The Addams Family (1973 TV series)
- This article is about the 1973 TV series. For other uses, see The Addams Family (disambiguation).
|The Addams Family|
On-screen title card.
|Created by:||David Levy|
|Original release:||September 8-December 22, 1973|
|Executive producer(s):||William Hanna|
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
|Director(s):||Charles A. Nichols|
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The Addams Family is an American animated comedy-horror TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera for NBC's Saturday morning line-up. It ran in the fall of 1973, airing 16 episodes. It is based on Charles Addams's single-panel comic in The New Yorker, and the success of ABC's original live-action adaptation during the 1960s. According to the credits, David Levy created both incarnations.
Unlike their guest appearance on The New Scooby-Doo Movies, wherein they were traditionally placed in their Victorian-style mansion, disturbing their neighbors with their eccentric ways and mysterious supernatural abilities, this series revolves around the macabre-loving Addamses and their extended family traveling in a camper van (which resembled their mansion on wheels) across America, showcasing their eccentricities and mysterious supernatural abilities to the whole country. Hanna-Barbera had a second chance in 1992 to be more faithful.
The cartoon gained some notability when it was used for a 1974 Boy Scouts of America public service announcements, and then a three-issue comic series of episode adaptations between 1974-75.
In their aforementioned guest appearance, John Austin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, and Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan reprised their roles (Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, and Lurch) from the live-action series, while the pre-famous movie star Jodie Foster and Cindy Henderson were newly cast to play the kids (Puglsey and Wednesday). In the series proper, Austin and Jones were replaced with Lennie Weinrib and Janet Waldo, respectively. Waldo and John Stephenson had also voiced Grandmama and Cousin Itt, respectively, in both versions.
|"The Addams Family in New York"||1x01||September 8, 1973|
|"Left in the Lurch"||1x02||September 15, 1973|
|"Boola Boola"||1x03||September 22, 1973|
|"The Fastest Creepy Camper in the West"||1x04||September 29, 1973|
|"The Mardi Gras Story"||1x05||October 6, 1973|
|Follow That Loaf of Bread"||1x06||October 13, 1973|
|"Aloha, Hoolamagoola"||1x07||October 20, 1973|
|"The Reluctant Astronauts' Trip to the Moon"||1x08||October 27, 1973|
|"The Great Balloon Race"||1x09||November 3, 1973|
|"Ghost Town"||1x10||November 10, 1973|
|"The Circus Story"||1x11||November 17, 1973|
|"The Addams Family at Sea"||1x12||November 24, 1973|
|"The Voodoo Story"||1x13||December 1, 1973|
|"The Roller Derby Story"||1x14||December 8, 1973|
|"The Addams Family Goes West"||1x15||December 15, 1973|
|"The Addams Family at the Kentucky Derby"||1x16||December 22, 1973|
- Lennie Weinrib as Gomez Addams
- Janet Waldo as Morticia Addams, Grandmama
- Cindy Henderson as Wednesday Addams
- Jodie Foster as Puglsey Addams
- Jackie Coogan as Uncle Fester
- Ted Cassidy as Lurch
- John Stephenson as Cousin Itt