Thursday, October 29, 2015

31 Days of Halloween: The Addams'

I'm a huge fan of the Addams Family, and the cartoons of Charles Addams in particular. From the 1960's television show starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones: the two wonderful movies starring Raul Julia as Gomez and Angelica Huston as Morticia... the 1992 cartoon (also starring John Astin as the voice of Gomez)...

...there's just something wonderfully compelling about this family who does exactly what they want, the way they want to do it, without any regard for what the rest of the world thinks.

The original one-panel cartoons were of course the genesis for this phenomena:

The Addams Family was so popular and hit such a place in the public consciousness that it was even parodied in the Flintstones!

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