The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

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 Morticia Addams / ... (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
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 Gomez Addams (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
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 Uncle Fester (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
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 Lurch (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
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 Grandmama (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
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 Wednesday Addams (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
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 Pugsley Addams (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
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 Itself (64 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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18 September 1964 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Thing, the disembodied hand/arm limb, was usually played by Ted Cassidy. When Lurch had to be on camera at the same time as Thing, however, associate producer Jack Voglin lent his hand. A third actor also played Thing on occasion, but his identity is not known. See more »

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The pet Kitty Cat is a male lion with a massive mane, but is several times referred to by the main characters as "she." See more »

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Wednesday: Uncle Fester, do you believe in Santa Claus?
Uncle Fester: Well, of course. You kids are talking like children.
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In the closing credits, Thing is credited as "Itself" See more »

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Referenced in Six Feet Under: Life's Too Short (2001) See more »

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Best Of The Best!!!
27 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was the Best show of the best era for American situation comedies, the 1960s. John Astin was incredibly zany as the good natured, yet macabrely devoted husband Gomez, and the lovely Carolyn Jones played the sexily Gothic Morticia. I find it almost obscene that the show was cancelled after only two seasons, as along with the Munsters, it was still very popular with the masses.Was there an agreement by fundamentalists at both CBS and ABC TV networks to end both these shows? We'll never know! I only know that I much preferred the Addams's as it was just a little more sinister, and like most other teenage boys I was completely in love with Morticia.Jackie Coogan was great as the irrepressible Uncle Fester, causing massive explosions and coming up with weird, inconceivable experiments week after week.Then there were the children of the union, Wednesday and Pugsley. Wednesday was a cute little bag of nuts, her mother in the making, but Pugsley was a reminder to me of the boy who used to chase me home from school when I was about six!Then there was Ted Cassidy as Lurch with his darkly deep "You Rang?" voice, who also had his hand play the part of "Thing" when he was not on camera. Then there was of course, cousin Itt, that hairy little mischief maker that turned up from time to time. Gomez was very musical and of course full of energy, as demonstrated by his working out on the trampoline, and his constant overtures to the Beautiful Morticia. I could only ever give this show a conservative ten out of ten.There will never be another one like it!


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