Herman Hits the Road in Not-So-Great Britain-and It's "Munster Go Home"!

Posted on November 11, 2023

Tonight on MeTV, we present an American export to England- that might just be refused! It’s not like the British Invasion of the ‘60s that brought us various rock groups- but this 1960s invasion homes in on English aristocracy-when Herman Munster arrives with his freaky family to claim his rightful inheritance of a title and the attached ancestral manor- though not resulting in torches and pitchforks, there is a negative reaction from the local citizenry, and murderous treachery from his very own British relatives, all rallying to the battle cry of-"Munster Go Home"!

This horror-comedy, obviously with its roots in television, joins the Don Knotts’ vehicle “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” as one of the most requested movies from our Sven library, though the all-time champ remains “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein’. It does have its detractors in horror fans who are not big fans of the high dosage of humor, but every time we run it, that is out-weighed by the number of viewers who enjoy it. One thing we have learned- you can’t please everyone all the time!

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On to our story- Herman returns home from work one night, and is met by his family, in a somber mood due to some news they have received. That mood changes when Lily reveals the news that Herman has inherited his adopted family's estate in England- as well as the official title of lordship! The newly-appointed "Lord Munster" and family depart from their haunted home at 1313 Mockingbird Lane, and board an ocean liner bound for Great Britain.

Traveling on the high seas causes a high rate of seasickness in Herman, who ends up looking even greener than usual ( yes, unlike the TV show, this film presents the family in full color). Always prepared, Grandpa has a sure remedy in his bag of tricks and potions, guaranteed to change Herman’s condition. That backfires when the so-called cure affects him instead-causing a Larry Talbot-related transformation! While the rest of the family deals with that, Marilyn, the Munster niece “cursed” with being a pretty young woman with zero resemblance to any horror creature- begins a shipboard romance with a handsome English lad, with a beautiful car he’s taking home via the ship- but, before it gets too far, he ends up making Marilyn angry at him. Let’s face it, the Love Boat, this isn’t!

Meanwhile, at the about-to-be-inherited Munster Hall in England, the current residents- Herman’s spiteful British relatives - are dead set against Herman stepping in to take over the estate and the title of Lordship, infringing on their rights and station. “Dead” ends up being the operative word as they begin hatching nasty plots designed to stop their American cousin permanently! When Herman and family finally arrive at Munster Hall, they are “greeted” by dastardly cousin Freddie, his sister Grace, and Aunt Effigie. On the very first night in the manor, the scheming British Munsters launch their scheme to frighten the American interlopers away- not realizing that scares and horror are a basic and cherished way of life for their American cousins. It’s decided that much more extreme - and deadly - measures are necessary if they wish to retain their home and ensure that the title of lord of the manor will end up with fiendish Freddie.

On their first day at the manor, Marilyn sets out on a bicycle ride to explore the local countryside- and quite literally runs into the patriarch of a neighboring estate. She is warmly welcomed to the gentleman’s home- until it is discovered who she is related to, since this upper-class family has a long-standing feud with the Munster clan! Not only that- but her shipboard Romeo makes a sudden re-appearance- and is the son of this family! As sworn enemies of the Munsters, they no longer welcome Marilyn-who is quite happy to leave once she spots their offensive offspring,

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Things only get worse when the locals follow suit in making the Munsters feel like outcasts. It falls to Herman to redeem his family’s good name, and prove worthy of his new title, by winning the area's yearly road race -in spite of opposing the other feuding family, and the treacherous members of his own familial group out to sabotage him!

This 1966 film was , as we mentioned, the first time fans would see the Munster family in color, and on the big screen. It also provides the first appearance of the famed “Drag-u-la” hot rod designed for the movie (and then brought into the TV show) by the late George Barris. We’ll run down the roster of the familiar TV cast-including our friend Butch Patrick as Eddie- and introduce the third actress to play Marilyn, Debbie Watson- along with familiar faces from TV shows like "Andy Griffith", "Hogan's Heroes", and "Chips" - plus more cast members including motion pictures stars and a horror icon! We’ll also give you a look at our legendary search for the Munsters' cars among all the historic and Hollywood vehicles at the famed Volo Auto Museum- and bring back a favorite bit where classic TV characters bid farewell to Herman!

"Munster Go Home" comes into your home tonight on MeTV at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central- and, for those unsure where and when to tune in where you live- just check your local listings or at www.metv.com . Don’t forget you are invited to live-Tweet during the show along with fans from all over the country on Twitter- using the hashtag #svengoolie. Our Chicago area viewers can get an encore of the William Shatner arachnid epic “Kingdom of the Spiders” at 11 am on our main local station, CW 26 !

Make sure you check out the MeTV Mall here on our website- with a great new variety in store, including this year’s Sven “ugly Christmas sweater”- and watch for more new items soon. A word to the wise-if you have an interest in the merchandise, especially as gifts, order early – lately it seems items sell out pretty quickly!

Join us tonight on MeTV for Herman’s new role as English aristocracy- and as a race car driver who should have put the brakes on that idea from the start!

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abc123 7 months ago
Made a change in my verse after uploading the video. First one to spot it has eagle eyes!
CountCurt 7 months ago


I am sure we are starting to experience ants in our pants.
Does anyone remember the game Ants In Your Pants?
I also played thr game Cooty where you build bugs.
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PatS abc123 7 months ago
With the follow-up, "Incredible Edibles" -- creepy designs that one could make, bake AND eat!
RobBarnes abc123 7 months ago
that looks alot newer, mine would have been circa 1970
CountCurt RobBarnes 7 months ago
I know Creepy crawlers very well. They were a lot of fun.
CountCurt PatS 7 months ago
Hello Pats
I had the Incredible Edibles. I saved up my allowance and had money from doing chores for neighbours. I lived in a small town that had sold a combo of sporting goods, bicycles, electronics and toys.
The goop to make them had terrible artificial flavours that only a kid would like. Gosh I sound like I am one of the Waltons. I probably would have been Jim-Bob lol.
abc123 7 months ago
Came up with my movie snack idea while driving home. I have Frozen Meatballs. I have BBQ Sauce. I have Toothpicks. That means I have Giant Ants! If I add hot sauce, I have Fire Ants! Feel free to steal this idea.
CountCurt abc123 7 months ago
Very Ant 🐜! Good job
MrsG abc123 7 months ago
Aha ! BrilliANT abc123 *_*
Katink abc123 7 months ago
Great idea, abc!
deadringer42 7 months ago
The newest little Sven fan is getting to go home after a week in the NICU. 😃😃😃😃
MrsG deadringer42 7 months ago
Yahooo yippee yo yippee YAY ~ oh happy day *_*
Katink deadringer42 7 months ago
Fantastic news, dr42!
PatS deadringer42 7 months ago
Thanks for letting us know the good news!
VanGooliac deadringer42 7 months ago
Good to hear, deadringer42!
Klaatu 7 months ago
Ya know, popcorn could be the perfect food group for watching movies. Minimal mess, minimal effort, maximum reward.
abc123 Klaatu 7 months ago
and can be seasoned a million different ways!
CountCurt Klaatu 7 months ago
Popcorn is MMM
Catbat 7 months ago
I'm starting to get antsy 🐜
MrsG Catbat 7 months ago
Svenettes should be rehearsing our *ants in the pants dance* 💃*_*💃
CountCurt Catbat 7 months ago
I hope you don’t get ants in your pants.
Katink MrsG 7 months ago
I like the part in the choreography where we use our tap shoes to simulate stomping on ants, MrsG!
Cartoondave 7 months ago
With Empire of the ants coming on Sven tomorrow night I'm thinking about watching it on a blanket instead of my usual chair and probs having popcorn or something picknicky?
MrsG Cartoondave 7 months ago
Oh You make it FUN , and MJ can join You ( that is kitty’s name , right ? ) ^_^
Just sound the alarm...
Cartoondave MrsG 7 months ago
No A.J. MJ was Catbat's cat
MrsG Cartoondave 7 months ago
Oh sorry Cartoondave ~ thank You *_*
Cartoondave MrsG 7 months ago
No worries MrsG
DrFish28136 7 months ago
Don’t Ask for whom the blog turns over
It turns for thee
Klaatu 7 months ago
Happy heavenly birthday to Rock Hudson. Great actor in many great movies…and my favorite (although odd-ball) was “Man’s Favorite Sport”.💕
DrFish28136 Klaatu 7 months ago
born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr
CountCurt Klaatu 7 months ago
I read a number of accounts that he was a nice man. Unfortunately, grew up in a time that he had to be closeted about his sexuality.
Aceman2 7 months ago
I was diagnosed with Tom Jones disease. I asked my doctor if it was common. He said, it's not unusual.

My soda exploded all over Elvis the other day! I think it was all shook up.
Klaatu Aceman2 7 months ago
Ha! All I can say is 🙄🙄🙄
Katink Aceman2 7 months ago
Good ones, Aceman!
CountCurt 7 months ago

There is a small ant hill under this plant. I will deal with it in Spring unless Dame Joan Collins is willing to assist me.
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Jack CountCurt 6 months ago
Oh duh! The first picture was Rachel McAdams!

Apparently, people people are building replicas of the prop house. Here’s one in the garden at the Cape Hotel in Húsavík...Here's another (or the same has moved?)...

Alfhólur are real outside of the movies, tho’...
CountCurt Jack 6 months ago
I believe it came out in 2020
CountCurt Jack 6 months ago
Thanks for sharing.
CountCurt Jack 6 months ago
Well I never go out of my way.
Fun Facts ( or just facts) about Eurovision:
ABBA won the contest which led to their fame.
Our Canadian Celine Dion won representing Switzerland.
CountCurt 7 months ago

I am in the process of winterizing my garden.
Klaatu CountCurt 7 months ago
I always seek the highest authority on weather:
CountCurt Klaatu 7 months ago
I always wondered what they discussed behind closed doors.
LmerFudd 7 months ago
I'm just taking a break from tending to my backyard. Still lots to do here at the Chateau d'Fudd.
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MrsG LmerFudd 7 months ago
Excellent TZ episodes , excellent actor ~ 10-Q Lmer and DrFish @_@
1MikeM LmerFudd 7 months ago
It's always good to have a second pair of eyeglasses. He should've went to America's Best. 2 pairs of glasses for $79.95.
CountCurt LmerFudd 7 months ago
You have a fair amount of work to do but I know you can do it.
CountCurt DrFish28136 7 months ago
It looks like Burgess Meredith was just as crazy off screen as he was on screen.
DrFish28136 7 months ago

On this day in 1994, Star Trek: Generations enjoyed its silver screen premiere for audiences in Hollywood, California. Written by Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, and Ronald D. Moore, the first cinema adventure for the crew of the Starship Enterprise-D was directed by David Carson. It starred Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, and Malcolm McDowell; and here's the plot summary as provided by IMDB.com:

"With the help of long presumed dead Captain Kirk, Captain Picard must stop a deranged scientist willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter a space matrix."
1MikeM DrFish28136 7 months ago
Excellent movie! "It was...fun."
RobBarnes DrFish28136 7 months ago
Merry Christmas Papa. Picard: "I Have Kids!?"
DrFish28136 7 months ago

Early in his career, Stephen Root played a small role in Robocop 3 (1993). He's also enjoyed exposure on Golden Years, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Quantum Leap, and Amazon's The Man In The High Castle. Root was born on this day in 1951.
LmerFudd DrFish28136 7 months ago
Where's his red stapler? Classic!!
DrFish28136 7 months ago

Yeah. You just sit there and drink your morning coffee, actor Robert Brown, for in your role as 'Lazarus' for Star Trek's first season episode -- "The Alternative Factor" -- your existence is about to get a whole lot less peaceful. Enjoy that coffee while you can; it's the last your character will get for some time. You and your damn, damn space coffee. In any event, the actor's professional resume adds up to a slim 30+ entries, most of which was in more mainstream fare than I generally promote in this space. He did squeeze in a visit to television's Fantasy Island, for good measure. Though he's no longer with us, Brown was born on this day in 1926.
Drang DrFish28136 7 months ago
Don't forget the fantasy aspect of the theme song of what is referred to around here (Seattle) as "that show", not to mention strolling from "downtown Seattle" up to "Bridal Veil" (Snoqualmie) Fslls, and back, in a morning.
DrFish28136 Drang 7 months ago
Unbrided enthusiasm
CountCurt Drang 7 months ago
I used to watch a Seattle TV Station KCPQ. They would always say aim your antenna to Bremerton.
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