It is time for scary Halloween monsters to show up. In the 1960s, we had the not-so-scary television show called “The Munsters.” This sitcom played on CBS on Thursday nights from 1964 to 1966. It was about the daily life of an unusual family trying to live a usual life. Here is the opening sequence from the second season:
Herman Munster, portrayed by Fred Gwynne, sings and plays guitar in this clip. Pay attention to the raven in the clock:
The man who gets credit for the voice of the raven in “The Munsters” is Mel Blanc. You might know him as the voice of Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck or Porky Pig or Tweety or Sylvester or Yosemite Sam or Wile E. Coyote or dozens more characters. He was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Western Addition neighborhood.
He died at age 81 in 1989. Here is the announcement of his death and a tribute to his work on CNN:
Although the black and white sitcom “The Munsters” was cancelled 49 years ago, it is coming back to television on NBC’s COZI TV network. Here is the info: