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List of The Munsters episodes

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The following is an episode list for the CBS sitcom The Munsters. The series began broadcast on September 24, 1964, and ended on May 12, 1966. Munster, Go Home! was a feature-length film released on June 15, 1966, as a spin-off from the main series. (Robert Pine, long before his regular series role in CHiPs, appeared in it as a suitor for Marilyn, the "ugly black sheep" of the family.) A second spin-off, called The Munsters' Revenge, aired on television 15 years later on February 27, 1981.[1]


Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
138September 24, 1964 (1964-09-24)June 10, 1965 (1965-06-10)
232September 16, 1965 (1965-09-16)May 12, 1966 (1966-05-12)
SpecialApril 18, 1965 (1965-04-18)



TitleOriginal air date
"My Fair Munster"Unaired
Filmed in color. Joan Marshall appears as Phoebe, the original name for Lily. Happy Derman appears as Eddie. This "presentation" version was used by Universal Studios to sell the show to the networks. The episode is incomplete and was 16 minutes in length and in color (later cut to just over 13 minutes)
"My Fair Munster"Unaired
A second version of the pilot, filmed in black and white. Some scenes from this episode were reshot and a newly edited version was aired as the second episode of the first season. Yvonne De Carlo and Butch Patrick make their first appearances as Lily and Eddie. This pilot was used by CBS to sell the show to advertisers.

Season 1 (1964–65)Edit

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
11"Munster Masquerade"September 24, 1964 (1964-09-24)

Marilyn's boyfriend, Tom Daily, invites the Munster clan to a masquerade. Eddie (Butch Patrick) remains at home with Mrs. Morton as his sitter. Marilyn (Beverley Owen) goes as Priscilla, Lily (Yvonne DeCarlo) is Little Bo Peep, Grandpa (Al Lewis) is Napoleon and Herman (Fred Gwynne) is King Arthur in a suit of shining armor.

Guest Stars: Mabel Albertson as Agnes Daly, Frank Wilcox as Albert Daly, Lurene Tuttle as Mrs. Morton and Linden Chiles as Tom Daily
22"My Fair Munster"October 1, 1964 (1964-10-01)

Concerned over Marilyn's difficulty in keeping boyfriends, Grandpa cooks up a love potion and slips it into her oatmeal. But when Marilyn refuses to eat breakfast, the potion ends up in the wrong mouths.

Guest Star: John Fiedler as Warren Bloom the Mailman
33"Walk on the Mild Side"October 8, 1964 (1964-10-08)

Suffering from insomnia caused by high electrical bills, Herman begins going on midnight walks. When other walkers see him, they are scared telling the police that a monster is free at the park along with a dangerous thief. This causes Police Commissioner Ludlow to send Police Chief W.R. Harris to find the culprit under threat of being reassigned to the "most desolate, deserted, law-forsaken part of town." Meanwhile, Grandpa invents an "enlarging machine" in order to help Eddie grow.

Guest Star: Cliff Norton as Police Chief W.R. Harris
44"Rock-A-Bye Munster"October 15, 1964 (1964-10-15)

Herman and Grandpa eavesdrop on Lily and Marilyn and get the impression that Lily is pregnant. But the playmate whom she is expecting for Eddie is just Dr. Dudley's son, Elmer.

Guest Stars: Paul Lynde as Dr. Dudley, Sid Melton as Diamond Jim, Peter Robbins as Elmer Dudley
55"Pike's Pique"October 22, 1964 (1964-10-22)

The city's gas department wants to run a pipeline 25 feet (7.6 m) under the Munster's house. Unfortunately, at that level, it runs straight into Grandpa's laboratory.

Guest Stars: Richard Deacon as Borden T. Pike, Pat Harrington as Sonny Harkness, Jane Withers as Mrs. Fanny Pike
66"Low-Cal Munster"October 29, 1964 (1964-10-29)

Herman wants to attend a reunion of his Army buddies, but he cannot fit into his uniform. Since Lily does not want him to go, they make a deal that if Herman can lose enough weight to fit into the uniform, she will allow him to attend. Unfortunately, Herman starts his diet just as Thanksgiving is approaching--and a hunger-stricken Herman can be potentially dangerous....

Guest Stars: Paul Lynde as Dr. Dudley, Michael Jackson as TV Announcer
77"Tin Can Man"November 5, 1964 (1964-11-05)
Eddie is in danger of being expelled from school. His only chance to prevent this is doing a great project for the school's science fair.
88"Herman the Great"November 12, 1964 (1964-11-12)

After Herman decides he must start to put some money aside for Eddie's college education, he takes a job as a professional wrestler called the Masked Marvel, after he demonstrates his superhuman strength for Eddie's friend, the son of a pro wrestling manager.

Guest Stars: Gene LeBell as Tarzan McGirk, Billy Varga as Strangler Murphy
99"Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie"November 19, 1964 (1964-11-19)

Herman's twin brother Charlie, a fast-talking con artist, comes to town and ends up staying at the Munster home against Herman's wishes and tries to bilk Lily out of the money that was left to her by selling her a worthless "invention" that separates uranium from sea water.

Guest Star: Mike Mazurki as Leo "Knuckles" Kraus
1010"Autumn Croakus"November 26, 1964 (1964-11-26)

Feeling lonely, Grandpa contacts a matrimonial agency that promises to find him a mate. The agency sends over an attractive elderly woman who proves not to be quite as harmless as she looks.

Guest Star: Neil Hamilton as Malcolm
1111"The Midnight Ride of Herman Munster"December 3, 1964 (1964-12-03)

Herman falls asleep in the back of his car, leaving the keys in the ignition. The car is stolen by a couple of bank robbers who are unaware that Herman is lying in the back seat.

Guest Star: Maxie Rosenbloom as Big Louie
1212"The Sleeping Cutie"December 10, 1964 (1964-12-10)

In an attempt to cure Marilyn of insomnia, Grandpa accidentally gives her a Sleeping Beauty potion - and she now cannot wake up until she is kissed by a prince.

Guest Stars: Gavin MacLeod as Paul Newmar, John Hoyt as George Spelvin
1313"Family Portrait"December 17, 1964 (1964-12-17)

The Munsters have been chosen by Event magazine as the average American family. Insulted by being labeled average, Grandpa disappears, jeopardizing the photo opportunity and the prize money that accompanies it.

This is the last episode with Beverley Owen as Marilyn. The colorized version of this episode was released as a single DVD October 7, 2008. Both the original black and white and colorized version were on the same DVD.

Guest Star: Harvey Korman as Lennie Bates
1414"Grandpa Leaves Home"December 24, 1964 (1964-12-24)

Grandpa feels neglected and decides to move out. Herman and Lily believe it to be a mere ploy to get attention and expect that he will soon come slinking back.

This is the first episode with Pat Priest as Marilyn, appearing only in the "tag" scene.

Guest Star: Robert Strauss as the Manager
1515"Herman's Rival"December 31, 1964 (1964-12-31)
Lily thinks that Herman has lost his savings to a bad investment when, in fact, he lent it to her brother, the Wolf Man.
1616"Grandpa's Call of the Wild"January 7, 1965 (1965-01-07)
Herman takes the family on a camping trip. After a dinner by the campfire, Grandpa hears the howls of the wolves and reminisces about his days in the old country. Herman and Lilly tell Grandpa not to do it after what happened the last time. After another wolf howls upon the other Munsters going to sleep, Grandpa starts howling as well. The next morning, Grandpa is missing until the other Munsters find Grandpa in the form of a Transylvanian wolf within the custody of the local rangers. Now the Munsters must get Grandpa out of the camping grounds and back to the house in order to use one of Grandpa's potions to change Grandpa back to normal.
1717"All-Star Munster"January 14, 1965 (1965-01-14)

Herman goes to Marilyn's college to straighten out a tuition matter. In searching for the dean's office, he wanders into the gym and is mistaken for a basketball star who is supposed to tryout that day.

Guest Star: Pat Buttram as Pop Mallory
1818"If a Martian Answers, Hang Up"January 21, 1965 (1965-01-21)

When Herman fools around with a ham radio in Grandpa's dungeon, he believes (mistakenly) that he has actually contacted Martians.

Guest Star: Herbert Rudley as Captain Halbert
1919"Eddie's Nickname"January 28, 1965 (1965-01-28)

Eddie wants to quit school because all the kids there call him Shorty. Grandpa tries to brew a potion to make Eddie grow six inches (152 mm) overnight.

Guest Star: Paul Lynde as Dr. Dudley
2020"Bats of a Feather"February 4, 1965 (1965-02-04)

Eddie needs an impressive pet to take to the school pet fair. When Igor the bat gets insulted by one of Herman's wisecracks and flies away, Grandpa changes himself into a bat to impersonate Igor.

Guest Star: Alvy Moore as Dr. Grant
2121"Don't Bank on Herman"February 11, 1965 (1965-02-11)
When Herman and Grandpa go to the bank to make a withdrawal, they are instead mistaken for bank robbers and handed $18,000 in cash.
2222"Dance With Me, Herman"February 18, 1965 (1965-02-18)

In order to accompany Marilyn to her school dance, Herman decides to take up dancing lessons.

Guest Star: Don Rickles as "Doc" Happy Havemeyer
2323"Follow That Munster"February 25, 1965 (1965-02-25)
Herman sneaks out each night to train to become a detective. Lily suspects him of having an affair--and she hires the very detective agency where Herman is working to have him followed.
2424"Love Locked Out"March 4, 1965 (1965-03-04)
After Herman gets home late from an office party, Lily locks Herman out of their bedroom. When they are unable to reconcile, Lily and Herman seek counseling.
2525"Come Back, Little Googie"March 11, 1965 (1965-03-11)

Grandpa is under the impression that he has accidentally turned Eddie's friend Googie into a monkey.

Guest Star: Billy Mumy as Googie Miller
2626"Far Out Munsters"March 18, 1965 (1965-03-18)

A rock group called The Standells pays the Munsters an exorbitant fee to use their house for the weekend. But the Munsters are unable to adjust to the cleanliness of their hotel, and they return home - to find a wild party. At the party the Standells perform a cover of The Beatles's "I Want to Hold Your Hand," Herman improvises a beatnik poem, and Lily sings the English folksong "He's Gone Away" while playing the harp. (Actress Yvonne DeCarlo did her own singing in this episode.)

Guest Stars: The Standells as Themselves, Zalman King as Bearded Man
2727"Munsters on the Move"March 25, 1965 (1965-03-25)
In order to accept a promotion, Herman has to shuffle his family off to Buffalo. Eddie refuses to go. Grandpa has already sold the house to a wrecking company, so the Munsters have no choice but to wage war.
2828"Movie Star Munster"April 1, 1965 (1965-04-01)

A pair of con artists want to stage a phony accident as an insurance scam. When they stumble upon Herman, they realize they have found the perfect patsy.

Guest Star: Jesse White as J.R. Finlater
2929"Herman the Rookie"April 8, 1965 (1965-04-08)

Leo Durocher, third base coach 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 eight blocks away, he believes he has his man.

Guest Stars: Leo Durocher as Himself, Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch as Himself
3030"Country Club Munsters"April 15, 1965 (1965-04-15)
The Munsters win a membership to the highly exclusive Mockingbird Heights Country Club, but the membership board wants to get a close look at the family to see if they meet the club's standards.
3131"Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights"April 22, 1965 (1965-04-22)
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 falls for Marilyn.
3232"Mummy Munster"April 29, 1965 (1965-04-29)

Herman arranges to meet Marilyn at the natural history museum. But he accidentally gets himself locked inside an Egyptian sarcophagus, where a sleeping pill he had taken earlier kicks in.

Guest Stars: Philip Ober as Dr. Wilkerson, Pat Harrington, Jr. as Thatcher
3333"Lily Munster-Girl Model"May 6, 1965 (1965-05-06)

Feeling useless, Lily searches for a job. She lands a position as a fashion model, causing Herman to become wildly jealous and transform himself into a swinging playboy.

Guest Stars: Roger C. Carmel as Laszlo Brastoff, Nina Shipman as the Beautiful Woman
3434"Munster the Magnificent"May 13, 1965 (1965-05-13)

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 make him a gifted dancer, but Eddie already has him billed as a magic act.

Guest Star: Dave Ketchum as Master of Ceremonies
3535"Herman's Happy Valley"May 20, 1965 (1965-05-20)
Herman purchases 10 acres (40,000 m2) 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.
3636"Hot Rod Herman"May 27, 1965 (1965-05-27)
Believing that his father is the greatest driver in the world, Eddie volunteers Herman and his car, the Munster Koach, for a drag race.
3737"Herman's Raise"June 4, 1965 (1965-06-04)

Egged on by Lily, Herman demands a raise from his boss Mr. Gateman. He is promptly fired. Fearing Lily's reaction, he pretends still to be going to work, when he is actually trying out new jobs.

Guest Stars: John Carradine as Mr. Gateman, Benny Rubin as Tom Fong
3838"Yes, Galen, There Is a Herman"June 10, 1965 (1965-06-10)

Herman saves the life of a young boy, Galen, by bending the bars his head is stuck between. They become close friends, but Galen's parents think Uncle Herman is a figment of the boy's imagination.

Guest Stars: Brian Nash as Galen Stewart, Harvey Korman as Dr. Leinbach

Season 2 (1965–66)Edit

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
391"Herman's Child Psychology"September 16, 1965 (1965-09-16)
Eddie thinks his family no longer loves him because they do not treat him cruelly. When he decides to run away, Herman uses a little child psychology, which naturally backfires. Circumstances eventually lead to Herman's getting involved with a dancing bear.
402"Herman the Master Spy"September 23, 1965 (1965-09-23)
A Russian fishing trawler picks up a scuba-diving Herman in its haul of fish and mistakes him for the missing link. For at least the last 25 years in syndication, the scene that shows an exterior shot of what were then the KNXT-TV studios (the station's call sign is now KCBS-TV) studios and Herman reading a story about the trawler has been edited out. But on the Boomerang cable channel, on October 17, 2011, the episode was shown intact.
413"Bronco Bustin' Munster"September 30, 1965 (1965-09-30)
Eddie's misguided regard for his father's natural abilities prompts the young Munster to enter Herman in the bucking bronco contest at the local rodeo.
424"Herman Munster, Shutterbug"October 7, 1965 (1965-10-07)
Herman takes up photography and accidentally snaps a picture of two men escaping from a bank robbery. The robbers track him down and decide to hole up with the Munsters until the heat is off.
435"Herman, Coach of the Year"October 14, 1965 (1965-10-14)

When Eddie is called Lead Foot by the other kids on his track team, Herman offers to become his coach.

Guest Star: Emmaline Henry as Gwendoline (uncredited)
446"Happy 100th Anniversary"October 21, 1965 (1965-10-21)

Herman and Lily want to buy each other elaborate gifts for their 100th anniversary. Without either telling the other, they both take night jobs as ship welders to make extra money.

Guest Stars: Vinton Hayworth as Bank Manager, Foster Brooks as Admiral
457"Operation Herman"October 28, 1965 (1965-10-28)
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.
468"Lily's Star Boarder"November 4, 1965 (1965-11-04)
Herman becomes insanely jealous of Chester, a mysterious boarder whom Lily has bought into the household in yet another one of her schemes to make a little extra cash.
479"John Doe Munster"November 11, 1965 (1965-11-11)
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.
4810"A Man for Marilyn"November 18, 1965 (1965-11-18)
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 will not be put off by Marilyn's "hideous" looks.
4911"Herman's Driving Test"November 25, 1965 (1965-11-25)
Herman gets promoted to hearse driver and has to renew his driver's license. This requires him to take a road test, which he flunks. Grandpa convinces him that he would have better luck taking the test in a one-horse town.
5012"Will Success Spoil Herman Munster?"December 9, 1965 (1965-12-09)[citation needed]

Eddie borrows a tape recorder belonging to the disc-jockey father of one of his friends. Herman records a song that the disc jockey plays on his radio show the next day. It becomes an instant hit.

Guest Star: Gary Owens as Dick Willet
5113"Underground Munster"December 16, 1965 (1965-12-16)
The Munsters's pet Spot runs away 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.
5214"The Treasure of Mockingbird Heights"December 23, 1965 (1965-12-23)
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's property. Upon finding the treasure, they end up fighting over its ownership, and Lily has to intervene.
5315"Herman's Peace Offensive"December 30, 1965 (1965-12-30)
Herman advises Eddie to turn the other cheek when he gets pushed around by a bully. Then 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.
5416"Herman Picks a Winner"January 6, 1966 (1966-01-06)

Trying to teach Eddie about the folly of gambling, Herman bets the money in Eddie's piggy bank on a long shot. When the horse comes in a winner, it ruins Herman's lesson and entangles him in organized crime.

Guest Stars: Charlie Callas as Lefty, Barton MacLane as Big Roy
5517"Just Another Pretty Face"January 13, 1966 (1966-01-13)

A lightning bolt from one of Grandpa's experiments strikes Herman in the head, disfiguring him so severely that he ends up resembling a normal person.

The "disfigured" Herman is actually Fred Gwynne himself, but without the severe makeup work, modeled on Jack P. Pierce's makeup format for Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein Monster, that Gwynne had to undergo when he acted out the character of Herman.

This episode was remade for The Munsters Today, which starred John Schuck as Herman.

Guest Star: Dom DeLuise as Dr. Dudley
5618"Big Heap Herman"January 20, 1966 (1966-01-20)
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 a Native American tribe where he is mistaken for an ancient spirit.
5719"The Most Beautiful Ghoul in the World"January 28, 1966 (1966-01-28)
With inheritance money from Cousin Wolverine, Herman and Grandpa develop an invention for transmitting wireless electricity while Lily and Marilyn open their own beauty salon. Both endeavors turn out to be disasters.
5820"Grandpa's Lost Wife"February 3, 1966 (1966-02-03)
A lady in Sioux City, Iowa, has placed an advertisement offering a reward for the return of her lost husband--Grandpa. Grandpa claims to have never seen the woman before in his life.
5921"The Fregosi Emerald"February 10, 1966 (1966-02-10)
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.
6022"Zombo"February 17, 1966 (1966-02-17)

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.

Guest Stars: Louis Nye as Zombo, Gary Owens as Zombo Announcer
6123"Cyrano de Munster"February 24, 1966 (1966-02-24)
After Herman has his poetry published in The Mortician Monthly, a shy co-worker named Clyde asks him to compose love letters to help him attract the attention of a young lady.
6224"The Musician"March 3, 1966 (1966-03-03)

Grandpa's magic transforms Eddie from a rotten trumpet player into a classical music virtuoso. But when Eddie needs to duplicate the performance for Herman's boss, Grandpa cannot remember the exact formula of the potion.

Guest Star: John Carradine as Mr. Gateman
6325"Prehistoric Munster"March 10, 1966 (1966-03-10)

Marilyn wants to sculpt a clay bust in Herman's 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.

Guest Stars: Harvey Korman as Professor Fagenspahen, George Petrie as Professor Hansen
6426"A Visit from Johann"March 17, 1966 (1966-03-17)

Dr. Victor Frankenstein IV from Germany visits Mockingbird Heights and brings with him Johann, Herman's look-alike cousin, who is far less civilized than Herman.

Fred Gwynne acted out a dual role as Johann, whose behavior is similar to Boris Karloff's in the 1931 film version of Frankenstein complete with a fear of fire.

Guest Star: John Abbott as Dr. Victor Frankenstein IV
6527"Eddie's Brother"March 24, 1966 (1966-03-24)
Eddie longs for the companionship of a younger brother, so Grandpa builds him a robot named Boris. But Eddie becomes resentful when Boris' good behavior garners all of Herman's attention and admiration.
6628"Herman, the Tire Kicker"March 31, 1966 (1966-03-31)

Herman buys an old Chevrolet convertible for Marilyn from a fly-by-night used-car dealer. Once he gets it home, it turns out to be a piece of junk. Herman later finds out that the piece of junk is also stolen.

Guest Star: Frank Gorshin as Fair Deal Dan
6729"A House Divided"April 7, 1966 (1966-04-07)
A massive argument erupts between Herman and Grandpa after Herman accidentally destroys a go-cart the two of them constructed for Eddie.
6830"Herman's Sorority Caper"April 14, 1966 (1966-04-14)

To cure Herman of his hiccups, Grandpa puts him into a trance. When a couple of fraternity pledges are sent to spend a night in the Munster house, they mistake him for a dummy and bring him to a sorority house.

Guest star Ken Osmond had previously acted out Eddie Haskell in Leave It to Beaver, whose creators/producers Joseph Connelly and Robert "Bob" Mosher also produced The Munsters.

Guest Stars: Bonnie Franklin as Janice, Ken Osmond as John
6931"Herman's Lawsuit"April 21, 1966 (1966-04-21)
When Herman gets hit by a car, he emerges unscathed--but the car is totaled. The driver assumes she has disfigured Herman, and her attorney suggests that she try to settle with him for $10,000. Herman assumes that this is the amount he owes for the damage to the car. Herman's fake hairpiece falls off while he is lying down on the road after getting hit by the car.
7032"A Visit from the Teacher"May 12, 1966 (1966-05-12)
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.

Special (1965)Edit

TitleOriginal air date
"Marineland Carnival"April 18, 1965 (1965-04-18)
The family visits Marineland of the Pacific in Palos Verdes, California, to get a new pet for Eddie. [2][3] A black and white copy is kept by the Paley Center in New York, although the program was originally in color.


  1. ^ "The Munsters: The Complete First Season". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
  2. ^ "Munsterland". Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  3. ^ "Pop Colorture". Retrieved 2017-09-19.

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