The Addams Family (1992 animated series)

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The Addams Family
The Addams Family (1992 animated series) title card.jpg
Genre
Based on The Addams Family, by Charles Addams
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composer Vic Mizzy
Opening theme "The Addams Family"
Ending theme "The Addams Family" (Instrumental)
Composer(s)
  • Guy Moon (Season 1; additional music, Season 2)
  • Matt Muhoberac (Season 2)
  • John Zucker (Season 2)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 21 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Ron Myrick
Editor(s)
  • Gil Iverson
  • Tom Gleason
  • Tim Iverson
Running time 23 minutes approx.
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network ABC
Original release September 12, 1992 (1992-09-12) – November 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)
Chronology
Preceded by The Addams Family (1973–74)
Related shows The Addams Family (1964–66)
The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams Family is an American animated series based on the eponymous comic strip characters by Charles Addams and is the second cartoon show to feature the Addams (the first was the 1973 series). It ran from September 12, 1992 to November 6, 1993 on ABC and was produced by Hanna-Barbera. The series' development began in the wake of the 1991 Addams Family feature film. Two seasons were produced.

Format[edit]

Geared towards children, much of the family's macabre nature was toned down. Unlike in the live action series Uncle Fester loves explosives and blowing himself up. In order for the series to fit with other Saturday morning cartoons, plot lines were geared around the family living in the bright, cheerful town of Happydale Heights and facing some kind of threat from a series of recurring villains or individuals who either wanted to force the Addams' from their home or capture one of them (usually Uncle Fester) for nefarious purposes.

The first episode to air involved a plot against Uncle Fester by Norman Normanmeyer's "arch nemesis," a faceless gangster; the episode was aired out of production order, however, and relied on the viewers having seen previous episodes for context, thus leaving the audience in the dark as to why Norman had a nemesis. Later episodes would introduce the series' most common recurring villains, an underwear obsessed family, the Normanmeyer's that lived next door to the Addams and despised them for their lifestyle being an affront to typical suburban living (with the exception of their son N.J.).

Episodes dealing with the Normanmeyers usually involved Norman and Normina, trying to rid Happydale Heights of the Addams Family or spying on the Addams; N.J. is friends with Wednesday and Pugsley, inevitably leading to intrafamilial conflict. At the end of several episodes, when the conflict was resolved, Gomez usually suggested a family dance. The first suggestion for the dance was usually thrown out because of some weird requirement. Uncle Fester is usually the one to point out the reason the first suggestion should not be accepted albeit sometimes Gomez and Uncle Fester found themselves in a role reversal (with Uncle Fester making the suggestion and Gomez pointing out the reason not to follow it).

The second suggestion was accepted and there was usually a requirement for that dance too. New artistic models of the characters were used for this series, though still having a passing resemblance to the original comics. Lurch, for instance, has blue skin in the animated series. The Addams Family Theme, re-recorded with a basso profondo lead vocal, was reused as the theme for the series.

Characters[edit]

Addams Family[edit]

The Addams Family
  • Gomez Addams (voiced by John Astin, reprising his role from the 1960s TV series) - The patriarch of the family and the younger brother of Uncle Fester. He is a caring and enthusiastic father and is deeply in love with his wife, Morticia. He usually spends his time with unusual activities in the home, mostly accompanied by Uncle Fester. Unlike the other versions, Gomez is usually seen wearing a pink suit.
  • Morticia Frump Addams (voiced by Nancy Linari) - The matriarch of the family. Like her husband, she is very much involved with the raising of her children, and returns the amorous attention she receives from her husband. Her hobbies include art and taking care of the plants. She can be described as a vamp and is commonly seen wearing black gothic dresses. Gomez's nickname for Morticia is "Tish". Morticia's catch phrase is, "Oh, Gomez".
  • Wednesday Addams (voiced by Debi Derryberry) - The intelligent daughter of Gomez and Morticia and the little sister of Pugsley. She can be described as a girl with low enthusiasm and enjoys torturing her brother with dangerous objects, though in a friendly atmosphere. Unlike its other versions, she is the tallest of the two children. Wednesday is trademarked by her pigtails and blue dress, and often carries her headless doll Marie (who she considers one of her best friends) with her. In "Happyester Fester" Marie's name was Juliet.
  • Pugsley Addams (voiced by Jeannie Elias) - The son of Gomez and Morticia and the big brother of Wednesday. He is an overweight boy with blond hair who can be described as slightly dimwitted. He has a close bond with his sister, but likes to terrorize her. Pugsley usually wears a yellow shirt with green stripes.
  • Uncle Fester (voiced by Rip Taylor) - Gomez's bald older brother with white skin who takes a special interest in blowing himself up. He commonly joins the children with their unusual plans, taking it to the limit, and also spends a lot of his time inventing and creating formulas in the basement lab. Uncle Fester also has a superhero counterpart called Festerman who is the protector of Happy Dale Heights in the Festerman comics that Uncle Fester writes. Uncle Fester's catch phrase is "Oh darn." A running gag throughout the series is Uncle Fester not believing that Granny has psychic powers. Uncle Fester is allergic to whip cream.
  • Granny Frump (voiced by Carol Channing) - Morticia's mother, Uncle Fester and Gomez's mother-in-law, and the grandmother of Wednesday and Pugsley. Granny is a witch with psychic powers, expressed through a crystal ball, which she uses for her own fortune-telling line. She does not get along with Uncle Fester and runs her own psychic hotline and answers her phone by quoting "Granny's Psychic Hotline." Granny is always trying to find a boyfriend, but she never succeeds.
  • Lurch (voiced by Jim Cummings) - The blue-skinned butler of the Addams family. He is very tall and strong, which intimidates most guests, although he is in fact sweet. He almost never talks and usually responds by mumbling in a deep voice. Lurch is one of Wednesday's best friends.
  • Thing - A pet of the Addams who takes the form of a disembodied hand. He constantly helps out the family by reaching them objects, and although he lives in a box, can pop up everywhere in the house. Unlike in other versions, Thing has the ability to fly.
  • Cousin Itt (vocal effects provided by Pat Fraley) - The cousin of Uncle Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, and Pugsley and the cousin-in-law of Morticia. He is trademarked by his body fully covered by hair and high-pitched voice with gibberish language. Although credited in the main cast, Cousin Itt is not seen in all episodes, much like in the original live-action series. Cousin Itt is apparently a government agent. Cousin Itt and Uncle Fester are close.
  • Snappy - A shy alligator that lives with the Addams Family.

Addams Family relatives[edit]

Although some of the relatives of the Addams Family are only mentioned, just like in the classic TV series, some of them made appearances in the show:

  • Aunt Noggin - A two-headed woman with one head being African and the other head being Caucasian. They are the family's friendly aunts. They wear an old Victorian dress.
  • Uncle Cleaver (voiced by Rob Paulsen) - A member of the Addams family who can be recognized by his constant nervous behavior. He has red hair and wears a long brown raincoat in which he hides knives. "Cleaver" is a type of knife, so his name is a pun.
  • Uncle Frankus - A giant with features of a pig, Frankus is one of the several members of the Addams' who is not human. Intimidating due to his height and temper, he does not speak very often. He doesn't like it if his mother is insulted.

Normanmeyers[edit]

  • Norman Normanmeyer (voiced by Rob Paulsen in a loose impersonation of Paul Lynde) - The Addams' neighbor. The opposite of the Addams' in almost every way, he is often outraged by their unusual activities and tries to sabotage most of their plans. Despite his contempt of the Addams family, Norman's obsession with underwear (he has his home festooned with underwear) ironically makes him just as abnormal as the Addams clan. Normanmeyer is the CEO of an underwear company called "Normanwear", wears a blue suit and has a bit of a pot belly. Uncle Fester is fond of Norman and thinks that he's his best friend. Uncle Fester's nickname for Norman is "Norm". Norman is also on the Happydale Heights City Council. In "Festerman," it is shown that Normanmeyer has a superhero counterpart named Underman in the Festerman comics.
  • Normina Normanmeyer (voiced by Edie McClurg) - Mr. Normanmeyer's traditional wife. Like her husband, she often tries to sabotage the Addams Family and Morticia in particular. Normina thinks that the Addams are dangerous. Normina is overprotective of N.J. She is most known doing her "Eek" scream. Both she and Norman call each other by revoltingly sweet pet names.
  • Norman "N.J." Normanmeyer Jr. (voiced by Dick Beals) - The pre-teen son of the Normanmeyers. Unlike his parents, he likes the Addams and is able to look through their odd behavior. When not spending time with Wednesday and Pugsley, he often attempts to convince his parents to leave the Addams Family alone. Normina's nickname for N.J. is "Little Normie".

Other characters[edit]

  • Spy Twins (voiced by Jim Cummings) – Identical twin criminals who have set their eyes on the Addams fortune and are common enemies of Cousin Itt. They are tall and skinny, and usually wear long coats with matching hats. The Spy Twins are trademarked by the habit of finishing each other's sentences. The brothers' plots would usually go horribly awry with them getting hurt. One twin has red hair and the other one has brown hair. Fans of the show believe their names are Choke and Dagger based on the title of the episode in which they first appeared.
  • Underwear Hitman "Fingers" (voiced by Jim Cummings) – A spy for RumpCo and an underwear hitman. He is large, bald and very intimidating, though somewhat dimwitted.
  • RumpCo CEO "H.Q." (voiced by Jim Cummings) – The owner of RumpCo. RumpCo had a lot of success with their prize in every pair gig. The prizes in their underwear were shoes.
  • Mr. Limp (voiced by Ernest Harada) – A health inspector and a friend of Mr. Normanmeyer. He is seduced by Grandmama.
  • Mrs. Quaint (voiced by Susan Silo) – A red-haired guest at the Addams residence, she turns out to be a criminal who is sought in eight states for hotel burglary. She tries to steal the family treasures. She is stopped by the Addams Family and arrested by the authorities.
  • Lurch's Girlfriend – The female equivalent to Lurch. Like her boyfriend, she is very tall and big, thus intimidating. She is pink-skinned and has dark hair.
  • Harry Palmer (voiced by Jim Cummings impersonating William Shatner) – A movie star whose right hand Finger Fellow lost an audition against Thing. Since then, Harry Palmer has developed a grudge on Thing and tries to get rid of him, which always goes awry.
  • Principal Macnamara – The African American principal of Happydale Heights Elementary School, the school that Wednesday, Pugsley, and N.J. attend. Principal Macnamara is good friends with N.J.'s parents.
  • Shella – A foreign classmate of Wednesday and Pugsley who is, due to her sweet character, a beloved person in school. She falls for Pugsley, but soon has to return to her homeland.
  • Mortimer (voiced by Pamela Adlon) – The overweight red-haired school bully who often takes Pugsley as one of his victims.
  • Mrs. Blossom (voiced by Marcia Wallace) – The teacher of Wednesday, Pugsley and N.J.
  • Ian Thundermane (voiced by Héctor Elizondo) – A criminal with metal hair who is one of Cousin Itt's enemies.

Action figures and other merchandise[edit]

Playmates produced a series of nine action figures based on the Addams Family animated series. This includes Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley, and Granny among others. Each figure includes multiple points of articulation, accessories, and a biography card on their cardback. No commercial was ever made for this. Halloween costumes were also produced.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1992)[edit]

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No. in
season
Title Written by Original air date
1 1 "Happyester Fester" Bill Matheny and Lane Raichert September 12, 1992 (1992-09-12)
Uncle Fester creates a new fabric called Happyester, so he and Gomez decide to present it to Norman Normanmeyer, who runs Normanwear. Normanmeyer is enthusiastic to buy the formula and offers Uncle Fester to be his partner, but Uncle Fester makes unusual demands before he signs the contract. Meanwhile, a rival underwear company RumpCo has sent a spy, Underwear Hitman "Fingers", to steal the formula. After Wednesday and Pugsley save the day, Uncle Fester is happy to sign the contract. To Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Thing's surprise, they are thrown out of Normanwear. Nevertheless, Uncle Fester misinterprets the action as a friendly deed. Later, it turns out Happyester has itchy side effects, something that delights the Addams, but causes bad publicity for Normanwear causing Uncle Fester to support Normanmeyer.
2 2 "Dead and Breakfast" Bill Matheny and Lane Raichert September 19, 1992 (1992-09-19)
Wednesday and Pugsley's bad mood over the sunny weather is worsened when they are assigned for a school project called 'creative problem solving through junior career exploration'. Through the enthusiasm of Gomez, it is decided that they turn the Addams home into a "dead and breakfast." Wednesday and Pugsley are reluctant to start the project, but do not want to let down their parents. After the hotel's opening, the trouble starts. Not only are the Normanmeyers determined to ruin their business and do the Addams receive a visit from a health inspector, who is courted by Granny, they also have a guest, Mrs. Quaint, that sets her eyes on the family fortune. Wednesday and Pugsley eventually use booby traps to capture Mrs. Quaint thereby solving a problem creatively.
3 3 "The Day Gomez Failed" David Schwartz (teleplay)
David Schwartz, Bill Matheny, and Lane Raichert (story)
September 26, 1992 (1992-09-26)
Feeling that he has done everything once, Gomez goes through his days uninspired. Morticia reminds him that everything in his life has been a success, and encourages him to fail at something. The plan backfires, though, because everything Gomez does results in a profit, earning a fortune in only six hours. Mr. Normanmeyer offers Gomez his ticket to failure, announcing his plans on using his land to complete a new freeway. Some time after signing the contract, the family is surprised to find out that part of the contract was demolishing the mansion with bulldozers. Although Gomez sees it as a friendly deed of Normanmeyer, he stops him, revealing that the house is built on a swamp and could therefore not be used for a freeway. Instead, the freeway is built on the Normanmeyer's land, much to their frustration. Meanwhile, Morticia reminds Gomez that he has failed in failing, and therefore succeeded in his plans.
4a 4a "Girlfriendstein" Earl Kress (teleplay)
Earl Kress, Bill Matheny, and Lane Raichert (story)
October 3, 1992 (1992-10-03)
The family notices that Lurch has been somewhere else with his attention lately. Wednesday, Pugsley and Thing dig through his room and find out he has recently been dumped by his girlfriend. Fester building him a new girlfriend seems the perfect resolution. Lurch shows no interest in the robot, though, so Wednesday calls his ex-girlfriend to reunite with him. Meanwhile, Cousin Itt has fallen in love with the robot and they run off.
4b 4b "Pugsley by the Numbers" David Schwartz (teleplay), and David Schwartz with Bill Matheny (story) October 3, 1992 (1992-10-03)
Wednesday is fed up with her brother continuously ruining her paintings. She decides to create an improved Pugsley with her mother's living paint, but every creation she makes ranging from an intelligent Pugsley, a stronger Pugsley, and a female Pugsley prove to be too annoying. With the help of the real Pugsley, she exterminates the alternative Pugsleys and admits that her brother is perfect.
4c 4c "Beware of Thing" Bill Matheny October 3, 1992 (1992-10-03)
The Spy Twins take a break from spying and try to break into the Addams safe which is guarded by Thing. They dress up as a giant hand to seduce and distract Thing, and thereby catch him. Thing is able to escape and eventually scares away The Spy Twins.
5 5 "N.J. Addams" David Schwartz (teleplay)
David Schwartz, Bill Matheny, and Lane Raichert (story)
October 10, 1992 (1992-10-10)
N.J. feels embarrassed by his parents' weekly speeches at school about underwear. He is too afraid to admit that he does not want to take over his father's business one day, and instead of confronting his parents, he runs away from home. After explaining the Addams residence is the one place where he can be himself, Wednesday and Pugsley allow him to stay in a spare room. They make him look unrecognizable and introduce him as Mumbles Addams, a long lost cousin, at a family reunion organized by Gomez and Morticia. N.J. is initially delighted with the attention he is receiving, but soon finds out the relatives are too odd for his taste when they fight over whose side of the family Mumbles is from. During a burst out, he upsets Uncle Frankus, an intimidating relative who soon starts chasing them. After he is saved by Wednesday and Pugsley, N.J. is informed that it is all right to be different or not live up to people's expectations. N.J. has the courage to return home and his parents, who were worried because of his disappearance, announce that they will be less hard on him in the future.
6a 6a "A Thing Is Born" David Schwartz (teleplay)
David Schwartz, Bill Matheny, and Lane Raichert (story)
October 17, 1992 (1992-10-17)
We see a sad and unhappy Thing who is bored and wants to become a star. He doesn't play with the children nor help Uncle Fester in the absence of Gomez and Morticia as they had left for yet another honeymoon, Wednesday tries to help Thing and Granny predicts fame and fortune and accompanies Thing to Hollywood where his talents bring a lot of fame, Granny misses family and leaves to home after this his newfound fame also attracts a jealous maniac named Harry Palmer who lost his chance and fame thanks to Thing and tries to capture him. But Thing manages to capture Harry Palmer. Afterwards, he tells the reporters that he won't do any more films and returns home.
6b 6b "Choke and Dagger" David Schwartz (teleplay), and David Schwartz with Bill Matheny (story) October 17, 1992 (1992-10-17)
Wednesday and Pugsley plan to go with Cousin Itt on his latest missions. The Spy Twins make various attempts to capture Cousin Itt which always tend to go wrong with the other Addams Family members thwarting their plans.
6c 6c "Fester's Diary" Bill Matheny October 17, 1992 (1992-10-17)
Uncle Fester writes in his diary about his day.
7a 7a "Sir Pugsley" David Schwartz (teleplay)
David Schwartz, Ron Myrick, and Bill Matheny (story)
October 24, 1992 (1992-10-24)
The Addams Family's Annual Family Joust has arrived and every year, Wednesday always beats Pugsley in the joust. Gomez and Uncle Fester give Pugsley some pointers in order to beat Wednesday in the joust.
7b 7b "Festerman" David Schwartz (teleplay), and David Schwartz with Bill Matheny (story) October 24, 1992 (1992-10-24)
Uncle Fester reads his comic book called "Festerman" to Wednesday. The plot of the comic details Festerman's experiment to get more power resulted in his former partner Underman (Norman Normanmeyer's comic counterpart) emerging from another dimension and wanting revenge on Festerman after Fester Anvil fell on him.
7c 7c "Art to Art" Lane Raichert (teleplay), and Lane Raichert with Bill Matheny (story) October 24, 1992 (1992-10-24)
Morticia has lost her artistic touch. So Lurch and Thing help Morticia get her artistic touch back through whatever way possible.
8 8 "Puttergeist" David Schwartz and Bill Matheny October 31, 1992 (1992-10-31)
Gomez and Morticia are delighted by Granny's Halloween tale, which events took place forty years ago. Grandmama talks about a man who went golfing on Halloween night, and was struck by lightning, which lost him his head. He then re-appeared as the Puttergeist: a mean man with a huge golf ball for a head who scares the town at night. Wednesday and Pugsley don't believe in the Puttergeist and go trick and treating with Thing and N.J. When Wednesday uncovers Uncle Fester as a Puttergeist impostor, her remaining doubts are confirmed: Puttergeist does not exist. So when the real Puttergeist shows up, attempting to scare and capture her, she is not feeling scared. While escaping with a golf car, it is revealed that Mr. Normanmeyer is the Puttergeist. He explains that the myth was started by his grandfather. N.J. is initially upset that the Puttergeist is not real, but he appreciates that his father continued the act for so long, just to please him. Moments later, the real Puttergeist drives along, confirming his existence.
9 9 "F.T.V." Lane Raichert (teleplay), and Bill Matheny with Lane Raichert (story) November 7, 1992 (1992-11-07)
The Addams Family start their own television channel which the Normanmeyers plan to ruin.
10 10 "Itt's Over" Earl Kress (teleplay), and Earl Kress with Bill Matheny (story) November 14, 1992 (1992-11-14)
Uncle Fester suddenly grows hair on his head and no barber-based tools can remove it since the hair is hard. The other family members work to find a way to remove the hair from Uncle Fester's head. When a latest attempt to remove hair from Uncle Fester with a hair removal formula seemingly causes the demise of Cousin Itt, Norman Normanmeyer sees this on his FesterCam and has Uncle Fester arrested for the murder of Cousin Itt. While Uncle Fester deals with his tough inmates, Wednesday and Pugsley end up figuring out what actually happened to Cousin Itt when the supposed hair-removal formula doesn't work on Pugsley. Wednesday, Pugsley, and Thing find the trail to Cousin Itt leading them to a hideaway beneath a local donut shop. Gomez, Morticia, Norman, and Normina visit Uncle Fester in jail who has become friends with his inmates after blowing himself up. Norman is upset to find out that Uncle Fester loves being in jail. Just then, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Thing arrive with Cousin Itt (who actually had to leave for an important mission at the last minute). Uncle Fester is released from prison and thanks Cousin Itt. Norman is stopped by a police officer who asks Norman if he actually witnessed the crime. Norman is thrown in jail for lying to the police and ends up at the mercy of the inmates. Back at the Addams House, Uncle Fester loses his hair from the worrying and the Addams Family celebrates this.
11a 11a "Hide and Go Lurch" Lane Raichert (teleplay), and Lane Raichert with Bill Matheny (story) November 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)
Gomez and Uncle Fester find the Hiding Horn in the attic and play Hide and Seek with Lurch where Lurch would have to find them before midnight. Yet Lurch keeps finding Gomez and Uncle Fester.
11b 11b "Hook, Line and Stinkers" Lane Raichert (teleplay), and Lane Raichert with Bill Matheny (story) November 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)
The Spy Twins kidnap Wednesday and Pugsley in order to use them as bait for Cousin Itt at their swamp hideout at the Addams Family's summer cottage. Yet Wednesday and Pugsley end up outwitting the Spy Twins where they keep getting attacked by Snappy.
11c 11c "A Sword Fightin' Thing" David Schwartz (teleplay), and David Schwartz with Bill Matheny (story) November 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)
When Gomez is relaxing, Thing wants him to sword fight. So Gomez tries to find other ways to relax with Thing still wanting to have a sword fight with Gomez.
12 12 "Addams Family PTA" David Schwartz (teleplay), and David Schwartz with Bill Matheny (story) November 28, 1992 (1992-11-28)
Morticia is sad that Wednesday and Pugsley prefer to spend their time with friends or other relatives, rather than with her. Morticia does her teaching abilities until it creeps out the teachers enough for Principal Macnamara to let her go. Upon being rehired by Principal Macnamara, Morticia decides to become more active with their school activities when the teacher in charge of it gets sick. Morticia organizes a scavenger hunt at the Addams residence. Normina Normanmeyer tries to prevent the children from going to the Addams house. Out of concern for the children's safety Normina tries to sabotage the hunt to prove the Addams house isn't safe for children and ban Morticia from further school activities forever. Her plan of destruction turns out to backfire though upon trying to use Uncle Fester's Plant Growth Formula on a plant making Morticia only more beloved with Wednesday and Pugsley's classmates.
13a 13a "Little Big Thing" Earl Kress (teleplay), and Earl Kress with Bill Matheny (story) December 5, 1992 (1992-12-05)
Granny's sight has been blurry and Morticia insists that she get some glasses. Granny stubbornly refuses to wear glasses. Soon, Granny accidentally uses Uncle Fester's Growth Spray that causes Thing to grow to 20 ft. After Cousin Itt saves the day, Granny eventually realizes that wearing glasses isn't bad after all.
13b 13b "Little Bad Riding Hood" Lane Raichert (teleplay), and Lane Raichert with Bill Matheny (story) December 5, 1992 (1992-12-05)
Before heading to sleep, Wednesday reads her version of Little Bad Riding Hood to Pugsley where Wednesday is Little Bad Riding Hood, Thing as Littler Red Riding Hand, and Pugsley is the Big Bad Wolf.
13c 13c "Metamorphosister" Lane Raichert (teleplay), and Lane Raichert with Bill Matheny (story) December 5, 1992 (1992-12-05)
Pugsley and Thing plan to use a formula to turn Wednesday into a dog. Yet each attempt to transform Wednesday into a dog ends up turning her into different animals.

Season 2 (1993)[edit]

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Title Written by Original air date
14 1 "Color Me Addams" Earl Kress (teleplay), and Bill Matheny with Earl Kress (story) September 18, 1993 (1993-09-18)
Gomez persuades Morticia to hold a gallery showing of her best art works as part of a charity art show at Wednesday and Pugsley's school. While Norman Normanmeyer stays by his phone awaiting a call for an important client, Normina plans to find a way to sabotage Morticia's art show.
15 2 "No Ifs, Ands or Butlers" David Schwartz (teleplay), and Bill Matheny with David Schwartz (story) September 25, 1993 (1993-09-25)
The Addams Family discovers that Lurch is troubled. Wednesday, Pugsley, and Thing learn that Lurch wants to be a cowboy. While Lurch is taking some time off to be a cowboy, Uncle Fester ends up covering for Lurch. Wednesday, Pugsley, and Thing go with Lurch to a local range where the local foreman named Buck plans to see to it that Lurch fails the cowboy training even to the point where Buck calls in Biggis the Barn Kid. Even though Lurch is offered to become the new foreman, Lurch eventually returns to The Addams Family house since he's homesick.
16a 3a "Jack and Jill and the Beanstalk" David Schwartz (teleplay), and Bill Matheny with David Schwartz (story) October 2, 1993 (1993-10-02)
Wednesday and Pugsley tells Uncle Fester a story about Jack and Jill (portrayed by Wednesday and Pugsley) who end up getting magic beans from the Big Bad Wolf. The beans end up growing into a beanstalk where they end up encountering a giant (portrayed by Norman Normanmeyer).
16b 3b "Festerman Returns" Lane Raichert (teleplay), and Lane Raichert with Bill Matheny (story) October 2, 1993 (1993-10-02)
Following a rejection slip from a comic company, Uncle Fester reads his latest comic called "Festerman Returns" to Wednesday and Thing. The plot of the comic details Festerman learning that his fellow comrades in the Fester League have gone missing. Festerman discovers that Mega Fingers is behind this upon infiltrating the Fester League disguised as Fester Gator.
16c 3c "Hand Delivered" Bill Matheny October 2, 1993 (1993-10-02)
A female mail carrier who has gone against the mail carrier delivery challenges ends up having some problems when it comes to Thing who wants to help her deliver The Addams Family's mail.
17 4 "Sweetheart of a Brother" Bill Matheny October 9, 1993 (1993-10-09)
Much to Wednesday's frustration, Pugsley is abandoning their constant terrorizing each other because he has fallen in love with Shella, the school's most popular girl. Although disgusted by his soft behavior, Wednesday decides to help him out to court the foreign girl. She motivates him in to talk to her at school, and is annoyed that Shella shows no interest in him. Pugsley thinks that he can attract her attention if he is like everyone else, and drinks a normalizing formula, much to the Addams Family's shock. Distancing himself from his unusual family, Pugsley takes an interest in Norman Normanmeyer who unlike the Addams is delighted with Pugsley's new behavior. In school, he becomes a geek and is tortured by the school bully Mortimer as a result. When Mortimer is about to fight with Shella for defending Pugsley, the formula has spent its force and the real Pugsley takes revenge on him. Shella is romanced by Pugsley, but announces she has to return to her homeland soon. He and Wednesday are nevertheless happy, because their lives are now back to 'normal' and Pugsley learns that it's better to be himself.
18 5 "Double O Honeymoon" Bill Matheny October 16, 1993 (1993-10-16)
The Addams Family watch a video of Cousin Itt's mission against Ian Thundermane. Gomez and Morticia go on a spy-themed honeymoon to Spain when Ian Thundermane has escaped from prison. While Gomez and Morticia are out on their honeymoon, Ian Thundermane ends up capturing the other Addams Family members and the Normanmeyers as part of his revenge on Cousin Itt. Now it's up to Gomez and Morticia to rescue Cousin Itt and defeat Ian Thundermane.
19a 6a "Then Came Granny" Bill Matheny October 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)
Granny has lost her psychic abilities and must return to Crystal Rock in order to get them back.
19b 6b "Pet Show Thing" Lane Raichert (teleplay), and Lane Raichert with Bill Matheny (story) October 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)
Wednesday and Pugsley enter a disguised Thing into the Watch-Pets Competition where the pets are stolen by Harry Palmer in a plot to get revenge on Thing.
19c 6c "Fester Sings the Fester Way" Lane Raichert October 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)
Uncle Fester sings about his life with the Addams Family.
20a 7a "Camp Addams" Bill Matheny (teleplay), and Bill Matheny with Ron Myrick (story) October 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)
Wednesday and Pugsley attend a summer camp where they are placed in Camp Holler run by D.I. Holler instead of Camp Holly.
20b 7b "Little Doll Lost" Bill Matheny October 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)
Wednesday's doll Marie is presumed to have burned in the fireplace and Lurch offers to serve as the doll in its place.
20c 7c "King of the Polycotton Blues" Lane Raichert and Bill Matheny October 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)
Norman and Normina sing a blues song explaining to N.J. why they hate the Addams Family. Episode ends with a harmonica solo playing over the credits, in a sort of parody of Roseanne.
21a 8a "A Girl and a Ghoul" Bill Matheny (teleplay), and Bill Matheny with Ron Myrick (story) November 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)
Wednesday is thrilled when she wins a competition to have horror-themed TV host Graveyard Gary visit her home. Gomez is supportive, but worries that Wednesday is more inspired by Gary than him.
21b 8b "A Little Bit of Pugsley" Bill Matheny November 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)
Pugsley is the only one of the family who hasn't mastered his own dance and Thing decides to help him.
21c 8c "Ask Granny" Bill Matheny November 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)
Granny hosts her own question show.

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Home Media releases[edit]

There are no plans from Warner Archive to release the entire series on DVD yet.

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