Neat. Sweet. Petite.

The man who wrote the theme to “The Addams Family” has died.  How about two finger snaps for Vic Mizzy?

Mizzy also wrote the theme for Green Acres.  For his time, you might call him the Lennon-McCartney of TV theme song writers.  Vic Mizzy was 93.


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7 Responses to Neat. Sweet. Petite.

  1. Adam says:

    Or should it be the McCartney-Lennon of TV theme song writers?

  2. Janet A. says:

    From NY Daily News obit:
    Mizzy said he didn’t mind if people remember him only for the finger snaps at the start of the “The Addams Family” theme song, according to a statement from his publicist. After all, he said, “Two snaps got me a mansion in Bel Air.”

  3. Haven’t seen that name in eons. Speaking of finger snaps, didn’t Mizzy also act in the Addams Family? Didn’t he play Thing? That would be a great trivia question and a helluva thing to have on your resume.

  4. No credit for Thing? Outrageous! Stanislavsky would have been proud of those wonderful digital (?) performances.

    Just looked it up on Wikipedia. For what it’s worth, they say Ted Cassidy (a.k.a. Lurch) also played Thing. When both Lurch and Thing had to appear in the same scene, someone named Jack Voglin played Thing.

    What would we do without Wikipedia, the font of all truth?

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