The Munsters (1964–1966)
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Munster the Magnificent 

Herman becomes a magician to participate in a talent show of Eddie's school.


Norman Abbott


James B. Allardice (as James Allardice), Tom Adair | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Fred Gwynne ... Herman Munster
Yvonne De Carlo ... Lily Munster
Al Lewis ... Grandpa
Pat Priest ... Marilyn Munster
Butch Patrick ... Eddie Munster
David Ketchum ... The Master of Ceremonies
Stuart Nisbet ... The 2nd Father
Eddie Ryder Eddie Ryder ... The 1st Father


Eddie announces that there will be a talent show in his school, and has chosen Herman to participate doing something. Herman gets worried, because he doesn't know what to prepare for the event. Grandpa will help Herman using, of course, his magician skills. In the laboratory, Grandpa shows Lily a pair of magic dance slippers for Herman, and a bunch of jars with magic dust to dance in almost every stile. After trying to sing a tune, Herman accedes to try the slippers and the magic dust, but the spell fails and poor Herman leaves the house dancing in a strange and uncontrollable way for 3 hours. Then, Herman decides to prepare a magic show. But he doesn't have the talent of a skilled magician and Lily asks Grandpa that helps Herman, in order to make some successful tricks in the talent show. During the event, Herman is a success with Marilyn as his assistant, and he even tells some jokes for his audience. However, he starts to feel important in front of Grandpa, and he'll try an ... Written by Alejandro Frias

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David Ketchum (Master of Ceremonies) is most famous for playing 'Agent 13' on the 1960s sitcom Get Smart (1965). The agent was often seen in recurring jokes on the show, such as hiding in unusual places like mailboxes or fire hydrants. See more »


Grandpa: You are going to sing?
Herman Munster: That's right. And why not? After all, as they used to say: Herman Munster has the finest set of pipes in Transylvania.
Grandpa: Herman, they were talking about your circulatory system, not your singing!
Herman Munster: Very funny.
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Herman The Entertainer
22 December 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Here's another episode dealing Grandpa and his famous potions, which half of the time don't work but produce funny results, whether they work or not. In this case, he uses a potion on Herman to give him some talent, since has "volunteered" for Eddie's school's Talent Night.....and Herman has no talent! We can vouch for that when Herman practices singing. He's brutal.

Magic ballet slippers will give him instant talents, thinks Grandpa. "I got the recipe from Hans Christian Anderson," says the mad scientist. "The shoes, and some magic dancing powder thrown on them, will do the trick." Grandpa makes them specially for Herman (size 26E) but Herman thinks they will make him look "like a Communist, or something." He asks for the soft-shoe powder because "there always was a little Gene Kelly in me." However, Grandpa sprinkles ballet dust on them and Herman tip toes through the house, pirouettes out the door, etc.

To make a long story short, Eddie volunteers his father as a magician so, naturally, Grandpa has to do all the work and Herman winds up learning a lesson in humility - nothing new for this ham.

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13 May 1965 (USA) See more »

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Kayro-Vue Productions See more »
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