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  • Wednesday appears in a commercial for Honey Nut Cheerios, where Buzz challenges her to a race for the titular cereal. Buzz wins the race, but when Wednesday catches up to him, she sends him down a Trap Door.
  • The CGI versions of The Addams Family appear in a commercial for Progressive that tied in with The Addams Family 2 alongside CGI versions of Flo and the other Progressive characters as "The Progressive Family".
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Films — Live-Action

  • Harry and the Hendersons: Addams Family showns on TV when the Henderson family dries off Harry.
  • My Girl: When Danny sees the Hearse as the Sultenfuss' barbecue, he asks his ex-wife Shelly "Who lives here, the Addams Family?"
  • In Scrooged, while The Ghost of Christmas Present takes Frank to his brother's Christmas party where they're all playing a trivia game, the question comes up about what instrument did Lurch play on the show.
  • In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, when the bad guys confront the turtles, Donatello says, "Hey, you were expecting maybe, uhh, The Addams Family?"note 
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Literature

  • In Language Arts, a resident at a group home Charles and Alison visit is said to resemble the actor who plays Lurch.
  • Prudence Penderhaus was nicknamed Lurch in fifth grade by the popular boy, who didn't like that a girl was taller than he was. Seven years later, people still call her that.
  • Ever from Even If We Break has the Addams Family theme as the ringtone for their sister Elle.

Live-Action TV

  • Ana (2020): Ana does a screen test for the role of Morticia in a reboot of this series and is infuriated when she loses the role to sexy and popular influencer LatinTuber. Later she learns that she got a role... as "Mortadella" in a cheap Expy of the series called "Los Adame".
  • In Living Color!: During a skit of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno where he had Sinead O'Connor as a guest, he repeatedly makes fun of her baldness, at one point calling her Uncle Fester.
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  • Married... with Children: At the beginning of "Just Shoe It", Al greets Peg and the kids as Morticia, Wednesday and Pugsley.
  • Full House: "The Apartment" has Uncle Jesse and Joey plastering some wet concrete. Eventually, they playfully scrape and whistle the show's theme song. After they do this, Aunt Becky calls them Lurch and Gomez.
  • Saved by the Bell: In "Mystery Weekend", when Zack solves the murder mystery and concludes that the Detective sent to investigate him as the killer is really the supposedly murdered butler, he removes his disguise and asks, "You rang, sir?"
  • Short Ribbs did a Shallow Parody of the series, with Billy Barty as Gomez and Patty Maloney as Morticia.
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: In "The Mother of All Battles", when Ashley's bully and her parents are invited over to resolve their problems, the girl mockingly calls Geoffrey Lurch.
  • Wizards of Waverly Place: Harper misnames Justin’s girlfriend Morticia (Miranda) in the episode "First Kiss".

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Western Animation

  • Animaniacs (1993): In "Video Revue", the Addams Family appear on the cover of the 1991 film of the same name as the Warners sing about the various movies in the video store. At one point, Wakko sings "The Hand That Rocked the Cradle once belonged to Hook, you see, but it got bored and so it joined the Addams Family!"
  • In The Loud House, the character of Lucy Loud is very clearly inspired by Wednesday Addams, being a goth girl who's into anything spooky, and even wearing similar clothing.
  • In a season 5 episode of Rick and Morty, Rick is in hell where the Hellraiser-esque monsters are all Too Kinky to Torture. Rick is sick of their Bad is Good and Good is Bad ideology gives a Take That! Shout-Out-
    Rick: Screw that! I’m done with this Addams Family bullsh*t.
  • Robot Chicken: A sketch from "Day at the Circus" involves Thing leaving Gomez and Morticia when he becomes old enough to live on his own. He gets a job at the office and first tries to hook up with a woman named Allison, but when Allison is unable to conceive due to Thing being a disembodied hand, she breaks up with him. Thing then tries to end his life, but is unable to shoot himself. Things fortunately get better for Thing when he meets a female disembodied hand called Emma Jig and weds her.
  • The Simpsons: The end credits for both "Treehouse of Horror IV" and "Treehouse of Horror XVIII" are In the Style of the show's theme song.
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