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The Addams Family 

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The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

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David Levy
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2   1  
1966   1965   1964  
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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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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Carolyn Jones initially turned down the offer to play Morticia because she was focused on her movie career, and did not want to commit to a TV series. She was persuaded to accept the role by her husband, Aaron Spelling, even though they were getting divorced at the time. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[repeated line]
Gomez: TISH. That's French.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Wings: Planes, Trains and Visiting Cranes (1992) See more »

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AMERICA'S FIRST FAMILY TRUTH BE TOLD!
14 July 2001 | by alphaspaceSee all my reviews

The Addams Family was supposed to be an odd ball rich excentric family of near monster almost circus type people who instead of be cound by all societies conventions lived by their own values. They were decent wonderful people with hearts understanding compassion the equal of some and, better than most in so called normal society. The Addam's so secure in their sense of self individually and as a family unit were completely unknowing or caring of the reactions of normal polite society. Indeed members of the Addams family to a person / it and, thing were so secure in themselves they oftebn felt it was the people of normal society who were weird and, that was the core of its comedic genius. Yes the props are all old the special effects are all painfully obvious to us sophisicated folk of the new millennium but the jokes the reactions of the people the whole Addams aura is still as alive in each of those episodes as it was they day they were shot.

You can not go wrong buying all these episodes each on a treasure in itself. Never has learning about human psychology and, seeing shallow superfical people for the fools they are ever been so much fun. I can not recommend anything more highly than getting these Addam's family episodes you will never regret it if you know how to laugh at all.

Real america beyond the fake and, plastic families who waste their lives trying to reach today's artifical moving traget ideal are just like the Addams Family. The Addams family said and, did those things that we all think of doing and, want to do if we were free of our conformist shackles of what makes a pretty house, a nice car, a beautiful gardenm, well adjusted children. Some might say the Addam's Family with their odd ways flouted societies conventions where I feel they lived up to each in its fullest.


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18 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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(64 episodes)
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