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*** It's likely this is just a joke playing into the Addams' typical inverted logic: she doesn't worry about her husband playing with dynamite, wrestling bears, or doing other insanely dangerous things--but a ''cold!'' Heaven forbid!


* This troper simply cannot make sense of why Debbie's final gambit in ''Addams Family Values'' is to try to kill the Addamses with an array of electric chairs. First, the first movie established that the Addamses [[HamrlessElectrocution electrocute each other]][[TooKinkyToTorture for fun]] all the time, so one hardly thinks they were in any danger to begin with. Fine, let's admit that Debbie wouldn't necessarily know this, so even if it makes for a kind of weak climax, it still makes ''sense'' from her point of view. Except… no. Her very first murder attempt on Fester was also with electricity, and she ''did'' find out about Fester's inexplicable immunity. So what did she expect the electric chairs to ''do''?
** Considering the amount of electricity she use to the point that she was turn into ashes when it backfired, is likely that she took extra measures to be sure it will anihilate them, I mean, the charge was so high that she clearly expect them to be turn into ashes, was not just a regular electrocution. On the other hand they do seem genuinely worry (Fester begs her to let the other go and Gomez and Morticia say good by to each other whilst holding hands) thus you can argue that even them suspected that the electricity dosis would be letal even for them.

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* This troper simply cannot make sense of why Debbie's final gambit in ''Addams Family Values'' is to try to kill the Addamses with an array of electric chairs. First, the first movie established that the Addamses [[HamrlessElectrocution [[HarmlessElectrocution electrocute each other]][[TooKinkyToTorture for fun]] all the time, so one hardly thinks they were in any danger to begin with. Fine, let's admit that Debbie wouldn't necessarily know this, so even if it makes for a kind of weak climax, it still makes ''sense'' from her point of view. Except… no. Her very first murder attempt on Fester was also with electricity, and she ''did'' find out about Fester's inexplicable immunity. So what did she expect the electric chairs to ''do''?
** Considering the amount of electricity she use used to the point that she was turn into ashes when it backfired, is likely that she took extra measures to be sure it will anihilate annihilate them, I mean, the charge was so high that she clearly expect them to be turn into ashes, was not just a regular electrocution. On the other hand they do seem genuinely worry (Fester begs her to let the other go and Gomez and Morticia say good by to each other whilst holding hands) thus you can argue that even them suspected that the electricity dosis would be letal lethal even for them.



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**Interesting feedback. I started to wonder if given the name Gomez, he was representative of something not entirely wholesome in Mexican, or possibly wider Latin-American, folklore and horror - something associated with the Day of the Dead in Mexico, for instance, or perhaps a well-dressed stylish Zombie.

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** well episode "Morticia Meets Royalty" shows there's an entire species of disembodied hands around: Thing meets Lady Fingers who is the literal handmaiden of Gomez' aunt who is royal by marriage, and is later (for a while) replaced by an older and uglier hand. Answering the headscratcher at least in the TV show for what we can take from Thing's and other of his species movements and reactions they see through their finger tips. Things are more murky in the movies were the "sight" seems to be located around the wrist.


* ^ not quite. In the 60s TV show Morticia is a Frump, she is the daughter of Hester Frump (who appears only in a couple of episodes and in ''Halloween with the Addams Family'') and sister of Ophelia Frump who is Morticia's identical sister. Fester is Morticia's uncle (notice that Fester is never ever referred to as Fester Addams in the show) therefore if he's Hester's brother then his last name is probably whatever maiden name Hester had or if he's Morticia's father's brother then he must be Fester Frump (again, he's last name is never told). Now this would make Fester the great-uncle of Pugsley and Wednesday and technically should be call "great-uncle Fester" by them, however is not uncommon in some families to call great-uncles as just "uncles" for economy. Grandmama is Gomez' mother in this version and is indeed a widow. This structure is kept more or less in the 70s animated show.\\

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* ^ not quite. In the 60s TV show Morticia is a Frump, she is the daughter of Hester Frump (who appears only in a couple of episodes and in ''Halloween with the Addams Family'') and sister of Ophelia Frump who is Morticia's identical sister. Fester is Morticia's uncle (notice that Fester is never ever referred to as Fester Addams in the show) therefore if he's Hester's brother then his last name is probably whatever maiden name Hester had or if he's Morticia's father's brother paternal uncle then he must be Fester Frump (again, he's last name is never told). Now this would make Fester the great-uncle of Pugsley and Wednesday and technically should be call "great-uncle Fester" by them, however is not uncommon in some families to call great-uncles as just "uncles" for economy. Grandmama is Gomez' mother in this version and is indeed a widow. This structure is kept more or less in the 70s animated show.\\



Now in the 90s movies this changes a lot. Fester is Gomez' brother and therefore uncle of Wednesday and Pugsley, also Morticia's brother-in-law, Grandmama is Morticia's mother and Gomez mother-in-law and Gomez and Fester parents are both dead (died together lynched by a mob). Almost all other versions (including ''Reunion'', the 90s animated show which is based on the movies and ''The New Addams Family'' kept Fester as Gomez' brother, however in the animated show and in ''New'' Grandmama is back to be Gomez' mother (in fact ''The New Addams Family'' brought back the Frumps including Hester and Ophelia (also played by the same actress who played Morticia as in the original show). As in the example before although Morticia's and Grandmama's last name is never told, we are still showed that at least two families of strange people collide (three if you count Margaret when she joins the Addams clan through Cousin Itt).\\

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Now in the 90s movies this changes a lot. Fester is Gomez' brother and therefore uncle of Wednesday and Pugsley, also Morticia's brother-in-law, Grandmama is Morticia's mother and Gomez mother-in-law and Gomez and Fester parents are both dead (died together lynched by a mob). Almost all other versions (including ''Reunion'', the 90s animated show which is based on the movies and ''The New Addams Family'' kept Fester as Gomez' brother, however in the animated show and in ''New'' Grandmama is back to be Gomez' mother (in fact ''The New Addams Family'' brought back the Frumps including Hester and Ophelia (also played by the same actress who played Morticia as in the original show). \\
As in the example before before, in the 90s movie although Morticia's and Grandmama's last name is never told, we are still showed that at least two families of strange people collide (three if you count Margaret when she joins the Addams clan through Cousin Itt).\\



Basically, what we can take from all this is that in all these universe there's an entire subculture of goth-looking sadomasochistic bizarre-loving people with some inhuman abilities from different families which often intermarry or (in the case of Lurch) work for them.

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Basically, what we can take from all this is that in all these universe universes there's an entire subculture of goth-looking sadomasochistic bizarre-loving people with some inhuman abilities from different families which often intermarry or (in the case of Lurch) work for them.

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* ^ not quite. In the 60s TV show Morticia is a Frump, she is the daughter of Hester Frump (who appears only in a couple of episodes and in ''Halloween with the Addams Family'') and sister of Ophelia Frump who is Morticia's identical sister. Fester is Morticia's uncle (notice that Fester is never ever referred to as Fester Addams in the show) therefore if he's Hester's brother then his last name is probably whatever maiden name Hester had or if he's Morticia's father's brother then he must be Fester Frump (again, he's last name is never told). Now this would make Fester the great-uncle of Pugsley and Wednesday and technically should be call "great-uncle Fester" by them, however is not uncommon in some families to call great-uncles as just "uncles" for economy. Grandmama is Gomez' mother in this version and is indeed a widow. This structure is kept more or less in the 70s animated show.\\
Of course this raises the question of who are the Frumps and how they have the same bizarre behavior than the Addams, but the same can be say about Lurch who is not from any of both families. \\
Now in the 90s movies this changes a lot. Fester is Gomez' brother and therefore uncle of Wednesday and Pugsley, also Morticia's brother-in-law, Grandmama is Morticia's mother and Gomez mother-in-law and Gomez and Fester parents are both dead (died together lynched by a mob). Almost all other versions (including ''Reunion'', the 90s animated show which is based on the movies and ''The New Addams Family'' kept Fester as Gomez' brother, however in the animated show and in ''New'' Grandmama is back to be Gomez' mother (in fact ''The New Addams Family'' brought back the Frumps including Hester and Ophelia (also played by the same actress who played Morticia as in the original show). As in the example before although Morticia's and Grandmama's last name is never told, we are still showed that at least two families of strange people collide (three if you count Margaret when she joins the Addams clan through Cousin Itt).\\
Finally in the musical a recurring gag is that nor Gomez nor Morticia know who is Grandmama's mother as they both though she was each other's mom.\\
So to sum up: Fester is Gomez' brother in all versions except the original show and Grandmama is Gomez' mother in all versions except the 90s movie (and is left ambiguos in the musical) which I hope it answer your question.\\
Basically, what we can take from all this is that in all these universe there's an entire subculture of goth-looking sadomasochistic bizarre-loving people with some inhuman abilities from different families which often intermarry or (in the case of Lurch) work for them.

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*** It seems that according to WordOfGod he did intended Fester to be Gordon Craven who makes a HeelFaceTurn at the end, but the actors prefered it to be the actual Fester, and to some degree you can see the clues for Sonnenfeld's original ending, so I guess both options are left to the viewers' discretion.

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** Considering the amount of electricity she use to the point that she was turn into ashes when it backfired, is likely that she took extra measures to be sure it will anihilate them, I mean, the charge was so high that she clearly expect them to be turn into ashes, was not just a regular electrocution. On the other hand they do seem genuinely worry (Fester begs her to let the other go and Gomez and Morticia say good by to each other whilst holding hands) thus you can argue that even them suspected that the electricity dosis would be letal even for them.

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[[folder: Lucas marrying into the family in the musical]]
* When Lucas marries Wednesday, does that mean he'll be able to see and interact with the ancestor ghosts?


** She ran away and hid to avoid being caught by Gordon's mother and ended up hiding so long that she fell asleep. As the troper above points out, she's just a little kid, and little kids sometimes nod off.



* And she's also a bit of a [[TheVamp vamp]]/BlackWidow archetype (albeit the rare happily married kind). Perhaps she's so accustomed to dealing with lethal poisons that she's developed an immunity to them.



*** Grandmama bounces back and forth between being Gomez's mother and being his mother-in-law (Morticia's mom).



* It definitely feels as if there's some inbreeding going on in the Addams' clan, which might explain why they're so odd and have so many physical quirks. For example, Morticia refers to many former Addamses as if they were her ''own'' relatives--Great-Aunt Calpurnia and Uncle Knickknack, for example--rather than specifying that they're the ''children's'' uncle or her husband's. This could mean that either she's so much a part of the family that she just refers to all her in-laws as if they're her blood relations (highly likely, since the Addams seem to be a close-knit and welcoming family and once you marry in, they treat you like you were born there) or they might, in fact, all be interrelated, in which case it might be too complicated to specify that Knickknack is Gomez's uncle but Morticia's second cousin. Everyone's just an Addams, so Uncle Fester and Cousin Itt are ''everyone's'' uncle or cousin, no matter how they're really related.



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* The Nanny wasn't for Pubert. She was for the other two, to keep an eye on them and not kill the baby. At least that's how I always figured it since all the nanny's are shown interacting with Wednesday and Pugsley.

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* The Nanny wasn't for Pubert. She was for the other two, to keep an eye on them and not kill the baby. At least that's how I always figured it since all the nanny's nannies are shown interacting with Wednesday and Pugsley.Pugsley.
* Morticia wishes she had more time "to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade." Naturally Gomez will do anything to make his wife happy, so he hired the nanny to give Morticia some extra freedom. And since the Addams' were initially a parody of eccentric Old Money families, it wouldn't be uncommon for such a family to employ a nanny even if other adults in the household could theoretically look after the kids.



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* This troper simply cannot make sense of why Debbie's final gambit in ''Addams Family Values'' is to try to kill the Addamses with an array of electric chairs. First, the first movie established that the Addamses [[HamrlessElectrocution electrocute each other]][[TooKinkyToTorture for fun]] all the time, so one hardly thinks they were in any danger to begin with. Fine, let's admit that Debbie wouldn't necessarily know this, so even if it makes for a kind of weak climax, it still makes ''sense'' from her point of view. Except… no. Her very first murder attempt on Fester was also with electricity, and she ''did'' find out about Fester's inexplicable immunity. So what did she expect the electric chairs to ''do''?
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**** Wednesday also heard them talking about getting the Addamses' money and needing to get Gordon into the vault. I think that's what did it. Not really the shaving.

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*** The complicity look is when he's closing the doors. But in any case, if he's the original Fester is hard to explain why he shaves his head and is not naturally bald as he was like that since he was a kid (and in case your answer is going to be, maybe he shaves his head since he's a kid, then that causes another question; why Wednesday acts like she finds out that he isn't the real Fester when she discovers he and Mrs. Craven shaving his head and they both act like "Damn, the kid catch us!" unless shaving is something Fester doesn't need to do).


** Either that or he's [[CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep.]]

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** Either that or he's [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep.]]



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** Either that or he's [[CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep.]]

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