|The Addams Family|
Title card from the series
|Created by||Charles Addams|
|Developed by||David Levy|
|Opening theme||Vic Mizzy|
|Country of origin||United States|
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|No. of episodes||64 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Original run||September 18, 1964 – April 8, 1966|
The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons. The following is an episode list for the ABC sitcom Television series The Addams Family. David Levy may refer to David Levy (psychologist professor author actor (born 1954 David Levy (chess player (born 1945 Scottish international Nat Perrin ( March 15, 1905 - May 9, 1998) was a Comedy Writer who contributed gags and story lines to several Marx Brothers The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Black-and-white is a number of Monochrome forms in Visual arts. Monaural (often shortened to mono) sound reproduction is single-channel Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. Events 217 - Roman Emperor Caracalla is Assassinated (and succeeded by his Praetorian Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U Charles Samuel Addams ( 7 January, 1912 - 29 September, 1988) was an American Cartoonist known for his particularly The Addams Family are a group of fictional characters created by American Cartoonist Charles Addams. The 30 minute series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons in 64 installments on ABC from September 18, 1964 to April 8, 1966. Black-and-white is a number of Monochrome forms in Visual arts. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. Events 217 - Roman Emperor Caracalla is Assassinated (and succeeded by his Praetorian Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. It is often compared to its working-class rival, The Munsters, which ran for the same two seasons and achieved somewhat higher Nielsen Ratings. The Munsters is a 1960s American television Sitcom depicting the home life of a family of Monsters. Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television For a short time in 1996 reruns of it aired on Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon (commonly referred to as Nick) is an American Cable television network owned by Viacom International, founded in 1977 as Pinwheel
It was originally produced by Filmways, Inc. at General Service Studios in Hollywood, California. Filmways Inc was a Television and Film production company founded by American film executive Martin Ransohoff in 1960 Successor company MGM Television (via The Program Exchange for broadcast syndication, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment for home video/DVD) owns the rights to the show. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television (commonly known as MGM Television and later MGM/UA Television among other names is an American television production/distribution The Program Exchange (known as DFS Program Exchange from 1979 to 1986 and DFS-Dorland Program Exchange from 1986 to 1987) is a 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is the Home video distribution arm of the 20th Century Fox film studio
The Addamses are a close-knit extended family with decidedly macabre interests. Extended family (or Joint family) is a term with several distinct meanings Macabre is a quality of certain artistic or literary works characterized by a grim or ghastly atmosphere They all have supernatural abilities, although no rationale for their powers is ever explicitly given.
The very wealthy, endlessly enthusiastic Gomez Addams is madly in love with his refined wife Morticia. Along with their two children, Wednesday and Pugsley, Uncle Fester and Grandmama, they reside in an ornate, gloomy mansion, attended by their servants, Lurch, the towering butler, and Thing, a hand that usually appears out of a small wooden box. A mansion is a large dwelling House. The word itself derives (through Old French) from the Latin word mansus (the perfect passive participle A butler is a senior servant in a large Household. In the Great houses of the past the household was sometimes divided into departments with the butler Occasionally, episodes would feature relatives or other members of their weird subculture, such as Cousin Itt or Morticia's older sister Ophelia.
Much of the humor derives from their "culture clash" with the rest of the world. They invariably treat normal visitors with great warmth and courtesy, even though their guests often have evil intentions. They are puzzled by the horrified reactions to their good-natured, if extremely bizarre behavior. Contrarily, they view the tastes of the normal world with generally tolerant suspicion. For example, Fester once cites a neighboring family's meticulously maintained petunia patches as evidence that they are "nothing but riff-raff. "
The tone was set by series producer Nat Perrin, close friend of Groucho Marx and writer of several Marx Brothers films. Perrin created story ideas, directed one episode, and rewrote every script. Much of the dialog is his (albeit uncredited). As a result, Gomez, with his sardonic remarks, backwards logic, and ever-present cigar (pulled from his breast pocket already lit), has been frequently compared to Groucho Marx. In addition, the series often employed the same type of zany satire and screwball humor seen in the Marx Brothers films. It lampooned politics ("Gomez, The Politician" and "Gomez, The People's Choice"), the legal system ("The Addams Family in Court"), Beatlemania ("Lurch, The Teenage Idol"), and Hollywood ("My Fair Cousin Itt").
A reunion film, Halloween with the New Addams Family, aired on CBS in October of 1977 and starred most of the original cast, except for Blossom Rock (Grandmama), who was very ill at the time and was replaced by Phyllis actress Jane Rose. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays The year 1977 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1977. Credited as Blossom Rock and Marie Blake, Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald ( August 21, 1895 - January 14, 1978) was an American Phyllis is an American television sitcom and the second spin-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show (the first being The picture also featured extended family members who were created specifically for the production and never appeared in the television series, such as Gomez's brother, Pancho (played by Henry Darrow) and two additional children, Wednesday Junior and Pugsley Junior. Henry Darrow (born Enrique Tomas Delgado Jr; September 15, 1933) is an Emmy Award -winning American Actor.
The interior set of the Addams mansion had previously been used for the 1972 film Ben. The year 1972 in film involved some significant events Events Top grossing films (U Ben is a 1972 Film about a young boy (played by Lee H Montgomery) and his pet Rat, Ben
The two shows might seem similar on the surface, but actually have different premises. The Addams Family is about a family of wealthy recluses, who only meet strangers on their own terms. The Munsters are a working-class clan, odd in their own right, but generally friendly and open to outsiders.
In the television series, the Addamses rarely leave their mansion, although both children attend school. They actively discourage their kids from interacting with other children, deeming "normal" kids a bad influence (In the movies, however, it indicates from the school performance that Gomez and Morticia look upon "normal" children with pity rather than disdain). Gomez works from home, where he has a ticker tape machine and seemingly keeps track of his various stocks and other investments via telephone. Ticker tape was used by ticker tape machines, the Ticker tape timer stock ticker machines, or just stock tickers. They eat strange foods that Morticia admits have to be obtained from "specialty shops. " Regular people come to their world, and are generally scared by it. Given that most visitors are greeted by Lurch, their hulking butler, or Thing, a disembodied hand, doesn't help matters. The Addamses do not understand that the rest of society doesn't live like them.
The Munsters, on the other hand, consider themselves to be well-integrated members of the broader society. Their son, Eddie, attends public school and has a few friends. Herman has an hourly-wage job at a funeral parlor, but thinks of himself as a regular working stiff. Lily shops at regular grocery stores, and assumes the stares she receives from the locals are due to her great beauty and taste in fashion. Their home life is different than other people, but they don't believe it to necessarily be superior.
Additionally, the Addams are "normal" humans who have macabre quirks while the Munsters are (supposedly) the actual legendary creatures that they resemble (Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, etc. )
MGM Home Entertainment has released The Addams Family on DVD in Region 1 for the first time in three volume sets. MGM Home Entertainment is the Home video and DVD distribution arm of MGM. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is
|DVD Name||Ep #||Release Date||Additional Information|
|Volume 1||22||August 10, 2006|
|Volume 2||21||March 27, 2007|
|Volume 3||21||September 11, 2007|
|The Complete Series||64||November 13, 2007|
In 1998, cable network Fox Family Channel produced a new version of the classic sitcom, alongside Saban Entertainment, entitled The New Addams Family. ABC Family is an American Cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company Saban Entertainment was an independent television production company formed in 1983 by music and television producers Haim Saban and Shuki Levy (who This version featured an entirely different cast and wasn't quite as well-received (as was its 1998 "pilot" episode, the direct-to-video Addams Family Reunion. Addams Family Reunion was the third movie of The Addams Family series released straight-to-video in 1998 The show reworked several storylines from the original series while incorporating modern elements, jokes, and references into the episodes. The show even had a new, Mexican-type theme song.