History Series / TheAddamsFamily

26th Feb '17 10:38:16 PM Unicorndance
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* ExtremeOmnivore: The whole family eat weird meat, but Cousin Itt eats thermometers, and Uncle Fester eats everything.

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* ExtremeOmnivore: The whole family Addamses eat a variety of weird meat, but Cousin Itt eats thermometers, including yak, zebra, newt, alligator, and aardvark. They also have drinks that contain cyanide and henbane with no ill effects on them.
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Uncle Fester once ate some soap.
** Gomez once mentioned a relative who got imprisoned and [[JailBake was sent a cake that contained a hacksaw.]] He ate the hacksaw too and apparently developed a taste for them.
** In "Cat Addams", Cousin Itt [[PlayingSick plays sick]] in order to make the vet "cure him" and think he's amazing so he'd be brave enough to treat Kitty Cat. He
eats everything.the thermometer.
** [[spoiler: The title illness in "Uncle Fester's Illness" was cured by Fester eating a thermometer.]]


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* JailBake: Gomez once mentions an extended family member who once got put into prison and Grandmama sent him a cake with a hacksaw in it. He apparently [[ExtremeOmnivore ate the hacksaw too and ever since that, he even developed a taste for them.]]
23rd Feb '17 9:29:55 PM Unicorndance
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* DietEpisode: "Fester Goes on a Diet"



** And then in "Gomez, the People's Choice" Gomez himself runs for mayor, because his property taxes are too ''low''. He eventually has to withdraw when Uncle Fester admits that he got the names for Gomez's petition drive from the local cemetery.

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** And then in "Gomez, the People's Choice" Gomez himself runs for mayor, mayor because his property taxes are too ''low''. He eventually has to withdraw when Uncle Fester admits that he got the names for Gomez's petition drive from the local cemetery.



* FluffyTheTerrible: In the original series they kept a pet African lion named Kittycat. She seemed harmless.

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* FluffyTheTerrible: In the original series they kept a pet African lion named Kittycat. She However, this is a subversion as despite being a lion, he seemed harmless.


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* PrisonEpisode: In one episode, Grandmama is sent to prison for telling peoples' fortunes and her family must set her free.
14th Feb '17 5:44:30 PM Unicorndance
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A deliberate inversion of the ideal American NuclearFamily, the Addamses are an obscenely wealthy clan of borderline supernatural beings with a taste for the grotesque and macabre, possessing opinions and preferences that are mirror images or inversions of more conventional attitudes. Although very visibly different from virtually everyone they meet, they still perceive themselves as a "perfectly normal family"; in fact, they seem somewhat incapable of even noticing that their lifestyle varies widely from that of their neighbors.

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A deliberate inversion of the ideal American NuclearFamily, the Addamses are an obscenely wealthy clan of borderline supernatural beings with a taste for the grotesque and macabre, possessing opinions and preferences that are mirror images or inversions of more conventional attitudes. Although very visibly different from virtually everyone they meet, they still perceive themselves as a "perfectly normal family"; in fact, they seem somewhat incapable of even noticing that their lifestyle varies widely from that of their neighbors.neighbours.



* HalloweenEpisode: Several, natch:

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* HalloweenEpisode: Several, natch:Several:



*** This is remade for the New Addams Family; in addition to the above, Halloween is treated with the same pageantry and levity as Christmas morning.



* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler: At the end of "Amnesia in the Addams Family", Gomez's amnesia is cured, but then Uncle Fester asks "Who's Fester?". However, this is open to interpretation: he could have had amnesia or he could have been joking.]]



* PlayingSick: In "Cat Addams", to make the vet think he's doing a good job, and therefore make him brave enough to give Kitty Cat the lion a checkup, Cousin Itt, Uncle Fester, and Thing all play sick.

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* PlayingSick: In "Cat Addams", to make the vet think he's doing a good job, and therefore make him brave enough to give Kitty Cat the lion a checkup, Cousin Itt, Uncle Fester, and Thing all play sick.sick and pretend the vet cured them.



* RailEnthusiast / StuffBlowingUp: Gomez. One of his favorite pastimes is to set his model trains running toward each other on the same track, then dynamite the track just before they have a chance to collide.

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* RailEnthusiast / StuffBlowingUp: RailEnthusiast: Gomez. One of his favorite pastimes is to set his model trains running toward each other on the same track, then dynamite the track just before they have a chance to collide.



* StuffBlowingUp: Happens several times.
** Pugsley, Wednesday, and Uncle Fester all like to play with dynamite. One episode focuses on Wednesday getting in trouble for using Fester's explosives instead of her own.
** Gomez likes to blow up toy trains.
** Morticia once made an exploding rock and named it after World War Two.



* {{Unishment}}: A recurring source of frustration for many of their foes. Usually any attempt to make the demented Addams suffer [[TooKinkyToTorture only brings them pleasure]].

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* {{Unishment}}: A recurring source of frustration for many of their foes. Usually any attempt to make the demented strange Addams suffer [[TooKinkyToTorture only brings them pleasure]].
8th Feb '17 10:25:15 PM Green_lantern40
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* DayOfTheWeekName: Wednesday Friday Addams.

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* DayOfTheWeekName: DayOfTheWeekName:
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Wednesday Friday Addams.Addams.
** The ''New Addams Family'' episode "Keeping Up with the Joneses" features the titular Joneses as distant cousins of the Addamses who have a child of their own: Monday.
8th Feb '17 10:14:22 PM Green_lantern40
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** The third Addams child Pubert from the second film was referenced in The New Addams Family remake of The Addams Family Goes to School, where Wednesday mentions that there used to be a third Addams sibling until Pugsley ate him.

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** The Pubert, the third Addams child Pubert from as seen in ''Addams Family Values'', was referred to in the second film was referenced in The New ''New Addams Family Family'' remake of The "The Addams Family Goes to School, School", where Wednesday mentions that there used to be a third Addams sibling until Pugsley ate him.him.
** ''The New Addams Family'' episode "Keeping up with the Joneses" sees the Family meeting the titular Joneses, who appear to be distant cousins who share the same macabre interests, ways and fashion as the Addamses. The family heads, Ramone and Putrescence, are not only meant to be seen as {{Exp|y}}ies of Gomez and Morticia, but they are also based on their incarnations from the Paramount films.
6th Feb '17 11:14:05 AM Unicorndance
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* AccidentalMisnaming: When Gomez's relative from Spain meets Lurch, he calls him "Church".
5th Feb '17 10:20:19 PM Unicorndance
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* SickEpisode: Fester and Thing get sick in "Uncle Fester's Illness"

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* SickEpisode: Fester and Thing get Subverted in "Cat Addams". Kitty Cat appeared sick in because he wasn't eating, but [[spoiler: It turns out he was just not hungry. However, Grandmama does mention that Kitty Cat has a stomachache, however, he seems fine.]]
** In
"Uncle Fester's Illness"Illness", Fester loses his charge and Wednesday suspects Thing to be sick. [[spoiler: Fester is cured when he eats a thermometer (no, really) and Thing wasn't sick. He was just sad.]]
26th Jan '17 8:54:49 PM Unicorndance
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* DoesNotLikeSpam: Uncle Fester doesn't like "army food".
26th Jan '17 10:24:12 AM Unicorndance
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* TheButlerDidIt: Averted, but talked about in one episode.
-->'''Lurch's Mother''': "I've read a lot of murder mysteries, and the butler is always the one who does it"
21st Jan '17 2:09:36 PM Unicorndance
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* HelpImStuck: In the Christmas episode, Uncle Fester gets stuck up the chimney while posing as Santa.



* ThemeTuneCameo: Often happened in the original series, with Lurch playing it on the harpsicord.

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* ThemeTuneCameo: Often happened in the original series, with Lurch playing it on the harpsicord.harpsichord.
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