10 Best Wednesday Addams Film Quotes

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Netflix’s Wednesday is bringing the legendary Addams Family back to screens, this time focusing on the young and adored-by-fans daughter in her own titular series. The show is scheduled to release this Fall, just in time for Halloween season which will go hand-in-hand with the Addams’ gothic and spooky vibes.


While the series posits Wednesday as the main protagonist, it is not the first adaptation to put her and her shenanigans at the forefront of its narratives, with prior films like The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values also giving viewers many memorable Wednesday quotes.

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“Don’t Be A Baby, I Know What I’m Doing.”

The Addams Family (1991)

Wednesday Addams is shown to have a real knack for invention and torture, especially when it comes to messing around with her brother, Pugsley. But while her brother is shown to be a lot more hesitant when it comes to their spooky adventures, Wednesday instead is depicted as brave and fearless, always sure of herself.

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This self-confidence and determination is shown especially in this quote, while also exhibiting the manipulation and power she has over Pugsley and doing her bidding.

“It’s A Tradition. One Of Us Has To Go.”

Addams Family Values (1993)

While Wednesday Addams is shown to be quite peculiar and wonderfully unique compared to others her age, she is also still a child. And just like any child, she gets a bit jealous and worried when her baby brother, Pubert, comes into the picture.

While she plays off her insecurity as cunning and determination, it is later revealed that Wednesday did in fact believe a new sibling meant one of her or Pugsley had to go. This quote, hence, showcases not only her boldness to come out on top, but also her naiveties that inherently come from being a child in new circumstances. Her sinister ways juxtaposed with her childhood innocence also make her one of the best kid characters in movies.

“So We Can Play A Game…It’s Called Is There A God?”

The Addams Family (1991)

While other kids in the Addams family universes appear to be misinformed or gullible (such as the beginning of Addams Family Values, when the child tells the wiser Wednesday and Pugsley about storks and babies), Wednesday is shown to be inquisitive and experimental in nature.

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She isn’t afraid to push the boundaries of what kids “should” or “shouldn’t” discuss, choosing instead to prove whatever theories and explore whatever she wants to know. This quote not only emphasizes her intelligent, analytical persona but also perfectly captures her cheeky and societal-boundary-pushing attitude.

“They Look Just Like Everyone Else.”

The Addams Family (1991)

While her peers find Wednesday Addams to be strange, the fact is that she is the most non-discriminatory and wise one out of all of them. Not only does she treat everyone equally – not judging based on vain things like appearance or affluence – but she also is shown to be very aware of the serious issues going on around her and is extremely intelligent.

When asked about how her seemingly regular clothes represent her serial killer costume, she retorts back that they look just like everyone else, displaying not only her highly advanced perceptions about society, but also her wisdom about how looks tell you absolutely nothing about the person within.

“Are They Made From Real Girl Scouts?”

The Addams Family (1991)

Wednesday is never shown to go out of her way to be unpleasant or mock others. While she does cause chaos in haunting, Addams-type ways, she is never shown to wish random people ill or bully someone for absolutely no reason, unlike the girl scouts (and, in the sequel, camp members) who bother her with silly questions meant as subtle insults towards her and her family.

After her and Puglsey are pestered by the pretentious Amanda, Wednesday decides to ask her a question as equally ridiculous as hers. With this quote – one of the Addams Family’s best – Wednesday not only epitomizes the fact that she will always fight back when it’s appropriate, but also that she can be just as witty and snappy, if only with due cause.

“Homicide.”

Addams Family Values (1993)

When Morticia tells Amanda’s mother that Wednesday is at that special stage where there’s only one thing on her mind, Amanda’s mom guesses the answer to be boys. Wednesday immediately proves her to be completely wrong, casually stating that its homicide.

This quote not only perfectly captures the Addams Family’s haunting charm, but also shows that Wednesday can’t ever be bothered with societal expectations, especially ones fueled by misogynist (not to mention heteronormative) standards, solidfying herself as an independent, self-assured and woke girl since always.

“We’ll Always Have Today. And Chippewa.”

Addams Family Values (1993)

Even though Wednesday went to Camp Chippewa with boys being the last thing on her mind, young Joel wins her over by accepting her for who she is and proving himself to be a brave and worthy companion (at least when it came to destroying the cruel camp and helping Wednesday escape).

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This quote is one of Wednesday’s bests as it displays a vulnerability and softness that she doesn’t often show, proving that she is, at heart, just a young girl navigating life and relationships. Not only does it humanize her, but with this rare glimpse, it also reminds audiences of her multitudes and depth as a character.

“Don’t Cut Your Eyes On My Crew Unless You’re Ready To Dance.”

The Addams Family (2019)

While the recent animated reboot of The Addams Family may not have been as well received as the 1991 and 1993 live-action films (still ranking higher than Addams Family Reunion), the film does have its moments and places a heavy importance on Wednesday, one of the most likable Addams characters, throughout its plot.

This quote posits Wednesday in a somewhat different light through her slang, but still keeps her intolerance for bullying and protective nature, capturing her essence perfectly. It shows how she can adjust to new surroundings and peers while still remaining true to herself, something the new Netflix series will hopefully explore further.

“I’m Not A Freak. I’m A Force Of Nature.”

The Addams Family 2 (2021)

Wednesday is an iconic character for many reasons, but a large part of her appeal is how unapologetically herself she is, whether it be at Camp Chippewa or at the beach in The Addams Family 2 (one of the best animated sequel of 2021).

Wednesday Addams knows her worth, and is unabashedly herself no matter what others see her as or want her to be. When called a “freak” at the beach, she tosses back this powerful quote, once again re-asserting her self-confidence and proving her to be a smart, confident, and resourceful young woman (a force of nature to be reckoned with in an comparatively bland and weak world).

“I’d Pity Him.”

Addams Family Values (1993)

Despite her fondness of him, Wednesday cannot be bothered to be tied down by Joel, certainly not now at such a young age nor apparently later on. When Joel asks her if she’d ever marry or have kids and she says no, he asks what she’d do if the boy worshipped her and did whatever she wanted (to which she says she’d pity him).

This quote is undoubtedly Wednesday’s best as it shows the empowerment she finds in herself, a true feminist, as someone who doesn’t need anyone else to feel content and loved. It also proves that she doesn’t want to be in a relationship that isn’t as equal as that of Gomez and Morticia’s that she has grown up watching. It’ll be interesting to see whether the new series sticks to this Wednesday ideology or not.

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