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The Munsters Revenge

The Munsters Revenge (1981) starring Fred Gwynne, Yvonne DeCarlo, Al Lewis, Sid CaesarThe Munsters Revenge (1981) starring Fred Gwynne, Yvonne DeCarlo, Al Lewis, Sid Caesar

buy The Munsters Revenge from Amazon.com What makes The Munsters’ Revenge different from so many other “reunion” TV movies of the 1980’s?  For starters, it’s worth watching.  Although the plot is weak at best, the interplay between the characters of Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne), Grandpa (Al Lewis) and Lily (Yvonne DeCarlo) is hilarious and priceless.  For these three actors, it’s as though the series never ended – that’s how effortlessly they make it appear in recreating their characters.  The set is wonderfully recreated as well, and fans of the original TV series will not be disappointed.  Also, comedy legend Sid Caesar makes his appearance as the evil villain, and Sid Caesar is funny doing anything – even comedy as “unusual” as the Munsters.

Plot Synopsis of The Munsters Revenge, starring Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne DeCarlo, Sid Caesar

The owner of a wax museum (Sid Caesar) has an exhibit dedicated to the Munsters. When he uses robots that look like Herman (Fred Gwynne) and Grandpa (Al Lewis) to pull a jewelry heist, everyone thinks that the real Herman and Grandpa did it. They must prove their innocence and uncover the real thieves.

Funny Movie Quotes from The Munsters Revenge

Lily Munster (Yvonne DeCarlo): Everybody’s here except poor Marilyn.
Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne): You can’t blame them, they don’t want to scare away the customers.

Eddie Munster: Let me take a picture so I can show the guys in the Bat ‘n Ball club just how famous my family really is.
Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis): Bat club? Hey, Eddie, you could get into that kind of a club on my name alone!
Eddie Munster: Well, I don’t know, Grandpa, they don’t take just anybody.
Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne): Eddie, we’re just not anybody, son.
Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis): That’s right, Eddie, your father’s a little bit of everybody and your grandpa has got some of the best blood in Europe flowing through them veins…

Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne): [to a wax statue of himself] Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do, you rascal!

The Raven: Eleven O’Clock and all is well… but what do I know?

Lily Munster (Yvonne DeCarlo): I just talked to aunt Elvira. She’s flying in from Salem… for the Halloween holiday.

Phantom of the Opera: You’ll see, when I attain superstardom, it will be because of this magnificent voice, not because I’m just another pretty face.

The Boy: I’ll never forget it, that face… there was blood dripping from the fangs.
Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis): That’s impossible! I’ve been on the wagon for over a year.
Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne): That’s right, you can ask ’em down at the B.S.A.
Chief Boyle: The Boy Scouts of America?
Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis): Blood Suckers Anonymous.

Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis): [locked in a jail cell] Herman, I have slept in just about every closet and coffin in the world, but this place give me crosstophobia!

Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis): You hear that, Herman, hm? The pride of Transylvania treated like a common criminal. Heh, Well, I’ll tell ya, that’s enough to drive a man to drink! Hm. Oh, what I wouldn’t give for a nice Bloody Mary. Or Dorothy or Emily.

Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis): [addressing the Cave Girl Robot] Excuse me, my dear, could I interest you in a little bite?
Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne): Grandpa, she’s only a robot. That woman can not talk.
Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis): I know… those are the best kind.

Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne): I don’t wanna hear one more word about food until I’m being fed!
Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis): [Grandpa sees a great amount of money being passed from one person to another] Holy Transylvania, look at that lettuce!
Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne): What?
Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis): What a load of cabbage!
Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne): Cabbage?
Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis): I’ve never seen so much bread!
Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne): Lettuce, cabbage, bread, Grandpa, you’ve got a mean streak in you!

Glen: [about Herman and Grandpa] I have to take them in… to, eh jail.
Marilyn Munster: And let them get brutalized?
Glen: Nobody’s gonna brutalize them.

Dr. Diablo (Sid Caesar): [an alarm goes off] What’s with the music?

Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne): [disguised as a waitress] I hope nobody gets fresh. You know how hard it is for me to say no.

Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne): [disguised as a waitress] Are my seams straight?
Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis): [also in disguise] They are… Unfortunately, your legs are crooked.

Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis): [disguised as a waitress] We’re new here.
Slim: She hasn’t been new anywhere in years!

Dr. Diablo (Sid Caesar): Now, gentlemen, as you know, the National Gallery has been kind enough to make a little celebration for us on Halloween and I have a little surprise for them, that’s gonna make all you gentlemen, and especially me, very rich.

Phantom of the Opera: [singing] Deck the halls with strings of garlick, falalala lalalala. Arsenic eggnogs make us frolic, falalala lalala laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Igor: Herman, oh! I remember you when you could hardly walk.
Igor: Guess we did a pretty good job, eh?
Igor: He seems to be holding together quite well.

Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis): [trying out his life giving potion on Igor] Here goes nothing!
Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne): Cross your fingers…
Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis): Please. No crosses!

Dr. Diablo (Sid Caesar): I’m gonna throw a party, I mean the party of all party. I mean it’s gonna be a party that even Nero and Caligula would be jealous of.

Dr. Diablo (Sid Caesar): A man in his lifetime has only one night like this! I’ll have nothing interfere with mine.

The Raven: Ten O’Clock and boy, is this a dull party!

Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne): I wish Grandpa were here and maybe he’d get one of my good ideas.