“Beware of The Thing” sign from the1960s television series, Thing—strictly speaking, a disembodied forearm, since he occasionally emerged from his box at near-elbow length—was usually played by Ted Cassidy, who also played the lugubrious butler Lurch, although the two characters occasionally appeared in the same scene (in which case Thing would be played by a crew member, notably assistant director Jack Voglin). Thing customarily emerged from a series of boxes, one in each room in the Addams’ mansion, and the mailbox outside. He occasionally emerged from behind a curtain, within a plant pot, or elsewhere. In the films, thanks to advances in special effects, Thing (played by Christopher Hart) is able to emerge and run on his fingertips, much like a spider. This is also true for the 1998 revived series, The New Addams Family, where Thing was played by Canadian magician/actor Steven Fox. His classic box only appears in one episode of the series (the remake of “Thing’s Romance”); in others, it is revealed that he lives in a closet that has been modified as his own little “house-within-a-house.”
Sign measures 44 1/2 total height, sign itself measures 11 tall x 21 wide.