YMMV / The Munsters

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: It's been said that the Munsters can be considered Jewish, and it's not that far off. The family does have rather different traditions in food, clothing, behavior, their culture is significantly unusual enough to startle outsiders. Though the family does mingle with people at large, it is when someone really stops to notice any of them, esp Herman or Grandpa, that their "otherness" becomes apparent.
  • Awesome Music: Even detractors of The Munsters Today agree that the show's theme music, a rock version of the original show's theme, is pretty cool.
  • Contested Sequel: The Munsters Today gets a lot of flack, particularly because of its initial premise being that the Munsters of the original show ended up in the late 1980's because of being in suspended animation for over 20 years, but it still has its share of fans.
  • Friendly Fandoms: with The Addams Family for also being a creepy but friendly family.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In "Herman the Rookie" Leo Durocher says about Herman "I dont know whether to sign him with the Dodgers or send him to Vietnam."
  • Growing the Beard: The Munsters Today, a Sequel Series/Spinoff to the original 1960's show, started off as rather mediocre with cheesy costumes, Come the second season, however, and the costumes improve significantly and episodes began to have more poignant themes, such as "Once in a Blue Moon" revealing that Grandpa's wife is still alive and that she had to leave him for complicated reasons.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Many fans' anticipated reaction to Mockingbird Lane when it was first announced.
  • Values Dissonance: The episode "Yes Galen, There is a Herman" didn't age well after the era of Too Smart for Strangers. To wit, Herman makes friends with a little boy named Galen, has the boy call him "Uncle Herman," and invites him over to visit by saying that he has a son Galen's age (and even worse, once they're there, Grandpa invites them down to the basement). True, it's only Gentle Giant Herman, and the whole thing is innocent, but it goes against everything that you should teach kids about strangers.
  • The Woobie: Marilyn. Everyone in the family, including herself, thinks she's hideous, and anytime she tries to form a relationship with a boy the family scares him off or something else goes wrong.