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  • This series' title was supposedly derived from combining the words "fun" and "monsters".

  • Lily Munster's original first name was Phoebe in the pilot. The pilot of the series was in color.

  • Fred Gwynne also played Herman's twin brother Charlie and a reject creation of Doctor Frankenstein's named Johann.

  • Beverley Owen played Marilyn for the first 13 episodes and Pat Priest replaced her for the remainder of the series.

  • Beverly Owen's final episode was "Family Portrait".

  • Bill Mumy was the original choice for Eddie Munster, but his parents didn't approve of the extensive makeup that would be used for his character. He would eventually guest on the episode "Come Back, Little Googie", playing an incorrigible brat, during the first season.

  • The occasional role of Mr. Gateman was played by John Carradine.

  • The uncredited voice of The Raven was supplied by Mel Blanc. On the rare occasions Blanc was unavailable, the Raven's voice was supplied by Bob Hastings.

  • Grandpa wasn't Grandpa Munster. He was Lilly's father, and their family name was "Dracula".

  • Other member's of the Munster family were Lily's brother (and Grandpa's son) a werewolf named Lester and Uncle Gilbert, the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

  • The Munsters lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Mockingbird Heights.

  • The name of the funeral parlor that Herman worked for was Gateman, Goodbury and Graves.

  • Eddie's pet dragon that lived under the stairs was named Spot.

  • Eddie's stuffed wolf was named Wolf Wolf.

  • Grandpa's pet bat was named Igor.

  • Grandpa's Drag-u-la racer was only used in one episode, despite being shown in the end credits of every 2nd season episode.

  • The Munster Koach, and the Dragula car were both built by Hollywood car customizer George Barris.

  • In the episode "Just Another Pretty Face", Fred Gwynne appears without his makeup. In that episode, Herman was struck by lightning and was turned into a "normal" human being.

  • During the first season, Fred Gwynne appeared last in the opening credits. After that he always appeared first.

  • Herman and Lilly were the first married couple in a TV series to share the same bed.

  • The character 'Herman Munster' was ranked #19 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).

  • Fred Gwynne (Herman) starred in various series including "Car 54 Where Are You?" as Officer Francis Muldoon with Al Lewis. He has also starred in movies including "Fatal Attraction", "Pet Sematary" and "My Cousin Vinny".

  • Yvonne DeCarlo (Lily) has starred in many films including "The Mark of Zorro", "The Ten Commandments" and recently "American Gothic". She has also guest starred in "The Virginian", "Bonanza" and "Tales from the Crypt".

  • Al Lewis (Grandpa) starred as Officer Leo Schnauser in the series "Car 54, Where Are You?" with Fred Gwynne, and the movie "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?". He has also guest starred in "Lost in Space" and "The Phil Silvers Show".

  • Pat Priest (Marilyn) has guest starred in the series "Bewitched", "The Virginian", "Perry Mason" and "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea".

  • Butch Patrick (Eddie) has guest starred in the series "The Untouchables", "Gunsmoke" and "Rawhide".

  • Butch Patrick (Eddie) now lives in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida and maintains the official Munsters website.