“Munsters” star Butch Patrick says the Caped Crusader was to blame for the show’s ending over 50 years ago.
“I think ‘Batman’ was to blame,” the former child star told Fox News. “’Batman' just came along and took our ratings away.”
“The Munsters,” which first premiered in 1964 on CBS, told the delightfully spooky tale of a family of friendly monsters and their misadventures as they attempt to understand why mere mortals react to them so strangely. The sitcom starred Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo, Beverley Owen, as well as her replacement Pat Priest. Patrick, 66, played Eddie Munster.
The show quickly gained a following until 1966 when audiences were introduced to “Batman” on ABC. That series starred Adam West and Burt Ward as the defenders of Gotham City. The show became a sensation, one “The Munsters” couldn’t beat. The show ended in 1966 and “Batman” aired until 1968.