History Trivia / TheAddamsFamily

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.
8th Apr '17 5:26:44 PM spiritsunami
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* PlayingGertrude: Carol Kane is ''26 years younger'' than the actress she [[TheOtherDarrin Darrined]], making her younger than either Huston or Julia.
4th Apr '17 3:40:27 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorInspiredElement: It was Creator/ChristinaRicci's idea to have Wednesday Addams fold her arms on her chest like a corpse being laid out for a funeral when Wednesday was being tucked into bed. [[CreepyChild Ricci was about 10 at the time]].



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



* 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 MissingTrailerScene:
** 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 named shot specifically for Charles Adams' original intended name the teaser, and features Creator/ChristopherLloyd in early makeup for Pugsly, which Uncle Fester.
** ''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 publishers felt original, this clip was too vulgar.shot specifically for marketing purposes, and never appears in the final film.



* StarMakingRole: Christina Ricci's beloved performance as Wednesday in the first two movies made her not only a star, but also a 90's goth icon.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[WordOfGod According to director Barry Sonnenfeld]], in the first film, [[spoiler:Gordon Craven ''wasn't'' supposed to have been Fester all along, [[http://www.vulture.com/2012/04/barry-sonnenfeld--men-in-black-3.html but still an imposter]], though the family would've accepted him as Fester anyway, as, in Sonnenfeld's words, "...family wasn't about blood, it was about love."]] Sonnenfeld described Anjelica Huston as "passionately against" the idea and Raul Julia as "outraged" (though funnily enough Christopher Lloyd himself didn't care either way), and in the end, [[WagTheDirector the cast chose ten-year-old Christina Ricci to convince Sonnenfeld to change the ending]].

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* PropRecycling: To play Uncle Fester, Creator/ChristopherLloyd wore the same fatsuit worn by Creator/BrunoKirby in ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII''.
* StarMakingRole: Christina Ricci's Creator/ChristinaRicci's beloved performance as Wednesday in the first two movies made her not only a star, but also a 90's goth icon.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[WordOfGod WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/TimBurton was originally set to direct.
** Music/{{Cher}} wanted to play Morticia. Creator/KimBasinger was initially cast, but dropped out to do another film.
** Creator/AnthonyHopkins turned down the role of Uncle Fester.
* WagTheDirector:
According to director Barry Sonnenfeld]], Creator/BarrySonnenfeld, in the first film, [[spoiler:Gordon Craven ''wasn't'' supposed to have been Fester all along, [[http://www.vulture.com/2012/04/barry-sonnenfeld--men-in-black-3.html but still an imposter]], though the family would've accepted him as Fester anyway, as, in Sonnenfeld's words, "...family wasn't about blood, it was about love."]] Sonnenfeld described Anjelica Huston Creator/AnjelicaHuston as "passionately against" the idea and Raul Julia Creator/RaulJulia as "outraged" (though funnily enough Christopher Lloyd Creator/ChristopherLloyd himself didn't care either way), and in the end, [[WagTheDirector the cast chose ten-year-old Christina Ricci Creator/ChristinaRicci to convince Sonnenfeld to change the ending]].
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30th Mar '17 2:33:30 PM JudasZala
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** According to Creator/LarryDeMar, ''The Addams Family'' was originally designed with alphanumeric displays (instead of the then-new dot matrix displays), feeling that the dot matrix display's budget would be better spent on other parts of the game.
18th Feb '17 3:15:20 PM NWolfman
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* SelfBackingVocalist: Composer Vic Mizzy, who couldn't afford singers, triple-overdubbed his voice for the theme song to simulate a trio.


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* DevelopmentGag: Baby Pubert was named for Charles Adams' original intended name for Pugsly, which the publishers felt was too vulgar.
4th Dec '16 3:18:55 PM LarryMullen
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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.
1st Dec '16 11:42:06 PM Green_lantern40
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* ReferencedBy: ''Pinball/JunkYard'' lets you access [[Pinball/TheAddamsFamily the pinball machine]]'s "Mamushka" mode through its TimeMachine.

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''Pinball/JunkYard'' lets you access [[Pinball/TheAddamsFamily the pinball machine]]'s "Mamushka" mode through its TimeMachine.
1st Aug '16 3:30:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* DuelingShows: With ''TheMunsters''. The Addams family were humans that acted like monsters, but the Munsters were monsters that acted like normal humans. It was an interesting contrast.

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* DuelingShows: With ''TheMunsters''.''Series/TheMunsters''. The Addams family were humans that acted like monsters, but the Munsters were monsters that acted like normal humans. It was an interesting contrast.
17th Jul '16 2:00:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{Series/Monk}} Tony Shalhoub]] appears in ''Values'' as the Navy man singing to Debbie at the bar.
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