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Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on September 27, 2010, 06:42:
 
This came up at work last week and was a surprisingly argumentative (in a good way) discussion. It seems everyone is polarized and has a strong opinion about which is better. So... which do you prefer?
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on September 27, 2010, 09:20:
 
That's a tough one!

I'd have to go with Munsters, as Fred Gwynne as Herman was just so lovable.

And the theme song was much more to my liking. (Not that the Addams Family theme was a pushover.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFCnvH2E-6A

Although Yvonne De Carlo VS Carolyn Jones?...hmmm, I have to go with Carolyn.

Lurch rocked, but I hated the Addam's family kid Pugsley.
 
Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on September 27, 2010, 12:12:
 
munsters never had a hoollywood movie
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on September 27, 2010, 12:47:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
munsters never had a hoollywood movie

Yes they did. Munster Go Home!
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on September 27, 2010, 14:38:
 
Addams FTW.

Gomez and Morticia were one of the great TV couples.
 
Posted by HalfVast (Member # 3187) on September 27, 2010, 15:07:
 
Addams Family hands down.

Of course the 7 year old me watching reruns
may have been influenced by the presence
of the trains, even if they were there to be
blown up!

This is one of those cases where I think the
movie version held up very well. Lloyd and
Julia seemed like perfect casting. For good
days one of my IM status messages is,
"We Shall Dance the Mamoushka!"
 
Posted by Rhonwyyn (Member # 2854) on September 27, 2010, 18:21:
 
Man, you geezers are old!!
 
Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on September 28, 2010, 07:46:
 
I was always an Addams Family fan myself. Wednesday Addams was my first goth girl crush (but I was only eight or nine when I watched the show's re-runs, so that's not as creepy is it sounds).
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on September 28, 2010, 13:10:
 
Addams family. Just loved them as a couple and how can you beat that theme song.
 
Posted by Sludgedragon (Member # 8746) on September 29, 2010, 20:48:
 
Addams family was just way cooler, Munsters were a copycat with standard movie monsters for characters but Addams family was both original and much weirder. But the Munsters had a better theme song.
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on September 30, 2010, 09:14:
 
Yes, but who would you rather be neighbours to?
 
Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on September 30, 2010, 14:36:
 
Snaggy wrote:
Yes, but who would you rather be neighbours to?

I'd still have to say Addam's family. Evil dark haired women > mundane blonde women.
 
Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on October 01, 2010, 00:14:
 
yes, but you'd be kept up at night with the sound of exploding colliding trains.
 
Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on October 01, 2010, 09:00:
 
Oh dear.

I loved Pushing Daisies and Guillermo del Toro is great, but remakes of old shows are almost always horrifyingly bad.

(apologies to Jenn for stealing her line)
 
Posted by zorgon (Member # 546) on October 01, 2010, 13:52:
 
I liked them both. If you force me to choose, it'd have to be Addams Family, but we have the Internet so we can have both [Wink]
 
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on October 02, 2010, 09:10:
 
Can't I just like them both?

I would love to learn fencing from Gomez, and then drive hotrods with Herman.

Plus if I was smack dab between them, no one would care about the cars in my driveway. [Wink]
 
Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on October 02, 2010, 13:26:
 
CommanderShroom wrote:
Can't I just like them both?

If you'd voted, you'd have seen that was one of the poll options. [Smile]
 
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on October 02, 2010, 13:55:
 
Oh yeah... the voting thing. [blush]

Ambivalence for me!
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on October 02, 2010, 16:25:
 
Definitely the Munsters. The lighter of the two, IMO. Addams Family was kinda scary to me at the time.
 
Posted by Mr. Geek 2U (Member # 28663) on October 03, 2010, 17:52:
 
Are your girl scout cookies made from real Girl Scouts?

Ha! Ha! Ha!

Addams family, hands down. Thing's hand, btw.

And Morticia? Hottest Goth Girl evah!

Have a great day!

Mr. Geek 2U!
 


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