Unlike some of my friends who happen to scorn the notion of television, I tend to really enjoy watching it. In small doses – of course. But I’ve seen enough television shows to know that there are hundreds of amazing theme songs out there. Some are incredible, others are the best in the campiest way possible and some are just plain terrible.
Theme Show Tuesday is a new series on stylealchemy which will discuss the best and worst in television opening sequences. To kick off the series and tie it into the superstitions theme, let’s talk about an old classic: The Addams Family.
The Addams Family is a television show based on the characters in Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons. The half-hour series was filmed in black and white and aired for two seasons in the 1960s. This is when Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and Grandmama Addams were officially introduced into popular culture.
The theme song was composed and written by Vic Mizzy and has those distinctive finger snaps that make it instantly recognizable.
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