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Anybody who’d hate an octopus is warped

I must confess: I’ve always identified with Gomez.

Comments

  1. #1 DLC
    December 31, 2007

    I have to agree on admiring Gomez Addams. wonderful fellow, love to sit back and tip a pint with him. I remember when he ran for Mayor. “Addams, he’s a Smoker!”
    I think what made Morticia and Emma Peel attractive was their quirky, original personalities. Oh, and the tight black clothing didn’t hurt. . .

  2. #2 Ron Sullivan
    December 31, 2007

    Ah, you do have good taste PZed. I had a major TV crush on John Astin even before Gomez (I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster) and the Gomez character just deepened it. Morticia was a role model of sorts in spite of the hobble dress, and we all thought of them as the ideal family.

    And I can still do a reasonable impression of Cousin Itt.

  3. #3 Carlie
    December 31, 2007

    Wow! I’m watching John Astin on the Twilight Zone right now. It’s serendipity! Or a miracle! Or a completely random coincidence! In any case, he’s a pioneer in a doomed wagon train. I love when things like this come up, and I have to do a double-take when I recognize an actor.

  4. #4 Glen
    December 31, 2007

    Morticia, for me!

  5. #5 HP
    January 1, 2008

    I’m not so sure Gomez would be considered a liberal, Kagehi. He made his money on the stock market, and was a venture capitalist and land speculator as well. (On the other hand, IIRC, J.K. Galbraith made his fortune playing the international money markets, gambling on the failure of various economies. So if Galbraith is a liberal, Addams could be one, too.) I believe it’s established as canon in the Addams Family universe that Gomez sold short in 1929.

    I’ve always felt that if I had an unlimited supply of money, I would be Gomez Addams. Although realistically, I have more in common with Uncle Fester. (BTW, if you’re a Fester fan, you really should watch the 1935 film Mad Love. Fester is clearly based on the look of Peter Lorre as Dr. Gogol, but Mad Love is a straight horror film, and Gogol is a sadistic madman.)

  6. #6 Stegve
    January 1, 2008

    In what universe? It’s octopuses.

    I’m pretty sure the correct plural is “octopussy.”

  7. #7 Xavier
    January 2, 2008

    “Is homophobia the plural of homophobium?

    Bob”

    If an excited homophobium becomes entangled with a homophobium in a resting state it is a lepton. Whether they becomes a couplet depends in their state and whether they are charged.

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