#theaddamsfamily#trivia 🎭 -Wednesday Addams' name is a reference to the nursery rhyme that says, "Wednesday's child is full of woe." -The Addamses were the first TV family to own a home computer (a UNIVAC). -The Addams Family home consisted mostly of recycled sets from the movie The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964). -Thing, the disembodied hand/arm limb, was usually played by Ted Cassidy. When Lurch had to be on camera at the same time as Thing, however, associate producer Jack Voglin lent his hand. A third actor also played Thing on occasion, but his identity is not known.#johnastin#carolynjones#jackiecoogan#tedcassidy#tvclassics#classicsuggestions#halloweenclassicsuggestions
#theaddamsfamily#trivia 📺 -Thing was usually a right hand. Ted Cassidy (Lurch) occasionally used his left hand just to see if anybody would notice. Thing also had an arm, which was seen when it reached outside for something while in its box. -Filmways didn't want to pay singers to record the theme song, so composer Vic Mizzy triple overdubbed his own voice to simulate a trio. -Though Uncle Fester is a regular on the TV series, Charles Addams' prototype for Fester in the New Yorker cartoons was almost exclusively solitary, never shown indoors with the other family (except once as a painted portrait), and only once outdoors with the children (going fishing with dynamite).#johnastin#carolynjones#jackiecoogan#tedcassidy#tvclassics#classicsuggestions#halloweenclassicsuggestions
#theaddamsfamily#trivia ⛈ -Charles Addams never named his characters, but he had to come up with names for the characters on the TV show (it was one of the few contributions he made to the series). Within a week he decided on all of them - except for Mr. Addams, who almost wound up being called Repelli (for "repellent") instead of Gomez. -With the start of the TV series, The New Yorker magazine stopped running any Addams-Family-themed cartoons from Charles Addams until just prior to his death in 1988, although a few familiar characters were allowed solitary appearances (the prototypes for Pugsley, Cousin Itt, and Fester). -Wednesday's pet, Homer, was a black widow spider. Her headless doll was named Marie Antoinette.#johnastin#carolynjones#jackiecoogan#tedcassidy#tvclassics#classicsuggestions#halloweenclassicsuggestions
#theaddamsfamily#trivia 👻 -The train-crash sequence, in which the model trains collide and explode, was shot once, and that footage was used every time Gomez wrecked model trains. -Lurch got fan mail from teenage girls who insisted that he was cuter than The Beatles. -The interior decor of the Addamses's home was inspired by the producers' first sight of the eclectic furnishings of Charles Addams' own New York City apartment, which is why it does not at all resemble the run-down bare-walls interiors seen in both the original cartoons or the movies. #johnastin#carolynjones#jackiecoogan#tedcassidy#tvclassics#classicsuggestions#halloweenclassicsuggestions
#theaddamsfamily#trivia 🎃 -The interior of the Addams house was inspired by the real-life Manhattan apartment of Charles Addams, which contained suits of armor, an antique crossbow collection, and other oddities. -As Gomez would often place his lit cigars into his pocket, the prop department had lined the pockets of John Astin's jackets with asbestos. -Almost all episodes open in the Addamses' living room with the family playing and having fun. Activities included Gomez doing yoga headstands, flamenco dancing, sword fighting, bull whip practice, shooting thrown apples with crossbows and other bizarre games. #johnastin#carolynjones#jackiecoogan#tedcassidy#tvclassics#classicsuggestions#halloweenclassicsuggestions
Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977)
Black and white vs. color
24 September 2018
Some people wonder why anyone would make a black-and-white film in the era of color films. There are many reasons, and this film is an excellent example. A decade after the completion of the cult series "The Addams Family" (1964-1966), the original cast gathered to make this TV special. As a big fan of the original series, I looked forward to enjoying the adventures of this hilarious family some more, but after I saw it I wished I didn't, because it only spoiled the memory of my favorite childhood series. Although there are 8 actors from the original show, only Jackie Coogan, Carolyn Jones and Ted Cassidy retained the old charms, and John Astin seems like he never stopped being Gomez, while Wednesday and Pugsley are completely unrecognizable. The rest of the cast is mediocre and the scenario is unoriginal, unimaginative and boring. But the final nail in the coffin was nailed by the decision to make this film in color. The color completely erased every trace of Addams's original atmosphere and totally ruined the already bad movie. If they were left in black-and-white, it would somewhat save this film, and even if everything else in the film was excellent, the color would spoil the impression. I really like Carolyn Jones, but Morticia in color is not Morticia anymore.
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Happy #54thAnniversary The Addams Family
📺 #TheAddamsFamily is an #Americantelevisionseries based on the characters from #CharlesAddams ' New Yorker cartoons. The 30-minute series was created by #DavidLevy and #DonaldSaltzman and shot in black-and-white, airing for two seasons on ABC from September 18, 1964, to April 8, 1966 for a total of 64 episodes. It is often compared to its CBS rival, #TheMunsters , which ran for the same two seasons and achieved somewhat higher #Nielsenratings . The show is also notable for its opening theme that was composed by #VicMizzy .
Series creator David Levy explained the premise of the show to syndicated columnist #ErskineJohnson in August 1964: "We have made [the family] full-bodied people, not monsters ... They are not grotesque and hideous manifestations. At the same time we are protecting the images of [Charles] Addams' 'children', as he refers to them. We are living up to the spirit of his cartoons. He is more than just a cartoonist. He's a social commentator and a great wit."
The series often employed the same type of zany satire and screwball humor seen in #theMarxBrothers films. It lampooned politics ("Gomez, The Politician" and "Gomez The People's Choice"), the legal system ("The Addams Family in Court"), rock n' roll and #Beatlemania ("Lurch, The Teenage Idol") and Hollywood ("My Fair Cousin Itt").
#TedCassidy punctuated the lyrics with the words "neat", "sweet" and "petite". Mizzy's theme was popular enough to enjoy a release as a 45-rpm single, though it failed to make the U.S. charts. The song was revived for the 1992 animated series, as well as in 2007 for a series of Addams Family television commercials for M&M's chocolates.
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