The Addams Family

ABC (ended 1966)



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The Addams Family centers around one of the two "creepy" families that premiered on television in 1964. ABC aired The Addams Family and CBS aired The Munsters.

The Addams Family consisted of Gomez and Morticia Addams and their two children, Pugsley and Wednesday. Also included are Uncle Fester, Grandmama, the hairy Cousin Itt, the butler Lurch and Thing! The series is based on a one-panel cartoon created by Charles Addams that had appeared in The New Yorker magazine since the 1930s. The show's title came from the cartoonist's name; The family in the cartoon is never referred to by name. The finger-snapping theme song was written by Vic Mizzy, who also write the theme for Green Acres. The series lasted two seasons, yet gained much more success in syndication. The series was later transformed into a the 1991 feature film starring Raul Julia and Angelica Huston.

ABC Broadcast History: Sept 1964-Sept 1966 Fridays 8:30 p.m.

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    • I started watching "The Addams Family" as a kid in the 80's when it was in syndication, and remember my stepfather commenting to me the first time I watched it that he had also watched the show when he was younger. After watching it on a daily basis aftemoreless

      r school for awhile, I became fascinated with the show. But more than anything, I became fascinated with their house. As a kid I really thought that the house was real. I knew that it was a show and it was being filmed for TV, but I thought that they were filming it in a real house….that house! That beautiful 3 story, Second Empire, Spooky old home. As I got older and watched the show I eventually realized that the house was a painting/picture and the show was filmed on a Set, needless to say I was disappointed. But still loved the show and the house no question. If anything it fueled my interest as a young adult in the show, drawing pictures of the house and floor plans,fantasizing about owning a home like that. And then…..

      When the internet came out, it opened up a whole new world for me. Not only did I find out that there WAS a real house at one time (but without the 3rd floor and tower)! But I could not believe how many other people loved and obsessed over this show and the cult following of fans it has. Not to mention the continuous fan clashes over "The Addams Family VS The Munsters", that keeps the two shows legacy alive Halloween after Halloween. I am more obsessed with the show and the house than ever, thanks to the internet. Even made my own site on The original Addams Family House that they used in the 1st episode and modeled the look of the house after, it was a real home. It's at

      A shame that the show was only on for 2 seasons worth - 64 episodes.Luckily the shows content is still relevant, still enjoyable to watch today. Or at least I do!moreless
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      this show rocks!but i miss it!!!wahhhh!i wish this did not end it!!!!i love this show!!i wish they did not end it.i am sad!!!my favorite charter was Thing!!!!Thing was aways helping the family!i love thing!thing rocks!if they stared the show with the same people i'll be watching there eating popcorn!laghing at Thing because he s funny!wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!toooooo bad they ended it.ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!i love this show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thanx.i am mad they ended think it it was gana last longer but it did not!go thing!!!!!!i know who played him!goooo the a.d.d.a.m.s. f.a.i.m.i.l.y!sooooo sorry who love them it ended!me and my mom really love it!it was gone 1960.moreless
    • Gomez: The ideal dad

      Gomez Addams is my role model. Well, actually I'm nothing like Gomez, but I'd like to try. Maybe I'll go blow up a model train this afternoon. And start raising piranhas, and smoking cigars. But it's not all the accessories that I envy so much as Gomez' boundless and intense enthusiasm for everything. Nothing could upset him; he was just thrilled about everything -- blossom-less roses, explosions in the basement, daughter Wednesday taking up home surgery -- it was all great to the gleaming-eyed Gomez.

      '60s television is such a strange place. On the one hand you've got Bewitched, on the other, something like this. The Addams Family was like an island of barbarism in a sea of sitcom domesticity, and I will always appreciate it for that.moreless
    • They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're all together ooky, The Addams Family. Their house is a museum when people come to see 'em, they really are a screamum, the Addams Family.moreless

      Monsters made fun. Sensually delightful, Gomez and Morticia are madly in love with each other and show more faithfulness towards each other than many more "normal" couples. Culturally sophisticated, the family is learned in the arts of Medicine, Horticulture, Music, Dance, and Art. They practice the fine sport of fencing; support the environment by protecting endangered species such as Lions and Dragons, and who could forget Morticia's carnivorous plants? Uncle Fester conserves electricity by being the family's generator. Mama does the cooking and is also the family physician. Pugsley is the family's demolition expert who may one day discover oil during one of his explosions. Wednesday is the precocious younger child who sees eveything. Then there is darling Lurch, the butler, and Thing the . . . well . . .thing, who pops up in the most unusual places - usually with the mail, or a guest's hat. Of course, there is Cousin It, the walking hair-mound, and Ophelia the golden throated singer. With such a family who could ever be bored? Frightened maybe, terrorized . . . definitely, but never, ever bored! Well worth the effort of finding and watching again!moreless

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