Western Animation: The Addams Family
The Addams Family is an animated series from Hanna-Barbera that ran on NBC Saturday mornings from 1972 to 1975, which featured an 8-year-old Jodie Foster as Pugsley. It is based off the New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams and the 1960s sitcom of the same name. In the cartoon, the Addamses travel in a vehicle resembling the Creepy Coupe from Wacky Races. It received a remake in 1992, when Hanna-Barbera took the project up again, tying it into the recent live-action movie.
These animations provide examples of:
- Animated Adaptation: At least three.
- One of which received a Comic Book Adaptation by Gold Key Comics. That's right, a cartoon that was based on a TV show that was based on a comic strip had its own comic book.
- Author Filibuster: If an episode has an aseop, then Wednesday will make sure you learn it.
- Berserk Button: In the 1992 animated series, grabbing Wednesday by the braids. Gomez and Morticia refer to the last person to do it in the past tense, and Pugsley even flat-out tells the perpetrator (a robber) You Do NOT Want to Know what she'll do.
- Couch Gag: In the opening of the 1992 animated series, whether Pugsley or Wednesday won at the line "Petite" and what position the family is at the ending.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: A very young Jodie Foster as Pugsley in the 1970s animated series.
- Cross Over: With Scooby-Doo in the third episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, titled "Wednesday Is Missing".
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite how dark, creepy and macabre the family is, the Addamses are all genuinely good people.
- Amusingly, the Addamses aren't even aware of how strange they are. They think of themselves as a typical, normal American family and are nice enough to try not to say anything about those weirdos who play with puppies and pick flowers.