‘Kooky, Spooky & Ooky’

(Pictured above: John Astin as Gomez Addams, Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams)

The Munsters or The Addams Family? Gomez, Morticia and Uncle Fester, or Herman, Lilly and Grandpa?

Fans of macabre TV comedy have debated these questions ever since the two shows originally battled each other during a concurrent two-season run in the mid-1960s.

Last Halloween season, The Savvy Screener ruled in favor of The Munsters. This year, The Addams Family has the upper hand, at least in terms of marathon length and timing.

Antenna TV will air 34 episodes of The Addams Family next Tuesday on Halloween itself, while Cozi TV will air 20 episodes of The Munsters this Saturday, October 28.

So, all together now: “They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, They’re all together ooky, The Addams Family”:

Those memorable lyrics are why Antenna TV calls its all-day event “The Addams Family Kooky, Spooky & Ooky Halloween Marathon.” It starts 5 am ET on October 31, running through 10 pm.

Cozi TV’s “Munster-thon,” meanwhile, starts noon Saturday, also running until 10 pm. At 5 pm, Cozi will repeat its original “Auto Tune The Munsters, ” a revamped “rock opera” version of the episode “A Man for Marilyn” featuring new songs, animation and effects.

Cozi TV regularly runs The Munsters weeknights at 6 pm ET. Antenna TV runs The Addams Family Saturdays in primetime at 8:30 pm ET, as well as three episodes at 3:30 am Saturdays, and two episodes at 10 am Sundays.

To find where to watch Antenna TV and Cozi TV over the air, visit Antenna’s channel finder and the Get Cozi TV page.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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