Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Addams Family: an Evilution Available--Now For Preorder

Kevin Miserocchi's new book, The Addams Family: an Evilution is finally available on for preorder. The release date is March 31, 2010.

Preorder on

Product Description
The 'evilution' of Charles Addams's singularly eccentric family began long before the television and film interpretations made them icons of American popular culture. Addams first created Morticia, Lurch, and The Thing in a cartoon published in a 1938 issue of the New Yorker--though he hadn't named them at the time, or even conceived of a family unit. (When he did name the deadly matriarch, he was inspired by the Yellow Pages listing for 'Morticians.') Other characters were born and developed in a multitude of Addams's cartoons over the next twenty-six years, before the cheerfully creepy clan debuted on ABC television in 1964 and later on the big screen, twice, in 1991 and 1993.
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

One Addams Family Blog Not Enough?

Looking for a new, up-to-date blog with news specifically based around the Addams Family Musical? Now there's a blog for you!
Check out

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

PLAYBILL.COM'S Interview With Andrew Lippa

Check out the interview with Andrew Lippa, Addams Family musical score writer, on

If the characters in Andrew Lippa's new musical The Addams Family showed up at the The Wild Party depicted in the composer's best-known previous show, they'd probably fit right in with the dissolute members of that decadent bash.

Who could be so creepy and kooky that they'd mingle well with Burrs and Queenie and the rest of the characters in The Wild Party? Why, the Addams Family, of course — Gomez and Morticia and Uncle Fester and the gang. The new musical is the latest link in a cultural chain that began with Charles Addams' original New Yorker cartoons, continued with the 1960s television sitcom, and was resurrected with the 1991 movie "The Addams Family" and its 1993 sequel. The production has a book by Tony Award-nominated Jersey Boys collaborators Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, an ideal cast headed by Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth and is currently trying out in Chicago. When it gets to New York in March 2010, it will mark the Broadway debut of a full Lippa score. (The songwriter previously contributed songs to the 1999 revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.) Lippa talked to from Chicago, just days before the new show opened in that town.

Read the full review

Charles Addams Art PDF

A PDF pamphlet of several of Charles Addams's works has become available to download courtesy of the Bruce Museum and their recent Addams exibit.

Download the PDF from!

Snapshots of the Addams Family Musical

New photos of the muscial are officially available at

Monday, December 7, 2009

Addams Family and Munsters Join through Dinner Theater

According to Shibori Girl of of, the Addams family and the Munsters came close to uniting at the Golden Plough Inn in Peddler's Village, PA. Unfortunately, this joining ended in tragedy with the death of Eddie Munster.

While claims of the Munsters appearance in this production are unverified, Without A Cue Productions, LLC has indeed been presenting a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater entitled, "Itt's an Addams Family Mystery," since September. The Dinner Theater is summed up on the website:

It's an Addams Family Reunion and you can be one of the spooky, kooky, or ooky. The family has gathered to renew old ties (and not just the ones at the ends of nooses) and Wednesday has announced a surprise engagement. It's a decidedly odd night, even for the Addamses, as Wednesday is ON her medication, Fester is bitten by the love bug, and with a killer on the loose Gomez and Morticia try to keep the family together (or at least various limbs from wandering off.)
Neat. Sweet. Deceased.
The Addams Family.

The show will be running until December 26th.

Read an article on the show on
Check out what Shibori Girl had to say about the show (includes photos)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Two More Honda Odyssey Commercials

Two More Japanese Honda Odyssey Commercials, circa 1994 & 1996.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Musical News

Since the output of Addams Family Broadway news, since the musical previewed, has consisted mostly of odds and ends, you may see a few compilation posts here until December 9th, the date of the official opening. A few of the more substantial fan reviews and articles about the play will be archived here.

There was recently a small feature on the play in Entertainment Weekly. Also, there was an article in the Chicago Tribune that was accidentally over-looked during archiving on the 13th. has released a new audio slide show with Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (direction and design of the new musical).

More photos have also been uploaded of the Oriental Theater in Chicago by g33kgrrl of

Finally, a fairly lengthy review/plot synopsis of the play can now be found on

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Addams Family Musical Review

The first detailed review/synopsis that I've seen is now available on
Warning: May Include Spoilers!

View a Preview Song from Broadway Production!

Grad it while it's available! This is a song from the new Broadway production.
Grad it on Grab-tube
Read a brief description of this scene on
Addamses's Livejournal page! (Memebers only)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Nathan Lane embraces an emotional Gomez in 'The Addams Family'

Lane was in a strikingly emotional mood a few days before his first public performance as Gomez Addams of "The Addams Family," which he said will be his 17th Broadway show ("that must be more than Marian Seldes"). The musical, now in previews, opens Dec. 9 and will run through Jan. 10 before heading to New York for an April premiere.

He had been coaxed into the project _ and away from another more tenuous Broadway project _ when writer Marshall Brickman called him and said the very thing that torpedoes the defenses of every actor: "We wrote this part with you in mind."

Read full article on

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Addamses @



Just to remind everyone, for the best place for open discussion of the new musical, check out the "Addamses" blog's livejournal page!

The Addamses Livejournal Page is currently hosting member's only, exclusive photos and info on the merchandise for sale at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, along with photos of the Theatre, itself, taken on opening night.

The current updates are viewable to Livejournal community members only, so if you haven't joined already, take a moment to sign up for free.
Already have a livejournal? Become a member of addamses and join in the fun!

More Rehearsal Photos

View nine great pics of the Addams Family musical's rehearsals on!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Chicago Sun-Times Article

(The large version of the above photo was posted by livejournal's mrsxlovett.)

A 'Family' portrait

Making a musical of 'The Addams Family' took more than a snap of the fingers for its creators

BY HEDY WEISS Sun-Times Theater Critic

The very first cartoon depicting members of what eventually would become the Addams Family appeared in The New Yorker magazine in 1938.

Standing at the bottom of a stairway, in the dark interior of what seems to be a rather grand home, the couple who will eventually be named Gomez and Morticia are watching as a salesman demonstrates a vacuum cleaner. The caption reads: “Vibrationless, noiseless, and a great time and back-saver. No well-appointed home should be without it.”

Read the full Chicago Sun-Times article, An 'Addams Family' Musical by the numbers .

Bebe Neuwirth Interview

Bebe Neuwirth, actress currently playing Morticia in the Addams Family Musical, recently sat down for an interview about her role!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Addams Family Musical News

Well, there have been quite a few bits of Addams Family Musical news in the last few weeks. Unfortunately, this blog is running very behind in recent coverage. Here's a compilation of some of the most current news.

There is an "audio sideshow" interview with Kevin Chamberlin, performer cast to play Fester, currently available on the Addams Family Musical's official website.

Also, the first photo has been released of the musical's cast in Vanity Fair (the December issue)!

Read what's being said about the musical on Vanity Fair's website. There, you can also find this great video of interviews about the production and ideas behind the upcoming musical.

Finally, you can now take a peek into the life of an Addams Family member on twitter. Wednesday Addams has started her own twitter account. Here's an exert:
"Perusing courses offered @ NYU this year—for curiosity’s sake. “The Science of Happiness,” duly followed in the catalog by “Skepticism”."

The Addams Family musical begins previews on the 13th (Friday the 13th)--that's in just a few days! Find out more on the Addams Family musical's official site!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vic Mizzy Passes Away

Vic Mizzy, prolific songwriter and musician, perhaps best known as the writer of the Addams Family theme, passes away at age 93.

Addams Family Theme

Obituary from Associated Press:
Vic Mizzy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The songwriter who wrote the catchy theme songs to "The Addams Family" and "Green Acres" television shows has died. Vic Mizzy was 93.

His manager Jonathan Wolfson says Mizzy died Saturday at his home in Bel Air. He didn't know the cause of death.

Mizzy got his start in vaudeville and wrote songs that were recorded by Dean Martin, Doris Day, Perry Como and Billie Holiday in the 1940s and 50s.

His hits included "The Whole World Is Singing My Song" and "With a Hey and a Hi and a Ho-Ho-Ho."

Mizzy has said that he didn't mind if people only remember him for the finger snaps at the start of the "The Addams Family" theme song. After all, he said "two snaps got me a mansion in Bel Air."

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Munsters vs. Addams Family "Haunted Shack Theater"

Listen to an audio comparison and commentary of the Addams Family and the Munsters TV shows! (The Addams Family section of the clip starts about 40 minutes in).

Listen at

Addams Cast to Be Photographed

Mark Seliger to Photograph Cast

Acclaimed photographer MARK SELIGER ( ), who has shot more than 100 Rolling Stone covers and multiple Vanity Fair covers, will shoot the first ever photo portrait of THE ADDAMS FAMILY on October 1 for Vanity Fair. Nathan Lane (Gomez), Bebe Neuwirth (Morticia), Kevin Chamberlin (Fester), Jackie Hoffman (Grandma), Zachary James (Lurch), Krysta Rodriguez( Wednesday) and Adam Riegler (Pugsley) will all don their costumes for the first time at Seliger’s studio. Look for the exclusive photo in the December issue of Vanity Fair!

Info taken from

New York Tickets On Sale!

Tickets for the Addams Family Musical's Broadway premier in New York are now on sale!

The play will be performed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City, NY.
Tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster or other online ticket vendors such as TicketsNow.
Check out an article about these tickets on
First preview is on March 4th. Opening night will be April 8th!

Don't forget that tickets are also on sale for this year's world premier in Chicago.
Visit the Broadway in Chicago website

For more, up-to-date news about the Musical, visit the Addams Family Musical Website

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Homemade Fester Doll

Many thanks to moellendorff, who pointed out this amazing piece of Addams Family-related handiwork!

Check out several more photos on the __doll__ community on livejournal.

Also, follow this link to take a closer look!

New Addams Family Fanfiction Titles

Just a few new fanfic stories to file. As always, if you know of a Addams Family story that needs recognition, please leave a message here.

Title: Morticia's Despair ( chapter 1)
Author: nightwish-siren
Summary: Morticia is worried she's losing Gomez

Title: The Whole Story.. to Lessen Your Confusion…
Author: Justinne
Summary: The Addams family. Ever since, the Addamses are together… but one time, an intruder entered their family. They never thought that they of almost lost one of the most important members and person of the family… Morticia Frump Addams.


Title: Snape's Secret
Author: nightwish-siren
Summary: Snape and Morticia have a pasted Snape did something bad that Morticia will never forgive him for
Crossover: Harry Potter

Title:Family Connections
Author: LilNezumi
Summary: Family connections are sometimes supposed to be an advantage, but there are some that some times are better not mentioned or called upon unless you really have to. An eight year old Xander is about to encounter another branch of his twisted family.
Crossover: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Interview with Addams Family Musical Authors

The Addams Family Musical Website has recently updated with a video interview with the musical's authors, Marshall Brickman and Rich Elice!

Watch the interview on the offical homepage

Monday, September 21, 2009

Charles Addams Cartoons on Display in Connecticut

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, will be holding an exhibit of Charles Addams's cartoons.

GREENWICH, CT.- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, presents approximately 40 framed, original cartoon artworks of Charles Addams, the beloved cartoonist of The New Yorker and creator of the characters known as the “The Addams Family.” The exhibition Charles Addams: Cartoonist, on view from October 3, 2009 through January 24, 2010, is organized for the Bruce Museum by the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation. The show provides a sampling of the creative wit and sometimes macabre but always lovable humor of Addams’ oeuvre. (Info pulled from

Visit the Museum's Homepage

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Close-up View of Movie Props

Well, it's a little too late to purchase them, but it's not too late to take a nice, close look at them. At, I stumbled over a noteworthy selection of past Addams Family prop auctions that are still available for viewing. The site has many close-up, well light photos of movie costumes and other props.

(Above is the menu to Gomez and Morticia's favorite bistro,
a prop from the Addams Family Values)

This is a great chance to check out the details of items that might not have been fully viewable in the movies. If you're planning on an Addams Family Halloween costume this year, these photos might help in having the most actuate costume around!

Check out:
Gomez's Suit
Gomez's Suit 2
Morticia's Dress
Wednesday's Dress
Wednesday's Party Dress
Wednesday's Nightgown
Pugsley's Shirt
Fester's Jacket
Fester's Overcoat
The Rack
Baby Whatt's Casket
Camp Chippewa Live Saver has quite a selection of props available for viewing. Unfortunately, their site search engine isn't perfect for finding older actions. I suggest doing a google site-specific search for other props.

Addams Family Pinball for PC

Recently uploaded to
is a virtual version of Bally's Addams Family pinball machine. Included with the virtual pinball package are 190 other pinball classics including Indiana Jones, Doctor Who, and Funhouse.

Please note that, as an owner of the actual machine, I highly recommend the Addams Family pinball game. Unfortunately, I cannot vouch for the safety of these virtual files. Please download with caution.

Go to the download!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Charles Addams the Motor Enthusiast

A couple of nice photos of Charles Addams participating in the motor world have been uploaded on the Henry Ford Blog. Addams was well known as a car hobbyist and even passed away in one of his vehicles, says the Henry Ford article.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Convention Appearances

John Astin (Gomez), Lisa Loring (Wednesday) and Felix Silla (Cousin Itt) are reported to be making special appearances at the Monster-Mania convention taking place in New Jersey this weekend.

Other guests of the convention include Adam West (Batman), James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Michael Biehn (Terminator), and many more.

The convention is taking place at Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, NJ. Single day tickets are $20.

Visit the Monster-Mania Convention's official site

Addams Family Musical Trailer

Here it is...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Addams Family Musical on Wikipedia

If the sparse updates of the official website aren't enough to satisfy your thirst for info on the upcoming Addams Family musical, check out the musical's new wikipedia page. Stay up to snuff on the latest news, or fill in the gaps of any information you see missing!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Michael Jackson's 'Ghosts' Originally Video to Promote Addams Family Values

In an interview with Director Mick Garris about Michael Jackson's little-remembered 38 minute film, Ghosts, Mr. Garris mentions that the film was "originally going to be a video to promote Addams Family Values. In fact, Christina Ricci and the boy who played Pugsley were both in it. We shot for two weeks and never got to the musical numbers."
Apparently, due to circumstances of the time, the movie studio decided that they no longer wished to have Jackson promote their movie, and Jackson was dropped before the promo was finished.

Read the full interview about 'Ghosts' with Mick Garris on

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Musical Tickets Now on Sale!

Tickets for the Addams Family Musical's world premier in Chicago are now on sale!

Locals can purchase tickets in person at the Ford Center For The Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre box office at 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. For the rest of us, tickets are available via Ticketmaster or other online ticket vendors such as TicketsNow.
Opening night is November, Friday the 13th!

Visit the Addams Family Musical Website
And visit the Broadway in Chicago website

Halloween with the New Addams Family

After a very long unavailability, the 1977 special Halloween with the New Addams Family is finally on youtube! The full special is available in 8 parts.

Many thanks to youtube user Addams1977 for going through the effort of brining this to us!

Addams Family Personality Quiz on Facebook

The same Addams Family personality test available on Quibblo and Quizilla is now available on Facebook!

Which Addams Family Member Are You?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Addams Family Mini-Mansion Blog

Ara, aspiring architectural draftsperson and miniature artist, has started a blog about their efforts of creating an Addams Family miniature mansion. Check out their progress on the Addams Family Mini-Mansion Blog!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Addams Family Fashion on Polyvore

Three fashion "sets" are currently available for viewing on
Polyvore is a website community that allows people to mix and match clothing articles, among other things, to create original outfits, or "sets." The above and below fashion sets have been inspires by the Addams Family!

Join 'Addams Family' on Polyvore

Dear Dead Days

Ben Catmull has uploaded some scans of Charles Addams's Dear Dead Days. The book is a compilation of photos and art by Addams of forgotten and bizarre imagery of the 1800's and early 1900's.

View more photos at

"Modern Mechanix" March 1949 recently posted an interesting, vintage Charles Addams article.

View the full blog entry on

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More Addams Family Fanfiction!

Some new stories up!

Title: Legwork
Author: Deborah
Summary: Lurch waits on the latest family guest hand and foot...
Warning: ADULT

Title: Beetlejuice and the Addam’s Family Meet Richie Cunningham
Author: S. Wilhelmina Feenster
Summary: Richie Cunningham's father got a job working with Gomez Addams...
Crossover: Happy Days/Addams Family/Beetlejuice

Title: A Family Affair
Author: Deslea
Summary: "Do come in," Morticia said. "Mind the booby-traps." Alex and Marita looked at one another and shared a moment of understanding. Clearly, their neighbours were their kind of people.
Crossover: X-Files

Title: A Family Matter
Author: strangeseraph
Summary: Severus Snape brings Harry Potter to meet his family: the Addams family.
Crossover: Addams Family/Harry Potter
Warning: ADULT

Title: Her Beauty and Her Terror
Author: ijemanja
Summary: Amanda Buckman moved to California, changed her name, and became a vampire. Wednesday can't help but approve....
Crossover: Addams Family/Angel
Warning: ADULT

Plus, there are 15 Addams Family/Buffy the Vampire Slayer crossover fics available on the Twisting the Hellmouth Archive. Enjoy!

Note: If you've written a Addams Family fanfic, or if you'd like to recommend a story not listed here or on, please leave a comment so that it can be archived here on the Addamses Blog!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Real Meaning Behind the Addams Family Motto

"Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc!"
“We gladly feast upon those who would subdue us.”

Not just pretty words? Well, according to Dennis of the Campvs, the Addams Family Credo might be just that: pretty words. Dennis, graduate student linguist, translates the meaning of the Addams Family movie's bit of Hollywood Latin, "Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc!":

“Thus do we growl that (our) big toes have,
at this moment, been thrown up from below!”

He then offers a possibly more accurate Latin verse:

“Laeti vescimur nos subacturis.”

Full notes on the translation at The Campvs

Friday, March 27, 2009

1965 Card Game for Download

andertoons has uploaded the complete 1965 Addams Family Filmways TV/Milton Bradley card game on

For full color scans of the cards, box, and instructions, follow the link!

Funeral Customs Museum in Danger

Not exactly Addams Family news, but certainly news that the Addams Family themselves would be concerned with:

Museum of Funeral Customs in Springfield, Illinois is in danger of being closed down. The museum has already ceased normal business hours, changing to appointment only showings. It now faces the real possibility of being closed down completely.

Read about the museum's plight on the New York Times site
or the Morbid Anatomy Blog

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Watch the Addams Family Cartoon!

Finally! The long elusive, 1990's Addams Family cartoon can be found--at least in part--on youtube! User acpsd775 has uploaded quite a few Addams Family cartoon episodes.

Summed up on the Unofficial Addams Family Site as "This series is based mostly on the first Addams Family movie, with the same dark humor. Interestingly, though, John Astin returned to the role he had created for the original series," this series is definitely worth taking checking out!

More Videos

Charles Addams Fan Art

The above masterpiece was created by art student Scott Kowalchuk. To see more pictures of the above Addams bust, along with lots of other great art by Mr. Kowalchuk, check out Scott's Snazzy Sketchblog

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Charles Addams Collections

For those of you who haven't had a chance to read Charles Addams's original comics of the Addams Family, here's your chance! The Crosseyed Cyclops Blog has two books available for download. I suggest everyone grab them while they're still around!

Straight to the link!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

John Astin's Passion for Poe

John Astin talks about his love of Edgar Allan Poe, and how his role in the Addams Family helps him "bring good literature to people."
Read the article on

Good Reviews For Addams Family Musical Reading

The Online New York Post reports reviews, summary, and snippits of the invitation-only first reading of the Addams Family script.

From the Post:
DA-DA-DA-DUM. Snap, snap!

Good buzz is coming out of this week's invitation-only reading of "The Addams Family" musical, with lots of cheers for what one spy calls a "brilliantly funny" cast - Nathan Lane (Gomez), Bebe Neuwirth (Morticia), Kevin Chamberlain (Uncle Fester), Marylouise Burke (Grandmama) and Terence Mann and Jan Maxwell as a "normal" couple.

Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman, who wrote "Jersey Boys," have come up with an original story, taking nothing from either the TV show or the movies. The Addams estate, I'm told, was adamant that the musical be based solely on Charles Addams' New Yorker drawings.

"They have complete control over just about everything on this show, and they rule with an iron fist," a source says of the estate, which is said to collect millions of dollars a year on all things Addams.

The musical is set in the present day, and the Addams family lives in a spooky castle in the middle of Central Park. The plot is a bit like "Meet the Parents," with Gomez and Morticia throwing a dinner party for the parents of their daughter Wednesday's boyfriend.

Among many funny wisecracks, this one got the biggest laugh (for the full effect, imagine Nathan doing one his famous double takes on the punch line):

Morticia: When your mother moved in, it was supposed to be for two weeks. She's been upstairs now for 12 years.

Gomez: My mother? I thought that was
your mother!

"The story's a little thin, but they fire a lot of funny jokes at you," says a theater executive, who says he's going to invest in the $10 million show.

Andrew Lippa's score is getting mixed reviews. While Lippa's an accomplished composer ("The Wild Party"), he's not exactly a tunesmith.

"Truthfully, I didn't leave humming any of the songs," one person says. "It's not a bad score by any means, but I think you've got to have a couple of songs that are as catchy as the famous theme."

Read the rest on!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Full Musical Cast & Crew List

mineowyn of has made a nice compilation of info about the upcoming Addams Family musical!

The cast of this developmental workshop includes Nathan Lane as Gomez, Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia, Kevin Chamberlin as Fester, Zachary James as Lurch, Mary Louise Burke as Grandmama, Terrence Mann, Jan Maxwell and more. As is often the case with readings and workshops, this does not necessarily reflect what the final production casting will be.

As previously announced, the musical will make its world premiere Nov. 13, 2009-Jan. 10, 2010, at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre in Chicago, prior to a spring 2010 launch on Broadway.

With a book by Marshall Brickman and partner Rick Elice (librettists of the 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Jersey Boys) and music and lyrics by Drama Desk Award-winning composer-lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), the musical is wholly original and not based on Addams Family material from other media.

Produced by Elephant Eye Theatrical and Roy Furman, The Addams Family has direction and design by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch, the creators of Shockheaded Peter.

The Addams Family creative team also includes choreographer Sergio Trujillo, lighting designer Natasha Katz and musical director Mary-Mitchell Campbell.

Visit the livejournal entry for actor/cast links.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Man Is Jailed for Whistling Addams Family Theme

Man sent to jail for whistling “The Addams Family” theme song. He was sentenced to 20 weeks of prison for harassing his neighbors for four years by whistling the theme song from “The Addams Family” every time he saw them.

Read More on The Sheffield Telegraph

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Charles Addams 1976 Magazine Article Profile

Article from the September 13th, 1976 issue of People Magazine.
Catch the full three page spread on the I'm Learning To Share BLOG!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Halloween Poll

The results of our last poll are being tallied a little later than usual, but here it goes:

The Question: Did You Have an Addams Family Halloween?

The Results (In descending order):

-I watched an Addams Family movie/episode (66%, 13 votes)
-I thought or talked about the Addams Family a lot (30%, 7 votes)
-I had an Addams Family costume (13%, 3 votes)
-I did something else Addams Family related (8%, 2 votes)
-I didn't do anything Addams Family related this year...(8%, 2 votes)
-I had an Addams Family party! (4%, 1 vote)
-I carved an Addams Family pumpkin (0%, 0 votes)
-I decorated my pad in Addams Family fashion (0%, 0 votes)

Thanks to all those who participated. Keep your eyes peeled for the next poll to be posted soon!

Addams Family Fanfiction

Link: Because We're Addamses

Author: calliopes_pen

Written for: chokolattejedi in the Yuletide 2008 Challenge

Summary: Because we're Addamses. Madness, psychosis, and the macabre are our children and our food. And we gladly feast on those that would subdue us.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Addams Family Musical's Official Site

The Addams Family Musical's website is now up and running! Visit the site and join their mailing list for the newest Addams Family Musical news.

Friday, January 9, 2009

10 Facts About Charles Addams

In honor of the Addams Family's creator, Charles Addams's birthday (the 7th of January), mental floss has put together a list of ten interesting facts about the man.

Below is a brief summary of the list. Read the full details of each fact on mental floss. Happy Birthday, Mr. Addams!

1. Many of the gags from the series and the movies are taken right from Addams’ old comics.

2. Charles and his third wife, Tee, got married in a pet cemetery to reflect their ghoulish sense of humor.

3. He was close friends with Ray Bradbury.

4. There were lots of rumors about his personal life.

5. Even if he didn’t dress the part, he decorated his apartment in exactly the manner you would expect.

6. He was quite the ladies’ man.

7. He loved to perpetuate the dark and creepy rumors about himself.

8. He opened his door one day and found Alfred Hitchcock standing there.

9. Charles was distantly related to John Adams, John Quincy Adams and Sam Adams.

10. But multiple descriptions say his first wife, Barbara Jean Day, was a dead ringer (pardon the pun) for Morticia.