The Munsters (1964–1966)
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Will Success Spoil Herman Munster? 

Herman records his own version of 'Dry Bones' as a lark on a tape recorder belonging to one of Eddie's friends. Before he knows it, the song, now known as 'That's how Herman was born' is ... See full summary »

Director:

Ezra Stone

Writers:

Lou Shaw (teleplay), Joe Connelly (teleplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Fred Gwynne ... Herman Munster
Yvonne De Carlo ... Lily Munster
Al Lewis ... Grandpa
Pat Priest ... Marilyn Munster
Butch Patrick ... Eddie Munster
Frank Evans ... Bill
Nolan Leary ... The Judge
Gary Owens ... Dick Willet

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Herman records his own version of 'Dry Bones' as a lark on a tape recorder belonging to one of Eddie's friends. Before he knows it, the song, now known as 'That's how Herman was born' is number three in the top forty for two consecutive weeks. Lily starts to worry that Herman's ego is expanding uncontrollably. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Trivia

The title is a parody of the movie title Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957). See more »

Goofs

None of the stomping noises Herman makes while singing are heard back on the tape when it is played back later on. See more »

Quotes

Grandpa: [shouting] I'm a mad genius! A mad genius! Today, Mockingbird Heights...
[throws his switch three times]
Grandpa: ... tomorrow the world!
[his index finger ignites]
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Connections

References Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

That's how Herman was born
Adapted and Composed by Jack Marshall and Bob Mosher
Performed by Fred Gwynne
Guitar performed by Jack Marshall
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Herman The Pop Star
15 October 2018 | by Jimmy_the_Gent4See all my reviews

Eddie borrows his friend's tape recorder and Herman records a song on it. It turns out Eddie's friend's father is a DJ and plays the recording on his show.

A very funny episode. Herman sings the old folk song Dry Bones and he becomes a hit. The family hears the song on the radio not knowing it's Herman and think it's awful. Garry Owens (later of Laugh In) plays the DJ. Herman starts acting conceited and the family wants to stop his music career. Lily has some funny nightmares about Herman on a Shindig type show (dressed like Marlon Brando from The Wild One). Funniest scene is Grandpa ruining Herman's voice with "nothin muffins". His voice sounds like one of the Chipmunks!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1965 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Kayro-Vue Productions See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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