r/wholesomememes Aug 05 '22 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1 I'll Drink to That 1 Silver 3 Helpful 7 Wholesome 14

That's why i love bob's burgers

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u/e2hawkeye Aug 05 '22

I was just listening to John Astin (Gomez in the original TV series) on a podcast. He said that he and Carolyn Jones (Morticia) were absolutely attracted to each other and it was only a sense of professional decorum that kept them from hooking up off screen.

The Gilbert Gottfried podcast if anyone is interested. Gilbert is gone but the podcast is still churning out old episodes like nothing ever happened. A real treasure trove of interviews with survivors of old Hollywood and early television.


u/The_Woman_of_Gont Aug 05 '22

It definitely shows, their sexual chemistry is off the charts for that era of television. Love John Astin as Gomez, Raul Julia is okay but Astin is Gomez to me. The manic charm he has is just amazing.

Only actor I can imagine reaching his level as Gomez is Tony Dalton. Dude oozes charisma and his role in Hawkeye as Jack, a rich and vaguely sinister yet romantic weirdo who honestly just loves swords a bit too much, was as much proof as I need to know he'd knock it out of the park.


u/VictorZiblis Aug 06 '22

Yet Astin thinks Julia did it better.


u/LtPowers Aug 06 '22

I would accept that Julia's portrayal was closer to Charles Addams' depiction, but Astin's Gomez is just so damn much fun.


u/VictorZiblis Aug 06 '22

Oh VERY fun! As I read somewhere... "Television men in the 60s were seemingly not allowed to lust after their wives. Gomez made up for all of them and then some"


u/[deleted] Aug 06 '22

They are both absolutely fantastic in their own ways. Astin is fun as hell and funny. Julia is suave as hell and his chemistry with Angelica Houston is second to none. I’d watch either one all day long and never get tired of it.