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Thanks to the aforementioned ''Batman'', ''The Munsters'' had a [[ShortRunners short run]] (well, short for the [[TheSixties time-period] anyway), only airing 70 episodes over 2 seasons before being cancelled. However, the show found a large audience in syndication. NBC had optioned a reboot of the series created by Creator/BryanSinger and Creator/BryanFuller entitled ''Series/MockingbirdLane'', featuring Creator/JerryOConnell as Herman, Portia de Rossi as Lily, Creator/EddieIzzard as Grandpa, Mason Cook as Eddie, and Charity Wakefield as Marilyn. Oh, and it was to be a drama. The pilot episode aired as a TV special on October 26, 2012, but NBC didn't pick it up. In August 2017, another [[ContinuityReboot reboot of the series]] attempt was announced.

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Thanks to the aforementioned ''Batman'', ''The Munsters'' had a [[ShortRunners short run]] (well, short for the [[TheSixties time-period] time-period]] anyway), only airing 70 episodes over 2 seasons before being cancelled. However, the show found a large audience in syndication. NBC had optioned a reboot of the series created by Creator/BryanSinger and Creator/BryanFuller entitled ''Series/MockingbirdLane'', featuring Creator/JerryOConnell as Herman, Portia de Rossi as Lily, Creator/EddieIzzard as Grandpa, Mason Cook as Eddie, and Charity Wakefield as Marilyn. Oh, and it was to be a drama. The pilot episode aired as a TV special on October 26, 2012, but NBC didn't pick it up. In August 2017, another [[ContinuityReboot reboot of the series]] attempt was announced.


Thanks to the aforementioned ''Batman'', ''The Munsters'' had a [[ShortRunners short run]], only airing 70 episodes over 2 seasons before being cancelled. However, the show found a large audience in syndication. NBC had optioned a reboot of the series created by Creator/BryanSinger and Creator/BryanFuller entitled ''Series/MockingbirdLane'', featuring Creator/JerryOConnell as Herman, Portia de Rossi as Lily, Creator/EddieIzzard as Grandpa, Mason Cook as Eddie, and Charity Wakefield as Marilyn. Oh, and it was to be a drama. The pilot episode aired as a TV special on October 26, 2012, but NBC didn't pick it up. In August 2017, another [[ContinuityReboot reboot of the series]] attempt was announced.

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Thanks to the aforementioned ''Batman'', ''The Munsters'' had a [[ShortRunners short run]], run]] (well, short for the [[TheSixties time-period] anyway), only airing 70 episodes over 2 seasons before being cancelled. However, the show found a large audience in syndication. NBC had optioned a reboot of the series created by Creator/BryanSinger and Creator/BryanFuller entitled ''Series/MockingbirdLane'', featuring Creator/JerryOConnell as Herman, Portia de Rossi as Lily, Creator/EddieIzzard as Grandpa, Mason Cook as Eddie, and Charity Wakefield as Marilyn. Oh, and it was to be a drama. The pilot episode aired as a TV special on October 26, 2012, but NBC didn't pick it up. In August 2017, another [[ContinuityReboot reboot of the series]] attempt was announced.


A MundaneFantastic DomCom that originally ran from 1964 to 1966 about a working class family of would-be monsters. Experienced surprising high ratings during the period before the ''{{Series/Batman}}'' TV series came on, revolutionizing color TV.

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A MundaneFantastic DomCom that originally ran from 1964 to 1966 about a working class family of would-be monsters. Experienced surprising surprisingly high ratings during the period before the ''{{Series/Batman}}'' TV series came on, revolutionizing color TV.


** In one episode, Grandpa telephones "the old country" and ends up with a switchboard operator whose mother he had bitten once, vampires tyle. The two briefly chat happily about the vampire bite in the same way a person might talk about having dated someone's mother, with the implication that the switchboard operator's mother had been flattered that a celebrity vampire like Dracula (i.e. Grandpa) had bitten her once.

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** In one episode, Grandpa telephones "the old country" and ends up with a switchboard operator whose mother he had bitten once, vampires tyle.vampire style. The two briefly chat happily about the vampire bite in the same way a person might talk about having dated someone's mother, with the implication that the switchboard operator's mother had been flattered that a celebrity vampire like Dracula (i.e. Grandpa) had bitten her once.


* YouFailHistoryForever: In ''The Treasure of Mockingbird Heights:'' Henry Morgan never came to North America. Furthermore, he was not hanged. (He was a rare famous pirate who retired without being executed or killed)

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* YouFailHistoryForever: ArtisticLicenseHistory: In ''The Treasure of Mockingbird Heights:'' Henry Morgan never came to North America. Furthermore, he was not hanged. (He was a rare famous pirate who retired without being executed or killed)


Though the Munsters themselves are often compared to the eponymous [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family]], there are considerable differences. The Addamses are in essence landed gentry (their history in the US goes back to the Pilgrim era), very refined and elegant, and independently wealthy; the Munsters are working-class recent immigrants (Grandpa having immigrated from Transylvania), and Herman has a quite coarse sense of humour. The Addamses are borderline supernatural in some undefined way; the Munsters are explicit monsters based on well-known horror archetypes. The most important difference, however, is in the respective families' views of themselves and the people around them; whereas the Addamses consider themselves (and ''only'' themselves) to be the "normal" ones, and cannot understand why the people they meet are so very strange, the Munsters believe themselves to be just like the people around them, and cannot understand why said people seem to think the family is so strange. (This is itself an extension of the socioeconomic angle: BlueBlood [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] thought they were the ''real'' America, and had no idea where the country they lived in came from; immigrants were convinced they worked hard to be every bit as American as everyone else, and were confounded that people still treated them differently.)

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Though the Munsters themselves are often compared to the eponymous [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family]], there are considerable differences. The Addamses are in essence landed gentry (their history in the US goes back to the Pilgrim era), very refined and elegant, and independently wealthy; the Munsters are working-class recent immigrants (Grandpa having immigrated from Transylvania), and Herman has a quite coarse sense of humour. The Addamses are borderline supernatural in some undefined way; the Munsters are explicit monsters based on well-known horror archetypes. The most important difference, however, is in the respective families' views of themselves and the people around them; whereas the Addamses consider themselves (and ''only'' themselves) to be the "normal" ones, and cannot understand why the other people they meet are so very strange, the Munsters believe themselves to be just like the people around them, and cannot understand why said people seem to think the family is so strange. (This is itself an extension of the socioeconomic angle: BlueBlood [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] thought they were the ''real'' America, and had no idea where the country they lived in came from; immigrants were convinced they worked hard to be every bit as American as everyone else, and were confounded that people still treated them differently.)


Though the Munsters themselves are often compared to the eponymous ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family]]'', there are considerable differences. The Addamses are in essence landed gentry (their history in the US goes back to the Pilgrim era), very refined and elegant, and independently wealthy; the Munsters are working-class recent immigrants (Grandpa having immigrated from Transylvania), and Herman has a quite coarse sense of humour. The Addamses are borderline supernatural in some undefined way; the Munsters are explicit monsters based on well-known horror archetypes. The most important difference, however, is in the respective families' views of themselves and the people around them; whereas the Addamses consider themselves (and ''only'' themselves) to be the "normal" ones, and cannot understand why the people they meet are so very strange, the Munsters believe themselves to be just like the people around them, and cannot understand why said people seem to think the family is so strange. (This is itself an extension of the socioeconomic angle: BlueBlood [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] thought they were the ''real'' America, and had no idea where the country they lived in came from; immigrants were convinced they worked hard to be every bit as American as everyone else, and were confounded that people still treated them differently.)

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Though the Munsters themselves are often compared to the eponymous ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family]]'', Family]], there are considerable differences. The Addamses are in essence landed gentry (their history in the US goes back to the Pilgrim era), very refined and elegant, and independently wealthy; the Munsters are working-class recent immigrants (Grandpa having immigrated from Transylvania), and Herman has a quite coarse sense of humour. The Addamses are borderline supernatural in some undefined way; the Munsters are explicit monsters based on well-known horror archetypes. The most important difference, however, is in the respective families' views of themselves and the people around them; whereas the Addamses consider themselves (and ''only'' themselves) to be the "normal" ones, and cannot understand why the people they meet are so very strange, the Munsters believe themselves to be just like the people around them, and cannot understand why said people seem to think the family is so strange. (This is itself an extension of the socioeconomic angle: BlueBlood [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] thought they were the ''real'' America, and had no idea where the country they lived in came from; immigrants were convinced they worked hard to be every bit as American as everyone else, and were confounded that people still treated them differently.)


Though the Munsters themselves are often compared to the eponymous ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family]]'', there are considerable differences. The Addamses are in essence landed gentry (their history in the US goes back to the Pilgrim era), very refined and elegant, and independently wealthy; the Munsters are working-class recent immigrants (Grandpa having immigrated from Transylvania), and Herman has a quite coarse sense of humour. The Addamses are borderline supernatural in some undefined way; the Munsters are explicit monsters based on well-known horror archetypes. The most important difference, however, is in the families' views of themselves and the people around them. The Addamses consider themselves perfectly normal, and cannot understand why the people they meet are so very strange; the Munsters believe themselves to be just like the people around them, and cannot understand why said people seem to think the family is so strange. (This is itself an extension of the socioeconomic angle: BlueBlood [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] thought they were the ''real'' America, and had no idea where the country they lived in came from; immigrants were convinced they worked hard to be every bit as American as everyone else, and were confounded that people still treated them differently.)

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Though the Munsters themselves are often compared to the eponymous ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family]]'', there are considerable differences. The Addamses are in essence landed gentry (their history in the US goes back to the Pilgrim era), very refined and elegant, and independently wealthy; the Munsters are working-class recent immigrants (Grandpa having immigrated from Transylvania), and Herman has a quite coarse sense of humour. The Addamses are borderline supernatural in some undefined way; the Munsters are explicit monsters based on well-known horror archetypes. The most important difference, however, is in the respective families' views of themselves and the people around them. The them; whereas the Addamses consider themselves perfectly normal, (and ''only'' themselves) to be the "normal" ones, and cannot understand why the people they meet are so very strange; strange, the Munsters believe themselves to be just like the people around them, and cannot understand why said people seem to think the family is so strange. (This is itself an extension of the socioeconomic angle: BlueBlood [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] thought they were the ''real'' America, and had no idea where the country they lived in came from; immigrants were convinced they worked hard to be every bit as American as everyone else, and were confounded that people still treated them differently.)


Though the eponymous Munsters are often compared to ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', there are considerable differences. The Addamses are in essence landed gentry (their history in the US goes back to the Pilgrim era), very refined and elegant, and independently wealthy; the Munsters are working-class recent immigrants (Grandpa having immigrated from Transylvania), and Herman has a quite coarse sense of humour. The Addamses are borderline supernatural in some undefined way; the Munsters are explicit monsters based on well-known horror archetypes. The most important difference, however, is in the families' views of themselves and the people around them. The Addamses consider themselves perfectly normal, and cannot understand why the people they meet are so very strange; the Munsters believe themselves to be just like the people around them, and cannot understand why said people seem to think the family is so strange. (This is itself an extension of the socioeconomic angle: BlueBlood [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] thought they were the ''real'' America, and had no idea where the country they lived in came from; immigrants were convinced they worked hard to be every bit as American as everyone else, and were confounded that people still treated them differently.)

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Though the eponymous Munsters themselves are often compared to ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', the eponymous ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family]]'', there are considerable differences. The Addamses are in essence landed gentry (their history in the US goes back to the Pilgrim era), very refined and elegant, and independently wealthy; the Munsters are working-class recent immigrants (Grandpa having immigrated from Transylvania), and Herman has a quite coarse sense of humour. The Addamses are borderline supernatural in some undefined way; the Munsters are explicit monsters based on well-known horror archetypes. The most important difference, however, is in the families' views of themselves and the people around them. The Addamses consider themselves perfectly normal, and cannot understand why the people they meet are so very strange; the Munsters believe themselves to be just like the people around them, and cannot understand why said people seem to think the family is so strange. (This is itself an extension of the socioeconomic angle: BlueBlood [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] thought they were the ''real'' America, and had no idea where the country they lived in came from; immigrants were convinced they worked hard to be every bit as American as everyone else, and were confounded that people still treated them differently.)


The humor of the series came from the odd juxtaposition of many [[AnimationTropes "cartoon"]] antics in a live-action series, namely "Fast Motion", as well as the fact that despite their gothic appearance, the family doesn't seem to think they're different from anyone else, with the exception of cousin Marilyn who didn't inherit "The Family Look". Though sometimes compared to ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', there are considerable differences. The Addamses are in essence landed gentry (their history in the US goes back to the Pilgrim era), very refined and elegant, and independently wealthy; the Munsters are working-class recent immigrants (Grandpa having immigrated from Transylvania), and Herman has a quite coarse sense of humour. The Addamses are borderline supernatural in some undefined way; the Munsters are explicit monsters based on well-known horror archetypes. The most important difference, however, is in the families' views of themselves and the people around them. The Addamses consider themselves perfectly normal, and cannot understand why the people they meet are so very strange; the Munsters believe themselves to be just like the people around them, and cannot understand why said people seem to think the family is so strange. (This is itself an extension of the socioeconomic angle: BlueBlood [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] thought they were the ''real'' America, and had no idea where the country they lived in came from; immigrants were convinced they worked hard to be every bit as American as everyone else, and were confounded that people still treated them differently.)

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The humor of the series came from the odd juxtaposition of many [[AnimationTropes "cartoon"]] antics in a live-action series, namely "Fast Motion", as well as the fact that despite their gothic appearance, the family doesn't seem to think they're different from anyone else, with the exception of cousin Marilyn who didn't inherit "The Family Look".

Though sometimes the eponymous Munsters are often compared to ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', there are considerable differences. The Addamses are in essence landed gentry (their history in the US goes back to the Pilgrim era), very refined and elegant, and independently wealthy; the Munsters are working-class recent immigrants (Grandpa having immigrated from Transylvania), and Herman has a quite coarse sense of humour. The Addamses are borderline supernatural in some undefined way; the Munsters are explicit monsters based on well-known horror archetypes. The most important difference, however, is in the families' views of themselves and the people around them. The Addamses consider themselves perfectly normal, and cannot understand why the people they meet are so very strange; the Munsters believe themselves to be just like the people around them, and cannot understand why said people seem to think the family is so strange. (This is itself an extension of the socioeconomic angle: BlueBlood [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] thought they were the ''real'' America, and had no idea where the country they lived in came from; immigrants were convinced they worked hard to be every bit as American as everyone else, and were confounded that people still treated them differently.)


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[[caption-width-right:350:Left to right: Eddie, Lily, Herman, Marilyn, and Grandpa.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Left [[caption-width-right:300:Left to right: Eddie, Lily, Herman, Marilyn, and Grandpa.]]

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** In one episode, Grandpa telephones "the old country" and ends up with a switchboard operator whose mother he had bitten once, vampires tyle. The two briefly chat happily about the vampire bite in the same way a person might talk about having dated someone's mother, with the implication that the switchboard operator's mother had been flattered that a celebrity vampire like Dracula (i.e. Grandpa) had bitten her once.


The humor of the series came from the odd juxtaposition of many [[AnimationTropes "cartoon"]] antics in a live-action series, namely "Fast Motion", as well as the fact that despite their gothic appearance, the family doesn't seem to think they're different from anyone else, with the exception of cousin Marilyn who didn't inherit "The Family Look". Though sometimes compared to ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', there are considerable differences. The Addamses are in essence landed gentry (their history in the US goes back to the Pilgrim era), very refined and elegant, and independently wealthy; the Munsters are working-class recent immigrants (Grandpa having immigrated from Transylvania), and Herman has a quite coarse sense of humour. The Addamses are borderline supernatural in some undefined way; the Munsters are explicit monsters based on well-known horror archetypes. The most important difference, however, is in the families' views of themselves and the people around them. The Addamses consider themselves perfectly normal, and cannot understand why the people they meet are so very strange; the Munsters believe themselves to be just like the people around them, and cannot understand why said people seem to think the family is so strange. (This is itself an extension of the socioeconomic angle: blue-blood [=WASPs=] thought they were the ''real'' America, and had no idea where the country they lived in came from; immigrants were convinced they worked hard to be every bit as American as everyone else, and were confounded that people still treated them differently.)

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The humor of the series came from the odd juxtaposition of many [[AnimationTropes "cartoon"]] antics in a live-action series, namely "Fast Motion", as well as the fact that despite their gothic appearance, the family doesn't seem to think they're different from anyone else, with the exception of cousin Marilyn who didn't inherit "The Family Look". Though sometimes compared to ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', there are considerable differences. The Addamses are in essence landed gentry (their history in the US goes back to the Pilgrim era), very refined and elegant, and independently wealthy; the Munsters are working-class recent immigrants (Grandpa having immigrated from Transylvania), and Herman has a quite coarse sense of humour. The Addamses are borderline supernatural in some undefined way; the Munsters are explicit monsters based on well-known horror archetypes. The most important difference, however, is in the families' views of themselves and the people around them. The Addamses consider themselves perfectly normal, and cannot understand why the people they meet are so very strange; the Munsters believe themselves to be just like the people around them, and cannot understand why said people seem to think the family is so strange. (This is itself an extension of the socioeconomic angle: blue-blood [=WASPs=] BlueBlood [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] thought they were the ''real'' America, and had no idea where the country they lived in came from; immigrants were convinced they worked hard to be every bit as American as everyone else, and were confounded that people still treated them differently.)

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* RealAfterAll: In "If a Martian Answers, Hang Up", Herman mistakenly thinks he's contacted extraterrestrials via radio. At the end of the episode, a real alien does call in and is rudely rebuffed.


** Or put hair on a bowling ball! ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny SERIOUSLY]]''

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** Or put hair on a bowling ball! ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments SERIOUSLY]]''

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