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The Addams Family 

The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

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David Levy
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1966   1965   1964  
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Complete series cast summary:
Carolyn Jones ...  Morticia Addams / ... 64 episodes, 1964-1966
John Astin ...  Gomez Addams 64 episodes, 1964-1966
Jackie Coogan ...  Uncle Fester 64 episodes, 1964-1966
Ted Cassidy ...  Lurch 64 episodes, 1964-1966
Marie Blake ...  Grandmama 64 episodes, 1964-1966
Lisa Loring ...  Wednesday Addams 64 episodes, 1964-1966
Ken Weatherwax ...  Pugsley Addams 64 episodes, 1964-1966
Thing Thing ...  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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Comedy | Family | Horror

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Trivia

Charles Addams never named his characters, but he had to come up with names for the characters on the TV show (it was one of the few contributions he made to the series). Within a week he decided on all of them - except for Mr. Addams, who almost wound up being called Repelli (for "repellent") instead of Gomez. See more »

Goofs

Fester is sometimes referred to as being an Addams, but he is from Morticia's family, named Frump. See more »

Quotes

Gomez: Now, if you'll observe, my dear, croquet is a combination of TWO things: balance, timing, peripheral vision, superb coordination, and a killer's instinct!
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, Thing is credited as "Itself" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mad: Force Code/Flammable (2011) See more »

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this proves that macabre can be funny
12 May 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

18 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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(64 episodes)

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Mono

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4:3
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