The Addams Family

The Addams Family Cast

Series Description

The Addams Family was a 30 minute fantasy/comedy series on ABC about an ideal family who love each other. The kids are perfect little angels. Their neighbors should adore them except for one thing ... they're monsters! The plot of the series centered around how they interacted with normal people and how those people reacted to them.

The Addams Family Cast

John Astin .... Gomez Addams
Carolyn Jones .... Morticia Addams
Jackie Coogan .... Uncle Fester
Ken Weatherwax .... Pugsley Addams
Lisa Loring .... Wednesday Addams
Felix Silla .... Cousin Itt
Ted Cassidy .... Lurch
Blossom Rock .... Grandmana Addams

Theme Song

Title: The Addams Family

Written and Sung By: "Vic Mizzy"

They're creepy and they're kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They're all together ooky,
The Addams Family.

Their house is a museum,
Where people come to see 'em,
They really are a scream,
The Addams Family.


So get a witches shawl on,
A broomstick you can crawl on,
We're gonna pay a call on,
The Addams Family.

The Addams Family Trivia

The Addams Family TV show was created by "Charles Addams" who had worked together with famed sci-fi author Ray Bradbury on an idea about a wealthy, monstrous type family who lived among normal humans and had no idea that they were different in any way or that others were afraid of them. When Addams and Bradbury failed to procure a publisher for their idea, they split up. Bradbury continued the idea as "The Elliot Family" and Addams as "The Addams Family". The Addams Family appeared as single cartoons in the "New Yorker Magazine" from 1938 until Addams' death in 1988. There have been other Addams Family television series, Addams Family movies, and Addams Family video games. In addition to writing the Addams Family theme song, Vic Mizzy also wrote the theme for "Green Acres" and "Captain Nice". Vic was one of the first TV theme composers to demand that he retain ownership of his songs. The theme to the Addams Family became an extremely popular tune at sporting events and every time it was played, Vic earned a few bucks!

Wednesday had a doll that she called, "Marie Antoinette" because Pugsley had chopped its head off with a tiny guillotine!

Morticia's favorite plant was a man-eater she called, "Cleopatra".

There was a human leg in the mouth of the swordfish that was mounted on the Addams Family's wall.

During production of the Addams Family TV show, Carolyn Jones married Aaron Spelling, the executive producer of the show.

Pugsley was originally going to be called "Pubert". In the Addams Family movies, Gomez and Morticia have a third child named "Pubert". In the comics, Pugsley was an evil kid who lived next door to the Addams. When this 1964 TV series began, he became a loving, genius big brother who would do anything for his little sister Wednesday. Then in the movies he is Wednesday's younger brother who simply adores his big sister and will do her bidding no matter how evil her plans.

Aaron was the king of TV producers from the 1960s through the 1990s. The number of hit shows that he produced is amazing! They included:
"Johnny Ringo (1959)", "Daniel Boone (1964)", "The Mod Squad (1968)", "The Rookies (1972)", "Starsky and Hutch (1975)", "Charlie's Angels (1976)", "The Love Boat (1977)", "Fantasy Island (1978)", "Hart to Hart (1979)", "Dynasty (1981)", "T.J. Hooker (1982)", "Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)", "Melrose Place (1992)", "7th Heaven (1996)", "Charmed (1998)".

The Addams Family's home address is 000 Cemetery Lane.

Ted Cassidy (Lurch) provided the opening narrative for each episode of "The Incredible Hulk TV Show". Fans generally figured that Lou Ferrigno who played the "monster" on that series also did the monster's telltale "growl" but that was also provided by Ted Cassidy! Don't feel too bad for Ferrigno though. He finally got to provide the Hulk's growl in the 2008 Incredible Hulk movie!

Thing had a girlfriend named, "Ladyfingers".

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