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The following is an episode list for the CBS sitcom The Munsters. The series broadcast on September 24, 1964, and ended on May 12, 1966. A feature length film, Munster, Go Home!, was released on June 15, 1966, as a spin-off from the main series. A second spin-off, called The Munsters' Revenge, aired on television 15 years later on February 27, 1981, but with the same three leads.[1]

SeasonsEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD volume DVD release date
1 38 19641965 1 August 24, 2004
2 32 19651966 2 October 25, 2005
Munster, Go Home! September 26, 2006
(3) 1 1981 The Munsters' Revenge

Pilot EpisodesEdit

# Title Original airdate
Pilot My Fair Munster Unaired
Filmed in color.
Pilot My Fair Munster Unaired
A second version of the pilot. This story later became the second episode of the first season.

Season 1: 1964 – 1965Edit

# Total Title Written by Directed by Original airdate
1 1 Munster Masquerade September 24, 1964 (1964-09-24)
Marilyn's boyfriend invites the Munster clan to a masquerade. Marilyn goes as Priscilla, Lily is Little Bo Peep, Grandpa is Napoleon and Herman is King Arthur in a suit of shining armor.

Guest Star: Mabel Albertson as Agnes Daly

2 2 My Fair Munster (originally the second pilot) October 1, 1964 (1964-10-01)
Concerned over Marilyn's difficulty in keeping boyfriends, Grandpa cooks up a love potion and slips it into her oatmeal. But when Marilyn doesn't eat breakfast, the potion ends up in the wrong mouth.

Guest Star: John Fiedler as Warren Bloom the Mailman

3 3 Walk on the Mild Side October 8, 1964 (1964-10-08)
Suffering from insomnia caused by high electrical bills, Herman begins going on midnight walks while a prowler is on the loose. Meanwhile, Grandpa invents an "enlarging machine".

Guest Star: Cliff Norton as Police Chief W.R. Harris

4 4 Rock-A-Bye Munster October 15, 1964 (1964-10-15)
Herman and Grandpa eavesdrop on Lily and Marilyn and get the impression that Lily is pregnant. But the playmate she's expecting for Eddie is just Dr. Dudley's son, Elmer.

Guest Stars: Paul Lynde as Dr. Dudley, Sid Melton as Diamond Jim

5 5 Pike's Pique October 22, 1964 (1964-10-22)
The city's gas department wants to run a pipeline 25 feet (7.6 m) under the Munsters' house. Unfortunately, at that level it runs straight into Grandpa's laboratory.

Guest Stars: Richard Deacon as Border T. Pike, Pat Harrington as Sonny Harkness

6 6 Low-Cal Munster October 29, 1964 (1964-10-29)
Herman wants to attend a reunion of his army buddies, but can't fit into his uniform. Lily doesn't want him to go, so they make a deal that if Herman can lose enough weight to fit into the uniform, she'll let him go.

Guest Star: Paul Lynde as Dr. Dudley, Michael Jackson as TV Announcer

7 7 Tin Can Man November 11, 1964 (1964-11-11)
Eddie is in danger of being expelled from school. His only chance to prevent this is doing a great project for the school's science fair.
8 8 Herman the Great OriginalAirDate = November 12, 1964 (1964-11-12)
Herman becomes a professional wrestler, the Masked Marvel, after he demonstrates his superhuman strength for Eddie's friend, the son of a pro wrestling manager.

Guest Stars: Gene LeBell as Tarzan McGirk, Billy Varga as Strangler Murphy

9 9 Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie November 19, 1964 (1964-11-19)
Herman's twin brother Charlie, a fast-talking con artist, comes to town and ends up staying at the Munster home against Herman's wishes.

Guest Star: Mike Mazurki as Leo "Knuckles" Kraus

10 10 Autumn Croakus November 26, 1964 (1964-11-26)
Feeling lonely, Grandpa contacts a matrimonial agency that promises to find him a mate. The agency sends over an attractive elderly woman who's not quite as harmless as she looks.

Guest Star: Neil Hamilton as Malcolm

11 11 The Midnight Ride of Herman Munster December 3, 1964 (1964-12-03)
Herman falls asleep in the back of his car, leaving the keys in the ignition. The car is stolen by a couple of bank robbers who aren't aware that Herman is lying in the back seat.

Guest Star: Maxie Rosenbloom as Big Louie

12 12 The Sleeping Cutie December 10, 1964 (1964-12-10)
In an attempt to cure Marilyn of insomnia, Grandpa accidentally gives her a Sleeping Beauty potion and she can't wake up until she is kissed by a prince.

Guest Star: Gavin MacLeod as Paul Newmar

13 13 Family Portrait December 17, 1964 (1964-12-17)
The Munsters have been chosen by Event Magazine as the average American family. Insulted by being labeled average, Grandpa disappears, jeopardizing the photo opportunity and the prize money that accompanies it.

Factoid: This is the last episode with Beverly Owen as Marilyn. The colorized version of this episode will be released as a single DVD October 7, 2008. Both the original black and white and colorized version will be on the same DVD.

Guest Star: Harvey Korman as Lennie Bates

Grandpa Leaves Home December 24, 1964 (1964-12-24) 14 14
Grandpa feels neglected and decides to move out. Lily and Herman think it's just a ploy to get attention, expecting he'll soon come slinking back.

Factoid: This is the first episode with Pat Priest as Marilyn.

Title = Herman's Rival December 31, 1964 (1964-12-31) 15 15
Lily thinks that Herman has lost his savings to a bad investment when, in fact, he lent it to her brother, the Wolf Man.
Grandpa's Call of the Wild January 7, 1965 (1965-01-07) 16 16
Herman takes the family on a camping trip. After a dinner by the campfire, Grandpa hears the howls of the wolves and reminisces about his days in the old country. Herman and Lilly tell Grandpa not to do it after what happened last time. After another wolf howl upon the other Munsters going to sleep, Grandpa starts howling as well. The next morning, Grandpa is missing until the other Munsters find Grandpa in the form of a Transylvanian Wolf within the custody of the local rangers. Now the Munsters must get Grandpa out of the camping grounds and back to the house in order to use one of the potions to get Grandpa back to normal.
All-Star Munster January 14, 1965 (1965-01-14) 17 17
Herman goes to Marilyn's college to straighten out a tuition matter. In searching for the dean's office, he wanders into the gym and is mistaken for a basketball star who is supposed to tryout that day.

Guest Star: Pat Buttram as Pop Mallory

If a Martian Answers, Hang Up January 21, 1965 (1965-01-21) 18 18
When Herman fools around with a ham radio in Grandpa's dungeon, he thinks he's contacted Martians.

Guest Star: Herbert Rudley as Captain Halbert

Eddie's Nickname January 28, 1965 (1965-01-28) 19 19
Eddie wants to quit school because all the kids there call him Shorty. Grandpa tries to brew a potion to make Eddie grow six inches (152 mm) overnight.

Guest Star: Paul Lynde as Dr. Dudley

Title = Bats of a Feather OriginalAirDate = February 4, 1965 (1965-02-04) EpisodeNumber = 20 EpisodeNumber2 = 20
Eddie needs an impressive pet to take to the school pet fair. When Igor the bat gets insulted by one of Herman's wisecracks and flies away, Grandpa changes himself into a bat to impersonate Igor.

Guest Star: Alvy Moore as Dr. Grant

Title = Don't Bank on Herman OriginalAirDate = February 11, 1965 (1965-02-11) EpisodeNumber = 21 EpisodeNumber2 = 21
Herman and Grandpa go to the bank to make a withdrawal, but they are mistaken for bank robbers and handed $18,000 in cash.
Title = Dance With Me, Herman OriginalAirDate = February 18, 1965 (1965-02-18) EpisodeNumber = 22 EpisodeNumber2 = 22
In order to accompany Marilyn to her school dance, Herman decides to take up dancing lessons.

Guest Star: Don Rickles as "Doc" Happy Havemeyer

Title = Follow That Munster OriginalAirDate = February 25, 1965 (1965-02-25) EpisodeNumber = 23 EpisodeNumber2 = 23
Herman sneaks out each night to train to become a detective. Lily suspects he's having an affair and hires the detective agency where Herman is working to have him followed.
Title = Love Locked Out OriginalAirDate = March 4, 1965 (1965-03-04) EpisodeNumber = 24 EpisodeNumber2 = 24
After Herman gets home late from an office party, Lily locks Herman out of their bedroom. When they are unable to reconcile, Lily and Herman seek counseling.
Title = Come Back, Little Googie OriginalAirDate = March 11, 1965 (1965-03-11) EpisodeNumber = 25 EpisodeNumber2 = 25
Grandpa is under the impression that he's turned Eddie's friend Googie into a monkey.

Guest Star: Billy Mumy as Googie Miller

Title = Far Out Munsters OriginalAirDate = March 18, 1965 (1965-03-18) EpisodeNumber = 26 EpisodeNumber2 = 26
A rock group called The Standells pays the Munsters an exorbitant fee to use their house for the weekend. When the Munsters can't adjust to the cleanliness of their hotel, they return home to find a wild party. The Standells perform a cover of The Beatles', I Want to Hold Your Hand.

Guest Stars: The Standells as Themselves, Zalman King as Beared Man

Title = Munsters on the Move OriginalAirDate = March 25, 1965 (1965-03-25) EpisodeNumber = 27 EpisodeNumber2 = 27
In order to accept a promotion, Herman has to shuffle his family off to Buffalo. Eddie refuses to go. Grandpa has already sold the house to a wrecking company, so the Munsters have no choice but to wage war.
Title = Movie Star Munster OriginalAirDate = April 1, 1965 (1965-04-01) EpisodeNumber = 28 EpisodeNumber2 = 28
A pair of con artists wants to stage a phony accident as an insurance scam. When they stumble upon Herman, they realize they've found the perfect patsy.

Guest Star: Jesse White as J.R. Finlater

Title = Herman the Rookie OriginalAirDate = April 8, 1965 (1965-04-08) EpisodeNumber = 29 EpisodeNumber2 = 29
Leo Durocher, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, needs a power hitter for his team. When he gets conked on the head by one of Herman's line drives from eight blocks away, he believes he has his man.

Guest Star: Leo Durocher as Himself, Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch as Himself

Title = Country Club Munsters OriginalAirDate = April 15, 1965 (1965-04-15) EpisodeNumber = 30 EpisodeNumber2 = 30
The Munsters win a membership to the highly exclusive Mockingbird Heights Country Club, but the membership board wants to get a close look at the family to see if they meet the club's standards.
Title = Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights OriginalAirDate = April 22, 1965 (1965-04-22) EpisodeNumber = 31 EpisodeNumber2 = 31
The Munsters receive $180,000 in gold doubloons from Uncle Gilbert in Transylvania. When their bank's assistant manager arrives to pick up the money for deposit, he falls for Marilyn.
Title = Mummy Munster OriginalAirDate = April 29, 1965 (1965-04-29) EpisodeNumber = 32 EpisodeNumber2 = 32
Herman arranges to meet Marilyn at the natural history museum. But he accidentally gets himself locked inside an Egyptian sarcophagus, where a sleeping pill he had taken earlier kicks in.

Guest Stars: Philip Ober as Dr. Wilkerson, Pat Harrington, Jr. as Thatcher

Title = Lily Munster, Girl Model OriginalAirDate = May 6, 1965 (1965-05-06) EpisodeNumber = 33 EpisodeNumber2 = 33
Feeling useless, Lily searches for a job. She lands a position as a fashion model, causing Herman to become wildly jealous and transform himself into a swinging playboy.

Guest Star: Roger C. Carmel as Laszlo Brastoff

34 34 Munster the Magnificent May 13, 1965 (1965-05-13)
Eddie volunteers Herman as a performer for his school's talent night. Since Herman has no discernible talent, Grandpa conjures up a pair of magic ballet shoes that will make him a gifted dancer, but Eddie already has him billed as a magic act.

Guest Star: Dave Ketchum as Master of Ceremonies

35 35 Herman's Happy Valley May 20, 1965 (1965-05-20)
Herman purchases 10 acres (40,000 m2) in Happy Holiday Valley through a magazine ad. It turns out to be a patch of wasteland in a broken-down ghost town, so the Munsters absolutely adore it.
36 36 Hot Rod Herman May 27, 1965 (1965-05-27)
Believing that his father is the greatest driver in the world, Eddie volunteers Herman and his car, the Munster Koach, for a drag race.
E37 37 Herman's Raise June 4, 1965 (1965-06-04)
Edged on by Lily, Herman demands a raise from his boss Mr. Gateman. He is promptly fired. Afraid of Lily's reaction, he pretends that he is still going to work, when he's actully trying out new jobs.

Guest Stars: John Carradine as Mr. Gateman, Benny Rubin as Tom Fong

38 38 Yes, Galen, There Is a Herman June 10, 1965 (1965-06-10)
Herman saves the life of a young boy, Galen, by bending the bars his head is stuck between. They become close friends, but Galen's parents think Uncle Herman is a figment of the boy's imagination.

Guest Stars: Brian Nash as Galen Stewart, Harvey Korman as Dr. Leinbach

Season 2: 1965 – 1966Edit

# Total Title Original airdate

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep1">1</td><td>39</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Herman's Child Psychology" </td><td>September 16, 1965 (1965-09-16)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep2">2</td><td>40</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Herman the Master Spy" </td><td>September 23, 1965 (1965-09-23)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep3">3</td><td>41</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Bronco Bustin' Munster" </td><td>September 30, 1965 (1965-09-30)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep4">4</td><td>42</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Herman Munster, Shutterbug" </td><td>October 7, 1965 (1965-10-07)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep5">5</td><td>43</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Herman, Coach of the Year" </td><td>October 14, 1965 (1965-10-14)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep6">6</td><td>44</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Happy 100th Anniversary" </td><td>October 21, 1965 (1965-10-21)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep7">7</td><td>45</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Operation Herman" </td><td>October 28, 1965 (1965-10-28)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep8">8</td><td>46</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Lily's Star Boarder" </td><td>November 4, 1965 (1965-11-04)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep9">9</td><td>47</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"John Doe Munster" </td><td>November 11, 1965 (1965-11-11)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep10">10</td><td>48</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A Man for Marilyn" </td><td>November 18, 1965 (1965-11-18)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep11">11</td><td>49</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Herman's Driving Test" </td><td>November 25, 1965 (1965-11-25)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep12">12</td><td>50</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Will Success Spoil Herman Munster?" </td><td>December 9, 1965 (1965-12-09)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep13">13</td><td>51</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Underground Munster" </td><td>December 16, 1965 (1965-12-16)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep14">14</td><td>52</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Treasure of Mockingbird Heights" </td><td>December 23, 1965 (1965-12-23)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep15">15</td><td>53</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Herman's Peace Offensive" </td><td>December 30, 1965 (1965-12-30)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep16">16</td><td>54</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Herman Picks a Winner" </td><td>January 6, 1966 (1966-01-06)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep17">17</td><td>55</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Just Another Pretty Face" </td><td>January 13, 1966 (1966-01-13)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep18">18</td><td>56</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Big Heap Herman" </td><td>January 20, 1966 (1966-01-20)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep19">19</td><td>57</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Most Beautiful Ghoul in the World" </td><td>January 28, 1966 (1966-01-28)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep20">20</td><td>58</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Grandpa's Lost Wife" </td><td>February 3, 1966 (1966-02-03)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep21">21</td><td>59</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Fregosi Emerald" </td><td>February 10, 1966 (1966-02-10)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep22">22</td><td>60</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Zombo" </td><td>February 17, 1966 (1966-02-17)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep23">23</td><td>61</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Cyrano de Munster" </td><td>February 24, 1966 (1966-02-24)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep24">24</td><td>62</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Musician" </td><td>March 3, 1966 (1966-03-03)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep25">25</td><td>63</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Prehistoric Munster" </td><td>March 10, 1966 (1966-03-10)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep26">26</td><td>64</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A Visit from Johann" </td><td>March 17, 1966 (1966-03-17)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep27">27</td><td>65</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Eddie's Brother" </td><td>March 24, 1966 (1966-03-24)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep28">28</td><td>66</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Herman, the Tire Kicker" </td><td>March 31, 1966 (1966-03-31)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep29">29</td><td>67</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A House Divided" </td><td>April 7, 1966 (1966-04-07)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep30">30</td><td>68</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Herman's Sorority Caper" </td><td>April 14, 1966 (1966-04-14)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep31">31</td><td>69</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Herman's Lawsuit" </td><td>April 21, 1966 (1966-04-21)</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep32">32</td><td>70</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A Visit from the Teacher" </td><td>May 12, 1966 (1966-05-12)</td></tr>

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