Wednesday, the Addams Family spinoff series created by Miles Millar and Alfred Gough has released to much fanfare. The series centers on the story of  Wednesday Addams, the daughter of the Addams family who has started attending a new school called Nevermore Academy. 

Besides her academic endeavours, Wednesday is also coming to terms with her psychic powers and trying to get to the bottom of a murder mystery that had involved her parents 25 years ago.

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The Addams family saw the light of the in 1938, when the characters were created by cartoonist Charles Addams and featured in magazine comic strips. In light of this long and rich history, here are some of the most important Easter eggs featured in the series that you might have missed:

Christina Ricci

The most obvious Easter Egg in the series was the inclusion of Christina Ricci in the cast. While the actor plays Marilyn Thornhill in the series, she herself had portrayed Wednesday in the films The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values.

Finger snap

Early on in the show, Wednesday tries to enter the hideout of the secret society, the Nightshades. She manages to solve a riddle and soon realises one must also snap their fingers to get access inside the hideout. This finger snap is a tribute to the original Addams Family sitcom where all members of the family snapped their fingers twice during the opening credits.

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Fester’s relationship with Wednesday

There are two contradictory accounts about the origin of Wednesday’s Uncle Fester in the Addams Family universe. In the original show, he is revealed as Morticia’s uncle, but in the 70s version, he is depicted as Gomez’s brother. The spinoff series follows the story of the second iteration and introduces Fester as Wednesday’s biological uncle.

Girl scouts retort

One of the dialogues of the series by Wednesday, “I could eat Girl Scouts for breakfast”, is inspired by a similar line in the 1991 film, The Addams Family. In the movie, when a scout tries to sell Wednesday Girl Scout cookies, she quickly retorts, “Are they made from real Girl Scouts?”