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

In México Gomez was called "Homero", Uncle Fester "Tío Lucas", Pugsley "Pericles" and Wednesday "Merlina". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Grandmama Addams: Fester, You're not cheating!
Uncle Fester: Sorry.
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In later episodes, Jackie Coogan is not listed in the closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in Ladybugs (1992) See more »

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this proves that macabre can be funny
12 May 2005 | by See 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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