List of The Addams Family episodes

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This is a list of all episodes of The Addams Family original black-and-white television series, that ran from 1964 until 1966, on the American Broadcasting Company

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 34 October 16, 1964 (1964-10-16) May 21, 1965 (1965-05-21)
2 30 September 17, 1965 (1965-09-17) April 8, 1966 (1966-04-08)
Special October 30, 1977 (1977-10-30)


Season 1 (1964–65)[edit]

No. in
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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "The Addams Family Goes to School" Arthur Hiller Seaman Jacobs and Ed James September 18, 1964 (1964-09-18)

When Gomez and Morticia keep Wednesday and Pugsley home from school, truant officer Sam Hilliard (Allyn Joslyn) pays a visit.

Madge Blake guest stars as the school principal Miss Comstock, Nydia Westman as Miss Morrison, and Rolfe Sedan as the postman.

Family mentioned: Cousin Imar who has three arms.

Note: Gomez and Morticia enroll Pugsley and Wednesday in Sherwood Schools. This might be taken to imply that the town in which the Addamses live is named Sherwood; it is the only clue to the town's name in the entire series.

Cartoon reference: In this TV episode, Uncle Fester and Grand MaMa are playing cards, the caption reads "Fester! You're not cheating".
2 2 "Morticia and the Psychiatrist" Jean Yarbrough Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler September 25, 1964 (1964-09-25)

Gomez and Morticia call in a child psychiatrist Dr. Black (George O. Petrie) when they fear that Pugsley is becoming normal.

Cartoon reference: The Pugsley character is in a Boy Scout uniform saluting in front of a mirror. The parents watch from an open door. The caption reads "Well, he certainly doesn't take after my side of the family."

Romance: Morticia's first use of the word "Bubele" prompts Gomez's comparatively modest reaction, which will become the more exaggerated "Tish, that's French" shtick as the series evolves.
3 3 "Fester's Punctured Romance" Sidney Lanfield Jameson Brewer October 2, 1964 (1964-10-02)

Uncle Fester is looking for love, but when a door-to-door saleslady comes knocking, he's not sure she's his type. Guest star Merry Anders

Family mentioned: Cousin Eustace (Morticia knits a sweater with a long neck). Grandpa Squint and Aunt Vendetta (who look like they may or may not be alive).

Note: The growling bear skin rug is named Bruno.
4 4 "Gomez the Politician" Jerry Hopper Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler October 9, 1964 (1964-10-09)

Election day is nearing, and the Addam's proud tradition of backing losing candidates continues when Sam L. Hillard (Allyn Joslyn) runs for city council.

Family mentioned: Cousin Grisly's portrait of him facing a firing squad. Uncle "Kiss of Death" Blight who masterminded the presidential campaigns of Al Smith, Wendell Willkie and Adlai Stevenson. Grandpa Squint, whom Abraham Lincoln supposedly begged for his political support but who instead backed Stephen Douglas; Squint's role in the 1860 presidential election implies that he was born in the 1840s or earlier, yet Morticia mentions having had a conversation with him at some earlier point in her marriage to Gomez, at which point Squint would've been over a century old.

Cartoon reference: The neighbors are disturbed by Uncle Fester sharpening the spikes on the fence. No caption.
5 5 "The Addams Family Tree" Jerry Hopper Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler and Lou Houston October 16, 1964 (1964-10-16)

A family rivalry prompts Gomez to trace his family's ancestry. This causes the Addams Family to enlist a genealogist to trace their family history.

Frank Nelson guest stars as Mr. Pomeroy.

Family mentioned: Cousin Bleak (who had a middle eye that drooped), Morticia's Cousin Curdle (implied to have at least one eye in the back of her head), Cousin Farouk (named as the owner of the leg jutting from the stuffed swordfish on the wall), Aunt Blemish (who is mistaken for a barn in a photo), Grandpa Slurp (mistaken for two people in a photo, has buck teeth and a receding chin), Gomez's Cousin Clot (who was sentenced to the electric chair), Grand-Uncle Grisly (who was a traitor but he only did it for the money), an unnamed family of Addamses who live far up the Amazon river, Mamoud Kali Pashka Addams (the Firebug of the Bosporus who burned the Library of Alexandria in 270AD), Black Bart Addams and Bloody Addams (presumably pirates).

Note: Their pet jaguar "Fang" is mentioned.
6 6 "Morticia Joins the Ladies League" Jean Yarbrough Phil Leslie and Keith Fowler October 23, 1964 (1964-10-23)
Morticia's lunch with the Ladies League is discovered by Pugsley's new friend Gorgo.
7 7 "Halloween with the Addams Family" Sidney Lanfield Keith Fowler and Phil Leslie October 30, 1964 (1964-10-30)
Mistaking two robbers named Claude and Marty (Don Rickles and Skip Homeier) for trick-or-treaters, the family takes them in for a Halloween celebration.
8 8 "Green-Eyed Gomez" Jerry Hopper Keith Fowler and Phil Leslie November 6, 1964 (1964-11-06)

Gomez begins to feel jealous when an old friend of Morticia's comes to stay.

Del Moore guest stars.
9 9 "The New Neighbors Meet the Addams Family" Jean Yarbrough Hannibal Coons & Harry Winkler November 13, 1964 (1964-11-13)

A newlywed couple move in next door and are frightened by the family, so they attempt to break their lease.

Romance: Morticia speaks French ("au contraire") and Gomez does not react -- nor did he react in any episode prior. However, this is the first episode in which Gomez says of Morticia "It drives me wild," in reaction to her bullfrog imitation, and starts to embrace her.
10 10 "Wednesday Leaves Home" Sidney Lanfield Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler November 20, 1964 (1964-11-20)

When Wednesday is punished for using Uncle Fester's explosives, she threatens to run away from home, but Pugsley persuades her to hide in his room instead. Later she leaves the house but is picked up and taken to the police station, where she is interrogated by Sgt. Haley (Jesse White) the police detective from the police department's missing persons bureau. Lisa Loring as Wednesday Addams had a more prominently part than any other episode.

Note: Wednesday's middle name is "Friday".
11 11 "The Addams Family Meets the VIPs" Sidney Lanfield Keith Fowler and Phil Leslie November 27, 1964 (1964-11-27)

A pair of foreign dignitaries (Stanley Adams and Vito Scotti) want to meet a normal American family. That normal family happens to be the Addams'.

Family mentioned: Fester's Cousin Creep who was lost to a ray gun. He was giggling and laughing, vanished and was still giggling and laughing.

Romance: This is the first episode in which Gomez reacts specifically to Morticia's use of French, "Tish, when you speak French you drive me wild!", kissing her arm.

Note: The cigar store Indian is made of metal. The piranhas are named Tristan and Isolda.
12 12 "Morticia the Matchmaker" Jerry Hopper Story by : Maury Geraghty
Teleplay by : Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler
December 4, 1964 (1964-12-04)

Morticia's cousin Melancholia comes to stay after breaking up with her fiancé.

Family mentioned: Cousin Gripe (who used "Hasty Marriage" marriage broker), Uncle Crimp (whose sweater has one arm longer than the other). Morticia mentions that she has "lots" of female cousins in addition to Melancholia.
13 13 "Lurch Learns to Dance" Sidney Lanfield Story by : Jay Dratler
Teleplay by : Jay Dratler, Jerry Seelen and Charles Marion
December 11, 1964 (1964-12-11)

Morticia and Gomez encourage Lurch to attend the annual Butlers' Ball and teach him how to dance in preparation.

Family mentioned: Lurch's father who wanted him to be a jockey. Uncle Droop (whose ashes are in an urn) and Aunt Drip in a portrait painting (normal looking). Cousin Blob who was afraid of ghosts until he became one himself. Grandma Squint who can be heard on dark stormy nights from the attic cackling.
14 14 "Art and the Addams Family" Sidney Lanfield Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler December 18, 1964 (1964-12-18)

Grandmama takes up painting and hires Picasso...Sam Picasso (Vito Scotti) as her teacher.

Family mentioned: Fester makes a urn for his Grandfather Malaplop, who isn't dead yet.

Cartoon reference: Mortica with Lurch carrying a suitcase, shows a guest to his room. The caption reads: "This is your room. If you should need anything, just scream."
15 15 "The Addams Family Meets a Beatnik" Sidney Lanfield Story by : Jack Raymond
Teleplay by : Henry Sharp and Sloan Nibley
January 1, 1965 (1965-01-01)
The Addams Family takes care of an injured motorcyclist (Tom Lowell) and attempt to reunite him with his disapproving father (Barry Kelley).
16 16 "The Addams Family Meets the Undercover Man" Arthur Lubin Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons January 8, 1965 (1965-01-08)

An undercover operative (George Neise) is convinced that the Addams family are spies, and recruits local tradespeople to infiltrate the house like the Postman Mr. Briggs (Rolfe Sedan) and the Plumber Mr. Conkey (Norman Leavitt).

Family mentioned: Gomez shoots a bullet-hole silhouette of Uncle Flub, who has a "fine, sensitive drooping chin," is prone to trembling, and cannot write; the fact that Morticia is aware of this latter fact and Gomez is not implies Flub is Morticia's uncle, not Gomez's.

Note: The Addams are seen smoking from a Hookah.
17 17 "Mother Lurch Visits the Addams Family" Sidney Lanfield Jameson Brewer January 15, 1965 (1965-01-15)

Morticia and Gomez pose as Lurch's maid and butler when his mother (Ellen Corby) comes for a visit.

Family mentioned: Morticia's Cousin Slimy (two headed), Gomez's Cousin Manuel (who was a pyromaniac), Cousin Imar (three arms and went to Princeton; previously mentioned in The Addams Family Goes to School).

Romance: This is the first episode in which Morticia "drives me wild" becomes a regular gag with Gomez kissing Morticia's arm, as some permutation of the shtick appears four times in the episode.

Note: Gomez claims he was born with a mustache. Fester appears to be eating a nopal.
18 18 "Uncle Fester's Illness" Sidney Lanfield Bill Lutz January 22, 1965 (1965-01-22)
Uncle Fester has lost his electrical charge and spoils a family outing. They then call a doctor named Dr. Milford (Lauren Gilbert) when their witch doctor named Dr. Mbogo is unable to make a house call.
19 19 "The Addams Family Splurges" Sidney Lanfield Story by : George Haight
Teleplay by : George Haight and Lou Huston
January 29, 1965 (1965-01-29)

Having gone everywhere else on their vacations, The Addams Family plan a vacation to the moon. To fund this trip, the family propose to their broker, Ralph J. Hulen (Roland Winters), a plan to raise money by betting on eight champion racehorses (picked out by Whizzo, a computer built by Gomez and Pugsley) competing in every broadcast horse race.

Romance: Episode contains the first full development of the French shtick which occurs with regularity in the series: "Tish! When you speak French you drive me wild! Speak some more French, Tish! Anything! Tout á I'heure. La plume de ma tante. Mademoiselle from Armentieres! Anything!"

Family mentioned: Cousin Nanook (who sent a totem pole to the Addams Family for Christmas and wanted their bear in return)
20 20 "Cousin Itt Visits the Addams Family" Sidney Lanfield Story by : Tony Wilson
Teleplay by : Henry Sharp
February 5, 1965 (1965-02-05)

Gomez and Morticia try to get Cousin Itt a job as a zoo curator.

Note: The radio states the Addams' house to be in the Greenbriar, Woodlawn area, on North Cemetery Drive.

Alan Reed guest stars.
21 21 "The Addams Family in Court" Nat Perrin Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons February 12, 1965 (1965-02-12)

Grandmama is arrested by an undercover police officer named Lt. Poston for telling fortunes and soon the whole family is being held in contempt of court.

Hal Smith guest stars as Judge Harvey Saunders

Family mentioned: Mamoud Kali Pashka Addams, the "Firebug of the Bosporus". Morticia's Cousin Cringe who even ate the hacksaw in the cake that was made for him and later developed a taste for them.

Note: The front gate is named "Gate". Morticia is shown to be able to ignite candles with just a touch.
22 22 "Amnesia in the Addams Family" Sidney Lanfield Phil Leslie and Keith Fowler February 19, 1965 (1965-02-19)

Gomez loses his memory and becomes normal.

Family mentioned: Grandpa Squint (Morticia reads from his medical book)
23 23 "Thing Is Missing" Sidney Lanfield Story by : Lorraine Edwards
Teleplay by : Bill Lutz
March 5, 1965 (1965-03-05)

When Thing disappears after feeling neglected, the family believe he has been 'thingnapped', and hire the famous detective Sam...Diamond (Tommy Farrell).

Note: Their address is shown as "0001 Cemetery Lane". Thing's full name is "Thing T. Thing" and the T stands for Thing.

Cartoon reference: Morticia cuts a chain of paper dolls and the middle one oddly has three legs.
24 24 "Crisis in the Addams Family" Sidney Lanfield Story by : Preston Wood
Teleplay by : Sloan Nibley and Preston Wood
March 12, 1965 (1965-03-12)

Uncle Fester applies for a job as an insurance salesman with the same company which is threatening to cancel the Addams' policy.

Guest stars Parley Baer and Eddie Quillan make their first appearance together on the show as bumbling insurance bureaucrats.

Family mentioned: Admiral John Paul Addams whose inspiring words before battle were "If you need me I'll be in my cabin."
25 25 "Lurch and His Harpsichord" Sidney Lanfield Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons March 19, 1965 (1965-03-19)

A museum owner named Mr. Belmont (Byron Foulger) takes an interest in Lurch's Krupnik harpsichord, so the Addams Family donate it to the museum, much to Lurch's horror.

Note: Gomez remarks that Harpsichord's measurements are the exact as Morticia's: 36-21-36.

Family mentioned: Aunt Trivia who wasn't a music lover, but liked to go around kissing harpsichords. The family's harpsichord was in Cousin Crimp's family for 400 years; Crimp (not to be confused with Uncle Crimp) used to write four-handed compositions for the harpsichord and play them by himself.
26 26 "Morticia, the Breadwinner" Sidney Lanfield Phil Leslie March 26, 1965 (1965-03-26)

When Morticia believes the family to be bankrupt, she sells her railroad shares to a mystery buyer to raise money. Blooker: Milton Frome

Family mentioned: Aunt Phobia, in whose sleeping bag Gomez once hid a nest of hornets; the later episode Morticia's Romance, Part 1 clarifies that Phobia is Morticia's (or perhaps Fester's) aunt, not Gomez's. Cousin Crimp, whose glass eye Morticia and Fester find in the family safe. Morticia's Grandpa Droop, who gave her stock certificates for her twelfth birthday.
27 27 "The Addams Family and the Spacemen" Sidney Lanfield Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons April 2, 1965 (1965-04-02)

With reports of UFOs in the area, the Addams believe they have been visited by two Martians.

Vito Scotti appears as Professor Altshuler.

Note: The Addams are seen smoking from a Hookah.

Family mentioned: Old Senator Addams who was said to be "Wise and understanding", before they impeached him. Cousin Galileo who wore a swim suit. Cousin Grope who has three ears. Old "Blood and Thunder" Addams who was said to be "inspirational" right before he turned traitor at Shiloh in 1862. Old "Cannonball" Addams, who was said to be "a natural born leader" at Bunker Hill in 1775, before he began firing at his own men.
28 28 "My Son the Chimp" Sidney Lanfield Story by : Don Quinn
Teleplay by : Henry Sharp
April 9, 1965 (1965-04-09)

The family believes that Pugsley has been turned into a chimpanzee.

Family mentioned: Gomez's Great-Aunt Deliria who was engaged to a chimpanzee (but got jilted).
29 29 "Morticia's Favorite Charity" Sidney Lanfield Story by : Elroy Schwartz
Teleplay by : Elroy Schwartz and Jameson Brewer
April 16, 1965 (1965-04-16)

Morticia's favorite charitable organization run by Arthur Henson (played by Parley Baer) is holding a fundraising bazaar, so Morticia persuades her family to part with their belongings in order to donate them to the charity auction.

Family mentioned: Gomez's Cousin Slosh (who went down the city sewer in a "fit of pique," completely disowned the family, and "Made a whole new life for himself")
30 30 "Progress and the Addams Family" Sidney Lanfield Story by : Cecil Beard & Clark Haas
Teleplay by : Bill Freedman & Ben Gershman
April 23, 1965 (1965-04-23)

The Addams Family ignores notices from City Commissioner Arthur Henson (played by Parley Baer) that their house is to be condemned to make way for a freeway.

Family mentioned: Cousin Plato (who has two heads); Gomez reminds Morticia that Plato (whom he describes as a "lad") has a left head that is size six and a right head that is size 8 3/4, implying that Plato is Gomez's cousin, not Morticia's. Lord Chief Justice Sir Anthony Cliveden-Addams and his wife's Lady Abigail Cliveden-Addams.
31 31 "Uncle Fester's Toupee" Sidney Lanfield Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons April 30, 1965 (1965-04-30)

Fester's pen-pal Madelyn Cavendish Beauregard Faversham Firestone Smith (Elisabeth Fraser) drops by unexpectedly, so he must assume the false personality he has been pretending to be.

Family mentioned: Cousin Droop (to be confused with neither Morticia's Grandpa Droop nor Gomez's Uncle Droop; he dropped the mirror that Gomez modeled toupees for Uncle Fester, for luck), Cousin Bleak (previously mentioned in The Addams Family Tree; the toupee tried on reminded Gomez about the time when a bunch of boll weevils got into his hair), General Ulysses S. Addams (who surrendered at the 1863 Vicksburg when the enemy soldiers caught up with him). Cousin Squint (to be confused with neither Grandpa Squint nor Grandma Squint), whose leg is in the swordfish is all they could save of him (However, in The Addams Family Tree, the leg's former owner was identified as "Cousin Farouk.").
32 32 "Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor" Sidney Lanfield Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons May 7, 1965 (1965-05-07)

Morticia and Gomez call an expert Mortimer Phelps (Richard Deacon) to find Cousin Itt a job after he fails at being a marriage counselor, almost splitting up Gomez and Morticia in the process.

Family mentioned: Cornelius Addams (whose cup of tea was failure), Gomez's Cousin Trivia (not to be confused with Aunt Trivia), who found a job after she got out of the WACs...wax museum.
33 33 "Lurch the Teenage Idol" Sidney Lanfield Story by : Carol Henning, Ed Ring and Mitch Persons
Teleplay by : Phil Leslie
May 14, 1965 (1965-05-14)
Lurch's musical talent earns him a record deal, and legions of teenage fans.
34 34 "Winning of Morticia Addams" Sidney Lanfield Story by : Charles Marion
Teleplay by : Jameson Brewer and Charles Marion
May 21, 1965 (1965-05-21)
Members of the Addams household devise schemes to start a battle between Gomez and Morticia. French psychiatrist Francois Chalon competes with Gomez for Morticia's attentions.

Season 2 (1965–66)[edit]

No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
35 1 "My Fair Cousin Itt" Sidney Lanfield Phil Leslie September 17, 1965 (1965-09-17)
All the world's a stage for Itt, Fester, and Lurch as they vie for the lead in Gomez's new play. Expatriate German Sig Ruman, a Marx Bros favorite, appears at age 79 as Director Erich von Bissell in one of his last television roles.
36 2 "Morticia's Romance: Part 1" Sidney Lanfield Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons September 24, 1965 (1965-09-24)

On the occasion of their 13th wedding anniversary, Morticia recalls the story of how she and Gomez first met and fell in love.

Margaret Hamilton guest stars.

Family mentioned: Gomez's Aunt Trivia (last mentioned in Lurch and His Harpsichord) whom Gomez (in the flashback sequence) claims sent them a dozen broken cup handles; Gomez refers to her as "our" aunt, implying that she might be Grandmama's aunt and thus Gomez's great-aunt.

Note: The episode marks Gomez and Morticia's thirteenth wedding anniversary, meaning that they married in 1952. Gomez states that Thing, one of the family servants, has been his companion since childhood; the episode Thing Is Missing depicted a photograph of Thing's parents, and thus Thing might have inherited his role as servant from them (In some wealthy families, it is not uncommon for children to befriend the children of servants.). Fester is shown to be Morticia and Ophelia's uncle; since in an earlier episode, Fester seemed not to know his own surname, perhaps meaning that he (and, by implication, his sister Hester, aka Granny Frump) has none, this indicates that he is Morticia and Ophelia's maternal uncle, since their father's surname, Frump, is clearly stated more than once during the series. In contrast, Cousin Itt is shown to have lived in the Addams home prior to Gomez and Morticia's marriage, confirming that he is Gomez's cousin, not Morticia's. Gomez and Morticia are both 22 years old when they marry, indicating that both were born in 1930. First appearance of Ophelia (played by Carolyn Jones) which predates Samantha/Serena of Bewitched (played by Elizabeth Montgomery) by over three months.
37 3 "Morticia's Romance: Part 2" Sidney Lanfield Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons October 1, 1965 (1965-10-01)

Morticia's tale continues as she remembers how Gomez nearly married her sister Ophelia instead of her and what they had to do to get Ophelia to love someone else.

Family mentioned: Morticia's, or perhaps Fester's, Aunt Phobia (who had two right feet; last mentioned in Morticia, the Breadwinner), who married Uncle Tic (who had two left feet); Fester, at least, believes the marriage to have been a mistake. Another reference to Aunt Trivia (Grandmama mentions her funeral). Gomez's Cousin Fungus (who lived in the cave at the back of the Addams Mansion's tunnels for 30 years).

Cartoon reference: Wednesday cuts a chain of paper dolls and one oddly has three legs.

Note: Uncle Fester is said to have "shot the arrow" (and gun) that brought Morticia's mother and father together. Uncle Fester has a rare moment where he breaks the fourth wall.
38 4 "Morticia Meets Royalty" Sidney Lanfield Leo Rifkin October 8, 1965 (1965-10-08)
Pretentious Aunt Millie visits the family with her handmaiden Lady Fingers.
39 5 "Gomez the People's Choice" Sidney Lanfield Story by : Joseph Vogel and Marvin Kaplan
Teleplay by : Henry Sharp
October 15, 1965 (1965-10-15)

Gomez runs against Arthur Henson (played by Parley Baer) for mayor.

Family mention: Lafayette Addams who said "The family honor is at stake" before he skipped town before a duel.
40 6 "Cousin Itt's Problem" Sidney Lanfield Carol Henning, Ed Ring and Mitch Persons October 22, 1965 (1965-10-22)

Terror strikes Cousin Itt as he begins to lose his hair. Uncle Fester develops a hair-growing formula with his new chemistry set.

Family mention: Gomez's Aunt Anemia in a portrait painting.
41 7 "Halloween, Addams Style" Sidney Lanfield Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler October 29, 1965 (1965-10-29)

Wednesday is devastated when a neighbor tells her that there are no such things as witches. Cousin Cackle makes a rare appearance. Yvonne Peattie and Bob Jellison guest star.

Family mention: Morticia's Great-Great-Great Aunt Singe who was burned at Salem is described as a witch and whose ashes are in an urn. Clump (Uncle Fester's deceased brother) who was a quiet one. Cousin Cackle has lived in the caves beneath the mansion for decades, implying that he and Cousin Fungus (mentioned in Morticia's Romance, Part 1) might be one and the same.

Note: The first scene is a re-use of the last Halloween episode. Morticia again lights a candle without a match.
42 8 "Morticia the Writer" Sidney Lanfield Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler November 5, 1965 (1965-11-05)
When Morticia begins writing twisted tales for children, Gomez tries to sabotage her career.
43 9 "Morticia the Sculptress" Sidney Lanfield Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons November 12, 1965 (1965-11-12)

Morticia takes up sculpting and Gomez, wanting her to believe she's good at it, pays Sam Picaso to buy them.

Family mentioned: Cousin Vague (who Gomez states that is "abstract as you can get"), Grandmama's Great-Great-Grandmother Slice (who sharpened the guillotine and was "The belle of the French Revolution")
44 10 "Gomez the Reluctant Lover" Sidney Lanfield Teleplay by : Charles Marion and Leo Rifkin
Charles Marion
November 19, 1965 (1965-11-19)
A smitten Pugsley sends one of Gomez's old love letters to Morticia to his schoolteacher Miss Dunbar, resulting in Dunbar believing Gomez sent the letter.
45 11 "Feud in the Addams Family" Sidney Lanfield Story by : Rick Richards
Teleplay by : Rick Richards and Jerry Gottler
November 26, 1965 (1965-11-26)

The Courtneys (Fred Clark, Virginia Gregg) make social advances toward the Addams Family, mistakenly believing that the socially prominent Abigail Quincy Adams resides there.

Family mentioned: "Stonewall" Addams who wasn't afraid...when he flunked his physical. Gomez mentions a family of "Boston one-D Adamses," his distant relations, of which Abigail fancies herself the head.
46 12 "Gomez the Cat Burglar" Sidney Lanfield Phil Leslie December 3, 1965 (1965-12-03)

There is a neighborhood burglar on the loose, and Morticia has reason to believe it could be Gomez.

Family reference: Mr. Addams (Gomez's father, presumably Grandmama's husband) who enjoyed yak gravy on "glutton" bread, (not gluten they way he ate it.)

Cartoon reference: Wednesday cuts a chain of paper dolls and one oddly has three legs.
47 13 "Portrait of Gomez" Sidney Salkow Story by : Leo Salkin & Bill Lutz
Teleplay by : Leo Salkin & Bill Lutz and Henry Sharp
December 10, 1965 (1965-12-10)

Gomez seeks a special photographer to capture his portrait for Strife Magazine.

Roger Arroyo plays Cousin Itt in this episode.
48 14 "Morticia's Dilemma" Sidney Miller Jerry Gottler and John Bradford December 17, 1965 (1965-12-17)

Gomez plays host to Don Xavier Molines, a family friend during his childhood in Spain, and his daughter Consuella who is to marry Gomez.

Family reference: Gomez's Grandpapa (whether this was Grandpa Squint or Grandpa Slurp is unspecified) who signed the marriage contract. Cousin Crimp, whom Gomez mistakes for himself in Morticia's jail painting.

Note: Don Xavier is momentarily surprised by Thing's existence but quickly adapts to it, implying that his family lives by the same macabre standards as the Addamses and their extended family.
49 15 "Christmas with the Addams Family" Sidney Lanfield Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler December 24, 1965 (1965-12-24)

Not wanting the children to be disappointed, each member of the family dresses as Santa Claus.

Family mentioned: Cousin Caliban whose head sculpture is a gift for Grandmama (imply Caliban is Gomez's cousin on his mother's side), sculptor didn't do the other head. Aunt Singe the witch from the Halloween episode is mentioned.

Cartoon References: #1 Mortica decorates a bare Christmas tree, no caption. #2 The children stoke the fireplace. The caption reads The little dears, the still believe in Santa Clause .

Note: Morticia sings Deck the Halls.
50 16 "Uncle Fester, Tycoon" Sidney Salkow Sloan Nibley and Preston Wood December 31, 1965 (1965-12-31)

Fester takes a correspondence course and boldly storms the gates of the business world.

Roy Roberts appears as business executive Thaddeus Logan.
51 17 "Morticia and Gomez vs. Fester and Grandmama" Sidney Salkow Story by : Lila Garrett and Bernie Kahn
Teleplay by : Sloan Nibley and Preston Wood
January 7, 1966 (1966-01-07)

The Addams mansion becomes a battlefield when Gomez and Morticia tell Grandmama and Uncle Fester that they think they are spoiling Pugsley and Wednesday. Irene Tedrow plays Inez Thudd the Governess.

Family mentioned: Old Ebenezer Addams who was said to be "inspiring" after he sold the first guns to the Indians. Great Grandfather Blob - who pried the "Great Star of the East", the Sacred Ruby from the head of a Hindu. Cousin Nanook (last mentioned in The Addams Family Splurges whose family (four faces) is carved in a totem pole.
52 18 "Fester Goes on a Diet" Sidney Lanfield Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler January 14, 1966 (1966-01-14)

When Fester vows to get in shape for a visit from his pen pal, Morticia jumps to an out-of-this-world conclusion. Fester's pen pal Evette from the Folies Bergère makes an appearance. Jack LaLanne guest stars as himself.

Family mentioned: Cousin Slump - "one moment a brilliant nuclear physicist, the next he was running around Los Alamos in a three cornered hat and powdered wig." Grandpa Squint Adams - who said of Cousin Blob (stated to be a ghost in Lurch Learns to Dance), "two heads are better than one"; fourth and final reference to Grandpa Squint.
53 19 "The Great Treasure Hunt" Sidney Lanfield Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler January 21, 1966 (1966-01-21)

The Addams Family hire a shady captain and his first mate to help them find a buried treasure.

Roger Arroyo plays Cousin Itt in this episode.

Family mentioned: Great-Grandfather Pegleg - wanted by 15 countries for piracy. Wore a pegleg just for appearances. Buried at sea with full military honors - handcuffs, blindfold and dropped off a plank. Portrait of Uncle Droop (who "appeared" as an urn of ashes in Lurch Learns to Dance) in a Civil War general's uniform with eyes popping off the painting; Droop is identical in appearance to General Ulysses S. Addams (mentioned in Uncle Fester's Toupee), implying that the former is a direct descendant of the latter. Portrait of Aunt Drip (previously seen in Lurch Learns to Dance), who was married to Uncle Droop (normal looking).
54 20 "Ophelia Finds Romance" Sidney Lanfield Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler January 28, 1966 (1966-01-28)
Morticia's sister Ophelia has a new beau and the family is convinced he is a fraud so they attempt to reveal him.
55 21 "Pugsley's Allowance" Sidney Lanfield Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons February 4, 1966 (1966-02-04)

Pugsley shocks his parents when he announces that he wants to find a job. When Pugsley convinces Wednesday to help, one of their jobs involves doing housework for the Henson Family.

Family mentioned: Cousin Goop - Really knew how to look for a job...never found one.
56 22 "Happy Birthday, Grandma Frump" Sidney Lanfield Elroy Schwartz February 11, 1966 (1966-02-11)
Granny Frump (Margaret Hamilton) mistakenly believes that Gomez and Morticia are sending her to a home for the aged for her birthday.
57 23 "Morticia the Decorator" Sidney Salkow Gene Thompson February 18, 1966 (1966-02-18)
To sell the neighboring Addams Family an insurance policy, agent Joe Digby allows Morticia to redecorate his home.
58 24 "Ophelia Visits Morticia" Sidney Lanfield Art Weingarten February 25, 1966 (1966-02-25)
Ophelia's fiancee Montrose (George Cisar) has left her to join the Peace Corps, so the family attempts to enroll Fester so he can retrieve him.
59 25 "Addams Cum Laude" Sidney Lanfield Sloan Nibley and Bill Lutz March 4, 1966 (1966-03-04)

Gomez and Morticia take over management of a private school run by Sam Hillard (Allyn Joslyn).

Family mentioned: Old Erasmus Addams who once said "You've got to take the bull by the teeth".
60 26 "Cat Addams" Stanley Z. Cherry Paul Tuckahoe March 11, 1966 (1966-03-11)
Kitty Cat is feeling under the weather, and the vet Dr. Marvin P. Gunderson (Marty Ingels) is less than willing to treat a lion when Dr. Mbogo is unable to make a house call.
61 27 "Lurch's Little Helper" Sidney Lanfield Phil Leslie March 18, 1966 (1966-03-18)

Lurch may be out of a job when Gomez builds a robot ("played" by Robby the Robot) to help around the house.

Family mentioned: Morticia's painting of Cousin Crimp (two headed with a male and female head) is shown; fourth and final reference to Cousin Crimp.
62 28 "Addams Policy" Sidney Lanfield Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons March 25, 1966 (1966-03-25)
After Uncle Fester's flamethrower destroys the family's stuffed bear, insurance executive Arthur Henson (played by Parley Baer) tries to weasel out of the policy.
63 29 "Lurch's Grand Romance" Sidney Lanfield Gene Thompson and Art Weingarten April 1, 1966 (1966-04-01)

Lurch suffers from unrequited love over Trivia (Diane Jergens, in her last on-screen appearance), Morticia's visiting school chum who only has eyes for show business.

Note: Trivia, a non-relative, shares a name with both Aunt Trivia and Cousin Trivia.

Family mentioned: "Casanova" Addams who was jailed for non payment of alimony.
64 30 "Ophelia's Career" Sidney Lanfield Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons April 8, 1966 (1966-04-08)

When Ophelia laments that she has been jilted, Morticia suggests a career as an alternative to marriage.

Family mentioned: "Sir Newton" Addams, a scientist who set his house on fire.

Reunion Special (1977)[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"Halloween with the New Addams Family" David Steinmetz George Tibbles October 30, 1977 (1977-10-30)

Home releases[edit]

MGM Home Entertainment released The Addams Family on DVD in Region 1 in 2006 and 2007, in three volumes, and a complete set including all 64 episodes.

DVD name Episodes Release date Additional information
Volume 1 22 August 10, 2006
  • Audio commentary for "The Addams Family Goes to School" by cast members Lisa Loring, Ken Weatherwax, and Felix Silla, along with The Addams Chronicles author Stephen Cox
  • You Rang, Mr. Addams featurette
  • Snap, Snap featurette
  • Theme Song Karaoke
Volume 2 21 March 27, 2007
  • Mad About the Addams featurette: Experts discuss the history and impact of the show
  • Thing and Cousin Itt commentaries
  • Guest Star Séance interactive featurette: A magical crystal ball conjures guest star clips and trivia
  • Tombstone Trivia on "Morticia's Romance, Part 1" Episode
  • Audio commentary with The Addams Chronicles author Stephen Cox
Volume 3 21 September 11, 2007


  • Thing and Cousin Itt commentaries.
  • Audio commentary with Stephen Cox, author of "The Addams Chronicles".
  • Tombstone Trivia on "Cat Addams" Episode.
The Complete Series 64 November 13, 2007


  • Special "velvet-touch" package.


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