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The Addams Family on DVD:

The Addams Family - Volume 1

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The Addams Family - Volume 2

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The Addams Family - Volume 3

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The Addams Family - The Complete Series

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They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, and now for the first time, they¹re on DVD! The Addams Family, America's first family of ghastly giddiness, are here in all of their ghoulish glory in the original TV series based on the delightfully demented imagination of Charles Addams. Tarantulas, torture racks, and tombstones have never been so much fun! Join Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Cousin Itt, and the rest of the gang for a fiendishly funny and altogether kooky experience. It's time to pay a call on The Addams Family!

Volume 1 includes the first 22 episodes of Season 1.

Special Features:

  • "You Rang, Mr. Addams" featurette
  • "Snap, Snap" featurette
  • "The Addams Family" theme song karaoke
  • Audio commentary on three episodes
  • Original drawings and photos
  • "The Addams Family Portrait" featurette.

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    Read our review of Volume 1

    Finding new life on DVD March 27, 2007 from MGM Home Entertainment, "The Addams Family" Volume Two delivers even more irreverently morbid antics from the family that turned the established formula for situational comedy on its ear and became a monster success during its 64-episode run. "The Addams Family" Volume Two features even more ghoulish humor from the wickedly funny clan as they attempt to blend in with polite society...despite their own uniquely bizarre roots. Based on Charles Addams' single panel cartoons that originally ran in The New Yorker magazine, the Addams household featured a grisly array of inhabitants, including dark and dashing Gomez (John Astin, "The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr."); shadowy Morticia (Carolyn Jones, How The West Was Won); creepy Uncle Fester (Jackie Coogan, The Kid); problem children Wednesday and Pugsley (Lisa Loring and Ken Weatherwax); ancient Grandmama (Blossom Rock, Abbott And Costello In Hollywood); hilariously hirsute Cousin Itt (Felix Silla, Spaceballs) and, of course, the ever-faithful silent manservant, Lurch, and Thing, the roving severed hand (both played by Ted Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And the Sundance Kid). "The Addams Family" Volume Two DVD collection features the next 21 offbeat episodes from the classic series, as well as audio commentaries by Thing, Cousin Itt and "Addams" historian Steven Cox, Tombstone trivia and Guest Star Séances. "The Addams Family" Volume Two is available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S./$37.98 Canada.

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    Resurrecting all the hilariously ghoulish antics and outrageously morbid moments, “The Addams Family” Volume Three lurches onto DVD September 11, 2007 from MGM Home Entertainment. Based on Charles Addams’ cartoons, the magnificently macabre Addams family originally ran as single panel cartoons in The New Yorker magazine. The wickedly comical clan included dark and dashing Gomez (John Astin, “The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr.”); hauntingly seductive Morticia (Carolyn Jones, How The West Was Won); creepy Uncle Fester (Jackie Coogan, The Kid); mischievous Wednesday and Pugsley (Lisa Loring and Ken Weatherwax); ancient Grandmama (Blossom Rock, Abbott And Costello In Hollywood); fun loving furry Cousin Itt (Felix Silla, Spaceballs) and the ever-faithful silent manservant, Lurch, and Thing, the roving severed hand (both played by Ted Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And the Sundance Kid). “The Addams Family” Volume Three DVD set features the final collection of offbeat episodes from the classic series, as well as special features including Thing and Cousin Itt scene commentary on “Morticia’s Dilemma” and “Ophelia Finds Romance” and audio commentary from “The Addams Chronicles” author Stephen Cox. “The Addams Family” Volume Three is available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada.

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    Delightfully dark and magnificently macabre, “The Addams Family” satirically inverted the traditional television family for two hilariously ghoulish seasons. Together for the first time ever “The Addams Family” Complete Series Giftset is exhumed on DVD November 13, 2007 from MGM Home Entertainment. Available just in time for the holidays, the petrifying pack contains all 64 episodes of the show allowing fans to relive every horrifically hilarious moment from television’s darkest dynasty. Featuring a grisly array of inhabitants, the seriously scary Addams clan includes dark and dashing Gomez (John Astin, “The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr.”); slinky and shadowy Morticia (Carolyn Jones, How The West Was Won); creepy Uncle Fester (Jackie Coogan, The Kid); problem children Wednesday and Pugsley (Lisa Loring and Ken Weatherwax); ancient Grandmama (Blossom Rock, Abbott And Costello In Hollywood); hilariously hirsute Cousin Itt (Felix Silla, Spaceballs) and, of course, the ever-faithful silent manservant, Lurch, and Thing, the roving severed hand (both played by Ted Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And the Sundance Kid). “The Addams Family” Complete Series Giftset DVD collection features nine discs with the entire series of offbeat episodes, as well as select audio commentary from director Arthur Hiller (Silver Streak) as well as cast members, featurettes and a karaoke version of the addictively catchy theme song. “The Addams Family” Complete Series Giftset is available for the suggested retail price of $69.98 U.S./$99.98 Canada.

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    Broadcast History:

    First Telecast: September 18, 1964
    Last Telecast: September 2, 1966

    Sep 1964-Sep 1966, ABC Fri 8:30-9:00

    Total number of episodes: 64 (and 90 minute color sequel)


    Cast:

    Carolyn Jones as Morticia Frump Addams
    John Astin
    as Gomez Addams
    Jackie Coogan
    as Uncle Fester Frump
    Ted Cassidy
    as Lurch
    Blossom Rock (Marie Blake)
    as Grandmama Addams
    Ken Weatherwax
    as Pugsley Addams
    Lisa Loring
    as Wednesday Friday Addams
    Felix Silla
    as Cousin Itt
    Ted Cassidy
    as Thing
    Tony Magro
    as Voice of Cousin Itt


    Theme Songs/Video Clips:

    Download The Addams Family opening theme song (1964 version)
    Download The Addams Family opening theme song (1966 version)
    Download The Addams Family closing theme song
    Download The Addams Family opening theme song (1966 cd version)
    Download The Addams Family opening theme song in MIDI format
    Download The Addams Family opening theme song in MP3 format

    Download The Addams Family opening theme song credits (MPG video format)
    Download The Addams Family original intro sponsored by Crest Tooth Paste (MPG video format)

    Television's Greatest Hits, Volume 1 CD

    Television's Greatest Hits, Volume 1 CD

    Includes The Addams Family theme song - 65 total tv themes

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    Theme Song Lyrics:

    "The Addams Family" by Vic Mizzy

    They're creepy and they're kooky,
    Mysterious and spooky,
    They're all together ooky,
    The Addams Family.

    Their house is a museum
    Where people come to see 'em
    They really are a scream
    The Addams Family.

    (Neat)
    (Sweet)
    (Petite)

    So get a witches shawl on
    A broomstick you can crawl on
    We're gonna pay a call on
    The Addams Family.


    Series Summary:

    The Addams Family logo

    The strange, macabre, but somehow amusing cartoon characters created by Charles Addams for The New Yorker magazine made their live-action debut in the fall of 1964, one of two almost identical "ghoul comedies" to premiere that year (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 solely of the two words, "You rang?" the children also had a rather ghoulish quality about them. Grandmama, although a witch, was the most normal-looking one of the bunch. They all lived in a musty, castlelike 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 animated characters. A second animated Addams Family ran on Saturday mornings on ABC from September 1992 to January 1995, with John Astin returning to provide the voice of Gomez.

    Series summary from The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows: 1946-Present


    Did You Know?

    The characters did not have names in the New Yorker cartoons; Charles Addams came up with their names when the television series was developed.

    Fester was Morticia's uncle.

    dnesday's pet, Homer, was a black widow spider. Her headless doll was named Marie Antoinette.

    Pugsley's pet Octopus was named Aristotle.

    The Addams lived in Victorian Mansion at 000 Cemetery Lane.

    Morticia's man-eating plant was named Cleopatra.

    Wednesday Addams' name is a reference to the nursery rhyme that says, "Wednesday's child is full of woe".

    The role of The Thing (credited as "Himself") was played by Ted Cassidy (Lurch).

    The role of Thing (credited as "Itself") was played by Ted Cassidy (Lurch).

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

    John Astin was given the choice of two names for his character, and selected Gomez over Repelli. The son's name was originally to be Pubert, but was changed to Pugsley because Pubert sounded too sexual.

    Carolyn Jones and John Astin decided to give Gomez and Morticia "a grand romance" as an antidote to the virtually asexual parents then common in television shows.

    Thing was the hand of Ted Cassidy, except in scenes that had Thing and Lurch in the same shot. The cuff and sleeve of Cassidy's Lurch costume can often be seen.

    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.

    Jackie Coogan was originally rejected as Uncle Fester. He went home, shaved his head, and did his own Fester makeup and costume. This won him the part.

    Thing was usually a right hand. 'Ted Cassidy' (Lurch) occasionally used his left hand just to see if anybody would notice.

    The name of the Addams' pet lion was "Kitty Cat".

    Morticia's maiden name was Frump.

    Did You Know Facts from The Internet Movie Database


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    Videos:

    The Addams Family Meets a Beatnik and Art and the Addams Family

    The adventures of America's creepiest family continue in two more fiendishly fun-filled episodes: "The Addams Family Meets a Beatnik" and "Art and the Addams Family."

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    The Addams Family Meets the Undercover Man and Mother Lurch Visits the Addams Family

    Two more laugh-filled episodes about America's spookiest family: "The Addams Family Meets the Undercover Man" and "Mother Lurch Visits the Addams Family."

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    Uncle Fester's Illness and The Addams Family Splurges

    The laughs and chills continue with two more classic Addams Family episodes: "Uncle Fester's Illness" and "The Addams Family Splurges."

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    Cousin Itt Visits The Addams Family and The Addams Family in Court

    Catch the spooks and the laughs with two more episodes of the Addams Family: "Cousin Itt Visits the Addams Family" and "The Addams Family in Court."

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    Amnesia in the Addams Family and Thing is Missing

    Join America's creepiest family for two more bizarre episodes: "Amnesia in the Addams Family" and "Thing is Missing."

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    Crisis in the Addams Family and Lurch and His Harpsichord

    The Addams Family uses humor, charm, and their own brand of spookiness to get through two more episodes: "Crisis in the Addams Family" and "Lurch and His Harpsichord."

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    Family Tree and Politician

    The Addams Family uses humor, charm, and their own brand of spookiness to get through two more episodes: "Family Tree" and "Politician."

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    The Addams Family movie (1991)

    The Addams Family movie - 1991

    Piquant comedy based on Charles Addams' macabre cartoon family (later popularized on the same-named TV series), whose greedy lawyer tries to plunder their fortune by planting an impostor in the household who claims to be their long-lost Uncle Fester. Huston and Julia are absolutely perfect as Morticia and Gomez, and manage to maintain a light touch while dispensing their gleefully ghoulish black humor. Impressive directorial debut for talented cinematographer Sonnenfeld. Followed by two sequels.

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    The Addams Family Values movie (1993)

    The Addams Family Values movie - 1993

    Funny follow-up to the 1991 hit has scheming Cusack invading the Addams household, plotting to marry Fester for his money, then bump him off. Full of hilarious one-liners (delivered with gusto by Julia, as Gomez, and Lloyd, as Fester), but the real star is young Ricci as the stone-faced Wednesday, who finally exacts her revenge for being sent to a summer camp run by a pair of bland and giddy grownups (MacNicol and Baranski). Runs out of steam toward the end. Direct-to-video sequel: ADDAMS FAMILY REUNION.

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    The Addams Family Gift Set

    The Addams Family Gift Set

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    Books:

    The Addams Chronicles : An Altogether Ooky Look at the Addams Family by Stepen Cox

    In a marvelous tribute to the Addams' oddball creatures and the television show that made them instant celebrities, "The Addams Chronicles" contains lively behind-the-scenes stories and exclusive interviews with cast members and the show's creator. B&W photos. Color insert.

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    Music:

    Addams Family Values: The Original Orchestral Score

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