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Lurch largely shares the family's macabre standards, although he occasionally looks askance at some of their activities. Much of Lurch's history, including his first name and the nature of his relationship to any other Addamses, was originally unspecified. In The New Addams Family series, Lurch was portrayed by Canadian actor, John DeSantis.
(a similar phrase was the trademark of an earlier character Maynard G. Krebs in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis). Thirteen years later, he is still employed to the Addams family. When a plainclothes policeman named Mr. Hollister (portrayed by George N. Neise) visits in "The Addams Family Meets the Undercover Man," Lurch pats him down and removes his service revolver from inside his suit coat. ", and destroys all on-screen enemies. The only definite body part that is from an Addams is his heart. Radio Talk Show host Rush Limbaugh, soon joined by other conservative pundits, used the nickname 'Lurch' to describe the 2004 Democratic Presidential nominee, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts. The family summons him with an ever-present bell pull (in the form of a hangman's noose). Lurch is a 6 ft 9 in (2.05 m) tall, shambling, gloomy butler.
Ted Cassidy reprised his role of Lurch in the 1973 cartoon adaption of The Addams Family. rang? He is not a very good butler but a faithful one... One eye is opaque, the scanty hair is damply clinging to his narrow flat head... generally the family regards him as something of a joke." Lurch is a tall, shambling, lugubrious butler who somewhat resembles Frankenstein's monster (as played by Boris Karloff) and on film has a deep, resonant voice. Fortunately, Wednesday arrives with Ichabod to rescue them. https://addamsfamily.fandom.com/wiki/Lurch?oldid=23767. Lurch pops his head out of the window, sees Batman and Robin, and comments that they gave him quite a start. Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, personal reflection, personal essay, or argumentative essay, TV Acres: Dance & Dancing > Dances > The Lurch (The Addams Family), The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt, Addams Family Values: Music from the Motion Picture, Addams Family Values: The Original Orchestral Score, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lurch_(The_Addams_Family)&oldid=983347569, Articles needing additional references from January 2008, All articles needing additional references, Articles that may contain original research from December 2012, All articles that may contain original research, Articles with multiple maintenance issues, Wikipedia articles with style issues from April 2014, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 18:38. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Lurch later ushers the Beinekes into the Addams Family mansion. Occasionally his great size and strength cause trouble. When Debbie Jellinsky plans to kill the family, Lurch was among those strapped to the electric chair. -Charles Addams, Lurch In The New Addams Family, a woman comments to Morticia about Lurch, "Where did you dig him up? His character often demonstrates signs of frustration towards his employers; however, his continued presence also suggests loyalty.
Lurch is Wednesday's best friend, besides her beloved headless Marie Antoinette doll. Seven months later after Craven and Alford are defeated, Lurch answers the door on Halloween where he unintentionally scares away the trick or treaters. At the end of the film, he joins the Addams Family in playing "Wake the Dead" where they work to awaken the zombies of the dead relatives. He was present at the hospital when Morticia gives birth to Pubert Addams. ", to which Morticia responds, "Funny, I can't remember which cemetery it was." As a result, he appears to be one of the family. Lurch's mother appears to be a physically normal, elderly woman, although she does not see anything unusual about the Addams family or their home, with the exception of Thing. In The New Addams Family, a woman comments to Morticia about Lurch, "Where did you dig him up? Lurch (first... or last... name is unknown) is the fictional manservant to The Addams Family created by cartoonist Charles Addams. By the end of the episode, Lurch helps the Mystery Machine out of the mud. Occasionally his great size and strength cause trouble. He has a similar attitude toward visitors – almost a sixth sense. He seems to have a paternal affection for both Wednesday and Pugsley.
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