Western Animation: The Addams Family
The Addams Family is an animated series that ran on NBC Saturday mornings from 1972 to 1975, which featured an eight-years-old Jodie Foster as Pugsley. It is based off of the New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams and the 1960s sitcom of the same name.
It received a remake years later in 1992 when Hanna-Barbera took the project up again.
These animations provide examples of:
- Animated Adaptation: At least three.
- Author Filibuster: If an episode has an aseop, then Wednesday will make sure you learn it.
- Berserk Button: In the 90's 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 90's animated series, whether Pugsley or Wednesday won at the line "Petite" and what position the family is at the ending.
- Crossdressing Voices: A very young Jodie Foster as Pugsley in the first animated series.
- Cross Over: With Scooby-Doo in the third episode of Hanna-Barbera's The New Scooby-Doo Movies, "Scooby-Doo Meets the Addams Family," 1972.
- 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.