The Munsters (1964–2004)
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Tin Can Man 

The school supervisor wants to expel Eddie from school. So, Eddie and Grandpa make a robot for the school science fair.


Earl Bellamy


Norm Liebmann (teleplay), Ed Haas (teleplay) | 5 more credits »

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Episode credited cast:
Yvonne De Carlo ... Lily Munster
Al Lewis ... Grandpa
Beverley Owen ... Marilyn Munster
Butch Patrick ... Eddie Munster
Fred Gwynne ... Herman Munster
Arch Johnson ... Mr. Taggert
Dick Simmons ... Mr. Balding (as Richard Simmons)
Kathleen O'Malley ... The Wife
Rand Brooks ... The Man
Dee Carroll Dee Carroll ... The First Woman
Murray Alper ... The Second Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harvey Korman ... Professor Fagenspahen


The school supervisor wants to expel Eddie from school. So, Eddie and Grandpa make a robot for the school science fair.

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Release Date:

5 November 1964 (USA) See more »

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Kayro-Vue Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Second Man: Alice, why can't our Sidney built something like that? He's sixteen years old, he can barely wave bye bye.
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Featured in Weird Science (1985) See more »

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Metal Munster Mayhem.
7 December 2008 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

After two pretty disappointing episodes (Pike's Pique and Low-Cal Munster), Season One gets back on track with this enjoyably silly tale, which sees Eddie threatened with expulsion from school after he fails to tell his parents that he is flunking science. Keen to impress his principal at the school science-fair, Eddie builds a life-size, fully-functioning robot, but his creation is sabotaged by Taggart, the school's juvenile investigator, who is keen to see the wolf-boy sent packing.

With loads of terrific one-liners, some good visual gags (I love the scene where the Munsters operate on the robot, and Herman faints at the sight of oil!), a hilarious case of mistaken identity, and plenty of puns, plus quite a lot of screen time for Marilyn (for those who like their Munster women blonde, young, and alive), Tin Can Man is great fun from start to finish.

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