Oct 30, 2019

Halloween with the Addams Family

Who better to spend Halloween with than the Addams Family? The answer is both nobody or anybody depending on when you visit them. Let me explain...

Released 55 years ago today, "Halloween with the Addams Family" is the seventh episode of the first season of the classic TV series. Hijinks ensue when a pair of robbers try to hide out from the police in the Addams' home on Halloween night. As you might expect, they have no idea what they've gotten themselves into!


Released 42 years ago today, "Halloween with the New Addams Family" reunites the cast in color for a made for TV movie when some crooks come up with a ridiculously convoluted plot to steal the family's riches. Whoa, hold up! "New" Addams Family?!


I had a hard time making it through this one and couldn't do it in one sitting. It just doesn't feel like the Addams Family I know. Sure, it's in color but the characters feel off even though all the major players are back. It feels more like any Saturday morning kids' show in the 70s.

We're introduced to Gomez's brother, Pancho who has the hots for Morticia (I mean, I don't blame him!) but she continues to let him smooch her hand and arm with verbal warnings while Gomez is away. I wouldn't think she'd stand for it for a second.

Then there's Wednesday Jr. and Pugsley Jr. who don't really do much. The crooks have a pair of strong men that look like they're cosplaying Rocky from Rocky Horror, barely dressed with metallic shorts.

While it was good to have the gang back together, it never feels quite right. One thing I did really like about this is the family tradition of trimming the scarecrow on Halloween night with the youngest child getting to put the head on top, like a Christmas tree star.

And if you don't have a lot of time, you can just do The Lurch. This was the best quality video I could find online so I apologize for the text on screen.


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8 comments:

  1. Thanks for participating in the Halloween festivities this season, Dex. And thanks for The Addam's Family Halloween show. I haven't seen that one. I'll be adding it to my Halloween watch list. Happy Halloween!

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    1. Well, hold off on thanking me until after you see it :D
      Happy Halloween!

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  2. I haven't really been all that much into the Addams Family. I enjoyed the 90s movie though. And their iconic song.

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    1. The two movies did a great job of modernizing the family

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  3. I watched the 'New' Addams Family vid on Halloween...

    At the start I quite liked it, and then Pancho appeared, and it went downhill quickly from there!

    Hope you had an ooky spooky Halloween!

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    1. Yeah, I was like who is this previously unknown brother/knockoff Gomez?

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  4. I was super excited to see MGM on youtube add the Adams Family! I spent a few hours watching on Halloween! Hope you had a great Halloween.

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    1. I have all the TV seasons but it's nice to be able to pick episodes without having to change DVDs lol

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