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Retro TV shows: Memories of the '60s and '70s

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Trip down memory lane: '60s & '70s TV

In the days before DVDs, before videotape -- heck, even before many of us had color TV -- plain ol' live television was a big deal. Here's a look at a few videos from some of the most memorable (if not truly the best) TV shows from the Gen Xers' childhood years.

The Addams Family

"The Addams Family": They were everyone's favorite creepy and kooky family -- next to The Munsters, of course.

The original "Addams Family" TV show aired from 1964-1966, and the fact that there were only 57 episodes didn't stop the show from having a long, long life in syndication. In fact, in two feature films -- starring Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd and Christina Ricci -- were made of The Addams' adventures in 1991 and 1993. (Find out more about the movies here!)

"The Addams Family" theme song: Lyrics

Trip down memory lane: '60s & '70s TV

They're creepy and they're kooky
Mysterious and spooky
They're altogether ooky
The Addams Family

Their house is a museum
When people come to see 'em
They really are a scream
The Addams Family


So get a witches shawl on
A broomstick you can crawl on
We're gonna pay a call on
The Addams Family

Did you know: In "The Addams Family" TV series, Gomez Addams was played by John Astin -- the father of actor Sean Astin, the guy who played Sam Gamgee in the "Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy.

Thing wants you to take a trip back in time and to get the original "Addams Family" TV series on DVD!

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