Is Itt human under all that hair, or is the hair itself a living kind of entity similar to Thing?

  • I always thought he was a distant relative of Chi Eekway Papanoida.
    – user62584
    Sep 16, 2019 at 2:51
  • I'm sorry, but if you're asking this question you're doing itt wrong.
    – davidbak
    Sep 16, 2019 at 21:15

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Gomez and Cousin Itt discussed this very point in the season 2 episode Morticia's Romance, Part I

Gomez: Underneath all that hair, you really are... What are you underneath all that hair?

Itt: [Makes noises]

Gomez: Roots? Makes sense.

The assumption (from the season 2 episode Cousin Itt's Problem) is that without his hair, he'll be without form.

Gomez: Cousin Itt, you're losing your hair.

Morticia: He's right.

Gomez: Without his hair, what is he?

Morticia: Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Although they may have meant this figuratively rather than literally.

  • 16
    I definitely took both lines as intentionally avoiding answering the question (for humor, since you're naturally going to wonder). Sep 16, 2019 at 11:49
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    @RichardRast - Aye. It's definitely a "don't ask!" trope.
    – Valorum
    Sep 16, 2019 at 12:21
  • Cousin Itt is like Popeye: "I yam what I yam an' dat's all what I yam". Except Cousin Itt is hair rather than a root vegetable. Sep 16, 2019 at 22:07
  • He also had a (human) wife in the second Raul Julia Addam's Family movie, whatever that might mean... Sep 16, 2019 at 22:10

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