Sam McMurray as Herman is likable (looking and acting alot like Fred Gwynne), although he is a little less energetic than Gwynne, who really threw himself into the role of Herman Munster. The jokes and plot resemble the old TV show, which is a good thing. The only cast member that doesn't really seem right for the part is Sandy Baron is Grandpa. He doesn't seem endearing and is stiff in the role. If they were to recast Grandpa and take out the few "off-color" jokes, this would be an above-par movie. As it turned out, the movie is still recommended and should be recognized for staying true to the original Munsters for the most part. None of the Munsters re-makes have equaled the original 1960s TV series, but it seems that there is a fondness for the original show in this movie. It doesn't feel like the filmmakers are just "cashing in" on the Munsters franchise, it feels like they are Munster fans too.