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"Addams Family Values" is one of those rare comedy sequels that might just be better than its original. The franchise is also one of the rare movie adaptations of a TV series that really works.

25 years after its theatrical release, the clever and spooky film still holds up. Here are nine reasons why. *Snap. Snap.*

1. Because its pre-credits cold open is absolutely brilliant.

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Kicking off the second "Addams Family" installment with the arrival of a new baby is a comedically-strong start.

2. Because Uncle Fester's luxury leisurewear is a sight to behold.

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That hair.

3. Because Debbie Jellinsky is the best cinematic villain of the '90s.

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Eat your heart out, Hannibal Lector.

4. Because Amanda Buckman is the best pre-teen villain of the '90s.

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Headgear and all.

5. Because Debbie's monologue about her life story is a masterclass in tour de force.

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"Ma-li-bu Barbie." "

6. Because I still ship Wednesday and Joel Glicker.

Ah, young love.

7. Because Wednesday's burns are on fire.

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Literally.

8. Because Pubert Addams has a nice ring to it.

Just look at that cute little tiny mustache.

9. Because we can all aspire to a love like Gomez and Morticia.

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Some aspects of it, at least.