During the 1993 film “Addams Family Values,” Gomez and the newest addition to the family, young son Pubert, are recovering from a bachelor party. Gomez fixes himself something that he refers to as “Hair of the Dog,” referencing a popular hangover cure.
After that, however, he goes on to fix the infant Pubert, something he refers to as “Hair of the Pup,” which raises some worrying questions. At the same time, Pubert is wearing a pair of sunglasses, which goes on to suggest Pubert might have gotten a little too wild the night before. We don’t know if Morticia would approve, but it is the Addams family.
Making the Jump to the Stage
The Addams family made their Broadway debut on April eighth, 2010, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The show ran for seven hundred and twenty-two shows before it finally closed its doors. The music and lyrics were by Andrew Lippa, while the book (consider it the script) was by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.
The play has Wednesday bringing her boyfriend – normal boy Lucas – to meet the family. Tensions mount, but everything works out in the end. Also, Uncle Fester uses a backpack rocket to fly to the moon at the end. Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth played Gomez and Morticia during the original run.
The Chocolate Family
People have been parodying or giving nods to the Addams family ever since the first television show came out, but did anybody really expect the M&M's candies to do it? An ad came out in 2007 that had the multi-colored candies recreate the original opening of the show, using the theme song and everything.
It was an ad for M&M's dark chocolate, and the ad proved to be incredibly successful. According to firms that measure the success of ads and product placements, it was the best commercial that aired during the month of April. You can still see the ad online, and it really did the original justice.
A Real Spooky House
While the sets themselves weren't actually found inside a Gothic house, the house that viewers of the show from the sixties during the title sequence was a real building. You can find it at 21 Chester Place in Los Angeles. The prop and special effects department had to do a little work to add a third floor and a tower to make it a little spookier and bigger for the shot.
While early fans were able to take a look at the real thing, the house was torn down at some point between 1968 and 1972. Then again, almost every other building in Los Angeles went the same way, so we shouldn't be surprised.
It Isn't Easy Being Beautiful
While Anjelica Huston had no problem doing the actual actions for the first two Addams Family movies, and the overall experience was a positive one, looking like Morticia was another matter. To get the right look of the alluring wife of Gomez, Huston had to wear gauze eye-lifts to get a slanted eye look, resulting in her getting bad headaches while she wore them.
There's also the metal corset she had to wear to get the character's trademark waist. She wore fake nails, and she also had to get, as far as we can tell multiple neck tucks. She couldn't bend or even lie down in the corset, so by the end of the day, she was exhausted.