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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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Writer:
David Levy (developer)
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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
18 September 1964 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family. Full summary »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
this proves that macabre can be funny See more (49 total) »

Cast

 (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)
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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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Trivia:
The interior decor of the Addamses's home was inspired by the producers' first sight of the eclectic furnishings of Charles Addams' own New York City apartment, which is why it does not at all resemble the run-down bare-walls interiors seen in both the original cartoons or the movies.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Often the wire used to make Morticia's African strangler plant is visible in a few shots.See more »
Quotes:
Gomez:[while speaking to a political candidate] I love a man with integrity - I wish I knew one.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Breaking Point (1976)See more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
this proves that macabre can be funny, 12 May 2005
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

The Addamses are a delightfully ghoulish family. Father Gomez (John Astin) clears his throat with a sword, mother Morticia (Carolyn Jones) owns several carnivorous plants, and servant Lurch (Ted Cassidy) somberly replies "You rang?" whenever someone rings the bell. And of course, there's their pet, a severed hand named Thing. The family spends their days engaging in activities that most would find weird (to be certain, everything that's normal to us is weird to them). For example, Uncle Fester (Jackie Coogan) likes to rest on a bed on nails. They go through their everyday lives (uh, lives?) doing the sorts of things that most people do, just differently (to say the least).

Among other things, "The Addams Family" was actually better than "The Munsters" (it was cleverer and not so silly). This truly represented a break from the "ideal American family" mold that had previously dominated TV, especially since Gomez and Morticia often got slinky with each other. Definitely watch it whenever it's on (TV Land is currently rerunning it).

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