that he will be running away from home, and tries to convince Eddie to do the same. When the family is nice to Eddie, he says they are being mean, and says he will run away and live in a cave in the woods. Herman plays along, thinking if he lets him leave, he'll come back. When Eddie leaves and doesn't return, Herman goes to look for him. He goes to the cave and takes home what he thinks is Eddie--but is really a baby bear.moreless
    • Eddie's Nickname
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      Kids can be mean and Eddie figures this out when the kids at school call him Shorty. Grandpa tries to help by mixing a potion to make Eddie grow taller, but all he grows is extra hair.
    • A Man for Marilyn
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      When Marilyn arrives home from another wedding, the Munsters feel bad that she will never marry. Grandpa decides to turn a nearsighted frog into a prince by turning a potion into a fly and having the frog eat it. However, nothing happens. The Munsters go out but Marilyn stays home in her room. She gets locked in and calls for the help of a passing stranger, who climbs up the trellis to rescue her. From her description of the situation, he thinks some monsters have her held prisoner. When the Munsters arrive, he jumps out the window--and Grandpa and Herman think the potion had a delayed reaction and he is the frog.moreless
    • Munsters on the Move
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      Herman tells the family that they will be moving to Buffalo, and everyone is happy with the choice. However, Eddie is not there when Herman announces it; he is talking with someone on his baseball team saying that his family will never move. The Munsters sell the house, but when they find out Eddie's opinion, they try to take it back. The man refuses, and they find out he intends to tear down the house. When the wrecking crew comes, Lily, Grandpa, Marilyn and Eddie pretend that they're in the French Revolution, defending their home. The crew isn't persuaded, however, until Herman comes and demonstrates his strength by leaning on the wrecking ball.moreless
    • Lily Munster, Girl Model
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      Lily decides to enter the work force. She applies to several jobs, but is not accepted. She goes to a fashion designer to be a model. The designer is very picky, but loves Lily's exotic flair and the way she literally floats around the room. Herman, however, doesn't like the idea.moreless
    • Love Locked Out
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      An office party keeps Herman out late causing Lily to lock him out of the bedroom. After Herman has a night on the sofa, they are unable to resolve their issues and each seek counseling.
    • Hot Rod Herman
      Season 1 - Episode 36
      Eddie gets Herman involved in a race against his friend Sandy Baker's father, who happens to be a professional driver. Mr. Baker makes a bet on who will win, and Herman accepts. Herman loses, and must forfeit the Koach. Grandpa comes up with the solution, making the Drag-ula out of a coffin so that he can race it and win back the family car.moreless
    • Munster the Magnificent
      Season 1 - Episode 34
      Eddie tells Herman he entered him into a talent show at his school. Grandpa gets a pair of magic ballet slippers that will let Herman be an excellent dancer, no matter what the genre. Then Herman finds out Eddie wants him to perform magic. Herman is a failure at magic, so Grandpa does the magic for him.moreless
    • Bats of a Feather
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      Eddie’s school is holding a pet fair and each child can bring a pet. Spot is Eddie’s first choice but won’t come out of hiding. Eddie decides to take what he thinks is Igor the bat…which leads to more problems.
    • Far Out Munsters
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      The Standells, a rock group, are coming to Mockingbird Heights. They have a tendency to damage the places they stay in, so they decide to get a run-down house in the suburbs. This house happens to belong to the Munsters. The Munsters are paid to go stay in a hotel, but they can't stand the beds, lack of dust, or fresh air, so they return to their house, where the Standells are holding a concert for beatniks and hippies.moreless
    • Herman, Coach of the Year
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Eddie is a failure on the track team, so Herman gives him strenuous training. Grandpa makes a magic pill that will make him an amazing runner, without Herman knowing.
    • A Visit From Johann
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      Dr. Victor Frankenstein IV calls Herman and tells him he has something of interest. He has Johann, a primitive monster who looks just like Herman, with him. Dr. Frankenstein asks Herman to take him home to civilize him, but not tell people. When Johann escapes from the lab, Lily thinks he is Herman--and takes him for a romantic getaway.moreless
    • Tin Can Man
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      With expulsion from school a possibility, Grandpa helps Eddie create a robot. Herman is mistaken for the robot, winning Eddie first place.
    • If a Martian Answers, Hang Up
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      Herman believes he has contacted Martians on a radio in Grandpa’s lab. What he doesn’t know is that the "Martians" are really two kids with space toys.
    • Herman, the Master Spy
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      The Munsters take a trip to the beach. Eddie buries Grandpa, and Herman goes scuba-diving. However, when it is time to leave, they do not know where he is. In the ocean, Herman is picked up by a Russian boat. He makes friends with the Russians and sings songs and tells jokes with them. They think he is the missing link--but the commissar thinks he's a new American spy.moreless
    • Happy 100th Anniversary
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Grandpa reminds Herman that the 100th anniversary of Herman and Lily will be coming up. Herman and Lily both secretly decide to take money out of their account to buy an expensive gift for the other. There isn't enough money for both withdrawals, so they both receive an "insufficient funds" notice. They both look for jobs to get money, and both find jobs at the shipyard, working right next to each other. They begin flirting with each other--not knowing who they are under the welding masks.moreless
    • Just Another Pretty Face
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      Herman decides to mess around in Grandpa's lab, and a bolt of electricity strikes him in the head. This gives him the appearance of a normal man--so the family is devastated.
    • John Doe Munster
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      The Munsters are all waiting for Herman to come home, especially Eddie, since Herman promised him a kite. On his way home, however, a 300-pound safe drops on Herman's head, giving him amnesia. Grandpa and Lily see him on the news, and go to claim him. Unfortunately, Herman doesn't remember them, and they are instructed not to tell him who he is, since it would be a great shock. There is only one way to get Herman back--to adopt him.moreless
    • Herman Picks a Winner
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      Eddie is caught gambling, and to teach him a lesson, Herman takes his money and bets it on a losing horse. Grandpa, however, thinks it's a horrible way to teach a lesson, so he makes it win.
    • A House Divided
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      Grandpa and Herman are working on a small car for Eddie's birthday, but Herman accidentally loses control of it when he rides around the neighborhood, causing its destruction. Grandpa and Herman get into a big argument, and Grandpa says half of the house is his, so Herman draws a line throughout the house, making each stay on his own side.moreless
    • Grandpa Leaves Home
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Initially Lily and Herman believe Grandpa is trying to get some attention when he decides to leave the Munster family. Soon after his departure Grandpa is missed and found doing magic at a local night club.
    • Underground Munster
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      Spot runs away and goes to the sewer. Herman goes to find him, and is seen by workers in the sewer. Hearing of the monsters, the mayor plans on using explosives underground.
    • Will Success Spoil Herman Munster?
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Eddie's friend brings a tape recorder to the Munsters' house. After everyone has gone to bed, Herman has fun with it and sings "Dry Bones." Eddie's friend's father works for a radio station, and thinks Herman's song is a demo tape. He plays it on the radio, and it is a big hit, except among the Munsters. Herman starts to become a conceited celebrity--and the family doesn't like it.moreless
    • Munster, Go Home!
      Herman arrives home from work only to discover his Uncle Cavanough, from England, has passed away. He soon finds out from the will, that he has inherited his uncle's entire estate, lands and properties, making him Lord Munster, fifth Earl of Shroudshire! Little do the Munsters know though, that their other relatives in England would prefer Freddie Munster to be Lord Munster. Uncle Cavanough bestowed everything to Herman to take his revenge out on his hated son Freddie. The Munsters arrive in England by boat, bringing along the Koach. The American Munsters soon find out everyone in the town hates them because of the British ones' reputation. What's a Munster to do? Aunt Effigie, Uncle Cavanough's wife, convinces Herman to enter the Shroudshire Road Race. Sadly, this is all part of a master plan to do in Herman, and win the title of Lord Munster back to Freddie. Plenty of other secrets are abound, including a counterfeit ring, and an unknown person called "The Griffin"!moreless
    • Zombo
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      Eddie is watching his favorite TV show, Zombo, when he learns that he won the "I Like Zombo Because" contest. Eddie idolizes Zombo's ghoulish appearance and creepy mannerisms. Herman is jealous of it, so he tries to become just like him. Eddie is sorely disappointed when he meets the real Zombo.moreless
    • Prehistoric Munster
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      Eddie tells Herman that he is going to enter him into the Father of the Year Contest, and Marilyn makes a clay bust of him for her art class. When the professor finds out the subject of the sculpting is alive and breathing, he gets with some of the other professors to call Herman in. While they are examining him for being a missing link, he thinks he they are taking his sizes down for the suits he thinks he has won in the contest.moreless
    • Dance With Me, Herman
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      Herman wishes to take Marilyn to a school dance and decides to take dance lessons. At the school he is convinced to sign a ten year contract totaling 1500 lessons.
    • Big Heap Herman
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      At Herman's demand, the Munsters, excluding Marilyn, ride a train to go to Buffalo Valley. Everyone falls asleep when he reads from a travel brochure. When the train makes a stop, he goes out, and is lulled to sleep by the barren landscape. The train leaves without him, and he goes to a nearby Indian village--where an old Indian thinks he is an ancient god.moreless
    • Bronco-Bustin' Munster
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Mockingbird Heights is celebrating Frontier Days, and Eddie enters Herman in a bucking bronco contest. Grandpa turns himself into a horse so that Herman can win--but the people in charge of the event plan on putting Herman on Volcano, a horse they say isn't a horse; she's a time bomb.
    • Come Back, Little Googie
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      Grandpa thinks he has done it again: a magic trick has backfired. He is convinced that he turned Eddie's friend, Googie, into a monkey.
    • 1/27/66
      The family receives an inheritance, but the sexes disagree on how to use the money. They split the money for their differing endeavors. Lily and Marilyn open Madame Lily's Beauty Salon, and Herman and Grandpa try to develop a way to send electricity through the air. Unfortunately, things don't go quite as planned.moreless
    • My Fair Munster (with Yvonne DeCarlo and Butch Patrick)
      Marilyn comes home from a date, and her date is scared away when Herman opens the door. Herman and Lily discuss Marilyn's problems, so Grandpa goes down to make a love potion to try to solve them.
    • Lily's Star Boarder
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Lily rents out a room. A man named Chester rents it, and gets along well with the family--except for Herman, who is suspicious and jealous. Herman and Grandpa do some sneaking, and determine that he is a gangster when they see his gun and other paraphernalia. However, they don't notice his identification. He is a police lieutenant.moreless
    • Eddie's Brother
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      Eddie wants a younger brother, so Grandpa makes a robot brother named Boris. Being a robot, Boris is the perfect child--so Eddie soon resents him.
    • Grandpa's Lost Wife
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      Herman is reading a detective magazine in bed when he wakes Lily up to show her something terrifying--Grandpa is in a "Wanted" ad. They find out that a lady in Sioux City, Iowa claims he is her husband. Grandpa insists he knows nothing about it, but he is willing to say he is her husband when he learns she is wealthy.moreless
    • My Fair Munster (with Joan Marshall and Happy Derman)
      This initial 15-minute, color unaired pilot for the series starts out with Marilyn being escorted home after a night out and her would-be beau being frightened off when he sees Marilyn's Uncle Herman. Grandpa heads to his lab to concoct a love potion that will entice whomever Marilyn should want--despite her appearance.moreless
    • The Munsters' Revenge
      Dr. Diablo, owner of a local wax museum, has many wax statues that are really robots. They are all for use in a master plan to steal priceless items from the tomb of a mummy being shown at a Halloween exhibition. Unfortunately, there are two robots that look just like Herman and Grandpa! Herman and Grandpa must clear their name, and stop Dr. Diablo, while Marilyn woos police detective Glen Boyle. Cousin Phantom of the Opera is also there to save the day when Marilyn is in a bell jar.moreless
    • The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas
      The Munsters want to have a little Christmas fun. They make a tree with all the decorations, but one problem is that Eddie feels down in the dumps because he misses Transylvania. He also does not believe in Santa Claus. Herman, Lily, Grandpa, and Marilyn try to find ways to make Eddie feel better, by inviting friends and relatives to a monster "Munster" party. Grandpa even conjures up the real Santa.moreless
    • Marineland Carnival with the Munsters
      In this Easter Special, the Munster family pays a visit to Marineland in California. Also featured are The New Christy Minstrels.
    • Here Come the Munsters
      The newly immigrated Munsters move from Transylvania to the USA, to get away from the persecution they suffered while they were there. They meet up with Marilyn and her parents who are living at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. The Munsters settle in and make themselves feel at home. After a while Marilyn talks about how her father has disappeared, and she can't find him, while her mother has gone into shock because of all the hysteria.moreless
    • Man for Marilyn, The
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      Season 2 - Episode 33
    • The Man For Marilyn
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      When an eligible young gentleman escorts Marilyn home from a wedding, Lily orders Herman to invite the boy to dinner, anxious not to miss out on a possible suitor for their niece. After one look at Herman, the boy rushes away in fright, a move that convinces the Munsters that Marilyn has lost out on another boy because of her unattractiveness.moreless
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