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8 Creepy and Kooky Facts About the Original ‘Addams Family’

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It’s that time of year when we love digging into everything that’s “altogether ooky.” Before the various movies and animated series, John Astin and his cast mates on the Addams Family brought the iconic crew to life on our TV screens. While it’s always great to come across the episodes airing as reruns nowadays (raise your hand if you’ve already got the finger-snapping theme song in your head), but it’s obviously even more fun once the Halloween season rolls around. 

The classic series from the mid-1960s featured such hilariously kooky characters that you couldn’t help but laugh along with all their antics. That said, did you know the show wasn’t the first time audiences actually got a look at Gomez, Morticia, and the rest of their odd family? Or that if the series had aired in color, their dark lifestyle would have appeared a lot less bleak?

Take a look at all of the fascinating facts below to learn more about the original Addams Family series before sitting down to enjoy a few of the adorably eerie episodes this Halloween. 

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