In 1964, the ABC-TV network created a television series based on Addams' cartoon characters. The series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons in 64 half-hour episodes (September 18, 1964 – September 2, 1966).
Last EpisodeTV Special: Addam's Family Halloween Spe… Aired: Oct. 30, 1977
A revival of the popular '60s TV comedy series "The Addams Family" has them preparing for Halloween in their own inimitable way.
The Addams Family: Season 2, Episode #15 - Christmas with the Addams Family
Fester, as Santa, gets stuck in the chimney.
The Addams Family: Season 2, Episode #5 - Gomez, the People's Choice
When Gomez receives his property tax bill, he decides that their town's mayor, Mr. Henson, is completely…
The Addams Family: Addams Family Halloween Special
The Addams family gathers together to celebrate the holiday, Halloween.
Series Fun Facts
- As Gomez would often place his lit cigars into his pocket, the prop department had lined the pockets of John Astin's jackets with asbestos.
- 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, the disembodied hand/arm limb, was usually played by Ted Cassidy. When Lurch had to be on camera at the same time as Thing, however, associate producer Jack Voglin lent his hand. A…
[show]Thing, the disembodied hand/arm limb, was usually played by Ted Cassidy. When Lurch had to be on camera at the same time as Thing, however, associate producer Jack Voglin lent his hand. A third actor also played Thing on occasion, but his identity is not known.