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The Addams Family

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The Addams Family
Category: Subculture Status: Submission Year: 1938 Origin: Region:
Type: TV Show, Film,
Tags: tv, film, halloween, addams family,
The Addams Family

About

The Addams Family is a multimedia fictional franchise of cartoons, TV series and films centered around the eponymous Addams clan, a wealthy and highly eccentric family with a penchant for the macabre and bizarre. Since its debut as a series of one-panel cartoons by Charles Addams for The New Yorker in 1938, the story has been adapted into numerous TV series that ran for over three decades, both in animated and live-action forms, as well as a series of feature films in the 1990s. The Addams family has been often regarded as the satirical antithesis of the ideal all-American middle-class family.

Premise

The Addams family is a spooky family who dress in black and white, are obsessed with death, and enjoy violence. Gomez Addams (Raúl Juliá) lives with his wife Morticia (Anjelica Huston), children Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Puggley (Jimmy Workman), Granny (Judith Malina) and Lurch (Carel Struycken). The film opens with Gomez reunited with his long lost brother Fester (Christopher Lloyd). It is later revealed "Fester" is actually a look a like being coached by his mother (Elizabeth Wilson) to infiltrate the Addams family in order to rob them. Fester eventually learns he owns the Addams family house, as he is the eldest, and kicks the rest of the family out. Soon Fester turns on his mother and restores the house to the family, eventually coming to realize he was in fact Fester, simply suffering from amnesia.


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History

The characters of The Addams Family first appeared in a New Yorker cartoon created by Charles Addams in 1937. The characters were used in a television adaptation which premiered on September 18th, 1964, and concluded on April 8th, 1966. The Addams Family film opened on November 22nd, 1991. On November 19th, 1993, a sequel, Addams Family Values was released. On April 8th, 2010, The Addams Family musical opened on Broadway.

Reception

The film has earned a score of 6.8 on IMDB[1]. The film was nominated for one Academy Award for Best Costume Design (Ruth Myers) and one Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (Anjelica Huston). The film's sequel Addams Family Values earned a score of 6.5 on IMDB.

Fandom

On January 3rd, 2010, the Tumblr fan blog fuckyeahtheaddamsfamily[4] was created. As of October 2014, the film's Facebook page[2] has gained over 480,000 likes. DeviantArt [3] has over 5,000 pieces of fan art tagged The Addams Family. Fanfiction.net [8] has gained over 100 pieces of fanfiction about the Addams Family.


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Morticia and Gomez

The two main characters of the film, Morticia and Gomez Addams, have a large fandom online and on Tumblr because of their obvious devotion to each other and unusual but supportive parenting style. On August 15th, 2013, Buzzfeed[9] published a post titled "Gomez And Morticia Addams Have The Best Marriage Ever." On September 18th, 2014, Decider[10] published a post titled "Gomez And Morticia Addams Have The Greatest Romance of All Time." On October 13th, 2014, Imgur user PoliceofImgur published a picture of a Tumblr post of the couple as an example of Nobody's perf-


Perfect couples don't exi heylovely loonylunaloveaood97 AND THEY WERE PERFECT PARENTS TOO! They were fiercely proud of their children's accomplishments They played together as a family They went to school plays, parent/teacher interviews, and helped with school work. They co-parented, Gomez was just as active in raising their children as Morticia was. When their children wanted something that they disapproved of, they were disappointed but relented because it would make them happy. Plus, all TV married couples kind of hate each other and argue 90% of the time for the sake of oomedy, but these two have always seemed to be forever and always in love, which is kind of sweet. And if that's only possible because theyre weirdos, what does that say about us? Is it odd I actually really like this post? Source: 321sdventure

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