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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The Addams Family Goes to School - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After Mr. Hilliard goes through gate and nears the house, it's really at the real house. A second later, he's approaching the now-familiar front porch on the studio set. This is easy to tell because the layout of the two porches are radically different.

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Cousin Itt Visits the Addams Family - S1-E20

Revealing mistake: In the wide shot of the family watching Cousin Itt perform magic tricks, you can see Felix Silla's legs as they probably didn't intend for the whole character to be in frame.

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The Great Treasure Hunt - S2-E19

Revealing mistake: When Fester gives the anchor to Morticia, she drops it, and it bounces back up. When she lays it down, the wire used to achieve the gag is easily seen.

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Visible crew/equipment: Whenever Thing comes out of his little places you can see a wire that is used to open up the little hiding place.

My Son, the Chimp - S1-E28

Continuity mistake: While playing chess, and when Pugsley calls him, Thing is a left hand. When he comes up in the garden area, he's a right hand.

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Uncle Fester's Illness - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: When we see Wednesday playing a game with Thing she is missing two front teeth. Later when the doctor comes to check on Fester she is only missing one front tooth.

Green-Eyed Gomez - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: After the doorbell knob retracts into the frame, the door starts to open. After the angle change, the door starts to open again.

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The Addams Family Goes to School - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Wednesday is first holding her doll, the buttons are facing forward. A second later, it's backwards.

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The Addams Family Goes to School - S1-E1

Other mistake: When Thing is first seen, he's a right handed thing. When Wednesday gets the mail from him, Thing is a lefty.

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The Addams Family Goes to School - S1-E1

Other mistake: As Gomez and Hilliard come to the top landing, the supposed access behind Gomez at the top of the stairs can be seen to be either a blank wall or a door that should be a hallway.

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The Addams Family Goes to School - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: If you look at the shrubbery, you can see the person performing our first glimpse of Thing moving around.

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Happy Birthday, Grandma Frump - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: As Morticia and Gomez play with the train, there is only one train on the set. When Gomez blows it up at the bridge, there is a second train in the midst of it. This is a reuse of stock footage.

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Portrait of Gomez - S2-E13

Visible crew/equipment: As Thing withdraws into the tree, in the wide shot, you can see someone's elbow pop out from the tree.

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Cousin Itt's Problem - S2-E6

Revealing mistake: As Fester looks at the mirror, it shatters. After he asks a question, it falls off the wall. After it does, you can see what appears to be someone's fingers pushing from the other side to knock the mirror down. That spot on the wall is obviously fabric covering a hole.

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Uncle Fester's Toupee - S1-E31

Visible crew/equipment: As Gomez goes to ring for Lurch, the shadow of the boom mike is on the wall behind him.

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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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Crisis in the Addams Family - S1-E24

Visible crew/equipment: In the play room, as Fester goes to leave, the shadow of the boom mike is seen on the wall behind him.

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The Addams Family Meets the Undercover Man - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: After Conkey says "Yes, it is", in the long shot, he lowers his arm. As he goes to answer Gomez, his arm is suddenly up.

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The Addams Family Meets the Undercover Man - S1-E16

Audio problem: Ted Cassidy (Lurch) was an accomplished organist. However, when he "played" the Harpsichord, he was only miming the actions. When Lurch is playing while Gomez and Morticia are fencing the music doesn't match the movements of his hands.

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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.

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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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