The Addams Family Theme

Theme for the 1964 TV series

The theme for the 1964 TV series The Addams Family was written and arranged by longtime Hollywood film and television composer Vic Mizzy. The song's arrangement was dominated by a harpsichord, and featured finger-snaps as percussive accompaniment.[1] Actor Ted Cassidy, reprising his "Lurch" voice, punctuated the lyrics with the words "neat", "sweet", and "petite". Mizzy's theme was popular enough to enjoy a single release, though it failed to make the national charts.

The closing theme was similar, but was instrumental only and featured such instruments as a triangle, a wooden block, a siren whistle, and a duck call.

See also

  • Addams Groove - a single performed by hip-hop artist Hammer that was released as the theme song to the 1991 film The Addams Family.
  • Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All) - a single by goth metal band Type O Negative that includes a short reference of the theme.


  1. ^ McLellan, Dennis (October 20, 2009). "Vic Mizzy dies at 93; film and TV composer wrote 'Addams Family' theme song". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 21 October 2018.

External links

  • The Addams Family Theme on YouTube from the original television series.
  • Composer Vic Mizzy plays "The Addams Family" theme on YouTube
  • Vic Mizzy, His Orchestra And Chorus - Discography at
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