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Gomez Addams is the fictional patriarch of The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams for The New Yorker magazine in the 1930s.
In the 1960s American television series recreation, Gomez was portrayed by John Astin. Astin also voiced the character in an episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies which featured the family. In the first animated series by Hanna-Barbera, Gomez was voiced by Lennie Weinrib. In the second animated series, also by Hanna-Barbera, Gomez’s voice was again performed by John Astin.
Morticia A. Addams is the fictional matriarch of “The Addams Family”, created by cartoonist Charles Addams and based on his first wife Barbara.
Morticia is the wife of Gomez Addams and mother of Wednesday Addams and Pugsley Addams. The character originated in the Charles Addams cartoons for The New Yorker magazine in the 1930s. In the cartoons, none of the family members had names. When the characters were adapted to the 1964 television series, Charles Addams gave her the name “Morticia”, implying “death”. Morticia’s maiden name is “Frump” and she has an older sister named Ophelia . In the television series, her mother was named Hester Frump. Her mother-in-law is Grandmama Addams. In the 1990s Addams Family films, Grandmama is actually Morticia’s mother, not Gomez’s.
Pugsley Addams is a member of the fictional Addams family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams. Pugsley is the oldest child of Morticia and Gomez Addams. He is a pre-teen boy who is almost always seen wearing a striped T-shirt and shorts. Originally unnamed, the character who was apparently the prototype for Pugsley first appeared in the Charles Addams cartoons in The New Yorker during the 1930s. In this first incarnation, he was portrayed as a deviant child with a vicious nature, shown committing deplorable acts with his sister. In all incarnations, he is overweight. In the television series, Pugsley usually eats over five pieces of cake at birthday parties.
In Charles Addams’s cartoons, Wednesday and other members of the family had no names. When the characters were adapted to the 1964 television series, Charles Addams gave her the name “Wednesday”, based on the well-known nursery rhyme line, “Wednesday’s child is full of woe”. She is the sister of Pugsley Addams (and, in the movie Addams Family Values, also the sister of Pubert Addams), and she is the only daughter of Gomez Addams and Morticia Addams.
Uncle Fester is a particularly shy man when it comes to seeing someone he likes and he is a completely hairless, hunched, and barrel-shaped man with dark, sunken eyes and often a deranged smile. He always wears a heavy, full-length fur coat. Fester was derived from a character drawn by cartoonist Charles Addams, although these were single page cartoons, with no stories or character names.
Grandmama is the grandmother of the Addams children, Pugsley and Wednesday Addams, although her relationship to the other family members is somewhat inconsistent in the various incarnations of the family. In Charles Addams original The New Yorker cartoon strips, the character was referred to as Grandma Frump, therefore making her Morticia’s mother. For the original television series her relationship to the family is retconned and she becomes Gomez’s mother.
Thing (The Addams Family)
Thing T. Thing, referred to as just Thing, is a fictional character in the The Addams Family. Thing was originally portrayed as a whole person, but was changed to a disembodied hand for the television series. In Spanish-speaking countries, he was named “Dedos” (“Fingers”), while in Portuguese-speaking countries he was named “Mãozinha” (Little Hand).
Lurch (The Addams Family)
Lurch is a 6 ft 9 in (206 cm) tall, shambling, gloomy butler who somewhat resembles Frankenstein’s monster. On the Addams Family television series, Lurch has a deep, resonant voice quite unlike that of Herman Munster, a character on the show’s main competitor, The Munsters. Although fully capable of normal speech, Lurch often communicates via simple inarticulate moans, which, much like the dialogue of Cousin Itt, his employers have no trouble understanding. The Addamses often comment that Lurch is eloquent and vivacious.
Cousin Itt (The Addams Family)
Itt Addams is the cousin of Gomez Addams, and is arguably the most enigmatic member of The Addams Family. He is a short being whose entire body is completely covered with hair. When Gomez asks Cousin Itt what is underneath all the hair, Cousin Itt replies, “Roots”. His hair color changed throughout the years but in the 1998 Addams Family TV series his hair color was blond. He usually wears sunglasses, a derby hat, and gloves.