The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

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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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After Ken Weatherwax died on December 7, 2014, John Astin, Lisa Loring and Felix Sila are the only surviving cast members. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Morticia: Look at Mr. Addams. He's always developing outside interests.
Gomez: Right now I have the most enviable collection of coroner's reports in the neighborhood.
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In the closing credits, Thing is credited as "Itself" See more »

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Referenced in Veronica Mars: My Big Fat Greek Rush Week (2006) See more »

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Sometimes It Is Okay to Be Different.
31 October 2003 | by See 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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