East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Discovering the Addams Family


OK, the time has come for the world to know the ugly truth – my friend Claire never watched The Addams Family, the 1964 TV series with John Astin and Carolyn Jones.

How comes she’s your friend then?!

… you might ask, and rightfully so.
What can I say, but that being friends also means learning to tolerate each other’s shortcomings, no matter how horrible they are?
Indeed, come to think about it, a very Addams sort of attitude, don’t you think?


And yet, and yet… can I let her go with this huge void in her culture?
Of course not.

And while most of the series is available on Youtube, I think I might try to start with these two nice, short documentaries.

So here you are Claire… start the videos, close your eyes, count to three… ok, make that five1, open your eyes and enjoy the show.

  1. long story. 

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

2 thoughts on “Discovering the Addams Family

  1. 😀 Ah, see what friends are for? It’s entirely touched that I am.
    I’m thinking that the Long Story might go a good way in explaining why I never (gasp!) – though I must say I didn’t know I had such a good reason not to. The void just happened. Clearly some timid deity watches over easily spooked little girls…
    But now I’m all grown up: time to get enlightened…


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