Depending on your age, thoughts of The Addams Family may conjure entirely different memories. If you grew up in the early 90s, The Addams Family might be Gomez and Morticia nearly losing the family fortune to an impostor Uncle Fester in a highly successful movie that starred a ten year old Christina Ricci as a deeply deadpan Wednesday Addams. If you were of age in the 60s or 70s, the Addams Family might be a black & white sitcom, complete with laugh track and a bubbly, younger Wednesday Addams. Heck, if you’re under 25, you might not have any prior experience with The Addams Family at all.
Here’s your one minute primer/reminder video. (links to youtube)
The Addams Family is a looking glass put up in front of your typical suburban nuclear family. Dad (Gomez), mom (Morticia), a pair of kids (Wednesday and Pugsley), complete with grandma, dear Uncle Fester, and lumbering butler, Lurch. They’re probably a lot like you and your family — except that their interests and likes tend to lean towards the macabre and ghastly, which to them are normal as day. Normal, in fact, to the point of not seeing how anybody would think them odd at all.Read the full review.