Sep. 18, 1964
30 min.
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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He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Philippi, West Virginia. Ted Cassidy was a well ...

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Thing is a disembodied hand that appears out of boxes and other conveniently placed containers. Gomez's constant "companion" since Gomez's childhood, Thing is always ready to assist family members with minor daily services and diversions, such as lifting the receiver on telephones, retrieving the mail, lighting cigars, pouring tea, and playing chess.

Thing apparently has the ability to teleport from container to container, almost instantly: Thing sometimes appears from different containers at opposite ends of the room within seconds of each other. Though Ted Cassidy would often portray Thing, assistant director Jack Voglin would sometimes portray Thing in scenes where Lurch and Thing appear together. In all cases, the hand which portrayed Thing went uncredited, with its actor always being listed as "Itself" in the credits.

Episode Screenshots

01x10 - Wednesday Leaves Home
Season 1, Episode 10
02x18 - Fester Goes on a Diet
Season 2, Episode 18
01x15 - The Addams Family Meets a Beatnik
Season 1, Episode 15
01x19 - The Addams Family Splurges
Season 1, Episode 19
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