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The Addams Family - Fester's Punctured Romance

episode 1.3

USA 1964
produced by
Nat Perrin, David Levy (executive) for Filmways/ABC
directed by Sidney Lanfield
starring Carolyn Jones, John Astin, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy, Blossom Rock (= Marie Blake), Lisa Loring, Ken Weatherwax, Merry Anders, Robert Nunn
screenplay by Jameson Brewer, based on characters created by Charles Addams, developed for TV by David Levy, music by Vic Mizzy

TV series
The Addams Family, The Addams Family (classic series)

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Uncle Fester (Jackie Coogan) longs for having a relationship, so much so that he puts up an ad in the local newspaper's classifieds - and then despairs when no reply's coming his way right away. Enter Miss Carver (Merry Anders), a cosmetics door-to-door saleswoman, whom Fester mistakes for his bride-to-be - and he doesn't like her prim-and-proper looks from the get-go while Morticia (Carolyn Jones) and Gomez Addams (John Astin) mistake her for a golddigger. But even without their combined efforts to get rid of her, Miss Carver gets the fright of her life in the Addams mansion and ultimately makes a hasty escape, never to come back again ...

 

Now this is not an episode that convinces with narrative finesse, as it really is more of a series of sight gags and loosely connected situational comedy rather than a thought-through plot - but it does have its funny bits, and one certainly can't dismiss the chemistry between the cast when watching this one, so without ever achieving greatness (even within the series), this just is an amusing watch for sure.

 

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