There was nothing like it on TV back in 1964. The macabre situations, the strange characters, the alluring Morticia (played by Carolyn Jones), her manic husband Gomez (John Astin), the strange children Wednesday and Pugsley. And the bizarre disembodied hand (Thing) and the hairy Cousin Itt and Kitty Cat, the family lion. And, of course, the giant butler, Lurch (Ted Cassidy). Who can forget the harpsichord music and the snapping fingers (still played at NHL games)?
They’re creepy and they’re kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They’re all together ooky,
The Addams Family.