The Addams Family (1992 TV series)

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This article is about the 1992 TV series. For other uses, see The Addams Family (disambiguation).
The Addams Family
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On-screen title card.
Network: ABC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Turner Entertainment
Original release: September 12, 1992-November 6, 1993
Run time: 22 minutes
Starring: John Astin
Nancy Linari
Debi Derryberry
Jeannie Elias
Rip Taylor
Carol Channing
Jim Cummings
Pat Fraley
Executive producer(s): David Kirshchner
Mark Young
Producer(s): Ron Myrick
Karenia Kamenski
Music composed by: Guy Moon
Matt Muhoberac
John Zuker
Writer(s): Bill Matheny
Lane Raichert
Director(s): Robert Alvarez
Don Lusk
Carl Urbano
Ray Patterson
Gordon Hunt
Ginny McSwain
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The Addams Family is an American animated comedy-horror TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera for ABC's Saturday morning line-up. It ran from 1992 to 1993, airing 21 episodes. It is based on Charles Addams's single-panel comic in The New Yorker, and the success of the live-action film The Addams Family in 1991. This was the second animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera, after the 1973 version of the same name.

Unlike Hanna-Barbera's first attempt, which had the Addamses on a cross country road trip across America, this incarnation was a lot more faithful by having them situated in their mansion in a fixed setting, in the newly created and unlikely suburban community of Happydale Heights. This series was also somewhat darker in comparison, due to the highly well-received aforementioned live-action film.

This incarnation gained some recognition with action figures, episodes adapted into books, and a Nintendo video game.

Production

Development

Casting

John Astin, who played Gomez in the 1960s live-action Addams Family TV series, reprised his role for this cartoon adaptation; Astin had also previously provided the voice of Gomez in an episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies.

Music

The music was composed by Guy Moon for the first season, who then provided additional music for the next season, while Matt Muhoberac and John Zuker took the job as primary composers. The theme song was performed by Vic Mizzy.

Episodes

Episode Number Air date
"Happyester Fester" 1x01 September 12, 1992
"Dead and Breakfast" 1x02 September 19, 1992
"The Day Gomez Failed" 1x03 September 26, 1992
"Girlfriendstein" / "Pugsley by the Numbers" / "Beware of Thing" 1x04 October 3, 1992
"N.J. Addams" 1x05 October 10, 1992
A Thing Is Born" / "Choke and Dagger" / "Fester's Diary" 1x06 October 17, 1992
"Sir Puglsey" / "Festerman" / "Art to Art" 1x07 October 24, 1992
"Puttergeist" 1x08 October 31, 1992
"F.T.V." 1x09 November 7, 1992
"Itt's Over" 1x10 November 14, 1992
"Hide and Go Lurch" / "Hook, Line and Stinkers" / "A Sword Fightin' Thing" 1x11 November 21, 1992
"Addams Family PTA" 1x12 November 28, 1992
"Little Big Thing" / "Little Bad Riding Hood" / "Metamorphosister" 1x13 December 5, 1992
"Color Me Addams" 2x01 September 13, 1993
"No Ifs, Ands or Butlers" 2x02 September 25, 1993
"Jack and Jill and the Beanstalk" / "Festerman Returns" / "Hand Delivered" 2x03 October 2, 1993
"Sweetheart of a Brother" 2x04 October 9, 1993
"Double O Honeymoon" 2x05 October 16, 1993
"Then Came Granny" / "Pet Show Thing" / "Fester Sings the Fester Way" 2x06 October 23, 1993
"Camp Addams" / "Little Doll Lost" / "King of the Polycotton Blues" 2x07 October 30, 1993
"A Girl and a Ghoul" / "A Little Bit of Puglsey" / "Ask Granny" 2x08 November 6, 1993

Cast

References