Susan Vaughn

The teenager is always right

Director Barry Sonnenfeld wanted to drop an old-fashioned musical number, a real showstopper, into the middle of The Addams Family. So he filmed a scene in which Uncle Fester and Gomez unleash a spirited rendition of ”The Mamushka,” written by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green with composer Mark Shaiman. But in the movie’s final cut, Gomez and Uncle Fester sing only briefly. Why was the rest of the song snipped out? Perhaps the blame lies with a couple hundred Valley Boys who considered ”The Mamushka” a real showstopper.

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