Sunday, February 05, 2006

A genealogy question

I was sad to read of Al "Grandpa" Lewis' passing the other day. But then I noticed that in some articles, he's referred to as Grandpa Munster.

I haven't seen an episode of the Munsters in a long time, but wasn't Grandpa supposed to be Dracula? Lily Munster's maiden name was Dracula, and I assumed that Grandpa was her dad (or even grandfather, I suppose).

So why would he be Grandpa Munster? He's not related to Herman.

Just the other day I was watching one of his videos, "Grandpa's Sci-Fi Hits," which was a collection of sci-fi movie trailers punctuated with shtick from Grandpa. As always, Lewis is fun to watch, despite the painfully low budget.

Rest in peace, Grandpa.

1 comment:

  1. I always have the same puzzled reaction when it comes to Granny on 'The Beverly Hillbillies'. I've seen her listed as Granny Clampett often, but she was Jed's mother-in-law, and her name was Daisy Moses. So it should always be Granny Moses.

    I guess we take on the identity of the group we're most associated with.