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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Trivia

Morticia's man-eating plant was named Cleopatra. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[repeated line]
Lurch: UH-H-H-H-H-H-H-H-UH!
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In the closing credits, Thing is credited as "Itself" See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Escape 2000 (1996) See more »

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A work of art.
26 May 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Addams Family was, in its own strange way, the healthiest TV family ever presented. The mother and father are utterly smitten with one another. They dote on their children and pay meticulous attention to their upbringing. The children, for their part, are respectful of their elders but brim-full of curiosity and mischief. The grandmother and uncle are loved and respected. Extended family members are admired and included. The butler shows great devotion to his employers, who repay him by providing a loving family. Thing (whatever it is) is appreciated for his omnipresent helpfulness. And visitors are always welcome and treated with the utmost courtesy.

The macabre touches are fun, and provide the fish-out-of-water running gag of outsiders trying to cope with the Addams' ghoulish world, but it's the relationships that make The Addams Family tick. Current sit-coms, with their focus on deception and underhanded tricks, would do well to emulate the Addamses.


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