Happy 50th anniversary to ‘The Munsters’! Here’s a look back at the groovy ghoulie sitcom which made its debut today in 1964.
“They just don’t make men like you anymore.” – Lily Munster to Herman in “My Fair Munster” episode
But from the opening grooves of its surfadelic theme song, America fell in love with suburbia’s most frighteningly family at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. The series parodied Leave It To Beaver and Father Knows Best — the popular sitcoms of the day. It became an instant hit. The chemistry and timing between Harvard alum Gwynn and vaudeville stage actor Lewis became one of the greatest duos in television history. And we all wanted to ride in their suped-up custom ghoul-mobile and catch a glimpse of the family pet (dragon), Spot. Yes, The Munsters were the nicest monsters one could ever hope to meet. Fifty years later, the sitcom has captured a whole new generation of fans thanks to the wonder of syndication.