History Series / TheAddamsFamily

3rd Feb '16 10:14:00 AM WildeOscar
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***TheBeatles actually were fans of the show.
27th Jan '16 10:31:53 PM ultimomant
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A secondary theme was tolerance -- as strange as they are, the Addamses are the ''heroes'', and the viewer is encouraged to understand, empathize and identify with them regardless of their macabre ways. Once the Addamses are familiar, delight comes from anticipating the reaction of the next unsuspecting [[{{Muggles}} mundane]] to cross their path. The show was so exquisitely crafted that this appeal to tolerance was never [[{{Anvilicious}} blatant]], save for one memorable episode where a ''RebelWithoutACause''-style biker crashes into the Addams home; he is so astounded by and grateful for their casual acceptance of his unconventional ways that he holds them up as an example of a true family to his rigid, unyielding father.
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A secondary theme was tolerance -- as strange as they are, the Addamses are the ''heroes'', and the viewer is encouraged to understand, empathize and identify with them regardless of their macabre ways. Once the Addamses are familiar, delight comes from anticipating the reaction of the next unsuspecting [[{{Muggles}} mundane]] to cross their path. The show was so exquisitely crafted that this appeal to tolerance was never [[{{Anvilicious}} blatant]], save for one memorable episode where a ''RebelWithoutACause''-style ''Film/RebelWithoutACause''-style biker crashes into the Addams home; he is so astounded by and grateful for their casual acceptance of his unconventional ways that he holds them up as an example of a true family to his rigid, unyielding father.
20th Jan '16 6:15:32 AM LondonKdS
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* LighterAndSofter: Many of the darker gags in the Addams cartoons depict family members as explicitly evil and murderous, especially the bald character named in the TV series as "Fester". The TV series, however, depicts them as kindly, artistic bohemians who are undeservedly distrusted by their uptight suburban neighbours because of their countercultural lifestyle.
14th Jan '16 6:04:12 PM Doinkmeister
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->''They're creepy and they're kooky,'' ->''Mysterious and spooky,'' ->''They're altogether ooky,'' ->''The Addams Family.''
10th Dec '15 7:46:28 AM StFan
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Not a trope.
* LittleOrphanAnnie -->'''Uncle Fester''': Hey, did you ever notice, LittleOrphanAnnie doesn't have any eyeballs? -->'''Morticia''': That's part of her charm.

* ShoutOut: In one episode Morticia and Gomez try to think of a job for moptop Cousin Itt. Gomez says "I know! Music/TheBeatles! ... Nah, he'd be too much for them."
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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut: ** In one episode Morticia and Gomez try to think of a job for moptop Cousin Itt. Gomez says "I know! Music/TheBeatles! ... Nah, he'd be too much for them."" ** In another, we have this gem: -->'''Uncle Fester:''' Hey, did you ever notice, ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie doesn't have any eyeballs?\\ '''Morticia:''' That's part of her charm.
20th Nov '15 6:44:11 PM freesefan
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* ElectionDayEpisode: "Gomez, the Politician" has Gomez throwing hiimself into the campaign for a local city council candidate.
19th Nov '15 5:39:38 PM themisterfree
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* ''The New Addams Family'' on Fox Family, a 1998-1999 {{revival}}. Mostly "new" only in terms of title, cast and theme music - many of its episodes were [[RecycledScript recycled]] versions of scripts from the original series. That said, it was well-received, and featured recurring appearances by original Gomez John Astin as Grandpa Addams.
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* ''The New Addams Family'' on [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family, Family]], a 1998-1999 {{revival}}. Mostly "new" only in terms of title, cast and theme music - many of its episodes were [[RecycledScript recycled]] versions of scripts from the original series. That said, it was well-received, and featured recurring appearances by original Gomez John Astin as Grandpa Addams.
19th Nov '15 5:38:57 PM themisterfree
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* Two cartoons. First, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/TheAddamsFamily an animated series that ran on NBC Saturday mornings from 1972 to 1975]], which featured an eight-years-old Creator/JodieFoster as Pugsley. Later, a 1992-1995 animated series on Creator/{{ABC}} spawned by the success of the 1991 movie. Notable for John Astin reprising Gomez. Also spawned a video game, ''Puglsey's Scavenger Hunt''.
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* Two cartoons. First, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/TheAddamsFamily an animated series that ran on NBC Saturday mornings from 1972 to 1975]], which featured an eight-years-old Creator/JodieFoster as Pugsley. Later, a 1992-1995 1992-1993 animated series on Creator/{{ABC}} spawned by the success of the 1991 movie. Notable for John Astin reprising Gomez. Also spawned a video game, ''Puglsey's Scavenger Hunt''.
15th Nov '15 1:55:18 AM gallium
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* UnusualPetsForUnusualPeople: The Addamses have as a housepet a full-grown lion they called Kittycat. (This gag was not included in the films.)
12th Nov '15 7:53:17 AM freesefan
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* {{Sleepwalking}}: In "Gomez, the Cat Burglar", Grandma's yak stew causes Gomez to sleepwalk at night--and to start robbing houses in the neighborhood in his sleep.
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