The Munsters and The Addams Family premiered within a few days of each other in 1964. Coincidence? Or something more?
Both shows featured monster families and both had killer theme songs. However, only The Addams Family was based on the work of a cartoonist, namely the below pictured Charles Addams (natch).
After a gazillion one panel cartoons in places like The New Yorker beginning in 1938, the monster family created by Addams became known as The Addams Family and the world hasnâ€™t been the same since.
I have a few different versions of The Addams Family theme song in my Comic Tunes archives, but itâ€™s impossible to top the original.
— C. Yoe (in the funny papers)