The Main Theme of The Addams Family original television series was written and performed by Vic Mizzy. In the show's opening, The Addams Family are shown nearly motionless except for their snapping in time with the music.
Mizzy's theme was released as a 45rpm single, but failed to make the national charts.
The song was reworked for the 1977 Halloween special. A few notes of it introduced the 1991 feature film, and strains are heard throughout the sequel, Addams Family Values. Lurch played it on the violin in Addams Family Reunion and on the piano in The New Addams Family episode "Lurch and His Piano". It was reused in 2007 for a series of "Addams Family" television commercials for M&M's candies.
They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky, the Addams family.
Their house is a museum, where people come to see 'um, they really are a screa-um, the Addams family.
Neat. Sweet. Petite.
So get a witch's shawl on, a broomstick you can crawl on, we're gonna pay a call on the Addams family.
- The version used for the TV series credits is :51 seconds long.
- An extended version (1:56 long) is available on the album, Original Music From The Addams Family.