The Munsters

The Munsters

(CBS, 1964-'66) situation comedy

Another joke at the expense of Rhode Island (and noted short actor Mickey Rooney) comes from this show's season one, episode three, entitled "Walk on the Mild Side." Grandpa (Al Lewis) shows off his "enlarging machine," invented to make grandson Eddie (Butch Patrick) taller:

Grandpa: Why, with this machine, I could make Rhode Island the size of Texas. We'll make millions, and I'll make them bigger! I could even make the world's biggest Mickey Rooney!

The episode originally aired October 8, 1964.

Grandpa, Eddie, and Marilyn Munster discussing Grandpa's invention
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