Great Job, Internet!: The Addams Family opening gets a color makeover

Stuart Manning, creator of the Dark Shadows News Page, made a color version of The Addams Family opening, using the color set photos as his guide. Surprisingly, Morticia cuts yellow rose buds, not red; and unsurprisingly, the color version just doesn’t feel as creepy as the black and white opening. You can compare both of them below.

The Addams Family ran from 1964 to 1966 on ABC and was filmed in black and white, even though ABC had begun filming in color in 1962. The series’ CBS rival, The Munsters, also ran from 1964 to 1966 and was filmed in black and white. Family sitcoms were a little ghoulish during those years.

The TV series was the first of several adaptations of the beloved characters created by New Yorker cartoonist Charles Addams. The ’90s in particular saw a resurgence of interest in all things creepy and kooky. Barry Sonnenfeld …

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