THE MUNSTERS premiered (in black and white) exactly 48 years ago today. There have been several attempts at revivals, all of which miss the point that the monster backdrop is NOT the reason the show worked. Rather, the show's success was due to the wonderful comic teaming of Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis. This year in 2012 they're trying it again in a darker version. Here are some rare color looks at the original cast from the TV series and its theatrical spin-off in '66.