The Addams' Family, that's what. I was reminded how much I love that TV show yesterday, when I was flipping through the channels and came across the "Biography" station. The featured biography was Carolyn Jones, better known as Morticia Addams.
My love of the Addams Family dates back to when I was a kid and my dad introduced me to all the the 1960s, cheesy TV shows -- namely, the Addams Family and The Munsters. It was love at first sight as far as I was concerned regarding the Addams' (I won't even go into how The Addams Family is far superior to The Munsters...or at least not at this time). I mean -- Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Cousin Itt, Grandmama, Lurch, Thing...I loved them all.
I haven't had the pleasure of watching any old reruns in a long time. When Pete and I moved into our house 11 years ago, we had a satellite dish (you know, one of those really HUGE ones where you're neighbors think you're some freak because you have this giant thing in your backyard)? Oh yeah, we had it. Because cable sucked back then. Anyway, the dish picked up TV Land (which was not on cable at the time) and they used to show the re-runs of The Addams Family. I was thrilled to death when I was able to watch the Addams' on a daily basis...sigh.
Just to give you a rundown of why I love the show, here's some brief comments:
Gomez: The man is a lawyer who gets joy out of losing his cases. A crazy eccentric, he loves smoking cigars, blowing up model trains and is madly in love with Morticia. What is not to love about Gomez? Between the crazy eyes and the pinstriped suit and the indoor gymnastics...for some reason Gomez always reminded me of my dad. There is a bit of a resemblance, but I don't know what else makes me think of my dad. Maybe it's because he introduced me to the show? Pete and I once saw the episode where Gomez ran for Mayor. That definitely reminded me of my dad with all the politics. :)
Morticia: I swear, one of these days I am going to get me a Morticia dress. The lady was hot in that crazy get-up. I loved when she fed her venus flytrap plan ground beef, and that she cut the heads off her roses. And I loved that when she spoke French, Gomez would go crazy like they were on a first date or something. "Tish! You spoke French...!" (grabbing her arm and kissing it all the way up. CLASSIC.
Other odds and ends: Wednesday's Marie Antionette doll (with guillotine accessory), Lurch and the harpsicord, the noose that the family would ring when wanting to summond Lurch, handy-dandy Thing and his helpful lending-a-hand, Uncle Fester and the light bulbs, the bearskin rug that growled...
All of this makes me wonder: WHY IN THE FUCK DON'T I OWN THIS SHOW ON DVD???