The Fregosi Curse - Transylvanian curse featured
on episode No. 59 "The Fregosi Emerald" of the sitcom THE MUNSTERS/CBS/1964-66.
To prove that an emerald ring once cursed by the Fregosi family was not
really cursed, Herman Munster places the ring on his finger. Soon after,
however, everything Herman touches explodes or melts.
According to The Encyclopedia of Voodoo,
the only one able to neutralize the curse was a member of the Fregosi family.
And the only surviving member was Henry J. Fregosi (Paul Reed), the Chairman of the
Board of Amalgamated Motors in Detroit. So, the Munster clan travel to Michigan
and meet with Mr. Fregosi who turns out to be a closet Warlock, He practices
voodoo and has a occult laboratory hidden behind the wall of his executive desk.
His favorite pastime was placing curses on rival automobile manufactures.
claimed credit for placing poor mileage "whammies" on competitor's gas gauges,
and the failure
of the Ford "Edsel."
To create a cure for curse, Henry mixes a witches brew
of toadstool, the tails of three blind mice, powdered aardvark tongue and a dash of
Mr. Clean. He then recited a brief incantation and the ring fell off
Herman's finger, thus removing the curse.
The Munster family later found another
jewel, the Nathanson ruby. Comparatively, the Fregosi emerald was a good luck
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