The Munsters

The Munsters (1964)

15 mistakes in season 1

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Come Back, Little Googie - S1-E25

Other mistake: When Eddie's naughty little friend goes to shake hands with Herman they insert a quick close up of a hand buzzer in his hand, only it's obviously an adult's wrinkly hand.

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Suggested correction: Most doctors keep patients waiting much longer than this. The clock should have read 9:45 at least.

Pike's Pique - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: After Grandpa says good night, there is a huge cloud of smoke, signifying his change to a bat. As the smoke clears, in the lower right corner of the screen, Grandpa can be seen ducking out of the shot.

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Mummy Munster - S1-E32

Continuity mistake: The doors to the room where Herman is in the sarcophagus case are matching when the man finds them locked, but a moment later the door the man breaks through is darker colored.

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Munsters on the Move - S1-E27

Visible crew/equipment: As Herman comes over to talk to Dennison, you can see a cord trailing from camera right to his right leg, and a connection hanging out of his pants leg. Possibly for a microphone, or a power cord for the cooling unit in his suit.

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Low-Cal Munster - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: After Herman bursts through the door, he comes to the block wall. When he knocks down a section, it can be seen that is was specially set up. The edges on either side of the section are clean and neat rather than jagged as a broken wall would be.

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Herman Picks a Winner - S2-E16

Herman: After I'm through with you, you're never going to gamble again as long as you live.
Eddie: How much do you wanna bet?
Herman: I'll bet you a quarter, and I'll give you two to one!

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Answer: The comedic gimmick of both "The Munsters" and "The Addams Family" television shows in the 1960s was that both families were convinced they were normal and everyone else they encountered was odd. The Addams Family, for example, thought their "normal" visitors were mentally unbalanced because they always fled the Addams' weird home in panic. That was a running gag throughout the entire Addams Family series, so much so that easily half of nearly every episode was devoted to the predictably terrified reactions of their visitors (always accompanied by identical canned laughter). Meanwhile, in the Munsters' universe, the family thought "normal" people were physically deformed and even quite hideous. For example, the Munsters believed that their beautiful niece, Marilyn, was socially handicapped by her ugliness (the exact opposite of the truth); and, in the episode "Just Another Pretty Face" (S2E17), when Herman Munster was temporarily transformed into a "normal" person, his entire family found him utterly repulsive. The family's hidden revulsion to "normal" people was the running gag of The Munsters.

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Answer: They do not see themselves as being the different ones.

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