The Munsters (1964–2004)
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Grandpa Leaves Home 

Grandpa leaves home after having a fight with Herman.


Norman Abbott


Dick Conway (as Richard Conway), Roland MacLane | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Fred Gwynne ... Herman Munster
Yvonne De Carlo ... Lily Munster
Al Lewis ... Grandpa
Pat Priest ... Marilyn Munster
Butch Patrick ... Eddie Munster
Robert Strauss ... The Night Club Manager
Bill Dungan Bill Dungan ... The Fellow
Iris Adrian ... The Woman
Nicky Blair Nicky Blair ... The Friend
Bill Couch Bill Couch ... The Man
Sarah Ross Sarah Ross ... The Dancer (as Sarah Jane Ross)


Herman and Grandpa have a fight. The thing is that Herman is reading Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue (a comic tale for him), but Grandpa wants the window opened. Herman prefers the window closed because of his sinus. Grandpa doesn't listen Herman, and they have a fight in front of Lily, who tells them to calm down. But Grandpa claims that nobody wants "this broke old man" anymore in the house and he'll leave forever. Lily gets worried about Grandpa and his decision of leaving, but Herman tells to her that there's nothing to worry about, because Grandpa is only pretending everything. Eddie talks with Grandpa while he's packing. Later, Eddie confirms that Grandpa's leaving and now Lily's more worried about it. But Herman has a plan: pretend that nothing is happening when Grandpa says good bye. Herman's right, Grandpa is only pretending but when he sees that the family doesn't seem disturbed, he crosses the door and leaves the house. Next day, Lily is angry with Herman ... Written by Alejandro Frias

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Release Date:

24 December 1964 (USA) See more »

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Kayro-Vue Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Pat Priest's first appearance as Marilyn, after Beverley Owen's departure. She only appears in the coda and does not have any lines. See more »


Eddie Munster: Mom! Dad! I found Grandpa in the newspaper.
Lily Munster: Oh, not the obituaries again.
Eddie Munster: No. His picture is in this ad. He's doing his magic act.
Lily Munster: [reading the ad] "Domino Nightclub presents 'The Count'." Oh dear, I hope he doesn't try that-that... oh that fire-eating trick of his.
Herman Munster: I certainly hope not. The last time he tried it, he got the hiccups. And before they could stop him, he burnt down the theatre.
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Grandpa At The Strip Club
15 April 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Grandpa Leaves Home Herman is peacefully reading a book, getting a lot of laughs out of "Murders in the Rue Morgue," when Grandpa comes by, opens the window, cracks his knuckles, wrinkles the newspaper loudly Herman gets annoyed. Who can blame him? Then Lily comes by and shuts the window. An argument ensues with Herman and Grandpa and now the moody senior citizen is issuing a "nobody cares about the broken down old man speech" again, and says he's going to leave the house for good.

He follows through on the threat, but not before giving Eddie his sob story and making sure Eddie will say the same thing to Herman and Lily to lay a big guilt trip on them. Herman thinks its "a big bluff." When he does leave, they don't show the reaction he was hoping for but when he does leave, Herman goes out at night to look for him. Of course, he scares everyone who sees him. For example, one guy jumps into the hood of his car.

It becomes a family affair the next day with the whole family, and the police, out looking for the old man. However, that isn't needed as Eddie discovers where he is while spotting his picture in the newspaper. It seems Grandpa is back to his old "tricks."

A so-so episode that picks up when Herman and Lily visit a strip club where Grandpa is performing (magic tricks).

Note: This was Pat Priest's debut as "Marilyn." Priest, however, is only in the final minute and has no lines.

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