The Addams Family

The Addams Family (1964)

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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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The Addams Family Tree - S1-E5

Audio problem: With Morticia in his arms, he says "And I dropped you...only once." If you watch his profile, you can see that his face never moves. Hard to believe especially when you know he had an animated face.

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Green-Eyed Gomez - S1-E8

Other mistake: As Fester goes to shoot Gomez, his aim strays upward to about a 45 to 50° angle. Not enough to shoot the support chain on the light that is directly above him, and hits him on the head.

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Green-Eyed Gomez - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: As Fester gets a pistol from the drawer, there is an assortment of items in the drawer, and he leaves it open. A moment later, he goes to exchange guns, the drawer is closed and suddenly bare, except for the other pistol.

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Green-Eyed Gomez - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: As Fester talks with Gomez, he has a fork in hand that has a small chunk of meat on it. In one quick take, there is an entire meatball on it, then a moment later, it's a small bite again.

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Grandmama Addams: Fester, You're not cheating.
Uncle Fester: Sorry.

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Trivia: Originally, Lurch was supposed to remain mute for the entire show. In the pilot, when the bell is first rung to summon Lurch, Ted Cassidy ad-libbed the line, "You rang?" This caused everybody to burst into laughter and from then on Lurch would talk.

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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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