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The Addams Family 

The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

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The Addams Family is not your typical family: it takes delight in most of the things of which normal people would be terrified. Gomez Adams is an extremely wealthy man and is able to indulge his wife Morticia's every desire, whether it's cultivation of poisonous plants or a candlelit dinner in a graveyard. People visiting the Addams Family just don't seem to appreciate the 7-foot-tall butler named Lurch or the helping hand (which is just a disembodied hand named Thing). Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Comedy | Family | Horror

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18 September 1964 (USA)  »

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Los locos Addams  »

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(64 episodes)

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Trivia

The harpsichord that Lurch played was a Krupnick. See more »

Goofs

Thing can be seen throughout the series as both a right and a left hand. See more »

Quotes

Gomez: [into a telephone] What's the good word?
[inaudible response]
Gomez: Surely you can think of a better word than that...
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In later episodes, Jackie Coogan is not listed in the closing credits. See more »

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Pure Genius And Ahead Of Its Time
7 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This show had it ALL--the original thinking man's unconventional humor, sex appeal, the breaking and questioning of the conventions of conformity as well as looking at the world in a unique, offbeat frame of mind!! This show perfected the genre of "looking at the world from the opposite side of the lense."

Innovative, without a doubt--the one-liners, sight gags, catch phrases!

Carolyn Jones and John Astin were the consummate performers in every way--the sex appeal, the humor, the acting ability, their natural chemistry.

You just couldn't help but feel sorry for Lurch though. No matter what happens, he opts for the misery.

Night Court, Get Smart and The (1964) Addams Family--The perfect trio!

Matt A.


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