!!For the franchise as a whole:
* AdaptationSequence: Newspaper Comic > TV show > Cartoon > Video Game > Movie > TV show loosely based on movie > Video Game > Sequel to movie > Broadway Musical
* BeamMeUpScotty: Morticia is often quoted saying, "Normal is an illusion. What's normal for the spider is chaos for the fly." However, no one is sure ''when'' exactly she said that.
** She does say the line in TheMusical, but it seems to be a reference to the presumed earlier quote.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: To this day, there has never been a [=DVD=] release for the following Addams Family films and shows: ''The Addams Family Fun-House'', ''Halloween with the New Addams Family'', the 1992 animated series, ''Addams Family Reunion'', and -- at least in America -- ''The New Addams Family'' (the latter being caught between Saban and Disney- what else would you expect from a Fox Kids/Fox Family show?).
* TropeNamers
** MadeFromRealGirlScouts: The only Girl Scout cookies Wednesday will buy.
** OneNormalNight: From the song of the same name in the 2010 Broadway musical, where Wednesday, hoping to set a good impression with her fiance and his family, requests that the Addams clan try to behave like average human beings. As expected, [[spoiler: they can't]], and HilarityEnsues.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: After Illumination Entertainment obtained the rights to Charles Addams' original cartoons, there was a planned stop-motion animated film with Creator/TimBurton calling the shots. As of July 2013, the project has been cancelled.

!!For the various television serieses:
* ActorAllusion: The 1960s TV episode "Morticia The Breadwinner" contains one to Morticia's actress, Carolyn Jones, whereupon Morticia and Uncle Fester are deciding on a good assumed name they can use to call Gomez's stockbroker: 'Jones?' asks Morticia. 'What kind of a name is that?!' replies Uncle Fester irritably.
* DuelingShows: With ''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.
* FakeAmerican: The entire cast of ''The New Addams Family'' (apart from Gomez and Wednesday) were Canadian.
* TheOtherDarrin: A sort-of example from the series: the man playing Thing occasionally used his left hand just to see if anybody would notice.
* RecycledScript: Most of the episodes of ''The New Addams Family'' were recycled from the original series. In fact, the episode "Thing is Missing" is a twofer. Not only is it a remake of an episode from the original show, but it also borrows two plot elements from the 1992 animated series episode "Itt's Over" (though this time, Uncle Fester starts growing hair because he's stressed over the mistaken belief that ''Thing'' is dead rather than Cousin Itt).
* ThrowItIn: Ted Cassidy ad-libbed "You rang?" in the pilot, and the producers kept it -- and changed Lurch from a mute to allow for it.

!!For the films:
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Or, rather, ''Actor'' Existence Failure: A third film in the Creator/{{Paramount}} trilogy was prepared before Creator/RaulJulia died in 1994. [[TypeCasting Since literally no one could play Gomez like him]] (not even, sadly, Creator/TimCurry), the project was scrapped.
* 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.
* TheOtherDarrin:
** For unknown reasons, Carol Kane replaced Judith Malina as Grandmama for ''Addams Family Values''.
** The third movie did this to most of the actors playing the family. Justified, as it's intended as a separate continuity, and the only reason it exists is to have served as the PilotMovie for ''The New Addams Family''.
* 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]].

!!For the Bally pinball game:
* HeyItsThatSound: The sound effects played after completing a Three- and Four-Way Combo sequence are the same ones used in ''Pinball/{{Funhouse}}''.
* ReferencedBy:
** ''Pinball/JunkYard'' lets you access [[Pinball/TheAddamsFamily the pinball machine]]'s "Mamushka" mode through its TimeMachine.
** Music from the game can also play in ''Pinball/TheTwilightZone''[='=]s "Fast Lock" multi ball.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen / VaporWare: An N64 and PC version was originally planned by Digital Eclipse, but it was eventually scrapped altogether.[[http://www.nesworld.com/n64-unr-addamsfamilypinball.php]]