A Reddit poster put this together in mid 2015, and I think he’s definitely got an argument. It’s not an officially sanctioned part of “Addams Family Lore”, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun with it.
The gist of his (or her) theory is the Addamses are cursed to make it effectively impossible for them to inflict serious or lethal damage upon one another. If the doer and receiver of the action is an Addams (which includes the entire Addams clan, including those who marry into it) the curse intervenes to blunt or negate what would otherwise be a lethal incident. There is, in fact, a good amount of evidence in the two ’90s films to support this point-of-view, this lens through which one can consider the movies.
And it’s just plain funny to consider. So have a look and see what you think.
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