In 1964, the same year "The Munsters" started airing on CBS, Universal City Studios started giving their popular backlot tram tours. Visitors rode the trams around seeing the sets, facades, buildings, props and soundstages of their favorite TV shows and movies. During the two years that the Munsters were on the airwaves, visitors always had the chance of going by the exterior set of the Munsters' house and possibly getting to meet cast and crew. Today, the tram tour still includes the Munsters house (although it has been moved and no longer looks "Munster-ized"), as well as the house from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, the Cleavers' houses from "Leave it to Beaver," and many other houses used in Universal series like "Matlock," "Murder, She Wrote," and the current ABC series, "Desperate Housewives." Other more theme park-like attractions (King Kong shaking a bridge, Jaws, an earthquake in a subway) are also part of the tram tour today.
     The below film came out in 1965 by Castle Films, and was sold as a souvenir silent film in color or B&W on 8mm, Super 8 or 16mm. It features a quick "tour" of Universal City Studios (about two minutes and fifteen seconds) and its 410 acres, including  exteriors for New York, Europe, Singapore, the "wild west," Mexico, 1965's The War Lord, "McHale's Navy," and, of course, "The Munsters." There is also a brief clip of Al Lewis in make-up talking to visitors.

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