|Ivy checks out Sweetpea's costume!
|Sweetpea backing out from under the wig!
The TV show which ran during the 60's for a few short years was very poplar and based on the New Yorker cartoon by Charles Addams. His work was called many things - bizarre, demonic, humorous and enchanting. People loved his take on life and death with a very black humor.
|New Yorker cartoon by Charles Addams
Addams passed away in 1988 but in a style uniquely his:
Charles Addams died on September 28, 1988 outside his home. As a lover of cars, Charles went out and sat in his car. After a long cruise, Charles put his head down on the steering wheel, and passed on to the other side as his heart gave out.
He wanted to be remembered as a fun loving artist and had requested a party instead of a wake. At the New York Public Library, a party was thrown complete with a banquet and jazz bands. In a Boston newspaper, a cartoon was depicted in which the cartoon Addams family looked sadly down at a grave, while Charles crawled out from the other side.
|The real Cousin Itt.
Happy Halloween! We leave you now with a clip from the Addams Family with Cousin Itt. If you can't see the clip below go here.