The Addams Family (1964–1966)
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My Fair Cousin Itt 

To cap off Wednesday's upcoming birthday, Gomez "Tennessee" Addams has written a play - Claude & Mable (which comes out quite exactly like Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet). To make sure his ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Lanfield

Writers:

Phil Leslie, David Levy (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Carolyn Jones ... Morticia Addams
John Astin ... Gomez Addams
Jackie Coogan ... Uncle Fester
Ted Cassidy ... Lurch
Marie Blake ... Grandmama (as Blossom Rock) (credit only)
Lisa Loring ... Wednesday Addams
Ken Weatherwax ... Pugsley Addams (credit only)
Sig Ruman ... Eric Von Bissell
Felix Silla ... Cousin Itt
Jimmy Cross Jimmy Cross ... Bennie
Douglas Evans Douglas Evans ... Sam Derrick
Thing Thing ... Itself

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To cap off Wednesday's upcoming birthday, Gomez "Tennessee" Addams has written a play - Claude & Mable (which comes out quite exactly like Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet). To make sure his play is a big success, Gomez hires acclaimed Broadway director Eric Von Bissell to direct it. Von Bissel's career has been on the skids of late, so Gomez' money is quite appealing even though the rest of the project isn't; still, Von Bissell's pride and artistic reputation are threatened when he learns that Cousin Itt, with his gibber talk, will play the lead. Morticia takes Itt aside to work on lowering and slowing his voice for the average ear, but when she succeeds she finds Itt's personality has changed along with his voice. Now he's a theatrical snob of the worst sort - too good for the lead in Wednesday's birthday play. Written by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Family | Horror

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Trivia

The title is based on the Lerner and Loewe movie My Fair Lady (1964). The original Broadway production of "My Fair Lady" opened at the Mark Hellinger Theater in New York on March 15, 1956, and ran for 2717 performances, which was, at the time, the longest run a Broadway show had ever had. See more »

Goofs

Early in the episode as the camera shows Thing and scans across the room, you can see the backside of the person who is supplying the hand for a brief moment. See more »

Quotes

Gomez Addams: [to Itt] You most certainly ARE good for SOMETHING - we just don't know what it is.
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Connections

References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

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Itt Is A Star
31 May 2018 | by Gerardrobertson61See all my reviews

Another of my favorite Addams Family episodes, this time we see Cousin Itt taking on a leading role in a play written by Gomez, however before he gets the lead, he has to deal with Fester who has to deal with Lurch, who both want to play the lead.

What I really enjoyed was hearing Itt talk clearly in a deep baritone voice, and quoting Dickens and Shakespeare. Good episode and worth watching.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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Filmways Television See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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