Friday, July 10, 2020

TV Quote of the Day (‘The Munsters,’ As Herman Becomes a Beat Poet for the Night)

[A gang of hipsters, lured by a rock ‘n’ roll band, has descended on 1313 Mockingbird Lane. The Munsters come home and, against their initial instincts, find themselves drawn to the youngsters—with Herman even corralled to address the small gathering.]

Lily Munster [played by Yvonne De Carlo]: “Oh dear, I think he's going to recite!

Herman Munster [played by Fred Gwynne]:
“Ibbedy bibbedy, sibbedy sab,
Ibbediy bibbedy canal boat.

“Dictionary down the ferry,
Mary, Mary quite contrary.

[nervously]: Ehm...
“Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear,
Fuzzy Wuzzy lost his hair.

“Scooba doo and scooba die,
That's chicken's not too young to fry.

“Life is real, life is earnest.
If you're cold, turn up the furnace.”

[Uncertainly, grasping the moment for a quick exit] “Eh, I, I thank you.”

[Riotous applause]

Man with the Beard [played by Zalman King]: “Man, that guy is deep!”— The Munsters, Season 1, Episode 26, “Far Out Munsters,” original air date Mar. 18, 1965, teleplay by Dick Conway, Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher, directed by Joseph Pevney

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