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« on: June 16, 2007, 08:12:16 PM »

Does anyone else besides me like these films?  I always loved the overly dark humor in them.  I was watching the second one on television tonight and the parts where Wednesday goes to camp is absolutely hilarious to me. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2007, 08:28:39 PM »

I will always watch the show when I find it on, and I have the first two movies on DVD.  I loved Joan Cusack in the second one, her performance was over the top.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2007, 06:23:18 AM »

I could never get into them.  It has been a number of years since I tried (I gave each a single go), so maybe my opinion may have changed.  On the other hand, the original show was never high on my list either.  I think that "Munsters" was more my style and I still was not a regular viewer of that.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2007, 06:33:14 AM »

 I wasn't wild about the movies...loved the TV show! Maybe that's why...I couldn't picture anyone but John Astin as Charles...and  Jackie Coogan WAS Fester! (Though I did like the camp scene in part 2....Wednesday trading serial killer cards... BounceGiggle)
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007, 01:15:22 PM »

I've always preferred the Addams' Family to the Munsters, and enjoyed to movies.  Loved the camp scene in the first one where Wednesday has the nerd kids as the Indians basically revolt.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2007, 02:31:14 PM »

I always thought they were the best movies adapted from a TV show, at least the first two.  I think it was mainly because the cast melded together very well.  When I heard they were doing more after Raul died, I was adamant against seeing them.
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2007, 09:32:24 PM »

Does anyone else besides me like these films?  I always loved the overly dark humor in them.  I was watching the second one on television tonight and the parts where Wednesday goes to camp is absolutely hilarious to me. 

I liked them, the crazy dark humor and all.  I especially liked the second one (well the first three fourths of it anyway, started to run out of gas by the end), course part of me liking them might of been cause I had an obsessive crush over Christina Ricci at the time... 

Several great lines...

"Don't worry, Fester, someday you'll find someone.  Someone very special.  Someone who won't press charges."

(Wednesday, Pugsley, and Grandma are getting ready to bury a pet)
Wednesday:...and we honor the fortunate dead.
(Box suddenly yowls, indicating the cat inside is still alive.)

[At Debbie's house]
Morticia: Where are we?
Grandma: Looks familiar... of course, the gates of hell.

(Counselor calls for someone to play a drowning victim)
Amanda: I'll be the victim!
Wednesday: All your life.

Amanda: Why are you dressed like somebody died?
Wednesday: Wait.

[about baby Pubert]
Gomez: He has my father's eyes.
Morticia: Gomez, take those out of his mouth.

Gomez: Children, why do you hate the baby?
Pugsley: We don't hate him. We just wanna play with him.
Wednesday: Especially his head.


And yes, I did go to the imdb, but a lot of these I was able to type from memory... :)

BTW, in this case, "Addams" has to two ds.   Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2007, 09:45:07 PM »

Didn't care that much for the 1st movie but I thought that 2nd one was a lot of fun mainly because of that baby.

 
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2007, 11:57:27 PM »

Own them both --
Love them both --
Multiple viewings of each, though I'm still VHS on this one & will probably only get DVD when these tapes go bye-bye.
Anyone notice that the current M&M's candy commercials on TV are referencing the movies, and not the TV show?  I mean, those candies are Raul Julia and Angelica Huston, not John Astin and Carolyn Jones.
Yes, this sadly is one of those cases wherein only Raul Julia could continue the premise onward -- I simply cannot imagine another current, popular Hispanic actor, good as they may be, in the role.  Jimmy Smits?  Who?
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2007, 05:52:09 PM »

Eat us, yea it's Thanksgiving Day
Eat us, we make a nice buffet
We won't stay fresh for very long
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Yup. That's from memory. I friggin' love those movies.
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2007, 11:35:31 AM »

for quotes I've always like this one from the first one...

Wednesday To Fester: Pass The Salt
Morticia:  Wednesday what do we say?
Wednesday To Fester: NOW
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2007, 03:32:41 AM »

Which show came first ... Adams family or Munsters?
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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2007, 06:52:49 AM »

Which show came first ... Adams family or Munsters?

I believe the Munsters did, though the cartoon strip Charles Addams created that was adapted into the Addams Family show might have been around already.
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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2007, 04:44:01 PM »

Which show came first ... Adams family or Munsters?

I believe the Munsters did, though the cartoon strip Charles Addams created that was adapted into the Addams Family show might have been around already.

Actually, "The Addams Family" came first by six days. "The Addams Family" premiering on television on September 18, 1964, and "The Munsters" premiering on television on September 24, 1964.
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2007, 06:04:43 PM »

"THE ADDAMS FAMILY" TV series was inspired by cartoons that first appeared in The New Yorker in the 1930s, anybody remember if it appeared in the 50s each week in The Saturday Evening Post?   

Anyone notice that the current M&M's candy commercials on TV are referencing the movies, and not the TV show?  I mean, those candies are Raul Julia and Angelica Huston, not John Astin and Carolyn Jones.
Well, the commercial has the same portrait-like setup as the opening of the TV show...

Yes, this sadly is one of those cases wherein only Raul Julia could continue the premise onward -- I simply cannot imagine another current, popular Hispanic actor, good as they may be, in the role. 
I so agree with you about Raul Julia...I was lucky enough to have seen him live on stage (in MAN OF LA MANCHA).  I really like the old TV series which was just as clever as, and often moreso, than "THE MUNSTERS," but perhaps not as loveable.   

I will always watch the show when I find it on, and I have the first two movies on DVD.  I loved Joan Cusack in the second one, her performance was over the top.
One of the great things about those two movies is how the second one really holds up and in some ways bests the first.  "I wanted a Ballerina Barbie not Malibu Barbie...!"  Joan Cusak  Thumbup
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