Friday, November 6, 2009

Dahling, Morticia and Gomez deserve a hand...

They're a lovely couple, married for years and still so mad for each other. They have many of the usual stresses people deal with. Raising children, a home to keep up, roles in the community (real or imagined) to maintain.

Their appearance is important to them. They're happy to have extended family and friends in their home. They have pets who they love and care for, including a meat-eating plant. Of course, we're talking about Gomez and Morticia Addams.

This couple has been played, or voiced, by several incarnations of actors throughout the years.

Maybe the best known are the characters from the television show and films. The 1964-66 TV series was John Astin as Gomez and Carolyn Jones as Morticia.

The Addams Chronicles: An Altogether Ooky Look at The Addams Family is a fun book with lots of information, photos and other goodies.

Raúl Juliá was Gomez in two of the films, The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993). Anjelica Huston was Morticia to his Gomez.

The films are available on DVD. Addams Family Values is on and elsewhere.

Gomez in The Addams Family Reunion (1998) was Tim Curry. Morticia here was none other than Daryl Hannah.

Also in 1998-99, there was a television Addams Family with Glenn Taranto and Ellie Harvie in the roles.

A Broadway musical is about to open for previews in Chicago. Gomez is played by Nathan Lane and Morticia is Bebe Neuwirth.

There was more than one animated series along the way, and we can't forget that it all began with the books by Charles Addams. A selection of Addams framed cartoon works are on exhibit. Charles Addams: Cartoonist runs through January 2010 at The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT.

Do you have a favorite Gomez and Morticia?

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Images: Sitcoms Online and (above)


  1. They were a great couple! Also Bob and Emily on the first Newhart show.

  2. Thanks for the comment. I really liked the Bob Newhart show, too. :)


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