The Munsters (1964–2004)
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Pike's Pique 

A new pipeline must be installed underneath the Munsters' house, but Herman and Grandpa are having their doubts about it.


Seymour Berns




Episode cast overview:
Yvonne De Carlo ... Lily Munster
Al Lewis ... Grandpa
Beverley Owen ... Marilyn Munster
Butch Patrick ... Eddie Munster
Fred Gwynne ... Herman Munster
Richard Deacon ... Borden T. Pike
Jane Withers ... Fanny Pike
Pat Harrington Jr. ... Sonny Harkness
Henry Hunter Henry Hunter ... The Mayor
Joe Brooks ... The 1st Workman


A new pipeline must be installed underneath the Munsters' house, but Herman and Grandpa are having their doubts about it.

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Release Date:

22 October 1964 (USA) See more »

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Kayro-Vue Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The value of the USD 6,500.00 received by The Munsters, for the right of passage plus a bonus, in 1964 would be equivalent to USD 52,930.76 in 2018, if adjusted for US Inflation. See more »


When Herman lifts the couch, the shadow of the forklift that is actually lifting the couch is visible. See more »


Lily Munster: Herman, you certainly have a good heart.
Herman Munster: The best money can buy!
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References My Little Margie (1952) See more »

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"Men like you give gas a bad name!"
28 March 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Three very familiar faces from classic-era TV and/or movies guest starred in this episode: Richard Deacon, Pat Harrington Jr., and Jane Withers.

The title to this episode refers to Deacon's character, "Borden T. Pike," who is manager of the city gas company which is determined to run a pipeline through the neighborhood, which includes underneath the Munsters house. Withers plays "Fanny," Deacon's jealous wife.

After frazzled employees come back to Deacon's office explaining they saw monsters, while accidentally digging into the Munsters basement, Pike goes to look for himself, determined not to be taken in. Thus, when he sees the Munster family he figures it's all a ruse so he's not scared or intimidated.....until Grandpa turn into a bat. Then Pike splits, in a hurry.

The next scenes are the best as Pike has his insanely jealous wife meet a couple of the Munsters and Grandpa gives the utility guy a hard time. There are some very funny lines in here, such as near the end when Pike's boss tell him, "Men like you give gas a bad name!"

In the end, pun intended, things work out to everyone's satisfaction, including Pike's marriage. "After meeting you," Pike writes to Herman, "my wife and I have never looked so good to each other."

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