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69. Marilyn Munster

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In some organizations, developers are kings; in others, they are pawns.

The Munsters was a situation comedy television show in the U.S. that began in 1964 and ran for two seasons. The shtick was the uproarious daily life of a family of monsters living in some regular town, at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. The dad, Herman Munster, is a goofy version of Frankenstein’s monster; his wife is a vampire; Grandpa resembles Count Dracula via vaudeville; the son, Eddie, is a young werewolf.

Paradoxically, the Munster’s live-in niece, Marilyn, is a beautiful blonde college student. But the rest of the family doesn’t see Marilyn as beautiful. ...

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