The gold-studded living quarters of an intelligent and very alive disembodied right hand who is the faithful servant
of the eccentric millionaire Gomez Addams (John Astin) and his family on the
bizarre situation comedy THE ADDAMS FAMILY/ABC/1964-66.
Thing changes the channel on a TV set
Thing used his box to deliver the family mail, answer the
telephone, light Gomez's cigars and
sympathetically pat family members with his five fingers when they were
Thing (Gomez's childhood companion) moved about the Addams' bizarre home via a
labyrinth of tunnels which lead to the mail box, a hidden wall vault and to a
myriad of small hinged-topped wooden boxes strategically placed about their
bizarre gothic home.
"Beware the Thing" was posted on the iron gate in front of the Addams house at
001 Cemetery Lane. When the Addams went for a drive in the car, Thing rode in
the glove compartment.
TRIVIA NOTE: In 1993, one of the original boxes
used by Thing in the series was auctioned off at Sotherby's for $22,000. See
also CREATURES: "Thing"
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