Munsters: Complete First Season

Munsters: Complete First Season

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The Munsters, the continually popular situation comedy about a loving family of monsters, sees every episode from its first season collected on this box set. Each episode is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. There are no supplementalSee more details below

Overview

The Munsters, the continually popular situation comedy about a loving family of monsters, sees every episode from its first season collected on this box set. Each episode is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but television enthusiasts and fans of the show will enjoy this set.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
It's a retro-TV conundrum: The Addams Family or The Munsters? Both premiered in 1964, lasted two seasons, and were consigned to the TV graveyard within a week of each other. But while The Addams Family was more sophisticated and wickedly funny, The Munsters was much more kid friendly. Father Herman (Fred Gwynne) isn't a monster; he's just built that way. The childlike, Frankensteinian behemoth is oblivious to the fact that his mere appearance scares everyone silly. Herman got the show's biggest laughs by simply engaging in everyday paternal activities, such as playing baseball. What kid doesn't fantasize having a dad who could hit a baseball seven blocks, as Herman does in "Herman the Rookie" -- guest star Leo Durocher exclaims, "I don't know whether to sign him with the Dodgers or send him to Vietnam." The series, from the creators of Leave It to Beaver, puts a macabre spin on the traditional all-American sitcom family, with vampira mom Lily (Yvonne De Carlo), batty Grandpa (Al Lewis), and wolfboy Eddie (Butch Patrick). Also sharing the Munster home at 1313 Mockingbird Lane is beautiful niece Marilyn, whose normal appearance the family pities. This first season is a real scream, with such series benchmark episodes as "A Walk on the Mild Side," in which insomniac Herman's nighttime strolls terrorize the populace. Lending support throughout the season is a gallery of beloved TV faces, including Paul Lynde and Sid Melton ("Rock-a-Bye Munster"), Richard Deacon ("Pike's Pique"), Gavin MacLeod ("The Sleeping Cutie"), Harvey Korman ("Family Portrait"), Billy Mumy ("Come Back, Little Googie"), and Don Rickles ("Dance with Me, Herman"). The Munsters was not created to win Emmys, and it's nice to see that, thanks to DVD, less distinguished, but fondly remembered series such as this don't have to stay buried.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/2004
UPC:
0025192573828
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
16:06:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Includes the never-before-seen pilot episode

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1, Side A
1. Meet the Folks [2:48]
2. Who Are the Munsters? [8:19]
3. At the Party [11:00]
4. Invited In [3:19]
1. A Wonderful Evening [2:46]
2. Love Potion [10:58]
3. The Wrong Recipient [9:52]
4. Animal Magnetism [1:50]
1. Dead on Your Feet [2:21]
2. Monster Talk [13:15]
3. The Midnight Marauder [8:29]
4. Insomnia Cured [1:22]
1. Having a Baby [2:51]
2. Ask Dr. Dudley [7:06]
3. Used Cars [12:51]
4. Happy Birthday [2:36]
1. Underground Draft [3:01]
2. Breaking Into the Cellar [10:34]
3. Shafted by the Pikes [10:00]
4. It's in the Blood [1:50]
1. Trying to Lose Weight [2:11]
2. Physical Examination [8:44]
3. Special Diet [11:54]
4. Munster in Uniform [2:34]
Side #2 -- Disc 1, Side B
1. Eddie's Flunking [1:41]
2. Second Chance [11:29]
3. The Science Fair [10:37]
4. A New Project [1:37]
1. Tying Knots [2:22]
2. The Masked Marvel [10:54]
3. Throwing the Match [10:02]
4. A Real Hero [2:07]
1. One of Those Days [2:18]
2. Herman's Twin Brother [12:57]
3. A No-Good Phony [8:27]
4. It Better Be Good [1:42]
1. Mail - Order Bride [3:10]
2. One Foot in the Grave [8:45]
3. Sign the Papers [11:17]
4. The Black Widow [2:12]
1. Dead Tired [3:03]
2. A Regular Monster [12:09]
3. Robbing the Bank [7:35]
4. Good to Be Back [2:36]
1. Turning Water Into Gas [2:30]
2. Gas Pills and Sleeping Potions [11:07]
3. The Oil Prince [9:18]
4. Off the Market [2:30]
1. The Average Family [1:44]
2. Chosen by Statistics [11:35]
3. Getting the Shot [9:47]
4. Laughing it Off [2:18]
Side #3 -- Disc 2, Side A
1. Going for Good [3:41]
2. He'll Be Back [8:39]
3. Night Club Count [11:13]
4. Back With the Family [1:50]
1. Overdrawn [1:58]
2. Lily Gets a Job [11:25]
3. Reading Palms [11:04]
4. Holding Hands [:59]
1. Going Camping [2:30]
2. The Great Outdoors [10:34]
3. Running With the Pack [10:09]
4. De-Wolfed [2:10]
1. Kicked Out of College [2:19]
2. A Full Scholarship [9:41]
3. Fair Play [11:08]
4. Moose and Marilyn [2:19]
1. Herman the Ham Operator [3:45]
2. Kid Stuff [9:04]
3. End of the World [10:42]
4. Rude Earthlings [1:56]
1. I Think Eddie's Home [2:07]
2. Call Me "Shorty" [10:18]
3. Growth Potion [11:33]
4. No More of Grandpa's Ideas [1:26]
1. School Pet Fair [2:59]
2. Spoiled Bat [7:01]
3. Sold to Science [13:03]
4. Mistaken Identity [2:23]
Side #4 -- Disc 2, Side B
1. Trust Me [3:00]
2. A Simple Withdrawal [9:07]
3. Caught Making a Deposit [11:41]
4. The Mystery Men [1:39]
1. Parents' Night Invitation [2:16]
2. Dancing Lessons [9:23]
3. Out of Rhythm [12:01]
4. Better at His Own Game [1:46]
1. Moonlighting [1:45]
2. Detective Academy [10:38]
3. Chasing Yourself [11:00]
4. Can't Fail [2:00]
1. Social Requirements [2:31]
2. Party 'Til Dawn [9:58]
3. Marriage Counseling [11:12]
4. Fun at Home [1:43]
1. Eddie's Playmate [2:53]
2. Practical Jokester [10:48]
3. Monkey Business [9:30]
4. Bad Companion [2:17]
1. Eddie's Music [3:15]
2. The Standells [8:48]
3. Gettin' Groovy [11:56]
4. Back to Normal [1:25]
1. Herman Gets Promoted [2:34]
2. Open House [10:47]
3. Our Home Is Our Castle [10:10]
4. The Original Owners [1:54]
Side #5 -- Disc 3, Side A
1. Insurance Fraud [3:04]
2. Staged Accident [12:13]
3. Hollywood Herman [8:30]
4. Taking Care of Business [1:38]
1. Fly Ball [3:15]
2. A Business Proposition [8:23]
3. Tryouts With the Pros [11:24]
4. Here We Go Again [2:23]
1. First Prize Winner [2:45]
2. A Membership at the Club [8:17]
3. Overclubbed [12:32]
4. Keep Up the Chip Shot [1:51]
1. Hitting the Jackpot [2:54]
2. A Golden Opportunity [7:22]
3. Prince Charming [3:08]
4. The Shocking Truth [9:05]
1. A Great Discovery [2:16]
2. Nice Place to Nap [9:00]
3. Rise and Shine [12:12]
4. Wild Assignment [1:57]
1. A Useful Contribution [2:43]
2. Landing a Job [8:52]
3. Getting Jealous [11:11]
4. How the Other Half Lives [2:39]
1. Talent Night [1:44]
2. Magic Slippers [7:57]
3. Tough Act to Follow [12:51]
4. Playing Tricks [2:54]
Side #6 -- Disc 3, Side B
1. Vacation Time Again [2:51]
2. A Real Ghost Town [10:55]
3. Back From the Dead [9:08]
4. No Place Like Home [2:33]
1. The Drag Races [2:41]
2. Fixing Up the Family Coach [8:34]
3. "Drag-u-la" [12:22]
4. Loosened Up [1:43]
1. Demanding a Raise [3:23]
2. Fired? [7:52]
3. All Washed Up [12:29]
4. You're So Forceful [1:42]
1. Herman to the Rescue [2:38]
2. Telling Tall Tales [9:49]
3. Face to Face [10:59]
4. We Believe You [1:55]

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