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 (41 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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Lurch: UH-H-H-H-H-H-H-H-UH!
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Possibly the finest live action sitcom ever created
6 January 2008 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

I generally despise situation comedies - the story lines are often cliché plot devices and wholly predictable. However, I love "The Addams Family". I'm not sure exactly why either. It may be because of the macabre twist the show puts on the typical American family show of its era. It could also be because of the Gothic atmosphere and slight bits of surrealism. Most likely its because of the fact its genuinely funny, something missing from most television shows. Whatever the reason may be, I just can't get enough of it.

The cast all around is terrific, creating truly lovable characters despite the offbeat environment. Its been noted in most reviews that the family is presented as incredibly well adjusted and caring for each other. Gomez and Morticia have an undying passion for each other and are one of the healthiest couples ever on prime time. The children are respectful to their elders yet get in enough mischief to keep the show interesting. The butler and "thing" are completely loyal and grateful to the family. Grandma and Uncle Fester are treated as members of the family through and through.

Also, what sets this above "The Munsters" is the style of humor. "The Munsters" was way too broad for my tastes, while "The Addams Family" blends more subtle jokes with typical slapstick gags. Plus, the humor at times has a weirdness that borders on surrealism. The fact that just what makes the family supernatural is never fully explained makes it all the more bizarre. "The Addams Family" is still one of the best things to ever happen to TV. (9/10)


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