I always loved The Munsters. I never watched The Addams Family until more recently. I like the movies, so I thought maybe I should give the show a try. I really like it, too. I enjoy both shows, but my heart belongs to The Munsters.
It's right up there. I adored watching both the Addams Family and also the Munsters. I found them both pretty funny and visually enjoyable. I was envious of Morticia and Lily and yet I always related so much to Wednesday.
I loved The Addams Family when it was on, find that the years have not been kind to it. In its day it was one of those smart, sort of hip shows for bright kids along the lines of Rocky and Bullwinkle and anything featuring Ernie Kovacs. As to its comedy horror rival, The Munsters, I couldn't stand it, didn't care for the actors or the characters, while the Addams cast I really liked, right down to Ted "You Rang" Cassidy's Lurch.
The Munsters went color, but I think it was a wise choice to keep the Addams Family in B&W. It matched Charles Addams cartoons better that way, as well as the subject matter.
For me the absolute best thing about it was Carolyn Jones as Morticia
If I recall, The Munsters TV series was always B&W. They had a reunion Tv movie some years later that was in color. I agree with you about how fabulous Carolyn Jones was as Morticia.
I have always loved both The Addams Family and The Munsters. They are both hilarious but in very different ways.
Chock that up to faulty memory on my part. I had what I thought was a strong impression that this was a contrast with the two shows. To be honest I didn't watch the Munsters much in its second season. Maybe it was watching "Munster Go Home" the feature film which was in Technicolor that fowled up my memory. I think it was released about the time of the second season.
Oh Lord, you gave them eyes but they cannot see...
The Addams Family was much more sophisticated than The Munsters. Upon first glance, Gomez and Morticia look relatively normal. That can't be said about The Munsters, and that was part of their joke. The Addams Family worked harder for their laughs, and it always worked.
I guess I like the Munsters more than the Addams family. I just asked myself the question, if I just found out there was a newly discovered, never seen before episode of the Munsters on one channel and a newly discovered, never seen before episode of the Addams family on another channel and I could not watch or record both, which one would I watch --- the Munsters. I particularly liked Fred Gwynn.