Speaking of being a child with good taste, let me tell you about my daily routine when I was in my early years of grade school.

You know what, let me just skip the boring parts where I’d get up, eat breakfast, and go to school. What you need to know is that when I got home from school, I would run to the living room, turn on the TV, and switch it to channel 9 (coincidentally, my favourite number), where they played reruns of The Addams Family every week day.

Creepy and Kooky.
Creepy and Kooky.

I LOVED The Addams Family. I’ve known the lyrics to the opening theme song for so long that I feel like I was born with the words in my head.

And I could snap on beat.
And I could snap on beat.

I don’t know if I can pick a favourite Addams. Of course, I thought Morticia (Carolyn Jones) was the most beautiful woman on earth. She was just so damn cool and collected. But I also had a soft spot for Gomez (John Astin) and his funny moustache. Plus, Wednesday (Lisa Loring) was so cute. I wanted to be her.

No, really.

I used to sit and watch The Addams Family, and I used to dream of one day being a part of it. I thought maybe they could make some sort of exception for me and adopt me even though I wore a lot of colour (See: I LOVED NEON. Funny how things come full circle, huh?) and I liked to smile.

At least I had a love of dance and twirling working in my favour, right?

Because the Addams Family
Because the Addams Family
Knows how to party.
knows how to party.

I’ve always loved my own family, but I have to be honest with you all: I’m still secretly hoping that an Addams will knock on my door and invite me over.

Once a weirdo, always a weirdo?


P.S. What TV family did you want to run away to?