The Munsters was the ultimate sitcom for a young lad like myself, back in the day. It had everything a boy could want:
The Munsters had horror puns up the yin yang.
Every kid goes through a corny joke phase, and The Munsters was all up in that business with a vengeance.
Ex. "Hey, I learned how to gila monster with a broken heart...get her fiance to give her diamondback!" HAHAHAHA (kids laugh uncontrollably while they groan like Lurch and roll their eyes)
Most of all, though, kids were into monsters. The show was essentially Donna Reed with freaking monsters. The Addams Family was great, but a lot of the humor was lost on me. Plus, Gomez and Morticia looked ready to get down to the business of f***ing at any moment.... I didn't know what sex was, but I felt uncomfortable nonetheless.
So, in honor of a show that made my childhood just a little bit more enjoyable, here's a few Munster odds and ends. Enjjoy.
Here's an article from a fanzine reminiscing about these two shows, with an interview with Pat Priest.
A 1967 Munsters Gold Key Comic..
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The Munsters Theme
And last but not least....
The Official Munsters Magazine (1965) DOWNLOAD