Charles Addams was a cartoonist who had drawn a series of single panel cartoons that appeared in The New Yorker. The cartoons eventually became known as The Addams Family. The cartoons were filled with a very macabre sense of humour. Eventually they became the basis of the 1960’s popular cult TV show.

In 1973 Hanna-Barbera Productions produced an animated show that lasted 16 episodes. Jackie Coogan and Ted Cassidy reprised their roles from the TV show for the cartoon and a young Jodie Foster voiced Pugsly Addams. It was a typical Hanna-Barbera cartoon – cheap animation with the annoying laugh track and the eventual Scooby-Doo tie-in.