Throwback Thursday – The Munsters [WATCH]
The show debuted in September 1964 and ran through the May of 1966 and featured a goofy and campy monster family.
Universal Studios produced this show and since they owned the rights to all the classic horror characters fo the 1930's and 40's, they could use them any way they wanted.
They created the typical family of the 1960's which included the wage earning dad, the housekeeper mom, the teenager, the adoring young child, and the live in relative/
The twist here, dad was the Frankenstein monster, which they named Herman and made him a first class goof ball.
Mom was the daughter of Dracula, the child was kind of a hybrid vampire wolfman combo, the grandfather was count Dracula, and the teenager they just made a normal blond beauty named Marylyn
The show's initial run didn't score that great, but went it went to syndication, it found a huge audience of fans. That includes me!
Fred Gwynne's character, Herman Munster, was hilarious and it actually cured my fear of the Frankenstein monster.
Al Lewis as Grandpa Munster (Count Dracula), helped make the show even funnier.
I have all 70 episodes on video and I still laugh whenever I watch them.
So there you have it, my Throwback Thursday memory, 'The Munsters'.