The Addams Family

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. A stagehand performed the part if both Lurch and Thing appeared in the same shot.

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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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The Addams Family Goes to School - S1-E1

Trivia: This is the only episode where the real house used for the exterior is seen. Also, the wrought iron fence is seen to not go all the way around the property.

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Trivia: John Astin (Gomez), Carolyn Jones (Morticia) and Ted Cassidy (Lurch) are the only actors to appear in all 64 episodes of the show.

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Trivia: In all his appearances, except two, Itt was played by Felix Silla, who also was in the suit to play TW1K1, or Twiki, in the Buck Rogers TV series.

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Trivia: Ted Cassidy (Lurch) was an accomplished organist, but only mimed playing the Harpsichord. Also, before he was Lurch, Ted was a weatherman.

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

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Trivia: At the end of each episode, The Thing is credited as "itself."

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Trivia: Producer Nat Perrin created the voice of Cousin Itt by reciting gibberish into a tape recorder and then playing it back at a higher speed.

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The Addams Family Tree - S1-E5

Trivia: In the quick cut scene, Thing comes out and grabs the mail from the letter carrier. This is a re-use of the scene from the pilot episode "The Addams Family Goes to School."

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Green-Eyed Gomez - S1-E8

Trivia: In this episode, as Gomez begs Fester to kill him, Fester says "You're my favorite nephew." In the first Addams Family movie (1991), we hear that Fester and Gomez are brothers.

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