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31 Days of Spook – Day 4

04 Oct

Hello my frightful spooks, ghosts, goblins and creatures of the night.  Count Baconula here –

I hope you have been enjoying my 31 Days of Spook.  Not too scary for you… I hope.

Today I want to go down a road that happens to be another one of my mom and dad’s favorite.  The Addams Family.  I know you want to do it.  I won’t tell.  Go ahead and snap those fingers my friends while you can.  Don’t be scared. Insert evil piggy snort.

The Addams Family actually got their start in the cartoons.  No, you don’t believe me?  Well let me educate you then.  The creator of the The Addams Family was American cartoonist Charles Addams.  Charles Addams was born in Westfield, New Jersey and his cartoons reflected around the macabre and dark humor.  The Addams Family was created in 1938 and were published as cartoons in The New Yorker.

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On September 18, 1964, the first weekly series of The Addams Family came on television in black and white.  The last show was aired on September 2, 1966.  Funny thing to know during this time period, WIlliam Shawn who was the editor at the time at The New Yorker refused to publish any of Charles Addams cartoons on the The Addams Family while they were on television.   WIlliam Shawn thought The New Yorker had a more refined readership.  Once William Shawn retired from The New Yorker in 1987, The Adams Family was welcomed back.

In the television series, almost every member of the family demonstrated some uniquely inhuman almost paranormal traits –

  • Morticia was able to light candles with the touch of a fingertip. Morticia would also ask visitors if they minded if she smoked.  She would then cross her arms and literally start to smoke with smoke coming out in curls of smoke from her body.
  • Gomez was athletic.  His cigar would light the instant he drew it out of his breast pocket and extinguished when he put it back.  Gomez could also perform mathematical calculations in his head.
  • Fester generated electricity and could power a lightbulb in his mouth as a party trick.  He liked to ‘recharge’ in his electric chair.  And do you remember Fester suffering from migraines?  Do you remember the cure?  The cure was clamping his head in a vise.
  • Grandmama could whip up potions of varying effects and could fly on a broom.
  • Pugsley was always seen as being able to survive any mortal injuries including his sister’s regular attempts to kill him.
  • Wednesday was also able to survive any mortal injuries inflicted upon her by Pugsley.  She was also strong enough to bring her father down with a judo hold.
  • Lurch had Frankenstein strength.
  • Thing could travel from box to box.

TRIVIA TIME MY FRIENDS –  (Don’t cheat.  The asnwers are at the bottom of this page – have fun 🙂

  1. In the movie Adams Family Values, Morticia and Gomez have a third child, a little boy.  What was his name?
  2. What was the one thing that Gomez liked blowing up?
  3. What was Wednesday’s favorite toy named?  You know, the one that Pugsley cut the head off of.
  4. What was the address to The Addams Family home?
  5. What is the name of Morticia’s African Strangler man eating plant?

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answers –

  1. Pubert
  2. His model trains
  3. Maire Antoinette
  4. 0001 Cemetery Lane
  5. Cleopatra
 
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17 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Day 4

  1. speedyrabbits

    10/04/2013 at 12:48 pm

    Hehehehe love the spooky stuff Bacon,xx Speedy

     
    • PigLove

      10/04/2013 at 1:22 pm

      Thank you my friend. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!! Lots of treats and extra hugs. XOXO – bacon

       
  2. onespoiledcat

    10/04/2013 at 1:16 pm

    Ahhhhh….another spooky favorite of my Mom’s. She knew that Gomez liked blowing up his trains but didn’t remember the other stuff….gosh…my Mom’s getting OLD! 😉

    Spooky Kitty Hugs, Sammy

     
    • PigLove

      10/04/2013 at 1:23 pm

      Snorts – my mom/dad are right there with them then. They loved this show. I’m finding out all kinds of things about them with this research stuff on spooky things. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. Cody-Cat Chat (@CatChatCaren)

    10/04/2013 at 2:15 pm

    I LOVE THE ADDAMS FAMILY! I used to play pinball on an Addams Family machine that was the BEST!

     
    • PigLove

      10/04/2013 at 3:42 pm

      OMP (Oh my pig!) Mommy says she remembers that pinball game. So funny. It was a great show. XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. Kuruk

    10/04/2013 at 2:53 pm

    Bacon, you are so much fun! Wooooowoooooo!

     
    • PigLove

      10/04/2013 at 3:42 pm

      Thank you very much. I really appreciate that! XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. The Dancing Rider

    10/04/2013 at 4:33 pm

    That picture of the ghosts with the little green eyes is really spooky and cute, Bacon. Yes, I so remember Lurch! We have someone in government now who reminds me very much of Lurch! 😉

     
    • PigLove

      10/04/2013 at 4:36 pm

      Snorts – I think I know who you’re talking about- double snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. katsrus

    10/04/2013 at 7:56 pm

    Loved that show. Some of that I don’t remember. I never knew it started as a cartoon.
    Sue B

     
  7. Three Well Beings

    10/05/2013 at 12:44 am

    I think the Addams family were perhaps my favorites in the quirky department! I loved all the characters. I just loved Lurch, and Thing made me laugh! I also didn’t know it started as a cartoon!

     
    • PigLove

      10/05/2013 at 8:18 am

      See my blog is educational – 🙂 one day I might just make if to Jeopardy…. I have the buzz thingy down but I just don’t think Alex Trebek speaks Bacon – snorts.
      Thing was my favorite. He would be nice to have around for that extra hand – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. gentlestitches

    10/05/2013 at 1:03 am

    I have always liked the “toons” so I knew of the beginning. I loved the Addams Family shows. I loved they way they were usually “upbeat and in a good mood” most of the time. Of course they had giant drawers of money which would help things rolling along! The music is still played regularly at school concerts and I also loved the gothic organ music Lurch played. You are a fun piggie. 🙂

     
    • PigLove

      10/05/2013 at 8:16 am

      🙂 wouldn’t we ALL love to have drawers full of money? This show was always fun. Daddy often plays Gomez to moms Morticia by kissing up her arm. It’s kind of cute on one hand and eeww on the other hand. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. mythreemoggies

    10/06/2013 at 9:18 am

    Love the Adams Family 🙂 especially the old black and white shows x

     
    • PigLove

      10/06/2013 at 11:34 am

      Those were the best my friend!! XOXO – Bacon

       

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