History Fridge / TheAddamsFamily

7th Jan '17 9:42:33 AM Unicorndance
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* In the series, Wednesday was serious but not cynical, however, she was cynical in the movies. Maybe that's because a lot of things she didn't like were going on, and that made her unhappy. When she said "I hate everything", it might have meant that she hated everything that was going on right then.



*** Pugsley and Wednesday probably did. After all, it's their's family motto...
20th Dec '16 12:57:30 PM trapdisc
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* In the first movie, Abigail and "Gordon" are supposed to be master con artists, the latter shown extremely competent at any number of illegal activities. But neither of them thought to put paint on their palms to mark the rungs they were grabbing so that they could eliminate them and eventually find the right one?
** Then they'd have to explain why the rungs had paint on them. Or maybe they didn't have any paint (or something that would wash off) handy.



* Towards the end of the second movie [[spoiler: Debby is electrocuted and turned to dust. Why does her hand pop out of the grave at the end?]]
** This troper is pretty sure [[spoiler: the hand was Thing.]]
*** No, the arm was too long.
** Do you ''really'' think that a member of ''that'' family wouldn't be able to [[spoiler: put a fake, or possibly real, hand in the terrain of a grave and set it up to spring up and grab someone else's hand on command?]] In fact, here how I think she did it: [[spoiler: first she stole a female body from a morgue and cut off the arm, then she set it up with a spring and an electric battery to make it pop out from the grave and grab the arm of the intended victim (I wouldn't be able to connect the battery to the nerves of the arm, but Wednesday probably was. Or enlisted Fester's help), applied a remote control, buried it on the grave, and then waited the right moment to activate the remote and have the hand pop out and grab Joel's arm.]]
* Why are the Addamses so sympathetic to Debbie's ItsAllAboutMe MotiveRant? She claims that her StartOfDarkness was because she feels unloved (which in her case is mainly a delusion). In the huge and warm Addams clan, nobody ''ever'' feels unloved.
** Just because a person had a better life doesn't mean they are incapable of feeling sympathy for the less fortunate. Also, it is occasionally implied that the Addamses are as naive as they are weird.
** This troper always assumed it was precisely ''because'' nobody in the Addams clan is unloved. That's the one "negative" thing they consider ''truly'' negative.



* Why are the electric chairs treated like a legitimate threat in the second movie, when in the first it's something the family does for fun?
** Either the chairs are set up on low power when they do it for fun, or they were just humouring Debby.
* In the first film we are briefly introduced to Margaret's son, the little boy in the elf costume. What exactly happened to him after Margaret married Cousin Itt?
** He probably was still around, but just not present in the film. Though that would be one 'unique' blended family, to say the least. . .
** Seeing how the first film ended on Halloween, he might've decided to go trick-or-treating with his friends while Margaret and Itt visited the Addams. This troper hasn't seen the second movie, but it's not a stretch to believe that he was keeping his distance because the Addams creeped him out/he didn't get along with Wednesday and Pugsley.

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* Why are the electric chairs treated like a legitimate threat in the second movie, when in the first it's something the family does for fun?
** Either the chairs are set up on low power when they do it for fun, or they were just humouring Debby.
* In the first film we are briefly introduced to Margaret's son, the little boy in the elf costume. What exactly happened to him after Margaret married Cousin Itt?
** He probably was still around, but just not present in the film. Though that would be one 'unique' blended family, to say the least. . .
** Seeing how the first film ended on Halloween, he might've decided to go trick-or-treating with his friends while Margaret and Itt visited the Addams. This troper hasn't seen the second movie, but it's not a stretch to believe that he was keeping his distance because the Addams creeped him out/he didn't get along with Wednesday and Pugsley.
30th Oct '16 2:19:07 PM cjqtwm
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* In Addams Family Values, Debbie has given Fester the present of a bomb. He guesses it as soon as he listens to it, and she gives a flat "What?", not realizing that, as an Addams, he'd actually WANT to get a bomb as a present!

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* In Addams ''Addams Family Values, Values'', Debbie has given Fester the present of a bomb. He guesses it as soon as he listens to it, and she gives a flat "What?", not realizing that, as an Addams, he'd actually WANT to get a bomb as a present!




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* In ''Addams Family Values'', why did Becky and Gary's arduous movie marathon for Wednesday, Pugsley, and Joel ultimately fail to change them? Two of the movies are ''[[Film/Annie1982 Annie]]'' and ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'', which have large amounts of what the Addams dislike, but also have the unsavory villains of Agatha and Rooster Hannigan and ''freaking Nazis'', respectively.
30th Oct '16 12:51:29 PM tyrekecorrea
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* The reason why Wednesday and Pugsley lap up as much time as they can with their Uncle Fester is because, while it isn't addressed directly, this is the first time that they have met in this continuity.



** Of course it isn't for weirdos, it's for anyone who needs to be loved and to love, ''no matter how strange, freaky and weird they may be''. That, incidentally, is the difference between Margaret and Debby: both needed love and someone to love, but where Margaret could accept the weirdness and see the loving person under Itt's strangeness, Debby couldn't see past it-hence Margaret finding happiness and Debby [[spoiler: finding a messy death]].
* The Addamses family motto is "[[PretentiousLatinMotto Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc]]" - "We Gladly Feast Uponon Those Who Would Subdue Us". In Addams Family Values, [[spoiler: the camp counselors who attempted to subdue Wednesday and Pugsley were shown being roasted alive.]]

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** Of course it isn't for weirdos, it's for anyone who needs to be loved and to love, ''no matter how strange, freaky and weird they may be''. That, incidentally, is the difference between Margaret and Debby: Debbie: both needed love and someone to love, but where Margaret could accept the weirdness and see the loving person under Itt's strangeness, Debby Debbie couldn't see past it-hence Margaret finding happiness and Debby Debbie [[spoiler: finding a messy death]].
* The Addamses family motto is "[[PretentiousLatinMotto Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc]]" - "We Gladly Feast Uponon Upon Those Who Would Subdue Us". In Addams Family Values, [[spoiler: the camp counselors who attempted to subdue Wednesday and Pugsley were shown being roasted alive.]]
9th Jul '16 8:31:08 AM ironballs16
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* The Addamses family motto is "[[PretentiousLatinMotto Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc" - "We Gladly Feast Uponon Those Who Would Subdue Us". In Addams Family Values, [[spoiler: the camp counselors who attempted to subdue Wednesday and Pugsley were shown being roasted alive.]]

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* The Addamses family motto is "[[PretentiousLatinMotto Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc" Nunc]]" - "We Gladly Feast Uponon Those Who Would Subdue Us". In Addams Family Values, [[spoiler: the camp counselors who attempted to subdue Wednesday and Pugsley were shown being roasted alive.]]
9th Jul '16 8:31:01 AM ironballs16
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* The Addamses family motto is "We Gladly Feast on Those who would Subdue Us". In Addams Family Values, [[spoiler: the camp counselors who attempted to subdue Wednesday and Pugsley were shown being roasted alive.]]

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* The Addamses family motto is "[[PretentiousLatinMotto Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc" - "We Gladly Feast on Uponon Those who would Who Would Subdue Us". In Addams Family Values, [[spoiler: the camp counselors who attempted to subdue Wednesday and Pugsley were shown being roasted alive.]]
18th Mar '16 7:23:50 AM dante8
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* Wednesday says in this movie that homicidal maniacs "look just like everybody else." You could argue that Tully and Abigail were homicidal maniacs [[spoiler: as they were willing to kill for their plans]] and also [[spoiler: Debbie from the second movie definitely was]] and they look just like regular people.

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* Wednesday says in this movie the first film that homicidal maniacs "look just like everybody else." You could argue that Tully and Abigail were homicidal maniacs [[spoiler: as they were willing to kill for their plans]] and also [[spoiler: Debbie from the second movie definitely was]] and they look just like regular people.
18th Mar '16 7:12:08 AM dante8
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** The trouble lies in that even if they did mark the rungs, they would have to use a different paint every time and remember which colour it was and so on. And there were a lot of chains. They may have tried several times before giving up for the night.

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** The trouble lies in that even if they did mark the rungs, they would Then they'd have to use a different explain why the rungs had paint every time and remember which colour it was and so on. And there were a lot of chains. They may on them. Or maybe they didn't have tried several times before giving up for the night.any paint (or something that would wash off) handy.




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* Wednesday says in this movie that homicidal maniacs "look just like everybody else." You could argue that Tully and Abigail were homicidal maniacs [[spoiler: as they were willing to kill for their plans]] and also [[spoiler: Debbie from the second movie definitely was]] and they look just like regular people.
5th Jan '16 9:52:24 PM Doc_Loki
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* More of a Fridge Tearjerker: Fester was gone for 25 years, because Gomez fought him for Flora and Fauna's affection. Gomez is definitely not the kind of man to cheat on his wife, and is so obviously in love with Morticia he wouldn't think of it. He obviously met Morticia after Fester disappeared, and Wednesday and Pugsley were born a few years after. ''Gomez's beloved brother missed out on the three most important parts of Gomez's life because of Gomez.''

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* More of a Fridge Tearjerker: Fester was gone for 25 years, because Gomez fought him for Flora and Fauna's affection. Gomez is definitely not the kind of man to cheat on his wife, and is so obviously in love with Morticia he wouldn't think of it. He obviously met Morticia after Fester disappeared, and Wednesday and Pugsley were born a few years after. ''Gomez's beloved brother missed out on the three most important parts of Gomez's life because of Gomez.''''
* A small one, but just think how many times Gomez must have called ''The Sally Jessy Raphael'' show for Sally for him to be able to recognise his voice from just two words. They were in that nasty little motel a lot longer than we're shown.
30th Oct '15 7:25:59 PM LBHills
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** In Charles Addams' cartoons, Thing ''is'' a creature, not just a hand -- in fact, he's a whole other ''human'', usually peering at the Addamses from some vantage point or another. What was unique about him here was that you never fully saw him -- he was almost completely obscured by something, or silhouetted, or what have you. Charles Addams originally wanted to make him a disembodied ''head'' for the television series.

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** In Charles Addams' cartoons, Thing ''is'' a creature, not just a hand -- in fact, he's a whole other ''human'', ''human'' (or... something like one), usually peering at the Addamses from some vantage point or another. What was unique about him here was that you never fully saw him -- he was almost completely obscured by something, or silhouetted, or what have you. Charles Addams originally wanted to make him a disembodied ''head'' for the television series.
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