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Addams Family, The

CREEPY. KOOKY. And altogether, er, ooky. Memory burning finger-clicking theme heralded ever-so-slightly darker brand of supernatural sitcom shenanigans than the contemporaneous THE MUNSTERS. That family roll call in full: parents Gomez and Morticia, Uncle Fester, manservant Lurch (“You raaaaaang?”), and kids Pugsley and Wednesday. And lest we forget, a disembodied hand in a box (Thing). Fun if predictable antics ensued in their suitably spooky pile.



  1. lump516

    April 4, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Charles Addams originally suggested naming Pugsley Pubert. The censors declined. The name didn’t pop up until those awful movies in the 1990’s.

  2. George White

    September 19, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    The cartoon spinoff by Hanna-Barbera AND Halas-Batchelor was absurdly coproduced by Tyne-Tees (who owned Halas-Batchelor).
    Meaning the voice of PUgsley, one Jodie Foster has worked for the eminent Northeastern broadcaster.

  3. Richardpd

    September 19, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    That’s interesting to know.

    Jodie Foster did a few voices for cartoons before her live acting career started to pick up, one being in the 1970s Charlie Chan cartoon.

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