They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, but they’re also endlessly fascinating! No, we aren’t talking about the Kardashians, but that other, equally bizarre and yet compelling TV clan: the Addams Family. It might be hard to believe, but this bewitching brood have actually been spreading their special brand of strangeness for over 50 years now. There was the original TV show that aired in the ’60s, the movie series in the ’90s, and today there’s constant talk of a reboot. But we bet there’s probably still a few dark secrets you still didn’t know about the kookiest family in history. Why not find out?
20. The Addams Family was based on a comic
The Addams Family movies were based on the TV show, but the TV show itself was actually based on a series of macabre little cartoons that Charles Addams drew for The New Yorker. The characters didn’t even have names at that point; in fact, they weren’t given names until the TV show!
19. Charles Addams was a bit of a strange man
Charles Addams, the brains behind the The Addams Family, was every bit as odd as they were. For instance, he collected crossbows, and he wasn’t afraid to use them. In fact he was once reported as saying, “I have this fantasy. A robber breaks into my apartment and just as he comes through the door, I get him – right through the neck.”