Addams Family Values/YMMV

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These things about Addams Family Values are subjective - not everyone will agree with all of them.

  • Angst? What Angst?: Fester is so torn up about "failing" Debbie that he seems perfectly willing to let her kill him. When the tables are turned, he seems positively gleeful as she's electrocuted into a pile of dust. Could practically count as a Brick Joke or Ironic Echo of Gomez's romantic musing about Morticia in the first movie:

"I would die for her. I would kill for her. ... Either way, what bliss."

  • Crazy Awesome: Gomez whenever he has to defend his family.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The tango scene, where both the waltz theme from the first movie and the theme music from the TV series are strung together to make a thoroughly incredibly piece of Latin dance music. The fact that Morticia gets spun about fast enough to become a blur, not to mention literally setting fire to the dance floor, makes it all the better. Ending, naturally enough, with a symbolic popping of every last champagne cork in the building. Watch the scene here. It's awesome.
  • Funny Aneurysm Moment: Morticia's comments on the fragile state of her family in the second half includes the woeful line "My husband is dying." Raul Julia would do just that a little less than a year later. In the movie, he is even seen lying sick in bed feebly singing "Swing low, sweet chariot."
    • What's more, when Gomez is horrified that his son is turning normal, he calls out to God, "Take me!"
  • Genius Bonus: Pugsley says that he has all the cards in the serial killer trading card series, except for "Jack The Ripper and that Zodiac Guy". Funny because a) No one knows who they were, so there would be no pictures for the card and b) Even the cards of them can't be caught.
    • Also, Debbie says no woman "in her right mind" could love Fester. What's the name of the woman who catches Fester's eye towards the end of the movie? Dementia.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: After being irritated by Gomez, a police officer asks him, "Who are you? What are you?" The officer was played by Nathan Lane, who would play Gomez on Broadway almost twenty years later.
  • Moe: Wednesday cameos this at the summer camp.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Mercedes McNab (Harmony in the Buffy Verse) appeared as a girl scout in the first movie and had the larger role of Amanda in this one.
  • Spoiled Brat: Most of the kids at Camp Chippewah.
  • Sugary Malice: The Camp Chippewah counselors.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: The summer camp', which of course makes it a living hell for Wednesday and Pugsley.
    • A little girl explaining how her mommy got a baby, invoking every trite and saccharine "where babies come from" myth of the past few centuries. And it leads to Wednesday's Crowning Moment Of Deadpan Snarkery.

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