History YMMV / TheAddamsFamily

24th Feb '17 11:58:08 AM Unicorndance
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: For some, the Addams being DarkerAndEdgier from the 1960's DomCom (and TruerToTheText of the original comic strip) ends up making them come across as less DarkIsNotEvil and more ObviouslyEvil. While the films clearly ''mean'' to portray the Addams as more honest, friendly, and accepting than the [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]], judgmental {{Stepford Smiler}}s of white suburban America, some feel those same suburbanites have every reason to fear/dislike the Addams since they regularly engage in acts of vandalism, destruction of private and public property (smashing windows with golf balls, stealing stop signs to cause accidents), [[CruellaToAnimals animal abuse]] (burying a cat alive), manslaughter, murder, arson, and [[IAmAHumanitatian cannibalism]] with barely a shrug. While this can be chalked up to the Addams being ObliviouslyEvil, since they themselves enjoy pain/chaos, are virtually unkillable and regularly resurrect/engage with the dead and thus [[BlueAndOrangeMorality might not understand that]] for "normals" death is both easy and final, some viewers find that both groups are pretty unpleasant: ObliviouslyEvil versus AffablyEvil (or FauxAffablyEvil), and thus in some cases it's hard to vote for anyone. The movies stick pretty close to the original Charles Addams cartoons which potray them as AffablyEvil with a [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad very different approach towards good and evil]]. The humor comes from most of their enemies acting nice, while being greedy and ruthless which the Addamses appreciate having the aforementioned worldview.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: For some, the Addams being DarkerAndEdgier from the 1960's DomCom (and TruerToTheText of the original comic strip) ends up making them come across as less DarkIsNotEvil and more ObviouslyEvil. While the films clearly ''mean'' to portray the Addams as more honest, friendly, and accepting than the [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]], judgmental {{Stepford Smiler}}s of white suburban America, some feel those same suburbanites have every reason to fear/dislike the Addams since they regularly engage in acts of vandalism, destruction of private and public property (smashing windows with golf balls, stealing stop signs to cause accidents), [[CruellaToAnimals animal abuse]] (burying a cat alive), manslaughter, murder, arson, and [[IAmAHumanitatian [[IAmAHumanitarian cannibalism]] with barely a shrug. While this can be chalked up to the Addams being ObliviouslyEvil, since they themselves enjoy pain/chaos, are virtually unkillable and regularly resurrect/engage with the dead and thus [[BlueAndOrangeMorality might not understand that]] for "normals" death is both easy and final, some viewers find that both groups are pretty unpleasant: ObliviouslyEvil versus AffablyEvil (or FauxAffablyEvil), and thus in some cases it's hard to vote for anyone. The movies stick pretty close to the original Charles Addams cartoons which potray them as AffablyEvil with a [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad very different approach towards good and evil]]. The humor comes from most of their enemies acting nice, while being greedy and ruthless which the Addamses appreciate having the aforementioned worldview.
24th Feb '17 11:57:28 AM Unicorndance
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* AwesomeMusic: The theme song.



* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: For some, the Addams being DarkerAndEdgier from the 1960's DomCom (and TruerToTheText of the original comic strip) ends up making them come across as less DarkIsNotEvil and more ObviouslyEvil. While the films clearly ''mean'' to portray the Addams as more honest, friendly, and accepting than the hypocritical, judgmental {{Stepford Smiler}}s of white suburban America, some feel those same suburbanites have every reason to fear/dislike the Addams since they regularly engage in acts of vandalism, destruction of private and public property (smashing windows with golf balls, stealing stop signs to cause accidents), animal abuse (burying a cat alive), manslaughter, murder, arson, and cannibalism with barely a shrug. While this can be chalked up to the Addams being ObliviouslyEvil, since they themselves enjoy pain/chaos, are virtually unkillable and regularly resurrect/engage with the dead and thus [[BlueAndOrangeMorality might not understand that]] for "normals" death is both easy and final, some viewers find that both groups are pretty unpleasant: ObliviouslyEvil versus AffablyEvil (or FauxAffablyEvil), and thus in some cases it's hard to vote for anyone. The movies stick pretty close to the original Charles Addams cartoons which potray them as AffablyEvil with a [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad very different approach towards good and evil]]. The humor comes from most of their enemies acting nice, while being greedy and ruthless which the Addamses appreciate having the aforementioned worldview.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: For some, the Addams being DarkerAndEdgier from the 1960's DomCom (and TruerToTheText of the original comic strip) ends up making them come across as less DarkIsNotEvil and more ObviouslyEvil. While the films clearly ''mean'' to portray the Addams as more honest, friendly, and accepting than the hypocritical, [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]], judgmental {{Stepford Smiler}}s of white suburban America, some feel those same suburbanites have every reason to fear/dislike the Addams since they regularly engage in acts of vandalism, destruction of private and public property (smashing windows with golf balls, stealing stop signs to cause accidents), [[CruellaToAnimals animal abuse abuse]] (burying a cat alive), manslaughter, murder, arson, and cannibalism [[IAmAHumanitatian cannibalism]] with barely a shrug. While this can be chalked up to the Addams being ObliviouslyEvil, since they themselves enjoy pain/chaos, are virtually unkillable and regularly resurrect/engage with the dead and thus [[BlueAndOrangeMorality might not understand that]] for "normals" death is both easy and final, some viewers find that both groups are pretty unpleasant: ObliviouslyEvil versus AffablyEvil (or FauxAffablyEvil), and thus in some cases it's hard to vote for anyone. The movies stick pretty close to the original Charles Addams cartoons which potray them as AffablyEvil with a [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad very different approach towards good and evil]]. The humor comes from most of their enemies acting nice, while being greedy and ruthless which the Addamses appreciate having the aforementioned worldview.
18th Feb '17 3:08:52 PM iflewaway
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** Then, of course, there's the scene in the second movie where young Joel Glicker screams in terror at a picture of Michael Jackson. What was originally meant to be a teasing in-joke[[note]]he was originally supposed to provide the lead single from the film's soundtrack -- that honor went to Tag Team instead[[/note]] turned into a case of ''seriously'' bad timing when Jackson was accused of child molestation the aame year ''Values'' was released.

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** Then, of course, there's the scene in the second movie where young Joel Glicker screams in terror at a picture of Michael Jackson. What was originally meant to be a teasing in-joke[[note]]he was originally supposed to provide the lead single from the film's soundtrack -- that honor went to Tag Team instead[[/note]] turned into a case of ''seriously'' bad timing when Jackson was accused of child molestation the aame same year ''Values'' was released.
18th Feb '17 1:16:55 AM Green_lantern40
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Morticia's comments on the fragile state of her family in the second half of ''Addams Family Values'' includes the woeful line "My husband is dying." Raul Julia would do just that a little less than a year later. In the movie, he is even seen lying sick in bed feebly singing "Swing low, sweet chariot."
** What's more, when Gomez is horrified that his son is turning normal, he calls out to God, "Take me!"
*** In 2011, Hurricane Irene struck the east coast of the United States. In the ''Addams Family'' film, the book Fester uses at the end is titled ''Hurricane Irene''.
*** And then, of course, there's the scene in the second movie where a boy screams in terror at a picture of Michael Jackson. Talk about bad timing...

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: FunnyAneurysmMoment:
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Morticia's comments on the fragile state of her family in the second half of ''Addams Family Values'' includes the woeful line "My husband is dying." Raul Julia would do just that a little less than a year later. In the movie, he is even seen lying sick in bed feebly singing "Swing low, sweet chariot."
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" What's more, when Gomez is horrified that his son is turning normal, he calls out to God, "Take me!"
*** ** In 2011, Hurricane Irene struck the east coast of the United States. In the ''Addams Family'' film, the book Fester uses at the end is titled ''Hurricane Irene''.
*** And then, ** Then, of course, there's the scene in the second movie where a boy young Joel Glicker screams in terror at a picture of Michael Jackson. Talk about What was originally meant to be a teasing in-joke[[note]]he was originally supposed to provide the lead single from the film's soundtrack -- that honor went to Tag Team instead[[/note]] turned into a case of ''seriously'' bad timing...timing when Jackson was accused of child molestation the aame year ''Values'' was released.
8th Feb '17 9:30:50 PM Green_lantern40
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** The Game Boy Color game based on ''The New Addams Family'' (released on 2001 and called ''The New Addams Family Series'' for some reason) is ugly-looking, complicated, has questionable controls at best, and is quite difficult to play [[GuideDangIt when you have absolutely no idea what you're doing.]] Once you consult a guide, however (of which there is a whopping total of '''ONE''' currently circulating on the Internet... and it's in Spanish), the game can be quite easy and fun, ultimately subverting this trope.

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** The Game Boy Color game based on ''The New Addams Family'' (released on in 2001 and called ''The New Addams Family Series'' for some reason) is ugly-looking, complicated, has questionable controls at best, and is quite difficult to play [[GuideDangIt when you have absolutely no idea what you're doing.]] Once you consult a guide, however (of which there is a whopping total of '''ONE''' currently circulating on the Internet... and it's in Spanish), the game can be quite easy and fun, ultimately subverting this trope.



* ScrappyMechanic: There is a magnet in roughly the center of the pinball machine's playfield, which will pulse as certain times, flinging the ball in wild and unpredictable directions. Some of these directions include the drain or a ricochet to the drain with nothing the player can do about it. It is so bad that all major competitions, and most minor competitions, where ''The Addams Family'' is present will have this magnet physically removed so it never bothers the competitors.

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* ScrappyMechanic: There is For the pinball machine, "[[CreatorThumbprint The Power]]", a magnet in located roughly in the center of the pinball machine's playfield, playfield which will pulse as certain times, times (mainly during "Seance/Super Seance" and the multiball modes), flinging the ball in wild and unpredictable directions. Some of these directions include the drain or a ricochet to the drain with nothing the player can do about it. It is so bad that all major competitions, and most minor competitions, where ''The Addams Family'' is present will have this magnet physically removed so it never bothers the competitors.
1st Feb '17 8:18:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ScrappyMechanic: There is a magnet in roughly the center of the pinball machine's playfield, which will pulse as certain times, flinging the ball in wild and unpredictable directions. Some of these directions include the drain or a ricochet to the drain with nothing the player can do about it. It is so bad that all major competitions, and most minor competitions, where ''The Addams Family'' is present will have this magnet physically removed so it never bothers the competitors.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The main theme of the pinball table bears more than a passing resemblance to the main theme of Creator/{{Pat Lawlor}}'s previous table, ''Pinball/{{Funhouse}}''.



** [[NoProblemWithLicensedGames Completely inverted]] with [[Pinball/TheAddamsFamily the pinball machine]], which went on to become the highest-selling table in history and is widely considered to be one of the best tables ever made.

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** [[NoProblemWithLicensedGames Completely inverted]] with [[Pinball/TheAddamsFamily the pinball machine]], which went on to become the highest-selling table in history and is widely considered to be one of the best tables ever made.made.
* ScrappyMechanic: There is a magnet in roughly the center of the pinball machine's playfield, which will pulse as certain times, flinging the ball in wild and unpredictable directions. Some of these directions include the drain or a ricochet to the drain with nothing the player can do about it. It is so bad that all major competitions, and most minor competitions, where ''The Addams Family'' is present will have this magnet physically removed so it never bothers the competitors.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The main theme of the pinball table bears more than a passing resemblance to the main theme of Creator/{{Pat Lawlor}}'s previous table, ''Pinball/{{Funhouse}}''.
28th Jan '17 2:26:08 PM ZombieAladdin
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* ScrappyMechanic: There is a magnet in roughly the center of the pinball machine's playfield, which will pulse as certain times, flinging the ball in wild and unpredictable directions. Some of these directions include the drain or a ricochet to the drain with nothing the player can do about it. It is so bad that all major competitions, and most minor competitions, where ''The Addams Family'' is present will have this magnet physically removed so it never bothers the competitors.
18th Jan '17 3:20:18 PM ZombieAladdin
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* GoodBadBugs: On the pinball machine, entering mansion rooms gives you awards in a fixed order. The thing is that the game is programmed to give awards only up to the 255th room. Entering mansion rooms from the 256th and onwards will instead give ''massive'' amounts of points (as it's getting data from code meant for other aspects of the game). That being said, only a handful of people in the world would be good enough to enter that many mansion rooms before a Game Over, and these people only became that good decades after the machine was first released.
6th Jan '17 6:56:45 AM Berrenta
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* FreudWasRight: Charles Addams' original name for "Pugsley" was "Pubert," but the TV network wouldn't allow the name. It was used as the [[ShownTheirWork baby's name]] in the second Addams Family film.
17th Dec '16 10:36:31 PM SarcasmKid
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* MemeticMutation: It's impossible not to listen to the theme and not go * snap snap * along with it.
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