'Addams Family Values' is now available on Netflix from this weekend.

Following from the success of 1990's 'Addams Family', the sequel smartly moved away from the physical comedy and turned it more into subversive comedy. The lines and quips were smarter, the situations were darker and the casting got crazier - all thanks to Paul Rudnick's razor-sharp script.

Joan Cusack was perfectly cast as Debbie, the dangerous babysitter who ensnares Fester whilst Gomez - in one of Raul Julia's last on-screen roles - has to fight to get him back. Meanwhile, Pugsley and Wednesday are shipped off to a desperately wholesome summer camp and, far and away, have some of the funniest moments in the film.

Here's 13 of the best lines quotes from 'Addams Family Values'.



"I'm just like any modern woman trying to have it all. Loving husband, a family. It's just, I wish I had more time to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade. "

  • Morticia Addams


--"Why are you dressed like that?"

"Like what?"

--"Like you're going to a funeral. Why are you dressed like somebody died?"


  • Wednesday Addams


"So I-I killed. So I maimed. So I destroyed one innocent life after another. Aren't I a human being? Don't I yearn, and ache, and shop? Don't I deserve love... and jewelry?"

  • Debbie Jellinsky


"I hope that someday you'll know the indescribable joy of having children, and of paying someone else to raise them."

  • Gomez Addams


--"And then Mommy kissed Daddy, and the angel told the stork, and the stork flew down from heaven, and left a diamond under a leaf in the cabbage patch, and the diamond turned into a baby!"

"Our parents are having a baby, too."

"They had sex."

  • Pugsley and Wednesday Addams


"I don't want to be in the pageant."

--"Don't you want to help me realize my vision?"

"Your work is puerile and under-dramatized. You lack any sense of structure, character and the Aristotelian unities."

  • Wednesday Addams


"Wednesday, look at all of the other children, their freckles, their bright little eyes, their eager, friendly smiles. Help them."

  • Morticia Addams


--"Isn't he a lady killer?"


  • Gomez Addams


--"Wednesday, do you think someday you might want to get married and have kids?"


--" But what if you met just the right man, who worshiped and adored you, who'd do anything you say, who'd be your devoted slave? Then what would you do?"

"I'd pity him."

  • Wednesday Addams and Joel Glickman


"You have enslaved him. You have placed Fester under some strange sexual spell. I respect that. But please, may we see him?"

  • Morticia Addams



-"Do you miss Debbie?"

"Sometimes, late at night...I remember how she used to turn to me and say, 'Jesus, Fester, go back to your room!'"

  • Fester Addams


--"Now, one of you will be the drowning victim and the other one gets to be our lifesaver."

--"I'll be the victim!"

"All your life."

  • Wednesday Addams


--"Wednesday's at that special age where she has one thing on her mind."



  • Wednesday and Morticia Addams