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    I'm watching....The Addams Family. Stupid, campy show, but Morticia is pretty hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I'm watching....The Addams Family. Stupid, campy show, but Morticia is pretty hot.
    Check this out:
    Swiped from a site that mentions that there was a pilot episode, but there are no details given apart from its year, 1964, and a photo:



    And if that's not enough, go here:
    https://www.life.com/arts-entertainm...assic-tv-show/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I'm watching....The Addams Family. Stupid, campy show, but Morticia is pretty hot.
    It's why I've always rolled my eyes at the Addams Family vs. Munsters argument. They're BOTH dumb and ridiculous, but if you turn off your mind, they're both fun as well.
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    Yeah, Carolyn is the ultimate Morticia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasKDye View Post
    It's why I've always rolled my eyes at the Addams Family vs. Munsters argument. They're BOTH dumb and ridiculous, but if you turn off your mind, they're both fun as well.
    But as a child, they were quite sophisticated to me.
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    The original pilot for the Munsters had Herman's wife resembling Morticia.

    The only cast members that made the cut were the Car 54 guys.

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    I'm watching the Munsters. Al Lewis is hysterical. And Don Rickles is in this episode....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I'm watching the Munsters. Al Lewis is hysterical. And Don Rickles is in this episode....
    A little behind the scenes story about Fred Gwynne and his prep for the shows:

    HERMAN’S COSTUME WAS A PERSONAL TORTURE CHAMBER FOR FRED GWYNNE

    Even though Gwynne would eventually reminisce that Herman was one of his favorite characters, the time he spent on The Munsters set was often fairly miserable, thanks to the various devices necessary to transform him into the lovable Frankenstein monster. On his feet he wore asphalt paver’s boots with four-inch soles, and his thighs, arms, and torso were covered in 40 pounds of foam rubber padding. He contended with back pain daily caused by the weight of the suit and inflexibility of the shoes. His head was fitted with a foam latex piece to flatten the top of his head and then he had to endure two hours in the makeup chair. He perspired freely under the heavy costume and hot studio lights and lost 10 pounds in one month despite consuming gallons of lemonade between takes. The producers eventually rented a compressed air tank and would poke the nozzle inside Gwynne’s collar to blow cool air on him.

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    Fred Gwynne was hilarious. He was funny as hell in My Cousin Vinnie. The two hoowat?

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    Gwynne was so perfect for that role.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    The original pilot for the Munsters had Herman's wife resembling Morticia.

    The only cast members that made the cut were the Car 54 guys.
    That was pretty bad. I'm surprised it was picked up for s series. I never liked the Munsters in color

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    Except she is maybe even hotter than Carolyn Jones......

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    CNN ran a series on U.S. Sit-coms. What an amazing history of great comedy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    CNN ran a series on U.S. Sit-coms. What an amazing history of great comedy!
    Yes, it was really good ... BUT ... I am pretty sure it excluded "The Honeymooners." That's inexcusable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Yes, it was really good ... BUT ... I am pretty sure it excluded "The Honeymooners." That's inexcusable.
    No, I don't think so. I watched The Honeymooners as a tyke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    CNN ran a series on U.S. Sit-coms. What an amazing history of great comedy!
    That looks awesome! I am a child of the sitcoms and would love this show. Streaming on Hulu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Yes, it was really good ... BUT ... I am pretty sure it excluded "The Honeymooners." That's inexcusable.
    They actually did cover the Honeymooners. Out of order in a later episode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    They actually did cover the Honeymooners. Out of order in a later episode.
    Well, that's good to know. I am happy to be mistaken.

    CNN's documentaries have been consistently good, I might add.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    No, I don't think so. I watched The Honeymooners as a tyke.
    I've only seen it on re-runs and that was a long time ago. It's amazing it was only on for one season. It seems like there was so many of them.

    Interestingly enough, as I make my way through my Twilight Zone box set, I came across one that had Art Carney as Santa Clause. Interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    I've only seen it on re-runs and that was a long time ago. It's amazing it was only on for one season. It seems like there was so many of them.

    Interestingly enough, as I make my way through my Twilight Zone box set, I came across one that had Art Carney as Santa Clause. Interesting.
    The Honeymooners and The Twilight Zone are my two favorite shows.

    Art Carney was a great actor, and Oscar winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    I've only seen it on re-runs and that was a long time ago. It's amazing it was only on for one season. It seems like there was so many of them.
    There were a lot more than just the one season, if you count everything listed here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...oners_sketches

    I only recall the Miami ones as a kid, and then seeing the "classic 39" once we got a UHF TV.

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    Watching a b&w movie called.....Earth vs. The Spider on Svengoolie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    Interestingly enough, as I make my way through my Twilight Zone box set, I came across one that had Art Carney as Santa Clause. Interesting.
    That episode is classic! We used to watch it every christmas.

    Speaking of which, my wife found out there's a short film or segment from some old English show that people in the UK traditionally watch every New Year's Eve...supposedly. It's this - anyone else heard of watching this as a New Year's Eve tradition? I have no idea why it might have become a tradition - it's funny, but it's not THAT funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    That episode is classic! We used to watch it every christmas.

    Speaking of which, my wife found out there's a short film or segment from some old English show that people in the UK traditionally watch every New Year's Eve...supposedly. It's this - anyone else heard of watching this as a New Year's Eve tradition? I have no idea why it might have become a tradition - it's funny, but it's not THAT funny.

    It is indeed a New Year’s Eve tradition - but bizarrely not in the UK where it is just about completely forgotten - it’s a New Year’s Eve tradition in Germany! Go figure.

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