The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Morticia Addams / ... 64 episodes, 1964-1966
...  Gomez Addams 64 episodes, 1964-1966
...  Uncle Fester 64 episodes, 1964-1966
...  Lurch 64 episodes, 1964-1966
...  Grandmama 64 episodes, 1964-1966
...  Wednesday Addams 64 episodes, 1964-1966
...  Pugsley Addams 64 episodes, 1964-1966
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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Trivia

According to Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family: Fester's Punctured Romance (1964), the polar bear rug that growls whenever someone walks on it is named "Bruno". See more »

Goofs

The wire that moves Cleopatra is visible every now and then. See more »

Quotes

[Gomez and Morticia have just recently met]
Gomez: Has anyone ever told you, you have the softest brown eyes?
Morticia: No. Besides, my eyes are blue.
Gomez: No wonder nobody's ever told you!
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In the closing credits, Thing is credited as "Itself" See more »

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Referenced in General Hospital: Episode #1.14050 (2018) See more »

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Classic macabre fun. Forget the movies, the original and the best.
6 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

'The Addams Family' was one of my favourite TV shows growing up because of it's overall weirdness, which appealed to my sick sensibilities having been raised on a diet of Mad magazine and Hammer horror movies, and because it was genuinely funny. And all these years later it still is. As an adult I appreciate it on even more levels. With hindsight it manages to look like one of the most subversive shows ever shown on TV, while simultaneously showing one of the most loving, and well adjusted families in TV history! How ironic is that?

John Astin as Gomez Addams shows outstanding comic flair, and is still a delight to watch. (Try and track down the ahead of its time comic western 'Evil Roy Slade' for another wonderful Astin performance.) The chemistry between Astin and on-screen wife Morticia (the lovely Carolyn Jones) is smoldering AND hilarious, and the two are backed up by a fine supporting cast, especially former child star Jackie Coogan as the bizarre but lovable Uncle Fester.

Forget the hit and miss movies, these are the original and still the best Addams family. Wonderful fun!


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