Monday, January 10, 2022

TV Quote of the Day (‘The Addams Family,’ on Uncle Fester’s Creepy, Kooky Exercise Regimen)

Morticia Frump Addams [played by Carolyn Jones]: [watching Uncle Fester exercise—if leaping and spinning in the living room can be labeled “exercise”—to Jack LaLanne on TV] “What's he doing?”

Gomez Addams [played by John Astin]: “He's either dancing to the ‘Late Late Show’ or exercising to the early early show.”—The Addams Family, Season 2, Episode 18, “Fester Goes on a Diet,” original air date Jan. 14, 1966, teleplay by Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler, directed by Sidney Lanfield

Fester’s motivation for this new routine is getting in shape for a visiting pen pal from the Folies Bergere. For others, it’s the start of a new year. Whatever works, I guess…

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