Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 18, 1964
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network

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The Addams Family (1964)

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).

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Morticia Frump Addams The Addams Family (1964)
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Carolyn Jones was born April 28, 1930, in Amarillo, Texas. Her mother was Jeannette and her sister was ...

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Morticia A. Addams (née Frump) is a cultivated and beautiful woman who dabbles in art, plays the shamisen, raises man-eating plants, and trims her roses by clipping off the buds and arranging the stems in a vase ("Oh, the thorns are lovely this year").

She can light candles with her fingertips and emit smoke directly from her person. Always attired in a long, black, very tight, V-neck dress, she minces about her home with the dress's bizarre hem, resembling octopus tentacles, gyrating and dragging across the floor with her every step. She wears little jewelry, only a simple necklace with a large cut stone and a ring on the fourth finger of her left hand. The latter is presumably her engagement or wedding ring and features a huge black gem set on an ornate, hinged compartment. That compartment usually holds cyanide powder but sometimes saccharine (as the powder is identified in the episode "Morticia Joins the Ladies League"). She uses the ring's contents to flavor her hemlock, wolfsbane, and henbane teas or offers doses in like refreshments served to house guests. With her aristocratic bearing and detachment, she is often the calm center of the chaotic events of the household.



Episode Screenshots

02x12 - Gomez, the Cat Burglar
Season 2, Episode 12
01x10 - Wednesday Leaves Home
Season 1, Episode 10
02x24 - Ophelia Visits Morticia
Season 2, Episode 24
02x26 - Cat Addams
Season 2, Episode 26
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