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 The Addams Family - Volume One

 The Addams Family - Volume Two

 The Addams Family - Volume 3

 The Addams Family - The Complete Series

 The Addams Chronicles: An Altogether Ooky Look at the Addams Family

 Barbie Collectables The Addams Family Barbie & Ken Set

 TV Land Presents: Favorite TV Theme Songs


Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: September 18, 1964

Last Telecast: September 2, 1966

Broadcast History:

September 1964-September 1966, Friday 8:30-9:00 on ABC


Morticia Frump Addams..... Carolyn Jones

Gomez Addams..... John Astin

Uncle Fester Frump..... Jackie Coogan

Lurch..... Ted Cassidy

Grandmama Addams..... Blossom Rock

Pugsley Addams..... Ken Weatherwax

Wednesday Friday Addams..... Lisa Loring

Cousin Itt..... Felix Silla

Thing..... Ted Cassidy


The strange, macabre, but somehow amusing cartoon characters created by Charles Addams for The New Yorker magazine made its live-action debut in the fall of 1964 - one of two almost identical "ghoul comedies" to premier that year - the other was The Munsters.

Morticia was the beautiful but somber lady of the house. Her husband Gomez had strange eyes and rather destructive instincts, as did Uncle Fester. Lurch, the butler, was a seven-foot-tall warmed-over Frankenstein monster whose dialogue usually consisted of the two words, "You rang?" The children also had a ghoulish quality about them. Grandmama, although a witch, was the most normal-looking one of the bunch. They all lived in a musty, castle-like home full of strange objects - such as a disembodied hand called "Thing," which kept popping out of a black box - and they scared almost everyone - except viewers - half to death.

An animated version of The Addams Family aired Saturday mornings on NBC from September 1973 to August 1975, with Jackie Coogan and Ted Cassidy providing the voices of their characters. A second animated Addams Family ran on Saturday mornings on ABC from September 1992 to January 1995, with John Astin providing the voice of Gomez.

Astin was back again in a recurring role in The New Addams Family, which premiered on the Fox Family Channel in 1998.