Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a show that run between 1964 – 1966 and was popular to the audiences – The Addams Family 

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Opening Titles / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot 

The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family  – IMDB 

Number of Seasons / Episodes 

64 episodes

Characters:

 

Carolyn Jones – Morticia Addams

John Astin – Gomez Addams

Ted Cassidy – Lurch

Jackie Coogan – Uncle Fester Frump

 

Trivia

+ Gomez and Morticia Addams were the first married couple on American TV implied to have a sex life

+ As Gomez would often place his lit cigars in his pocket, the prop department lined his pockets of the jackets with asbestos.

+ Lurch got fan mail from teenage girls who insisted he was cuter then the beetles.

+ They were the first family on TV to own a home computer

+ The show mostly consisted of recycled sets from the movie The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

+It took Carolyn Jones two hours every day to put on Morticias make-up topping it off by wearing a wig made of human hair.

 

Classic Clips 

Gomez the Reluctant Lover

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