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[[caption-width-right:350:Just as creepy and kooky, but much more two-dimensional.[[note]]The Family as they appeared in the 1992 series.[[/note]]]]

''Franchise/TheAddamsFamily'' has had two {{Animated Adaptation}}s, both produced by Creator/HannaBarbera.

The first animated series ran on Creator/{{NBC}} Saturday mornings from 1973 to 1975 and featured an 8-year-old Creator/JodieFoster as Pugsley. It is based off the ''New Yorker'' cartoons by Charles Addams and [[Series/TheAddamsFamily the 1960s sitcom]] of the same name. In the cartoon, the Addamses travel in a vehicle resembling the Creepy Coupe from ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''.

The second animated series aired in 1992 on Creator/{{ABC}} in the wake of [[Film/TheAddamsFamily the recent live-action movie]]. It was more similar to the 1960s live-action sitcom, mainly taking place in the Addams' big mansion, and featuring original Gomez Creator/JohnAstin [[RoleReprisal returning to his role]]. Unlike the 1973 series, this iteration also used the classic theme song. The show was later rerun on Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}.
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!!These animated series provide examples of:

* ArbitrarySkepticism: For some odd reason, Fester absolutely refuses to believe in Grandmama's fortunetelling powers despite the supernatural nature of the Addams, and is very vocal about it. The show is ambivalent wether she can tell the future or not, though she has been shown to have other magic abilities.
* AuthorFilibuster: If an episode has an aesop, then Wednesday will make sure you learn it.
* CreepyFamily: Well, the franchise is based around the concept.
* DarkIsNotEvil: 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 not to say anything about those weirdos who play with puppies and pick flowers.
* EnfantTerrible: A RunningGag of the show is that while Wednesday is well behaved, Pugsly is usually chained up or otherwise restrained during school hours to keep him from wreaking havoc.
* HappilyMarried: Gomez and Morticia, of course. There's also the Normanmeyers, recurring semi-antagonists in the 1990s cartoon. Despite their extreme dislike of the Addamses' behavior, they're shown as a very loving couple toward each other.
* LighterAndSofter: The original Addams gag cartoons depicted the family as genuinely evil, especially the character named in the TV show as Fester, who, for example, was once seen [[ForTheEvulz beckoning another car driver to overtake him into the path of a hidden articulated lorry]]. Not to mention the famous "pouring boiling oil on carol singers" image, the setup of which was used as one of many MythologyGags to said cartoons in the first film.
* MadBomber: Uncle Fester is a very rare heroic example, as he's mostly interested in blowing up ''himself'' and doesnt cause much collateral damage in the process.
* MythologyGag: Both cartoon series use models based on Charles Addams' original panel strips as opposed to cartoon versions of the TV/movie actors. The 1973 series was the most faithful (with Gomez retaining his [[PigMan porcine appearance]] from the strips, among other things), while the 1992 series went for a more stylized appearance.
* {{Retcon}}:
** Fester was changed from Morticia's uncle to Gomez's older brother in the 1973-75 animated series.
** Also, the kids' ages became less clear in the adaptations. In the 90's cartoon and movies, Wednesday seemed older than Pugsley.
** The cartoon version set her as Pugsley's little sister in an episode where she keeps beating him, which is what she is in the original live action series.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Pugsley Addams. He was a boy genius in the original television show, but the animated incarnation of the character is a GeniusDitz whose inventions cause chaos and destruction by ''accident'' instead of on purpose.
* WaifFu: Cartoon Wednesday is a fencing enthusiast like her father.
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!!The 1970s animated series provide examples of:
* AnimatedAdaptation:
** In addition to the two series, the Family made their animated debut in the third episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies'', titled "Franchise/ScoobyDoo Meets the Addams Family" (also known as "Wednesday Is Missing"), in 1972.
** The 1973 series received a ComicBookAdaptation by Creator/GoldKeyComics. That's right, [[RecursiveAdaptation a cartoon that was based on a TV show that was based on a magazine cartoon series had its own comic book]].
* CrossOver: With Franchise/ScoobyDoo in the third episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies'', titled "Wednesday Is Missing".
* RecycledINSPACE: The 1973 animated series.
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!!The 1990s animated series provide examples of:

* TheAce:
** "The Day Gomez Failed" revolves around Gomez feeling he had run out of challenges and figuring that the only thing he hadn't accomplished yet was to ''fail'' at something. He spends the whole episode trying to do (and fail at) ridiculous, impossible things, [[TheFool only to succeed with blinding colors in spite of himself.]] [[spoiler: At the end of the episode, Morticia points out that he actually succeeded at his goal after all, by ''failing at failing.'']] [[MindScrew Don't think too hard about that one.]]
** Thing also has shades of this, easily becoming rich and famous when he sets out to become a Hollywood star, accidentally earning the ire of a mentally unbalanced hand model in the process.
* ActionFigureFileCard: The toy line based on the 1992 cartoon had them.
* AnAesop: One episode revolves around Grandma needing glasses and stubbornly refusing to accept it, which leads to her turning Thing into a giant monstrosity that almost wrecks the town when she enlarges him to make reading his palm easier. At the end, Morticia gives her a lecture about how many people, even ''Lurch'', wear glasses (in Lurch's case, they're reading glasses).
* ArchEnemy: One-sided with the Normanmeyers, who hate the Addams and constantly try to ruin them. The Addamses don't consider them enemies at all, and see their abuse as friendly neighborly behavior.
** Thing of all beings manages to get himself an arch enemy in a weird hand model named [[PunnyName Harry Palmer]] who tries to kill him after Thing takes most of his roles. He reappears in a later episode, now living in Happydale Heights as a security guard, who's been kidnapping guard animals to keep him safe after developing paranoia about Thing.
** Cousin Itt has Thundermane, a supervillain with a cybernetic haircut, but he only appears in one episode.
* BerserkButton:
** 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) YouDoNotWantToKnow what she'll do.
** The normally unflappable Gomez goes ''ballistic'' when someone else flirts with Morticia, as experienced by the villainous Thundermane and his goons.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The series plays with this Trope an interesting way. Morticia, wanting to bond with her children, volunteers to help out at the local school, but even before she starts, Wednesday knows she won't be able to fit in. True enough, Morticia's attempt at helping out with lessons and school lunches backfires in a major way (though the schoolchildren are mostly amused), and Morticia doesn't understand why, since she, by her own standards, did a perfectly fine job. Gomez also comments on the faculty being angry at her, since he recalls his own schooling being a lot like what Morticia did. Wednesday and Pugsley are perfectly aware that the Addams type of morality isn't the norm, but Morticia and Gomez, not interacting much with society at large, aren't.
* BringMyBrownPants: Norman Normanmeyer alludes to this trope in the "Puttergeist" episode, where he remarks that the way people reacted to seeing him dressed as the Puttergeist was good for the underwear business.
* BrokenPedestal: Wednesday experiences a mild example when she finds out that her teen idol crush Graveyard Gary is just a normal guy playing a role. He's not a huge dick or anything, but the Addams lifestyle really freaks him out and he can't keep character.
* CaptivityHarmonica: While in jail for allegedly killing Cousin Itt in "Itt's Over", Uncle Fester at one point uses his nostrils to play the Addams Family theme song on the harmonica.
* CementShoes: Pugsley does it to Wednesday, but because they are busy chasing the Puttergeist, he doesn't get to throw her in the water.
* CouchGag: In the opening of the series, whether Pugsley or Wednesday won at the line "Petite" and what position the family is at the ending.
* DrillSergeantNasty: D.I. Holler, the camp counselor of Camp Holler in "Camp Addams". An unusual variation as Holler is eventually shown to be right AND wrong, as the camp is meant to be to straighten out spoiled rich kids (Mr. Normanmeyer dumped Pugsley and Wednesday there to keep them away from N.J), and when the campers revolt at the end, Wednesday points out that for all of Holler's harshness, she really does teach important lessons of fitness and self-reliance (which the rich kids realize when they apply Hollers lessons without realizing it), then tells Holler that while her training is correct, she'd be easier to understand if she didn't yell so much. Holler ends up calming down.
* EveryEpisodeEnding: The episodes mostly end with one of the family members announcing a Ďfamily danceí to celebrate resolving the problem of the week. One member generally thinks of a song which someone else rejects and then comes up with another one which they all agree on and then they dance.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Mr Normanmeyer just canít get that any harm he does to the Addams, will be welcomed with open arms.
** In one episode he gets Fester thrown in prison and visits to gloat on himÖ only to find Fester is having the time of his life. When Fester thanks him for putting him in there, he starts beating on the bars weeping tears of frustration.
* FreakyIsCool: N.J. Normanmeyer certainly falls here. Unlike his parents, who despise the Addamses, N.J. thinks the family is pretty cool, enjoys hanging at their house and is best friends with Wednesday and Pugsley. This seems to go for almost all the children of Happydale, who on several occasions join the Addamses in their antics, especially in a notable episode where Morticia arranges a scavenger hunt in the Addams house. Which, let's be honest, if the implements that can kill, maim, hurt or transform someone are kept out of reach, is the most perfect place for a scavenger hunt, EVER.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Whenever Thing's box is opened, what can best be described as a pin-up photo of a disembodied female hand can usually be seen on the underside of the lid.
** "Dead and Breakfast" has Gomez and Morticia request that their children give them some time to be alone after they find themselves in cages hanging from the ceiling.
** In "Camp Addams", Mr. Normanmeyer asks if Gomez and Morticia spent a night in the lion pit. Morticia remarks that they probably kept the neighbors awake with all the snarls, roars and shrieks, with Gomez adding how his wife brings out the animal in him.
* HalloweenEpisode: In "Puttergeist", Wednesday, Pugsley and their friend N.J. try to determine whether the legend of the Puttergeist ghost, the spirit of a headless golfer who was struck by lightning on the Happydale golf course 40 years ago, is true or not. At first, it seems the Puttergeist was only N.J.'s father, Norman, in a costume. [[spoiler:But then it turned out the Puttergeist was RealAfterAll]].
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Cousin Itt is an international secret agent, and we occasionally get a glimpse into his amazing adventures.
* HypocriticalHumor: Fingers called Fester "Baldy" despite that fact that he is also [[BaldOfEvil bald]].
* IAmSong: "The Fester Way" has Uncle Fester sing about his way of life.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: In the "Sweetheart of a Brother " episode, when Pugsley wants to become a normal kid after he gets a crush on a foreign exchange student, and is afraid she wont like his Addams personality. Not only does she not care about it, as she can tell he's a good person, but becoming normal means Pugsley cant scare away the school bully like he usually does. He only snaps out of it after the bully threatens the girl for standing up against him, and reverts to his usual self to protect her.
* IWantMyMommy: Norman Normanmeyer makes a comedic cry for "mommy" when Lurch catches him snooping on the Addamses in "FTV". He does it again in "Itt's Over" when he ends up in jail for lying about Uncle Fester killing Cousin Itt.
* InvisibleStreaker: Gomez and Fester consumed an invisibility formula that didn't affect their clothes in the episode "Hide and Go Lurch".
* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: In "Dead and Breakfast", Uncle Fester claims that crime is his middle name when he tries to investigate who robbed the family. Wednesday quips that his middle name was fungus last week.
* MirrorCrackingUgly: Fester looks into a mirror and makes it crack in the episode "Itt's Over".
* MythologyGag:
** In the "Little Big Thing" episode, we see a glasses shop called Coogan's, as in Jackie Coogan, the actor who played Uncle Fester in the original live-action show.
** Cousin Itt is portrayed as a secret agent, which may be a nod to an episode of the original '60s show where Cousin Itt was looking for a job and one of Gomez's suggestions was for Cousin Itt to be a government spy.
* OnceAnEpisode: Episodes ended with some traditional family dance. [[NoodleIncident None of the dances are ever actually shown (They just showed the house shaking from the outside), and some have very strange prerequisites, such as only being performed on certain days of the week or if you are no more than a certain distance from the airport.]]
* OnceASeason: Both seasons had one episode involving Uncle Fester's comic book superhero Festerman. Season one's episode was simply titled "Festerman", while season two's episode was titled "Festerman Returns".
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "N.J Addams", Morticia realizes Gomez really ''is'' feeling sad when he doesn't respond to her speaking French.
* NotSoDifferent: Ironically, the Normanmeyers are not nearly as "normal" as they like to think themselves as. Norman is weirdly obsessed with underwear, being a major manufacturer, and their house is littered with various underwear-based decorations and themes.
* PetTheDog: The Normanmeyers, neighbors of the Addams Family, hated the Addamses and frequently plotted to get rid of them, but the episode "N.J. Addams" showed that they actually cared about and loved their son N.J. (who did not inherit their hatred; instead, he was close friends with Wednesday).
* PrisonEpisode: "Itt's Over" has Uncle Fester go to prison for allegedly murdering Cousin Itt. Cousin Itt eventually returns to prove that he's still alive. This results in Norman Normanmeyer, who reported Fester murdering Itt in the first place, being put behind bars for lying about the crime.
* RealityEnsues: In "The Day Gomez Failed," one of Gomez's many attempts to fail at something involves buying tons of stock in the worst company he can find. Unfortunately, he apparently doesn't understand how Wall Street works--when other investors hear that one of the richest people in the world is purchasing stakes in a business, they all rush to get in on the action, which in turn makes the company's shares skyrocket. This is common practice in actual stock markets.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The Mayor of Happydale Heights and Principal [=MacNamara=]. Neither has any personal issue with the Addams, and are only forced to interfere when they're worried that the Addams' behavior may be harmful to the other citizens. Both of them even join the Addams family dance when offered.
* RunningGag: Whenever Morticia says something in a different language, Gomez immediately pops up by her side, exclaims "Tish! That's [insert language]" and attempts to kiss her arm before Morticia tells him now isn't an appropriate time. Gomez even did this when ''Fester'' said something in a different language, at which point he tells Gomez to "do that with your wife".
* SpringtimeForHitler: {{Parodied}} in the episode "The Day Gomez Failed", where Gomez is trying to live up to the [[EpicFail Addams Family tradition of being a failure]] - however, every time he tries to embark on some ZanyScheme that would clearly ruin him, [[CursedWithAwesome it always backfires, making him even more of a success]]. [[spoiler: However, as Morticia points out, that simply makes him [[UpToEleven an even bigger failure]], because he failed '''''[[InsaneTrollLogic at failing]]'''''. This immediately cheers him up.]]
* StepfordSuburbia: Played with Happydale Heights, the shows setting, puts a lot of weight on being [[StepfordSmiler "happy"]] and normalcy, but the majority of its residents seem to have little problem with the Addams, and only interfere when their antics spill out into the town itself. The only characters who seem to be interested in rigidly enforcing the standards are the teachers of the elementary school, and Mr. and Mrs. Normanmeyer.
* SuperheroEpisode: "Festerman" and "Festerman Returns", which follows the fictional adventures of a comic book Fester has made.
* SweetAndSourGrapes: Humorously inverted in "The Day Gomez Failed." When Norman Normanmeyer tricks Gomez into signing over the deed to the Addams's property and then tells the city that they can build a freeway on it, the construction workers discover that the land is too swampy to use, and reward Gomez for saving them millions. Ordinarily, that would be the "sweet" to the sour of nearly losing the land...but Gomez is more depressed than ever, because it just means that he's ''yet again'' succeeded when he wanted to fail!
* ThemeTuneCameo: The original theme song frequently appeared within this show, where the Addamses would often hum the theme song while doing certain tasks.
* {{Unishment}}: A key example happens where Norman frames Fester for Itt's supposed death. He finds jail delightful and when Itt turns up fine, he even pulls some strings so Fester can stay as long he wants without the need to commit crimes. To add insult to injury, Norman is arrested for making false accusations.
* VictoryIsBoring: This happens a lot with Gomez. In "The Day Gomez Failed", he has achieved so much he decides to try his hand at failure, and in another episode he wins a long-standing feud only to find itís awful being a winner.
* VillainSong: "The Polycotton Blues" by Mr. Normanmeyer about how much he dislikes living next door to the Addams and how he wants to get rid of them (with Mrs Normanmeyer and even N.J. joining in).
* VitriolicBestBuds: A weird example with Mr. Normanmeyer and Uncle Fester from the 1990s cartoon. Normanmeyer despises Fester and does everything he can to treat him like crap. Fester, being an Addams and TooKinkyToTorture, loves it and interprets Norman's abuse as friendly affection.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Wednesday has an uncontrollable urge to dance when she hears music, which Pugsley uses to beat her in the family's annual [[MotorcycleJousting joust]] for the first time ever in "Sir Pugsley". The same episode had Gomez and Morticia's joust end because Gomez predictably got distracted by Moritica saying "en garde".

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[[caption-width-right:350:Just as creepy and kooky, but much more two-dimensional.[[note]]The Family as they appeared in the 1992 series.[[/note]]]]

''Franchise/TheAddamsFamily'' has had two {{Animated Adaptation}}s, both produced by Creator/HannaBarbera.

The first
three animated series ran on Creator/{{NBC}} Saturday mornings from 1973 to 1975 and featured an 8-year-old Creator/JodieFoster as Pugsley. It is based off the ''New Yorker'' cartoons by Charles Addams and [[Series/TheAddamsFamily the 1960s sitcom]] of the same name. In the cartoon, the Addamses travel in a vehicle resembling the Creepy Coupe from ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''.

The second animated series aired in 1992 on Creator/{{ABC}} in the wake of [[Film/TheAddamsFamily the recent live-action movie]]. It was more similar to the 1960s live-action sitcom, mainly taking place in the Addams' big mansion, and featuring original Gomez Creator/JohnAstin [[RoleReprisal returning to his role]]. Unlike the 1973 series, this iteration also used the classic theme song. The show was later rerun on Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}.
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!!These animated series provide examples of:

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: For some odd reason, Fester absolutely refuses to believe in Grandmama's fortunetelling powers despite the supernatural nature of the Addams, and is very vocal about it. The show is ambivalent wether she can tell the future or not, though she has been shown to have other magic abilities.
''WesternAnimation/TheAddamsFamily1973''
* AuthorFilibuster: If an episode has an aesop, then Wednesday will make sure you learn it.
''WesternAnimation/TheAddamsFamily1992''
* CreepyFamily: Well, the franchise is based around the concept.
* DarkIsNotEvil: 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 not to say anything about those weirdos who play with puppies and pick flowers.
* EnfantTerrible: A RunningGag of the show is that while Wednesday is well behaved, Pugsly is usually chained up or otherwise restrained during school hours to keep him from wreaking havoc.
* HappilyMarried: Gomez and Morticia, of course. There's also the Normanmeyers, recurring semi-antagonists in the 1990s cartoon. Despite their extreme dislike of the Addamses' behavior, they're shown as a very loving couple toward each other.
* LighterAndSofter: The original Addams gag cartoons depicted the family as genuinely evil, especially the character named in the TV show as Fester, who, for example, was once seen [[ForTheEvulz beckoning another car driver to overtake him into the path of a hidden articulated lorry]]. Not to mention the famous "pouring boiling oil on carol singers" image, the setup of which was used as one of many MythologyGags to said cartoons in the first film.
* MadBomber: Uncle Fester is a very rare heroic example, as he's mostly interested in blowing up ''himself'' and doesnt cause much collateral damage in the process.
* MythologyGag: Both cartoon series use models based on Charles Addams' original panel strips as opposed to cartoon versions of the TV/movie actors. The 1973 series was the most faithful (with Gomez retaining his [[PigMan porcine appearance]] from the strips, among other things), while the 1992 series went for a more stylized appearance.
* {{Retcon}}:
** Fester was changed from Morticia's uncle to Gomez's older brother in the 1973-75 animated series.
** Also, the kids' ages became less clear in the adaptations. In the 90's cartoon and movies, Wednesday seemed older than Pugsley.
** The cartoon version set her as Pugsley's little sister in an episode where she keeps beating him, which is what she is in the original live action series.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Pugsley Addams. He was a boy genius in the original television show, but the animated incarnation of the character is a GeniusDitz whose inventions cause chaos and destruction by ''accident'' instead of on purpose.
* WaifFu: Cartoon Wednesday is a fencing enthusiast like her father.
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!!The 1970s animated series provide examples of:
* AnimatedAdaptation:
** In addition to the two series, the Family made their animated debut in the third episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies'', titled "Franchise/ScoobyDoo Meets the Addams Family" (also known as "Wednesday Is Missing"), in 1972.
** The 1973 series received a ComicBookAdaptation by Creator/GoldKeyComics. That's right, [[RecursiveAdaptation a cartoon that was based on a TV show that was based on a magazine cartoon series had its own comic book]].
* CrossOver: With Franchise/ScoobyDoo in the third episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies'', titled "Wednesday Is Missing".
* RecycledINSPACE: The 1973 animated series.
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!!The 1990s animated series provide examples of:

* TheAce:
** "The Day Gomez Failed" revolves around Gomez feeling he had run out of challenges and figuring that the only thing he hadn't accomplished yet was to ''fail'' at something. He spends the whole episode trying to do (and fail at) ridiculous, impossible things, [[TheFool only to succeed with blinding colors in spite of himself.]] [[spoiler: At the end of the episode, Morticia points out that he actually succeeded at his goal after all, by ''failing at failing.'']] [[MindScrew Don't think too hard about that one.]]
** Thing also has shades of this, easily becoming rich and famous when he sets out to become a Hollywood star, accidentally earning the ire of a mentally unbalanced hand model in the process.
* ActionFigureFileCard: The toy line based on the 1992 cartoon had them.
* AnAesop: One episode revolves around Grandma needing glasses and stubbornly refusing to accept it, which leads to her turning Thing into a giant monstrosity that almost wrecks the town when she enlarges him to make reading his palm easier. At the end, Morticia gives her a lecture about how many people, even ''Lurch'', wear glasses (in Lurch's case, they're reading glasses).
* ArchEnemy: One-sided with the Normanmeyers, who hate the Addams and constantly try to ruin them. The Addamses don't consider them enemies at all, and see their abuse as friendly neighborly behavior.
** Thing of all beings manages to get himself an arch enemy in a weird hand model named [[PunnyName Harry Palmer]] who tries to kill him after Thing takes most of his roles. He reappears in a later episode, now living in Happydale Heights as a security guard, who's been kidnapping guard animals to keep him safe after developing paranoia about Thing.
** Cousin Itt has Thundermane, a supervillain with a cybernetic haircut, but he only appears in one episode.
* BerserkButton:
** 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) YouDoNotWantToKnow what she'll do.
** The normally unflappable Gomez goes ''ballistic'' when someone else flirts with Morticia, as experienced by the villainous Thundermane and his goons.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The series plays with this Trope an interesting way. Morticia, wanting to bond with her children, volunteers to help out at the local school, but even before she starts, Wednesday knows she won't be able to fit in. True enough, Morticia's attempt at helping out with lessons and school lunches backfires in a major way (though the schoolchildren are mostly amused), and Morticia doesn't understand why, since she, by her own standards, did a perfectly fine job. Gomez also comments on the faculty being angry at her, since he recalls his own schooling being a lot like what Morticia did. Wednesday and Pugsley are perfectly aware that the Addams type of morality isn't the norm, but Morticia and Gomez, not interacting much with society at large, aren't.
* BringMyBrownPants: Norman Normanmeyer alludes to this trope in the "Puttergeist" episode, where he remarks that the way people reacted to seeing him dressed as the Puttergeist was good for the underwear business.
* BrokenPedestal: Wednesday experiences a mild example when she finds out that her teen idol crush Graveyard Gary is just a normal guy playing a role. He's not a huge dick or anything, but the Addams lifestyle really freaks him out and he can't keep character.
* CaptivityHarmonica: While in jail for allegedly killing Cousin Itt in "Itt's Over", Uncle Fester at one point uses his nostrils to play the Addams Family theme song on the harmonica.
* CementShoes: Pugsley does it to Wednesday, but because they are busy chasing the Puttergeist, he doesn't get to throw her in the water.
* CouchGag: In the opening of the series, whether Pugsley or Wednesday won at the line "Petite" and what position the family is at the ending.
* DrillSergeantNasty: D.I. Holler, the camp counselor of Camp Holler in "Camp Addams". An unusual variation as Holler is eventually shown to be right AND wrong, as the camp is meant to be to straighten out spoiled rich kids (Mr. Normanmeyer dumped Pugsley and Wednesday there to keep them away from N.J), and when the campers revolt at the end, Wednesday points out that for all of Holler's harshness, she really does teach important lessons of fitness and self-reliance (which the rich kids realize when they apply Hollers lessons without realizing it), then tells Holler that while her training is correct, she'd be easier to understand if she didn't yell so much. Holler ends up calming down.
* EveryEpisodeEnding: The episodes mostly end with one of the family members announcing a Ďfamily danceí to celebrate resolving the problem of the week. One member generally thinks of a song which someone else rejects and then comes up with another one which they all agree on and then they dance.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Mr Normanmeyer just canít get that any harm he does to the Addams, will be welcomed with open arms.
** In one episode he gets Fester thrown in prison and visits to gloat on himÖ only to find Fester is having the time of his life. When Fester thanks him for putting him in there, he starts beating on the bars weeping tears of frustration.
* FreakyIsCool: N.J. Normanmeyer certainly falls here. Unlike his parents, who despise the Addamses, N.J. thinks the family is pretty cool, enjoys hanging at their house and is best friends with Wednesday and Pugsley. This seems to go for almost all the children of Happydale, who on several occasions join the Addamses in their antics, especially in a notable episode where Morticia arranges a scavenger hunt in the Addams house. Which, let's be honest, if the implements that can kill, maim, hurt or transform someone are kept out of reach, is the most perfect place for a scavenger hunt, EVER.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Whenever Thing's box is opened, what can best be described as a pin-up photo of a disembodied female hand can usually be seen on the underside of the lid.
** "Dead and Breakfast" has Gomez and Morticia request that their children give them some time to be alone after they find themselves in cages hanging from the ceiling.
** In "Camp Addams", Mr. Normanmeyer asks if Gomez and Morticia spent a night in the lion pit. Morticia remarks that they probably kept the neighbors awake with all the snarls, roars and shrieks, with Gomez adding how his wife brings out the animal in him.
* HalloweenEpisode: In "Puttergeist", Wednesday, Pugsley and their friend N.J. try to determine whether the legend of the Puttergeist ghost, the spirit of a headless golfer who was struck by lightning on the Happydale golf course 40 years ago, is true or not. At first, it seems the Puttergeist was only N.J.'s father, Norman, in a costume. [[spoiler:But then it turned out the Puttergeist was RealAfterAll]].
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Cousin Itt is an international secret agent, and we occasionally get a glimpse into his amazing adventures.
* HypocriticalHumor: Fingers called Fester "Baldy" despite that fact that he is also [[BaldOfEvil bald]].
* IAmSong: "The Fester Way" has Uncle Fester sing about his way of life.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: In the "Sweetheart of a Brother " episode, when Pugsley wants to become a normal kid after he gets a crush on a foreign exchange student, and is afraid she wont like his Addams personality. Not only does she not care about it, as she can tell he's a good person, but becoming normal means Pugsley cant scare away the school bully like he usually does. He only snaps out of it after the bully threatens the girl for standing up against him, and reverts to his usual self to protect her.
* IWantMyMommy: Norman Normanmeyer makes a comedic cry for "mommy" when Lurch catches him snooping on the Addamses in "FTV". He does it again in "Itt's Over" when he ends up in jail for lying about Uncle Fester killing Cousin Itt.
* InvisibleStreaker: Gomez and Fester consumed an invisibility formula that didn't affect their clothes in the episode "Hide and Go Lurch".
* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: In "Dead and Breakfast", Uncle Fester claims that crime is his middle name when he tries to investigate who robbed the family. Wednesday quips that his middle name was fungus last week.
* MirrorCrackingUgly: Fester looks into a mirror and makes it crack in the episode "Itt's Over".
* MythologyGag:
** In the "Little Big Thing" episode, we see a glasses shop called Coogan's, as in Jackie Coogan, the actor who played Uncle Fester in the original live-action show.
** Cousin Itt is portrayed as a secret agent, which may be a nod to an episode of the original '60s show where Cousin Itt was looking for a job and one of Gomez's suggestions was for Cousin Itt to be a government spy.
* OnceAnEpisode: Episodes ended with some traditional family dance. [[NoodleIncident None of the dances are ever actually shown (They just showed the house shaking from the outside), and some have very strange prerequisites, such as only being performed on certain days of the week or if you are no more than a certain distance from the airport.]]
* OnceASeason: Both seasons had one episode involving Uncle Fester's comic book superhero Festerman. Season one's episode was simply titled "Festerman", while season two's episode was titled "Festerman Returns".
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "N.J Addams", Morticia realizes Gomez really ''is'' feeling sad when he doesn't respond to her speaking French.
* NotSoDifferent: Ironically, the Normanmeyers are not nearly as "normal" as they like to think themselves as. Norman is weirdly obsessed with underwear, being a major manufacturer, and their house is littered with various underwear-based decorations and themes.
* PetTheDog: The Normanmeyers, neighbors of the Addams Family, hated the Addamses and frequently plotted to get rid of them, but the episode "N.J. Addams" showed that they actually cared about and loved their son N.J. (who did not inherit their hatred; instead, he was close friends with Wednesday).
* PrisonEpisode: "Itt's Over" has Uncle Fester go to prison for allegedly murdering Cousin Itt. Cousin Itt eventually returns to prove that he's still alive. This results in Norman Normanmeyer, who reported Fester murdering Itt in the first place, being put behind bars for lying about the crime.
* RealityEnsues: In "The Day Gomez Failed," one of Gomez's many attempts to fail at something involves buying tons of stock in the worst company he can find. Unfortunately, he apparently doesn't understand how Wall Street works--when other investors hear that one of the richest people in the world is purchasing stakes in a business, they all rush to get in on the action, which in turn makes the company's shares skyrocket. This is common practice in actual stock markets.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The Mayor of Happydale Heights and Principal [=MacNamara=]. Neither has any personal issue with the Addams, and are only forced to interfere when they're worried that the Addams' behavior may be harmful to the other citizens. Both of them even join the Addams family dance when offered.
* RunningGag: Whenever Morticia says something in a different language, Gomez immediately pops up by her side, exclaims "Tish! That's [insert language]" and attempts to kiss her arm before Morticia tells him now isn't an appropriate time. Gomez even did this when ''Fester'' said something in a different language, at which point he tells Gomez to "do that with your wife".
* SpringtimeForHitler: {{Parodied}} in the episode "The Day Gomez Failed", where Gomez is trying to live up to the [[EpicFail Addams Family tradition of being a failure]] - however, every time he tries to embark on some ZanyScheme that would clearly ruin him, [[CursedWithAwesome it always backfires, making him even more of a success]]. [[spoiler: However, as Morticia points out, that simply makes him [[UpToEleven an even bigger failure]], because he failed '''''[[InsaneTrollLogic at failing]]'''''. This immediately cheers him up.]]
* StepfordSuburbia: Played with Happydale Heights, the shows setting, puts a lot of weight on being [[StepfordSmiler "happy"]] and normalcy, but the majority of its residents seem to have little problem with the Addams, and only interfere when their antics spill out into the town itself. The only characters who seem to be interested in rigidly enforcing the standards are the teachers of the elementary school, and Mr. and Mrs. Normanmeyer.
* SuperheroEpisode: "Festerman" and "Festerman Returns", which follows the fictional adventures of a comic book Fester has made.
* SweetAndSourGrapes: Humorously inverted in "The Day Gomez Failed." When Norman Normanmeyer tricks Gomez into signing over the deed to the Addams's property and then tells the city that they can build a freeway on it, the construction workers discover that the land is too swampy to use, and reward Gomez for saving them millions. Ordinarily, that would be the "sweet" to the sour of nearly losing the land...but Gomez is more depressed than ever, because it just means that he's ''yet again'' succeeded when he wanted to fail!
* ThemeTuneCameo: The original theme song frequently appeared within this show, where the Addamses would often hum the theme song while doing certain tasks.
* {{Unishment}}: A key example happens where Norman frames Fester for Itt's supposed death. He finds jail delightful and when Itt turns up fine, he even pulls some strings so Fester can stay as long he wants without the need to commit crimes. To add insult to injury, Norman is arrested for making false accusations.
* VictoryIsBoring: This happens a lot with Gomez. In "The Day Gomez Failed", he has achieved so much he decides to try his hand at failure, and in another episode he wins a long-standing feud only to find itís awful being a winner.
* VillainSong: "The Polycotton Blues" by Mr. Normanmeyer about how much he dislikes living next door to the Addams and how he wants to get rid of them (with Mrs Normanmeyer and even N.J. joining in).
* VitriolicBestBuds: A weird example with Mr. Normanmeyer and Uncle Fester from the 1990s cartoon. Normanmeyer despises Fester and does everything he can to treat him like crap. Fester, being an Addams and TooKinkyToTorture, loves it and interprets Norman's abuse as friendly affection.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Wednesday has an uncontrollable urge to dance when she hears music, which Pugsley uses to beat her in the family's annual [[MotorcycleJousting joust]] for the first time ever in "Sir Pugsley". The same episode had Gomez and Morticia's joust end because Gomez predictably got distracted by Moritica saying "en garde".
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* RealityEnsues: In "The Day Gomez Failed," one of Gomez's many attempts to fail at something involves buying tons of stock in the worst company he can find. Unfortunately, he apparently doesn't understand how Wall Street works--when other investors hear that one of the richest people in the world is purchasing stakes in a business, they all rush to get in on the action, which in turn makes the company's shares skyrocket. This is common practice in actual stock markets.


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* SweetAndSourGrapes: Humorously inverted in "The Day Gomez Failed." When Norman Normanmeyer tricks Gomez into signing over the deed to the Addams's property and then tells the city that they can build a freeway on it, the construction workers discover that the land is too swampy to use, and reward Gomez for saving them millions. Ordinarily, that would be the "sweet" to the sour of nearly losing the land...but Gomez is more depressed than ever, because it just means that he's ''yet again'' succeeded when he wanted to fail!


* VictoryisBoring: This happens a lot with Gomez. In "The Day Gomez Failed", he has achieved so much he decides to try his hand at failure, and in another episode he wins a long-standing feud only to find itís awful being a winner.

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* VictoryisBoring: VictoryIsBoring: This happens a lot with Gomez. In "The Day Gomez Failed", he has achieved so much he decides to try his hand at failure, and in another episode he wins a long-standing feud only to find itís awful being a winner.


** In one episode, Gomez and Morticia mention that they spent a night in the lion pit, and worry that they kept the neighbors awake with all the snarls, roars and shrieks.

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** In one episode, "Camp Addams", Mr. Normanmeyer asks if Gomez and Morticia mention that they spent a night in the lion pit, and worry pit. Morticia remarks that they probably kept the neighbors awake with all the snarls, roars and shrieks.shrieks, with Gomez adding how his wife brings out the animal in him.

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* OnceASeason: Both seasons had one episode involving Uncle Fester's comic book superhero Festerman. Season one's episode was simply titled "Festerman", while season two's episode was titled "Festerman Returns".


** Whenever Thing's box is opened, what can best be described as a pin-up photo of a disembodied female hand can be seen on the underside of the lid.

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** Whenever Thing's box is opened, what can best be described as a pin-up photo of a disembodied female hand can usually be seen on the underside of the lid.

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* InvisibleStreaker: Gomez and Fester consumed an invisibility formula that didn't affect their clothes in the episode "Hide and Go Lurch".


* CaptivityHarmonica: While in jail for allegedly killing Cousin Itt in "Itt's Over", Uncle Fester at one point uses his nostrils to play the Addams Family theme song on the harmonica.



* IAmSong: "The Fester Way" sung by the inimitable Rip Taylor.

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* IAmSong: "The Fester Way" sung by the inimitable Rip Taylor. has Uncle Fester sing about his way of life.



* IWantMyMommy: Norman Normanmeyer makes a comedic cry for "mommy" when Lurch catches him snooping on the Addamses in "FTV".

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* IWantMyMommy: Norman Normanmeyer makes a comedic cry for "mommy" when Lurch catches him snooping on the Addamses in "FTV". He does it again in "Itt's Over" when he ends up in jail for lying about Uncle Fester killing Cousin Itt.


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* MirrorCrackingUgly: Fester looks into a mirror and makes it crack in the episode "Itt's Over".


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* PrisonEpisode: "Itt's Over" has Uncle Fester go to prison for allegedly murdering Cousin Itt. Cousin Itt eventually returns to prove that he's still alive. This results in Norman Normanmeyer, who reported Fester murdering Itt in the first place, being put behind bars for lying about the crime.


* BrokenPedestal: Wednesday experiences a mild example when she finds out that her teen idol crush Graveyard Gary is just a normal guy playing a role. He's not a huge dick or anything, but the Addams lifestyle really freaks him out and he cant keep character.

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* BrokenPedestal: Wednesday experiences a mild example when she finds out that her teen idol crush Graveyard Gary is just a normal guy playing a role. He's not a huge dick or anything, but the Addams lifestyle really freaks him out and he cant can't keep character.



* IWantMyMommy: Norman Normanmeyer makes a comedic cry for "mommy" when Lurch catches him snooping on the Addamses in "FTV".



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "N.J Addams", Morticia realizes Gomez really ''is'' feeling sad when he doesnt respond to her speaking French.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "N.J Addams", Morticia realizes Gomez really ''is'' feeling sad when he doesnt doesn't respond to her speaking French.



* RoleReprisal: John Astin reprised his role as Gomez Addams. He and Carolyn Jones voiced Gomez and Morticia in the family's appearance on ''Scooby-Doo.''



* SpringtimeForHitler: {{Parodied}} in TheNineties [[AnimatedAdaptation cartoon]]; in one episode, Gomez is trying to live up to the [[EpicFail Addams Family tradition of being a failure]] - however, every time he tries to embark on some ZanyScheme that would clearly ruin him, [[CursedWithAwesome it always backfires, making him even more of a success]]. [[spoiler: However, as Morticia points out, that simply makes him [[UpToEleven an even bigger failure]], because he failed '''''[[InsaneTrollLogic at failing]]'''''. This immediately cheers him up.]]

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* SpringtimeForHitler: {{Parodied}} in TheNineties [[AnimatedAdaptation cartoon]]; in one episode, the episode "The Day Gomez Failed", where Gomez is trying to live up to the [[EpicFail Addams Family tradition of being a failure]] - however, every time he tries to embark on some ZanyScheme that would clearly ruin him, [[CursedWithAwesome it always backfires, making him even more of a success]]. [[spoiler: However, as Morticia points out, that simply makes him [[UpToEleven an even bigger failure]], because he failed '''''[[InsaneTrollLogic at failing]]'''''. This immediately cheers him up.]]



* VictoryisBoring: This happens a lot with Gomez. In one episode he has achieved so much he decides to try his hand at failure, and in another episode he wins a long-standing feud only to find itís awful being a winner.

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* VictoryisBoring: This happens a lot with Gomez. In one episode "The Day Gomez Failed", he has achieved so much he decides to try his hand at failure, and in another episode he wins a long-standing feud only to find itís awful being a winner.



* WeaksauceWeakness: Wednesday has an uncontrollable urge to dance when she hears music, which Pugsley uses to beat her in the family's annual [[MotorcycleJousting joust]] for the first time ever.
** This was after Gomez and Morticia's joust; Moritica said "en garde" and it went as you'd expect.

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* WeaksauceWeakness: Wednesday has an uncontrollable urge to dance when she hears music, which Pugsley uses to beat her in the family's annual [[MotorcycleJousting joust]] for the first time ever.
** This was after
ever in "Sir Pugsley". The same episode had Gomez and Morticia's joust; joust end because Gomez predictably got distracted by Moritica said saying "en garde" and it went as you'd expect.garde".


** In the first episode "Happyester Fester", what can best be described as a pin-up photo of a disembodied female hand can be seen on the lid of Thing's box.

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** In the first episode "Happyester Fester", Whenever Thing's box is opened, what can best be described as a pin-up photo of a disembodied female hand can be seen on the lid underside of Thing's box.the lid.


* GettingCrapPasttheRadar: In one episode, Gomez and Morticia mention that they spent a night in the lion pit, and worry that they kept the neighbors awake with all the snarls, roars and shrieks.

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* GettingCrapPasttheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** In the first episode "Happyester Fester", what can best be described as a pin-up photo of a disembodied female hand can be seen on the lid of Thing's box.
** "Dead and Breakfast" has Gomez and Morticia request that their children give them some time to be alone after they find themselves in cages hanging from the ceiling.
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In one episode, Gomez and Morticia mention that they spent a night in the lion pit, and worry that they kept the neighbors awake with all the snarls, roars and shrieks.



* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: In "Dead and Breakfast", Uncle Fester claims that crime is his middle name when he tries to investigate who robbed the family. Wednesday quips that his middle name was fungus last week.



** The '90s cartoon portrayed Cousin Itt as a secret agent, which may be a nod to an episode of the original '60s show where Cousin Itt was looking for a job and one of Gomez's suggestions was for Cousin Itt to be a government spy.

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** The '90s cartoon portrayed Cousin Itt is portrayed as a secret agent, which may be a nod to an episode of the original '60s show where Cousin Itt was looking for a job and one of Gomez's suggestions was for Cousin Itt to be a government spy.



* ThemeTuneCameo: Also happened a lot where the Addamses would often hum the theme song while doing certain tasks.

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* ThemeTuneCameo: Also happened a lot The original theme song frequently appeared within this show, where the Addamses would often hum the theme song while doing certain tasks.

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* CementShoes: Pugsley does it to Wednesday, but because they are busy chasing the Puttergeist, he doesn't get to throw her in the water.


* AnAesop: One episode revolves around Grandma needing glasses and stubbornly refusing to accept it, which leads to her turning Thing into a giant monstrosity that almost wrecks the town when she enlarges him to make reading his palm easier. At the end, Morticia gives her a lecture about many people, even ''Lurch'', wear glasses (in Lurch's case they're reading glasses).

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* AnAesop: One episode revolves around Grandma needing glasses and stubbornly refusing to accept it, which leads to her turning Thing into a giant monstrosity that almost wrecks the town when she enlarges him to make reading his palm easier. At the end, Morticia gives her a lecture about how many people, even ''Lurch'', wear glasses (in Lurch's case case, they're reading glasses).


* DarkIsNotEvil: 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 not to say anything about those weirdos who play with puppies and pick flowers.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite how dark, creepy and macabre the family is, the Addamses are all genuinely good people.
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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 not to say anything about those weirdos who play with puppies and pick flowers.



* {{Retcon}}: Fester was changed from Morticia's uncle to Gomez's older brother in the 1973-75 animated series.

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* {{Retcon}}: {{Retcon}}:
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Fester was changed from Morticia's uncle to Gomez's older brother in the 1973-75 animated series.

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