One of the most anticipated pilots of the season is Bryan Fuller’s Mockingbird Lane, a modern day version of The Munsters; and now we are getting the first pictures of the new Munsters. What is so fitting about these photos of Jerry O’Connell as Herman, Portia de Rossi as Lily and Mason Cook as Eddie, is that they were taken by the original Eddie. That’s right the man in the top two pictures is Butch Patrick
who was the first little boy to play with Spot. Now he is all grown up and he got to visit the set before they wrapped production on the NBC pilot.
I respect Fuller for inviting the little Werewolf to his set, but I am not sure I want the show to get picked up after looking at these photos. Hopefully the actors are just in their costumes and either they took their makeup off or they haven’t applied it yet, because without that key factor they just look too normal to me. The Munsters are not supposed to look normal except for Marilyn, they need to look like Frankensteins, Werewolves and/or Vampires. If they are going to look like normal people, then maybe they need to move out of 1313 Mockingbird Lane.