Sunday, June 6, 2010

This Week's Poll: Who is your favorite member of the Addams Family?

Yes, they're creepy and they're kooky. They are indeed mysterious and spooky. You must admit that they're altogether ooky. I'm talking about the Addams Family, as shown in the 1964-66 television series. Granted, the Addams Family has appeared in animated form, twice on the silver screen, in a "reunion" TV series, and even as a Broadway musical. But for true fans, there's nothing like the original TV family--and they were very, very original.

This week's poll asks Cafe readers to select their favorite member of the family. I doubt if they need much of an introduction, but here goes anyway:

Gomez Addams (John Astin) is a wealthy eccentric who loves his wife Morticia passionately. He is very acrobatic and becomes uncontrollably romantic when Morticia speaks French or calls him "Bubele" (a German expression meaning "darling").

Morticia Addams (Carolyn Jones) is woman of class who dabbles in art and cultivates flesh-eating plants. She can light candles with her fingertips and fence with his husband. She has a sister named Ophelia (also played by Carolyn Jones).

Uncle Fester (Jackie Coogan) is Morticia's wacky but kindly uncle. When he places a lightbulb in his mouth, it lights up.

Grandmama Addams (Blossom Rock) is Gomez's mother (he occasionally calls her "Mamacita"). She frequently mixes potions and conjures up spells.

Lurch (Ted Cassidy) is the household butler. When summoned him by means of a bell pull, the bell's gong shakes the entire house. Lurch then appears, responding with with a baritone" "You rang?"

Wednesday Addams (Lisa Loring) is Gomez and Morticia's six-year-old daughter, who raises spiders and beheads her dolls (which are named Marie Antoinette, Mary Queen of Scots, etc.).

Pugsley Addams (Ken Weatherwax) is Gomez and Morticia' son and Wednesday's older brother. He is the most conventional member of the family, though he does have a pet octupus named Aristotle.

Thing T. Thing (Ted Cassidy) is a disembodied hand that appears out of boxes and other containers.

Cousin Itt (Felix Silla) is Gomez's cousin, a short creature covered head-to-foot in long hair. He speaks in rapid gibberish which only the Addams family can understand.
To support your favorite member of the Addams Family, cast your vote in the green sidebar on the right.


  1. Wednesday is ADORABLE! Who wouldn't want a daughter like her?

  2. I have to go with Lurch, Man plays a mean Harpsichord

  3. Rick , my wife Joann votes for Cousin Itt

  4. I think it's a tough choice, but I gotta go with Gomez. It was the perfect role for John Astin.

  5. I'll have to go with Morticia Addams with Wednesday as a close second. I've loved this show since I was a kid, even more than The Munsters. And the next generation in my family loves it too. My youngest niece was Wednesday for Halloween one year...beheaded doll and all. LOL!!

  6. Dressing like Wednesday for Halloween sounds awesome!

  7. My niece looked exactly like Wed. She had naturally long, straight black that she put into braid and walked around with a serious expression.

    Leenerlv/BeenaLV aka NoirDiva :)