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Things that are technically “Addams Family” canon whether we like it or not
  • The Family owns Central Park and sometimes lives there
  • We have seen a canon!Female Pugsley
  • Pugsley’s first word was “Help”, after Wednesday threw him down a trapdoor
  • Gomez went to Law School and actually somehow passed and also doesn’t know what the fifth amendment is
  • Morticia was in an arranged marriage to some guy but Lurch accidentally caused his death via toothpick so
  • Lurch has both a mother and a father and at least one of them built him
  • Wednesday was once stalked by a cat
  • At one point the Family had to hold a seance to bring Pugsley back to their plane of existence but stopped halfway through to play Charades with Thing
  • Morticia’s Mother was the Wicked Witch of the West
  • Grandmama had a brother named Jester who liked to play pranks
  • Gomez can be hypnotized by the sound of a bugle
  • Fester somehow had a baby with the Moon
  • Pugsley once wanted a job at the bank so he tunneled into their vaults and started counting money for them
  • The Addams Family have actually met the Scooby Doo Gang; they housekept for them while Gomez and Morticia were on another honeymoon
  • Speaking of which they canonically have had at least 32 honeymoons
  • They also banged during a hurricane definitely more than once
  • Grandmama has a Drug Cart
  • Wednesday taught Lurch how to dance at least twice
  • The Addams Family have an Alligator that has changed genders at least once and though that was probably more of a continuity error than anything I don’t care I love the Genderfluid Alligator
  • Pugsley knows how to drive
  • At one point Gomez was voiced by Scrappy Doo
  • When Pugsley turns “Normal” he becomes an Underwear Intern
  • Wednesday has set fire to the Jehovah’s Witnesses and also a Camp but we all knew about that
  • Grandmama ran a Psychic Hotline
  • There’s a very good chance that Pugsley hatched out of something
  • Wednesday once had a crush on a boy so she tried to guillotine him
  • MORTICIA AND GOMEZ HAD TWO MORE CHILDREN AFTER WEDNESDAY AND PUGSLEY AND NAMED THEM WEDNESDAY II AND PUGSLEY II

EDIT: Since for some reason y’all like this post here’s a version that has sources.

Protest Against the Rising Tide of Conformity

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez by Daniel Kramer, 1964

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February 9th 1964: Beatles on Ed Sullivan

On this day in 1964, the British band the Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in the USA. This performance, watched by a record 73 million - which accounted for around 40% of the American population at the time - began the so-called ‘British Invasion’ when British music made its mark on America. On February 7th 1964, the Beatles had arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport to a crowd of over 4,000 fans. The band was beginning to take off in America, with their hit ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ having risen to number 1 in the charts. On the Ed Sullivan Show, two days after their arrival, the four-man band from Liverpool performed hits such as ‘All My Loving’ and ‘She Loves You’. The Beatles were already popular in their native Britain, but their success in America forever established them as a world famous musical sensation. The performance on the Ed Sullivan Show is credited with beginning the worldwide spread of ‘Beatlemania’.

Mick Jagger by David Bailey, 1964 

Artist Roy Lichtenstein photographed by Ugo Mulas, New York, 1964 

  • Gomez: Don't let Wednesday fool you, she's not that scary. She used to do ballet.
  • Lucas: No way!
  • Wednesday: Which gave me the physical skills I need to strangle you with my feet.