Monster Squad

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Monster Squad
Premiere September 11, 1976
Finale December 4, 1976
Network/Provider NBC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company D'Angelo/Bullock/Allen Productions
Seasons 1
Episodes 13
Origin USA

Monster Squad is a sitcom that aired on NBC.

The series stars Fred Grandy as Walt, a criminology student working as a night watchman at "Fred's Wax Museum". To pass the time, Walt built a prototype "Crime Computer" hidden in a large stone sarcophagus near an exhibit of legendary monsters. When Walt plugged in his computer, "oscillating vibrations" brought to life the wax statues of Dracula (Henry Polic II), the Wolfman (Buck Kartalian) who here was named "Bruce W. Wolf" (with one episode revealing that the "W" stood for "Were"), and Frankenstein's Monster (Michael Lane) who was referred to as "Frank N. Stein" in the credits.

The monsters, wanting to make up for the misdeeds of their pasts, became superhero crimefighters who used their unique abilities to challenge and defeat various supervillains. In most episodes, Walt would send the monsters out to investigate crimes and fight the villains while monitoring the activities from the wax museum via the Crime Computer, presumably because his job required him to be at the wax museum at all times. However, Walt would sometimes join the climactic battle with his comrades in some episodes and come to the rescue when needed.

The Squad had their own customized black Monster Van, and each monster had a "utility belt" with a communicator device used to keep in touch with Walt, who had apparently created them for the monsters to use. Their CB-style code-names were "Nightflyer" (Drac), "Chamber of Horrors" (Walt), "Green Machine" (Frank), and "Furball" (Bruce).

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Cast

Actor Character
Main Cast
Fred Grandy Walt
Henry Polic II Dracula

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One September 11, 1976 December 4, 1976 13

In-Depth

DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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