The Addams Family (1964–1966)

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The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

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 Morticia Frump Addams / ... (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
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 Gomez Addams (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
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 Lurch / ... (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
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 Uncle Fester Frump (61 episodes, 1964-1966)
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 Pugsley Addams (40 episodes, 1964-1966)
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 Wednesday Addams (37 episodes, 1964-1966)
Marie Blake ...
 Grandmama Addams (35 episodes, 1964-1966)
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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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According to John Astin, during his first meeting with Filmways executives concerning his possible participation in the show (with executive producer David Levy in attendance), he was originally offered the role of the Butler (Lurch), being told that the show would be centered around this character. Astin left this initial meeting with many reservations, wondering if he would have to wear stilts/lifts to portray this character, etc., and finally convinced himself that this part was just not going to work for him. The very next day, he received a call directly from Levy (who, according to Astin, had said little during the previous days' meeting), inviting him to lunch at a popular Hollywood restaurant. Over lunch, after expressing his doubts about playing the butler to Levy, Levy then offered him the role of Gomez; Astin accepted, and the focus of the show was changed. See more »

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While Kitty is consistently referred to with female pronouns throughout the series, the lion that plays Kitty is a male lion. See more »

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Gomez: Somebody... down there... likes me!
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In the closing credits, Thing is credited as "Itself" See more »

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Featured in The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) See more »

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Pure Genius And Ahead Of Its Time
7 June 2004 | by (United States) – 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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