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The Addams Family 

The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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The Addams Family See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(64 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Almost all episodes open in the Addamses' living room with the family playing and having fun. Activities included Gomez doing yoga headstands, flamenco dancing, sword fighting, bull whip practice, shooting thrown apples with crossbows and other bizarre games. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

In later episodes, Jackie Coogan is not listed in the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Roseanne: Terms of Estrangement: Part 2 (1992) See more »

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User Reviews

Sometimes It Is Okay to Be Different.
31 October 2003 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

One of the funnier and more enjoyable series of the period about a ghoulish family that just seems to be totally unaware of their strangeness. Led by John Astin and Carolyn Jones, the group included the two aforementioned performers as the parents to two creepy youngsters and the odd voices of reason to various other family members. Jackie Coogan definitely stole the show as the creepy Uncle Fester. A short run of success for three seasons ended in 1966 with only 64 episodes being made. Used to have a home in syndication, but is harder to find on television these days. The series had a renaissance in the early-1990s with two theatrical installments starring Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd and Anjelica Huston. The movies are not on par with the series, the main reason for this is the fact that the situations and characters play out so much better on the boob tube. 4 stars out of 5.


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