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Theme music composer  Jack Marshall
First episode date  8 October 1988
5.3/10 IMDb

Genre  Sitcom
Country of origin  United States
Network  Broadcast syndication
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Directed by  Norman AbbottBob ClaverBonnie FranklinPeter IsacksenMarlene LairdLee LochheadRuss PetrantoScott RedmanDoug Rogers
Starring  John SchuckLee MeriwetherHoward MortonJason MarsdenHilary Van Dyke
Composer(s)  Bill FultonLarry Groupé
Awards  Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Hairstyling, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Makeup
Cast  Lee Meriwether, John Schuck, Jason Marsden, Howard Morton, Hilary Van Dyke

The Munsters Today is an American sitcom and sequel to the original 1964–66 sitcom The Munsters that aired in syndication from October 8, 1988 to May 25, 1991.


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This color revival of The Munsters starred John Schuck (as Herman), Lee Meriwether (Lily), Howard Morton (Grandpa), Hilary Van Dyke (Marilyn) and Jason Marsden (Eddie), and broadcast 72 episodes from October 8, 1988, to May 25, 1991, giving it more first-run episodes than the original series. The pilot explained the 22-year gap following the original series by showing the family as they were in 1966 when an accident took place; the family then proceeds to wake up in 1988.

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The series lasted three seasons on syndicated television, and proved popular with international audiences. It was created following a failed attempt to revive the show with most of the original cast (Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis and Yvonne De Carlo) in the 1981 NBC telefilm The Munsters' Revenge. Gwynne turned down the chance to reprise his role as Herman, while Lewis expressed unhappiness at not being asked to return as Grandpa.

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Some episodes have Herman singing words to the theme song, which include "We're the Munsters, we went to sleep 20 years ago".

Unaired pilot

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An unaired pilot written by Lloyd J. Schwartz was filmed featuring a different Marilyn than the one who appeared in the series to follow (Hilary Van Dyke). The Marilyn in the pilot was Mary Ellen Dunbar, who bore resemblance to the Marilyn portrayed in the old series. The pilot began in black and white with the family as they were in 1966 and later changed to color.

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Grandpa creates a "Sleeping Machine" which makes the user fall asleep for a selected amount of time. While the victim is asleep, his/her age does not change. The machine was tested on the entire family. When Grandpa sets the dial for 30 minutes and shuts the door, a flash of light and a falling beam change the dial to "Forever." Twenty-two years later, a developer named Mr. Preston (Dave Madden) and his assistant want to buy the Munsters' home and turn it into a parking lot. Mr. Preston and his assistant are exploring the house. Mr. Preston forces his employee to search Grandpa's lab; after getting tangled in spider webs he knocks the dial to "off." The Munster family awakens to the world of 1988. They all struggle to find their way in the strange new era.


  • John Schuck - Herman Munster
  • Lee Meriwether - Lily Munster
  • Jason Marsden - Edward "Eddie" Wolfgang Munster
  • Hilary Van Dyke - Marilyn Munster
  • Howard Morton - "Grandpa" Vladimir Dracula
  • Special guest stars

  • Kaye Ballard - Mother Nature
  • Billy Barty - Genie
  • Shelley Berman - Sam Hawkins
  • Jonathan Brandis - Matt Glover
  • Dr. Joyce Brothers - Mrs. Cousins
  • Ruth Buzzi - Dracula's Mother
  • Gordon Cooper - Himself
  • Bill Daily - Count Strimpkin
  • Dustin Diamond - Rob
  • Moosie Drier - Andy Graves
  • Nancy Dussault - Dr. Sandra Brown
  • Nanette Fabray - Dottie
  • Norman Fell - Mr. Maurice
  • Kathleen Freeman - Grandma
  • George Furth - Dr. Carver
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor - Herself
  • Kip King - Burt Fearman
  • Dave Madden - Mr. Preston
  • Eddie Mekka - Mr. Sweetzer
  • Richard Moll - Genghis Khan
  • Pat Morita - Neighbor
  • Don Most - Barney Morley
  • Lois Nettleton - Jessica Brown
  • Marcia Wallace - Dr. Susan Evans
  • Jo De Winter - Katja Dracula
  • Yetta - Shirley
  • Recurring cast

  • Mary Cadorette - Dee Dee Nelson
  • Richard Steven Horvitz - Howie Buchanan
  • Greg Mullavey - Roger Nelson
  • Scott Reeves - Dustin Nelson
  • References

    The Munsters Today Wikipedia