The Addams Family (1992-93)

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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.

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  • Over all summary of show - MUST READ

    9.4
    The Addams Family had a third incarnation in 1992 starring the spooky family in an animated series. The program was produced by Hanna-Barbara and had a quick 17 episode run due to low ratings. This was not the studios first failure - or last, but the leading animation company (at that time) did have much other success\\\' i.e The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and newer programs such as Dexter\\\'s Laboratory. Perhaps one of the qualities of this movie was that it had a 90\\\'s feel from animation to music and sound effects. In fact even some lingo of the characters is a little dated. The show may now have gone on to win prestigious awards like the original live action, but it did have a vast line in clothing apparel, etc. The show was one of the only few in its day that did not have some sort of toy, etc to sell. The show did have it\\\'s moments where you could really see this show had potential. In its own right this show was a landmark in that it re-introduced The Addams Family to a whole new generation of viewers. So it may have lasted only 17 episodes, but there are quite a few shows that have gone on the air for years, when towards the end of the shows run it was ended with a muted knock and not a bang. The show is currently re-broadcasted on Cartoon Network\\\'s Boomerang at various times throughout the day.

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  • 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.moreless

    7.9
    When I was a kid I use to watch this series all the time It was funny and cool to watch when I had nothing else to watch on television. I sad to see it gone but I glad I was able to see it when I could. Anyway, even though I can not see The Addams Family series from 1992-1993, I glad that it came on when I was able to see it. While for those who was not able to see the series when it was on television, I say try to see it if you are a young child or have kids. Great series and try to see it.moreless
  • A 2nd cartoon show based on the classic TV show.

    8.0
    A year after the release of the movie and the year before the release of Addams Family Values, the crew at Hanna-Barbera created the 2nd cartoon (the 1st one is in 1973-1975). This show was aired in October 1992.



    John Astin, the original Gomez, returned to provide the voice of Gomez in this cartoon. This is a bit different than the 1st cartoon (Lurch\'s skin is now light-blue instead of green, Wednesday is a bit taller than Pugsley). IMO, this cartoon is a thumbs up.



    If you have Boomerang (that channel where it shows classic cartoons), then you can check the listings to watch this cartoon.moreless
  • 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.moreless

    9.4
    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. it is really hard for me to wait a whole week for the next episode to air.
  • Great, funny and and instant Classic.

    10
    I remember watching this show when I was 7 years old. I loved to watch the original series with my dad and I loved this one as well. I remember watching it everyday it aired and I remember being very upset if I ever missed it.



    Like in the original series every character was funny. My favorite episodes were: "Jack and Jill and the Beanstalk", "Dead and Breakfast", and "Beware of Thing". Those episodes were classics and I wish I had them all on video.



    In conclusion, this was a great cartoon series. I miss it and I wish it lasted longer.moreless
  • Only one flaw
    I don't know why but for some reason I always found it annoying whenever Gomez called Morticia "Tish". I know it's probably his n...
    10/03/12
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