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Morticia Addams is a fictional character from The Addams Family television and film series. Morticia is the wife of Gomez Addams and mother of Wednesday, Pugsley and Charles Addams official website; ^ Season 1: Episode 5, "The Addams Family Tree"; ^ Season 1: Episode 9, "The New Neighbors meet the Addams". Old , New - New Neighbors Meet the Addams Family Instead of Gomez and Morticia trying to convince Cousin Itt to be a marriage counselor, Fester. Gomez Addams is the patriarch of The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams This is additionally contradicted in "New Neighbors Meet the Addams Family" Season 1: Ep. 9(). In Addams Family Values, Gomez and Morticia have a third child named Pubert, a seemingly indestructible baby with a thin.
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In the cartoons, none of the family members had names. When the characters were adapted to the television seriesCharles Addams' selection of her name was inspired by " mortician ". Morticia's maiden name is "Frump" and she has an older sister named Ophelia also played by Carolyn Jones.
Her mother-in-law is Grandmama Addams. The real head of the family In one episode she is seen wearing a black pointed hat.
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She commonly wears black hobble dresses to match her hair, tightly form fitting, with a hobble dresswith fringe of octopus-like cloth "tentacles" at the lower hem. According to Wednesday, Morticia applies baking powder to her face instead of actual makeup.
In each episode, she easily allures her husband Gomez by speaking French or any other foreign language for that matter.
Morticia is musically inclined, and is often seen freely strumming a Japanese shamisen. After Shawn's retirement, the characters were welcomed back to The New Yorker. The Addams Family characters were drawn to the specifications of the original Charles Addams cartoons.
After the episode aired, fans wanted more animated adventures featuring the Addamses, and Hanna-Barbera obliged.How Gomez and Morticia Met
The pilot aired inbut was not picked up for a series. In a departure from the original series, this series took the Addamses on the road in a Victorian-style RV. This series also marked the point where the relations between characters were changed so that Fester was now Gomez's brother, and Grandmama was now Morticia's mother though the old relations would be revisited in the television movie, to retain continuity with the original sitcom.
Again, the characters were drawn to the specifications of the original Charles Addams cartoons. One season was produced, and the second season consisted of reruns. A complementary comic book series was produced in connection with the show, but it lasted only three issues. The show's theme music was completely different and had no lyrics and no finger snaps, although it retained a bit of the four-note score from the live-action show.
Halloween with the New Addams Family [ edit ] Main article: It features most of the original cast, except Blossom Rockwho had played Grandmama. She was still alive but was very ill at the time; she was replaced by Jane Rose. Veteran character actors Parley Baer and Vito Scottiwho both had recurring roles in the original series, also appeared in the movie.
The movie has a slightly different version of the theme song; the finger snaps are used but not the lyrics. Gomez and Morticia have had two more children, Wednesday, Jr.
Gomez's brother, Pancho, is staying with the family while Gomez attends a lodge meeting in Tombstone, Arizona. Gomez is jealous of his brother, who once courted Morticia.
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Halloween is nigh, and Pancho tells the children the legend of the Great Pumpkin -like character of Cousin Shy, who distributes gifts and carves pumpkins for good children on Halloween night. Wednesday now called "Wednesday, Sr. Pugsley now "Pugsley, Sr. The family's home has been bugged by a gang of crooks who intend to steal the family fortune.
Lafferty, the boss, sends a gang member named Mikey into the house to investigate. Mikey panics and flees after treading on the tail of Kitty Kat the lion. The crooks employ a fake Gomez and Morticia to help in their plans, along with two strong-arm goons, Hercules and Atlas.