Adams Family the best in comedy

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If you are a fan of classic comedy then you probably remember the Adams family comedy. This is a show that debuted in the late 60’s on ABC. This comedy show hit the screen with spooky and kooky characters. The show is a creation of a cartoonist named Charles Adams, at first it was a series with dark bizarre comic drawings that he created for a New York magazine. His cartoons were more of gothic and ghoulish characters. The Adams family actually portrays the opposite side of life, breaking the rules and doing things against norm. If you are the type that hates following set up rules and abiding by what society thinks is right, then you probably would love this show.

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When Adams family became a series on TV, Adams created the names of characters and the script duties were taken up by Nat Perrin one of the most humorous writers and creators the world has ever known.

The cast of the Adams family included: Carolyn Jones (Morticia), a very sexy, black widow who totally portrays a gloom and solemn figure, Ted Cassidy (Lurch), is the seven-foot-tall funny butler who mostly groans instead of speaking to the kids who are rather odd themselves Jackie Coogan who is Uncle Fester, is a hairless crazy guy who enjoys firing canons for fun as well as sleeping on nails. Ken Weatherwax acts as Pugsley; Lisa Loring who is called Wednesday has a very distinct gloomy sensibility. Cousin ‘Itt’ is little and has gibberish speech and long hair.

This family never worried about what society thought since they were wealthy, they enjoyed their money in a rather peculiar way. The least bit of their concerns was what society thought about them. This comedy is available on DVD; grab it today and have a laugh.

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4 Addams Family Commercials For Various Products

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The Addams Family is a classic comedy that is popular all over the world. At first, it was a series of drawings, which later transformed into movies, prints, plays, cartoons, but it was also an inspiration for several commercials.

The Addams Family film was appreciated both by adults and children. The film was so successful and even books were released. The production was and still is popular for dark humor and macabre characters, being also a satire about the American society. The creator of The Addams Family is Charles Samuel Addams, an American cartoonist, with a weird life, similar to that of Addams Family’s characters.

The movies especially were so appreciated, inspiring even commercials such as:

  • A Swedish Honda Commercial featuring the Addams Family:

  • An American and funny TV Tostitos tortilla chips Chilada flavor (Frito Lay product) commercial from  1986

  • Addams Family Cereal 1993 Commercial was also fun and successful

  • M&M’s Dark Chocolate Addams Family Commercial can also be found on M&Ms website

Most of these products are made for kids, so the idea of using the Addams Family characters was great. These commercials were very appreciated and funny. Actually, these characters are still popular, easy to recognize and they can be used for a wide range of commercials even today.

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Facts About Charles Addams

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Charles Adams is the creator of The Addams Family, which has gone from print to television and films.

Charles Samuel Addams was born January 7, 1912 in Westfield, New Jersey and was an American cartoonist. He was popular for is macabre characters and dark humor.

 


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A few of the characters that he created became known as the Addams Family, which later became the basis for animated TV series, films, television series and also a Broadway musical.

The college where he studied – the University of Pennsylvania was actually an inspiration for the mansion. Charles Addams was caught by the police while he was breaking into a house, which is said to be another source of inspiration for the Addams family house. He also liked to visit the Presbyterian cemetery on Mountain Avenue and his childhood friends called him “something of a rascal around the neighbourhood”.

 


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While he was studying at Westfield High School, Charles Addams became an art editor and he had to draw many cartoons, but his dream was to work for the New Yorker Magazine. For this purpose, he started to submit cartoons as early as 1935. In 1940, he received a full-time offer as New York’s premier literary magazine. Addams continued to work there until his death in 1988 and all this time he drew more than 1,300 cartoons. During his career, he also made animated training films for the U.S. Army, joined the layout department of True Detective magazine, so he had several complex jobs.

 


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He has illustrated and drew several books such as:

  • Drawn and Quartered (1942), first anthology of drawings (Random House)
  • Addams and Evil (1947), second anthology of drawings, (Simon and Schuster)
  • Nightcrawlers (1957), fifth anthology of drawings (Simon & Schuster)
  • Dear Dead Days: A Family Album (1959), compilations book of photos (G.P. Putnam & Sons)
  • Black Maria (1960), sixth anthology of drawings (Simon & Schuster)
  • The World of Charles Addams, by Charles Addams (1991)
  • Half – Baked Cookbook, by Charles Addams (2005), anthology of drawings (Simon & Schuster)
  • Happily Ever After: A Collection of Cartoons to Chill the Heart of Your Loved One, by Charles Addams (2006), anthology of drawings (Simon & Schuster)

 


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Many critics find various adaptations of The Addams Family disappointing when compared to Charles Addams’ version, so he was very talented.  Addams died of a heart attack in his parked car and all those people who knew him, said that he was as strange as a few of his characters. Addams is the subject of a new biography written by Linda Davis, entitled Charles Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life. The author discusses about him and his work with Steve Inskeep.

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The Addams Family Movie Franchise

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The Addams Family is a 1991 American comedy film based on the characters from the cartoon of the same name created by cartoonist Charles Addams. The movie was originally developed at Orion Pictures, which at the time owned the rights to the television series on which the film was based due to its ownership of the Filmways library. Two movies were made at two years distance. They both were very successful and visually appealing to The Addams Family fans.

The Addams Family (1991)

The first movie is dark, twisted and very different from the cartoons. They live with all the trappings of the macabre, including Thing the detached hand for a servant, and are quite wealthy. The film opens on a recreation of the magazine cartoon wherein the ghoulish Addamses prepare to pour hot oil upon a group of merry Christmas carollers. After a series of vignettes which establish the characters of Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, and family servants Lurch and Thing, the plot gets thicker. A stranger shows up at their door claiming that he is Gomez’s long lost brother, Uncle Fester. Can this man really be Fester or is he another fraud?


The Addams Family Values (1993)

The second movie reunites the Addams Family, this time for a darker and nastier adventure than the first. When Morticia Addams gives birth to new baby boy Pubert, the other two children come up with different methods of getting rid of the new born. This leads to Morticia and Gomez hiring a nanny to oversee all three children. The nanny has an agenda of her own and sends off the children to a summer camp and makes Fester fall in love with her, in order to get her hands on the family value.The Addams eventually triumph, with eccentricity and blacker than most satire.

There have been rumours that Tim Burton would revive the movies and re-make them putting his trademark. The new movie would be stop motion animation, therefore it is going to be far more mesmerising and far more vivid than standard computer animation. The only thing we can do is wait for the movie to be finished and released in theatres.

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The Adams Family Values

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Adams Family Values is a movie released in 1993, naturally inspired by the famous cartoon. The movie actually is a sequel of the 1991 comedy film The Addams Family. It was written by Paul Rudnick and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. As imagined, this new movie was a great success, being almost as popular as the 1991 comedy. Naturally, the strange family will once again be in the middle of a series of funny situations. The cast from the first movie is almost entirely maintained. The famous actors to interpret the family, present in the original cast, too, are Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd and Christina Ricci. Other great actors you will be able to see in the movie are Joan Cusack, Carol Kane and Jimmy Workman.

The movie was released in November 1993. It lasts around 94 minutes and it managed to gross no less than $48 million at the Box Office. This time, the Addams family is going to welcome a new member into the family, as Gomez and Morticia are going to have a third child, Pubert. As imagined, the two children of the couple are not very happy to have a new brother, so Wednesday and Pugsley will attempt to kill the newborn. Despite the several attempts, Pubert manages to survive each time. As Gomez and Morticia want to be certain that Pubert will receive the proper care at all time, the couple decides to hire a nanny to take care of the baby. Fester, Gomez’s brother falls in love with the nanny, Debbie.

Well, Debbie is not actually the right girl to take care of Pubert, as she actually is a serial killer, well known as the Black Widow. She will want to wed Fester, kill him and then take all his money. Wednesday and Pugsley become suspicious about the woman’s intentions and so they are send away from the house, as Debbie manages to convince their parents that it would be better to send the two on a trip. After the wedding with Fester, Debbie will try to electrocute him, but as she fails to kills him, the woman will determine Fester to fight with his family. She will attempt to kill Fester in several other occasions, but she will never succeed with her plan. By the end of the The Adams Family Values Debbie will be the one to die, while Fester will fall in love with another nanny.

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The Adams Family – A Very Popular Movie

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The Adams Family story has inspired numerous movies. First released as a cartoon, the story has actually been used for various products, including books and naturally toys. The cartoon characters have first been created by Charles Addams, a popular American cartoonist. They include parents Gomez and Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, Lurch, but also children Wednesday and Pugsley, and naturally Thing. All the cartoon characters are maintained in the famous movie, which has actually been released in 1991. This is one of the most appreciated movies inspired by the famous family. It was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and produced by Scott Rudin. The movie stars some famous actors including Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, but also Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci and Dan Hedaya. Other actors to star in this movie are Elizabeth Wilson, Jimmy Workman, Carel Struycken and Judith Malina.

The movie was released in November 1991, having a budget of $38 million. It grossed more than $191 million at the Box Office, being a huge success. And there is no shock in that as this movie presents a very interesting and fascinating story. Due to its great success, the movie was actually followed by a sequel, Adams Family Values, released in 1993. Well, it is important to mention that even though the story has been inspired by the cartoon, its plot is quite original. Gomez finds out that his brother Fester has disappeared and the men is absolutely devastated as he and his brother have not been in touch for years. Tully Alford, Gomez’s lawyer will try to steal his money while making someone else take the uncle’s place in the family. The false Fester will try to infiltrate to the Adams house to search for the money.

Naturally, from this point the action will become really interesting. The comic scenes will not be missing from this story, and the comedy is not only interesting, but actually quite unique. As the whole Adams family is happy with the return of the lost uncle, children Wednesday and Pugsley will become quite close to him, at least until the girl hears a conversation which reveals the true identity of the person claiming to be the her uncle. Christina Ricci has actually managed to achieve an impressive performance in this movie, playing the role of Wednesday. By the end of the movie you will find that the man claiming to be Fester, actually is Gomez’s brother, suffering from amnesia after being lost in the Bermuda Triangle.

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Adams Family Productions And Books

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The Adams Family is one of the most successful films in the world. The Adams Family film was inspired by the cartoons created by Charles Addams, an American cartoonist. Adams Family film is a satirical production. The characters symbolize the American family, the members of this family being wealthy, eccentric, but unaware that people find them very bizarre. The Adams Family characters are Morticia, Gomez, Lurch, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, Thing, Wednesday and Pugsley. Originally, Adams Family cartoons had one-pane gags format.

The Adams Family credo is “We gladly feast on those who would subdue us”. The Adams Family television series were was released in 1964, the shot being black-and-white. The television series featured a famous theme song, the dominating instrument being the harpsichord, but it also featured finger-snaps. The first animated appearance of the Adams Family animated series took place in 1972, on the third episode of “The New Scooby-Doo Movies”, named “Scooby-Doo Meets the Adams Family”. Its success was incredible, so the fans wanted more Adams Family productions. Their wish came true as Adams Family Fun-House was released in 1973 and The Adams Family animated series aired between 1973. The success and the popularity of the Adams family story continued, so new productions were launched such as The Addams Family:The Animated Series (1992-1993) and The New Addams Family (1998-1999).

Later, many Adams Family films followed such as Halloween with the New Addams Family, The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, Addams Family Reunion, as well as two animated spin-offs by Hanna-Barbera Productions.

Nonetheless, its success didn’t stop here, but continued with video games series, which were released from 1989 to 1994 and then books followed. The first novel was written by Jack Sharkey and was first published in 1965. Other books are The Addams Family Strikes Back, The Addams Family: An Evilution. The story of this awkward and rich family inspired many musicals, as well. The most popular musical took place at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway in 2010.

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The Adams Family House – A Unique Character

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One of the most famous and most out of the ordinary families on TV is the Adams Family. The Adams Family is a group of fictional characters created by American cartoonist Charles Addams. The members of the Adams Family include Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Thing. What makes the Adams Family so special?

The Adams Family are a satirical invention of the ideal American family. An eccentric, wealthy clan who delight in the macabre and do not realise that people find them bizarre or frightening. Originally, the Adams Family were a set of 150 single panel cartoons, about half of which were originally published in The New Yorker, between 1938 and Addams’s death in 1988. The cartoon strips were a success and were adapted into TV cartoon series, movies, video games and even a musical.

Although the characters of the Adams Family are very macabre, in a dark twisted kind of way, they actually reflect the all-American family that faces everyday challenges. Moreover, the members of the Adams Family are not evil. For instance, Morticia and Gomez are passionate about each other, are very loving towards their children. The family is friendly and hospitable to visitors, in some cases willing to donate large sums of money for charity.

Despite the fact that every character in the Adams Family is very interesting, the mansion is also an important character, since it apparently has a life of its own. The Adams Family house was depicted as a run down dilapidated mansion that had been condemned, due to peculiar haunts and strange creatures. In both the comics and the movies, the mansion has become a character itself and served as the main setting for the rest of the characters. The 1960 television series, the Adams Family house was depicted differently. It was more of a museum, rather than a house, with odd statues, trophies, and other interesting knick-knacks. The mansion also had different entertainment items, such as medieval racks, nailbeds, iron maidens, pillories and stocks.

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The Adams Family Made Christina Ricci A Star

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The Adams Family is an American comedy movie based on a cartoon with the same name. The Adams Family was created by cartoonist Charles Addams. He imagined a satirical version of the classic American family and illustrated it with the help of eccentric and bizarre characters. The Adams Family includes Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley and Thing, among others. The first series of cartoons depicting the life of the The Adams Family appeared in The New Yorker in 1938. Because the cartoon was so successful, it was soon adapted for television, films, video games and musicals. The Adams Family – the film, was a box office hit and propelled actress Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday, to fame. Thanks to The Adams Family, the actress earned great reviews and this role made her a true star and an important name in the film business.

The role of Wednesday, the daughter of Gomez and Morticia, an important member of The Adams Family emphasized the fact that the actress is able to play dark and twisted roles. Because the film was a success, a few years later, a sequel was made – The Adams Family Values. Ricci did again a great part playing the morbid Wednesday. The young daughter of the Adams was named after the poem Monday’s Child and her middle name is Friday. In The Adams Family, the girl is very mature and she tries to kill her brother numerous time. Pugsley, her victim, always escapes in the last moment.

Christina Ricci did a wonderful role in The Adams Family and in The Adams Family Values playing the incarnation of Wednesday. In the movies, although she keeps trying to kill Pugsley, he is her sidekick and participates benevolently to all her actions, because he thinks she is fun and they are just playing games. The character played by Ricci has great results at school and is always praised for her performances. Although the role of Wednesday was dark and complicated, Christina Ricci did a great job both in The Adams Family and The Adams Family Values, even if she was a child herself.

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The Adams Family – A Story That Will Never Get Old

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Since the very first moment when the Adams Family was out, people really loved it. And when saying people you should not only think about children, although they are the biggest fans of the story, but adults also like watching the Adams Family and learn more about the latest adventures of its crazy members. The Adams Family is a show for the entire family and there really is no way you can ever get bored when watching it. Although the Adams Family debuted as a cartoon show, its popularity has increased so much during the years that famous producers decided to take the story on the big screen and various, quite successful, Adams Family movies have been released. 

The story of the Adams Family first debuted in the 1960s on ABC. Well, that was only the beginning of one of the most appreciated all time comedy shows. And since that very first moment when the Adams Family aired on ABC, people realized that this was a story like no other. The house, the Adams Family members, and mostly the situations in which the characters are placed make the story charming. The Adams Family is not a regular American family. In fact, they are the exact opposite of normality and breaking the rules is not something that can describe one day in the life of the Adams Family, but actually every moment of it. All the members of Adams Family are doing all they can to get out of normality. Their house is the only one in the neighborhood on which it constantly rains and quite big storms take place.

The two children of the Adams Family manage to make the story really unique. Not only that their games always include violence, but they actually ask the help of their witch grandmother to make things more interesting. Well, you should not imagine that Adams Family is a violent cartoon, being perfect for children due to the fantasy of all the situations. So, parents should never worry that their kids are going to learn how to develop aggressive behaviors due to the show. After all, Adams Family is an unique type of comedy and this is the main reason why people just love it.

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Why We Love Adams Family

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No matter is we are referring to cartoons, television shows, series or movies, we are all looking for the best entertainment programs that can help us enjoy a quality time with the entire family. Well, Adams Family is one of the few entertainment possibilities that are loved by the entire family. The Adams Family was first created by Charles Addams, a popular cartoonist. Although the Adams Family has initially inspired a cartoon series, the success that this show has registered made famous producers adapt it into movies.

The Adams family is formed by Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, Lurch and Thing. The first appearance of the Adams family in cartoons dates back to 1938, when the New Yorker published them. Since then the characters have been adapted for television series, movies, but also video games and actually a musical. And all of these productions registered an amazing success, thing which made everyone wonder why we love the Adams Family. Well, the answer is quite simple. The Adams Family is an unique show, a very different one, with amazing charterers and funny situations. All characters have a main feature that describe them best, but which also makes them unique. So, the Adams Family is a show like no other. The mansion in which the Adams family lives is also an unique one. This is the only mansion in the neighborhood over which it rains and constantly a dark cloud can be seen.

The first adaption of the cartoon for television came in 1964, when ABC launched the show in a black and white series, which lasted for about 64 episodes, split in two seasons. A musical show inspired by the Adams Family was also released by ABC network, in 1973. Well, NBC was the network which launched the first animated series of the Adams Family, in 1973. The Adams Family first movie was Halloween with the New Adams Family, a film which was aired in 1977 also by NBC. The Adams Family was another movie, launched in 1991. Two more movies inspired by the hilarious family were out in 1993 and 1998. And people just loved to watch the new adventures of this crazy family.

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