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From right to left, Morticia, Fester, Aristotle (Pugsley's octopus), Gomez, Wednesday, and Pugsley.
From right to left, Morticia, Fester, Aristotle (Pugsley's octopus), Gomez, Wednesday, and Pugsley.

The Addams Family is a creation of American cartoonist Charles Addams that appears in print cartoons, television shows, movies, and video games. 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. The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons. ... The Addams Family is a black comedy film based on the characters, The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams. ... For the macabre group of characters created by Charles Addams and featured in cartoons, television, and movies, see The Addams Family. ... Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams in the 1960s television series Morticia Frump Addams is the fictional matriarch of The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams. ... For the author who uses this as a pseudonym, see Uncle Fester (author) Uncle Fester Uncle Fester is a member of the fictional Addams Family. ... John Astin as Gomez in The Addams Family television series. ... Lisa Loring as Wednesday in The Addams Family television series. ... Ken Weatherwax as Puglsey in The Addams Family television series. ... Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. ... Charles Samuel Addams (January 7, 1912–September 29, 1988) was an American cartoonist known for his particularly black humor and macabre characters. ... The term nuclear family developed in the western world to distinguish the family group consisting of parents (usually a father and mother) and their children, from what is known as an extended family. ... This article is about the word itself. ... For other uses, see Macabre (disambiguation). ...


Addams's cartoons in The New Yorker magazine originally gained popularity in the 1930s. He was noted for his morbid sense of humor, and over the years various bizarre people and creatures who lived in a huge decaying Second Empire house became recurring characters. For other uses, see New Yorker. ... This article is about the tone of comedy. ... The canonical example of Second Empire style is the Opéra Garnier, in which Neo-Baroque meets Neo-Renaissance. ...

Contents

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. All information below is derived from the various media versions.


The family that the cartoons, movies, and television shows are based on is apparently only one 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"). The phrase Dog Latin refers to the creation of a phrase or jargon in imitation of Latin, often by directly translating English words (or those of other European languages) into Latin without conjugation or declension. ...


They reside next to a cemetery and a swamp at 0001 Cemetery Lane, in a gloomy mansion. (Charles Addams was first inspired by his home town of Westfield, New Jersey, an area full of ornate Victorian mansions and archaic graveyards.)[1] Castle Ashby Graveyard Northamptonshire A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Westfield is a town in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ...


Although they all share macabre interests, the Addamses cannot be considered evil people. They are a close-knit extended family. Morticia is an exemplary mother, and she and Gomez remain passionate towards one another. She calls him "Bubbele", to which he responds by kissing her arms—behaviour Morticia can also evoke by speaking a few words in French. 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' particular lifestyle. For other uses, see Macabre (disambiguation). ... Extended family (or joint family) is a term with several distinct meanings. ...


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. 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). The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons. ... Charles Samuel Addams (January 7, 1912–September 29, 1988) was an American cartoonist known for his particularly black humor and macabre characters. ...


Family members and servants

The Addams family consists of Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, and Cousin Itt. 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.


Gomez

Gomez Alonzo Addams is the Addams patriarch. He is the husband of Morticia and the father of Wednesday and Pugsley. 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. John Astin as Gomez in The Addams Family television series. ... For other senses, see Patriarch (disambiguation). ... Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams in the 1960s television series Morticia Frump Addams is the fictional matriarch of The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams. ... Lisa Loring as Wednesday in The Addams Family television series. ... Ken Weatherwax as Puglsey in The Addams Family television series. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Gomez is portrayed as a charming, handsome, and successful man, although he has a child-like, eccentric enthusiasm for everything he does. 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 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. 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. A stock market or (equity market) is a private or public market for the trading of company stock and derivatives of company stock at an agreed price; both of these are securities listed on a stock exchange as well as those only traded privately. ... Stock Ticker working replica Ticker tape was used by ticker tape machines, the Ticker tape timer, stock ticker machines, or just stock tickers. ...


Gomez is of Castilian origin and loves to smoke cigars and play destructively with his model trains. Despite his macabre sense of humor, he is extremely generous and known for going out of his way to help those he considers friends. This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... For other uses, see Cigar (disambiguation). ... This article needs cleanup. ...


Morticia

Morticia A. Addams (née Frump) is the matriarch of the Addams Family. She is a woman with pale skin and a Gothic appearance, clad in a Vampira-esque, skin-tight black gown with octopus-like tendrils at the bottom. Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams in the 1960s television series Morticia Frump Addams is the fictional matriarch of The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams. ... ... Goths in southern Germany Gothic fashion is a style of dress of young people who identify themselves as goths. ... Maila Nurmi (born Maila Elizabeth Syrjäniemi, December 21, 1921 in Petsamo, Finland—now Pechenga, Russia) created the well-remembered 1950s character of Vampira. ...


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 Esmerelda Frump.) Morticia has an older sister named Ophelia. In the sitcom, her marriage brought her uncle Fester into the family. Margaret Hamilton could also refer to a local politician in the United Kingdom. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Morticia is portrayed as elegant, artistic, and musically inclined (opera singing, tango dancing, and playing numerous instruments). She also knits strange items of clothing for various members of the family.


The original drawing of Morticia in The New Yorker was said to be the inspiration for Maila Nurmi's "Vampira" character, the forerunner of Elvira. For other uses, see New Yorker. ... Maila Nurmi (born Maila Elizabeth Syrjäniemi, December 21, 1921 in Petsamo, Finland—now Pechenga, Russia) created the well-remembered 1950s character of Vampira. ... Cassandra Peterson (born September 17, 1951) is better known for her on-screen persona Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She gained fame on Los Angeles television station KHJ wearing a black, gothic, cleavage-enhancing gown as host of Movie Macabre, a weekly horror movie presentation. ...


Pugsley and Wednesday

Gomez and Morticia have two children, Pugsley and Wednesday. 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 she 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 is apparently often successful, but Pugsley never dies. Like most members of the family he seems to be stronger than most humans, requiring a lot more punishment to be killed. For his part, Pugsley is largely either oblivious of the harm his sister tries to inflict on him, or an enthusiastic supporter of it. In his first incarnation, Pugsley (originally to be called Pubert, a name that would be given to the Addams baby in the live action movies) 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, cheerfully helping her in her evil deeds. Ken Weatherwax as Puglsey in The Addams Family television series. ... Lisa Loring as Wednesday in The Addams Family television series. ... Mondays Child is one of many fortune-telling songs, popular as nursery rhymes for children. ... Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France and Archduchess of Austria (born November 1755 – executed 16 October 1793) Daughter of Maria Theresa of Austria, wife of Louis XVI and mother of Louis XVII. She was guillotined at the height of the French Revolution. ...


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.


The children appear to be home-schooled, receiving all the education they require from Grandmama and Uncle Fester. An attempt was made to enroll them in the local elementary school, but it did not work out.


In the first movie, the children do attend an elementary school. And in the second movie they are on summer vacation from school.


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 and seemingly indestructible baby with the ability to shoot flaming arrows. 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 disallow it. Addams Family Values (1993) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated sequel to the 1991 comedy The Addams Family. ... Cheryl Chase is an American voice actress best known as the voice of Angelica Pickles on Rugrats and All Grown Up. ...


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. The Addams Family Reunion was the third movie of The Addams Family series, released in 1998. ... ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. ...


Uncle Fester and Grandmama

Other members of the family who live with Gomez and Morticia include Uncle Fester and Grandmama. For the author who uses this as a pseudonym, see Uncle Fester (author) Uncle Fester Uncle Fester is a member of the fictional Addams Family. ... Four major characters from the original television adaptation: Thing (foreground) with Uncle Fester, Morticia and Gomez Addams The Addams Family is the creation of American cartoonist Charles Addams. ...


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, and therefore technically not an Addams, although at times he claims the family name as his own. In all other animated and filmed content, Fester became Gomez's older brother. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ...


Grandmama is Gomez's mother in the 1960s live-action TV series, where she is given the name "Eudora Addams". In both the movies and the animated TV series, she is Morticia's mother and her name is mentioned as "Esmerelda Frump", her first name being revealed in Addams Family Reunion. 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. In the animated series, Grandmama is only referred to as "Granny". In the remake of the series (in which Pancho Addams does not appear), she is both Gomez and Fester's mother. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Witchcraft. ... For prophecy in the context of revealed religions see Prophet. ...


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. 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 shoulder, appearing out of ubiquitous boxes or other convenient containers throughout the house. He communicates with Addamses with a Morse-like alphabet, sign language, writing, and knocking on wood. In the movies and in The New Addams Family, Thing is an entirely mobile hand severed at the wrist. Thing (foreground) with Uncle Fester, Morticia and Gomez Addams Thing was a fictional character in the television series The Addams Family (1964-66) , the revived series The New Addams Family (1998), and in the related movies The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993). ...


In addition to Thing, the Addams family also have a tall, ghoulish manservant named Lurch. Lurch serves as a shambling, gravelly-voiced, Frankenstein's Monster-esque butler 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 (I.E, waxing Fester's head, amusing the children and etc). 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. 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. 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 baritone voiced, "You rang?". In the theatrical movies Lurch never spoke, using only grunts, sighs or simple gesticulations. Thing (foreground) with Uncle Fester, Morticia and Gomez Addams Thing was a fictional character in the television series The Addams Family (1964-66) , the revived series The New Addams Family (1998), and in the related movies The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993). ... Servant has a number of meaning: A servant is another word for domestic worker, a person who is hired to provide regular household or other duties, and receives compensation. ... Frankensteins monster (or Frankenstein or Frankensteins creature) is a fictional character that first appeared in Mary Shelleys novel, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. ... For other uses, see Butler (disambiguation). ... Gangrene is the necrosis and subsequent decay of body tissues caused by infection or thrombosis. ... Harpsichord in the Flemish style A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. ... Organ in Katharinenkirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany The organ is a keyboard instrument played using one or more manuals and a pedalboard. ... The Addams Family Reunion was the third movie of The Addams Family series, released in 1998. ...


Gomez also has a cousin, known as Cousin Itt (spelled as "Cousin It" in the movies and the pinball game), who often visits the family. He is short-statured and has long hair which covers his entire body from scalp to floor. Cousin Itt drives a 3-wheeled car: a Messerschmitt KR175.[2] Although in the series he is shown wearing opera gloves, it is unclear what, if anything, is beneath the hair. He is known to speak in a high-pitched nonsensical gibberish that only the family seems to understand. 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. He and Margaret go on to have a child in Addams Family Values named "What"(from the obstreican's reaction). 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. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Messerschmitt KR175 Messerschmitt K175 1954 The Messerschmitt KR175 (1953–1955) was the first version of the Fend Flitzer that was a full sized bubble car. ...


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 mediums the family appeared in.


Kitty Kat is the family lion, and can be seen in several episodes roaming around the house. The family in entirety regard 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. For other uses, see Aristotle (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Greek poet Homer and the works attributed to him. ...


Cleopatra is an African Strangler belonging to Morticia, a man-eating plant. She eats meatballs made of Yak and other tasty meats specially prepared and more often than not, spoon-fed to her. Morticia had Cleopatra before she and Gomez married, having grown her from a seedling.


Houseguests

Guests include Morticia's older sister Ophelia (also played by Carolyn Jones in the sitcom), Morticia's cousin Melancholia and Morticia's mother (and Fester's sister), Hester Frump (played in the sitcom by Margaret Hamilton, wearing her Almira Gulch dress from The Wizard of Oz)[citation needed]. 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. Margaret Hamilton could also refer to a local politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ...


Neighbors

Most of the Addamses' neighbors are less than understanding of the family's eccentricities. 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. 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. 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. 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. A pair of mens briefs Undergarments, also called underwear or sometimes intimate clothing, are clothes worn next to the skin, usually under other clothes. ... This article is about the voice actor Rob Paulsen. ... Edie McClurg (born July 23, 1951, in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American actress. ... Richard Dick Beals (born March 16, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American voice actor. ...


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. 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. The Munsters was a 1960s American television comedy depicting the home life of a family of monsters. ...


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, and relaxes by literally "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).
  • Fester can generate both electricity and magnetism, in The New Addams Family he can also explode at will without harm. Additionally, he suffers from a severe migraine that can be cured with a press, and apparently causes no harm upon him.
  • 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.
  • Six-year-old Wednesday is strong enough to bring her father down with a judo hold.
  • Lurch is superhumanly strong.
  • Thing, whose paranormal nature speaks for itself, can apparently teleport 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. from somewhere—implies an entire subculture of people who share the family's tastes (as seen in several Charles Addams cartoons). 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. Fester once cited a neighbor family's meticulous petunia patches as evidence that they were "nothing but riff-raff". Although the Addamses usually greet "normal" visitors with enthusiasm, these attitudes establish the family as more of an eccentric, old money family that looks down upon the nouveaux riche or bourgeois habits of the outside world. For other uses, see Yak (disambiguation). ... For the Boy Scouting program within the BSA, see Boy Scouting (Boy Scouts of America). ... For other uses, see Octopus (disambiguation). ... Old money refers in the United Kingdom to the pre-decimal currency of pounds, shillings (or bob) and pence. ... Nouveau riche (French: new rich), or new money refers to persons who acquire wealth within their generation. ... Bourgeois at the end of the thirteenth century. ...


Television, film, games and musical

Live-action

In 1964, the ABC-TV network created a television series based on Addams' cartoon characters. The series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons in 64 half-hour episodes (September 18, 1964September 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 the television series was canceled, Shawn ended his boycott and The Addams Family was welcomed back. The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons. ... Black-and-white or black and white) can refer to a general term used in photography, film, and other media (see black-and-white). ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... William Shawn (August 31, 1907-December 8, 1992) was an American magazine editor who edited The New Yorker from 1952 until 1987. ...


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 Riley as Lurch and Butch Patrick as Pugsley. The pilot aired in 1973, but was not picked up for a series. Jack Riley (December 30, 1935—) is a comedic actor probably most recognizable as the irrascible character Elliot Carlin from Bob Newharts first TV sitcom, The Bob Newhart Show. ... Elizabeth Liz Torres (born on September 27, 1947, in New York City) is an actress, singer, and comedian of Puerto Rican descent. ... Stubby Kaye (November 11, 1918 – December 14, 1997), born Bernard Kotzin in New York, New York, was an American comic actor. ... For the American guitarist, see Patrick Riley. ... Patrick Alan Lilley (born August 2, 1953), better known as Butch Patrick, is a former American child actor best known for his role as Eddie Munster in the television show The Munsters (1964-1966) for which he received $600 per episode, and the movie Munster, Go Home. ...


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, is staying with the Family while Gomez goes to a lodge meeting in Tombstone, Arizona. Gomez is jealous of his brother, who once courted Morticia. Halloween is nigh, and Pancho tells the legend of Cousin Shy, who distributes gifts and carves pumpkins. Actually, Gomez has been lured off by crooks, who've bugged the house in order to steal the Family fortune. 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. Mikey panics and flees after treading on Kitty Kat's tail. The crooks have a fake Gomez and Morticia to help in their plans, along with two strong-arm goons, Hercules and Atlas. Gomez returns home for the Halloween party and trimming of the scarecrow. This article is about the television network. ... Credited as Blossom Rock and Marie Blake, Edith Marie Blossom (McDonald) Rock (1895-1978) was an American actress and older sister of actress Jeanette MacDonald. ... Tombstone is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, USA, founded in 1879 in what was then the Arizona Territory. ... This article is about the holiday. ... This article is about the instrument in the flute family. ... Location of Nairobi Coordinates: , Country Province HQ City Hall Founded 1899 Constituencies of Nairobi List Makadara Kamukunji Starehe Langata Dagoretti Westlands Kasarani Embakasi Government  - Mayor Geoffrey Majiwa Area  - City 684 km² (264. ... A witch doctor (in southern Africa known as a Sangoma) often refers to exotic healers that believe that maladies are caused by magic and are therefore best cured by it, as opposed to science or developed medicine. ... Scarecrows in a rice paddy in Japan For other uses, see Scarecrow (disambiguation). ...


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. 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 Kat's tail. When the police arrive, they surrender. The Addamses are then free to celebrate Halloween happily.


In the 1990s, Orion Pictures (which by then had inherited the rights to the series) developed a film version, The Addams Family. 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 (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. 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 Raul Julia. The Addams Family is a black comedy film based on the characters, The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Addams Family Values (1993) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated sequel to the 1991 comedy The Addams Family. ... Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay (March 9, 1940 - October 24, 1994) was a Puerto Rican actor who lived and worked for many years in the United States. ...


A third film, 1998's Addams Family Reunion, was released direct-to-video, 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 Raul Julia, while the new sitcom's Gomez is played in John Astin's style. The only actor in this Warner Brother's production to have played in the previous Paramount films was Carel Struycken, playing Lurch. The Addams Family Reunion was the third movie of The Addams Family series, released in 1998. ... A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Timothy James Curry (born April 19, 1946) is an Emmy Award-winning English actor, singer, and composer, perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in Stephen Kings It. ...


The series ran during the 1998–1999 season on Fox Family. The New Addams Family TV show is an updated version of the well-known 1960s The Addams Family show. The new show is very familiar as it stars parents Morticia and Gomez and their children Pugsley and Wednesday. Also making a return are the characters Uncle Fester, Grandmama, Lurch, Cousin Itt and Thing. The New Addams Family was produced and shot in Vancouver, Canada, and ran during the 1998–1999 season on ABC Family. There are 65 episodes produced that originally aired over the course of one season. Some of the episodes are actually remakes of episodes that aired in the original The Addams Family series. John Astin returned to the franchise in some episodes of this series, albeit as Grandpa Addams (Gomez's grandfather, a character introduced in Addams Family Reunion). Pubert's absence in the new series 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 as Wednesday, John DeSantis as Lurch, Betty Phillips as Grandmama and Steven Fox as Thing. ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. ... John DeSantis British Columbia, Canada Most Knowen as Lurch in the New Addams Family Painkiller Jane . ...


Animation

Two animated television spin-offs and an animated guest appearance have also been produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Cartoon Network Studios, the successor to Hanna-Barbera Studios, is an American animated cartoon production company following in the footsteps of Hanna-Barbera, creators of animated television and motion picture releases for over forty years. ...


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 comics. After the episode aired, fans wanted more animated adventures featuring the Addamses, and Hanna-Barbera responded in kind. The New Scooby-Doo Movies (sometimes called The New Scooby-Doo Comedy Movies) was the second incarnation of the long-running Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Saturday morning is the block of animated television programming during Saturday mornings. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Allen Astin (born March 30, 1930) is an Oscar nominated American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television shows, but is best known for the role of Gomez Addams on The Addams Family television series and similarly eccentric comedic characters. ... Carolyn Jones (April 28, 1930 — August 3, 1983) was an American actress, she is best remembered for playing the role of Morticia Addams in the classic TV Series The Addams Family. ... John Leslie (Jackie) Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984) was an American actor who began his movie career as a child actor in silent films. ... Theodore Crawford Ted Cassidy (born July 31, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - January 16, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) was an American actor who played Lurch (in which role he was able to demonstrate his genuine skill on the harpsichord) and Thing on The Addams Family. ... Scooby-doo is also British naval divers slang for civilian sport scuba diver. Scooby-Doo is an important character in animation up to this day Scooby-Doo is a long-running animated series produced for television by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1969 to 1986, 1988 to 1991, and from 2002...


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). 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. 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. A complementary comic book series was produced in connection with the show, but it lasted only three issues. This article is about the television network. ... A modern double-wide manufactured home. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Leonard Weinrib (April 29, 1935 – June 28, 2006) was an American actor, voice actor and writer. ... Janet Waldo (born February 4, 1918 in Grandview, Washington) is a former actress and voice artist. ... Alicia Christian Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ...


The second animated 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 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. A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Rip Taylor (born Charles Elmer Taylor, Jr. ... Carol Elaine Channing (born on January 31, 1921 in Seattle, Washington) is an American singer and actress. ... James Jonah Jim Cummings (born November 3, 1952[1] in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American voice actor who is best known for his work on the Winnie the Pooh animated series. ... Debi Derryberry is an American voice actress. ... Jeannie Elias (born August 23, 1954 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian film and voice actress. ... Patrick Fraley, also known as Pat Fraley (born February 18, 1949) is an American voice actor. ...


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. The Addams Family platformer was released for Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy, with later ports for Sega Genesis (based on the Super NES version), Master System and Game Gear (both based on the NES version but with different graphics), TurboGrafx-CD (developed separately) and ZX Spectrum; these games, released by Ocean Software (Flying Edge in the case of the Sega consoles ports) (ICOM Simulations for the TurboGrafx-CD version), these were based on the first movie rather than the TV series or cartoons. 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). Addams Family Values (1994) by Ocean was based on the movie's sequel and returned to the style of gameplay seen in the original Fester's Quest. Computer and video games redirects here. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Shooter games cover a fairly broad spectrum of sub-genres that have the commonality of controlling a character who is usually armed with a firearm that can be freely aimed. ... Four major characters from the original television adaptation: Thing (foreground) with Uncle Fester, Morticia and Gomez Addams The Addams Family is the creation of American cartoonist Charles Addams. ... A simple platform sequence from the game Wonder Boy Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles. ... “NES” redirects here. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ... For the entire Game Boy series of handheld consoles, see Game Boy line. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... Sega Master System The Sega Master System (SMS for short) (Japanese: マスターシステム), was an 8-bit cartridge-based gaming console manufactured by Sega. ... The Sega Game Gear was Segas first portable gaming system. ... For information on the Japanese version of this console, see PC Engine The TurboGrafx 16 was a video game console released by NEC in 1989, for the North American market. ... The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. ... The Ocean logotype had an often prominent placement on the box art. ... ICOM Simulations was a software company best known for creating the MacVenture series of adventure games including Shadowgate. ... For information on the Japanese version of this console, see PC Engine The TurboGrafx 16 was a video game console released by NEC in 1989, for the North American market. ... The Ocean logotype had an often prominent placement on the box art. ... Addams Family Values was a game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. ...


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".


A pinball game by Midway (under the Bally label) was released in 1992 shortly after the movie. It broke previous sales records by selling over 20,000 units. This article is about the arcade game. ... Midway Games (NYSE: MWY) (formerly Midway Manufacturing) is an American video game publisher. ... Bally Technologies logo Bally (with its distinctive Rolling Ball logo) Bally Technologies, Inc. ...

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The Addams Family is the best selling pinball machine of all time, having sold 20,270 units. ...

Musical

In May, 2007 it was announced that a musical was being produced for the Broadway stage featuring an adaptation of the Addams Family. Broadway veterans Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice are writing the book while Andrew Lippa was writing the score. Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott have been hired to direct the production.[3] The Black Crook (1866), considered by some historians to be the first musical[1] Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Marshall Brickman (born August 25, 1941 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is an Academy Award winning screenwriter, best known for his collaborations with Woody Allen. ... Rick Elice (born 1956) is a Tony Award winning writer. ... The Black Crook (1866), considered by some historians to be the first musical[1] Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... Andrew Lippa is an American composer, lyricist, book writer, performer, and producer, and the resident artist at the Ars Nova Theater in New York City. ...


Cast

Gomez Addams is portrayed by
Morticia Addams is portrayed by
Pugsley Addams is portrayed by
Wednesday Addams is portrayed by
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)
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)

John Astin as Gomez in The Addams Family television series. ... John Allen Astin (born March 30, 1930) is an Oscar nominated American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television shows, but is best known for the role of Gomez Addams on The Addams Family television series and similarly eccentric comedic characters. ... Jack Riley (December 30, 1935—) is a comedic actor probably most recognizable as the irrascible character Elliot Carlin from Bob Newharts first TV sitcom, The Bob Newhart Show. ... Leonard Weinrib (April 29, 1935 – June 28, 2006) was an American actor, voice actor and writer. ... Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay [IPA: raul rafael xulia i aɾselai] (better known as Raúl Juliá) (March 9, 1940 – October 24, 1994) was a Golden Globe award winning actor from Puerto Rico who lived and worked for many years in the United States. ... Timothy James Curry (born April 19, 1946) is an Emmy Award-winning English actor, singer, and composer, perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in Stephen Kings It. ... Glenn Taranto (born 27 January 1959 in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA) is an American actor. ... Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams in the 1960s television series Morticia Frump Addams is the fictional matriarch of The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams. ... Carolyn Jones (April 28, 1930 — August 3, 1983) was an American actress, she is best remembered for playing the role of Morticia Addams in the classic TV Series The Addams Family. ... Elizabeth Liz Torres (born on September 27, 1947, in New York City) is an actress, singer, and comedian of Puerto Rican descent. ... Janet Waldo (born February 4, 1918 in Grandview, Washington) is a former actress and voice artist. ... Anjelica Huston (born July 8, 1951) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress and former fashion model. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American film actress. ... Ellie Harvie is a Canadian actress born in Belleville, Ontario who is best known for playing Dr. Lindsey Novak in Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. ... Ken Weatherwax as Puglsey in The Addams Family television series. ... Kenneth Weatherwax (born September 29th 1955) is an American actor. ... Alicia Christian Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... Patrick Alan Lilley (born August 2, 1953), better known as Butch Patrick, is a former American child actor best known for his role as Eddie Munster in the television show The Munsters (1964-1966) for which he received $600 per episode, and the movie Munster, Go Home. ... Jeannie Elias (born August 23, 1954 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian film and voice actress. ... Jerry Messing (born April 3, 1986), is an American television and film actor. ... Lisa Loring as Wednesday in The Addams Family television series. ... Lisa Loring (born Lisa Ann DeCinces on February 16, 1958 on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands) is an American actress. ... Christina Ricci (born February 12, 1980) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress who first achieved fame for her role as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (1991), and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993). ... Debi Derryberry is an American voice actress. ... Nicole Fugere (born September 25, 1986) started modeling at 9 months old, following in her sisters footsteps. ... For the author who uses this as a pseudonym, see Uncle Fester (author) Uncle Fester Uncle Fester is a member of the fictional Addams Family. ... John Leslie (Jackie) Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984) was an American actor who began his movie career as a child actor in silent films. ... Stubby Kaye (November 11, 1918 – December 14, 1997), born Bernard Kotzin in New York, New York, was an American comic actor. ... For other persons named Christopher Lloyd, see Christopher Lloyd (disambiguation). ... Rip Taylor (born Charles Elmer Taylor, Jr. ... A native of San Francisco, California, Patrick Thomas (birthdate February 21) has had roles in several different TV shows and movies. ... Michael Roberds (born January 18, 1964) is a Canadian actor. ... Four major characters from the original television adaptation: Thing (foreground) with Uncle Fester, Morticia and Gomez Addams The Addams Family is the creation of American cartoonist Charles Addams. ... Credited as Blossom Rock and Marie Blake, Edith Marie Blossom (McDonald) Rock (1895-1978) was an American actress and older sister of actress Jeanette MacDonald. ... Janet Waldo (born February 4, 1918 in Grandview, Washington) is a former actress and voice artist. ... Judith Malina (born June 4, 1926) is an American theater and film actor, writer, and director, who is one of the founders and leaders of The Living Theatre. ... Carol Elaine Channing (born on January 31, 1921 in Seattle, Washington) is an American singer and actress. ... Carolyn Laurie Kane (born June 18, 1952, Cleveland, Ohio, USA) is an American actress. ... Alice Ghostley (born August 14, 1926 in Eve, Vernon County, Missouri, died September 21, 2007 Studio City, California), is a Tony Award-winning American actress, best known for playing the characters Bernice Clifton on Designing Women (Emmy Nomination, Best Supporting Actress; 1992), Esmerelda on Bewitched, and Cousin Alice on Mayberry... Lurch is the fictional manservant to The Addams Family created by cartoonist Charles Addams. ... Theodore Crawford Ted Cassidy (born July 31, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - January 16, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) was an American actor who played Lurch (in which role he was able to demonstrate his genuine skill on the harpsichord) and Thing on The Addams Family. ... Carel Struycken (born July 30, 1948 in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands) is a character actor in film, television, and stage. ... James Jonah Jim Cummings (born November 3, 1952[1] in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American voice actor who is best known for his work on the Winnie the Pooh animated series. ... John DeSantis British Columbia, Canada Most Knowen as Lurch in the New Addams Family Painkiller Jane . ... Thing (foreground) with Uncle Fester, Morticia and Gomez Addams Thing was a fictional character in the television series The Addams Family (1964-66) , the revived series The New Addams Family (1998), and in the related movies The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993). ... Theodore Crawford Ted Cassidy (born July 31, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - January 16, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) was an American actor who played Lurch (in which role he was able to demonstrate his genuine skill on the harpsichord) and Thing on The Addams Family. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Actor Felix Silla (left), visits with artist Doug Kincaid during a Sept. ... John Stephenson (b. ... John Franklin (b. ... Patrick Fraley, also known as Pat Fraley (born February 18, 1949) is an American voice actor. ... Phil Fondacaro (b. ... Paul Dobson, of the brothers Dobson (himself, Michael, and Brian), is an accomplished Canadian voice actor, one of the many who work with Ocean Group, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...

Trivia

  • The Histeria! episode "The Know-It-Alls" opens with a parody of the introduction to the 1964 live-action Addams Family series. Also, at the beginning of the episode "The American Civil War", Pepper Mills mistakes Abraham Lincoln for Lurch.
  • 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). 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 father character was Spanish or Italian. He decided that if he were Spanish, he would be called "Gomez", if Italian, he would be "Repelli". The final choice of first name was left up to actor John Astin.[4]
  • In the original TV series, Thing was generally played by Ted Cassidy (the actor who played Lurch). He was usually a right hand, but Cassidy occasionally used his left, "just to see if anyone noticed".[5]
  • The name of the show was parodied in the pornographic film "The Maddams Family" starring Ron Jeremy as Uncle Pester.
  • The Addams Family "mansion" was inspired by College Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where Charles Addams attended the University of Pennsylvania.
  • In April 18, 2007, Mars aired an M&M's commercial parody of the old Addams Family show to promote the new dark chocolate variety of the candy. The M&M's mascots were even designed like the Addams members for the commercial, which is a (nearly) shot-for-shot remake of the original opening sequence, complete with the original theme.[6]
  • MC Hammer wrote and performed rap song(s) for The Addams Family movie, with a video and single.

Histeria! was an animated television series of the late-1990s, created by Tom Ruegger (who also created Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, and Pinky and the Brain) at Warner Bros. ... Pepper Mills is a fictional character created for the Warner Bros. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Ron Jeremy (born on March 12, 1953) is an American pornographic actor currently residing in Long Island, New York, United States. ... College Hall was the first building erected on the campus of the Agriculture College of the State of Michigan (now Michigan State University), and the first in the United States to be erected for the teaching of scientific agriculture. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article is about the candy. ... Chocolate block in melted chocolate Chocolate is a common ingredient in many kinds of sweets—one of the most popular in the world. ... MC Hammer (born Stanley Kirk Burrell on March 30, 1962) is an American MC who was popular during the late 1980s and early 1990s, known for his dramatic rise to and fall from fame and fortune, his trademark Hammer pants, and for leaving a lasting influence on hip hop culture...

References

  1. ^ Charles Addams (1912-1988)
  2. ^ 3-Wheelers on TV and at the Movies
  3. ^ Go, Go, Go Gomez! Addams Family Musical, by Lippa, Brickman and Elice, In Development
  4. ^ Chas Addams: A Cartoonist's Life, Linda H. Davis, Random House, 2006
  5. ^ Sitcoms Online - The Addams Family
  6. ^ M&Ms® Dark

External links

The Future And You is a talk-show style podcast in which its host (the science fiction author Stephen Euin Cobb) interviews an assortment of authors, scientists, celebrities and pioneers of the future as to what they believe both the near future and distant future will be like for individuals... TV.com is a website belonging to the CNET Games and Entertainment family of websites. ... For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... John Astin as Gomez in The Addams Family television series. ... Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams in the 1960s television series Morticia Frump Addams is the fictional matriarch of The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams. ... Ken Weatherwax as Puglsey in The Addams Family television series. ... Lisa Loring as Wednesday in The Addams Family television series. ... For the author who uses this as a pseudonym, see Uncle Fester (author) Uncle Fester Uncle Fester is a member of the fictional Addams Family. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons. ... // The second animated series featuring the Addams Family ran on Saturday mornings from 1992–1995 on ABC after producers realized the success of the 1991 Addams Family movie. ... The Addams Family is the creation of American cartoonist Charles Addams. ... The Addams Family is a black comedy film based on the characters, The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams. ... Addams Family Values (1993) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated sequel to the 1991 comedy The Addams Family. ... The Addams Family Reunion was the third movie of The Addams Family series, released in 1998. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The Addams Family is the best selling pinball machine of all time, having sold 20,270 units. ... The Addams Family is a platform game released by Ocean in 1992. ... Addams Family Values was a game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. ... The Addams Family is a video game which was released for Sega Game Gear in 1993. ...

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