History Trivia / TheAddamsFamily

22nd Jul '17 9:32:37 PM Green_lantern40
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** ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFDh_U2syXo teaser trailer]] has a nurse examining babies in a maternity ward, all while adoring parents look on behind glass. She comes to a crib that's covered in a massive black overhang and opens it up to examine, then turns around and screams once she sees what's inside. Like the original, this clip was shot specifically for marketing purposes, and never appears in the final film.

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** ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues''' ''Addams Family Values''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFDh_U2syXo teaser trailer]] has a nurse examining babies in a maternity ward, all while adoring parents look on behind glass. She comes to a crib that's covered in a massive black overhang and opens it up to examine, then turns around and screams once she sees what's inside. Like the original, this clip was shot specifically for marketing purposes, and never appears in the final film.
14th Jun '17 2:12:20 PM Mario1995
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** Creator/AnthonyHopkins turned down the role of Uncle Fester.

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** Orion executives wanted Creator/AnthonyHopkins turned down to portray the role of Uncle Fester.Fester, according to some behind-the-scenes chatter. Hopkins refused, instead wanting the role of [[Literature/SilenceOfTheLambs a deranged psychopath in another Orion film]].
15th May '17 12:12:58 PM Green_lantern40
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** An early teaser trailer for the first movie begins with footage of another film that's being played in a theater. The character in the film turns and screams at something in the audience. As everyone turns back to look, it is revealed that the entire family is occupying the back row, and they snap their fingers in time to the theme music before the teaser ends. This sequence was shot specifically for the teaser, and features Creator/ChristopherLloyd in early makeup for Uncle Fester.

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** An early [[https://youtu.be/IqC4ur1WicQ teaser trailer trailer]] for the first movie begins with footage of another film that's being played in a theater. The character in the film turns and screams at something in the audience. As everyone turns back to look, it is revealed that the entire family is occupying the back row, and they snap their fingers in time to the theme music before the teaser ends. This sequence was shot specifically for the teaser, and features Creator/ChristopherLloyd in early makeup for Uncle Fester.
14th May '17 11:58:36 PM Green_lantern40
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* TheOtherDarrin: A sort-of example from the series: the man playing Thing occasionally used his left hand just to see if anybody would notice.

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A sort-of example from the series: the man playing Thing occasionally used his left hand just to see if anybody would notice.notice.
** Jane Rose replaced the ailing Blossom Rock as Grandmama for ''Halloween with the New Addams Family''.
14th May '17 11:47:09 PM Green_lantern40
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* DisownedAdaptation: Though he visited the set a few times, Charles Addams considered the original series a travesty. One must wonder how he would've felt about the film adaptations had he lived long enough to see them (he died in 1988).



** Charles Addams, who provided names for the characters when his creation went to series (they were unnamed in his cartoons, even lacking the "Addams" surname), initially submitted the name "Pubert" for the Addams son. Producers rejected it on the basis that it was too vulgar, leading him to come up with "Pugsley" instead. The name Pubert would, of course, go on to appear elsewhere in the franchise (see DevelopmentGag below).
** Addams came up with two different names for the Addams patriarch, and left the final choice up to the character's actor, John Astin. Imagine how different the show could've been had Gomez instead been named "Repelli".

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** Charles Addams, who provided names for the characters when his creation went to series (they were unnamed in his cartoons, even lacking the "Addams" surname), initially submitted the name "Pubert" for the Addams family son. Producers rejected it on the basis that it was too vulgar, leading him to come up with "Pugsley" instead. The name Pubert would, of course, go on to appear elsewhere in the franchise (see DevelopmentGag below).
** Addams Chaz came up with two different names for the Addams family patriarch, and left the final choice up to the character's actor, John Astin. Imagine how different the show could've been had Gomez instead been named "Repelli".
14th May '17 11:41:35 PM Green_lantern40
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* FakeAmerican: The entire cast of ''The New Addams Family'' (apart from Gomez and Wednesday) were Canadian.

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* FakeAmerican: The entire cast of ''The New Addams Family'' (apart from Glenn Taranto and Nicole Fugere, who played Gomez and Wednesday) Wednesday, respectively) were Canadian.



* FollowTheLeader: While not the first (both ''Radio/{{Dragnet}}'' and ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie The Twilight Zone'' proceed it by four years each), the trend of [[TheFilmOfTheSeries film adaptations of boomer-era TV series]] throughout TheNineties really took off with this movie's success.

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* FollowTheLeader: While not the first (both ''Radio/{{Dragnet}}'' and ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie The Twilight Zone'' proceed ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' precede it by four years each), and eight years, respectively, plus ''Series/Car54WhereAreYou'' was filmed the year before the first ''Addams'' movie came out), the trend of [[TheFilmOfTheSeries film adaptations of boomer-era TV series]] throughout TheNineties really took off with this movie's success.
14th May '17 11:35:29 PM Green_lantern40
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The series was originally going to be from Lurch's perspective (though he wasn't named at the time), and John Astin was ''actually called upon to audition for the role'', leading to him almost backing out of the series until the idea was reworked.
** Charles Addams, who provided names for the characters when his creation went to series (they were unnamed in his cartoons, even lacking the "Addams" surname), initially submitted the name "Pubert" for the Addams son. Producers rejected it on the basis that it was too vulgar, leading him to come up with "Pugsley" instead. The name Pubert would, of course, go on to appear elsewhere in the franchise (see DevelopmentGag below).
** Addams came up with two different names for the Addams patriarch, and left the final choice up to the character's actor, John Astin. Imagine how different the show could've been had Gomez instead been named "Repelli".
** ''Halloween with the New Addams Family'' was intended as a quasi-pilot for a TV series revival, but for one reason or another the idea never got off the ground.
14th May '17 11:20:21 PM Green_lantern40
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* TheOtherMarty: In the original series, Thing was usually performed by Ted Cassidy; whenever a scene required both Thing and Lurch to appear together, a stagehand (usually associate producer Jack Voglin) would take Cassidy's place while he performed instead as Lurch.



* DevelopmentGag: Baby Pubert was named for Charles Adams' original intended name for Pugsly, which the publishers felt was too vulgar.

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* DevelopmentGag: Baby Pubert was named for Charles Adams' Addams' original intended name for Pugsly, Pugsley, which the publishers producers felt was too vulgar.
14th Apr '17 11:36:00 PM NWolfman
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* FollowTheLeader: Though ''Radio/{{Dragnet}}'' did it four years earlier, and ''[[Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie The Twilight Zone]]'' four years before that, the success of the first film was what inspired a trend of [[TheFilmOfTheSeries film adaptations of TV series]] throughout TheNineties.

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* FollowTheLeader: Though While not the first (both ''Radio/{{Dragnet}}'' did it four years earlier, and ''[[Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie The Twilight Zone]]'' Zone'' proceed it by four years before that, each), the success of the first film was what inspired a trend of [[TheFilmOfTheSeries film adaptations of boomer-era TV series]] throughout TheNineties.TheNineties really took off with this movie's success.
14th Apr '17 11:32:27 PM NWolfman
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* DevelopmentGag: Baby Pubert was named for Creator/CharlesAdams' original intended name for Pugsly, which the publishers felt was too vulgar.

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* DevelopmentGag: Baby Pubert was named for Creator/CharlesAdams' Charles Adams' original intended name for Pugsly, which the publishers felt was too vulgar.
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