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Vic Mizzy, who wrote 'Addams Family' theme, dies
Yahoo - AP ^ | 10/19/09 | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON

Posted on 10/19/2009 7:22:16 PM PDT by Borges

LOS ANGELES – The songwriter who wrote the catchy theme songs to "The Addams Family" and "Green Acres" television shows has died. Vic Mizzy was 93.

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Mizzy has said that he didn't mind if people only remember him for the finger snaps at the start of the "The Addams Family" theme song. After all, he said "two snaps got me a mansion in Bel Air."

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 2009obituaries; addamsfamily; hollywood; music; obituary; popculture

1 posted on 10/19/2009 7:22:18 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

This death is all together spooky.


2 posted on 10/19/2009 7:24:31 PM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: Borges

I will watch some of my Green Acres DVDs in Vic’s honour.


3 posted on 10/19/2009 7:25:55 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
I will watch some of my Green Acres DVDs in Vic’s honour.

"Green Acres" is on DVD?!

naaaah, I'll let that one pass....

4 posted on 10/19/2009 7:27:18 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: Borges

Green Acers theme was a masterpiece.... I was born to late catch the Addams Family theme fever. And when the Addams Family did finally make it to cable, The “monsters living next door” thingy was not that funny.


5 posted on 10/19/2009 7:30:26 PM PDT by OCC
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To: justlurking

I bet you’re waiting for it to debut on Blu-ray, aren’t you?


6 posted on 10/19/2009 7:30:45 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: Borges
After all, he said "two snaps got me a mansion in Bel Air."

Goys, darkies, they all look green from here.

I like his attitude. God Bless and keep the old songwriter. Because even He could use some humor in the Mel Brooks genre.

/johnny

7 posted on 10/19/2009 7:31:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Borges

Had a pretty good run.

Rest in peace, Vic!


8 posted on 10/19/2009 7:31:58 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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To: Borges
Click on the picture to hear the theme:


9 posted on 10/19/2009 7:33:00 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: rabidralph
I bet you’re waiting for it to debut on Blu-ray, aren’t you?

"Letting it pass" meant that I was going to pass up the opportunity to make a joke....

10 posted on 10/19/2009 7:33:33 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: Borges

The house shown at the beginning of the intro was the Ebeneezer Maxwell Mansion in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. In my early life I lived down the street from it.


11 posted on 10/19/2009 7:44:06 PM PDT by blau993 (Fight Gerbil Swarming)
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To: blau993

I thought “Addams Family” was romantic:

“’Tish! You spoke French!” (Grabs her arm, starts planting kisses from her wrist to her shoulder)

“Gomez! The children are upstairs!”

Carolyn Jones died tragically at age 53. Such a loss.


12 posted on 10/19/2009 7:51:54 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: blau993

Thank you for that detail - I never knew it, and I am a great fan of the Addams Family. True gothic humour ... exquisite.


13 posted on 10/19/2009 8:02:40 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: 50mm

Thanks, one of my favorite shows when I was a kid.


14 posted on 10/19/2009 8:04:10 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn.....................^........................)
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To: pandoraou812

Mine too. We’re freakin’ weird.


15 posted on 10/19/2009 8:10:56 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: elcid1970

Did you know that Carolyn Jones was married to Aaron Spelling and it was told that she was the love of his life.


16 posted on 10/19/2009 8:10:57 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: BlueStateBlues

Their house is a museum
when people come to seeum
they really are a screeum


17 posted on 10/19/2009 8:11:44 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: justlurking

same here....I will stick with my entire run of ‘Route 66’ and ‘Sea Hunt’ DVD’s. great stuff!


18 posted on 10/19/2009 8:24:21 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Borges

Mizzy did various themes other then “Green Acres” and the “Addams Family”. They each had in common telling the “story” of the series.

I have mp3s of Red Buttons singing the theme to his show “Double Life of Henry Phyfe” and the theme to “Captain Nice”. Here is all I can find on youtube.

Pruitts of Southhampton with Phyllis Diller

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=23478CF0F69D47D4&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&v=gL3vX-62z1k


19 posted on 10/19/2009 9:38:11 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Borges

RIP.


20 posted on 10/19/2009 10:26:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Borges

Addams Family!

21 posted on 10/20/2009 5:38:04 AM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae Cum Ita Sunt - Julius Caesar "Since these things are so!">)
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To: tlb
Oh, man, I didn't think anybody except me remembered "The Double Life of Henry Phyfe" ...

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22 posted on 10/20/2009 5:45:52 AM PDT by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: Borges
But his most famous work was the theme to "The Addams Family," a tune accented by finger snaps and opening with the cleverly quirky lyrics: "They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky: the Addams family."

Mizzy sang the song himself and overdubbed it three times to give the impression of multiple vocalists. He also directed the title sequence where he asked actors who played members of the Addams family to snap their fingers in a bored way.

from here

23 posted on 10/20/2009 9:30:48 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: Borges
Just found his own website, where it has more pictures of him, including one when he was young.
24 posted on 10/20/2009 9:37:30 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: Borges
Also, here's his filmography, where it lists every song he wrote.

He also wrote The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (w/ Irving Taylor).

25 posted on 10/20/2009 9:49:20 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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26 posted on 10/22/2009 10:49:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: Hildy

Their house is a museum
when people come to seeum
they really are a screeum

27 posted on 10/22/2009 10:52:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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