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Fatherly advice from Herman Munster to his son, Eddie.
This is what separated the show from the other shows on air at the time. The Munsters, if to be compared to anything at all, is not to be compared to The Addams Family, but to Bewitched. In a way, both shows had a deep metaphor of suburban racism and trying to accept someone for their character, not their sexuality or their race. Notice in this show there was an episode where a whole scene was a homosexuality gag and all the characters acted 100% alright with the concept of it.
Why making the outside people see Herman as a monster worked so well is that in a way, it’s saying that we aren’t as positively mature as The Munsters. Herman Munster, although seemingly childish, is a lot smarter than the general society of the era. He doesn’t let that standard of a middle aged man get in the way of how he acts and how the age treats other people. This scene is what The Munsters was all about. The problem is, fifty years later this is still an issue.
I love Herman Munster. This is why I love Herman Munster and why he will forever be one of my favourite characters of all time. He’s titled as the average American man, but beyond fun and games he’s a character who people should strive to be in real life. He just wants to have fun and do the right thing at the same time.
I had to get this off of my chest because this is why I love the show. It isn’t for the front of it, it’s for Herman mainly and what the show really teaches the watcher whether they know it or not. This show didn’t say it was alright to be different, it said it didn’t matter. After all, what matters is the size of your heart and the strength of your character. Experience makes the person, not the excuse.
what was the homosexuality gag?? i don’t remember one but i’ll be happy to know about it.
They had a scene in the episode where Herman needs to get his license and the man who is going to give him his tests mistakes the license for a marriage license between Grandpa and Herman. Even if Grandpa and Herman didn’t want to get married to each other with no one blaming them at that, they and the testing man didn’t act like their was anything wrong with two people of the same sex getting married.
"Munster, Go Home!" threw that out the window.
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