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The Addams Family 

The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Carolyn Jones ...  Morticia Addams / ... 64 episodes, 1964-1966
John Astin ...  Gomez Addams 64 episodes, 1964-1966
Jackie Coogan ...  Uncle Fester 64 episodes, 1964-1966
Ted Cassidy ...  Lurch 64 episodes, 1964-1966
Marie Blake ...  Grandmama 64 episodes, 1964-1966
Lisa Loring ...  Wednesday Addams 64 episodes, 1964-1966
Ken Weatherwax ...  Pugsley Addams 64 episodes, 1964-1966
Thing Thing ...  Itself 64 episodes, 1964-1966
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Storyline

The Addams Family is not your typical family: it takes delight in most of the things of which normal people would be terrified. Gomez Adams is an extremely wealthy man and is able to indulge his wife Morticia's every desire, whether it's cultivation of poisonous plants or a candlelit dinner in a graveyard. People visiting the Addams Family just don't seem to appreciate the 7-foot-tall butler named Lurch or the helping hand (which is just a disembodied hand named Thing). Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Comedy | Family | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(64 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cousin Itt's favorite hangout was the Addamses' chimney. See more »

Goofs

The wire that moves Cleopatra is visible every now and then. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Uncle Fester: Shoot 'em in the back!
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Crazy Credits

In later episodes, Jackie Coogan is not listed in the closing credits. See more »

Connections

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A work of art.
26 May 1999 | by ChrissieSee all my reviews

The Addams Family was, in its own strange way, the healthiest TV family ever presented. The mother and father are utterly smitten with one another. They dote on their children and pay meticulous attention to their upbringing. The children, for their part, are respectful of their elders but brim-full of curiosity and mischief. The grandmother and uncle are loved and respected. Extended family members are admired and included. The butler shows great devotion to his employers, who repay him by providing a loving family. Thing (whatever it is) is appreciated for his omnipresent helpfulness. And visitors are always welcome and treated with the utmost courtesy.

The macabre touches are fun, and provide the fish-out-of-water running gag of outsiders trying to cope with the Addams' ghoulish world, but it's the relationships that make The Addams Family tick. Current sit-coms, with their focus on deception and underhanded tricks, would do well to emulate the Addamses.


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