History YMMV / TheAddamsFamily

5th May '17 9:07:07 AM majike
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** Except that the tape that is announced last and inserted into the machine by the councilor is ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
26th Apr '17 3:34:20 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* TastesLikeDiabetes: The summer camp in ''Addams Family Values'', which of course makes it a living hell for Wednesday and Pugsley.
** A little girl explaining how her mommy got a baby, invoking every trite and saccharine "where babies come from" myth of the past few centuries. And it leads to Wednesday's [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment of]] {{Deadpan Snarker}}y.
-->'''Young Girl:''' And then Mommy kissed Daddy, and the angel told the stork, and the stork flew down from heaven, and left a diamond under a leaf in the cabbage patch, and the diamond turned into a baby!
-->'''Pugsley:''' Our parents are having a baby, too.
-->'''Wednesday:''' They had sex.
4th Apr '17 3:24:05 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* GeniusBonus: In ''Addams Family Values'' Joel says that he has all the cards in the serial killer trading card series, except for "Jack The Ripper and that Zodiac Guy". Funny because a) No one knows who they were, so there would be no pictures for the card and b) Even the cards of them can't be caught.

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In ''Addams Family Values'' Joel says that he has all the cards in the serial killer trading card series, except for "Jack The Ripper and that Zodiac Guy". Funny because a) No one knows who they were, so there would be no pictures for the card and b) Even the cards of them can't be caught.



* LGBTFanbase: ''Addams Family Values'' has become a cult favorite among gay audiences, thanks largely to Joan Cusack's over-the-top performance as Debbie.

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* LGBTFanbase: ''Addams Family Values'' has become a cult favorite among gay audiences, thanks largely to Joan Cusack's Creator/JoanCusack's over-the-top performance as Debbie.
4th Apr '17 3:21:45 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CriticalResearchFailure: ''Bambi'' and ''The Little Mermaid'' are Disney productions. But Joel mentions "''But... It's Disney!''" right before ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' and ''{{Theatre/Annie}}'' start playing. None of which are Disney productions.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: ''Bambi'' ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' and ''The Little Mermaid'' ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' are Disney productions. But Joel mentions "''But... It's Disney!''" right before ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' and ''{{Theatre/Annie}}'' start playing. None of which are Disney Creator/{{Disney}} productions.
4th Apr '17 3:20:24 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* EarWorm: Come on, be honest. What do you remember most about ''The Addams Family''? Lurch's "you rang?" Fester's lighting a lightbulb in his mouth? Thing? '''Wrong.''' Anyone who's only ever even ''heard'' of ''The Addams Family'' will perk up at any mention of that famous "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFD7KGBUtKI duh-nuh-nuh-nuh * snap snap* .]]"

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Come on, be honest. What do you remember most about ''The Addams Family''? Lurch's "you rang?" Fester's lighting a lightbulb in his mouth? Thing? '''Wrong.''' Anyone who's only ever even ''heard'' of ''The Addams Family'' will perk up at any mention of that famous "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFD7KGBUtKI duh-nuh-nuh-nuh * snap snap* .]]"



** The New Addams Family theme goes for a more samba beat but is still pretty catchy.

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** The New ''New Addams Family Family'' theme goes for a more samba beat but is still pretty catchy.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Debbie is the best-remembered thing from the movies, next to the camp subplot's climax in ''Values.''

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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Debbie is the best-remembered thing from the movies, next to the camp subplot's climax in ''Values.''



* {{Flanderization}}: Before Fester gets his memory back at the end of the first film, he's a street-smart tough guy. But in ''Values'' he's regressed into a childlike oddball with NoSocialSkills. Although the thing is his personality in the second film is probably closer to the original character from the TV series and comic strip, at the beginning of the first film he doesn't know he's Fester and is effectively a different person, as he spends more time with the family he gradually starts to feel more like an Addams. And lets face it even as an amnesiac he was a PsychopathicManchild just more conniving thanks to Craven's influence. But if you compare the two films it is slightly odd how much he regresses in the sequel.



** 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!"

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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 Creator/RaulJulia 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!"



** 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 same 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.Music/MichaelJackson. 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 same year ''Values'' was released.



* HilariousInHindsight: In ''Addams Family Values'', after being irritated by Gomez, a police officer asks him, "Who are you? ''What'' are you?" The officer was played by Nathan Lane, who would play Gomez on Broadway almost twenty years later.

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In ''Addams Family Values'', after being irritated by Gomez, a police officer asks him, "Who are you? ''What'' are you?" The officer was played by Nathan Lane, Creator/NathanLane, who would play Gomez on Broadway almost twenty years later.
8th Mar '17 2:05:13 PM MisterVercetti
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* SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound: Getting multiball on the pinball machine adaptation. Gomez will say "Now you've done it!", all music and sounds cease...and then a slow, low rumbling sound, getting faster and higher-pitched, until BAM! Multiball!!

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* SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound: Getting multiball on the pinball machine adaptation. Gomez will say "Now you've done it!", it!" (or, alternately, "It has to warm up... so it can ''kill you!''"), all music and sounds cease...and then a slow, low rumbling sound, getting faster and higher-pitched, until BAM! Multiball!!



* ScrappyMechanic: For the pinball machine, "[[CreatorThumbprint The Power]]", a magnet located roughly in the center of the playfield which will pulse as certain 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.

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* ScrappyMechanic: For the pinball machine, "[[CreatorThumbprint The Power]]", a magnet located roughly in the center of the playfield which will pulse as certain 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.competitors, with the alternative being players spending inordinate amounts of time holding balls on the flippers waiting for the Power to disable itself temporarily.
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.
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