The Munsters (1964–2004)
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Dance with Me, Herman 

Herman decides to take dance classes, in order to assist to a dance party at Marilyn's school.

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Joseph Pevney

Writers:

James B. Allardice (teleplay) (as James Allardice), Tom Adair (teleplay) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Fred Gwynne ... Herman Munster
Yvonne De Carlo ... Lily Munster
Al Lewis ... Grandpa
Pat Priest ... Marilyn Munster
Butch Patrick ... Eddie Munster
Don Rickles ... 'Doc' Happy Havemeyer
Joyce Jameson ... Miss Valentine
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Lily finds an invitation inside Marilyn's bureau drawer, for a party taking place in her school. Lily thinks that Marilyn's trying to hide them the invitation and she decides to talk about it during dinner. She wants to do it in a subtle fashion and advices Herman to lead the conversation to the party subject. But when everybody is gathered together, Herman asks Marilyn straight forward about the party. After Lily has explained why she founded the invitation, Marilyn says that she hasn't tell anything about it, because actually, that is a dance party. Marilyn knows that her uncle isn't an experimented dancer. Herman is worried because he doesn't want to disappoint Marilyn. Grandpa fixes a potion in order to help Herman, but it doesn't work. Later, Herman finds an ad in the paper about a dance school, where he can learn many kinds of styles at low rates. Herman inscribes himself in the dance school, in fact, with a new teacher, Miss Valentine, who at first will have the scare of a hell... Written by Alejandro Frias

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English

Release Date:

18 February 1965 (USA) See more »

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Kayro-Vue Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After falling while learning to dance, Herman gets a new respect for Lawrence Welk. On The Lawrence Welk Show (1955), whenever the orchestra played a polka or waltz, Welk himself would dance with the band's female vocalist, the "Champagne Lady". See more »

Quotes

Marilyn Munster: Well I'm surpised that he never learned to dance when he was younger.
Lily Munster: Well, when other young men were going to parties and dances, I'm afraid he was always tied up at the laboratory.
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References Dance with Me, Henry (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Singin' in the Rain
Lyrics by Arthur Freed and music by Nacio Herb Brown
Published 1929
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Herman Is No 'Fred Astaire'
27 June 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Don Rickles guest stars as "Happy Havemeyer," the dance instruction owner. Ironically, I just finished reading Rickles' biography, "Rickles Book," yesterday in which he mentioned he had to do a number of guest shots for TV shows in the mid '60s as he was trying to make a name for himself in the acting industry. As most people know, his acting career was so-so at best but he became a famous comedian with his insult humor.

Anyway, Marilyn's school is having "parents night" and the evening involves dancing. Since Marilyn knows Herman hates dancing and is no good at it, she doesn't tell him about it, but Lily finds out....and then talks Herman into getting dance lessons after a little home- schooling doesn't work. Herman also demolishes the entire living room trying to dance

The bulk of the story then revolves around the dance school, run by the aforementioned crooked owner who gets dummies (like Herman) to think their great dancers and signs them up for 10 years worth of lessons at a big cost. Actually, Joyce Jameson as the instructor "Miss Valentine," gets more laughs in here than Rickles' character.

How Herman gets out of this deal is the rest of the story, which is so-so overall. With Rickles, I was hoping it would be a little funnier.


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