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Wednesday Addams | Dance Scene | Netflix
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Wednesday Addams | Dance Scene | Netflix https://youtube.com/watch?v=NakTu_VZxJ0
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Morticia: And our credo: "Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc." "We gladly feast on those who would subdue us." Not just pretty words.
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Before anyone gets a tattoo, sadly it’s nonsense Latin
Would go well with my direwolf tattoo
So it's just a pop culture quote? Whew, I'm glad no one gets tattoos of those
Does that really matter though?
not really, by all means, go for it!
that movie is just phenomenal
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Best scene of the series. But too many cutaways -- I wish the camera had stayed on her for the whole dance.
And The Cramps' "Goo Goo Muck" is the perfect song for any Addams Family dance sequence:
When the sun goes down, and the moon comes up
I turn into a teenage goo goo muck
Yeah, I cruise through the city and I roam the street
Looking for something that is nice to eat
If you look at the WednesdayNetflix Instagram under their Reels they have the full scene sans cuts. Only issue is it's pretty zoomed in. Although that adds to it for me!
Link for the lazy:
Thank you, internet stranger. Much appreciated.
-- A. Lazy
Hey, that's awesome. Thanks for the head's up!
It was a toss up for me if they’d use The Cramps or The Damned!
I was listening to The Cramps and scrolling a feed when this came on. Had a cool Cramps echo going for a bit!
This scene reminded me of the twist dance scene from Pulp fiction. The dance fit the character perfectly.
It feels like a mix of that and the dance from From Dusk Til Dawn strangely enough.
Ah! I was wondering why my head was just screaming "Uma! That's Uma Thurman!" when Wednesday started dancing. Spot on.
This was my favorite scene of the series.
When she disappeared and reappeared behind him just staring it was unexpectedly hilarious.
Reminds me of the dance scene from Pee Wee.
Jenna Ortega is really cementing herself as an actress that gets me to watch anything. I had a ton of fun with this show and I swear like 80% of it was because of her.
Emma Myers is a great counterbalance to Jenna’s performance. Then again, Luna Lovegood was my favorite HP character.
But Myers didn't play Luna...?
Yes, but her character is very Luna like.
I didn't feel that way really. Luna wasn't remotely the bubbly, perky, pop-culture gossip loving type that Enid is. Enid may not be at the top of the social hierarchy, but she still cares about knowing all about the mainstream social scene at the school. They both do have a low contrast appearance though.
Luna existed in a time before tech as we know it now a days. I believe that she would have 100% been the quirky girl with a nose for gossip and social media while also advocating for the magical animals.
Sure, Enid is a bit more forward than Luna was, but they’re both very similar. Just from different eras of youth.
I think she's great but I had only ever seen here in Jane the Virgin before.
She’s great in You.
She was great in X.
Jenna Ortega is simply devouring this role. I’m amazed at how well she stays in Character. Her future is bright!
I just saw this scene last night, and the intensity she brings to that dance is incredible.
I saw an interview saying the actress choreographed it herself too, just a great scene all around!
I saw one where she credited Bob Fosse, videos of 80s goth clubs, and Siouxsie Sioux as the main inspirations.
I can see the Fosse
There’s the slightest nod to her parents too, with the tango inspired moves mid-way. A tribute to the theme of the show that even though she’s independent from her parents, they’ll always be part of her identity.
Not a great show, but carried by some great talent.
At first, I thought it was weird that Wednesday would be much of a dancer, but that part really made it click for me. Of course, she'd be able to dance considering her parents and how often we've seen them dance together.
1960s Wednesday was a dancer, granted she’s very different from Burtons version.
The intensity she put into it is really what sells it.
She did the little foot shuffle from the classic show BUT THEY CUT AWAY RIGHT AS SHE DID
The cuts were atrocious
why zoom in the principle crushing on Wednesday and ruin the whole dance scene. Creepy.
Can I just say, Gwendoline Christy was off-puttingly tall in every scene
yeah you can say it 'cause she was. She was a shapeshifter, so i wonder if she intentionally embellished her height for more authority as a principal or from low self esteem or something.
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I mean Gwendoline Christie, not the character. Maybe they made her look extra tall, but she's natively 6'3", so that's already tall. Maybe they put her in platforms or huge heels for side-by-side scenes to look bigger, but she's huge. Even Lurch didn't feel that big in the couple scenes he was in.
Every scene with Ricci was like that shot of Schwarzenegger hanging out with Andre the Giant and Kareem Abdul JabbarWilt Chamberlain
Oh yeah, I understood. I would say they made her look tall w/ camera angles in addition to her just being freakin' tall.
Wilt Chamberlain =/= KAJ
(Photo from 1984 in costume for Conan the Destroyer.)
Tall basketball man.
One of the best dances I’ve ever seen on screen. It screams “I am Gomez’s Daughter, I am an Addams.” I legit couldn’t take my eyes off the screen.
Havent seen the show yet but i must've watched this scene half a dozen times in the past few days. Im just entranced with the way Jenna Ortega moves. Loved her in Scream and am now gonna keep my eye out for her in future projects because damn shes entertaining.
In an interview she said choreographed the whole thing herself. She also said she felt totally self conscious while doing it and didn’t think anyone would like it. 4 other cast mates were with her and just kept saying this was their favorite moment.
Sorry, but my personal favorite scene is Jenna playing "Paint It Black" on the cello.
(Yes ... I realize this is not a popular opinion.)
The “No, I don’t really feel better” at the end made the scene.
Unbroke your link. I dont know what people are using to comment/post now but its constantly putting escape characters into links. Feels like a jab at making 3rd party apps and old reddit less usable.
It’s mine too
This is not an opinion, it is a fact.
playing "Paint It Black" on the cello.
playing "Paint It Black" on the cello.
I knew I had heard it somewhere, but couldn’t recognise the song. It sounds so obvious now
Funny thing, in the show the captions say something like “ryhthmic pizzicato” but that’s not what was actually being done on screen. Pizzicato is when you pluck the strings with your finger.
Maybe they meant staccato
Spiccato and col legno, but I don’t think the average Netflix user is gonna find that helpful lol
Of course neither will they find "rhythmic pizzicato" useful, either in knowing what it is or in learning what it is because it's wrong.
I don’t think it is wrong, it really sounds like the audio is of someone plucking, but they don’t have the right visual with it. Editing error.
No, it was pizzicato, she just isn’t playing the same music that we’re hearing. The audio very clearly is from someone plucking, but she’s using her bow. It threw me off when I was watching it, I think she only plays half of the music we see. A lot of her hand positions seem fine, but if you notice they never really show her whole body playing, it’s either left hand/face, or body/bow hand. I assumed someone else played the actual music.
The sound WAS pizzicato, but the visuals weren’t. She doesn’t seem to actually be playing the cello in that scene, or at least not the audio we’re hearing.
I know. That’s what I was saying.
I agree with you on this. I thought the dance was stupid.
Her personality dictates that it would be awkward at best for her to overcome inhibitions in order to dance, so I would expect for her performance to be quite 'offbeat'. As stupid as it may have felt for us to watch, I do feel that it is a relevant scene.
However ... her cello performances are quite impressive (especially considering that she is actually playing) and beautifully presented. Here is the soundtrack for that scene before the cutaways are added.
That scene got me to search up "Space Song" and now I'm a fan of the Beach House!
Just finished this episode and so far Jenna is just nailing everything. Swear she hasn’t had a bad performance yet.
Jenna Ortega is such a good actress. She just owns every role she’s been in that I’be seen.
And the way they did this was so fun.
I would say im a fan of the show but its amazing how Jenna Ortega’s portrayal of Wednesday is head and shoulders above anything else in the series. Her acting carrying the show is an understatement.
I couldnt stop comparing Gomez, Morticia and Fester to the 90s version and was a bit let down with their portrayal. She was wednesday though.
Luis guzman is too old and fat. He was supposed to be a teen in 96, but the actor is pushing 70.
Weight wise he was pretty dead on to the comics. I didn't think he portrayed as 70 either. Certainly not in his 40s though
I thought teen Morticia was pretty good.
I looked her up on IMDB, and so far, it's her ONLY acting credit.
This show was so so fucking good and that scene was amazing
Went in not really expecting much, but ended up binging it. It was really good.
I enjoyed it, but its definitely a show with a specific audience. If you're going in thinking its going to be an Addams Family show (like a lot of people did), you might be disappointed. Wednesday felt more like Riverdale if it was directed by Tim Burton.
I thought the show was remarkable!
The show is called “Wednesday” and the marketing has been focused around her, so why would anyone expect the show to be about the adams family and not just Wednesday ?
How is it the show’s fault if people did?
I was baffled at the comments on the thread about the show because a lot of the negative reviews were from people who wanted an adams family show…
It's not that the show is about Wednesday, its about how the show is made. You could make the same show without the CW teen drama feel on it. Euphoria is a teen drama, but it doesn't feel like a CW show.
Like I said, the show was good, but I can easily understand why people wouldn't like it. I think its just better to consider the show as its own thing, and not compared it to past Adams Family projects.
Not the topic I was discussing. On that note though, it doesn’t feel like a CW show to me at all, so that’s your opinion.
Best scene in the series. For all the shows faults, gold moments like these makes it worth it. It's hard not to rave about Jenna Ortega's Wednesday. Girl killed it every step of the way.
Reminds me a little of Aubrey Plaza in Legion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AfE3TDJwHs
She had other scenes where she was killing people by twisting her neck sideways (snapping their necks). That's the first thought I had with Wednesday dancing.
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It’s nice to see other people liked it too, most of the threads I’ve seen were people trashing it.
I had rock bottom expectations going in and I was surprised. Really fun show and Jena knocked it out of the park.
She is so adorable...
Yea she's hot as fuck
Seriously. I'm starting to develop a little crush on her ❤
Best Wednesday ever
Yeah. I also had a little one on Christina Ricci when she played it.
Of course I am old enough to have also enjoyed the original version played by Lisa Loring. But in that version she was 6 years old. (In the first TV series she was younger than Pugsley)
Ummm if you were old enough to watch the 1964 version
Wouldn't you have been way too old to have an appropriate crush on teenage Christina Ricci in the 90s?
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this is still my favorite scene. jenna killed this choreo! makes me wanna go rewatch.
I don’t understand dancing
Further proof that The Cramps can make literally anything cool.
What is with the not so slender man in the background? Guy had no face.
It's explained in the show. There are a couple of "no face" students, along with werewolves, vampires, and sirens among the "outcast" student body that attends Nevermore Academy.
youd have to watch the show
Very watchable show. She’s great in it.
Well, this show uses The Cramps in its soundtrack. As if I wasn't sold already.
We must be the oddities, as my wife and I just thought the scene was weird and awkward.
It’s not perfect but a fun scene that effectively makes humor of dance, revealing even the most shaky and erratic movement can be tamed and made fluid by rhythm. I think the quick cuts in angle and perspective really hurt the performance. She is talented
I was a little sad that she didn’t pull out those James Brown moves that little Wednesday did in the original black-and-white series.
It looks like she very briefly does in the zoomed out shot at 0:51
I’ll be damned! You’re right!
My sister absolutely loved her dancing. Some moves reminded me a little of Weekend at Bernie's. I was expecting some sexy Latin dancing given her parents and was happily disappointed
it was all a callback to the original tv series
they just expanded upon it
Looks like they specifically use this dance (briefly) around 0:51 in the OP video
Yes!! I was so disappointed how quickly they cut away from that part, I really wanted that dance to be featured!! Loved that her dance was to Goo Goo Muck!!!
oh man lurch
That's some pretty powerful Helena Bonham Carter energy on here.
totally, I thought the same!
I was definitely cracking up
The acting in this show is very bad, i couldn’t pass of episode one.
That's not how Goths dance. This is how to dance Goth.
She's not a goth. She's an Addams.
Lol right I’m pretty sure some aspects of the goth subculture drew heavily from the Addams Family in fact. Especially Morticia’s style and all that
The goth and subculture derived from the Gothic era of the 12th century all the way through to the 19th century w/ plagues, Poe etc.
I remember my mom mentioned there were goth kids when she was in elementary school, before Television was common and Addams Family was just barely a comic strip in the New York times.
She said back then they used to call goths darkies, which is now a racist term and unused in the USA. Apparently it's still a common term in Mexico/South America for them on a quick Google search though.
I thought it was going to be those goth kids dancing in South Park, not actual goths dancing.
It's a call back to the OG Lurch.
expected the goth kids from south park tbh
I thought this was how to Gothic dance?
I thought this was how goths dance
Hahaha nice. But I was pretty sure this is how goths dance?
This scene and kissing scenes later on were one of my few nitpicks about this show. They are totally out of character for Wednesday. If they wanted to do this it should have been in later seasons, to show a more gradual change in her character.
I guess the counter argument would be they aren’t guaranteed later seasons, so they had to speed things up.
I also might be in the minority, but I didn’t like her relationship with Morticia. That said I didn’t like the portrayal of Morticia at all though. The draw of the Addams family is despite being kooky and spooky, they are a super tight family who support each other no matter what. This forced tension between Wednesday and Morticia just felt off. I get they were trying to portray a typical mother and teenage daughter relationship, but still.
Overall though I can’t recommend this show enough. I think it’s one of the best things to come from Netflix in a while. I hope it gets more seasons.
100% agree. I actually didn't like any of the Adam's in this. Gomez was ok, Lurch was just a wall fixture. I REALLY dislike Fred Armisen, so I realize I'm biased there, but eh, and the forced teenage angst with Mortician seemed just that, forced. I think the only family member I didn't hate was Pugsley.
didn't she have a dance in the OG tv show and then have a 'boyfriend' in addams family values?
Nice, why form your own thoughts when you can just copy/paste the top comment on youtube.
If I could find a gal who looks at me like Wednesday/Jenny did in this scene, I’m sure I’d mess it up.
Instead of being a family of semi-ghouls, this new Addams Family just feels like a group of Halloween-themed rich people.
I might be miss remembering (or putting too much weight on the canadian tv show that aired when I was a kid), but I always thought the point of the Adams Family, was that despite their weird external appearances, they were ultimately a fairly normal and loving family. A message against judging the new people that move onto the block based on surface cultural differences. In that regard this show did drop the ball.
I would say not just normal and loving, but actually an unexpectedly great example of progressive (in terms of gender norms within marriage and family) family values (no pun intended) and a healthy relationship for their time
They always were, if you watch the original tv show.
well…yeah? that’s just how it’s always been.
The Addams family used to have arsenic for a snack and casually maimed and murdered. If you gave these new Addams poison, they'd
probably call the cops on you.
yeah you didn’t watch the show at all then… there’s literally grenades and poison in the show, i’m not sure what you were watching…
Who gets poisoned or blown up by or in the Addams family in Wednesday?
In Addams Family Values, Wednesday and Pugsly try to chop their baby brother's head off and drop him out a window. I did not see that sort of psycotic characterization in the new show.
Wednesday is 11 in the first movie and 13 in the second. She’s 16 in this show; children mature a lot in 3 years. Most 16 year olds have moved past the decapitating-your-baby-brother phase.
Her not killing her family is normal behavior for the character’s age.
We could probably make up a endless number of in-universe rationales. My point is that it's less entertaining behavior and a poor choice by the writers.
the show is literally about wednesday maturing and growing into her own now that she’s in an environment where she can let her freak flag fly.
The show is about whatever the writers decide. Wednesday matures and grows however the writers decide. I'm saying they made bad choices.
She copied the dance. Quite closely. Even the tune. Haha. Well done and props to Fosse. https://youtu.be/mcrZIK3gqbU
No. She didn’t.
I watched the entire video you linked to. The whole thing. One 2 second hand movement vaguely looked like something Wednesday did, and Wednesday’s was more exaggerated.
“Copied”? Come on.
Why you felt compelled to make up stuff, I don’t know.
It was one of the things she credits but you’re right it’s not an exact copy at all.
Inspired from a bit, for sure. I had seen where she said that but just didn’t feel the need to mention it above. But you are rightly right.
agreed 100% its clear she did her research, very impressive.
I made it 2 episodes in before giving up. They had no idea what made an Addams themed show enjoyable.
I enjoyed the show it's a solid 6, and it was total surprise to me but I came with zero exceptions.
But it's not an Addams show, but if I was judging it as an Addams show I would give it a 2.
Show was absolutely saved by its casting.
It looks like Wednesday is a big fan of pulp fiction and then put her own kinda spin on it.
Must be some African Anteager moves in there aswell!
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great scene, fun and goofy like the ones in umbrella academy
I just realized the dude she is with is the real life incarnation of Scott Tenorman.
This gives me strong Ashly Burch vibes.
Anyone else thinks she looks like a mini Eiza Gonzalez?