Amid all the opera, obscure classical composers, literature and art, I broke down and bought the complete series of "The Munsters" on DVD. There's some nostalgia in watching it again, to be sure, but now I listen to the lines with an adult point of view, and there definitely were some things going over my younger head way back then. Chemistry between actors Fred Gwynne (Herman), Al Lewis (Grandpa), Yvonne De Carlo (Lily), Butch Patrick (little Eddie) and (apologies) the various actresses who played Marilyn between the series and the later movie was brilliant. Generous special features on this Universal DVD set provide portraits of the actors behind the Munsters' make-up, besides a study in 1960's pop culture and TV.
I also don't mind hearing the music for "The Munsters" again. The composer was Jack Marshall, and his Munsters theme almost won a Grammy in 1965.
May 4, Brighton Dam Azalea Gardens
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