Addams Family

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  • TV-G
  • 1964
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.0  (21,922)

The Addams Family is a beloved American television series that originally aired from 1964-1966. The show was based on the humorously macabre characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams. The series was a black and white sitcom that followed the lives of the Addams family, a wealthy and eccentric family with somewhat supernatural abilities.

John Astin played the role of the patriarch, Gomez Addams, who was deeply in love with his wife Morticia, played by Carolyn Jones. Gomez was a sensual and vivacious character who was always ready for excitement and adventure. Morticia was equally passionate, but as the head of the household, she was more grounded and often served as the voice of reason.

The Addams family also included their two children, Wednesday and Pugsley, as well as Gomez's brother Uncle Fester, played by Jackie Coogan. Wednesday was a quiet and intelligent girl with a creepy fascination with spiders, while her brother Pugsley was mischievous and loved playing pranks.

One of the most iconic features of the show was the Addams family mansion, which was filled with all sorts of spooky decor. The family also had a pet lion named Kitty and a disembodied hand named Thing, which would often crawl out of boxes and drawers to assist with household tasks.

The Addams Family was known for their dark humor and bizarre lifestyle. Despite this, they were a very loving and tight-knit family who always supported each other through thick and thin. They were also known for their generosity and often welcomed outsiders into their home, even if it meant disrupting their routine.

The show was well-received by audiences and has since become a cult classic. Its popularity led to a number of adaptations, including an animated series, films, and a Broadway musical. The theme song, written by Vic Mizzy, is still instantly recognizable to fans of the show.

One of the reasons why the Addams Family has continued to captivate audiences over the years is its ability to balance comedy and darkness. The show was able to poke fun at traditional family sitcoms while also exploring more complex themes such as mortality, conformity, and societal norms.

The Addams Family was also notable for its progressive gender roles. Morticia was a strong, intelligent, and capable female character who held her own against her husband and at times even overshadowed him. Wednesday was also a non-conformist who challenged traditional femininity and served as a role model for young girls who didn't fit the mold.

In conclusion, the Addams Family is a timeless classic that continues to be beloved by audiences today. Its unique blend of comedy and darkness, memorable characters, and iconic theme song have made it a pop culture staple. The Addams Family was groundbreaking in its portrayal of non-traditional family roles and remains a cultural touchstone for audiences of all ages.

Addams Family is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (64 episodes). The series first aired on September 18, 1964.

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Ophelia's Career
30. Ophelia's Career
April 8, 1966
When Ophelia laments that she has been jilted, Morticia suggests a career as an alternative to marriage.
Lurch's Grand Romance
29. Lurch's Grand Romance
April 1, 1966
Lurch suffers from unrequited love over Tiny Trivia, Morticia's visiting school chum who only has eyes for show business.
The Addams Policy
28. The Addams Policy
March 25, 1966
When Uncle Fester incinerates the family's stuffed bear with his flamethrower, Morticia reports the accident to the insurance company.
Lurch's Little Helper
27. Lurch's Little Helper
March 18, 1966
Morticia's concern that Lurch is overworked leads Gomez to the operating table to assemble a custom-built secondary butler.
Cat Addams
26. Cat Addams
March 11, 1966
A doctor is summoned to examine Kitty Kat, the ailing lion pet of the Addams Family. Morticia soon decides that it is the cringing doctor who needs help.
Addams Cum Laude
25. Addams Cum Laude
March 4, 1966
The head of a private school where Wednesday and Pugsley are enrolled breaks under the strain of dealing with the Addams children.
Ophelia Visits Morticia
24. Ophelia Visits Morticia
February 25, 1966
Ophelia taunts Uncle Fester into announcing that he is going to join the Peace Corps. Fester decides he's a cinch to be accepted, because Gomez plans to pull strings in Washington on his behalf.
Happy Birthday, Grandma Frump
23. Happy Birthday, Grandma Frump
February 11, 1966
Grandma Frump comes to the mistaken conclusion that Morticia and Gomez plan to pack her off to an old folks home.
Pugsley's Allowance
22. Pugsley's Allowance
February 4, 1966
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.
Morticia, the Decorator
21. Morticia, the Decorator
February 18, 1966
To sell the neighboring Addams Family an insurance policy, Joe Digby allows Morticia to redecorate his home.
Ophelia Finds Romance
20. Ophelia Finds Romance
January 28, 1966
Ophelia Frump is madly in love with Horatio Bartholomew; however, Morticia is convinced that her sister is in the hands of a lonely hearts Bluebeard.
Morticia & Gomez VS. Fester & Grandmama
19. Morticia & Gomez VS. Fester & Grandmama
January 7, 1966
Because she thinks Fester and Grandmama are spoiling the children, Morticia hires a governess to watch them.
The Great Treasure Hunt
18. The Great Treasure Hunt
January 21, 1966
Morticia and Gomez find Grandfather Pegleg's treasure map and summon Captain Grimby in order to charter his boat for a treasure hunt.
Fester Goes on a Diet
17. Fester Goes on a Diet
January 14, 1966
Morticia and Gomez see Fester conferring with TV muscleman Jack LaGrann, and think that Fester is planning a television career.
Portrait of Gomez
16. Portrait of Gomez
December 10, 1965
Morticia's pet plant Cleopatra gobbles up her favorite photo of Gomez from the family album.
Christmas with the Addams Family
15. Christmas with the Addams Family
December 24, 1965
When Wednesday's and Pugsley's faith in Santa Claus is shaken, Uncle Fester is chosen to back up Santa in case the real St. Nick is too busy to come.
Gomez, the Cat Burglar
14. Gomez, the Cat Burglar
December 3, 1965
There is a neighborhood burglar on the loose, and Morticia has reason to believe it could be Gomez.
Morticia's Dilemma
13. Morticia's Dilemma
December 17, 1965
Gomez plays host to Don Xavier Molines, a family friend during his childhood in Spain, and his daughter Consuella.
Uncle Fester, Tycoon
12. Uncle Fester, Tycoon
December 31, 1965
Fester is so smitten upon receipt of a photo of his love--a bearded carnival lady--that he borrows stamp money to mail her a proposal.
Feud in the Addams Family
11. Feud in the Addams Family
November 26, 1965
Prompted by Morticia's invitation, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Courtney visit the Addams house for tea, hoping to meet a number of the social set.
Cousin Itt's Problem
10. Cousin Itt's Problem
October 22, 1965
During a welcome home party for Cousin Itt, Morticia notices that the diminutive guest of honor seems to be losing his hair.
Morticia, the Writer
9. Morticia, the Writer
November 5, 1965
Determined to correct the dreadful dragon-slaying type literature that Wednesday and Pugsley are exposed to, Morticia sets out to create a new literary world for children.
Gomez, the People's Choice
8. Gomez, the People's Choice
October 15, 1965
Morticia and Gomez visit Mayor Henson to complain that their property tax is ridiculously low. After the Mayor proves his incompetence by offering a refund, Gomez is persuaded to become a candidate for the office.
Halloween, Addams Style
7. Halloween, Addams Style
October 29, 1965
Wednesday and Pugsley return in tears from trick-or-treating because a neighbor has told them there is no such thing as a witch.
Gomez, the Reluctant Lover
6. Gomez, the Reluctant Lover
November 19, 1965
Young Pugsley copies one of his dad's old love letters and sends it to his teacher, Isobel Dunbar. Miss Dunbar comes to visit the Addams home and confesses to Gomez that no man has ever fallen so in love with her.
My Fair Cousin Itt
5. My Fair Cousin Itt
September 17, 1965
Gomez decides to bolster Cousin Itt's failing ego by making him the star of a production aimed as a birthday surprise for Wednesday.
Morticia Meets Royalty
4. Morticia Meets Royalty
October 8, 1965
Romance seems close at hand for Thing, the Addams right-hand-in-a-box, when Gomez's aunt, Princess Millicent, arrives for a visit accompanied by Lady Fingers, her handmaiden.
Morticia, the Sculptress
3. Morticia, the Sculptress
November 12, 1965
In need of artistic fulfillment, Morticia takes up sculpting and Gomez gets Sam Picasso, a seedy art dealer, to buy it.
Morticia's Romance (Part 2)
2. Morticia's Romance (Part 2)
October 1, 1965
Wednesday and Pugsley refuse to go to bed until they hear the rest of the courtship story. Morticia resumes the tale via flashback.
Morticia's Romance (Part 1)
1. Morticia's Romance (Part 1)
September 24, 1965
While Morticia and Gomez are celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary, Morticia tells Wednesday and Pugsley a bedtime story of how she and Gomez first met.
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  • Premiere Date
    September 18, 1964
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (21,922)