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From right to left, Morticia, Fester, Aristotle (Pugsley's octopus), Gomez, Wednesday, and Pugsley.
.The Addams Family is a group of fictional characters created by American cartoonist Charles Addams.^ The Addams Family is a group of fictional characters created by American cartoonist Charles Addams.
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^ Christmas cards by cartoonist Charles Addams .
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^ Finally, "The Addams Family" is based on what creation by Charles Addams [1912-1988] ?
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.The Addamses are a satirical inversion of the ideal American family; an eccentric, wealthy family who delight in the macabre and are unaware that people find them bizarre or frightening.^ The Addamses are a satirical inversion of the ideal American family; an eccentric, wealthy family who delight in the macabre and are unaware that people find them bizarre or frightening.
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^ A satirical inversion of the ideal American nuclear family, the Addamses are an eccentric, wealthy family who delight in everything grotesque and macabre and are unaware that people find them bizarre or frightening.
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^ The second animated series introduced three new regular characters: the Normanmeyers (Norman, Normina, and N.J.), a family of "normal" people living across the street from the Addamses.
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.They originally appeared as a series of single panel cartoons, published in The New Yorker magazine between 1938 and Addams' 1988 death.^ The series is based on a one-panel cartoon created by Charles Addams that had appeared in The New Yorker magazine since the 1930s.
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^ Addams's cartoons in The New Yorker magazine originally gained popularity in the 1930s.
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^ With the start of the TV series, The New Yorker magazine stopped running any Addams-Family-themed cartoons from Charles Addams until just prior to his death in 1988, although a few familiar characters were allowed solitary appearances (the prototypes for Pugsley, Cousin Itt, and Fester).
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.They have since been adapted to other media, including television series, films, and video games.^ They have since been adapted to other media, including television series, films, and video games.
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^ Melody_031/Album/addams_family_ver2.jpg The Addams Family is a creation of American cartoonist Charles Addams that appears in print cartoons, television shows, movies and video games.
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^ The photography is beautiful, but it couldn't really be anything else, since they filmed it in Texas, right?
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.In 1946 Addams met science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury after having drawn an illustration for Mademoiselle magazine's publication of Bradbury's short story "Homecoming", the first in a series of tales chronicling a family of Illinois vampires named the Elliotts.^ In 1946 Addams met science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury after having drawn an il...
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^ People visiting the Addams Family just don't seem to appreciate the 7 foot tall butler "Lurch" or the helping hand (which is just a disembodied hand named "Thing").
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^ Thing`s Spanish name is "dedos", which translates in English to "fingers" One of the sponsors of "The Addams Family" was Dutch Masters Cigars.
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.The pair became friends, and planned to collaborate on a book of the Elliott Family's complete history with Bradbury writing and Addams providing the illustrations, but it never materialized.^ The Addams Family provides examples of: .
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^ Addams Family Chicago will be directed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch, based on a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

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.Bradbury's stories about the "Elliott Family" were finally anthologized in From the Dust Returned in October 2001, with a connecting narrative and an explanation of his work with Addams, and Addams' 1946 Mademoiselle illustration used for the book's cover jacket.^ In 1946 Addams met science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury after having drawn an il...
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^ Finally, "The Addams Family" is based on what creation by Charles Addams [1912-1988] ?
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^ Much later in life, I actually worked on two films: "Addam's Family" and "Addam's Family Values", painting portraits and various old master copies and murals.
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.Although Addams' own characters were well-established by the time of their initial encounter, in a 2001 interview Bradbury states that "(Addams) went his way and created the Addams Family and I went my own way and created my family in this book."^ The Addams Family cast interview .
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^ These books showcase the Addams Family as Charles Addams created them.
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^ My own dear family.
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Premise

.Addams' original cartoons were one-panel gags, and he never developed any of the characters or even gave them names until the sitcom was being developed.^ Premise (Addams' original cartoons were one-panel gags and he never developed any of the characters or even gave them names until the sitcom was being developed.
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^ The series is based on a one-panel cartoon created by Charles Addams that had appeared in The New Yorker magazine since the 1930s.
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^ Thing`s Spanish name is "dedos", which translates in English to "fingers" One of the sponsors of "The Addams Family" was Dutch Masters Cigars.
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All information below is derived from the various media versions.
.The family that the cartoons, movies, games, and television shows are based on is apparently only one surviving branch of the Addams clan.^ The Addams Family and Charles Addams The Addams Family in TV, movies, and Charles Addams' cartoons, images and links.
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^ Addams Family series Haunted house games Movie-inspired games .
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^ The movie was based on The Addams Family tv show.
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.Many other "Addams families" exist all over the world.^ The lights, the action, the intensity – you won’t experience anything that even remotely compares to the thrill of a The Addams Family live and Ticketloot.com is ready and waiting to help you find cheapest The Addams Family tickets and other theater tickets to venues all over the world.
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^ The Addams Family (abbreviated sometimes to TAF ) was originally produced in 1992, and became such a popular game that it exceeded all sales expectations.
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^ Number of similar titles: 228 Similar Title: The Addams family at the Kentucky Derby Title appears in Document: 21 hours at Munich & 1,602 other titles.
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.According to the film version, the family credo is, Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc (pseudo-Latin: "We gladly feast on those who would subdue us").^ "We gladly feast on those who would subdue us."
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^ We gladly feast on those who would subdue us.
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^ And our credo, "Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc."
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.They reside next to a cemetery and a swamp at 0001 Cemetery Lane, in a gloomy mansion (In The New Addams Family, the address was changed to 1313 Cemetery Lane, in a reference to rival show The Munsters[citation needed]).^ The address of the Addams Family Mansion is: (a) 001 Dead Man's Curve (b) 001 Dreary Drive (c) 001 Cemetery Lane .
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^ The changes needed for this show are beyond significant.
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^ Many of the scenes from the New Addams Family opening credits are from this show.
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.In the Addams Family musical first shown in Chicago in 2009, their house is in the middle of Central Park.^ The Addams house will be a central feature.
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^ The Addams Family ignores notices that their house is to...
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^ The Tempest The Devil Baby of Jane Addams' Hull House in Chicago Hull House is commonly referred to as the Jane Addams' Hull House and has long been linked to supernatural disturbances.

[2] .Charles Addams was first inspired by his home town of Westfield, New Jersey, an area full of ornate Victorian mansions and archaic graveyards.^ The series is based on a one-panel cartoon created by Charles Addams that had appeared in The New Yorker magazine since the 1930s.
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^ Series based on the ghoulish cartoons published by Charles Addams in The New Yorker magazine starting in the 1930s, broadcast on ABC from 1964 to 1966.
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^ The book, written by "Jersey Boys" librettists Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, puts the Addams mansion in New York's Central Park.
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.Although they all share macabre interests, the Addamses cannot be considered evil people.^ The Addamses are a satirical inversion of the ideal American family; an eccentric, wealthy family who delight in the macabre and are unaware that people find them bizarre or frightening.
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^ When the people heard her singing, they all run away of the terrible noise...
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^ They live with all of the trappings of the macabre (including a detached hand for a servant) and are quite wealthy.
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They are a close-knit extended family. .Morticia is an exemplary mother, and she and Gomez remain passionate towards each other.^ Gomez and Morticia are both so "impetuous" - they just can't wait to open each other's presents.
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^ Morticia and Gomez have drifted into the front hall; they are moving toward the front door.
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^ The rest of the family is sometimes unappreciative of Gomez and Morticia's wild attraction to each other.
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.She calls him "Bubbele", to which he responds by kissing her arms—behaviour Morticia can also provoke by speaking a few words in French.^ A few boo-boos: Morticia says "Bouillabaisse fit for a king" and Gomez does not react at all to the French.
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^ Morticia calls a psychiatrist who suggests that Pugsley just wants their attention, and to indulge him.
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^ Even though Gomez would kiss Morticia up and down her arm when she spoke French or called him "bubeleh", we never saw him kiss her on the lips.
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The parents are very supportive of their children, cheering even their smallest accomplishments. .The family is unfailingly friendly and hospitable to visitors, in some cases willing to donate large sums of money to causes, despite the visitors' horror at the Addams' peculiar lifestyle.^ Addams Family Values (1993) A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love.
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^ This film — a teen horror comedy crossing between The Rocky Horror Show and The Addams Family — suffers somewhat from schizophrenia, some of its 'serious' horror-comic elements being at odds with its farcical side.
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Addams Family characters

Names

.Originally none of the members of the Addams family had names, but when the TV show was in development, Charles Addams was asked to provide names for each of the characters.^ Fans of the freaky and fun Addams Family TV show will enjoy ...
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^ The Addams Family provides examples of: .
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^ Addams Family TV ThemePreview ringtone.
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.For the father he suggested Gomez or Repelli, for the mother Morticia, for the uncle Fester, for the butler Lurch, for the daughter Wednesday (for being "full of woe"), and for the son Pubert (which he later changed to Pugsley at the behest of ABC, though the name resurfaced as the name of the new Addams baby in Addams Family Values).^ WEDNESDAY If that man isn't Uncle Fester, then who is he, mother?
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^ FESTER (joyfully, to Gomez and Morticia) Come on!
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^ Wednesday Addams` name is a reference to the nursery rhyme that says, "Wednesday`s child is full of woe."
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Family members and servants

.The Addams family consists of Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, and Thing.^ This is the Morticia Addams Family Adult Costume by Rubie's Costumes.

^ The newspaper says there is a cat burglar in town, and when a bunch of loot is found hidden in the house, Morticia and Mama think Gomez is the cat burglar, while Gomez and Fester think Morticia is the cat burglar.
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^ Gomez Addams Family Adult Costume .

.The family is tended to by their butler, Lurch, and Cousin Itt.^ People said that Addams had married Morticia, the pale dagger in the spidery black dress from The Addams Family , that familiar band of subversives that included Gomez, Lurch, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Thing, and Cousin Itt.
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^ While they try to find a spell to turn him back, the family accept Pugsley the monkey who even gets in on the Family Photo taken by cousin Itt.
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^ CUT TO: 8 OMITTED 8 9 INT. ENTRANCE HALL - LATER 9 Standing beside the front door is LURCH, the gigantic family butler, a reanimated stitched-together behemoth.
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Master Gomez Addams

.Master Gomez Alonzo Addams (or Master Addams) is the master of the Addams household and the Addams patriarch.^ Gomez Alonzo Addams , the clan patriarch (John Astin).
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^ Format: DVD: Sensormatic, Addams Family (In stock) Gomez, Morticia and their ghoulish household are prey to a scam involving long-lost Uncle Fester.
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.He is the husband of Morticia and the father of Wednesday and Pugsley.^ Wednesday and Pugsley - Gomez and Morticia’s children.
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^ Gomez and Morticia ( 1.58 ) "Make sure they spoil their appetites" - Gomez to Lurch regarding Wednesday and Pugsley ( 1.61 ) "Why are men so predictable?"
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^ Morticia, the Playwright Wednesday and Pugsley were kicked out of the school play because they wouldn't do it the way it was written.
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Originally Grandmama's son, this was retconned later on to make him Grandmama's son-in-law. .His brother (originally uncle-in-law) is Uncle Fester.^ Uncle Fester , Gomez 's beloved brother, has been missing for years.
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^ Jackie Coogan was originally rejected as Uncle Fester.
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.In the original cartoons, he appears as tubby, snub-nosed and with a receding chin.^ They originally appeared as a series of single panel cartoons, published in The New Yorker magazine between 1938 and Addams' 1988 death.
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.In the TV series, Gomez is portrayed as a naive, handsome, and successful man, although he has a child-like, eccentric enthusiasm for everything he does.^ But it's not all the accessories that I envy so much as Gomez' boundless and intense enthusiasm for everything.
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^ And how about some Gomezisms: "A man who doesn't tell the truth, is like a horse with one leg missing."
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For instance, his personal portrait depicts him as standing gleefully on his head. Though a peaceful man, he is known to be well-versed in many types of combat. He and Morticia fence with foils sometimes.
Gomez has an endless love for his wife, Morticia. He studied to be a lawyer, but rarely practices, while taking great pride in losing his cases. Gomez is also quite pleased with the fact that his law class voted him "Least Likely to Pass the Bar".
.Gomez is extremely wealthy from inheritance and extensive investments, but he seems to have little regard for money.^ Gomez Adams is an extremely wealthy man, and is able to indulge his wife Morticia's every desire: be it cultivation of poisonous plants, or a candlelit dinner in a graveyard.
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Although he invests in the stock market, to the point where there is a ticker tape machine in their living area, he seems to play the market primarily to lose. .One novel claims that Gomez became wealthy after he discovered that it is possible to make a killing in the stock market.^ Morticia and Fester know that Gomez has almost all his money in the Stock Market and overhear Gomez talking on the phone.
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.Despite his macabre sense of humor, he is extremely generous and known for going out of his way to help those he considers friends.^ At least that's how the thinking would go today, when celebrity-driven shows usually outpace those with lesser-known stage actors.
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^ When you light the locks for Multiball, it's generally a good idea to go ahead and get it out of the way.
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.Gomez is of Castilian origin and loves to smoke cigars and play destructively with his model trains.^ When he was upset, he played with his model trains.
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^ The train-crash sequence, in which the model trains collide and explode, was shot once, and that footage was used every time Gomez wrecked model trains.
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^ Gomez gets to play with his trains for the first of many times in the series.
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.Of the names Addams suggested for the family members, "Gomez" was the only one that was not "ghoulish" (in the manner of Morticia or Fester).^ FESTER (joyfully, to Gomez and Morticia) Come on!
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^ When Gomez names one, nothing happens.
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^ MORTICIA Fester adores Gomez!
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.When asked why he suggested the name Gomez for the character, Addams replied that he "thought he [the character] had a bit of Spanish blood in him."^ His character was a bit over the top, but that was Gomez.
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^ Thing`s Spanish name is "dedos", which translates in English to "fingers" One of the sponsors of "The Addams Family" was Dutch Masters Cigars.
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^ John Astin was given the choice of two names for his character, and selected Gomez over Repelli.
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However, Addams had trouble deciding whether the father character was Spanish or Italian. .He decided that if he were Spanish, he would be called "Gomez", if Italian, he would be "Repelli" (although Gomez and Repelli are actually surnames).^ Even though Gomez would kiss Morticia up and down her arm when she spoke French or called him "bubeleh", we never saw him kiss her on the lips.
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^ Within a week he decided on all of them--except for Mr. Addams, who almost wound up being called Repelli (for "repellent") instead of Gomez.
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^ When Gomez and Morticia decide to take a vacation, they call Grandpapa over to help watch the kids.
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.The final choice of first name was left up to actor John Astin.^ G and R targets Located between the 2 exits of the Graveyard (the left loop shot and the Thing flipper lane), these 2 standup targets make up the first 2 letters in Grave.
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^ John Astin was given the choice of two names for his character, and selected Gomez over Repelli.
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^ Synopsis: The final installment in the Back to the Future trilogy picks up where the second film left off, but it casts off the dizzying time travel of the first two films for mostly routine comedy set in the Old West.
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Morticia

.Morticia Addams (nee Frump) is the matriarch of the Addams Family.^ Morticia, the matriarch of the Addams Family, is always elegant but slightly odd.
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^ Licensed Addams Family Costume, the lovely Morticia.
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^ Gloom and doom never looked so good!Become a member of the Addams Family with this Morticia adult costume!
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.She is a woman with pale skin and a Gothic appearance, clad in a skin-tight black hobble gown with octopus-like tendrils at the bottom.^ A5 INT. ATTIC - SAME TIME A5 Solemn and mournful, ten-year-old Wednesday has black hair and white skin like her mother.
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^ One saw a particular type of woman -- model-thin, with pale skin and long black hair, wearing a black dress -- and thought: "Morticia."
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Morticia's original mother was Hester Frump (played in two episodes by Margaret Hamilton), but her origins were later retconned and she became Grandmama's daughter. (Grandmama subsequently became known as Esmeralda Frump.) .Morticia has an older sister named Ophelia.^ Carolyn Jones not only played Morticia, she also played Morticia`s older blonde- and daisy-haired sister, Ophelia.
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^ Gomez originally was engaged to Morticia`s sister, Ophelia, in a arranged marriage.
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^ Gomez was pre-ordained to marry Morticia's sister Ophelia for whom he had no affection.
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.In the sitcom, her marriage brought her uncle Fester into the family.^ Added to this mix is a crooked accountant and his loan shark and a plot to slip in the shark's son into the family as their long lost Uncle Fester.
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^ The Winning of Morticia Addams (25:36) When Uncle Fester reads a magazine article stating that the happiest marriages are at the most risk of ending...
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^ Crisis In The Addams Family (25:35) Uncle Fester applies for a job as an insurance salesman with the same company which is threatening to cancel...
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Pugsley and Wednesday

.Gomez and Morticia have two children, Pugsley and Wednesday.^ When Morticia Addams ( Anjelica Huston ) gives birth to new baby boy Pubert, the other Addams children, Pugsley ( Jimmy Workman ) and Wednesday ( Christina Ricci ), devise any  Read More .
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^ People said that Addams had married Morticia, the pale dagger in the spidery black dress from The Addams Family , that familiar band of subversives that included Gomez, Lurch, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Thing, and Cousin Itt.
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^ Rome wasn't burned in a night" - Morticia to Gomez ( 1.02 ) "Don't Hurry Home" - Gomez to Wednesday and Pugsley ( 1.13 ) "Nothing says forever like a hole in the ground."
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Wednesday, whose middle name is Friday, was originally—as her name suggests—a quiet, somewhat pathetic child, full of woe. In the TV show she is a sweet-natured, innocent, happy child, largely concerned with her pet spiders. .A favorite toy is her Marie Antoinette doll, which Pugsley had guillotined.^ Granny carries her favorite cauldron, Wednesday one of her Marie Antoinette dolls, Pugsley his chemistry set.
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.The movies gave Wednesday a much more serious and mature personality with a deadpan wit and a morbid fascination with trying to physically harm or possibly murder her brother (she was seen strapping him into an electric chair, for example, and preparing to pull the switch); she is apparently often successful, but Pugsley never dies.^ Wednesday and Pugsley were playing with an electric chair once.
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^ Also unsettling are the extremes to which Wednesday goes to inflict pain on her brother, including strapping him into an electric chair and joyfully flipping the switch.

^ Knives, swords, and other medieval weapons are frequently visible, but their use is rarely seen; a torture device is used on Morticia (to her pleasure), and Pugsley is strapped into an electric chair.

.Like most members of the family he seems to be stronger than most humans, requiring a lot more punishment to be killed.^ 'Jersey Boys,' 'Addams Family' closings keep casts earning more than most :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Entertainment .
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^ The Duke plays his most unsympathetic character--a man willing to kill his kidnapped niece rather than let her live with the Indians.
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^ Insemination Michelle Obama Shows Family Side of Couple During the campaign, the Obama were made to look more like the Addams Family than Cliff and Claire Huxtable.

.For his part, Pugsley is largely either oblivious of the harm his sister tries to inflict on him, or an enthusiastic supporter of it.^ While they try to find a spell to turn him back, the family accept Pugsley the monkey who even gets in on the Family Photo taken by cousin Itt.
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In his first incarnation, Pugsley was depicted as a diabolical, malevolent child next door. In the TV series, he is a devoted older brother and an inventive and mechanical genius. .In the films, he loses his intelligence and independence, and becomes Wednesday's sidekick and younger brother, cheerfully helping her in her evil deeds.^ Synopsis: In this youth-oriented comedy, a grieving football player and his losing team receives a little help from above in order to become champions.
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^ Meanwhile, Wednesday becomes very depressed when she loses her ability to torture Pugsley.
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^ Sam becomes a favorite of the family and Wednesday just about loses herself over him.
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.In the most recent animated series, Pugsley's and Wednesday's personalities seem to be a mix of their previous ones, with Wednesday a happy and somewhat optimistic child, while retaining her sophisticated manner from the movies and Pugsley having regained some of his genius when it comes to chemistry and machines, but his intelligence still seems to be rather underdeveloped at times.^ Wednesday and Pugsley come down the stairs.
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^ Morticia and The Psychiatrist (25:35) Morticia and Gomez seek the counsel of child psychologist, Dr. Black, when Pugsley starts displaying some...
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^ Anyway, unlike Smith's previous movies, this one is jam-packed with movie stars, but the dialogue still pops, and there are still a lot of very funny situations.
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.The children appear to be home-schooled, receiving all the education they require from Grandmama and Uncle Fester.^ It's all about Uncle Fester, isn't it?
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^ They give him to me at Human Services, and I am bringing him, after all these years, after who knows what heartache, after the naked and the dead, I am bringing him home to you.
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^ Uncle Fester was hung in the closet upstairs While Grandmama snoozed in her favorite chair.
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.An attempt was made to enroll them in the local elementary school, but it did not work out, initially.^ The Addams Family Goes to School The school board finds out that Wednesday and Pugsley have never been to school, and insists that they be enrolled immediately.
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^ Jeeves initially seems to be a great replacement, and almost works out.
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^ His initial shows include: Cupboard Man (Fringe First Award), Gaudete (Time Out Director’s Award), The Vinegar Works and The Sweet Shop Owner .
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In later episodes of the television series however, they are depicted as attending the public school.
.In the first movie, the children attend an elementary school where Wednesday is praised for her performance.^ In the first movie, Michael Keaton's performance helped change his image, and Jack Nicholson perfectly embodied the Joker.
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.Both children perform in school play with their uncle's help, and in the second movie they are on summer vacation from school.^ When school budget cuts cancel the play, Gomez gets them to perform Morticia's play.
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^ Morticia, the Playwright Wednesday and Pugsley were kicked out of the school play because they wouldn't do it the way it was written.
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^ It's a fairly low-budget movie, but good editing helps hide the fact that they had only a few giant ant models.
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.In the stage musical, Wednesday is aged to about 18 while Pugsley is kept young.^ Morticia's Romance - Part 2 Wednesday and Pugsley ask to hear the rest of the story about how Gomez and Morticia met.
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^ Wednesday found out that Ginger was an escaped convict from www.escapedconvicts.com 1.18 - Gomez, the Reluctant Lover Pugsley comes home with a crush on his teacher.
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^ Wednesday and Pugsley and young Mr. Glicker here, well, they have just never quite latched on to the Chippewa spirit, nor have some oftheir little comrades.
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.This enables a plot device of Wednesday bringing the family of her first love to dinner to meet the Addamses.^ New Neighbors Meet the Addams Family Newlyweds, Hubert and Amanda Peterson move in to the house they leased next door, owned by the Addamses.
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Pubert

.In the 1993 film Addams Family Values, Gomez and Morticia have a third child, a son named Pubert (voiced by Cheryl Chase), a mustachioed baby who seems to escape certain death through random chance a number of times.^ He says: "My name is Gomez Addams.
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^ Cat Addams (25:37) Morticia is concerned because the family's pet lion, Kitty Cat, seems to have lost his appetite.
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^ People visiting the Addams Family just don't seem to appreciate the 7 foot tall butler "Lurch" or the helping hand (which is just a disembodied hand named "Thing").
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.At some points in the movie flaming arrows that originate off-screen fly by, with the implication that Pubert is the one who shot them.^ Based on a popular Japanese movie, this one features Naomi Watts as a reporter trying to track down the origins of a mysterious videotape that kills anyone who watches it.
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^ Luckily, the movie is able to transcend its B-movie origins to deliver some really wonderful moments.
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^ If you enjoy movies, you must see the original "King Kong" at some point in your life.
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Originally conceived by Charles Addams for the character eventually named Pugsley in the '60s TV series, the name was rejected due to fears that network censors would not allow it because of its similarity to the words "pubic" and "puberty".
.Pubert is referred to in the unrelated 1998 straight-to-video film Addams Family Reunion and the short-lived follow-up series that aired on Fox Family Channel, in which Wednesday states that there used to be a third sibling, but that they ate it.^ This film — a teen horror comedy crossing between The Rocky Horror Show and The Addams Family — suffers somewhat from schizophrenia, some of its 'serious' horror-comic elements being at odds with its farcical side.
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^ The Addams Family Goes to School The school board finds out that Wednesday and Pugsley have never been to school, and insists that they be enrolled immediately.
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^ Art and the Addams Family Wednesday comes back from school after painting a black rainbow and she got an "F" on it.
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Uncle Fester and Grandmama

.Other members of the family who live with Gomez and Morticia include Uncle Fester and Grandmama.^ People said that Addams had married Morticia, the pale dagger in the spidery black dress from The Addams Family , that familiar band of subversives that included Gomez, Lurch, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Thing, and Cousin Itt.
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^ Gomez, all mad impetuosity; Morticia, equal parts fire and ice; Fester, restless ...
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^ Wachowski Sports Briefs: Addams' Groove, with Columnist Gomez Addams Humor columnist Christopher Wilson turns his column over to guest columnist Gomez Addams, who discusses the rich history his family has in sports.

Fester is a bald, barrel-shaped man with dark, sunken eyes and a devilish grin. He seems to carry an electrical charge and can illuminate a light bulb by sticking it in his mouth. .In the original television series, Fester was Morticia's uncle.^ The Winning of Morticia Addams (25:36) When Uncle Fester reads a magazine article stating that the happiest marriages are at the most risk of ending...
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^ Fester Goes on a Diet (25:33) Morticia and Gomez are absolutely bewildered - and a bit worried - when they see Uncle Fester trying to diet...
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^ Morticia & Gomez vs. Fester & Grandmamma (25:37) The Addams mansion becomes a battlefield when Gomez and Morticia tell Grandmama and Uncle Fester that they...
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.In all other animated and filmed content, Fester became Gomez's older brother.^ After hearing Gomez pining for his estranged brother, the beloved Uncle Fester ( Christopher Lloyd ), the Addamses' attorney cooks up a scheme to steal the family fortune.

^ Meanwhile, throughout the show, Fester and Gomez are enjoying "Gotcha Week" with each other.
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^ It belongs to the eldest living descendant, the older of the brothers -- Fester Addams!
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.Grandmama is the maid of the Addams household, and Gomez's mother in the 1960s live-action TV series and also The New Addams Family, where she is given the name "Eudora Addams". In both the movies and the animated TV series, the relation between Grandmama and Gomez seems to have changed from mother-son to mother-in-law.^ Addams Family TV ThemePreview ringtone.
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^ He says: "My name is Gomez Addams.
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^ As the head of the Addam's Family household, Gomez is creepy and cookey, mysterious and ...
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However, according to The Lurch Files website, this is not the case. .She's only referenced as Morticia's mother in the movie series, having the name Esmeralda Frump (Most Addams Family fans consider the third movie, which actually gives the name, non-canon, so it's conceivable that Grandmama may have had another name.^ People visiting the Addams Family just don't seem to appreciate the 7 foot tall butler "Lurch" or the helping hand (which is just a disembodied hand named "Thing").
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^ Cartoon voices: All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (and series), Another Goofy Movie , “Aladdin” (series), various PBS children’s shows.
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^ Plot Synopsis: The Addams Family is not your typical family: they take delight in most of the things that "normal" people would be terrified of.
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.In the first movie, Morticia and Gomez note that "Mother and Father Addams" were killed by an angry mob, removing any possibility that Grandmama could be Gomez' mother in the movie-verse).^ KEYWORDS : Celebrities Based on the hit 1992 movie; stars Raul Julia (Gomez) and Anjelica Huston (Morticia) provided custom speech for this game.
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^ Neat Things: Two great scenes include Fester and Lurch river-dancing, and then Gomez tangoing - first with Morticia and then with Lurch.
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^ Vlad wants to kill Gomez and marry Morticia, but is unsuccessful in his attempts.
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Grandmama is a witch who deals in potions, spells and hexes of all kinds. She even dabbles in fortune-telling. Her trademarks are her shawl and frizzy hair. .In the original TV series, Mother Frump exists as a separate character from Grandmama.^ Bourke's first film was Night of Fear (1973), a short feature originally made as a pilot for the aborted TV series Fright .
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.In the animated series, Grandmama is referred to as "Granny". In the 1993 animated series Granny says, "The name's Granny Frump".[5] In the remake of the series (in which Pancho Addams does not appear), she is both Gomez and Fester's mother.^ He says: "My name is Gomez Addams.
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^ The newspaper says there is a cat burglar in town, and when a bunch of loot is found hidden in the house, Morticia and Mama think Gomez is the cat burglar, while Gomez and Fester think Morticia is the cat burglar.
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^ Fester & Granny vs. Grandpapa Addams Wednesday and Pugsley have been getting spoiled lately by too much attention from Fester and Mama.
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Thing, Lurch, and Cousin Itt

.Another member of the family is seen in the form of a disembodied hand named "Thing". Thing has been Gomez's friend since childhood.^ GOMEZ That's the spirit, Thing - lend a hand!
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^ My name is Gomez Addams, and I have seen evil!
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^ Just then, THING, the disembodied hand with the full-bodied personality, CLIMBS into view over the back of the clock.
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.He (it is implied that he is male) often performs common, everyday tasks such as retrieving the mail, writing a letter or just giving a friendly pat on the shoulder, appearing out of ubiquitous boxes or other convenient containers throughout the house.^ If you make the skill shot, generally there is just enough time for the other ball to get kicked out before being awarded a Jackpot.
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^ The family tries to help him out, and everything looks real rosy when it appears that Lucretia, Fester's date by mail order has arrived.
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^ Later in the show, we find out that Fester and Ginger had been writing each other for only 4 days "but it felt like 5".
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He communicates with the Addamses with a Morse-like alphabet, sign language, writing, and knocking on wood. .In the movies and The New Addams Family Thing was a fully mobile hand, cleanly severed just below the wrist (although no muscle or bone is exposed).^ Get addams family ringtone for your mobile.
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^ People visiting the Addams Family just don't seem to appreciate the 7 foot tall butler "Lurch" or the helping hand (which is just a disembodied hand named "Thing").
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^ Why not fill out our New Addams Family Survey?
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.In the original sitcom, Thing is severed just below the elbow (In the TV series, the lower arm was often seen).^ Bourke's first film was Night of Fear (1973), a short feature originally made as a pilot for the aborted TV series Fright .
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.He lives in an upstairs closet made up as a house-within-a-house, though he is also shown to reside in a cigar box.^ He resides in a box and occasionally comes out to pick up a ball in Thing's Eject, using a magnet.
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^ Thing Thing resides in the gold box that takes up the upper right corner of playfield.
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.In the original TV series, Thing was generally played by Ted Cassidy (the actor who played Lurch).^ Neat Things: Lurch plays a sad song while Pugsley sings: "Feeling kind of bad, can't make my sister mad, and that's most fun I ever had."
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^ They try to find her another suitor - the mailman who zooms off, Lurch wouldn't agree, Fester only dates criminals, and Thing fingers off.
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^ And Sabu, the Indian boy who played the thief, was a fantastic actor, too.
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Thing is called "Dedos" (Fingers), "maozinha" (little hand) or "Coisa" (thing) in Brazil, "Mano" (hand) in Italy, "La Chose" (The Thing) in French and "Eiskaltes Händchen" (ice-cold little hand) in Germany. He was usually a right hand, but Cassidy occasionally used his left, "just to see if anyone noticed".[6]
.Thing was based on a New Yorker cartoon which depicted a shocked mailman reacting to sign posted on the Addams' mansion which warned "Beware of the Thing". While developing the series, Charles Addams was asked what, exactly, was the "thing"? He opined that "thing" was a disembodied head that rolled through the house on various ramps and pulleys.^ The book, written by "Jersey Boys" librettists Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, puts the Addams mansion in New York's Central Park.
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^ "The Addams Family" musical isn't based on the TV show or the films, but rather the original Charles Addams cartoons in The New Yorker, a collection of roughly 50 works featuring a crew of unnamed ghouls that would turn into "The Addams Family" when the TV show started in 1964.
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^ An excellent opening scene has Thing "running" through the house to Pugsley's room with the family following.
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It was decided that a hand would be a bit more palatable. This was to prove a source of some terrible puns.
.It is never made clear exactly what Thing is, whether some sort of actual creature or a somehow reanimated hand from some human person.^ Just then, THING, the disembodied hand with the full-bodied personality, CLIMBS into view over the back of the clock.
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We do know from the 60's sitcom that Thing is not unique. .In episode #38, 'Morticia Meets Royalty', Princess Millicent von Schlepp arrives and produces an elaborate box from which a distinctly feminine hand (played by Carolyn Jones) emerges.^ Gomez reads the tale and the family members play the parts in his tale: Long John (Gomez) was a pirate, who was after the hand of Lady Penelope (Morticia).
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Thing promptly falls in love. .The female thing has an actual name - Lady Fingers - and in another episode we find that Thing, too, has a name - Thing.^ When Lady Fingers leaves, Thing is heartbroken.
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^ They try to find her another suitor - the mailman who zooms off, Lurch wouldn't agree, Fester only dates criminals, and Thing fingers off.
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^ But Thing meanwhile had fallen in love with Prentensia's handmaiden Lady Fingers.
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Or, more specifically, according to Morticia, Thing Thing. Actually, Thing T. Thing, she finally clarifies. At least one other Thing is shown on-screen, when Lady Fingers leaves Ms. von Schlepp's service she is replaced with "Esmeralda," a rather hideous-looking old female claw with jewels and nasty black pointy fingernails. .It would appear that Things are fairly common amongst the family's odd associates.^ Plot Synopsis: The Addams Family is not your typical family: they take delight in most of the things that "normal" people would be terrified of.
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.In addition to Thing, the Addams family also have a tall, ghoulish manservant named Lurch.^ People said that Addams had married Morticia, the pale dagger in the spidery black dress from The Addams Family , that familiar band of subversives that included Gomez, Lurch, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Thing, and Cousin Itt.
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^ Synopsis: The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first.
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^ Lurch's encore a nice touch being the theme song from the original Addams Family show.
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.Lurch serves as a shambling, gravelly-voiced butler, vaguely resembling Frankenstein's Monster though he is a considerable "jack of all trades". He tries to help around the house, although occasionally he botches tasks due to his great size and strength, but is otherwise considered quite a catch by the Addamses for his skill at more personal tasks, such as waxing Uncle Fester's head and amusing the children (to whom he is deeply devoted).^ The board meeting headed by Fester is great.
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^ Then they all try to sneak a part in the movie, but Morticia has more trouble than the others in securing a part.
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^ The family decides to help Lurch pretend that he is the man of the house, and Gomez becomes the butler and Morticia the maid.
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Surprisingly, he is often seen playing the harpsichord and organ with a great degree of skill and somewhat uncharacteristic enthusiasm. .In Addams Family Reunion, Gomez states that Lurch is not really an Addams, and Morticia replies that Lurch has parts of many families, and that he has the heart of an Addams.^ Uh, it was donated by Morticia and Gomez Addams.
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^ People said that Addams had married Morticia, the pale dagger in the spidery black dress from The Addams Family , that familiar band of subversives that included Gomez, Lurch, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Thing, and Cousin Itt.
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^ Broadway actress Bebe Neuwirth (Morticia Addams in "The Addams Family") was paid $60,000 for her appearance at the theater's 2008 gala.
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.In one episode of the 1960s TV series, Lurch's mother, played by actress Ellen Corby, comes to visit.^ Demonic Actress Carol Kane: A Profile of the Lady Who Has Played a Fairy, a Ghost and a Grandmamma Actress Carol Kane has played a unique series of characters in her career, including a ghost, a fairy, a grandma and even Mother Nature.

^ Melissa Lawson Actress Carol Kane - A Profile of the Lady Who Has Played a Fairy, a Ghost and a Grandma Actress Carol Kane has played a unique series of characters in her career, including a ghost, a fairy, a grandma and even Mother Nature.

^ Neat Things: This was officially the first show of the series, but episode 13 - to coincide with the 1998 Halloween season was actually the first one broadcast.
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She is a short, over-bearing little old lady. .Lurch also seems to have a certain level of imperviousness; in Addams Family Values, a 20-pound cannonball is dropped from the top of the Addams' mansion, landing directly on his head, seemingly with no ill effect.^ Mansion Hit Cousin It : This is a 20 second timed round, during which all targets score 200K. Each hit to Cousin It, however, increases the target value by 50K, and scores 2M points.
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^ Cousin It This starts a 20-second round in which all switches score a certain value ("It's Cousin It!"
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^ Nathan Lane & Bebe Neuwirth to head 'Addams Family' Broadway version cast???
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.In the sitcom, he was capable of speech; beckoned by the pull of a noose-shaped rope which rang a loud thunderous gong he would answer with a signature monotone, brusque and bass-voiced, "You rang?". In the theatrical movies Lurch never spoke, using only grunts, sighs or simple gesticulations.^ Really, if you've never seen this film, you have no right to call yourself a movie fan.
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^ Lurch forgets his lines: he was supposed to say "You Rang".
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^ You never see any ghosts, so the viewer is forced to use his or her own imagination, and all the really scary monsters live there .
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.The New Addams Family returned to the original style, right down to the noose bellrope that rang a gong.^ Bear Kick Ramp (Center Ramp): Each center ramp shot awards 1 Bear Kick (2 when lit via the near left inlane), lights the Electric Chair if it is not lit, and returns the ball down the right inlane.
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^ Why not fill out our New Addams Family Survey?
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^ Synopsis: The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first.
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.Lurch also seemed a little bit more polite than his earlier counterparts.^ Simon proves to be more efficient than expected, and Lurch tries hard to get rid of him.
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.Cousin Itt (spelled as "Cousin It" in the movies and the pinball game), who often visits the family, is short-statured and has long hair which covers his entire body from scalp to floor.^ While they try to find a spell to turn him back, the family accept Pugsley the monkey who even gets in on the Family Photo taken by cousin Itt.
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^ Cousin Itt's Problem Cousin Itt comes for a visit with his dog named Them.
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^ Introduction This is version 2.0 of my Guide to The Addams Family pinball game.
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Cousin Itt drives a 3-wheeled car: a Messerschmitt KR175.[7] Although in the series he is shown wearing opera gloves, it is unclear what, if anything, is beneath the hair. .In episode 34 of season 1 of the original television series, when Gomez asks Cousin Itt what is underneath all the hair, Cousin Itt replies, "Roots."^ There was the famous hairball, named Cousin Itt in the television series.
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^ Neat Things: Cousin Itt makes a brief appearance in this episode.
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^ The worst line of the series: Morticia is on the swing and asks, "Gomez?
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He is known to speak in a high-pitched nonsensical gibberish that only the family seems to understand. .Although in the "My Fair Cousin Itt" episode of the sitcom, Morticia and Gomez teach Cousin Itt to speak in an understandable voice.^ The added 'commentaries' on several episodes by Thing and Cousin Itt are as irritating and unnecessary as they are bizarre.
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^ Neat Things: Cousin Itt makes a brief appearance in this episode.
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^ My Fair Cousin Itt Cousin Itt was very disappointed that he didn't get the role of Hamlet at the theatre.
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In the second animated series, Itt is a super-spy for the U.S. Government. .In the movies he falls in love with a human woman, Margaret, and marries her after her first husband, Tully the lawyer, is disposed of by the Addams children.^ Residential Drug Rehab Jane Addams: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jane Addams was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

^ I'm just like any modern woman, trying to have it all-- loving husband, a family.
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^ Synopsis: A repossession agent falls in love with a woman whose father is high on his list of priority accounts in this romantic drama.
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.He and Margaret (whose child with Tully is missing since the school recital in the first film) go on to have a child in Addams Family Values named "What" (from the obstetrician's reaction).^ People visiting the Addams Family just don't seem to appreciate the 7 foot tall butler "Lurch" or the helping hand (which is just a disembodied hand named "Thing").
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^ Synopsis: The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first.
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^ The Addams Family 1953's House of Wax Review of the original 1953's House of Wax film.

.In Addams Family Values, Cousin Itt performs the wedding of Fester, demonstrating he has some sort of title and legal power that is not explained in the movie.^ People said that Addams had married Morticia, the pale dagger in the spidery black dress from The Addams Family , that familiar band of subversives that included Gomez, Lurch, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Thing, and Cousin Itt.
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^ While they try to find a spell to turn him back, the family accept Pugsley the monkey who even gets in on the Family Photo taken by cousin Itt.
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^ Document number: V3405D801 Date of Recordation: August 22, 1997 Entire Copyright Document: V3405 P801-806 Title: The Addams Family.
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.In Latin America, Cousin Itt is called "Tio Cosa" (Uncle Thing) and he is Morticia's brother.^ Neat Things: Cousin Itt makes a brief appearance in this episode.
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^ Thing's Romance Morticia's cousin Pretensia comes for a visit.
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^ People said that Addams had married Morticia, the pale dagger in the spidery black dress from The Addams Family , that familiar band of subversives that included Gomez, Lurch, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Thing, and Cousin Itt.
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.In Italian, It is known both as "cugino It" and "cugino Coso". Another cousin named "Cousin Cackle" is depicted as residing in the caves beneath the Addams mansion, often heard laughing in a cackling manner, and appearing in one Halloween episode of the television series to participate in a seance.^ There was the famous hairball, named Cousin Itt in the television series.
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^ The story most often heard concerned a Charles Addams cartoon about a ghoul in a maternity room, come to claim his offspring.
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^ It was, of course, inspired by the television series of the same name.
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Pets

.In the sitcom, references are made to an innumerable collection of bizarre and unconventional creatures such as hawks, bats and alligators although there were a handful with some consistency throughout the various media the family appeared in.^ What a wonderful family, although there's one fella I haven't met yet.
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.Kitty Cat is the family lion, and can be seen in several episodes roaming around the house (Though not seen in the 1991 film, Gomez can be heard shouting 'Down, Kitty!'^ The film opens as Dennis ( Mason Gamble ) is seen careening down a sidewalk in a beautiful and  Read More .
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while going to the vault to pay Tully, while a lion's roar can be heard). The entire family regards Kitty Cat as they would an average housecat, and seem flummoxed at the notion that Kitty Cat is in any way dangerous. .Pugsley has an octopus called Aristotle, and Wednesday a large collection of spiders with only one she mentions in particular by name, Homer.^ You can always get the extra ball when it is lit by shooting this ramp, but only 1 of the other 3 things may be collected at a time on any one shot.
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Coincidentally, in Latin America Gomez is called "Homero" (Homer). The family also has a pair of piranha named Tristan and Isolde who live in a fish tank and a vulture named Zelda (changed to Muerto for the first film).
.Cleopatra is an African Strangler, a man-eating plant (similar to Audrey 2 from Little Shop Of Horrors), belonging to Morticia.^ Neat Things: Cleopatra is an obvious take-off of the Little Shop of Horrors plant.
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^ Cleopatra, Green of the Nile Cleopatra, the family's carnivorous plant (who is part Komodo Dragon on her mother's side), is a little too greedy at feeding time and becomes ill.
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^ In ONE WINDOW, a LITTLE MECHANICAL GOMEZ bends a MECHANICAL MORTICIA back until she's almost off her feet and plants a kiss between her clockwork decolletage.
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.The plant eats meatballs made of yak and other tasty meats specially prepared and more often than not, spoon-fed to her.^ Then they all try to sneak a part in the movie, but Morticia has more trouble than the others in securing a part.
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^ Mike Myers Halloween Horror Shows You May Have Missed More horror movies have been made than probably any other single genre of film.

^ Far more pro-werewolf than any other horror movie out there.
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Morticia had Cleopatra before she and Gomez married, having grown her from a seedling. .In season 1, The Addams Family Meets the V.I.P.'s, Gomez states that Cleopatra is only 3 years old.^ The Addams Family (season 2) .
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^ (CONTINUED) THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/15/91 89A. 124 CONTINUED: 124 GOMEZ It's not so!
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^ The moribund hero can be seen and heard only by his 12-year-old nephew, Danny Walker ( Joe Pichler )  Read More .
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The Mansion

.The Addams family's mansion has had many different incarnations over the years.^ Conclusion This "Addams Family" guide has been brought to you by Brian Dominy (gt6139a@prism.gatech.edu) but with the help of many others.
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^ Halloween With the Addams Family Halloween: It's the most wonderful time of the year for the Addamses.
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^ Many of the scenes from the New Addams Family opening credits are from this show.
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.It made its first appearance (at least, the interior did) at the same time as Morticia and Lurch, in one of Charles Addams's cartoons.^ Mama markets her "Mama Addams Beauty Cream", Morticia does pet grooming, Wednesday and Pugsley first sell refreshments and then babysit, and Fester with Lurch's help open "Macho Male Escort Service".
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^ (You don't get to shoot for the Jackpot after either one is collected the first time, but who cares?
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^ Synopsis: The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first.
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The house was depicted as being a dilapidated mansion that had been condemned (and was seemingly haunted, due to the strange creatures at the top of the staircase). .Since then, it had become almost a character itself, and served as the main setting for the rest of the cartoons featuring the Addams family.^ Synopsis: The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first.
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^ In October 1994, The Addams Family was put back in production with a special run of 'Gold Edition' machines to commemorate the machine becoming the best selling machine of all time.
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^ Taught to us by our Cossack cousins, the mamushka has been an Addams family tradition since God knows when.
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.Stories surrounding the mansion (in video games, primarily) are common, and the house's origins and specific nature are explored more deeply in The New Addams Family than any other incarnation.^ The book, written by "Jersey Boys" librettists Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, puts the Addams mansion in New York's Central Park.
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^ When Morticia Addams ( Anjelica Huston ) gives birth to new baby boy Pubert, the other Addams children, Pugsley ( Jimmy Workman ) and Wednesday ( Christina Ricci ), devise any  Read More .
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^ 'Jersey Boys,' 'Addams Family' closings keep casts earning more than most :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Entertainment .
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In the 1960s TV series, the house was given an address: 0001 Cemetery Lane. Its design was also changed somewhat and modeled after the Syracuse University Hall of Languages. Instead of being a dilapidated house, it was now practically a museum filled with odd statues, trophies, and other interesting things. The house also sported a playroom with medieval racks, nailbeds, iron maidens, and stockades for "relaxing."
.The house once again became a condemned mansion in the New Scooby-Doo Movies TV show, in which the Addamses made a guest appearance.^ Mike Myers Halloween Horror Shows You May Have Missed More horror movies have been made than probably any other single genre of film.

^ The Addamses are big fans of Mr. Deville and get him to make the movie at the house.
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^ Morticia, the Matchmaker Cousin Melancholia's fiancee ran out and left her, so she shows up at the Addamses house all despondent.
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.In the following Addams Family 1970s cartoon, the mansion was mounted on a trailer and dragged all over the world with the globetrotting Addams clan.^ In October 1994, The Addams Family was put back in production with a special run of 'Gold Edition' machines to commemorate the machine becoming the best selling machine of all time.
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^ After a beat, all the toddlers begin to CRY and WAIL. CUT TO: THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/20/90 98 .
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^ CUT TO: 127 EXT. ADDAMS MANSION - DAY 127 The family members TROOP to the car with their few possessions.
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.The two Addams Family movies in 1991 and 1993, along with the second animated series in 1992, resurrected the mansion's original exterior design from the Charles Addams cartoons.^ Metacommentary The Addams Family was released in 1991, and was designed by Pat Lawlor, creator of Whirlwind, Funhouse, and later, Twilight Zone and Road Show.
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^ "The Addams Family" musical isn't based on the TV show or the films, but rather the original Charles Addams cartoons in The New Yorker, a collection of roughly 50 works featuring a crew of unnamed ghouls that would turn into "The Addams Family" when the TV show started in 1964.
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^ Synopsis: Inspired more by the 1960s TV series than by the original Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons, The Addams Family proved to be one of the more successful of the TV shows-turned-movies of the 1990s.
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.The movie Addams Family Values had the mansion appearing exactly as it did in Charles Addams' drawing of the family about to dump boiling oil on a group of carolers from the roof (a gag that was acted out in the opening sequence of the previous film).^ THE ADDAMS FAMILY by Larry Wilson and Caroline Thompson Rewrite by Paul Rudnick based on the characters of Charles Addams SHOOTING SCRIPT April 11, 1991 THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/6/90 FADE IN: A1 EXT. ADDAMS MANSION FRONT STEPS - CHRISTMAS EVE A1 A GROUP OF CAROLERS, their eager faces upturned, SINGS an endless and cloying roundelay of "Little Drummer Boy."
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^ The out-of-town tryout hasn't always been a snap for "The Addams Family," which recently brought in Broadway veteran Jerry Zaks to work on the show before its New York opening.
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^ Synopsis: The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first.
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.The New Addams Family provided a cross between the original TV show's mansion and the movie/comic strip's mansion.^ Many of the scenes from the New Addams Family opening credits are from this show.
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^ There are differences between the new TAF Gold and the original, such as: Gold-colored lockdown bars, jet bumper caps, vaults, and Thing boxes.
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^ Death and Dying 2008 Wiztober and 13 Nights of Halloween TV Schedule for Families Don't miss your favorite Halloween movies and TV show episodes on Disney's Wiztober, Cartoon Network, or The Family Channel this Halloween season.

.The mansion remained a condemned building (According to Morticia, it had actually been condemned five times), and the interior had various dangerous objects and odd statues just like the original TV show.^ I'm glad to see he's still working but why isn't he seen more on TV? The packaging is very attractive and the prints are pristine; it's almost like watching the show for the first time.
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^ Neat Things: The best scene in the show was a video-like sequence with Fester and the family trying on various toupees.
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^ In one scene, Melancholia gets dressed up and acts just like Morticia.
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.The entrance gate (nicknamed, appropriately, "Gate" in the original TV show and the 1991 film) was now overgrown with foliage.^ C.U. on the TV set - Gomez is now watching Geraldo Rivera, hosting his tabloid style show.
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.A cemetery was moved next to the house (a change that also occurred in the two feature films and the 1977 reunion special), and there were now various secret rooms and passages.^ They detect a power source coming from the Addams house and change themselves into two earthlings: Greg and Marsha.
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^ The inside front door of the Addams house seems to have changed, and now is solid wood with bars in the window.
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^ New Neighbors Meet the Addams Family Newlyweds, Hubert and Amanda Peterson move in to the house they leased next door, owned by the Addamses.
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The mailbox and door knockers seem to be alive. .When Gomez and Morticia first moved in as the home's owners (though Gomez and Grandmama had been residents even before then), they thought it was haunted.^ Gomez and Morticia are both so "impetuous" - they just can't wait to open each other's presents.
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^ He wants to keep it, but the owners show up, and Gomez and Morticia give it back.
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^ Gomez and Morticia ( 1.58 ) "Make sure they spoil their appetites" - Gomez to Lurch regarding Wednesday and Pugsley ( 1.61 ) "Why are men so predictable?"
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They regret that it wasn't, "but you can't have everything." But the existence of the ghost of Aunt Minerva proves otherwise (though she may have "moved in" just recently). .It's also mentioned that the home is made of titanium instead of wood (and is consequently bomb-proof), has 26 (or maybe 27) rooms -- if Fester has made a new addition with his cannon—and the house has apparently been in the family for centuries.^ An excellent opening scene has Thing "running" through the house to Pugsley's room with the family following.
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^ New Neighbors Meet the Addams Family Newlyweds, Hubert and Amanda Peterson move in to the house they leased next door, owned by the Addamses.
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The area surrounding the house can be described briefly as a wasteland, with swamps, a moat, and the like. The address was also changed to 1313 Cemetery Lane in a reference to 1313 Mockingbird Lane, the home of The Munsters.
In the stage musical, the mansion is moved to two acres in Central Park, New York City.

Houseguests

.Guests include Morticia's older sister Ophelia (also played by Carolyn Jones in the sitcom), Morticia's cousin Melancholia and Morticia's mother (including Fester and Gomez' sister), Hester Frump (played in the sitcom by Margaret Hamilton, wearing her Miss Almira Gulch dress from The Wizard of Oz)[citation needed].^ FESTER (joyfully, to Gomez and Morticia) Come on!
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^ Includes long Morticia dress.
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^ MORTICIA Fester adores Gomez!
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.The Addamses have many other eccentric relatives who, in the sitcom, are described but never shown—unless they appear in one of the bizarre family portraits seen hanging on the walls.^ Conclusion This "Addams Family" guide has been brought to you by Brian Dominy (gt6139a@prism.gatech.edu) but with the help of many others.
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^ No one knows who played him-—the actor is credited as "Max Schreck"--an obvious pseudonym ("Schreck" is German for "fear")--and there are no other records of his identity.
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^ The Addams Family Goes to School The school board finds out that Wednesday and Pugsley have never been to school, and insists that they be enrolled immediately.
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Neighbors

.Most of the Addamses' neighbors are less than understanding of the family's eccentricities.^ 'Jersey Boys,' 'Addams Family' closings keep casts earning more than most :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Entertainment .
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^ Halloween With the Addams Family Halloween: It's the most wonderful time of the year for the Addamses.
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^ New Neighbors Meet the Addams Family Newlyweds, Hubert and Amanda Peterson move in to the house they leased next door, owned by the Addamses.
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Within the larger community, the Addamses are viewed as eccentric, dangerous, or worse. .Both the TV shows and movies deal with outsiders attempting to understand and "correct" the behavior of the family, and remain frustrated and horrified by the things that the Addamses find amusing.^ Morticia and the Psychiatrist Pugsley came back from school and the family was horrified to find out that he joined the Junior Troopers.
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^ Synopsis: In this drama, based on a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald , a depressive, middle-aged writer attempting to make a comeback at a movie studio must deal with his enemies.
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^ Synopsis: Inspired more by the 1960s TV series than by the original Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons, The Addams Family proved to be one of the more successful of the TV shows-turned-movies of the 1990s.
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The Addamses, for their part, are just the opposite, and are often shocked and horrified at the actions of conventional society.
.The second animated series introduced three new regular characters: the Normanmeyers (Norman, Normina, and N.J.), a family of "normal" people living across the street from the Addamses.^ Inspired by the cartoon characters of Charles Addams and based on the classic 1960s television series, THE ADDAMS FAMILY re-introduces the world to the Addamses, a ghoulishly demented family who embraces the morbid side of life.

^ More Inspired by the cartoon characters of Charles Addams and based on the classic 1960s television series, THE ADDAMS FAMILY re-introduces the world to the Addamses, a ghoulishly demented family who embraces the morbid side of life.

.While Norman and Normina are constantly appalled and shocked at the Addams' macabre behavior, their son N.J. counts Wednesday and Pugsley as his best friends.^ Saving Private Addams Wednesday and Pugsley get expelled from school again.
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^ Fester & Granny vs. Grandpapa Addams Wednesday and Pugsley have been getting spoiled lately by too much attention from Fester and Mama.
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^ EXT. SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF THE WAMPUM COURT - DAY 136 Wednesday and Pugsley have set up a LEMONADE STAND, their contribution to the Addams' financial well-being.
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Norman owns and works at an underwear factory and is utterly obsessed with underwear, decorating the entire Normanmeyer house with an underwear motif, which arguably makes him less "normal" than the Addamses themselves. Norman was played by Rob Paulsen, Normina was voiced by Edie McClurg, and N.J. was performed by Dick Beals.

The paranormal nature of the Addamses

Unlike The Munsters, which explicitly stated its characters' supernatural identities, the exact nature of the Addamses is never established. They all seem to share a bond with the occult and supernatural. .Uncle Fester is often portrayed as something of a mad scientist, and Grandmama as a fortune-teller, but these activities don't really explain the Addamses' seemingly immortal state.^ After hearing Gomez pining for his estranged brother, the beloved Uncle Fester ( Christopher Lloyd ), the Addamses' attorney cooks up a scheme to steal the family fortune.

.Much of the food they live on is inedible or outright deadly for normal humans to eat, and they take an interest in painful activities like walking across minefields or having a sharp pendulum cut them in half.^ Vlad's being cut in half and having a hole blown through him were less than spectacular, although Vlad's pulling the toothpick out of his mouth was not bad.
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In the 1960s television series, virtually every member of the family demonstrates some uniquely "non-human" trait:
.
  • Morticia is able to light candles with the touch of a fingertip.
  • Morticia asks a visitor if they mind if she smokes, then crosses her arms and literally starts "smoking" (emitting curls of smoke from her body).
  • Gomez is remarkably athletic, his cigar lights the instant he draws it out of his breast pocket and extinguishes when replaced, and he can perform complicated calculations in his head (making a mechanical sound as he does so).^ Morticia shooting a candle off Gomez' head with a flaming crossbow.
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    ^ Gomez and Morticia are both so "impetuous" - they just can't wait to open each other's presents.
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    ^ They belong to GOMEZ, who stands in the doorway to A2 INT. FESTER'S ROOM A2 Gomez wears a fez and a smoking jacket over his pajamas.
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    .He often tells time by reading the time from his wristwatch (which runs slow), then his pocket watch (which runs fast) and then calculating the difference between the two.
  • Fester can generate both electricity and magnetism and powers a lightbulb in his mouth as a party piece.^ The inside of the front door is considerably different in the 2nd last episode ( 1.64 ), and in a running gag, the object that is in the shark's mouth is different every show.
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    ^ Locking two balls lights both the Electric Chair and the Vault (the red lamps) to release all balls and begin Multi-Ball, and also turns on the Power magnets.
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    ^ The Power is active during certain times and is basically 3 spinning magnets that can absolutely wreak havoc with balls on top of the playfield.
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    .In The New Addams Family he can also explode at will without harm.^ Why not fill out our New Addams Family Survey?
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    ^ Many of the scenes from the New Addams Family opening credits are from this show.
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    ^ Brittany's Page Our Mummies Alive Home Page You can reach us by e-mail at: Disclaimer - The New Addams Family is the property of Shavick.
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    Additionally, he suffers from a severe migraine that can be cured by compressing his head in a vise, and apparently causes no harm upon him. .He also likes to recharge in his electric chair.
  • Grandmama, in addition to being able to whip up potions of varying effects, can fly on a broom.
  • Pugsley is able to hang from tree branches by his teeth, although this trait is only referred to and not seen.^ The third can be locked in the electric chair or the vault on the second multiball, but only the Vault will be able to lock ball three to start the third Multiball.
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    ^ EXT. SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF THE WAMPUM COURT - DAY 136 Wednesday and Pugsley have set up a LEMONADE STAND, their contribution to the Addams' financial well-being.
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    ^ IN ANOTHER WINDOW, A MECHANICAL PUGSLEY hangs a MECHANICAL WEDNESDAY from a noose on a gallows, up and down.
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    He is also depicted as being able to survive any mortal injuries and survive his sister's attempts to kill him. He is also a bit more normal (personality-wise) than the rest of the Addams clan.
  • Six-year-old Wednesday is strong enough to bring her father down with a judo hold, and able to survive any mortal injuries inflicted upon her by Pugsley.
  • Lurch, a Frankenstein's Monster-like being, is superhumanly strong.
  • Thing, who is only seen as a hand reaching out of various boxes around the mansion, can apparently travel from box to box almost instantaneously.
None of these traits are considered unusual by any others in the family, but treated simply as individual talents that anyone might possess. All take pleasure in enduring such experiences as lying on a bed of nails, being stretched on a rack, and so on.
.Occasionally, the 1960s series features guest characters who share the Addamses' tastes, which—along with the fact that the family obviously purchases its yak meat, explosives, etc.^ Wachowski Sports Briefs: Addams' Groove, with Columnist Gomez Addams Humor columnist Christopher Wilson turns his column over to guest columnist Gomez Addams, who discusses the rich history his family has in sports.

from somewhere—implies an entire subculture of people who share the family's tastes .(as seen in several Charles Addams cartoons).^ Synopsis: The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first.
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^ Less a remake of the old TV series (or it would've sucked), this pays more homage to the morbidly funny cartoons of Charles Addams.
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.In contrast, the Addamses themselves consider such things as daisies, chocolate fudge, the Boy Scouts, and other such traditionally "wholesome" things—as well as any distaste for such things as swamps, octopoda, and hanging upside-down from the ceiling—to be odd, if not outright disturbing.^ Gomez hangs upside down from the balcony.
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^ Mansion rooms, Stars, Swamp 5X, and Thing Flips cannot be collected during this and any other multiballs.
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^ Jet James ( Christopher Lloyd ) was a popular and influential rock star in the late '60s, but 30 years down the road, things are not going well for him.
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Fester once cited a neighbor family's meticulous petunia patches as evidence that they were "nothing but riff-raff".

References to contemporary culture

.In the television series based on Addams' cartoon characters the Addamses make various references to contemporary cultural issues.^ Inspired by the cartoon characters of Charles Addams and based on the classic 1960s television series, THE ADDAMS FAMILY re-introduces the world to the Addamses, a ghoulishly demented family who embraces the morbid side of life.

^ More Inspired by the cartoon characters of Charles Addams and based on the classic 1960s television series, THE ADDAMS FAMILY re-introduces the world to the Addamses, a ghoulishly demented family who embraces the morbid side of life.

^ Series: The Addams Family, AF-12 Variant title: The Addams Family at sea (66-12) Copyright Claimant: Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
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One of the more intriguing is a very early TV reference to electronic computers in a 1964 episode in which it is said that 'electronic computers cannot vote'.
.
In another episode from the original sitcom, the family is searching for Pegleg's treasure map.
^ TV! Search Search TV The Addams Family Meets the V.I.P.'s Episodes Bonus Video Clips RELATED LINKS .
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Morticia directs Grandmama to search the discoteque.

Television, film, games, musical and other appearances

Live-action

The Addams Family (TV series)

.In 1964, the ABC-TV network created a television series based on Addams' cartoon characters.^ Synopsis: The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first.
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^ Addams Family 2008 Wiztober and 13 Nights of Halloween TV Schedule for Families Don't miss your favorite Halloween movies and TV show episodes on Disney's Wiztober, Cartoon Network, or The Family Channel this Halloween season.

^ Great music, great stop-motion animation, great characters (based on designs by director Tim Burton), and a great story combine to create what may be Disney's best animated feature ever.
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.The series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons in 64 half-hour episodes (September 18, 1964 – September 2, 1966).^ This volume gives you episodes from season one and the first episodes of season two for a total of 21 episodes so this would be the DVD set I'd recommend if you're considering buying only one.
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^ Two and a Half Men Season 6 .
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.During the original television run of The Addams Family television series, The New Yorker editor William Shawn refused to publish any Addams Family cartoons, though he continued to publish other Charles Addams cartoons.^ Conclusion This "Addams Family" guide has been brought to you by Brian Dominy (gt6139a@prism.gatech.edu) but with the help of many others.
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^ Why not fill out our New Addams Family Survey?
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^ Any rounds running when the Tour is started continue to run during the Tour.
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.Shawn regarded his magazine as targeting a more refined readership, and did not want it associated with characters who could be seen on television by just anybody.^ FESTER My own dear brother - who could be more precious?
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^ Morticia calls a psychiatrist who suggests that Pugsley just wants their attention, and to indulge him.
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After Shawn's 1987 retirement, the characters were welcomed back to The New Yorker.
.The TV series featured a memorable theme song, written and arranged by longtime Hollywood composer Vic Mizzy.^ Helper The Five Best American TV Theme Songs with Lyrics These theme songs all had lyrics written especially for them, rather than taking an existing song and applying it as the theme song.

^ By Timothy Sexton   |  Published 12/14/2007 More topics: Tv Theme Songs .

^ Tv Theme Songs .

The song's arrangement was dominated by a harpsichord, and featured finger-snaps as percussive accompaniment. Actor Ted Cassidy, reprising his "Lurch" voice, punctuated the lyrics with words like "neat," "sweet," and "petite." Mizzy's theme was popular enough to enjoy a single release, though it failed to make the national charts. .(The song was briefly revived in 2007 for a series of "Addams Family" TV commercials for M&M's candies.^ Fans of the freaky and fun Addams Family TV show will enjoy ...
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^ Now you can be Wednesday from the everpopular series the Addams Family.
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^ Addams Family The Top 10 Coolest Halloween Songs Looking for some great ideas for Halloween Music for your next Haunted House or Birthday Party?

)

The Addams Family Fun-House

.In late 1972, ABC produced a pilot for a musical variety show titled The Addams Family Fun-House.^ Fans of the freaky and fun Addams Family TV show will enjoy ...
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^ Metacommentary The Addams Family was released in 1991, and was designed by Pat Lawlor, creator of Whirlwind, Funhouse, and later, Twilight Zone and Road Show.
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^ Document number: V3405D801 Date of Recordation: August 22, 1997 Entire Copyright Document: V3405 P801-806 Title: The Addams Family.
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.The cast included Jack Riley and Liz Torres as Gomez and Morticia (the pair also co-wrote the special), Stubby Kaye as Uncle Fester, Pat McCormack as Lurch and Butch Patrick as Pugsley.^ FESTER (joyfully, to Gomez and Morticia) Come on!
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^ MORTICIA Fester adores Gomez!
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^ Mama markets her "Mama Addams Beauty Cream", Morticia does pet grooming, Wednesday and Pugsley first sell refreshments and then babysit, and Fester with Lurch's help open "Macho Male Escort Service".
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The pilot aired in 1973, but was not picked up for a series.

Halloween With The New Addams Family

.A TV reunion movie, Halloween With The New Addams Family, aired on NBC Sunday October 30, 1977. It featured most of the original cast, except Blossom Rock, who had played Grandmama but was very ill at the time; she was replaced by Jane Rose.^ Halloween With the Addams Family Halloween: It's the most wonderful time of the year for the Addamses.
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^ The Addams Family The Madness Ends with Army of Darkness Contrary to most sequels, this last episode in the Evil Dead Trilogy is the best of the three.

^ Mulder Five Reasons Why Christina Ricci is Smoking Hot The little girl remembered for playing Wednesday Addams in "The Addams Family" has grown up to become an accomplished -- and very sexy -- actress.

.Gomez's brother, Pancho, is staying with the Family while Gomez goes to a lodge meeting in Tombstone, Arizona.^ Neat Things: The family goes all out in supporting Gomez.
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.Gomez is jealous of his brother, who once courted Morticia.^ "Because it makes it easier for us to control them" - Wednesday and Morticia ( 1.62 ) "A woman likes a man who breaks the rules once in a while.
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^ When he arrives and he and Morticia start reminiscing, Gomez becomes insanely jealous.
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^ When he fails, he calls up Dr. LeBlanc who comes over and tries to steal Morticia from Gomez.
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.Halloween is nigh, and Pancho tells the legend of Cousin Shy, who distributes gifts and carves pumpkins (similar to the Great Pumpkin).^ Also noted are the best websites for free printable Halloween pumpkin-carving stencils.

^ South Side The Most Amazing Creative Pumpkin-Carving Stencils Ever The author tells us how to carve a pumpkin with the more creative pumpkin-carving stencils.

^ Halloween Pumpkin Carving Whatever Happened to TV Gals like Cissy from Family Affair and Jo from Facts of Life?

.Actually, Gomez has been lured off by crooks, who've bugged the house in order to steal the Family fortune.^ The family decides to help Lurch pretend that he is the man of the house, and Gomez becomes the butler and Morticia the maid.
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^ Death Visits the Addams Family The Grim Reaper (Death) knocks on the door of the Addams house and asks for Gomez Addams.
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^ When she comes to the Addams family house to inform them about it, she is led to believe that Gomez sent it.
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Lafferty, the boss, sends Mikey to investigate. Wednesday Senior is home from music academy, where she studied the piccolo (she breaks glass with it). .Pugsley Senior is home from Nairobi medical school, where he's training to be a witch doctor.^ At home, Pugsley wrecks father's favorite engine on his train set.
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^ Fester teaches the ABC's of TNT. 1.46 - Horseplay An animal follows Pugsley home from school.
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Gomez and Morticia meanwhile have had a new set of kids, Wednesday Jr. and Pugsley Jr, who are exact copies of the original kids. Mikey panics and flees after treading on Kitty Cat's tail. .The crooks have a fake Gomez and Morticia to help in their plans, along with two strong-arm goons, Hercules and Atlas.^ The family decides to help Lurch pretend that he is the man of the house, and Gomez becomes the butler and Morticia the maid.
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^ Neat Things: Two great scenes include Fester and Lurch river-dancing, and then Gomez tangoing - first with Morticia and then with Lurch.
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^ So Gomez bribes a crooked art dealer to lie to Morticia in order to give her delusions of talent.
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.Gomez returns home for the Halloween party and trimming of the scarecrow.^ This Gomez Addams costume will let you bring everyoneᅵs favorite kooky family to the Halloween party this year.
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The movie had a slightly different version of the theme song. The finger snaps were used, but not the lyrics.
Lafferty poses as Quincy Addams (from Boston) to get in. .He has his men tie up Gomez and Morticia and his doubles take their places, confusing Pancho, who's still got the hots for Morticia.^ Morticia holds up the garment she's been knitting - it's a BABY JUMPER WITH THREE LEGS. GOMEZ (ecstatic) Cara mia...
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^ He takes one of the love letters that Gomez sent to Morticia, and sends it to his teacher.
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^ He wants to keep it, but the owners show up, and Gomez and Morticia give it back.
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Lurch scares off the thugs and terrifies the assistant crook. Fester, trying to be nice, puts Lafferty on the rack. Lafferty tries to escape through the secret passage and steps on Kitty Cat's tail. When the police arrive, they surrender. The Addamses are then free to celebrate Halloween happily.

Films

.In the 1990s, Orion Pictures (which by then had inherited the rights to the series) developed a film version, The Addams Family (released on November 22, 1991).^ Metacommentary The Addams Family was released in 1991, and was designed by Pat Lawlor, creator of Whirlwind, Funhouse, and later, Twilight Zone and Road Show.
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^ Series: The Addams Family, AF-12 Variant title: The Addams Family at sea (66-12) Copyright Claimant: Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
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^ Now you can be Wednesday from the everpopular series the Addams Family.
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.Due to the studio's financial troubles at the time, Orion sold the US rights to the film to Paramount Pictures.^ Mintaka Films, B.V. Nitah, B.V. Orion Pictures Company, Ltd.
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^ Equal justice & 19 other titles Mintaka Films, B.V. Nitah, B.V. Orion Pictures Company, Ltd.
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^ Mintaka Films, B.V. Orion Pictures Company (Japan) Ltd.
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.Upon the film's initial success, a sequel followed: Addams Family Values (released on November 19, 1993, with worldwide distribution by Paramount).^ Metacommentary The Addams Family was released in 1991, and was designed by Pat Lawlor, creator of Whirlwind, Funhouse, and later, Twilight Zone and Road Show.
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^ The Addams Family 1953's House of Wax Review of the original 1953's House of Wax film.

^ Addams Family Values Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Barry Sonnenfeld movie sequel to The Addams Family Addams Family Values Script - Dialogue Transcript .
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.Loosened content restrictions allowed the films to use far more grotesque humor that strove to keep the original spirit of the Addams cartoons (in fact, several gags were lifted straight from the single panel cartoons).^ Mike Myers Halloween Horror Shows You May Have Missed More horror movies have been made than probably any other single genre of film.

^ The Addams Family 1953's House of Wax Review of the original 1953's House of Wax film.

^ Faster, more kinetic, more dramatic, more amazing, more bullets--and "Hard Boiled" is one of the most accessible of his original Hong Kong films.
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.The two movies used the same cast, except for Grandmama, played by Judith Malina in the first film and Carol Kane in the second.^ Synopsis: The final installment in the Back to the Future trilogy picks up where the second film left off, but it casts off the dizzying time travel of the first two films for mostly routine comedy set in the Old West.
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^ This movie may also qualify as one of the first independent films--low-budget, not connected to a major studio, with lots of emphasis on quirky characters and realistic dialogue.
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^ Besides the justly-famous satire and comic sequences, the film shows a lot of obvious affection for Universal's monster movies (the laboratory set is the same one used in the original movie).
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A script for a third film was prepared in 1994, but was abandoned after the sudden death of actor Raúl Juliá.
Addams Family Reunion
A third film, Addams Family Reunion, was released direct-to-video on September 22, 1998, this time by Warner Bros. through its video division. .It has no relation to the Paramount movies, being in fact a full-length pilot for a second live-action television version, The New Addams Family, produced and shot in Canada.^ Why not fill out our New Addams Family Survey?
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^ Synopsis: The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first.
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^ Many of the scenes from the New Addams Family opening credits are from this show.
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.The third movie's Gomez, played by Tim Curry, follows the style of Raúl Juliá, while the new sitcom's Gomez, played by Glenn Taranto, is played in the style of John Astin, who had played the character in the 1960s.^ John Malkovich portrays the movie's director, F. W. Murnau, while Willem Dafoe plays the film's star, the enigmatic Max Schreck.
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^ Screenplay Paul Benedict, Neighbor in 'The Jeffersons,' Dies at 70 American character actor Paul Benedict, who played "Harry Bentley" in the 70s sitcom "The Jeffersons," has died.

^ There's also a mini-documentary on the show that features AF experts and the show's star John Astin, who looks great by the way.
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.The only actors in this Warner Brother's production to have played in the previous Paramount films were Carel Struycken as Lurch and Christopher Hart as Thing.^ They try to find her another suitor - the mailman who zooms off, Lurch wouldn't agree, Fester only dates criminals, and Thing fingers off.
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^ Synopsis: Christopher Lloyd has played a scientist before in the Back to the Future series, but in this end-of-the-world disaster film, the stakes are much higher.
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^ Neat Things: Lurch plays a sad song while Pugsley sings: "Feeling kind of bad, can't make my sister mad, and that's most fun I ever had."
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The New Addams Family

.The New Addams Family was filmed in Vancouver, Canada, and ran for 65 episodes during the 1998–1999 season on the newly-launched Fox Family channel.^ The Addams Family The Madness Ends with Army of Darkness Contrary to most sequels, this last episode in the Evil Dead Trilogy is the best of the three.

^ Why not fill out our New Addams Family Survey?
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^ Many of the scenes from the New Addams Family opening credits are from this show.
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.Many storylines from the original series were reworked for this new series, incorporating more modern elements and jokes.^ Synopsis: Inspired more by the 1960s TV series than by the original Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons, The Addams Family proved to be one of the more successful of the TV shows-turned-movies of the 1990s.
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.John Astin returned to the franchise in some episodes of this series, albeit as "Grandpapa" Addams (Gomez's grandfather, a character introduced in Addams Family Reunion).^ GOMEZ (shouts) Grandfather Addams!
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^ Synopsis: The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first.
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^ Now you can be Wednesday from the everpopular series the Addams Family.
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.Pubert's absence in the new series (and possibly Addams Family Reunion) was explained in an early episode when Wednesday mentioned that "There were three of us, but Pugsley ate the little one."^ Now you can be Wednesday from the everpopular series the Addams Family.
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^ Now you can be Wednesday from the ever popular series the Addams Family!
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^ The one and only Addams Family!
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.The cast included Glenn Taranto as Gomez Addams, Ellie Harvie as Morticia, Michael Roberds as Fester, Brody Smith as Pugsley, Nicole Fugere (the only cast member from Addams Family Reunion to return) as Wednesday, John DeSantis as Lurch, Betty Phillips as Grandmama and Steven Fox as Thing.^ Costumes For All Occasions AA114 Addams Family Uncle Fester .
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^ Rubie s Costume Co 21043 The Addams Family Wednesday Adult Size Medium .
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^ The newspaper says there is a cat burglar in town, and when a bunch of loot is found hidden in the house, Morticia and Mama think Gomez is the cat burglar, while Gomez and Fester think Morticia is the cat burglar.
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Animation

.Two animated television spin-offs and an animated guest appearance have also been produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions.^ Series: The Addams Family, AF-12 Variant title: The Addams Family at sea (66-12) Copyright Claimant: Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
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^ Copyrights records by Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
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^ Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
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.The Addams Family's first animated appearance was on the third episode of Hanna-Barbera's The New Scooby-Doo Movies, "Scooby-Doo Meets the Addams Family" (a.k.a.^ The Addams Family The Madness Ends with Army of Darkness Contrary to most sequels, this last episode in the Evil Dead Trilogy is the best of the three.

^ Why not fill out our New Addams Family Survey?
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^ Synopsis: The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first.
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"Wednesday is Missing"), which first aired on CBS Saturday morning September 23, 1972. Four of the original cast (John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, and Ted Cassidy) returned for the special which involved the Addamses in a mystery with the Scooby-Doo gang. .The Addams Family characters were drawn to the specifications of the original Charles Addams comics.^ Synopsis: The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first.
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^ Lurch's encore a nice touch being the theme song from the original Addams Family show.
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^ Document number: V3465D753 Date of Recordation: February 23, 2001 Entire Copyright Document: V3465 D753 P1 Date of Execution: December 31, 1969 Title: The Addams Family / Characters created by Charles Addams.
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After the episode aired, fans wanted more animated adventures featuring the Addamses, and Hanna-Barbera responded in kind.
The first animated series ran on Saturday mornings from 1973–1975 on NBC. In a departure from the original series, this series took the Addamses on the road in a Victorian-style RV. .This series also marked the point where the relations between characters were retconned so that Fester was now Gomez' brother, and Grandmama was now Morticia's mother (though the old relations would be revisited in the 1977 TV movie, to keep continuity with the original sitcom).^ FESTER (joyfully, to Gomez and Morticia) Come on!
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^ MORTICIA Fester adores Gomez!
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^ The newspaper says there is a cat burglar in town, and when a bunch of loot is found hidden in the house, Morticia and Mama think Gomez is the cat burglar, while Gomez and Fester think Morticia is the cat burglar.
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.Although Coogan and Cassidy reprised their roles, Astin and Jones did not, their parts being recast with Hanna-Barbera voice talents Lennie Weinrib as Gomez and Janet Waldo as Morticia, while none other than an eight-year-old Jodie Foster provided the voice of Pugsley.^ Then they all try to sneak a part in the movie, but Morticia has more trouble than the others in securing a part.
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^ Gomez wrote it when he had aspirations of being a playwright, but found he had no talent.
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^ Gomez and Morticia are both so "impetuous" - they just can't wait to open each other's presents.
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Again, the characters were drawn to the specifications of the original Charles Addams comics. .One season was produced, and the second season consisted of reruns.^ There are no plans for a second season, but the show should live on in reruns for quite some time.
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.A complementary comic book series was produced in connection with the show, but it lasted only three issues.^ Neat Things: This show was the only two-parter produced.
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.The show's theme music was completely different and had no lyrics and no finger snaps, although it retained a bit of the four-note score from the live-action show.^ There are no plans for a second season, but the show should live on in reruns for quite some time.
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^ Neat Things: Listen for the background game show music complete with applause.
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.The remake series ran on Saturday mornings from 1992–1995 on ABC after producers realized the success of the 1991 Addams Family movie.^ Addams Family Values Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Barry Sonnenfeld movie sequel to The Addams Family Addams Family Values Script - Dialogue Transcript .
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^ Series: The Addams Family, AF-12 Variant title: The Addams Family at sea (66-12) Copyright Claimant: Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
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^ Introduction The Addams Family (TAF) was an amazingly popular pin released in early 1992, based on the movie by the same name.
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.This series returned to the familiar format of the original series, with the Addams Family facing their sitcom situations at home.^ Synopsis: The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first.
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^ Brittany's Page Our Mummies Alive Home Page You can reach us by e-mail at: Disclaimer - The New Addams Family is the property of Shavick.
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^ Lurch's encore a nice touch being the theme song from the original Addams Family show.
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.John Astin returned to the role of Gomez, and celebrities Rip Taylor and Carol Channing took over the roles of Fester and Grandmama, respectively, while veteran voice actors Jim Cummings, Debi Derryberry, Jeannie Elias and Pat Fraley did the voices of Lurch, Wednesday, Pugsley and Cousin Itt.^ Lurch carries the sleeping Wednesday and Pugsley.
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^ Mama markets her "Mama Addams Beauty Cream", Morticia does pet grooming, Wednesday and Pugsley first sell refreshments and then babysit, and Fester with Lurch's help open "Macho Male Escort Service".
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^ While they try to find a spell to turn him back, the family accept Pugsley the monkey who even gets in on the Family Photo taken by cousin Itt.
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New artistic models of the characters were used for this series, though still having a passing resemblance to the original comics. Two seasons were produced, with the third year containing reruns. .Oddly in this series, Wednesday maintained her macabre, brooding attitude from the Addams Family movies, but her facial expressions and body language conveyed the happy-go-lucky, fun attitude of her portrayal in the original television show.^ Many of the scenes from the New Addams Family opening credits are from this show.
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^ Inspired by the cartoon characters of Charles Addams and based on the classic 1960s television series, THE ADDAMS FAMILY re-introduces the world to the Addamses, a ghoulishly demented family who embraces the morbid side of life.

^ While the movie fails to recapture the quirky spookiness and charm of the original TV series, it's actually fun to watch.

.The original Vic Mizzy theme song, although slightly different, was used for the opening.^ Lurch's encore a nice touch being the theme song from the original Addams Family show.
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They also appear in an animated M&Ms Dark Chocolate commercial in 2008 as M&Ms themselves as a part of the "There's an M&M in everyone" campaign.

Stop-Motion-Picture

On 18 March 2010 was reported Tim Burton will direct the 3-D Stop motion film about the Charles Addams comic.[8]

Video games

.Six video games released from 1989 to 1994 were based on The Addams Family.^ Introduction The Addams Family (TAF) was an amazingly popular pin released in early 1992, based on the movie by the same name.
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^ Century Fox has decided to release the two seasons of The Addams Family in three sets.
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^ TV TV Home > Shows > The Addams Family more Overview Episodes Cast Videos Photos Message Boards Reviews When is it on?
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Fester's Quest (1989) was a top-down shooter that featured Uncle Fester saving the World from an alien invasion.
.Two versions of The Addams Family were released by Ocean Software based on the 1991 Movie; an 8-Bit version for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, as well as a 16-Bit version released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Amiga, Atari ST and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.^ Addams Family Values Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Barry Sonnenfeld movie sequel to The Addams Family Addams Family Values Script - Dialogue Transcript .
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^ Introduction The Addams Family (TAF) was an amazingly popular pin released in early 1992, based on the movie by the same name.
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^ Addams Family CAMPFIRE CREATIVE: "HORROR MOVIE SPECTACULAR" This is a Campfire Creative from Writing.com, an organization for writers everywhere.


ICOM Simulations also developed a game based on the movie for the TurboGrafx-CD.
.The games' sequel, The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt (1993), also by Ocean Software was based on the ABC animated series and was released for Super NES, NES and Game Boy (although the latter two were just 8-bit remakes of the first SNES game, swapping Pugsley and Gomez's roles).^ People visiting the Addams Family just don't seem to appreciate the 7 foot tall butler "Lurch" or the helping hand (which is just a disembodied hand named "Thing").
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^ Synopsis: The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first.
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^ At the start of the show, the family baseball game ends when Gomez calls Ted Turner: "Ted Turner here."-TT "Ted, listen.
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.Addams Family Values (1994) by Ocean was based on the movie's sequel and returned to the style of gameplay seen in Fester's Quest.^ The Addam's Policy Fester accidentally disintegrates the family's upright stuffed Grizzly Bear.
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^ Introduction The Addams Family (TAF) was an amazingly popular pin released in early 1992, based on the movie by the same name.
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^ Addams Family CAMPFIRE CREATIVE: "HORROR MOVIE SPECTACULAR" This is a Campfire Creative from Writing.com, an organization for writers everywhere.

.A Game Boy Color game was released in the 1990s for promotion of "The New Addams Family". The game was simply titled "The New Addams Family Series". In this game, the Addams mansion had been bought by a fictional company called "Funnyday" that wanted to tear down the house and surrounding grounds to make room for an amusement park.^ Why not fill out our New Addams Family Survey?
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^ Document number: V3405D801 Date of Recordation: August 22, 1997 Entire Copyright Document: V3405 P801-806 Title: The Addams Family.
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^ CUT TO: 154 INT. ADDAMS MANSION DINING ROOM - DAY 154 Abigail and Gordon are seated at opposite ends of the table, having lunch.
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Pinball

.A pinball game by Midway (under the Bally label) was released in 1992 shortly after the movie.^ Introduction The Addams Family (TAF) was an amazingly popular pin released in early 1992, based on the movie by the same name.
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It broke previous sales records by selling over 20,000 units.

Advertising

.In 1994, the actors cast as the Addamses in the first two films (sans the recently-deceased Raúl Juliá) were in several Japanese TV spots for the Honda Odyssey.^ Synopsis: The final installment in the Back to the Future trilogy picks up where the second film left off, but it casts off the dizzying time travel of the first two films for mostly routine comedy set in the Old West.
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.The Addamses -- most prominently Gomez (for which a voice actor was used to impersonate Juliá while footage from Addams Family Values was seen) and Morticia -- are seen speaking Japanese.^ Halloween With the Addams Family Halloween: It's the most wonderful time of the year for the Addamses.
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^ Plot Synopsis: The Addams Family is not your typical family: they take delight in most of the things that "normal" people would be terrified of.
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^ The family decides to help Lurch pretend that he is the man of the house, and Gomez becomes the butler and Morticia the maid.
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.In 2007 and 2008, the Addams Family appeared as M&Ms in an advertising campaign for M&Ms Dark Chocolate.^ Insemination Michelle Obama Shows Family Side of Couple During the campaign, the Obama were made to look more like the Addams Family than Cliff and Claire Huxtable.

^ The Addams Family 2007 Halloween Costumes Trends: Addams Family Costumes As I wrote in a previous article, I asked my friends what kind of Halloween costume they would like to dress for the 2007 Halloween holiday.

^ The Addams Family The Madness Ends with Army of Darkness Contrary to most sequels, this last episode in the Evil Dead Trilogy is the best of the three.

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Stage musical

.In May 2007 it was announced that a musical inspired by the Addams Family was being developed for the Broadway stage.^ Addams Family The Top 10 Coolest Halloween Songs Looking for some great ideas for Halloween Music for your next Haunted House or Birthday Party?

^ Lurch's encore a nice touch being the theme song from the original Addams Family show.
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^ Addams Family New Song Ideas for Halloween Party Playlists An article detailling some newer music acts that can be used to liven up any Halloween party playlist.

Broadway veterans Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice are writing the book with Andrew Lippa writing the score. Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott (Improbable Theater founders) are directing and designing the production, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo.[13] .A workshop and private industry presentation was held August 4–8, 2008. Featured in the cast were Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia, Annaleigh Ashford as Wednesday, and Nathan Lane as Gomez.^ Morticia's Romance - Part 2 Wednesday and Pugsley ask to hear the rest of the story about how Gomez and Morticia met.
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^ Best line in the show is Wednesday when Gomez and Morticia try to humor her about the cat: "Seek help."
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^ Cheers Bebe Neuwirth, Nathan Lane to Play Morticia and Gomez Addams in Broadway Musical?

.A 2-week long workshop was held in January 2009, with an industry presentation on January 27, 2009. In addition to the earlier cast, Kevin Chamberlin plays Fester and Zachary James plays Lurch.^ Neat Things: Two great scenes are when Sam Trudale is convincing Fester to "Make a Deal", and when Lurch sits down at his piano to play but realizes it is gone.
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.The musical is scheduled to debut on Broadway on March 3, 2010 in previews with the official opening on April 8, 2010, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre,[14][15] after an out-of-town tryout in Chicago at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts from November 13, 2009 to January 10, 2010.[16][17] The cast has been announced, with, among the principals: Lane as Gomez, Neuwirth as Morticia, Terrence Mann (Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables) as Mal Beineke, Carolee Carmello as Alice Beineke, Chamberlin as Uncle Fester, Jackie Hoffman as Grandmama, Zachary James as Lurch, Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening, A Chorus Line, In The Heights) as Wednesday, and Wesley Taylor (Rock of Ages) as Wednesday's love interest Lucas Beineke.The creative team is as stated previously.^ Gomez and Morticia elegantly tango to Lurch's music.
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^ Morticia easily out-karate chops Gomez and Fester.
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^ Morticia, Fester, Lurch, and Mama have an interesting moral battle on whether to hit Gomez or not.
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Cast

Gomez Addams is portrayed by
Morticia Addams is portrayed by
Pugsley Addams is portrayed by
Wednesday Addams is portrayed by
  • Lisa Loring (Live-action TV 1964–1966, 1977)
  • Cindy Henderson (Animated TV 1972–1974)
  • Christina Ricci (Live-action movies 1991, 1993)
  • Debi Derryberry (Animated TV 1992–1994)
  • Nicole Fugere (Live-action movie 1998, Live-action TV 1998–1999)
  • Krysta Rodriguez (Broadway musical 2010)
Uncle Fester is portrayed by
Grandmama is portrayed by
Lurch is portrayed by
Thing is portrayed by
  • Ted Cassidy (Live-action TV 1964–1966, 1977)
  • Jack Voglin (Live-action TV 1964–1966, 1977) (when Thing and Lurch had to both appear)
  • Christopher Hart (actor) (Live-action movies 1991, 1993, 1998)
  • Steven Fox (Live-action TV 1998–1999)
  • {On the closing credits of the 1964–1966 Live-action TV series, the role of Thing was credited to "Itself".}
Cousin Itt is portrayed by
  • Felix Silla (Live-action TV 1964–1966, 1977) (on screen)
  • Roger Arroyo (Live-action TV 1965, 2 episodes) (on screen)
  • Tony Magro (Live-action TV 1964–1966, 1977) (voice)
  • John Stephenson (Animated TV 1972–1974)
  • John Franklin (Live-action movie 1991, 1993)
  • Pat Fraley (Animated TV 1992–1994)
  • Phil Fondacaro (Live-action movie 1998)
  • David Mylrea (Live-action TV 1998–1999) (on screen)
  • Paul Dobson (Live-action TV 1998–1999) (voice)

References

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The Addams Family is a group of fictional characters created by American cartoonist Charles Addams.

The Addams's are a satirical inversion of the ideal American family; an eccentric, wealthy clan who delight in the macabre and are unaware that people find them bizarre or frightening. They originally appeared as a series of single panel cartoons, published in The New Yorker between 1938 and Addams' 1988 death. They have since been adapted to other media, including television series, films, video games, and a musical.

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Premise and background

Addams's original cartoons were one-panel gags. The characters were undeveloped and unnamed until later versions.

Gomez and Pugsley are enthusiastic. Morticia is even in disposition, muted, witty, sometimes deadly. Grandma Frump is foolishly good-natured. Wednesday is her mother's daughter. A closely knit family, the real head being Morticia—although each of the others is a definite character — except for Grandma, who is easily led. Many of the troubles they have as a family are due to Grandma’s fumbling, weak character. The house is a wreck, of course, but this is a house-proud family just the same and every trap door is in good repair. Money is no problem.[1]
 

The family appears to be a single surviving branch of the Addams clan. Many other "Addams families" exist all over the world. According to the film version, the family credo is, Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc (pseudo-Latin: "We gladly feast on those who would subdue us"). Charles Addams was first inspired by his home town of Westfield, New Jersey, an area full of ornate Victorian mansions and archaic graveyards.[2]

They live adjacent to a cemetery and a swamp at 0001 Cemetery Lane, in a gloomy mansion. (In The New Addams Family, the address was changed to 1313 Cemetery Lane, in a reference to a rival show The Munsters[citation needed]). In the Addams Family musical, first shown in Chicago in 2009, the house is located in Central Park.[3]

Although they share macabre interests, the Addamses are not evil. They are a close-knit extended family. Morticia is an exemplary mother, and she and Gomez remain passionate towards each other. She calls him "Bubele",[4] to which he responds by kissing her arms, behavior Morticia can also provoke by speaking a few words in French (the meaning is not important — any French will do). The parents are supportive of their children. The family is friendly and hospitable to visitors, in some cases willing to donate large sums of money to causes, despite the visitors' horror at the Addams's peculiar lifestyle.

Addams began as a The New Yorker cartoonist with a sketch of a window washer that ran on February 6, 1932.[5] His cartoons ran regularly in the magazine from 1938, when he drew the first instance of what came to be called the Addams Family, until his death.[5]

In 1946, Addams met science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury after having drawn an illustration for Mademoiselle magazine's publication of Bradbury's short story "Homecoming", the first in a series of tales chronicling a family of Illinois vampires named the Elliotts. The pair became friends, and planned to collaborate on a book of the Elliott Family's complete history, with Bradbury writing and Addams providing the illustrations, but it never materialized. Bradbury's Elliott Family stories were anthologized in From the Dust Returned in October 2001, with a connecting narrative and an explanation of his work with Addams, and Addams's 1946 Mademoiselle illustration used for the book's cover jacket. Although Addams' own characters were well-established by the time of their initial encounter, in a 2001 interview Bradbury states that Addams "went his way and created the Addams Family and I went my own way and created my family in this book."[6]

Addams Family characters

Originally none of the members of the Addams family had names, but when the TV show was in development, Charles Addams was asked to provide names for each of the characters. For the father he suggested Gomez or Repelli;[7] for the mother, Morticia;[8] for the uncle, Fester; for the grandma, Grandma Frump;[8] for the butler, Lurch; for the daughter, Wednesday[8] (for being "full of woe"), and for the son Pubert.[7] Pubert was changed to Pugsley.[8] The name Pubert resurfaced as the name of the new Addams baby in Addams Family Values.

Family members and servants

In the 1960s U.S. television series entitled The Addams Family, the family consisted of Gomez and Morticia Addams (portrayed by John Astin and Carolyn Jones), their children Pugsley and Wednesday, Uncle Fester (Jackie Coogan), Grandma, and the hairy Cousin Itt.

The family had a butler, Lurch (played by Ted Cassidy), and a second servant, the disembodied hand-in-a-box known as Thing.

All the character names were devised for the television series, as the family members were not given names in the original cartoons published in the New Yorker magazine.

Gomez Addams

Gomez Alonzo Addams was the master of the Addams household and the Addams patriarch, married to Morticia and the father of Wednesday and Pugsley. Originally he was Grandmama's son, but this was retconned subsequently, and he became Grandmama's son-in-law instead. His brother (originally his uncle-in-law) was Uncle Fester. In the original cartoons in the New Yorker, he appeared tubby, snub-nosed and with a receding chin.

In the 1960s television series, Gomez was portrayed as a naive, handsome, and successful man, although with a child-like, eccentric enthusiasm for everything he did. For instance, his personal portrait depicted him as standing gleefully on his head. Though a peaceful man, he was known to be well-versed in many types of combat; he and Morticia fenced with foils sometimes.

Gomez professed endless love for his wife, Morticia. He had studied to be a lawyer, but rarely practiced, one of the running jokes being that he took great pride in losing his cases. He was also pleased with the fact that his law class had voted him the man "Least Likely to Pass the Bar".

Gomez was depicted as extremely wealthy, through inheritance and extensive investments, but he seemed to have little regard for money. Although he invested in the stock market, to the point where there was a ticker tape machine in the livingroom, he played the market primarily to lose, or else invested in odd schemes that inadvertently paid off big (swamp land found to have oil under it, etc). One novel claimed Gomez became wealthy through his ghoulish sense of humour, when he discovered it was possible to make a killing in the stock market. Despite his macabre sense of humour, he was extremely generous, and would go out of his way to help those whom he considered friends.

Gomez is of Castilian origin, loved to smoke cigars, and would play destructively with his model trains. Of the names which Charles Addams suggested for the family, "Gomez" was the only one that was not "ghoulish" (in the manner of Morticia or Fester). When asked why he suggested the name Gomez for the character, Addams replied that he "thought he [the character] had a bit of Spanish blood in him." However, Addams had trouble deciding whether the character should be Spanish or Italian. He decided that if he were Spanish he should be called "Gomez", but if Italian he would be "Repelli" (even though Gomez and Repelli are actually surnames). The final choice of first name was left up to actor John Astin.[9] Gomez was typically seen wearing conservative businesswear long out of fashion, such as pinstripe suits and spats.

Morticia

Morticia Addams (née Frump) was the matriarch of the Addams Family, a slim woman with pale skin and a Gothic appearance, clad in a skin-tight black hobble gown with octopus-like tendrils at the hem. Certain sources suggested she may be some kind of vampire. She adored her husband, Gomez, as deeply as he did her.

Morticia's original mother was Hester Frump (played in two episodes of the tv show by Margaret Hamilton), but her origins were later retconned in the films and she became Grandmama's daughter (and Grandmama became known as Esmeralda Frump). Morticia had an older sister named Ophelia. In the television show, her marriage brought her uncle Fester into the family.

Pugsley and Wednesday

Gomez and Morticia had two children, a son called Pugsley and a daughter called Wednesday. Wednesday was said to have been named after the phrase, "Wednesday's child is full of woe." from the poem Monday's Child. Her middle name, Friday, corresponds to the 1887 version of the poem. In the TV show she was a sweet-natured, innocent, happy child, largely concerned with her fearsome pet spiders. A favorite toy was her Marie Antoinette doll, which Pugsley had guillotined. The movies gave Wednesday a much more serious and mature personality with a deadpan wit and a morbid fascination with trying to physically harm, or possibly murder, her brother (she was seen strapping him into an electric chair, for example, and preparing to pull the switch); she was apparently often successful, but Pugsley never died. Like most members of the family, he seemed to be inhumanly resilient.

For his part, Pugsley was largely oblivious of the harm his sister tried to inflict on him, or an enthusiastic supporter of it, viewing all attempts as fun and games. In his first incarnation in the New Yorker cartoons, Pugsley was depicted as a diabolical, malevolent boy-next-door. In the TV series, he was a devoted older brother and an inventive and mechanical genius. In the movies he lost his intelligence and independence, and became Wednesday's sidekick and younger brother, cheerfully helping her in her evil deeds.

In the animated series, Wednesday became a happy and somewhat optimistic child, while retaining her sophisticated manner from the movies, and Pugsley became a genius at chemistry — especially explosives — and machines, though his intelligence seemed undeveloped at times.

The children appeared to be home-taught, receiving all the education they required from Grandmama or Uncle Fester. An attempt to enroll them in the local Elementary school did not work out initially, but in later episodes of the television series they are depicted as attending it.

In the first movie, the children attended an Elementary school and Wednesday was praised for her performance. Both children performed in school plays with their uncle's help. In the second movie they are on summer vacation from school.

In the stage musical, Wednesday was aged to about 18 years old, while Pugsley was kept as a young child.

Pubert

In the 1993 film Addams Family Values, Gomez and Morticia have a third child, a son named Pubert (voiced by Cheryl Chase), a mustachioed baby who seemed to escape certain death through random chance a number of times. At some points in the movie, flaming arrows that originate off-screen fly by, with the implication that Pubert is the one who shot them. Originally conceived by Charles Addams for the character eventually named Pugsley in the 1960s TV series, the name was rejected back then due to fears that 1960s network censors would not allow it because of its similarity to the words "pubic" and "puberty".

Pubert is referred to in the unrelated 1998 straight-to-video film Addams Family Reunion and the short-lived follow-up series that aired on Fox Family Channel, in which Wednesday stated that there used to be a third sibling, but that they ate it.

Uncle Fester and Grandmama

Other members of the family who lived with Gomez and Morticia included Uncle Fester and Grandmama.

Fester was a bald, barrel-shaped man with dark, sunken eyes and a devilish grin. He seemed to carry an electrical charge, as he could illuminate a light bulb by sticking it in his mouth. In the original television series, Fester was Morticia's uncle. In all subsequent animated and film media, Fester was Gomez's older brother. The character played a central role in both of the first two feature films. In The Addams Family, Fester was reunited with the other Addamses after years apart, while The Addams Family Values focused on his relationship with Deborah "Debbie" Jellinsky.

Grandmama is the maid of the Addams household, and is also a witch who deals in potions, spells, hexes, and even fortune-telling. Her trademarks were her shawl and grey, frizzy hair. Charles Addams originally named the character Grandma Frump in his notes for the cartoon strip's adaptation to television in 1965,[8] thereby making her Morticia's mother. For the 1960s television series — as well as The New Addams Family, in which she is named Eudora Addams — her relationship to the family was retconned and she became Gomez's mother. However, both feature films and the animated television series conformed to Charles Addams's original concept of Grandmama as Wednesday's and Pugsley's maternal grandmother. In the first film, Morticia and Gomez discussed how Mother and Father Addams were killed by an angry mob, removing any possibility that Grandmama could be Gomez's and Fester's mother. In the third film, in which she was named Esmeralda, she was again implied to come from Morticia's family. The character was simply referred to as Granny in the two animated series. In the second episode of the 1992 series, Grandmama introduced herself with the line, "the name's Granny Frump",[10] while the following episode referenced Gomez's parents, Mother and Father Addams.[11] The 2010 Broadway musical version of The Addams Family poked fun at the inconsistencies of Grandmama's origins. In one scene, Morticia and Gomez both revealled that each believed she is the other's mother. People didn't know about her ghost son, named Eduardo.

Thing, Lurch, and Cousin Itt

Another member of the family is the disembodied hand named "Thing". Thing was Gomez's friend since childhood. He (it is implied in the original tv series that the character is male) often performed common, everyday tasks such as retrieving the mail, writing a letter, or just giving a friendly pat on the shoulder, appearing out of ubiquitous boxes or other convenient containers throughout the house. He communicated with the Addamses with a Morse-like alphabet, sign language, writing, and knocking on wood. In the movies and The New Addams Family, Thing was a fully mobile hand, cleanly severed just below the wrist (although no muscle or bone was exposed). In the original tv series, Thing was severed just below the elbow: his lower arm was often seen. He lived in an upstairs closet made up as a house-within-a-house, though he was also shown to reside in a cigar box. In the original TV series, Thing was generally played by Ted Cassidy (the actor who also played Lurch). Thing is known as "Dedos" (Fingers), "maozinha" (little hand) or "Coisa" (thing) in Brazil, "Mano" (hand) in Italy, "La Chose" (The Thing) in France, and "Eiskaltes Händchen" (ice-cold little hand) in Germany. He was usually a right hand, but Cassidy occasionally used his left, "just to see if anyone noticed".[12]

Thing was based on a New Yorker cartoon that depicted a shocked mailman reacting to a sign posted on the Addams mansion which warned "Beware of the Thing". While developing the series, Charles Addams was asked what, exactly, was the "thing"? He opined that "thing" was a disembodied head that rolled through the house on various ramps and pulleys. It was decided that a hand would be a bit more palatable. This was to prove a source of some terrible puns.

It was never made clear exactly what Thing was, whether some sort of actual creature or a somehow reanimated hand from some human person. We know from the 1960s sitcom that Thing was not unique. In episode #38, 'Morticia Meets Royalty', Princess Millicent von Schlepp arrived and produced an elaborate box from which a distinctly feminine hand (played by Carolyn Jones) emerged. Thing promptly fell in love. The female Thing has an actual name, Lady Fingers; and in another episode we find that Thing, too, has a name: Thing. Or, more specifically, according to Morticia, Thing Thing; actually, Thing T Thing, she finally clarifies. At least one other Thing appears on-screen: when Lady Fingers leaves Princess von Schlepp's service, she is replaced by "Esmeralda", a rather hideous old female claw with jewels and nasty black pointy fingernails. In the episode "Thing is Missing", a picture was shown which was supposedly of his parents. The picture only showed male and female hands holding hands. It would appear that Things are fairly common amongst the family's odd associates.

In addition to Thing, the Addams family also had a tall, ghoulish manservant named Lurch. Lurch served as a shambling, gravelly-voiced butler, vaguely resembling Frankenstein's Monster although he is a considerable "jack of all trades". He tried to help around the house, although occasionally he botched tasks due to his great size and strength, but is otherwise considered quite a catch by the Addams's for his skill at more personal tasks, such as waxing Uncle Fester's head and amusing the children (to whom he was deeply devoted). Surprisingly, he was often seen playing the harpsichord and organ with a great degree of skill and somewhat uncharacteristic enthusiasm. In Addams Family Reunion, Gomez stated that Lurch is not really an Addams, and Morticia replies that Lurch has parts of many families, and that he has the heart of an Addams. In one episode of the 1960s TV series, Lurch's mother, played by actress Ellen Corby, came to visit; she was a short, overbearing little old lady. Lurch, too, had a level of invulnerability; in Addams Family Values, a 20-pound cannonball is dropped from the top of the Addams mansion, landing directly on his head, seemingly with no ill effect. In the sitcom, he was capable of speech; beckoned by the pull of a noose-shaped rope which sounded a thunderous gong, he would answer with a signature monotone, brusque and basso profundo, "You rang?" In the theatrical movies, Lurch never spoke, using only grunts, sighs, or simple gesticulations. The New Addams Family returned to the original style, right down to the noose that rang a gong. In it, Lurch also seemed a little more polite than his earlier counterparts.

Cousin Itt (spelled as "Cousin It" in the movies and the pinball game), who frequently visited the family, was short-statured and had long hair that covered his entire body from scalp to floor. Cousin Itt drove a 3-wheeled car: a Messerschmitt KR175.[13] Although in the series he was shown wearing opera gloves, it is unclear what, if anything, is beneath the hair. In episode 34 of season 1 of the original television series, when Gomez asked Cousin Itt what is underneath all the hair, Cousin Itt replies, "Roots." He was known to speak in a high-pitched nonsensical gibberish that only the family seemed to understand, although in the "My Fair Cousin Itt" episode of the sitcom Morticia and Gomez taught Cousin Itt to speak in an understandable voice. In the second animated series, Itt was a super-spy for the U.S. government. In the movies he fell in love with a human woman, Margaret, and married her after her first husband, Tully the lawyer, is disposed of by the Addams children. He and Margaret (whose child with Tully was missing since the school recital in the first film) go on to have a child in Addams Family Values, named "What" (from the obstetrician's reaction). In Addams Family Values, Cousin Itt performs the wedding of Fester, demonstrating he had some sort of title and legal power that is not explained in the movie.

In Latin America, Cousin Itt is called "Tio Cosa" (Uncle Thing) and he is Morticia's brother. In Italian, Itt is known both as "cugino It" and "cugino Coso".

Another cousin, named "Cousin Cackle", was depicted as residing in the caves beneath the Addams mansion, often heard laughing in a cackling manner, and appeared in one Halloween episode of the television series to participate in a seance.

Pets

In the sitcom, references were made to an innumerable collection of bizarre and unconventional creatures such as hawks, bats, and alligators, although there were a handful with some consistency throughout the various media which the characters have subsequently appeared in.

Kitty Cat is the family lion, and can be seen in several 1960s tv episodes roaming around the house. (Though not seen in the 1991 film, Gomez can be heard shouting 'Down, Kitty!' while going to the vault to pay Tully, while a lion's roar can be heard.) The entire family regarded Kitty Cat as they would an average housecat, and seemed flummoxed at the notion that Kitty Cat is in any way dangerous.

Pugsley had an octopus called Aristotle, and Wednesday a large collection of spiders, with only one she mentions in particular by name, called Homer. The family also had a pair of piranha named Tristan and Isolde, who lived in a fish tank, and a vulture named Zelda (changed to Muerto for the first film).

Cleopatra is an African Strangler, a man-eating plant (similar to Audrey 2 from Little Shop Of Horrors), belonging to Morticia. The plant eats meatballs made of yak and other tasty meats specially prepared, and (more often than not) spoon-fed to her. In a season 1 episode, "The Addams Family Meets the V.I.P.'s", Gomez stated that Cleopatra is only 3 years old. At another point in the series, however, it's said that Morticia had Cleopatra before she and Gomez married, having grown her from a seedling.

In the musical, the family had a pet giant squid named Bernice, that, one night, crawled up from the toilet. She lived in the sewers beneath the house, and appeared in the grotto. Only her tentacles were shown.

The Mansion

The Addams family's mansion had many different incarnations over the years. It made its first appearance (at least, the interior did) at the same time as Morticia and Lurch, in one of Charles Addams's cartoons. The house was depicted as being a dilapidated mansion that had been condemned (and was seemingly haunted, due to the strange creatures at the top of the staircase). Since then, it had become almost a character itself, and served as the main setting for the rest of the cartoons featuring the Addams family. Stories surrounding the mansion (in video games, primarily) are common, and the house's origins and specific nature were explored more deeply in The New Addams Family than any other incarnation.

In the 1960s TV series, the house was given an address: 0001 Cemetery Lane. Instead of being a dilapidated house, it was now practically a museum, filled with odd statues, trophies, and other interesting knick-knacks. The house also sported a playroom with medieval racks, nailbeds, iron maidens, and stockades for "relaxing" in.

The house once again became a condemned mansion in the New Scooby-Doo Movies TV show, in which the Addamses made a guest appearance. In the subsequent Addams Family 1970s cartoon, the mansion was mounted on a trailer and dragged all over the world with the globetrotting Addams clan.

The two Addams Family movies in 1991 and 1993, along with the second animated TV series in 1992, resurrected the mansion's original exterior design from the Charles Addams cartoons. The movie Addams Family Values had the mansion appearing exactly as it did in Charles Addams's drawing of the family, about to dump boiling oil on a group of carollers from the roof (a gag that was acted out in the opening sequence of the previous film).

The New Addams Family provided a cross between the original TV show's mansion and the movie/comic strip's mansion. The mansion remained a condemned building (according to Morticia, it had actually been condemned five times), and the interior had various dangerous objects and odd statues, just like the original TV show. The entrance gate (nicknamed, appropriately, "Gate" in the original TV show and the 1991 film) was now overgrown with foliage. A cemetery was moved next to the house (a change that also occurred in the two feature films and the 1977 reunion special), and there were now various secret rooms and passages. The mailbox and door knockers seemed to be alive. When Gomez and Morticia first moved in as the home's owners (though Gomez and Grandmama had been residents even before then), they thought it was haunted. They regretted that it wasn't, "but you can't have everything". But the existence of the ghost of Aunt Minerva proved otherwise (though she may have "moved in" just recently). It's also mentioned that the home was made of titanium instead of wood (and is consequently bomb-proof), has 26 (or maybe 27) rooms — if Fester has made a new addition with his cannon — and the house has apparently been in the family for centuries. The area surrounding the house can be described briefly as a wasteland, with swamps, a moat, and the like. The address was also changed to 1313 Cemetery Lane in a reference to 1313 Mockingbird Lane, the home of The Munsters.

In the stage musical, the mansion was moved to four acres in Central Park, New York City.

Houseguests

Guests included Morticia's older sister Ophelia (also played by Carolyn Jones in the original TV series), Morticia's cousin Melancholia, and Morticia's mother Hester Frump (played in the 1960s series by Margaret Hamilton, wearing her Miss Almira Gulch dress from the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz)[citation needed]. The Addamses had many other eccentric relatives in the 1960s TV series, who are described but never shown — unless they were intended to be represented by any of the bizarre family portraits seen hanging on the walls.

Neighbors

Most of the Addamses' neighbours were less than understanding of the family's eccentricities. Within the larger community, the Addamses were viewed as eccentric, dangerous, or worse. Both the TV show and the movies dealt with outsiders attempting to understand and "correct" the behavior of the family, and remaining frustrated and horrified by the things that the Addamses find amusing. The Addamses, for their part, were just the opposite, and were often shocked and horrified at the actions of conventional society.

The second animated series introduced three new regular characters: the Normanmeyers (Norman, Normina, and N.J.), a family of "normal" people living across the street from the Addamses. While Norman and Normina were constantly appalled and shocked at the Addamses' macabre behavior, their son N.J. counted Wednesday and Pugsley as his best friends. Norman owned and worked at an underwear factory and was utterly obsessed with underwear, decorating the entire Normanmeyer house with an underwear motif, which arguably made him less "normal" than the Addams Family themselves. Norman was played by Rob Paulsen, Normina was voiced by Edie McClurg, and N.J. was performed by Dick Beals.

The Beineke Family

Not originally created by Charles Addams, the Beineke family was introduced in the 2010 musical, as Wednesday and Lucas plan a dinner for their two families to meet. Coming from Ohio, they were described as "straight arrow Midwesterners." [14]

Lucas Beineke, Wednesday's boyfriend. He and Wednesday planned to get married.

Mal Beineke, Lucas's father. He worked for a unnamed demolition/real estate company.

Alice Beineke, Lucas's mother. She loved to rhyme, and to spout happy poems at random.

The paranormal nature of the Addams Family

Unlike The Munsters, which explicitly stated its characters' supernatural origins, the exact nature of the Addamses is never established. They all seemed to share a bond with the occult and supernatural. Uncle Fester was often portrayed as something of a mad scientist, and Grandmama as a fortune-teller, but these activities don't really explain the Addams's seemingly immortal state. Much of the food they live on is inedible or outright deadly to normal humans, and they took an interest in painful activities like walking across minefields or having a sharp pendulum cut them in half.

In the 1960s television series, virtually every member of the family demonstrated some uniquely inhuman trait:

  • Morticia was able to light candles with the touch of a fingertip.
  • Morticia asked a visitor if they minded if she smoked, then crosses her arms and literally starts "smoking" (emitting curls of smoke from her body).
  • Gomez was remarkably athletic, his cigar lights the instant he drew it out of his breast pocket and extinguished when replaced, and he could perform complicated calculations in his head (making a mechanical sound as he did so). He often told time by reading the time from his wristwatch (which ran slow), then his pocket watch (which ran fast) and then calculating the difference between the two.
  • Fester generated both electricity and magnetism, and powered a lightbulb in his mouth as a party piece. Also, he could play gramophone records with his finger instead of a needle and his mouth instead of a speaker. In The New Addams Family he could also explode at will without harm. Additionally, he suffered from a severe migraine that can be cured by clamping his head in a vise, and apparently caused no harm upon him. He also liked to recharge in his electric chair.
  • Grandmama, in addition to being able to whip up potions of varying effects, could fly on a broom.
  • Pugsley was able to hang from tree branches by his teeth, a trait that is only referred to and not seen. He was also depicted as being able to survive any mortal injuries including his sister's attempts to kill him. He was also a bit more normal (personality-wise) than the rest of the Addams clan.
  • Six-year-old Wednesday was strong enough to bring her father down with a judo hold, and able to survive any mortal injuries inflicted upon her by Pugsley.
  • Lurch, a Frankenstein's Monster look-alike, had superhuman strength.
  • Thing, who was only seen as a hand reaching out of various boxes around the mansion, could apparently travel from box to box almost instantaneously.

None of these traits were considered unusual by any others in the family, but treated simply as individual talents that anyone might possess. All took pleasure in enduring such experiences as lying on a bed of nails, being stretched on a rack, and so forth.

Occasionally, the 1960s series featured guest characters who shared the Addams's tastes, which—along with the fact that the family obviously purchased its yak meat, explosives, etc, from somewhere—implied an entire subculture of people who shared the family's tastes (as seen in several Charles Addams cartoons). In contrast, the Addamses themselves considered such things as daisies, chocolate fudge, the Boy Scouts, and other such traditionally "wholesome" things—as well as any distaste for such things as swamps, octopuses, and hanging upside down from the ceiling—to be odd, if not outright disturbing. Fester once cited a neighbouring family's meticulous petunia patches as evidence that they were "nothing but riff-raff".

The Addams Family (1960s TV series)

In 1964, the ABC-TV network created a television series based on Addams's cartoon characters. The series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons in 64 half-hour episodes (September 18, 1964 – September 2, 1966). During the original television run of The Addams Family television series, The New Yorker editor William Shawn refused to publish any Addams Family cartoons, though he continued to publish other Charles Addams cartoons. Shawn regarded his magazine as targeting a more refined readership, and did not want it associated with characters who could be seen on television by just anybody. After Shawn's 1987 retirement, the characters were welcomed back to The New Yorker.

The TV series featured a memorable theme song, written and arranged by longtime Hollywood composer Vic Mizzy. The song's arrangement was dominated by a harpsichord, and featured finger-snaps as percussive accompaniment. Actor Ted Cassidy, in his "Lurch" voice, punctuated the lyrics with words like "neat", "sweet", and "petite". Mizzy's theme was popular enough to enjoy a release as a 45rpm Single, though it failed to make the national charts. The song was briefly revived in 2007 for a series of "Addams Family" TV commercials for M&M's candies.

The Addams Family Fun-House

In late 1972, ABC produced a pilot for a musical variety show titled The Addams Family Fun-House. The cast included Jack Riley and Liz Torres as Gomez and Morticia (the pair also co-wrote the special), Stubby Kaye as Uncle Fester, Pat McCormack as Lurch and Butch Patrick as Pugsley. The pilot aired in 1973, but was not picked up for a series.

Halloween with the New Addams Family

A TV reunion movie, Halloween with the New Addams Family, aired on NBC Sunday, October 30, 1977. It featured most of the original cast, except Blossom Rock, who had played Grandmama but was very ill at the time; she was replaced by Jane Rose. Gomez's brother, Pancho, was staying with the Family while Gomez attended a lodge meeting in Tombstone, Arizona. Gomez was jealous of his brother, who once courted Morticia. Halloween is nigh, and Pancho told the legend of Cousin Shy, who distributed gifts and carved pumpkins (similar to the Great Pumpkin). Actually, Gomez has been lured away by crooks, who have bugged the house in order to steal the Family fortune. Lafferty, the boss, sends Mikey to investigate. Wednesday (now called "Wednesday Senior") was home from music academy, where she was studying the piccolo (breaking glass with it). Pugsley (now "Pugsley Senior") is home from Nairobi medical school, where he was training to be a witch doctor. Gomez and Morticia meanwhile have had a new set of kids, Wednesday Jr and Pugsley Jr, who closely resembled the original kids. Mikey panicked and fled after treading on Kitty Cat's tail. The crooks employ a fake Gomez and Morticia to help in their plans, along with two strong-arm goons, Hercules and Atlas. Gomez returned home for the Halloween party and trimming of the scarecrow. The movie had a slightly different version of the theme song. The finger snaps were used, but not the lyrics.

Lafferty posed as Quincy Addams (from Boston) to get in. He had his men tie up Gomez and Morticia and his doubles took their places, confusing Pancho, who's still got the hots for Morticia. Lurch scared off the thugs and terrified the assistant crook. Fester, trying to be nice, put Lafferty on the rack. Lafferty tried to escape through the secret passage and stepped on Kitty Cat's tail. When the police arrive, the survivors surrender. The Addams's are then free to celebrate Halloween happily. An actual Victorian Home just off Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, was used for this reunion special. Built in 1902, this home was the only other time an actual house was used, the other time being the pilot for the TV series, which was on Addams Blvd (and can be seen in the title, behind Gomez as he sharpens the fence.) the house has since been demolished. This house was also featured in the movie "Willard"(1971) as the Stiles House.

Films

In the 1990s, Orion Pictures (which by then had inherited the rights to the series) developed a film version, The Addams Family (released on November 22, 1991). Due to the studio's financial troubles at the time, Orion sold the US rights to the film to Paramount Pictures. Upon the film's initial success, a sequel followed: Addams Family Values (released on November 19, 1993, with worldwide distribution by Paramount). Loosened content restrictions allowed the films to use far more grotesque humor that strove to keep the original spirit of the Addams cartoons (in fact, several gags were lifted straight from the single panel cartoons). The two movies used the same cast, except for Grandmama, played by Judith Malina in the first film and Carol Kane in the second. A script for a third film was prepared in 1994, but was abandoned after the sudden death of actor Raúl Juliá.

Another film, Addams Family Reunion, was released direct-to-video on September 22, 1998, this time by Warner Bros. through its video division. It has no relation to the Paramount movies, being in fact a full-length pilot for a second live-action television version, The New Addams Family, produced and shot in Canada. The third movie's Gomez, played by Tim Curry, follows the style of Raúl Juliá, while the new sitcom's Gomez, played by Glenn Taranto, is played in the style of John Astin, who had played the character in the 1960s. The only actors in this Warner Brother's production to have played in the previous Paramount films were Carel Struycken as Lurch and Christopher Hart as Thing.

The New Addams Family

The New Addams Family was filmed in Vancouver, Canada, and ran for 65 episodes during the 1998–1999 season on the then newly-launched Fox Family Channel. Many storylines from the original series were reworked for this new series, incorporating more modern elements and jokes. John Astin returned to the franchise in some episodes of this series, albeit as "Grandpapa" Addams (Gomez's grandfather, a character introduced in Addams Family Reunion). Pubert's absence in the new series (and possibly Addams Family Reunion) was explained in an early episode when Wednesday mentioned that "There were three of us, but Pugsley ate the little one." The cast included Glenn Taranto as Gomez Addams, Ellie Harvie as Morticia, Michael Roberds as Fester, Brody Smith as Pugsley, Nicole Fugere (the only cast member from Addams Family Reunion to return) as Wednesday, John DeSantis as Lurch, Betty Phillips as Grandmama and Steven Fox as Thing.

Animation

Two animated television spin-offs and an animated guest appearance have also been produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions.

The Addams Family's first animated appearance was on the third episode of Hanna-Barbera's The New Scooby-Doo Movies, "Scooby-Doo Meets the Addams Family" (a.k.a. "Wednesday is Missing"), which first aired on CBS Saturday morning September 23, 1972. Four of the original cast (John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, and Ted Cassidy) returned for the special which involved the Addamses in a mystery with the Scooby-Doo gang. The Addams Family characters were drawn to the specifications of the original Charles Addams cartoons. After the episode aired, fans wanted more animated adventures featuring the Addamses, and Hanna-Barbera obliged.

The first animated series ran on Saturday mornings from 1973–1975 on NBC. In a departure from the original series, this series took the Addamses on the road in a Victorian-style RV. This series also marked the point where the relations between characters were retconned so that Fester was now Gomez's brother, and Grandmama was now Morticia's mother (though the old relations would be revisited in the 1977 TV movie, to keep continuity with the original sitcom). Although Coogan and Cassidy reprised their roles, Astin and Jones did not, their parts being recast with Hanna-Barbera voice talents Lennie Weinrib as Gomez and Janet Waldo as Morticia, while an eight-year-old Jodie Foster provided the voice of Pugsley. Again, the characters were drawn to the specifications of the original Charles Addams cartoons. One season was produced, and the second season consisted of reruns. A complementary comic book series was produced in connection with the show, but it lasted only three issues. The show's theme music was completely different and had no lyrics and no finger snaps, although it retained a bit of the four-note score from the live-action show.

The remake series ran on Saturday mornings from 1992–1995 on ABC after producers realized the success of the 1991 Addams Family movie. This series returned to the familiar format of the original series, with the Addams Family facing their sitcom situations at home. John Astin returned to the role of Gomez, and celebrities Rip Taylor and Carol Channing took over the roles of Fester and Grandmama, respectively, while veteran voice actors Jim Cummings, Debi Derryberry, Jeannie Elias and Pat Fraley did the voices of Lurch, Wednesday, Pugsley and Cousin Itt. New artistic models of the characters were used for this series, though still having a passing resemblance to the original cartoons. Two seasons were produced, with the third year containing reruns. Oddly in this series, Wednesday maintained her macabre, brooding attitude from the Addams Family movies, but her facial expressions and body language conveyed the happy-go-lucky, fun attitude of her portrayal in the original television show. The original Vic Mizzy theme song, although slightly different, was used for the opening.

They also appear in an animated M&Ms Dark Chocolate commercial in 2008 as M&Ms themselves as a part of the "There's an M&M in everyone" campaign.

Video games

Six video games released from 1989 to 1994 were based on The Addams Family. Fester's Quest (1989) was a top-down shooter that featured Uncle Fester saving the world from an alien invasion.

Two versions of The Addams Family were released by Ocean Software based on the 1991 Movie; an 8-Bit version for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, as well as a 16-Bit version released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Amiga, Atari ST and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.

ICOM Simulations also developed a game based on the movie for the TurboGrafx-CD.

The games' sequel, The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt (1993), also by Ocean Software, was based on the ABC animated series and was released for NES, SNES and Game Boy (although the later two were just 8-bit remakes of the first SNES game, swapping Pugsley and Gomez's roles).

Addams Family Values (1994) by Ocean was based on the movie's sequel and returned to the style of gameplay seen in Fester's Quest.

A Game Boy Color game was released in the 1990s for promotion of "The New Addams Family". The game was simply titled "The New Addams Family Series". In this game, the Addams mansion had been bought by a fictional company called "Funnyday" that wanted to tear down the house and surrounding grounds to make room for an amusement park.

Pinball

A pinball game by Midway (under the Bally label) was released in 1992 shortly after the movie. It was the best-selling pinball game in history.[15]

The Addams Family: An Evilution

The Addams Family: An Evilution is a book about the "evilution" of The Addams Family characters, with more than 200 of the original New Yorker cartoons.

Advertising

In 1994, the actors cast as the Addamses in the first two films (sans the recently-deceased Raúl Juliá) were in several Japanese TV spots for the Honda Odyssey. The Addamses—most prominently Gomez (for which a voice actor was used to impersonate Juliá while footage from Addams Family Values was seen) and Morticia—are seen speaking Japanese.[16][17]

In 2007 and 2008, the Addams Family appeared as M&Ms in an advertising campaign for M&Ms Dark Chocolate.[18][19]

The Addams Family musical

In May 2007 it was announced that a musical inspired by the Addams Family was being developed for the Broadway stage. Broadway veterans Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice wrote the book, and Andrew Lippa wrote the score. Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott (Improbable Theater founders) directed and designed the production, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo.[20] A workshop and private industry presentation was held August 4–8, 2008. Featured in the cast were Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia, Annaleigh Ashford as Wednesday, and Nathan Lane as Gomez. In addition, Kevin Chamberlin played Fester and Zachary James played Lurch.

The musical opened in previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway on March 8, 2010, with an official opening on April 8,[21] after an out-of-town tryout in Chicago at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts from November 13, 2009 to January 10, 2010.[22][23] The cast includes Lane as Gomez, Neuwirth as Morticia, Terrence Mann as Mal Beineke, Carolee Carmello as Alice Beineke, Chamberlin as Uncle Fester, Jackie Hoffman as Grandmama, Zachary James as Lurch, Krysta Rodriguez as Wednesday, and Wesley Taylor as Wednesday's love interest, Lucas Beineke.[24]

Cast

Gomez Addams
Morticia Addams
Pugsley Addams
Wednesday Addams
Uncle Fester
Grandmama
Lurch
Thing
  • Ted Cassidy (Live-action TV 1964–1966, 1977)
  • Jack Voglin (Live-action TV 1964–1966, 1977) (when Thing and Lurch had to both appear)
  • Christopher Hart (Live-action movies 1991, 1993, 1998)
  • Steven Fox (Live-action TV 1998–1999)
  • {On the closing credits of the 1964–1966 Live-action TV series, the role of Thing was credited to "Itself".}
  • In the beginning of the 2010 Broadway musical, Thing opens the curtain.
Cousin Itt
  • Felix Silla (Live-action TV 1964–1966, 1977) (on screen)
  • Roger Arroyo (Live-action TV 1965, 2 episodes) (on screen)
  • Tony Magro (Live-action TV 1964–1966, 1977) (voice)
  • John Stephenson (Animated TV 1972–1974)
  • John Franklin (Live-action movie 1991, 1993)
  • Pat Fraley (Animated TV 1992–1994)
  • Phil Fondacaro (Live-action movie 1998)
  • David Mylrea (Live-action TV 1998–1999) (on screen)
  • Paul Dobson (Live-action TV 1998–1999) (voice)
  • Cousin Itt appears in the Broadway musical in the beginning of Act II.

References

  1. ^ PDF Document of The Addams Family: An Evilution
  2. ^ Charles Addams (1912–1988)
  3. ^ Chris Jones, "Needs More 'Family' Time", Chicago Tribune, Friday, December 11, 2009, Section 5, page 5
  4. ^ Austro-Bavarian/Yiddish: Lit. "little boy"
  5. ^ a b Maslin, Janet (26 October 2006), "In Search of the Dark Muse of a Master of the Macabre", The New York Times: p. E9, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/26/books/26masl.html, retrieved 2006-10-26 
  6. ^ Ray Bradbury Interview Part 1 | IndieBound
  7. ^ a b Burr, Ty. "The Addams Family (1992): DVD Review", Entertainment Weekly, June 12, 1992
  8. ^ a b c d e Miserocchi, Kevin, (2010) The Addams Family: An Evilution, p. 2 (online sample pages)
  9. ^ Davis, Linda H. Chas Addams: A Cartoonist's Life, Random House, 2006. page #?
  10. ^ Episode 1x02, "Dead and Breakfast", (1992) The Addams Family
  11. ^ Episode 1x03, "The Day Gomez Failed", (1992) The Addams Family (see also, IMDB's Memorable Quotes for the episode)
  12. ^ "The Addams Family" at Sitcoms Online
  13. ^ 3-Wheelers on TV and at the Movies
  14. ^ OnMilwaukee.com Arts & Entertainment: Addams Family heads to Broadway, via Chicago
  15. ^ Addams Family at the IPDB
  16. ^ Honda Set to Play Catch-Up in Mini-Van Market - New York Times
  17. ^ Addamses: The Addams Family Archive: Japanese Car Commercials
  18. ^ The Addams Family: A Spooky Yet Sweet Return | TV Series Finale
  19. ^ M&Ms Dark
  20. ^ Go, Go, Go Gomez! Addams Family Musical, by Lippa, Brickman and Elice, In Development playbill.com
  21. ^ Jones, Kenneth Zaks Is New Patriarch of Addams Family; Previews Will Now Begin March 8" Playbill.com, December 29, 2009
  22. ^ Jones, Kenneth and Gans, Andrew. "Lane, Neuwirth, Chamberlin, McCarthy and Arden Featured in Addams Family Reading", playbill.com, August 4, 2008
  23. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Addams Family Sings Together in NYC Workshop of New Musical, With Lane and Neuwirth", playbill.com, January 2009
  24. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "Addams Family Musical to Star Lane, Neuwirth, Carmello, Hoffman, Chamberlin and More", playbill.com, May 11, 2009

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Quotes

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.The Addams Family is a 1991 film, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, that features the bizarre characters of American cartoonist Charles Addams's comic strip and television show of the same name.^ Many of the scenes from the New Addams Family opening credits are from this show.
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^ The Addams Family 1953's House of Wax Review of the original 1953's House of Wax film.

^ (PWH) Names: Charles Addams (110 documents) example document: Snow scene: snowmen, each with different hat, faces, accessories, and other contributions.
  • The Addams Family. From album Television's greatest hits. SR 69-533, National Enquirer - Copyright Info 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

.A satirical inversion of the ideal of the perfect American nuclear family, the Addamses are a bizarre family who delight in everything grotesque and macabre, and are never really aware of why people find them frightening.^ While they try to find a spell to turn him back, the family accept Pugsley the monkey who even gets in on the Family Photo taken by cousin Itt.
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^ The Addams Family Goes to School The school board finds out that Wednesday and Pugsley have never been to school, and insists that they be enrolled immediately.
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^ The family tries to help him out, and everything looks real rosy when it appears that Lucretia, Fester's date by mail order has arrived.
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Contents

Morticia

  • [looking through Fester's suitcase] Crowbar...dynamite...cyanide. .Fester- as if we'd run out.
  • And our credo, "Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc"..."We gladly feast on those who would subdue us". Not just pretty words.
  • Wednesday, play with your food!
  • Thing, you're a handful.
  • Don't torture yourself, Gomez- that's my job.
  • Gomez, last night, you were unhinged.^ GOMEZ Re-run.
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    ^ You're late for your fittings.
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    ^ You're just a boy.
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    You were like some desperate, howling demon. You frightened me. [pause] Do it again!
  • [looking through an armoire] Uncle Nick-Nack's winter wardrobe...Uncle Nick-Nack's summer wardrobe...Uncle Nick-Nack...
  • They say she danced naked in the town square and enslaved a minister! But don't worry, we told Wednesday, "College first."
  • [watching Pugsley sleep] He looks so sweet...just like a little entrée.

Gomez

.
  • (repeated line to Tully) Dirty pool, old man!
  • "How do you take it off?"^ How do you take it off?
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    ^ [Train Whistle] "How do you take it off?"
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    ^ Do you know how dirty you are?
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    That's absurd! .That finger trap was a party favor at his 10th birthday!
  • We danced the Mamushka while Nero fiddled...we danced the Mamushka at Waterloo...we danced the Mamushka for Jack the Ripper.^ We danced the mamushka for Jack the Ripper.
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    ^ That finger trap was a party favor at his th birthday.
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    ^ We danced the mamushka while Nero fiddled.
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    .And now, Fester Addams- this Mamushka is for you.
  • That's the spirit, Thing!^ (CONTINUED) THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/19/91 103A. 156 CONTINUED: (2) 156 TULLY I'd love to, you know that, but - I've got this stomach thing.
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    ^ Neat Things: Fester hits Gomez, and stars appear, and if you look closely, Fester's face is in the stars.
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    ^ I'm Fester Addams and I can help you!
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    .Lend a hand!
  • They say that a man who represents himself in court has a fool for a client.^ They say a man who represents himself has a fool for a client.
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    And, with God as my witness, I am that fool!
  • 2, 10, 11- eyes, fingers, toes!

Wednesday

  • [when asked about her Halloween costume] I'm a homicidal maniac- they look just like everyone else.

Other

  • Grandma: Dinner's gonna be late. [goes outside] Here, boy! Here, boy!
  • Fester: Three parts dynamite, with a nitroglycerin cap. It's perfect for small homes, carports and toolsheds.

Dialogue

.Wednesday: [hooking up an electric chair] Pugsley, sit in the chair.^ Pugsley, sit in the chair.
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^ EXT. SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF THE WAMPUM COURT - DAY 136 Wednesday and Pugsley have set up a LEMONADE STAND, their contribution to the Addams' financial well-being.
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^ IN ANOTHER WINDOW, A MECHANICAL PUGSLEY hangs a MECHANICAL WEDNESDAY from a noose on a gallows, up and down.
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Pugsley: Why?
.Wednesday: Because we're going to play a game.^ Morticia, the Playwright Wednesday and Pugsley were kicked out of the school play because they wouldn't do it the way it was written.
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Pugsley: What game?
Wednesday: [strapping him in] It's called, "Is There a God?"

Pugsley: Are they dead?
Wednesday: Does it matter?

.Girl Scout: Is this made from real lemons?^ Is this made from real lemons?
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^ GIRL SCOUT (with grave doubts) Is this made from real lemons?
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^ WEDNESDAY Are they made from real girl scouts?
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Wednesday: Yes.
.Girl Scout: I only like all-natural foods and beverages, organically grown, with no preservatives.^ Organically grown, with no preservatives.
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^ GIRL SCOUT I only like all-natural foods and beverages.
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.Are you sure they're real lemons?^ Are you sure they're real lemons?
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

^ They're just afraid to ask you.
  • Addams Family Values Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Barry Sonnenfeld movie sequel to The Addams Family 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Those Siamese twins, that hunchback, Cousin It - they're not you.
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

Pugsley: Yes.
.Girl Scout: I'll tell you what- I'll buy a cup if you buy a box of my delicious Girl Scout cookies.^ I'll buy a cup, if you buy a box of my delicious girl scout cookies.
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

^ FESTER (to Wednesday) I tell you what - we'll give you a head start.
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

^ They are negotiating with a PRISSY LITTLE GIRL IN A GIRL SCOUT UNIFORM. The girl scout carries several boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

Do we have a deal?
.Wednesday: Are they made from real Girl Scouts?^ GIRL SCOUT (with grave doubts) Is this made from real lemons?
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

^ WEDNESDAY Are they made from real girl scouts?
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

^ They are negotiating with a PRISSY LITTLE GIRL IN A GIRL SCOUT UNIFORM. The girl scout carries several boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]


Morticia: Children, what are you doing?
.Wednesday: I'm going to electrocute him.^ I'm going to electrocute him.
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Morticia: But we're late for the charity auction.^ But we're late for the charity auction.
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Morticia's Favorite Charity The family is selecting stuff to donate for the charity auction.
  • The New Addams Family - Show Summaries 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.lkessler.com [Source type: General]

Wednesday: But, Mother!
Morticia: [firmly] I said no.
Pugsley: Pleeaaaase?
.Morticia: [smiling indulgently] Oh, all right.^ Oh, all right.
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ [Morticia] Wednesday, look at all of the other children-- their freckles, their bright little eyes, their eager, friendly smiles.
  • Addams Family Values Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Barry Sonnenfeld movie sequel to The Addams Family 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]


Wednesday: Please pass the salt.
Morticia: And what do we say?
Wednesday: NOW.

Gomez: How long has it been since we waltzed?
.Morticia: Oh, Gomez...hours.^ MORTICIA (yearningly) Oh Gomez, don't torture yourself.
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]


Dr. Pinderschloss: The human spirit, it is a very difficult thing to kill.
Grandma: Even with a chainsaw!

Dr. Pinderschloss: Love/hate, hate/love. Like for mama, no?
Gomez: But I didn't hate my mother- it was an accident!

[Morticia and Grandma examine a valuable heirloom Morticia is donating to charity]
Grandma: Let's keep it!
Morticia: Hush, mama! It's for charity! Widows and orphans. We need more of them.

.Morticia: Margaret, about the séance tonight, I wish you'd come.^ (CONTINUED) THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 4/03/91 105A. 161 CONTINUED: 161 MORTICIA Fester - I saw you tonight, at my window.
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

.It's Gomez, I'm terribly worried about him.^ Pugsley, Wednesday and Lurch are seated nearby, very worried about Gomez, as at a death watch.
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

.He won't eat, he can't sleep, he keeps coughing up blood...^ He keeps coughing up blood.
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He coughs up blood?
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Margaret: He coughs up blood?^ He keeps coughing up blood.
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He coughs up blood?
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Morticia: Well, not like he used to.^ Well, not like he used to.
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Margaret: [regarding Cousin It] Everyone keeps asking where he got his costume.^ Everyone keeps asking where he bought his costume.
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

Gomez: It is a wonderful hat.

.Sally Jessy Raphael: So, you say your son was kidnapped by voodoo witch doctors?^ You claim that your son was brainwashed by voodoo witch doctors and forced to recruit others.
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Next time you get your picture taken, don't say "cheese", but say "disease".
  • The New Addams Family - Show Summaries 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.lkessler.com [Source type: General]

^ Voodoo witch doctors in the United States-- Here, kitty-kitty.
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Let's take a call.^ Let's take a call.
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

Gomez: Hello, Sally?
Sally Jessy Raphael: [frustrated] Mr. Addams, please, stop calling! We do not know where they meet!

.Morticia: Gomez, let's go for a drive- the whole family.^ MORTICIA I know - Gomez, let's go for a drive.
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Mama and Morticia tell a reluctant Gomez to go right after her and she'll run off.
  • The New Addams Family - Show Summaries 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.lkessler.com [Source type: General]

^ The family decides to help Lurch pretend that he is the man of the house, and Gomez becomes the butler and Morticia the maid.
  • The New Addams Family - Show Summaries 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.lkessler.com [Source type: General]

Gomez: A drive? And miss Gilligan?

.Uncle Fester: Haven't you ever slaughtered anyone before?^ PUGSLEY (to Uncle Fester) How do you like it?
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

^ (CONTINUED) THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 3/18/91 114A. 176 CONTINUED: (3) 176 PUGSLEY Uncle Fester, will you be on my team?
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

Wednesday: He's only a child.
Uncle Fester: That's no excuse! Aim for a major artery. The jugular.

[Gomez and Fester are watching home movies]
.Gomez: Do you remember that fateful night?^ GOMEZ (to It) You remember, old sport - she really did find him tangled in a tuna net, twenty-five years ago.
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

Uncle Fester: [hedging] Um...your first cigar!
Gomez: What? Come on, old man, I've smoked since I was 5- Mother insisted.

Margaret: This is always so embarrassing. Why did I marry you?
.Tully: Because I said yes.^ Because I said yes.
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Judge: [after a golf ball crashes through his window] Damn you, Addams!^ Judge Womack hurries to his broken window, shaking his fist: JUDGE WOMACK Damn you, Addams!
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

^ All these years I've watched you and Morticia through windows, doorways, keyholes.
  • Addams Family Values Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Barry Sonnenfeld movie sequel to The Addams Family 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ ONE OF THE GOLF BALLS 11 flies with incredible speed THROUGH THE WINDOW of the ADDAMS' ONLY NEIGHBOR. This well-tended HOME sits on the hill overlooking the Addams' Mansion like some Republican sentinel.
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

.Gomez: Sorry about the window, Judge.^ GOMEZ (calls) Sorry about the window, Judge!
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Sorry about the window, Judge.
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Keep the ball, I have a whole bucket full!
Judge: You moron!

Dr. Pinder-Schloss: [faking an over-the-top Germanic accent] Mr. Addams, I beleef I am understandink. I can help. Jais? .Ze theory of displacement, is zis familiar?^ The theory of displacement-- Is this familiar?
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Gomez: No. Tish?
Dr. Pinder-Schloss: Oh, it is too exciting! I vill explain.
Gomez: [eagerly] Is it unpleasant?
Dr. Pinder-Schloss: Deeply. .Your very own bruzzer, you drive him avay.^ Your very own brother, you drive him away.
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GRANNY You kids are going to have to kill your own breakfast this morning.
  • Addams Family, The Script at IMSDb. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: General]

Go, off viz you! But zen, you are feelink ze little black monster.
Gomez: Pugsley?
Dr. Pinder-Schloss: Guilt! Jais! .Your bruzzer returns, you feel guilty- you displace.^ You feel guilty.
  • The Addams Family Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Raul Julia and Christina Ricci movie 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Gomez: [helping Morticia out of a finger-trap] Leather straps...red-hot pokers...
Morticia: Later, my dearest.

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The Addams Family
Box artwork for The Addams Family.
Developer(s) Ocean Software
Publisher(s) Ocean Software
Release date(s)
Sega Genesis
SNES
Genre(s) Platform
System(s) Sega Genesis, Super NES, Amiga, Atari ST, Arcade
Mode(s) Single player
Preceded by Fester's Quest
Followed by Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt
Series The Addams Family
.This is a game in the The Addams Family series.^ Addams Family Reunion and follow-up series, in which Wednesday states that there used to be a third sibling, but that they ate it.
  • THE ADDAMS FAMILY [Arhiva] - Forum Krstarice 19 September 2009 14:27 UTC forum.krstarica.com [Source type: General]

^ The Addams Family Ocean 2D Platformer Release: 1991 More Info Game Stats .
  • The Addams Family for NES - The Addams Family NES - The Addams Family NES Game 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Addams Family DVD Set Details Updated 08/07/06 The Addams Family TV Series will be released in 3 volumes.
  • The Unofficial Addams Family Web Site 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.addamsfamily.com [Source type: General]

For other games in the series see the The Addams Family series.
.The Addams Family is a platform game released by Ocean in 1992.^ Another fun Addams Family game!
  • The Addams Family for SNES - The Addams Family SNES - The Addams Family SNES Game 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ A second animated Addams Family ran on Saturday mornings on ABC from September 1992 to January 1995, with John Astin returning to provide the voice of Gomez.
  • Sitcoms Online - The Addams Family 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.sitcomsonline.com [Source type: General]

^ Publisher: Ocean Developer: Unknown Platform: NES · Genre: Action Release Date: 01/01/91 .
  • GameStats: The Addams Family Cheats, Reviews, News 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.gamestats.com [Source type: General]

.The game was released for Sega Genesis, Super NES, Amiga and Atari ST.^ The Addams Family - Super NES - GameSpy IGN Entertainment Games: IGN .
  • The Addams Family - Super NES - GameSpy 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC cheats.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

^ Addams Family (Sega Genesis) The story of the Addams Family game was unoriginal, with the family being kidnapped.

^ Also available on: NES , TurboGrafx-CD , Genesis , Game Gear , Game Boy , Sinclair ZX Spectrum .
  • The Addams Family - Super NES - GameSpy 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC cheats.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

.It is based on the 1991 movie of the same name.^ The Addams Family movie - 1991 Piquant comedy based on Charles Addams' macabre cartoon family (later popularized on the same-named TV series), whose greedy lawyer tries to plunder their fortune by planting an impostor in the household who claims to be their long-lost Uncle Fester.
  • Sitcoms Online - The Addams Family 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.sitcomsonline.com [Source type: General]

^ Introduction The Addams Family (TAF) was an amazingly popular pin released in early 1992, based on the movie by the same name.
  • Pinball Archive Rule Sheet: The Addams Family Gold Edition 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.pinball.org [Source type: General]

The characters bear resemblance to their movie counterparts.
Getting Started →
Walkthrough →
.The game followed the Addams Family father and husband, Gomez Addams, as he attempts to save the members of his family who have been kidnapped.^ It's up to you to help Gomez save his family and their home in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. .
  • The Addams Family - Super NES - GameSpy 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC cheats.gamespy.com [Source type: General]
  • GameStats: The Addams Family Cheats, Reviews, News 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.gamestats.com [Source type: General]

^ The head of the family was Gomez Addams.
  • ADDAMS FAMILY Trivia & Sing-Along by Brownielocks. 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.brownielocks.com [Source type: General]

^ It's up to you to help Gomez save his family and their home in The Addams Family.
  • IGN: The Addams Family 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC gameboy.ign.com [Source type: General]

They have been stowed away in various locations in the mansion and are protected by a boss of some sort. .The manservant Lurch and the severed hand Thing are the only characters not to be kidnapped.^ The family is tended to by their butler, Lurch, and Thing, a disembodied hand (sometimes in a box) who is a childhood friend of Gomez.
  • Addams Family - The Addams Family is back! Uncle Fester, Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Mugsley, Lurch, Thing and Grandmama 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.halloweenexpress.com [Source type: General]

^ It's spookerama time with severed hands flying around and things that go bump in the night.

^ They try to find her another suitor - the mailman who zooms off, Lurch wouldn't agree, Fester only dates criminals, and Thing fingers off.
  • The New Addams Family - Show Summaries 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.lkessler.com [Source type: General]

.Thing will provide hints on gameplay whenever Gomez finds one of his red boxes marked with an 'A' for 'Addams'. Gomez starts outside the front door of the mansion.^ The family is tended to by their butler, Lurch, and Thing, a disembodied hand (sometimes in a box) who is a childhood friend of Gomez.
  • Addams Family - The Addams Family is back! Uncle Fester, Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Mugsley, Lurch, Thing and Grandmama 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.halloweenexpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Whenever the show sticks to those original Addams rules, those endlessly repeatable gags of simple subversion, you find yourself relaxing into the material.
  • The Addams Family: Not Creepy, Kooky, Mysterious or Spooky - Chicagoist 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC chicagoist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A second animated Addams Family ran on Saturday mornings on ABC from September 1992 to January 1995, with John Astin returning to provide the voice of Gomez.
  • Sitcoms Online - The Addams Family 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.sitcomsonline.com [Source type: General]

.Inside the house, Gomez can move from level to level in basically any order.^ Inside the house, Gomez can move from level to level in basically any order.
  • The Addams Family — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

^ Actually, Gomez has been lured off by crooks, who've bugged the house in order to steal the Family… read more » .
  • The Addams Family at TV.com 10 September 2009 16:43 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The player will soon discover that the mansion is full of secrets, hidden passageways and side levels and bosses (for the purpose of increasing Gomez's health).^ The player will soon discover that the mansion is full of secrets, hidden passageways and side levels and bosses (for the purpose of increasing Gomez's health).
  • The Addams Family — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

^ The Addams family lived in a huge mansion that had secret tunnels and a vault full of gold underneath it.
  • Raul Julia and Anjelica Houston Bring Life Back to The Addams Family - Addams Family - Epinions.com 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Gomez dispatches enemies by simply jumping on their heads (similar to the Super Mario games).^ Gomez dispatches enemies by simply jumping on their heads (similar to the Super Mario games).
  • The Addams Family — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

^ He will have to run and jump through levels filled with enemies that will do whatever it takes to see that Gomez doesn't find his family.
  • IGN: The Addams Family 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC gameboy.ign.com [Source type: General]
  • IGN: The Addams Family 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC cheats.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • IGN: The Addams Family 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC cheats.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He can also find objects to throw at them, such as golf balls.^ He can also find objects to throw at them, such as golf balls.
  • The Addams Family — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

.The game did not have a save system but, instead, bore a password system.^ The game did not have a save system but, instead, bore a password system.
  • The Addams Family — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

.Through progression of the game, the player would receive passwords, enabling him or her to start where they left off.^ Through progression of the game, the player would receive passwords, enabling him or her to start where they left off.
  • The Addams Family — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

^ Bottom line is, Hollywood’s running out of quality shows to recycle, so they would be wise to jump on the few blue-chippers left.
  • Newsarama.com : Tapped Out on TV Remakes 19 September 2009 14:27 UTC www.newsarama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Typically, you'll start the game off with 3 letters, though this is adjustable.
  • Pinball Archive Rule Sheet: The Addams Family Gold Edition 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.pinball.org [Source type: General]

Table of Contents

The Addams Family/Table of Contents

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.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ Or more, if your game is set harder.
  • Pinball Archive Rule Sheet: The Addams Family Gold Edition 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.pinball.org [Source type: General]

^ There are no guides or walkthroughs currently available for this game.
  • IGN: The Addams Family 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC cheats.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Edition Differences Most people are more than likely familiar with the original version of TAF. In the interest of completeness, though, this will be a guide to the entire game.
  • Pinball Archive Rule Sheet: The Addams Family Gold Edition 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.pinball.org [Source type: General]

The Addams Family

Developer(s) Ocean Software
Publisher(s) Ocean Software
Amiga
Atari ST
Commodore 64
NES
Game Boy
Super Nintendo
Flying Edge
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Genesis
Game Gear
Release date NES:
1991 (NA)
December 30, 1992 (EU)
Super Nintendo:
January 1992 (NA)
Game Boy:
January 1992 (NA)
Amiga:
June 17, 1992 (EU)
Sega Genesis:
1994 (NA)
Genre 2D platformer
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) N/A
Amiga
Atari ST
Commodore 64
NES
Game Boy
Sega Mega Drive
Super Nintendo
VRC: GA
Sega Genesis
Game Gear
Platform(s) Amiga
Atari ST
Commodore 64
Nintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Genesis
Game Gear
Super Nintendo
Media Cartridge
NES
Input NES Controller
Sega Genesis Controller
Super Nintendo Controller
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough
.The Addams Family is game released for the NES, the Super Nintendo, and the Sega Genesis.^ Mia_rebeldeway 03.08.2007., 18:41 ne svadjamo se.Ali Addams family to ti je bukvalno sve jedno isto...
  • THE ADDAMS FAMILY [Arhiva] - Forum Krstarice 19 September 2009 14:27 UTC forum.krstarica.com [Source type: General]

^ There are no reviews for the Genesis release of this game.
  • The Addams Family for Genesis - MobyGames 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]

^ The Addams Family Goes To School (25:35) Gomez and Morticia don't understand why Pugsley and Wednesday need to go to school.
  • Watch The Addams Family Online | Streaming Full Length Episodes | Video Clips | Fancast 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.fancast.com [Source type: General]

.It is based on the first movie adapted from the original television series of the same name.^ It was, of course, inspired by the television series of the same name.
  • Pinball Archive Rule Sheet: The Addams Family 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.pinball.org [Source type: General]

^ The Addams Family is a platform game based on the characters and settings from the movie (which, in turn, is based on the famous 1960's television series, which in turn is based on Charles Addams cartoon of the same name, which was featured in the magazine, The New Yorker, in the 30's).
  • The Addams Family for Genesis - MobyGames 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]

^ The Addams Family movie - 1991 Piquant comedy based on Charles Addams' macabre cartoon family (later popularized on the same-named TV series), whose greedy lawyer tries to plunder their fortune by planting an impostor in the household who claims to be their long-lost Uncle Fester.
  • Sitcoms Online - The Addams Family 11 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.sitcomsonline.com [Source type: General]

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