The Addams Family

Morticia and the Psychiatrist - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Morticia is watching Gomez and the trains, at the second of the collision and explosion, it's a re-use of the shot when Mr. Hilliard is there, as in just a split second, you can see him, then there's Morticia again.

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Green-Eyed Gomez - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: As Fester talks with Gomez, he puts the fork with hamburger on it down in the bowl he's holding, and his right hand under the bowl. A second later, he's suddenly holding the fork.

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Uncle Fester's Toupee - S1-E31

Other mistake: Bad editing shows up a couple times in this episode. Once when Max goes to ring the doorbell. As he reaches for it, it moves out and in on its own and he moves with it. As he does, its easy to see the film is run back and forth. The second time is when he reacts to the news of Kitty. He flinches, and his toupee slips over his face, then the film is run backwards so it goes back.

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Trivia: Although it was kept a secret for years, the part of Thing was performed by Ted Cassidy. He sometimes had to travel to the studio to do it, even if Lurch wasn't in the episode. Though in a few episodes, where both Lurch and Thing appeared in the same shot, assistant director Jack Voglin performed the part of Thing.

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Trivia: Although everybody knows all of the Addams Family members' names, none of them had their now-familiar names when Charles Addams created them for the New Yorker magazine. It was when the idea was pitched to the television executives that the names were created. Coincidentally, the Addams Family and The Munsters debuted the same week, and were cancelled the same week two years later.

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Trivia: Although generally considered a right hand, Thing occasionally appears as a left hand.

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Morticia: Look at Mr. Addams. He's always developing outside interests.
Gomez: Right now I have the most enviable collection of coroner's reports in the neighborhood.

Wednesday: Dear Santa, we just wanted you to know that even though Mr. Thompson says that there was no such thing as Santa Claus, we didn't believe him. So please come or else it will make us look like dummies. Signed Wednesday and Pugsley Addams.

Gomez: The L stands for Lucifer.
Morticia: Very appropriate for a politician.

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Question: Ted (Lurch) Cassidy was a total of six feet nine inches tall. A number of times, especially in Season 2 Episode 6, "Cousin Itt's Problem", it seems the top of his head barely clears to top of the door jamb. Were the doors seven feet tall back then?

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Chosen answer: Being that this was filmed in a TV studio, the set would have been specially designed and built to accommodate Cassidy's height. Also, I live in an older house (100 years-old), and all the inner and outer doors are eight feet tall.

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