History Headscratchers / TheAddamsFamily

3rd Aug '17 4:16:16 PM Clown-Face
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3rd Aug '17 4:01:23 PM Alhambra
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**** In the episode where Gomez and Morticia tell how they fell in love, Gomez is absolutely laid out by his sinuses. It's his passion for Mortica that fixes the problem. Maybe she was worried of a relapse?
25th Jul '17 1:38:36 AM Luppercus
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** Isn't kind of implied, or at least left ambiguos, that he is Gordon Craven and he made-up the amnesia thing in order to stay with the Addams? He looks at the camera when Wednesday is telling the story like sarcastically and we see him shaving the head even as Fester is shown in the old family tapes to be naturally hairless. If that's the case that could explain the differences between what young Fester Addams and Fester!Gordon sexual experiences.
25th Jul '17 1:31:41 AM Luppercus
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** ''The New Addams Family'' is probably no one's favorite version, but it has the heart in the right place, charismatic actors doing their best and was as close to the 60s show as it can get. Is hard to hate it because probably for most fans is at least harmless. ''Reunion'' on the other hand is mean spiritted and lazy with an underuse cast that is clearly not invested and a failed effort to mimic the dark humor of the movies that missed the mark epically.
22nd Jul '17 9:38:18 AM TeeEss
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**The Addams family are not supposedly to be direct allusions to movie monsters like their counterparts, the Munsters. They're just supposed to be a supernaturally goth family that enjoys things "normal" people find horrifying (death, rotting, pain, the occult, darkness and nightmares, etc).


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**There are two possible answers to this, as far as I can see:
***1) Debbie is a true black widow like the news paints her out to be and she just uses the emotional stuff to justify her crimes to herself and her victims
***2) Debbie is a sociopath who does indeed get emotionally attached and then responds to the smallest slights with murder, but since she hasn't been caught by the police yet, the news is only reporting the current accepted theory about her motivations.


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**No, they're standing in a straight choral line up and the camera is panning over them. It just feels like it's moving in a circle because we're so zoomed in on their faces. They're standing in the front yard singing out toward the street, rather than sing at a closed door. I think this is normal for carolers but I could be wrong.


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*She's an Addams.


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**Not every Addams property is connected. The comics are different from the original TV show which is different from the original movies which are different from the third movie (ick) which is different from the cartoon which is different from the Broadway show.
**In the original TV show and comics, Wednesday is younger than Pugsley, but in the movies and Broadway show (separate universes) Wednesday is older and the age gap varies. It's just a matter of different creator interpretations.


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** Its different depending on the property you're watching. As stated by the troper above, in the original TV series, he's Morticia's uncle. In the movies, he's Wednesday and Pugsley's uncle (Gomez's brother).


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** Why not?


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** In Addams Family Values, Pubert gets sick and it turns him into a golden-curled, rosy-cheeked angel, which Gomez and Morticia are extremely worried about. So I think it's safe to say they can get sick in their own way, depending on what's needed for the plot.


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** This is a typical Addams Family joke. They are said to detest anything stereotypically happy and uplifting despite evidence to the contrary. They also have a tendency to take normal human things and flip them on their head. So the Addams idea of a joke might be shooting someone in the eye with a crossbow, whereas a normal human wouldn't find that funny at all. So perhaps humor is OK if it's Addams-style humor, but laughter (while participated in) is referred to as something negative (because to normal humans it's positive).
*** Basically everything positive is negative and everything negative is positive for the Addams, but it's played very loosely so they're still relatable to the audience.
19th May '17 12:44:43 PM Unicorndance
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*** But the thing is, Gomez wasn't a cad. He was only ''pretending'' to be a cad (I hate that word). And why did Morticia say that she was a fool for "sending [Gomez] out into the cold without a thought to [his] sinuses"? He's an ''Addams''. He probably ''likes'' the cold. And CatchYourDeathOfCold is a myth and even if it wasn't, Gomez plays with ''dynamite''.
29th Apr '17 2:45:56 PM Alhambra
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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 pisses 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 pisses ****es her off.



** It's possible after the times she got 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.

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** It's possible after the times she got pissed ****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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** The way I see it, Gomez must have overcommited to the role. After all, Gomez is rather passionate on staying in a role. (remember Lurch's mother?) The first thought that came to Morticia's mind was that on some level, Gomez meant what he was saying. She's upset, not angry. And the next day, they manage to make up, with Gomez admitting he's been a cad, and Morticia admitting she's been a fool.


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** Gomez is rather skilled in yoga. Getting tied to the chair wouldn't have left him completely immobile, just restrained.


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** According to the 60's TV series, Fester is Morticia's uncle. We never see Gomez's father, however. Anyone have an idea on that?


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** Fester did get rather sick at one point, but I wouldn't call that a cold. That's as close as you can get, given their ability to shrug off mortal wounds. So yes and no.
29th Apr '17 11:43:36 AM MitchellTF
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** The movie MILDLY explains part 1. He got struck by magical lightning from a book. It never...QUITE faded away. The latter? He's an Addams.
16th Apr '17 11:08:13 PM Unicorndance
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In "When You're an Addams", Gomez says that Addamses must have a sense of humour, however when they sing the "Keep your X" lyrics, where X is something the Addamses are known to dislike, one of them is "Keep your laughter". So do Addamses have humour or not? Not to mention that Gomez has laughed a few times in the series.
13th Apr '17 2:46:57 PM Unicorndance
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[[folder: Can Addamses Catch Colds?]]
Okay, this might sound like a weird question, but I once dreamt that the Addams family all got colds and because I'm someone who hates sickness and is a little afraid of it, I didn't like that dream at ''all'', but it got me thinking...''can'' an Addams catch a cold?
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