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ADDAMS FAMILY, THE: HAPPYESTER FESTER {SERIES PREMIERE} (TV)

Summary

The series premiere in this series of cartoons about the bizarre and ghoulish members of the Addams family, whose household is presided over by the uniquely stylish and wealthy Gomez and Morticia.

In this episode, after several failed attempts, Uncle Fester finally comes up with a successful invention: "Happyester," a self-cleaning and multi-useful fabric. Their next-door neighbors, the Normanmeyers, are alarmed by a visit from the eccentric Addamses, but patriarch Norman, CEO of the underwear company "Normanwear," immediately realizes the extreme financial potential in Happyester and attempts to trick Fester into selling him the formula for a very low price. He even offeris him the position of vice-president at Normanwear. Fester, naturally, has a barrage of strange demands, like setting up his "office" in the company's dingy basement, but Norman quickly agrees to everything.

Elsewhere, rival underwear company RumpCo learns of the development and sends fearsome hitman "Fingers" after Fester. Fester loyally refuses to betray his "pal" Norman when Fingers aggressively demands the Happyester formula. Wednesday, pretending to give in, tricks Fingers into blowing both himself and the RumpCo headquarters to smithereens. With their rival out of the way, Fester happily signs Norman's contract and gives away the formula – and is then immediately kicked out of the company. Dejected, Fester returns home, where Gomez tries to assure him that Norman simply didn't want Fester's talents confined to an office. It is soon revealed that Happyester becomes extremely itchy after several hours' wear, which the Addamses, of course, find delightful. Includes commercials and promos.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: 199x/xx/xx 10:30 AM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:30:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: B:27817
  • GENRE: Animation
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Animation; Comedy; Families
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1992-1993
  • COMMERCIALS:
    • TV - Commercials - General Mills Berry Berry Kix cereal
    • TV - Commercials - Mattel Stacie dolls
    • TV - Commercials - Quaker Cap'n Crunch cereal

CREDITS

  • David Kirschner … Executive Producer
  • Mark Young … Executive Producer
  • Ron Myrick … Producer
  • Ray Patterson … Director
  • Robert Alvarez … Director
  • Don Lusk … Director
  • Carl Urbano … Director
  • Bill Matheny … Writer
  • Lane Raichert … Writer
  • Charles Addams … Based on characters created by
  • Guy Moon … Music by
  • Vic Mizzy … Theme Music by
  • John Astin … Cast, Voice, Gomez Addams
  • Nancy Linari … Cast, Voice, Morticia Addams
  • Debi Derryberry … Cast, Voice, Wednesday Addams
  • Jeannie Elias … Cast, Voice, Pugsley Addams
  • Rip Taylor … Cast, Voice, Uncle Fester
  • Carol Channing … Cast, Voice, Granny
  • Jim Cummings … Cast, Voice, Lurch / Underwear Hitman "Fingers"
  • Pat Fraley … Cast, Voice, Cousin Itt
  • Dick Beals … Cast, Voice, Norman "N.J." Normanmeyer Jr.
  • Edie McClurg … Cast, Voice, Normina Normanmeyer
  • Rob Paulsen … Cast, Voice, Norman Normanmeyer
  • Ruth Buzzi … Cast, Voice
  • Ernest Harada … Cast, Voice
  • Brian Mitchell … Cast, Voice
  • Marion Ramsey … Cast, Voice
  • Hal Rayle … Cast, Voice
  • Susan Silo … Cast, Voice
  • Marcelo Tubert … Cast, Voice
  • Renee Victor … Cast, Voice
  • Marcia Wallace … Cast, Voice
  • Anderson Wong … Cast, Voice
  • Anna Maria Horsford … Cast, Voice