Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Addams Family vs. The Munsters: a Review

I came across this review of the Addams Family Season 1 DVD set. It contains yet another insightful comparison of the Addams Family and the Munsters. Since this much contested match-up is always of interest, I decided to post it.

Read the review on the Seattle Examiner's homepage,

Monday, November 17, 2008

Addams Family Show Among Top Runners for Wanted Remakes

From the Press Association:
The Muppet Show has topped a poll of programmes viewers want to see return to TV screens.

The Addams Family, The Wombles, Rainbow and Red Dwarf also featured in the small-screen top 10.

Adults aged between 30 and 40 were asked to list the programmes they would like to see revived.

The Muppet Show, which originally ran from 1976 to 1981 and made famous Jim Henson-created characters such as Miss Piggy, Kermit and Gonzo, grabbed the biggest share of the vote.

The A-Team, the action adventure series of the 1980s famous for catchphrases such as Hannibal Smith's "I love it when a plan comes together", came second.

Crackerjack, the famous children's BBC TV series, was third, followed by the long-running 1980s and 1990s sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf.

Dungeons and Dragons, the US animated series of the 1980s, was fifth, followed by Rainbow, featuring the likes of Zippy, Bungle and George, and The Wombles.

The top ten was completed by Worzel Gummidge, which starred Jon Pertwee as the walking, talking scarecrow from 1979 to 1981, Bewitched, and The Addams Family.

Kevin Murphy, joint managing director of Zed Media, which commissioned the survey, said: "People still have strong emotional attachments to the TV programmes they watched as a child.

"The results show the growing trend for all things retro applies to TV as much as fashion."

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Addams Family Cosplay

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In the spirit of Halloween, I thought this link of Japanese costume-clad Addams fans would be of interest. While it appears that you must login to get the full benefits of the site, thumbnails are visible to all.

There are twelve Addams Family cosplay to date

Fan Question

The following question is being asked about the Addams Family Values movie, on

Did Amanda die in the addams family values?
Remember when Wednesday burned down the village of the play and tied up Amanda to the wooden stick surrounded by wood covered in gasoline? well did amanda die?

Write a response to the question on

Cool Stuff by a Fan!

Came across this great little doll set on

Of it, the artist wrote:
"Finally, for the Matroishka Doll set, I did the Addams Family with a character on each half of the nesting doll. It was quite the challenge and they were done in acrylic paint with varnish. A coffin box painted in black and gold was lined in silk tartan (black & blues) and when opened, it played The Addams Family theme song."

Link to the original post

Addams Family Musical Sets Dates for Chicago Premiere

Dates and a theater are set for the pre-Broadway world premiere of a new musical version of The Addams Family. Based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams, the show will begin performances on November 13, 2009, at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre in Chicago and will run through January 10, 2010, prior to a Broadway opening planned for the spring of 2010.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

John Astin Joins Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe

John Astin is scheduled to narrate in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's 200th birthday. The musical tribute will be preformed on November 6th at The Music Center of Strathmore and November 7th and 8th at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Follow the link for more information about the preformance

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Visit While They Last

Two recent links of interest that probably won't be available indefinitely:

"The Addams Family Super Mega Post!," found on Dartman's World of Wonder Blog-
A great introductory post for aspiring Addam’s Family trivia-ists, this link is a collection of info, music downloads (Classic show soundtrack, “The Lurch” sung by Ted Cassidy, and the 1977 “Halloween with the New Addams Family” OST), and videos of the Addams Family’s appearances in The New Scooby Doo Movies!

Also, “Happy Halloween from Chas Addams” originally posted on the Hairy Green Eyeball Blog-
This post has a number of original Charles Addams comics from Addams’s first comic compilation. It’s a great introduction for people who are fans of the shows or movies but haven’t had a chance to see what started out the franchise.

Enjoy these links while they last, as it's possible that their full content may not be available indefinitely.