The Addams Family series showed a supposedly weird family that turned out to be one of the most well-adjusted on television, possibly of any era. And it's important to note that this was a contribution of the show producers and writers that was added to the basic characters of Charles Addams. The original cartoons were single-joke frames, but the series developed a tight group of complimentary characters, among other things vindicating the comedic promise of former kid actor Jackie Coogan as Uncle Fester. 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.
One memorable thing is Cousin It's tiny room. Everyone else had to crouch in and they hit their heads on the ceiling (now you know what Being John Malkovich was a rip-off of). But most important is the sexual chemistry between Morticia and Gomez: "Querida, that's French!" as he kisses his way up her arm. They never fought and prompted a psychologist to comment, "This is the healthiest show on TV". Gomez and Morticia were the first TV sitcom couple to have an implied sex life (and a rather kinky one I might add!), and the whole family was healthy and happy. It was so touching to have the family thinking of others as being troubled and confused, while their own world was so blissful and joyous!
Carolyn Jones is gorgeous! One of the prettiest, sweetest women ever! A doll-like face, a pair of huge deer-like eyes, a beauty almost out of this world! With a great soothing voice and a figure perfect enough to fit into that tiny black dress.
Carolyn Jones' epitaph reads, "She gave joy to the world".
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