The Munsters

Season 1 Episode 0

My Fair Munster (with Joan Marshall and Happy Derman)

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Unknown on CBS
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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

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    Fred Gwynne

    Fred Gwynne

    Herman Munster

    Al Lewis

    Al Lewis


    Beverley Owen

    Beverley Owen

    Marilyn Munster

    Happy Derman

    Happy Derman

    Edward "Eddie" Wolfgang Munster

    Joan Marshall

    Joan Marshall

    Phoebe Munster

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Marilyn: Oh, Uncle Herman, what's the matter with me, anyway?

      • Herman: Marilyn.
        Phoebe: I hope you're not going to start that again Herman.
        Herman: Well, she's your niece you know. She's your sister's kid. Nobody on my side of the family ever looked like that!

    • NOTES (4)

      • Phoebe was too similar to Morticia Addams of the rival show The Addams Family, so she was changed to Lily.

      • The theme song on the pilot episode is by Frank DeVol, originally from an old Doris Day movie.

      • The show went to black and white because color film was too costly. Most shows at the time were in black and white.

      • This episode was filmed in color and has a length of about 15 minutes. Universal also reedited it into a slightly different black-and-white version since color in the long run would be too expensive.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Title: My Fair Munster

        The title is a reference to "My Fair Lady," the play (which inspired the movie) based upon Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw's original play "Pygmalion." In the play, a phonetician bets that he will be able in just a month to make Eliza, a poor uneducated girl, pass as a lady.