The Addams Family is an American macabre/black comedy sitcom based on the characters from Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons. The Addams Family are a close-knit extended family with decidedly macabre interests and supernatural abilities. The wealthy, endlessly enthusiastic Gomez Addams (John Astin) is madly in love with his refined wife, Morticia (Carolyn Jones). Along with their daughter Wednesday (Lisa Loring), their son Pugsley (Ken Weatherwax), Uncle Fester (Jackie Coogan), and Grandmama (Blossom Rock), all reside in an ornate, gloomy, mansion. The family is attended by their servants: Lurch (Ted Cassidy), the towering butler, and Thing (also Cassidy), a disembodied hand that appears from within wooden boxes and other places. Other relatives who made recurring appearances included Cousin Itt (Felix Silla), Morticia’s older sister Ophelia (also portrayed by Jones), and Morticia’s mother Grandma Frump (Margaret Hamilton). The show is also notable for its opening theme, which was composed and sung by Vic Mizzy.
Original Air Dates: ABC (1964-66)
Created by: David Levy and Donald Saltzman