Adult Wednesday Adams, Great Comedy, Great Writing, Great Job

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Adult Wednesday Adams, Great Comedy, Great Writing, Great Job

One of the few advan­tages of Youtube etc/​all know­ing every­thing you watch is once in a while they rec­om­mend some­thing that you never heard of that is sim­ply excellent.

Adult Wednes­day Adams is a per­fect exam­ple of this.

I had been watch­ing some inter­views with John Aston on his time on the Addams Fam­ily and the next day in rec­om­mended videos was some­thing called Adult Wednes­day Adams.

Hav­ing watched the show as a kid, enjoyed the movies and absolutely lov­ing the Pin­ball Machine that I look for­ward to play­ing at Pin­tas­tic NE in four weeks I decided to check out the 1st video.



This is the brain­child of Melissa Hunter a comic with a macabre sense of humor and in the these short videos (all under five min­utes) she puts her skills as an actress and a writer on dis­play for the world to see.

The scenes are admit­tedly short but the per­fect size for a pub­lic with­out an atten­tion span, yet within this short snip­pets she makes the char­ac­ter roar and the audi­ence laugh. I’m old enough to know that per­fec­tion is some­thing we reach for, but never get. how­ever with this series Ms Hunter gets about as close to per­fec­tion as you can.

Alas the estate of the cre­ator of the Addams fam­ily sent her a cease and desist let­ter as in his will it was spec­i­fied that none of his char­ac­ters could be used with­out autho­riza­tion. So these videos came off her site and are only found by oth­ers re-​posting them.

I don’t blame the estate as it’s their duty to fol­low his will but now that sev­eral years have passed I might sug­gest that, hav­ing made their point they con­sider autho­riz­ing the series and allow her to con­tinue if she wishes.

She put up sev­eral other short videos, includ­ing an online pilot for NBC called Wolf­girl that wasn’t picked up but since then noth­ing else. She has done some writ­ing for shows such as Santa Clara diet but in my per­son opin­ion she is wasted writ­ing for oth­ers. Ms Hunter has an orig­i­nal if macabre wit and I think it’s crim­i­nal that some sketch com­edy show hasn’t picked her up to take advan­tage of said wit, and as I’ve already said, the Charles Addams estate would do well to autho­rize her to con­tinue or even spon­sor them. It can’t help but expose a whole new gen­er­a­tion of viewer to their prod­uct. (If I was Lorne Michaels I’d hire her to do Adult Wednes­day Adams as a SNL Film seg­ment which would give it pro­tec­tion as “par­ody” and would be in the tra­di­tions of the SNL who included short films in it at the beginning)

I know this is four years late but well done Ms. Hunter, well done indeed.

You can find the entire series of Adult Wednes­day Adams here if you wish to view them, (My favorite is S2e5 the Real­ity Star) and if you like laugh­ing and good writ­ing, I sug­gest you do,

One warm­ing, I fur­ther sug­gest you don’t use the series as a basis for theology.

Why do I say that? Well that’s tomorrow’s post.

One of the few advantages of Youtube etc/all knowing everything you watch is once in a while they recommend something that you never heard of that is simply excellent.

Adult Wednesday Adams is a perfect example of this.

I had been watching some interviews with John Aston on his time on the Addams Family and the next day in recommended videos was something called Adult Wednesday Adams.

Having watched the show as a kid, enjoyed the movies and absolutely loving the Pinball Machine that I look forward to playing at Pintastic NE in four weeks I decided to check out the 1st video.

This is the brainchild of Melissa Hunter a comic with a macabre sense of humor and in the these short videos (all under five minutes) she puts her skills as an actress and a writer on display for the world to see.

The scenes are admittedly short but the perfect size for a public without an attention span, yet within this short snippets she makes the character roar and the audience laugh. I’m old enough to know that perfection is something we reach for, but never get. however with this series Ms Hunter gets about as close to perfection as you can.

Alas the estate of the creator of the Addams family sent her a cease and desist letter as in his will it was specified that none of his characters could be used without authorization. So these videos came off her site and are only found by others re-posting them.

I don’t blame the estate as it’s their duty to follow his will but now that several years have passed I might suggest that, having made their point they consider authorizing the series and allow her to continue if she wishes.

She put up several other short videos, including an online pilot for NBC called Wolfgirl that wasn’t picked up but since then nothing else. She has done some writing for shows such as Santa Clara diet but in my person opinion she is wasted writing for others. Ms Hunter has an original if macabre wit and I think it’s criminal that some sketch comedy show hasn’t picked her up to take advantage of said wit, and as I’ve already said, the Charles Addams estate would do well to authorize her to continue or even sponsor them. It can’t help but expose a whole new generation of viewer to their product. (If I was Lorne Michaels I’d hire her to do Adult Wednesday Adams as a SNL Film segment which would give it protection as “parody” and would be in the traditions of the SNL who included short films in it at the beginning)

I know this is four years late but well done Ms. Hunter, well done indeed.

You can find the entire series of Adult Wednesday Adams here if you wish to view them, (My favorite is S2e5 the Reality Star) and if you like laughing and good writing, I suggest you do,

One warming, I further suggest you don’t use the series as a basis for theology.

Why do I say that? Well that’s tomorrow’s post.