Vic Mizzy, composer of Addams Family theme song, has died

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4 Responses to “Vic Mizzy, composer of Addams Family theme song, has died”

  1. mgfarrelly says:

    The NPR story about his passing noted that he recorded himself and then just layered the track over twice. The Vic Mizzy trio.

    John Astin is so delightful in those credits, like Raul Julia in the films he looks caught between hysterical laughter and pure sociopathy.

  2. technogeek says:

    Ah, for the days when folks knew how to pack a summary of a show into one minute of jingle…

    (I am somewhat embarrassed to admit how long it took me to connect the Addams Family with the cartoonist whose works inspired the show. The only excuse I can offer is that I encountered the show first.)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Vic composed many, many great TV theme songs, but its his work on the Don Knotts classic, THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN, that has always been a favorite of mine. I’ve had that music stuck in my brain since seeing the movie at the local drive-in way back in the ’60s when I was a wee lad. Last year I got the soundtrack album on CD, signed by Vic… I play it (and the movie), a lot. For a lifetime of great music, I say “Atta boy, Luther!” and you’ll be missed.

  4. Extrema says:

    Let’s not forget the brilliant Green Acres theme…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbk81X6WHA4

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