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The Munsters Today 

America's First Family of Fright awaken after an accidental 22 year nap and must adjust to life in the 1980s.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Schuck ...  Herman Munster 73 episodes, 1988-1991
Lee Meriwether ...  Lily Munster 73 episodes, 1988-1991
Howard Morton Howard Morton ...  'Grandpa' Vladimir Dracula 73 episodes, 1988-1991
Jason Marsden ...  Eddie Munster 73 episodes, 1988-1991
Hilary Van Dyke Hilary Van Dyke ...  Marilyn Munster 72 episodes, 1988-1991
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Storyline

This is supposed to be the exact same Munster family as in the '60s series "The Munsters". One of Grandpa's experiments went awry, and put the Munsters into suspended animation for 20 years. Upon awakening in the '80s, they experience the same comic situations since they don't realize that they aren't "normal". Dad Herman resembles the Frankenstein monster, Mom Lily and Grandpa are vampires, son Eddie is a werewolf, and only beautiful Marilyn looks like a human. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Munsters See more »

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Production Co:

The Arthur Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(72 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John Schuck who plays Herman Munster had previously played the role of Frankenstein's Monster in the 1979 TV movie "The HalloweenThat Almost Wasn't", as had his predecessor Fred Gwynne in the original series of "The Munsters" his previous credit being for a TV commercial. See more »

Quotes

Marilyn: 1988? It can't be!
'Grandpa' Vladimir Dracula: Yes it can, and it is! But it's no problem, I can have it fixed in a jiffy.
Lily: Jiffy? You can not fix what happened, we have just taken a twenty-two year nap!
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Followed by Here Come the Munsters (1995) See more »

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Doubtful It Can Be Enjoyed If You're A Fan Of The Original Series
12 August 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

Being a fan of the original 1960's series, I could not find it in my heart to praise The Munsters Today.

I guess you can't recreate the magic no matter how hard you try. A good analogy is to think of an artist's painting. An artist can paint a beautiful picture but it's doubtful he could paint the same picture again just as good.

The actors did try their best to do a good job and there were a couple of good episodes. Maybe it can be enjoyed if you're a youngster who has never viewed the original but for me, it just couldn't compare.


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