Since Herman Munster never seemed to follow instructions very well, it’s no surprise that, tonight on MeTV, instead of following the admonishments to stay home for safety- he would actually travel with his freaky family as far away as Great Britain to claim his rightful place among English aristocracy- resulting in an uprising among the citizenry and treachery from the British branch of his own relatives embodied by the outcry of-"Munster Go Home"!
This horror-comedy, with deep roots in television history, is close to equal stature with “ The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” as one of the most requested movies from our Sven library! It all kicks of when Herman comes home from work and walks smack into a family meeting that seems to foretell something serious The mood changes when Lily gives Herman the news that he has inherited his adopted family's estate in England- along with the official title of lordship! The newly-appointed "Lord Munster" and his 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 some high seasickness in Herman, who ends up looking even greener than usual. Grandpa’s got a potion to change Herman’s condition-but it ends up changing HIM instead- and not for the better! While all this is taking place, Marilyn, the Munsters’ niece cursed with being a pretty young woman with no resemblance to any horror creature, seems to be on the verge of a shipboard romance with a handsome English lad. He has a beautiful car he’s taking across the pond on the ship- but ends up making Marilyn get cross with him. So much for a melding of beauty and the Brit !
Meanwhile, the situation at the about-to-be-inherited Munster Hall in England is getting tense. The current residents- Herman’s evil 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. They begin hatching nasty plots to stop their American cousin- permanently! When the Munsters finally make their arrival 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 are their cup of tea – or hemlock. It’s decided that extreme and deadly measures are necessary in order to retain their home and insure that the title of lord of the manor will end up with fiendish Freddie.
When Marilyn sets out on a bicycle to explore the local countryside- she 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, since this upper-class family has a long standing feud with the Munster family! Not only that- but she finds her shipboard Romeo makes a sudden re-appearance- and is the son of this family! As sworn enemies of the Munster clan, they no longer welcome Marilyn-who is quite ready to leave once she spots their offensive offspring –and soon, 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 the opposing family in their feud, and the treacherous members of his own familial group !
This 1966 film was the first time fans would see the Munster family not only on the big screen, but also in color-as well as 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 one more look at our legendary search for the Munsters' cars among all the historic and Hollywood vehicles at the famed Volo Auto Museum- along with another visit with Kerwyn working from home!
"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 to live-Tweet during the show along with our fans on Twitter- using the hashtag #svengoolie -where we continue to trend among the most popular topics online. Our Chicago area viewers can get an encore of the classic Karloff “Frankenstein” at 11 am on the U !
We appreciate the good wishes from all of you as we ride out this terrible pandemic- and are happy that YOU’RE happy to see the films we have worked to bring back to entertain you while our production has been halted. We’re grateful for your understanding the situation – please know we are working on ways to present new movies in the future.
Join us for the Munsters tonight, as they prove to be our country’s most unwelcome export to the British Isles !