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The Addams Family is a television show about a gruesome family. Gomez and Morticia are the head of the household. They have two children, Wednesday and Pugsley. Grandma, Cousin Itt and Uncle Fester reside in the home as well. They have a butler named Lurch and Thing is a hand that comes out of a box every now and then to help with some small chores.

The show is a scary comedy that ran from 1964 to 1966. The family lives in a huge house across the street from a cemetery. The town is Anywhere, USA. There are a lot of scary surprises for guests that visit the home. The family does the opposite of what other families may do. For instance, Wednesday's dolls have no heads on them. They sleep on beds of nails and there is some indication that Lurch is a zombie.

The children are encouraged to be sad rather than happy. Although that is not what most parents would do, it seems to work for this family. Gomez and Morticia are madly in love with each other. This is evidenced when Gomez grabs Morticia's arm, kisses it from her hand to her neck and speaks in French. Morticia shows little to no emotion in these moments, but it is evident that she loves him just as much.

Lurch appears when one of the family members rings the bell. He helps take care of anything they ask of him without question. He looks a bit scary, but there is something endearing about him. It may be his longstanding loyalty to the family that makes him such a huge hit.

Uncle Fester is a bald, portly fellow. He is an ornery guy who sometimes has too much time on his hands. A fan favorite is seeing Fester place a light bulb in his mouth and watching it light up. Fester is an experimenter. He will try anything once and often blows things up in the house. He is one of the most fun characters on the show.

The Addams Family is a show the entire family can watch. Although the theme is scary, the characters are anything but scary. It actually promotes a little diversity as well. It teaches people that appearances are not everything.

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MGM
3 Seasons, 68 Episodes - Ended
Comedy
9.3/10
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The Addams Family Full Episode Guide

  • When Ophelia laments that she has been jilted, Morticia suggests a career as an alternative to marriage. She tries chemistry first (with explosive results) then turns to operatic singing. Cousin Itt is summoned to coach her to stardom.

  • Pugsley shocks his parents when he gives up his new atomic reactor as kid stuff and announces that he wants to find his own job. His first try is as a medical assistant to Dr. Bird. He turns up, scalpel in hand; ready to help during an operation.

  • Because she thinks Fester and Grandmama are spoiling the children, Morticia hires a governess to watch them. Insulted, Fester paints a white line down the center of the Addams house, dividing it in half.

  • Gomez plays host to Don Xavier Molines, a family friend during his childhood in Spain, and his daughter Consuella. Morticia's hospitality changes to horror and shock when Consuella, believing Morticia to be Gomez's sister, reveals that she has been promised in marriage to Gomez since childhood and has come to marry him.

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