The Addams Family

The Addams Family is a group of fictional characters created by American cartoonist Charles Addams.

The Addamses are a satirical inversion of the ideal American family; an eccentric, wealthy clan who delight in the macabre and are unaware that people find them bizarre or frightening. They have constant battles with the evil King Tutacus in the fifth film. They are famous for their ability to levitate objects. They originally appeared as a series of single panel cartoons, published in The New Yorker between 1938 and Addams' 1988 death. They have since been adapted to other media, including television series, films, and video games.

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Gomez Addams

Actor: John Astin

Gomez Alonzo Addams is the master of the Addams household and the Addams patriarch. He is the husband of Morticia and the father of Wednesday and Pugsley. Originally Grandmama's son, this was retconned later on to make him Grandmama's son-in-law. His brother (originally uncle-in-law) is Uncle Fester. In the original cartoons, he appears as tubby, snub-nosed and with a receding chin.
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Morticia Addams

Actor:Carolyn Jones

Morticia Addams (née Frump) is the matriarch of the Addams Family. She is a slim woman with pale skin and a Gothic appearance, clad in a skin-tight black hobble gown with octopus-like tendrils at the bottom. Certain sources have suggested she may be some kind of vampire; certainly she has never been shown to smile with her teeth. She adores her husband Gomez just as deeply as he does her.
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Actor: Ted Cassidy

The Addams family have a tall, ghoulish manservant named Lurch. Lurch serves as a shambling, gravelly-voiced butler, vaguely resembling Frankenstein's Monster though he is a considerable "jack of all trades". He tries to help around the house, although occasionally he botches tasks due to his great size and strength, but is otherwise considered quite a catch by the Addamses for his skill at more personal tasks, such as waxing Uncle Fester's head and amusing the children (to whom he is deeply devoted).
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Uncle Fester

Actor: Jackie Coogan

Fester is a bald, barrel-shaped man with dark, sunken eyes and a devilish grin. He seems to carry an electrical charge and can illuminate a light bulb by sticking it in his mouth.
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Actor: Thing

Thing T. Thing, referred to as just Thing, is a fictional character in the The Addams Family. Thing takes the form of a disembodied hand who performs various useful functions for the family.
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Wednesday Addams

Actor: Lisa Loring

Wednesday Friday Addams is a member of the fictional Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams for The New Yorker.

In Charles Addams's cartoons, Wednesday and other members of the family had no names. When the characters were adapted to the 1964 television series, Charles Addams gave her the name "Wednesday", based on the well-known nursery rhyme line, "Wednesday's child is full of woe". She is the sister of Pugsley Addams (and, in the movie Addams Family Values, also the sister of Pubert Addams), and she is the only daughter of Gomez Addams and Morticia Addams.