The Addams Family (1992-93)

ABC (ended 1993)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 8

    A Girl and a Ghoul / A Little Bit of Pugsley / Ask Granny

    Aired 11/6/93

  • S 2 : Ep 7

    Camp Addams / Little Doll Lost / King of the Polycotton Blues

    Aired 10/30/93

  • S 2 : Ep 6

    Then Came Granny / Pet Show Thing / Fester Sings the Fester Way

    Aired 10/23/93

  • S 2 : Ep 5

    Double O Honeymoon

    Aired 10/16/93

  • S 2 : Ep 4

    Sweetheart of a Brother

    Aired 10/9/93

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Astin

    Gomez Addams

  • Nancy Linari

    Morticia Addams

  • Rip Taylor

    "Uncle Fester" Addams

  • Debi Derryberry

    Wednesday Addams

  • Jeannie Elias

    Pugsley Addams

  • show Description
  • Welcome to The Addams Family (1992-93) guide at TV.com.They're creepy and they're kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They're all together ooky, The Addams Family. If you know the theme song, then you know that the Addams Family is coming to a television near you. This animated series is the fourth incarnation of the creepy characters based on the macabre family comics created by Charles Addams. It first came out as a television series in the 1960's. They then became animated in the '70s, first in an appearance in The New Scooby-Doo Movies, then in their own animated seriesaround the same time. The family then went movie-bound in the early '90s as they were put on the big screen. It was a hit at the box office, which prompted a sequel (Addams Family Values), but before then, this second animated series that features the gang of macabre miscreants who have their own unusual ways of having fun adventures. THE ADDAMS FAMILY:Gomez is the family patriarch. He's a multi-millionaire who's an expert at fencing and wrestling. He always looks for a great challenge that he can take head on, usually with reckless abandon. If the end result is getting a wrenched back or pummeled to a pulp, all the better!Morticia is Gomez's beautiful, albeit pale-skinned wife who can easily get him in the mood when she speaks French to him. She's an expert gardener who takes care of her man-eating plant Contessa and also an artist of the macabre who utilizes living paints that can literally bring her unusual creations to life. Pugsley and Wednesday are Gomez and Morticia's children who enjoy playing with each other using a whole lot of toys at their disposal ranging from clubs, nail-studded boards, swords, axes, and explosives. Uncle Fester is Gomez's brother and loves blowing himself up with explosives and can never resist an opportunity to get burned, cinged, flattened, pummeled, growing boils, lesions, or other weird and grotesque skin marks, and even getting eaten by animals, particularly the family's pet alligator Snappy.Granny Frump is the family elder who has psychic abilities that she utilizes to run her psychic hotline for customers wanting a glimpse to their future. Of course, she wants to get a good future for herself if she can get an attractive man for herself. Most times however, they run away.Lurch is the Addams family's faithful butler who cooks, cares for the house in destructive fashion, tends to each family member's needs no matter what the request, and plays an assortment of music instruments, particularly the harpsichord, to get the gang prepared for the weird and unusual family dances that end most episodes.Thing is always around to lend a helping hand, mainly because he is one--that is, a disembodied hand ready to offer assistance when he's needed.Cousin Itt is the overly shaggy-haired member of the family who works for the government as a spy and whenever he visits, tells the family of his various adventures. Occasionally, he brings his work home with him when a megalomaniac or enemy twin spies try to get him. But the family doesn't mind as they can help their cousin out for adventures of their own.RECURRING CHARACTERS:The Normanmeyers are neighbors to the Addams Family, who are naive to realize they want to be rid of them. Husband Norman runs the Normanwear Underwear company and his wife Normina are the traditional, conservative type who regard the Addams family as a blight to the neighborhood and plot to make them look bad in hope someone can remove them from the picutre. Not all of them think negatively of them as their son N.J. (Norman Junior) admires them and is a friend to Pugsley and Wednesday.THEME SONG:They're creepy and they're kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They're all together ooky, The Addams Family. Their house is a museum, Where people come to see 'em, They really are a sc-cream, The Addams Family. Neat. Sweet. Petite! So get a witch's shawl on, A broomstick you can crawl on, We're gonna pay a call on, The Addams Family. (Music sequence) They're creepy and they're kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They're all together ooky, The Addams Family.The Addams Family animated series was a Hanna-Barbera series that permiered September 12, 1992 on ABC. It ran for 2 seasons with 13 episodes and shorts the first season with 8 more sets of episodes the following season. It's among several HB series that can be occasionally seen on Boomerang from Cartoon Network.moreless

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  • Quotes (28)

    • Fester: Well, if you're feeling down, just do what I do! (Pulls out explosive plunger with wires attached to himself) Blow yourself up! (Pushes plunger and blows up) I feel better already! (Falls through floor)

    • Morticia: (making a head bust of a woman) Hmmm, something's missing. (Sees Lurch with a tea cart) Thank you, Lurch. You remember Aunt Scrunge don't you? Lurch: (moaning) Ooooohhhh. Morticia: Have you found your aura yet, Granny? Granny: No, Morticia and I'm worried. If that aura was to fall into the wrong hands it would....(her phone rings and she picks it up) Granny's Psychic Hotline! You're what? I am!? I'll be right there! Morticia: Who was that? Granny: My aura. It's waiting for me at the movies! I was supposed to meet it there ten minutes ago. (Leaves) Morticia: Would you like to help me with my sculpture, dear? Gomez: (sighs while standing on his head) I've done that. (Thing pops up and taps Morticia on the shoulder.) Morticia: Yes, Thing? (He points at Aunt Scrunge sculpture) By all means. (Thing clamps some wet clay onto the face forming a beard and moustache) Thank you, Thing. It's perfect! That's the Aunt Scrunge we all know and love.

    • Pugsley: (holding a giant drill) Hey, Dad. Wanna help us make the Mona Lisa frown? Gomez: (depressed) Nope, done that too. Wednesday: Don't worry father, we understand. Pugsley: (evil grin) Hey, Mona! Mona Lisa: (screams offscreen) AHHHH!!!

    • (His spine snaps after starting Uncle Wiggy's Itchy-Witchy Windup) Fester: Why Mayor, (laughs) you've done this before haven't you!?

    • Gomez: Tish! You'll never believe what we found in that old forgotten pile of Uncle Goner's laundry!
      Morticia: What?
      Gomez: Uncle Goner! ((Holds up struggling and muffled figure wrapped in sheets) No wonder they smelled so musty.

    • Gomez:: Remember our last Scavenger Hunt? We had to find Aunt Crusty and we finally dug her up in the backyard.
      Morticia:: That's right and she was so miserable, she buried herself again after the hunt!

    • Fester: AHHHH!!! (Comes busting through the window strapped to a giant anchor) MAN!! Those Navy boys sure know how to have a good time.

    • Morticia: Are you ready to watch me paint a picture of Marie swimming? Wednesday: Yes, Mother. (Holds up headless doll whose arms are tied and has cement feet) And Marie's anxious, too.

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    Notes (23)

    • This is the series pilot even though it didn't air first in its original run.

    • This was the first episode to air in its original run. But it's not the pilot episode.

    • The majority of still picutres seen in the end credits are from this episode.

    • N.J. does not appear in this episode.

    • Norm Normanmeyer does not appear in this episode although it looks like his hand that pulls N.J. out of the classroom when Morticia brings Snappy the alligator inside to show the children.

    • Gomez and Morticia don't appear in any of the three shorts.

    • Choke and Dagger marks the first appearance of the evil twin spies. When speaking, each goes word by word.

    • Granny Frump and Cousin Itt don't appear in any of the three shorts.

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    Trivia (11)

    • Goof: Gomez puts on a purple straitjacket to help wrench his back. But in one shot while talking to Morticia, it's colored lavender like his regular suit.

    • Goof: When N.J. is first seen in the classroom, he's wearing a white shirt with a pink tie. From that point on, he's seen with his regular pink shirt and blue tie.

    • Goof: In the first scene, Wednesday calls her doll Juliet, when it's established fact its real name is Marie.

    • Goof: In the first scene, when Morticia moves to hug Pugsley, Wednesday's pink stockings are missing as her legs are flesh-colored.

    • Goof: When Wednesday first holds up her doll Marie, its dress is colored blue like hers, but in the next shot afterward, it's colored its normal black.

    • Goof: When the family agrees on what Addams Family Dance to celebrate Morticia's success with the scavenger hunt, N.J. is briefly seen with a white shirt and pink tie before it switches back to his regular pink shirt and blue tie.

    • Goof: Wednesday's skin is briefly seen as pale on two occasions during this episode while dressed as her mother. First, when the kids discover Uncle Fester is the fake Puttergeist, and second, when Pugsley puts her back in the golf cart when they're being chased by the real one.

    • Goof: In the second short, when Wednesday offers retro Pugsley an unusual sundae, the bowl she's holding is colored white. But in the next shot, it's colored brown.

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    Allusions (6)

    • The title of this episode is a pun on the common getaway known as Bed and Breakfast.

    • The title of this episode is a pun on the popular cable/satellite channel MTV (Music TeleVision).

    • The title of this episode parodies the 1982 movie Poltergeist, which was written by Stephen Spielberg, directed by Tobe Hooper, and starred Craig T. Nelson and the late Heather O'Rourke.

    • The title of this episode is a pun on the term No ifs, ands, or buts.

    • The first short combines elements of two childhood stories. Jack and Jill were characters in a nursery rhyme about children fetching water from a well. Jack and the Beanstalk is a fairy tale about a boy who trades a cow for magic beans that grow into a giant beanstalk. Jack and Jill here of course, are played by Pugsley and Wednesday. Other fairy tale characters featured in the first short are Tom Thumb (played by Thing), Rumplestilsken (Uncle Fester), and Sleeping Beauty (Granny).

    • The title of this episode is a take on secret agent James Bond's code number Double-O-Seven.

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  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Over all summary of show - MUST READ

    By Jamminjake, Apr 22, 2006

  • This animated series is the fourth incarnation of the creepy characters based on the macabre family comics created by Charles Addams. It first came out as a television series in the 1960's. After that other series, follow ups, even a movie followed.

    By KAF17, Jun 19, 2008

  • A 2nd cartoon show based on the classic TV show.

    By UchuuKeijiGavan, Jul 31, 2006

  • The Addams Family never fails to entertain me. i love lost. i think its the best show on tv. the way the creaters tie in the numbers and keep you wondering is amazing.

    By tmoarapheus06, Apr 13, 2006

  • Great, funny and and instant Classic.

    By gakhandal, Oct 22, 2005