A friend of mine on Facebook recently shared a video clip of Siouxsie and the Banshees of their song “This Wheel’s On Fire.” And it kind of made me go….allow me to use an emoji to demonstrate my state of mind:
Like millions of others in this silly country, I became a huge fan of this series and I want MORE, dammit! When are they going to announce that another season has been greenlit? When? WHEN? WHEN? Do I have to go the Netflix offices myself? Hey, I have plenty of good camping gear (I digress)!
First, here’s a pic of the kids at Nevermore Academy in the series in their uniforms (note that Wednesday’s parents Morticia and Gomez claim she is allergic to color so she gets a “special” uniform:
Next, here’s Siouxsie Sioux in her striped outfit she wears in the video for “This Wheel’s On Fire:”
It would all make sense, after all. Jenna Ortega, the actress who plays Wednesday – has said that Siouxsie Sioux was an influence on her dance number. What dance number, you ask? Seriously? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? Sigh…OK, it’s at the formal dance in the fourth episode – where she does a freakish dance to The Cramps’ song “Goo Goo Muck.” Other influences on her choreography include Bob Fosse’s musical Sweet Charity (The Rich Man’s Frug sequence in particular) in addition to dances performed by other actors playing the Addamses in the past.
I’d like to think the late (and great) choreographer Bob Fosse is grinning about this from the great chorus line in the sky – where he remains a womanizer! And his late wife Gwen Verdon is probably friends with one of his sweethearts!