The Addams Family is not your typical family: they take delight in most of the things that "normal" people would be terrified of. Gomez Adams is an extremely wealthy man, and is able to ... See full summary »
The shot during the opening credits in which the Addams Family members are sitting down in a line with each doing the hair of the one before them is a remake of a similar group shot in the first season episode The Addams Family: Thing Is Missing (1965). See more »
When Mikey bumps into the tombstone, it wobbles. See more »
Some people wonder why anyone would make a black-and-white film in the era of color films. There are many reasons, and this film is an excellent example. A decade after the completion of the cult series "The Addams Family" (1964-1966), the original cast gathered to make this TV special. As a big fan of the original series, I looked forward to enjoying the adventures of this hilarious family some more, but after I saw it I wished I didn't, because it only spoiled the memory of my favorite childhood series. Although there are 8 actors from the original show, only Jackie Coogan, Carolyn Jones and Ted Cassidy retained the old charms, and John Astin seems like he never stopped being Gomez, while Wednesday and Pugsley are completely unrecognizable. The rest of the cast is mediocre and the scenario is unoriginal, unimaginative and boring. But the final nail in the coffin was nailed by the decision to make this film in color. The color completely erased every trace of Addams's original atmosphere and totally ruined the already bad movie. If they were left in black-and-white, it would somewhat save this film, and even if everything else in the film was excellent, the color would spoil the impression. I really like Carolyn Jones, but Morticia in color is not Morticia anymore.
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