List of The Munsters episodes

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The following is an episode list for the CBS sitcom The Munsters. The series broadcast on September 24, 1964, and ended on May 12, 1966. A feature length film, Munster, Go Home!, was released on June 15, 1966, as a spin-off from the main series. A second spin-off, called The Munsters' Revenge, aired on television 15 years later on February 27, 1981, but with the same three leads.[1]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD volume DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale
1 38 September 24, 1964 June 10, 1965 1 August 24, 2004
2 32 September 16, 1965 May 12, 1966 2 October 25, 2005
Munster, Go Home! September 26, 2006
(3) 1 1981 1981 The Munsters' Revenge

Episodes[edit]

Pilot Episodes[edit]

No. in
season
Title Original air date
Pilot "My Fair Munster" Unaired
Filmed in color.
Pilot "My Fair Munster" Unaired
A second version of the pilot. This story later became the second episode of the first season.

Season 1: 1964–1965[edit]

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Title Original air date
1 1 "Munster Masquerade" September 24, 1964 (1964-09-24)

Marilyn's boyfriend, Tom Daly 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
2 2 "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 doesn't eat breakfast, the potion ends up in the wrong mouth.

Guest Star: John Fiedler as Warren Bloom the Mailman
3 3 "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
4 4 "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 she's expecting for Eddie is just Dr. Dudley's son, Elmer.

Guest Stars: Paul Lynde as Dr. Dudley, Sid Melton as Diamond Jim
5 5 "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 Munsters' house. Unfortunately, at that level it runs straight into Grandpa's laboratory.

Guest Stars: Richard Deacon as Border T. Pike, Pat Harrington as Sonny Harkness
6 6 "Low-Cal Munster" October 29, 1964 (1964-10-29)

Herman wants to attend a reunion of his army buddies, but can't fit into his uniform. Lily doesn't want him to go, so they make a deal that if Herman can lose enough weight to fit into the uniform, she'll let him go.

Guest Star: Paul Lynde as Dr. Dudley, Michael Jackson as TV Announcer
7 7 "Tin Can Man" November 11, 1964 (1964-11-11)
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.
8 8 "Herman the Great" November 12, 1964 (1964-11-12)

Herman becomes a professional wrestler, 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
9 9 "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.

Guest Star: Mike Mazurki as Leo "Knuckles" Kraus
10 10 "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's not quite as harmless as she looks.

Guest Star: Neil Hamilton as Malcolm
11 11 "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 aren't aware that Herman is lying in the back seat.

Guest Star: Maxie Rosenbloom as Big Louie
12 12 "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 can't wake up until she is kissed by a prince.

Guest Star: Gavin MacLeod as Paul Newmar
13 13 "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 Beverly 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
14 14 "Grandpa Leaves Home" December 24, 1964 (1964-12-24)

Grandpa feels neglected and decides to move out. Lily and Herman think it's just a ploy to get attention, expecting he'll soon come slinking back.

This is the first episode with Pat Priest as Marilyn.
15 15 "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.
16 16 "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 last time. After another wolf howl 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 the potions to get Grandpa back to normal.
17 17 "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
18 18 "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 thinks he's contacted Martians.

Guest Star: Herbert Rudley as Captain Halbert
19 19 "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
20 20 "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
21 21 "Don't Bank on Herman" February 11, 1965 (1965-02-11)
Herman and Grandpa go to the bank to make a withdrawal, but they are mistaken for bank robbers and handed $18,000 in cash.
22 22 "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
23 23 "Follow That Munster" February 25, 1965 (1965-02-25)
Herman sneaks out each night to train to become a detective. Lily suspects he's having an affair and hires the detective agency where Herman is working to have him followed.
24 24 "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.
25 25 "Come Back, Little Googie" March 11, 1965 (1965-03-11)

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

Guest Star: Billy Mumy as Googie Miller
26 26 "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. When the Munsters can't adjust to the cleanliness of their hotel, they return home to find a wild party. At the party the Standells perform a cover of The Beatles' 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.

Guest Stars: The Standells as Themselves, Zalman King as Bearded Man
27 27 "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.
28 28 "Movie Star Munster" April 1, 1965 (1965-04-01)

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

Guest Star: Jesse White as J.R. Finlater
29 29 "Herman the Rookie" April 8, 1965 (1965-04-08)

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 eight blocks away, he believes he has his man.

Guest Star: Leo Durocher as Himself, Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch as Himself
30 30 "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.
31 31 "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.
32 32 "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
33 33 "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 Star: Roger C. Carmel as Laszlo Brastoff
34 34 "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
35 35 "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.
36 36 "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.
37 37 "Herman's Raise" June 4, 1965 (1965-06-04)

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

Guest Stars: John Carradine as Mr. Gateman, Benny Rubin as Tom Fong
38 38 "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: 1965–1966[edit]

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Title Original air date
1 39 "Herman's Child Psychology" September 16, 1965 (1965-09-16)
Eddie thinks his family doesn't love him because they don't 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.
2 40 "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 showing KNXT-TV (now KCBS-TV) exterior shot of studios and newman reading a story about the trawler has been edited out. On the Boomerang cable channel (10/17/2011), it was shown intact.
3 41 "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.
4 42 "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.
5 43 "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)
6 44 "Happy 100th Anniversary" October 21, 1965 (1965-10-21)

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

Guest Stars: Vinton Hayworth as Bank Manager, Foster Brooks as Admiral
7 45 "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.
8 46 "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 of her schemes to make a little extra cash.
9 47 "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.
10 48 "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 won't be put off by Marilyn's hideous looks.
11 49 "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 fails. Grandpa convinces him that he'd have better luck taking the test in a one-horse town.
12 50 "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
13 51 "Underground Munster" December 16, 1965 (1965-12-16)
The Munsters' 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.
14 52 "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' property.
15 53 "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.
16 54 "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
17 55 "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 the actor Fred Gwynne from Car 54, Where Are You? (The "disfigured" Herman is actually Fred Gwynne without the severe makeup work required for the Herman character).

Guest Star: Dom DeLuise as Dr. Dudley
18 56 "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.
19 57 "The Most Beautiful Ghoul in the World" January 28, 1966 (1966-01-28)
With inheritance money from Cousin Wolverine, Grandpa and Herman develop an invention for transmitting wireless electricity while Lily and Marilyn open their own beauty salon. Both endeavors turn out to be disasters.
20 58 "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.
21 59 "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.
22 60 "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 Star: Louis Nye as Zombo, Gary Owens as Zombo Announcer
23 61 "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.
24 62 "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 can't remember the exact formula of the potion.

Guest Star: John Carradine as Mr. Gateman
25 63 "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
26 64 "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.
27 65 "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. Eddie becomes resentful when Boris' good behavior garners all of Herman's attention and admiration.
28 66 "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
29 67 "A House Divided" April 7, 1966 (1966-04-07)
A massive argument erupts between Grandpa and Herman after Herman accidentally destroys a go-cart the two of them constructed for Eddie.
30 68 "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 think he's a dummy and bring him to a sorority house.

Guest Stars: Bonnie Franklin as Janice, Ken Osmond as John
31 69 "Herman's Lawsuit" April 21, 1966 (1966-04-21)
When Herman gets hit by a car, he's 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's lying down on the road after getting hit by the car.
32 70 "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.

Note: This episode serves as the unofficial finale of the series after its cancellation.

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