History Fridge / TheAddamsFamily

8th Mar '17 2:31:34 PM Unicorndance
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* In one of the movies, it's revealed that Fester got his electrical abilities from being struck by lightning. This makes more sense if you realise that maybe Fester was always able to store and exploit electricity, he just hadn't discovered it until being struck by lightning as that was his first experience with electricity.
* Maybe Wednesday told the nanny to "be very afraid" because she assumed the nanny enjoyed feeling afraid.
24th Feb '17 10:00:29 PM Unicorndance
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* In one episode, Gomez says that Cousin Itt speaks a different language. In another, Morticia says he talks too fast for people to understand. Maybe it's both. After all, his actor provided the voice by recording gibberish and speeding it up. Cousin Itt probably invented his own language that he taught his family so they understand him, but he believes English is a ludicrous language and doesn't speak it anymore. He also speaks very quickly so when he isn't able to be understood, they reckon "Either they don't speak his language or he's speaking too fast". Add that to the fact that people who cannot speak a language fluently sometimes have difficulty understanding a native speaker who is speaking quickly.
8th Feb '17 10:32:18 PM Green_lantern40
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** It could be to get horror films and watch documentaries on serial killers. Just because they have cable doesn't mean they watch daytime television.

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** It could also be to get horror films and watch documentaries on serial killers. Just because they have cable doesn't mean they watch daytime television.killers.
23rd Jan '17 3:00:38 PM Unicorndance
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* In the musical, why is Pugsley the same age, but Wednesday eighteen? In the show, she was six, meaning she would have aged twelve years, so Pugsley ''should'' be about twenty to twenty-two years old, but he's still a small (about eight to ten years old) boy!
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.]]
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