Thursday, October 28, 2010

What happens when Pugsley goes off the derech?

Most of you, I expect will not have time to watch this, and many of you may also find it a little dull. It's an old Addams Family episode in which Fester, Morticia, and Gomez panic when their son, Pugsely, gives up the family's way of life in favor of what he finds attractive in the outside world.

As a dark parody of Charedi superstitions, though, I think it works rather nicely.

P.S This isn't the only time that the Addams have reminded me of our world. The 1964 Halloween episode depicts practices and habits that reminded me of Purim in the holiest homes.

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