In a recent Captain Caption about John Kerry, Gorilla Bananas (of the japing ape Bananas) remarked that he looked like Lurch, from The Addams Family. I certainly got the reference. While I think Obama's Secretary of State and Folk Singers does indeed bear a resemblance to the huge Addams' butler, I think he looks more like Herman Munster. Or Mr. Ed. Or the superhero, "Mashed Potato Face" (NOTE: there is no such superhero).
|On the other hand, Gorilla may be on to something.|
|Not just another pretty face|
|There was always Morticia Addams, |
which upped the "hubba hubba" factor.
I remember watching both as a child and, to be honest, I
|Plus, the Munsters had the hotter women. |
But, there's that John Kerry connection.
After all, those creatures were easily identifiable spoofs of monsters (hey, I think that's where they got the name!) from the big screen (a Richard Nixon character was shelved because producers felt it would terrify audiences).
Plus, Herman cracked me up.
But, the Addams Family was not without its charms. One of those charms was Lurch.
|"Hey, HEY! I also married Moses, ya know. |
Before I got green skin and married John Kerry."
|He was also in Star Trek. |
Fun Fact: "You rang" was replaced by "Beam Me Up."*
NOTE: This produces odd looks from people who have no clue why I think its funny.
Cassidy's Lurch was the "Lurch's Lurch." I can't think of the role without thinking of him.
|"Crap! Penwasser's on to us. |
You may as well kill me now, Michelle."
"can't think of anything original" (if you think I'm wrong...The Force Awakens was nothing more than A New Hope), produced an Addams Family film in 1991. In part because they wanted new characters and in part because Ted Cassidy was dead, Carol Struycken played the butler. Never heard of him? Yeah, me neither.
|"Never heard of me? |
Yeah, I was the character who sucked."
I used to confuse the character of "Jaws" with that of "Lurch."
Apparently, Mr. Cassidy was not the only hulking, grunting
|I think Cassidy had a|
better dental plan, though.
Richard Kiel played Jaws opposing Roger Moore's James Bond (incidentally, Moore was the absolute worst Bond. And that's saying a lot when you consider George Lazenby).
On the other hand, Richard Kiel is dead. As is Ted Cassidy. Coincidence?
Then again, I think I can be forgiven for confusing these guys. After all, as we've seen, besides the Herman Munster/John Kerry connection, people can be confused with other characters from either one of those shows.
|I just calls 'em as I sees 'em.|
See what I did there? I am so gosh-darned clever!