History Trivia / TheMunsters

12th Jun '18 3:41:21 PM johnsmithxxi
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** Both the ''Munsters'' and ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' were created by the team of Bob Mosher and Joe Connelly. Amazingly, scripts and plots from ''Leave it to Beaver'' were sometimes adapted into episodes of the ''Munsters''. The most striking example is the second season opener, "Herman's Child Psychology", half the episode is a virtual reshoot of the first season ''Leave it to Beaver'' episode "Beaver Runs Away". A bit of LampshadeHanging by Herman Munster, as he remarks his technique of reverse psychology "always worked on Leave it To Beaver". Herman Didn'tDoTheResearch, Ward Cleaver tried reverse psychology on the Beaver only to goad him into running away.
* The show's opening credits are also a parody of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver''. The staircase opening in the first season, imitates the opening of the second season of ''Leave It To Beaver''. The door-crashing opening in the second, is a parody of the Cleavers standing at the front door in the fourth season of the earlier program.
14th May '18 12:41:48 PM ButterTub
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*** Herman sneaking out at night by making a dummy out of a bucket and a mop, and Lily's subsequent discovery came from ''Operation Herman''.
13th May '18 7:49:11 PM ButterTub
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** ''Munster, Go Home'' seemed to have been stitched together out of parts from several episodes of the series:

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** ''Munster, ''[[TheMovie Munster, Go Home'' Home]]'' seemed to have been stitched together out of parts from several episodes of the series:
13th May '18 7:44:51 PM ButterTub
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** ''Munster, Go Home'' seemed to have been stitched together out of parts from several episodes of the series:
*** Herman and Lily's exchange about Marylin early in the movie was lifted word-for-word from ''My Fair Munster''.
*** Grandpa getting stuck as a wolf and being snuck past guards by posing as a fur stole was taken from ''Grandpa's Call of the Wild''
*** The Drag-U-La and the attempted sabotage at the road race came from ''Hot Rod Herman''.
15th Apr '18 4:08:30 PM civetcatcoffee
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* WagTheDirector: Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis attempted to convince the producers to recast Yvonne De Carlo, afraid that they'd be upstaged by a genuine movie star but were shot down by the producers. They came to agree that the casting was a good choice once they actually began working with her. The two would intervene once again when it became clear that Beverly Owen was truly miserable and asked, on her behalf, that she be released from her contract.
7th Apr '18 11:13:36 PM TheFuzzinator
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** Yvonne de Carlo really did not care for the show. She only took the job because her husband (a stuntman) was badly injured, and they had exhausted most of their savings on medical bills.

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** Yvonne de Carlo really did not care for the show.show (although she did, according to her co-stars, enjoy shooting it). She only took the job because her husband (a stuntman) was badly injured, and they had exhausted most of their savings on medical bills.
28th Mar '18 1:42:41 PM LarryMullen
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* ActingForTwo: Fred Gwynne also played Herman's ne'er-do-well brother Charlie.


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* PlayingTheirOwnTwin: Fred Gwynne also played Herman's ne'er-do-well brother Charlie.
24th Mar '18 4:22:39 PM KoopaKid17
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* ShortLivedBigImpact: Lasted only two seasons but has become a staple of American pop culture thanks to its viability in syndication reruns.
3rd Mar '18 9:41:21 AM Pinokio
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** "Munster, Go Home" was originally supposed to be a TV-movie, before they decided to give it a theatrical release; however the budget wasn't raised when the plans changed.

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** "Munster, Go Home" was originally supposed to be a TV-movie, before they decided to give it a theatrical release; however the budget wasn't raised when the plans changed.changed.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://munster.wikia.com/wiki/Munster_Wiki The Munster Wiki]].
2nd Nov '17 11:22:11 AM ProfessorGrimm
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*** Herman is less goofy in this version, and Fred Gwynne's naturally skinny physique is more evident as he doesn't wear as much padding in this version.

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*** Herman is less goofy in this version, and Fred Gwynne's naturally skinny physique is more evident as he doesn't wear as much padding in this version.version.
** "Munster, Go Home" was originally supposed to be a TV-movie, before they decided to give it a theatrical release; however the budget wasn't raised when the plans changed.
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