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"The Addams Family" (1964) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1964-1966

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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 »
3 nominations See more »
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Drive-In Dust Offs: House Of Wax
 (From DailyDead. 29 August 2015, 11:38 AM, PDT)

The Addams Family actor Ken Weatherwax dies of heart attack
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 9 December 2014, 5:57 AM, PST)

Ken Weatherwax, Pugsley From 'Addams Family,' Dead At 59
 (From Moviefone. 9 December 2014, 1:45 AM, PST)

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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 (41 episodes, 1964-1966)

Lisa Loring ... Wednesday Addams (37 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)

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30 min (64 episodes)
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The doorbell sound was a foghorn.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The wire that moves Cleopatra is visible every now and then.See more »
[the dance instructress faints at the sight of Puglsey's toad]
Gomez:Pugsley, take your toad out of here. Things like this upset him.
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Possibly the finest live action sitcom ever created, 6 January 2008
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

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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