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THE ADDAMS FAMILY and THE MUNSTERS

A "New Yorker Magazine" one panel cartoon and the charactures of Boris Karloff and an old age Bela Lugosi. They might not seem like the material for a weekly television show, but in 1964 both ideas became what were known as "Situation Comedy", or more commonly "SITCOMS".

The simple definition of a "SITCOM" is a television program with the same characters in each weekly episode.

What made both of these new sitcom's work was the way the characters were written and performed.

When they both premiered. American families were faithfully watching other sitcoms such as "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", still on after 12 years with two more to go, and "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray. Along with "Petticoat Junction" and "The Beverly Hillbillies", "The Andy Griffith Show" with little Ronnie Howard and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" made America laugh. "The Lucy Show" was Luc…