History Headscratchers / TheAddamsFamily

31st Jan '18 5:48:47 PM Ajkl27
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** I always assumed that Gomez's thinking that Fester was more attractive than he was was just the result of Gomez being delusional and that women only ever showed an interest in Fester because he was the eldest son in a wealthy family.

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** I always assumed that Gomez's thinking that Fester was more attractive than he was him was just the result of Gomez being delusional and that women only ever showed an interest in Fester because he was the eldest son in a wealthy family.family. Once it became apparent that he wasn't going to be taking possession of the house (and control of the family fortune along with it) women would have stopped bothering with him.
31st Jan '18 5:48:47 PM Ajkl27
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30th Jan '18 4:10:31 PM Ajkl27
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** I always assumed that Gomez's thinking that Fester was more attractive than he was was just the result of Gomez being delusional.

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** I always assumed that Gomez's thinking that Fester was more attractive than he was was just the result of Gomez being delusional.delusional and that women only ever showed an interest in Fester because he was the eldest son in a wealthy family.
30th Jan '18 4:06:56 PM Ajkl27
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** I always assumed that Gomez's thinking that Fester was more attractive than he was was just the result of Gomez being delusional.
30th Jan '18 4:00:10 PM Ajkl27
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** Gomez is a sweet but energetic parody of the GreatWhiteHunter who often interacted with "exotic" types, including the unworldly. Think of him as a zany Allan Quartermaine (Creator/HRiderHaggard). That is why he lives in a home filled with taxidermied animals, he studies "orientalist" and "arabesque" novelties such as his parody of yoga, his personal physician is an African WitchDoctor, and he uses GentlemanAdventurer diction such as referring genially to adult male guests as "Old Man" and praising something with the phrase, "Capital idea!"
** The Addams Family was originally intended to combine stereotypes associated with degenerate aristocrat families in classical Gothic novels with the idealized nuclear family as depicted in television shows in the 50's and 60's, juxtaposing the two for comedic effect (though much of this effect is lost on modern audiences.) There just happens to be a lot of overlap between the Gothic and Horror genres.



** Gomez is a sweet but energetic parody of the GreatWhiteHunter who often interacted with "exotic" types, including the unworldly. Think of him as a zany Allan Quartermaine (Creator/HRiderHaggard). That is why he lives in a home filled with taxidermied animals, he studies "orientalist" and "arabesque" novelties such as his parody of yoga, his personal physician is an African WitchDoctor, and he uses GentlemanAdventurer diction such as referring genially to adult male guests as "Old Man" and praising something with the phrase, "Capital idea!"

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** Gomez is a sweet but energetic parody of the GreatWhiteHunter who often interacted with "exotic" types, including the unworldly. Think of him as a zany Allan Quartermaine (Creator/HRiderHaggard). That is why he lives in a home filled with taxidermied animals, he studies "orientalist" and "arabesque" novelties such as his parody of yoga, his personal physician is an African WitchDoctor, and he uses GentlemanAdventurer diction such as referring genially to adult male guests as "Old Man" and praising something with the phrase, "Capital idea!"
11th Jan '18 10:47:15 AM Nopperabo
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[[folder: Why does the Adams family need a nanny?]]
In ''Adams Family Values'', Morticia and Gomez hire a nanny after the birth of their baby. Neither Morticia nor Gomez work, they share a house with two other adult relatives (Fester and Grandmama) who could help with the baby, and they have a butler who takes care of the household chores. Why would they need a nanny when they had so much time on their hands and so many helpers?
30th Dec '17 11:08:25 PM TeeEss
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*** The look on his face in that scene is one of embarrassment. They're telling the story of how he got amnesia and he gives a look of shame. He even covers his face at one point to indicate this. Also, he couldn't be lying, because he lights a lightbulb up with his mouth and in Values, he survives a toaster being thrown into his bathtub. Those are Addams traits, so he couldn't be a normal human masquerading as an Addams.
30th Dec '17 11:00:40 PM TeeEss
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* So on ''America's Most Disgusting Unsolved Crimes'' early in ''Addams Family Values'', [[Film/{{Airplane}} Captain Oveur]] says that the Black Widow targets wealthy men, seduces them, marries them, and then kills them on the wedding night for the insurance/inheritance. But then later during her slideshow Debbie makes it pretty clear that she marries for love (or whatever) and stays with it for a couple years before killing her husband when he really ***es her off.

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* So on ''America's Most Disgusting Unsolved Crimes'' early in ''Addams Family Values'', [[Film/{{Airplane}} Captain Oveur]] says that the Black Widow targets wealthy men, seduces them, marries them, and then kills them on the wedding night for the insurance/inheritance. But then later during her slideshow Debbie makes it pretty clear that she marries for love (or whatever) and stays with it for a couple years before killing her husband when he really ***es pisses her off.



** It's possible after the times she got ***ed off and killed her husband, Debbie decided "okay, no one seems to really love me so I'll just marry guys and kill them to take their money." Or something like that. Remember she did try to kill Fester on their wedding night. The ones on the slideshow were the ones she really cared about when she married them.

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** It's possible after the times she got ***ed pissed off and killed her husband, Debbie decided "okay, no one seems to really love me so I'll just marry guys and kill them to take their money." Or something like that. Remember she did try to kill Fester on their wedding night. The ones on the slideshow were the ones she really cared about when she married them.
29th Aug '17 5:32:20 PM name_already_chosen
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** It is strongly implied that Gomez's mother Grandmama lives with them because she's a widow; this was a fairly common real life situation at the time the series first aired.
29th Aug '17 5:25:23 PM name_already_chosen
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** Back in the 1960s when the original TV series aired and then during its heyday in re-runs in the 1970s, a common fan theory was that Thing was a [[EldritchAbomination multi-armed Cthulhuan entity in a pocket dimension]] and the hand we saw was the only part of him that extruded into our reality. There was even fan art of what Thing actually looked like in his native dimension. This was used to explain why Thing could teleport from box or box or even into a mail box or tree bore, why Thing was sometimes a left hand and sometimes a right hand, why Thing sometimes included an entire forearm, and how Thing always seemed to be aware of what was going on around him and the location of the nearest box or container. However, that fan theory has pretty much disappeared from public memory at this point in time.


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** In the TV series, each Addams seems to have an individual talent for ignoring some part of ordinary reality (in addition to the family's general invulnerability to things that would kill regular human beings). Fester had his electricity, Morticia could produce smoke curling outward from her body, Ophelia grew flowers atop her head, Gomez produced cigars from his pockets that were already lit, etc.


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** When has ANYONE in a TV series from that time period ever had to use the restroom?
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