The Addams Family

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  • 1964
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.7  (921)

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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Ophelia's Career
21. Ophelia's Career
April 9, 1966
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's Allowance
12. 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. His first try is as a medical assistant to Dr. Bird. He turns up, scalpel in hand; ready to help during an operation.
Morticia & Gomez vs. Fester & Grandmamma
8. Morticia & Gomez vs. Fester & Grandmamma
January 8, 1966
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.
Morticia's Dilemma
5. 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. 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.
Feud in the Addams Family
2. 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 who turns out to be Gomez's cousin by marriage. Fred Clark guest stars.
Description

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.

The Addams Family is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (69 episodes). The series first aired on September 18, 1964.

Where to Watch The Addams Family

The Addams Family is available for streaming on the MGM website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Addams Family on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 18, 1964
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (921)