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The Addams Family: Season 2: Episode 30 -- Poor, poor Ophelia has been jilted again. Afraid her sister is doomed for continual unhappiness with the pursuit of men, Morticia suggests Ophelia embark on a career instead.
The Addams Family: Season 2: Episode 30 -- When Ophelia laments that she has been jilted, Morticia suggests a career as an alternative to marriage.
The Addams Family: Season 2: Episode 29 -- Lurch falls in love when Morticia's old school chum, Tiny Trivia, comes to visit. Unfortunately, the showbiz-obsessed pixie has no time for, or interest in, the lovable giant.
The Addams Family: Season 2: Episode 28 -- Gomez starts his own insurance company when their insurance agent refuses to replace the stuffed bear Uncle Fester accidentally incinerated while playing with Morticia's flame thrower.


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18 September 1964 (USA) See more »
The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family. Full summary »
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The Addams Family actor Ken Weatherwax dies of heart attack
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Ken Weatherwax, Pugsley From 'Addams Family,' Dead At 59
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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 30)

Carolyn Jones ... Morticia Frump Addams / ... (64 episodes, 1964-1966)

John Astin ... Gomez Addams (64 episodes, 1964-1966)

Ted Cassidy ... Lurch / ... (64 episodes, 1964-1966)

Jackie Coogan ... Uncle Fester Frump (61 episodes, 1964-1966)

Ken Weatherwax ... Pugsley Addams (39 episodes, 1964-1966)

Lisa Loring ... Wednesday Addams (36 episodes, 1964-1966)

Marie Blake ... Grandmama Addams (35 episodes, 1964-1966)

Series Directed by
Sidney Lanfield (48 episodes, 1964-1966)
Jerry Hopper (4 episodes, 1964)
Sidney Salkow (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jean Yarbrough (3 episodes, 1964)
Series Writing credits
Charles Addams (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
David Levy (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Hannibal Coons (25 episodes, 1964-1966)
Harry Winkler (25 episodes, 1964-1966)
Phil Leslie (10 episodes, 1964-1966)
Keith Fowler (5 episodes, 1964-1965)
Sloan Nibley (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
Henry Sharp (5 episodes, 1965)
Jameson Brewer (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Bill Lutz (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Charles R. Marion (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Preston Wood (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Lou Huston (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Elroy Schwartz (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jerry Gottler (2 episodes, 1965)
Carol Henning (2 episodes, 1965)
Mitch Persons (2 episodes, 1965)
Leo Rifkin (2 episodes, 1965)
Ed Ring (2 episodes, 1965)
Gene Thompson (2 episodes, 1966)
Arthur Weingarten (2 episodes, 1966)

Series Produced by
Herbert W. Browar .... associate producer (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
David Levy .... executive producer (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Nat Perrin .... producer (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Original Music by
Vic Mizzy (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Cinematography by
Archie R. Dalzell (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Film Editing by
Joseph Harrison (22 episodes, 1964-1966)
Gerald Shepard (21 episodes, 1964-1966)
Douglas Hines (18 episodes, 1964-1966)
Jim Faris (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Casting by
Kerwin Coughlin (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Art Direction by
Edward L. Ilou (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Set Decoration by
Ruby R. Levitt (60 episodes, 1964-1966)
Claude E. Carpenter (3 episodes, 1964)
Series Makeup Department
Norman Pringle .... makeup artist (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Myrl Stoltz .... hair stylist (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Production Management
Robert Freedman .... post-production supervisor (23 episodes, 1965-1966)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Voglin .... assistant director (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Art Department
Joe Thompson .... property master (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Sound Department
George J. Eppich .... sound editor / sound effects editor / ... (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Earl E. Spicer .... sound mixer (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Don J. Bassman .... sound recordist / recordist (34 episodes, 1964-1965)
Al Boyle .... boom man (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ray Regula .... sound recordist / recordist (17 episodes, 1965-1966)
Erick Jolley .... audio restoration (13 episodes, 1965)
Series Special Effects by
Larry Chapman .... special effects (34 episodes, 1964-1965)
Joe Zomar .... special effects (34 episodes, 1965-1966)
Robert Cole .... special effects (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
Bob Overbeck .... special effects (25 episodes, 1964-1965)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Hopkins .... chief electrician (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Roy Kight .... key grip (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Myrtle Logan .... costume supervisor (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Editorial Department
Robert Freedman .... editorial coordinator / post production supervisor (40 episodes, 1964-1965)
Series Music Department
Vic Mizzy .... conductor / musician: harpsichord (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Dave Kahn .... music coordinator / music supervisor (63 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Other crew
Richard Greer .... production coordinator (63 episodes, 1964-1966)
Stanley Olsen .... script supervisor (49 episodes, 1964-1965)
Stanley Scheuer .... script supervisor (15 episodes, 1965-1966)
Frank Inn .... animal trainer (5 episodes, 1964)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. (2 episodes, 1965-1966)

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30 min (64 episodes)
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The name of the Addamses' pet lion was "Kitty Cat".See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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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Morticia:[siren] Mail's in.
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33 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Classic macabre fun. Forget the movies, the original and the best., 6 January 2002
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

'The Addams Family' was one of my favourite TV shows growing up because of it's overall weirdness, which appealed to my sick sensibilities having been raised on a diet of Mad magazine and Hammer horror movies, and because it was genuinely funny. And all these years later it still is. As an adult I appreciate it on even more levels. With hindsight it manages to look like one of the most subversive shows ever shown on TV, while simultaneously showing one of the most loving, and well adjusted families in TV history! How ironic is that?

John Astin as Gomez Addams shows outstanding comic flair, and is still a delight to watch. (Try and track down the ahead of its time comic western 'Evil Roy Slade' for another wonderful Astin performance.) The chemistry between Astin and on-screen wife Morticia (the lovely Carolyn Jones) is smoldering AND hilarious, and the two are backed up by a fine supporting cast, especially former child star Jackie Coogan as the bizarre but lovable Uncle Fester.

Forget the hit and miss movies, these are the original and still the best Addams family. Wonderful fun!

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