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The New Addams Family 

Updated-for-the-90's version of the original Addams Family show. The family remains the same: Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Granmama, Lurch, Thing and Cousin Itt. ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Glenn Taranto ...  Gomez Addams / ... 65 episodes, 1998-1999
Ellie Harvie ...  Morticia Addams / ... 65 episodes, 1998-1999
Brody Smith Brody Smith ...  Pugsley Addams 65 episodes, 1998-1999
Nicole Fugere ...  Wednesday Addams 65 episodes, 1998-1999
Michael Roberds Michael Roberds ...  Uncle Fester / ... 65 episodes, 1998-1999
John DeSantis ...  Lurch 64 episodes, 1998-1999
Betty Phillips Betty Phillips ...  Granmama Addams / ... 63 episodes, 1998-1999
Steven Fox Steven Fox ...  Thing 56 episodes, 1998-1999


Updated-for-the-90's version of the original Addams Family show. The family remains the same: Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Granmama, Lurch, Thing and Cousin Itt. They're still spooky, and they still have a lot of neighbors and other outsiders who show up and get freaked out by the family's macabre shenanigans. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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19 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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Die neue Addams Familie See more »

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John Astin makes a special guest appearance as Grandpa Addams. He played Gomez Addams in the show The Addams Family (1964-1966) See more »


In the opening sequence, there is a closeup of Lurch playing the piano, but his hand moves in the wrong direction (he "plays" a glissando towards the high end, but the music is actually the reverse). See more »


Morticia Addams: Cabellero mio.
Gomez Addams: Tish, that's... Spanish. Oh, well just as good.
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Remake of The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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It's good to see old friends again.
7 April 1999 | by Gomez-11See all my reviews

The New Addams Family provides a refreshing look at our old friends Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley, Lurch, Grandmama, and of course, Thing. This new series is quite recognizable to veteran Addams fans as a continuation of the amazingly popular 60's show, but with more of the feel of the Addams movies. The writers do, on occasion, show a lack of originality in the plot-lines, which are, four-out-of-five, re-wordings of the original episodes, but the feeling is preserved, and the plots and character development thus far have shown that the developers are resisting the temptation to bring the family all the way into the 90's. The family has a wonderful old-fashioned naivete about them, which has always been one of the main elements of the Addams Family. The original plotlines remain the best, and most interesting. If the script-writers use enough original material and avoid the cartoon-ish humor of Addams Family Reunion and the Munsters, the show may prove a success. The players all fill their roles quite well, living up to the expectations set by their predecessors. Taranto is amazingly reminiscent of John Astin, who he obviously studied in great detail, so as to recreate the work of the master. The other characters are likewise well studied and well executed. Overall, the show lacks originality, but is a good, logical step in the evolution of The Addams Family.

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