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The Addams Family Episode Guide

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Season 1, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/18/1964
The Addams Family Goes to School
Sam Hilliard, a truant officer, shows up at the Addams family home, due to the fact that Pugsley and Wednesday are not attending school. Soon he discovers he's dealing with no typical everyday family. Later, Gomez and Morticia agree to enroll Wednesday and Pugsley in school but make a shocking discovery, fairy tale violence.

Season 1, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/25/1964
Morticia and the Psychiatrist
Gomez and Morticia are shocked when Pugsley joins the Boy Scouts, begins playing baseball and even gets a puppy. Fearing something is wrong, they turn to a psychiatrist, who begins to analyze the boy and makes the suggestion to Gomez and Morticia that they should cater to his every whim.

Season 1, Episode 3 – Aired: 10/2/1964 Fester's Punctured Romance
Uncle Fester puts an ad in the personals column and when he doesn't get an immediate response he's heartbroken. Later, the Addams family mistakes a cosmetics saleswoman as a respondent to the ad.

Season 1, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/9/1964
Gomez, the Politician
Sam Hilliard, the ex-truant officer, is running for city council. This puts Gomez in the campaign mood, and he decides to offer financial support. However, Hilliard soon finds that winning the election with the Addams family on his side may be quite a challenge.

Season 1, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/16/1964
The Addams Family Tree
Pugsley and Wednesday get into a fight over families, with their friend Harold, who says that his family is better than their family. This prompts the Addams family to look back in their family tree.

Season 1, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/23/1964
Morticia Joins the Ladies League
Gomez and Pugsley visit an old friend of the family, who owns a circus. There, Pugsley befriends Gorgo the Gorilla who later escapes and follows Pugsley home. Meanwhile, Morticia has hopes of joining the Ladies League.

Season 1, Episode 7 – Aired: 10/30/1964
Halloween with the Addams Family
The Addams family has prepared for an evening of fright, for it is their favorite holiday, Halloween. As Gomez carves the jack-o-lantern and Grandmama takes Pugsley and Wednesday out for a night of trick-or-treating, two bank robbers, on the run from the police, decide to hide out at the Addams home.

Season 1, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/6/1964
Green-Eyed Gomez
Lionel Barker, an old friend of Morticia stops by the Addams home with more on his mind than just a friendly visit. Barker is a con man and intends to con the family out of some money. However, the only thing he is successful in doing is making Gomez green with envy.

Season 1, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/13/1964
The New Neighbors Meet the Addams Family
Gomez and Morticia are excited with the fact that a newlywed couple, Amanda and Hubert Peterson, has moved in next door. However, the Petersons are anything but happy with their new home, especially when they discover that it is owned by the Addams family.

Season 1, Episode 10 – Aired: 11/20/1964
Wednesday Leaves Home
When Wednesday is caught playing with Uncle Fester's dynamite caps, Gomez and Morticia punish her by forbidding her to play with her pet spider Homer. This leads the angry young lady to run away from home, or at least make it look like she has run away.

Season 1, Episode 11 – Aired: 11/27/1964
The Addams Family Meet the V.I.P.'s
Mr. Harris, a govenment agent has been hosting a couple of visiting dignitaries who want to see a "typical" American family. Chosen randomly out a phone book, the digniatries choose none other than the Addams family.

Season 1, Episode 12 – Aired: 12/4/1964
Morticia, the Matchmaker
Cousin Melancholia stops by the Addams residence seeking a place to stay to get herself back together after her fiancee leaves her to join the Foreign Legion. To help cheer her up, Morticia plays matchmaker and decides to try fixing her up with an eligable bachelor.

Season 1, Episode 13 – Aired: 12/11/1964
Lurch Learns to Dance
Gomez and Morticia are concerned when Lurch refuses to go to the annual Butler's Ball. After some probing, they soon learn the reason, Lurch can't dance. After a horrible experience with a dance instructress, Gomez, Morticia and Wednesday try to help him by teaching him how to dance.

Season 1, Episode 14 – Aired: 12/18/1964
Art and the Addams Family
Grandmama takes up painting and when Gomez has an art critic, Bosley Swain, take a look at her work, he suggests that she have a teacher. Grandmama contacts Picasso, that is oddball, Sam Picasso, who flys in but Swain soon labels him a crook. The Addams family soon tries to prove Swain wrong and forces Picasso to paint a masterpiece.

Season 1, Episode 15 – Aired: 1/1/1965
The Addams Family Meets a Beatnik
A beatnik named "Rocky" Cartwright crashes his motorcycle in the front yard of the Addams' home and they take him in to recuperate. Soon they find themselves charmed by the young man who seems to be hiding from his rich tycoon of a father who doesn't accept him.

Season 1, Episode 16 – Aired: 1/8/1965
The Addams Family Meets the Undercover Man
Hollister, an undercover operative has picked up strange radio signals coming from the Addams house. Convinced the family are spies he decides to hire a recruit to enter the Addams home to find out the source of the signals. However, soon both of his recruits, Mr. Briggs, the postman and Mr. Conkey, the plumber get an eyeful of the Addams family.

Season 1, Episode 17 – Aired: 1/15/1965
Mother Lurch Visits the Addams Family
When Lurch's mother sends him a letter stating that she's coming for a visit, Lurch confesses to Gomez and Morticia that she doesn't know that he's just the servant. In an effort to save his pride, Mortica comes up with a plan, where she would pose as the maid and Gomez as the butler. However, her plan soon goes awry.

Season 1, Episode 18 – Aired: 1/22/1965
Uncle Fester's Illness
Gomez and Morticia and the rest of the family are all excited about an upcoming weekend outing. However, everyone is let down when Uncle Fester apparently has come down with a mysterious ailment. The family soon takes measures to try to cure Uncle Fester so he can come along on the outing.

Season 1, Episode 19 – Aired: 1/29/1965
The Addams Family Splurges
Gomez and Morticia are planning their next family vacation and decide to go somewhere they've never been. They agree that a trip to the moon would be heavenly and consult Wizzo, a computer that Gomez and Pugsley have built, to see how much it would cost. The family soon comes up with a plan to pay for the trip, betting on horses.

Season 1, Episode 20 – Aired: 2/5/1965
Cousin Itt Visits the Addams Family
Gomez and Morticia are excited when they get a letter in the mail from Cousin Itt who says he will be stopping by for a visit. During hus visit, Morticia thinks that the family should try to get Itt a job, so he will stay around longer. This leads to Itt getting a job at the zoo, however the zoo commissioner is under the impression that Itt is an exhibit.

Season 1, Episode 21 – Aired: 2/12/1965
The Addams Family in Court
Gomez and Morticia return from a bat hunt and discover that Grandmama, going by the name of Madama Bovary, has begun telling people's fortunes in a giant tent in the living room. Just as Morticia forbids her to go on telling fortunes, a police officer walks in and arrests Grandmama. Soon, the entire family comes to court to help defend Grandmama.

Season 1, Episode 22 – Aired: 2/19/1965
Amnesia in the Addams Family
Gomez begins a new exercise routine, juggling indian clubs. However, when he hits himself in the head with the clubs, he comes down with a bad case of amnesia. His amnesia turns him into a "normal" person and begins thinking that the family is trying to kill him, when they try to cure his amnesia by hitting him in the head again.

Season 1, Episode 23 – Aired: 3/5/1965
Thing is Missing
After a falling out with Uncle Fester, Thing suddenly disappears. Morticia becomes concerned and begins to belive that Thing may have met with foul play. Later, a ransom note shows up at the Addams front door and Gomez hires a private detective, Sam Diamond to crack the case.

Season 1, Episode 24 – Aired: 3/12/1965
Crisis in the Addams Family
While playing in the play room, Uncle Fester breaks the water mains, for the fourth time in a row. Later, he feels bad when he discovers that the Addams insurance policy has been canceled due to his antics. This leads to him going out and getting a job to pay for a new policy as an insurance salesman.

Season 1, Episode 25 – Aired: 3/19/1965
Lurch and His Harpsichord
Lurch' s harpsichord turns out to be a rare survivor of an extinct make, so Gomez is persuaded to donate it to the local museum. Lurch is left inconsolable, so the family attempts to get him interested in other pursuits, like drums and needlepoint to no avail. Finally, Gomez and Fester come up with ultimate plan, they build Lurch a replacement.

Season 1, Episode 26 – Aired: 3/26/1965
Morticia, the Breadwinner
The bottom has fallen out of the stock market and the newspapers indicate thousands of people have gone broke. Morticia overhears Gomez on the phone with his broker and jumps to the conclusion that the family has lost all of their money. This leads her to rally the family together to cook up ways to earn money.

Season 1, Episode 27 – Aired: 4/2/1965
The Addams Family and the Spacemen
Pugsley has been having fun setting off homemade rockets. However, this has prompted neighbors to call into MSO (Mysterious Space Objects), to report unidentified flying objects. This leads two investigators to check out the situation and soon become conviced the Addams family are Martians.

Season 1, Episode 28 – Aired: 4/9/1965
My Son, the Chimp
An organ grinder's chimp wanders into Addams home and quickly becomes Pugsley's friend. Meanwhile, Uncle Fester has been busy conjuring spirits in the playroom. During one of his spells, Uncle Fester causes an explosion which knocks Pugsley through a wall and into a secret room. Uncle Fester soon believes he turned Pugsley into the chimp.

Season 1, Episode 29 – Aired: 4/16/1965
Morticia's Favorite Charity
The local charity bazaar has the Addams family getting in the spirit of giving. Mr. Henson, the Addams' ex-insurance man is putting the bazaar together and is horrified when he discovers they are planning to donate. Meanwhile, Uncle Fester, Pugsley and Thing each are finding it hard to part with their possessions.

Season 1, Episode 30 – Aired: 4/23/1965
Progress and the Addams Family
Mr. Henson, the family's ex-insurance man has become the city Commissioner and he has condems the Addams home with hopes of evict them and build a freeway in its place. However, as usual Henson soon realizes getting rid of the Addams family is easier said than done.

Season 1, Episode 31 – Aired: 4/30/1965
Uncle Fester's Toupee
Uncle Fester is not looking forward to the fact that his pen pal from Paris, Illinois is coming for a visit. It seems that he told her that he stretched the truth and described himself as a a "Cary Grant" type. This leads Gomez and Morticia to try to cure his fears and they fit him for a hairpiece.

Season 1, Episode 32 – Aired: 5/7/1965
Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor
Cousin Itt has been down in the dumps lately and Gomez and Morticia feel that he should begin looking for a career to occupy his time. After a failed attempt at marriage counseling, Gomez and Morticia bring in a vocational counselor to assist with finding the perfect career for Itt.

Season 1, Episode 33 – Aired: 5/14/1965
Lurch, the Teenage Idol
Lurch's singing while playing his harpsichord gets Gomez and Morticia's attention who believe he could be a pop sensation, so they call a record promoter. Lurch soon becomes a teen idol when his record hits the airwaves and the Addams home is soon invaded by swooning teenage girls.

Season 1, Episode 34 – Aired: 5/21/1965
The Winning of Morticia Addams
When Uncle Fester reads an article in a magazine that indicates that the happiest of marriages are the ones at most risk for resulting in divorces. Seeing Gomez and Morticia so happy leads him to try to start a fight between the two. When this doesn't work, he tries to drive a wedge between the two when he introduces another man for Morticia into the situation.

Season 2, Episode 35 – Aired: 9/17/1965
My Fair Cousin Itt
Gomez has written a play that is to be presented for Wednesday's birthday. Morticia has been cast as the female lead while Cousin Itt has been cast in the male lead role. Soon, a director is hired, and Cousin Itt is coached on how to speak slower for his part, but soon the possibility of fortune and fame goes to Cousin Itt's head and he becomes hard to work with.

Season 2, Episode 36 – Aired: 9/24/1965
Morticia's Romance (1)
Gomez and Morticia's 13th wedding anniversary prompts them to tell Pugsley and Wednesday a bedtime story of how they met and fell in love. It seems that Gomez had been arranged to marry Ophelia, Morticia's sister but he secretly began falling for the more shy, more quiet, Morticia.

Season 2, Episode 37 – Aired: 10/1/1965
Morticia's Romance (2)
Gomez and Morticia continue to tell Pugsley and Wednesday the story of how they met and fell in love. As Gomez was arranged to be married to Ophelia, Uncle Fester realizes the best way to get Ophelia out of the picture is to hook her up with another man ... Cousin Itt, that way Gomez could be with Morticia.

Season 2, Episode 38 – Aired: 10/8/1965
Morticia Meets Royalty
The Addams family gets a visit from an aunt who is now a princess, Princess Millicent von Schlepp. The entire family soon gets fed up with her snobbish ways and her insistance on running the mansion as a castle, with the entire family required to wear costume. The only happy one is Thing who is smitten with the Princess' handmaiden, Lady Fingers. However, soon Thing is down in the dumps when the Princess storms out of the mansion and into a hotel taking Lady Fingers with her.

Season 2, Episode 39 – Aired: 10/15/1965
Gomez, the People's Choice
Feeling that their property is worth millions, Gomez and Morticia are insulted by the latest property tax bill that comes in the mail of $8.40. This leads them to contact their local politician, Mayor Henson who misunderstands and offers him a rebate, convincing Gomez and Morticia that he's incompetent. This leads Morticia to convince Gomez to run for office, however she soon discovers this may be a mistake, when he becomes obsessed with the campaign.

Season 2, Episode 40 – Aired: 10/22/1965
Cousin Itt's Problem
Cousin Itt comes home for a visit and the family surprises him with a pet, a shaggy dog. Later, at a homecoming party, the family discovers Cousin Itt is shedding hair, and the family is worried that he'll also lose his great good looks. This leads Fester to get out his chemistry set to produce a batch of hair-restorer and prevent a disaster.

Season 2, Episode 41 – Aired: 10/29/1965
Halloween - Addams Style
Halloween has the Addams family preparing for trick or treaters but Wednesday is down in the dumps when a neighbor tells her that witches do not exist. Wanting to prove the neighbor wrong, Morticia hopes to conjure up one by holding a s�ance trying to contact Aunt Singe, a family member who had been burned at the stake in Salem. However, Grandmama's efforts to conjure a witch may backfire and ruin the family's favorite holiday.

Season 2, Episode 42 – Aired: 11/5/1965
Morticia, the Writer
Morticia is disgusted when she learns of the books that Wednesday and Pugsley have been forced to read at school vilify goblins, giants and witches. Feeling that she could do an even better job, Morticia begins a career at writing children's stories. She soon devotes all her time to writing leaving Gomez out in the cold but he quickly comes up with a plan to sabotage Morticia's budding career.

Season 2, Episode 43 – Aired: 11/12/1965
Morticia, the Sculptress
Morticia has been bored and decides she would like to acquire a hobby to cheer her up and decides to take up sculpting. Later, Gomez hides an art critic, Bosley Swain's bad critique of her work from Morticia and hires Sam Picasso to come in and buy her work but in the mean time, this nearly bankrupts Gomez.

Season 2, Episode 44 – Aired: 11/19/1965
Gomez, the Reluctant Lover The family becomes alarmed when Pugsley seemingly becomes ill, but they soon discover that it is a bad case of puppy love and it is over his teacher, Miss Dunbar. Pugsley decides to write her a love letter and uses an old letter Gomez had written for Morticia, which leads to Miss Dunbar becoming convinced Gomez has fallen for her.

Season 2, Episode 45 – Aired: 11/26/1965
Feud in the Addams Family
Aunt Abigail Adams is in town (spelled with one D, she is one of the one d's as Gomez puts it) and Gomez is none too pleased as she wants Gomez removed from the head of the family fortune. Meanwhile, Wednesday has a crush on a young classmate, Robespierre Courtney, whose mother thinks meeting Abigail would put her ahead in social circles and enthusiastically accepts an invitation to tea with the Addams family, unknown to her she will be visiting with the wrong side of the family.

Season 2, Episode 46 – Aired: 12/3/1965
Gomez, the Cat Burglar
After a large meal, Gomez gets a sleepy spell, which leads to a case of sleepwalking. Meanwhile, a rash of burglaries in the neighborhood has the family on the lookout for a cat burglar whom they soon realize is Gomez. It seems that while sleepwalking, Gomez has taken to robbing the neighbors and storing the loot in the playroom.

Season 2, Episode 47 – Aired: 12/10/1965
Portrait of Gomez
Gomez is convinced that he has been named man of the year for a magazine but dislikes the photos that he has seen on the cover. Morticia picks out a photo that would be perfect, but when Cleopatra eats it up, Gomez tries to track down an old photographer friend whom he learns is working for the DMV. This leads Gomez to take driving lessons so he can get his picture taken.

Season 2, Episode 48 – Aired: 12/17/1965
Morticia's Dilemma
Old friends of the family are coming for a visit from Spain. Don Xavier Molinas is coming with his daughter, Consuela, whose hand in marriage had been promised to Gomez years ago. A communication gap leads Morticia to believe that Gomez has been building a harem and Consuela will soon be added to it, distraught, she seeks advice from Grandmama and Cousin Itt as to what she should do in this situation.

Season 2, Episode 49 – Aired: 12/24/1965
Christmas with the Addams Family
Uncle Fester is chosen to slide down the chimney dressed as Santa Claus to prove the existence of St. Nick to the children. However, when Uncle Fester gets stuck in the chimney, the rest of the family put their own plans in motion and Gomez, Lurch, Cousin Itt, and even Morticia and Grandmama don red suitz and appear to the children as Santa.

Season 2, Episode 50 – Aired: 12/31/1965
Uncle Fester, Tycoon
Uncle Fester is overcome with emotion when he gets a letter from one his pen pals, Diana, a bearded lady whom he asks to marry him. Fester soon becomes concerned about how he will support his soon to be wife and decides to enroll in a correspondence course for a business and soon gets a job at a company. Meanwhile, Gomez and Morticia are not happy with how the business world has changed Fester and call in a psychiatrist.

Season 2, Episode 51 – Aired: 1/7/1966
Morticia and Gomez vs. Fester and Grandmama
Gomez and Morticia believe Uncle Fester and Grandmama have been spoiling the children. This causes a rift in the family and Fester and Grandmama soon divide the house in half, insisting that Gomez and Morticia keep to their half. The final insult comes when Gomez and Morticia plan a vacation and instead of asking Uncle Fester and Grandmama to baby-sit, they hire a sitter, which leads Fester and Grandmama to move out.

Season 2, Episode 52 – Aired: 1/14/1966
Fester Goes on a Diet
Gomez and Morticia disapprove of Pugsley's want to lose weight and discourage him. Meanwhile, Uncle Fester receives a letter from a pen pal who is coming for a visit, under the impression that Fester resembles Cary Grant. This leads Fester to begin a crash diet and seeks help to lose weight from Jack La Grann, a TV fitness guru.

Season 2, Episode 53 – Aired: 1/21/1966
The Great Treasure Hunt
Gomez and Morticia discover an old treasure map, which shows the burial spot of Great Grandfather Pegleg's treasure chest. This leads the entire family to plan an excursion to find the treasure and the first thing they try to do is charter a boat from a Captain Grimby. However, Grimby takes one look at the map and makes a plan to steal the treasure map.

Season 2, Episode 54 – Aired: 1/28/1966
Ophelia Finds Romance
Ophelia, Morticia's sister comes for a visit with her latest romance, Horatio Bartholomew, whom Gomez and Morticia are convinced is a fraud. Not wanting Ophelia to get hurt, Gomez and Morticia set out to expose that he is a penniless cad. Meanwhile, Cousin Itt ponders asking Ophelia's hand in marriage.

Season 2, Episode 55 – Aired: 2/4/1966
Pugsley's Allowance
Pugsley shocks his parents when he announces that he would like to get a job and earn some money. After some failed attempts at getting jobs in a hospital, a bank and with a bookie, Mr. Henson hires Pugsley to do some chores around the house. However, Mr. Henson doesn't exactly get what he had in mind when he sees the results.

Season 2, Episode 56 – Aired: 2/11/1966
Happy Birthday, Grandma Frump
Gomez is annoyed when he is not asked to give for a charity and decides to build an old folks home. Meanwhile, Morticia's mother, Grandma Frump comes for a visit for her birthday. The family is giving her a trip to a beauty farm as a gift but she mistakenly believes that the family is actually sending her to live in the old folks home.

Season 2, Episode 57 – Aired: 2/18/1966
Morticia, the Decorator
Morticia learns that Uncle Fester has taken the National Beautification Program to heart and decides to herself and redecorates the house. She soon decides she wants to become a decorator and starts with the new neighbors, the Digbys. However, the Digbys are less than willing after they take a tour of the Addams home.

Season 2, Episode 58 – Aired: 2/25/1965
Ophelia Visits Morticia
Following yet another broken relationship with a man, Morticia's sister Ophelia comes for a visit. It seems her latest boyfriend left her for the Peace Corps and Uncle Fester agrees to join the Peace Corps in order to find him. However, when Fester is rejected and not wanting to hurt his feelings, Gomez and Morticia try to get Uncle Fester to change his mind about the whole thing.

Season 2, Episode 59 – Aired: 3/4/1966
Addams Cum Laude
The school principal threatens to expel Pugsley and Wednesday after they are caught playing with dynamite caps. Enraged, Gomez and Morticia decide to pull them out of public school and enroll them in a private school, Mockridge Hall, which just happens to be run by ex-truant officer, Sam Hilliard. Hilliard is soon in for another bizarre encounter with the Addams family, as Gomez has decided to purchase Mockridge Hall.

Season 2, Episode 60 – Aired: 3/11/1966
Cat Addams
When Kitty Cat comes down with a loss of appetite, Gomez and Morticia at first think he's just lonely. Cousin Itt suggests that he may have a cold, which leads the family to seek help from a veterinarian but after the vet takes one look at Kitty Cat he looses his confidence. The family then concocts a scheme to help him get his confidence back by treating other members of the family.

Season 2, Episode 61 – Aired: 3/18/1966
Lurch's Little Helper
Morticia is afraid that Lurch is being overworked and Gomez comes up with an idea to ease Lurch's workload. Gomez builds Lurch an assistant, a robot named Smiley. Lurch quickly trains Smiley, however, having Smiley around goes to Lurch's head and he quickly begins having Smiley do all the work with Lurch does nothing but command orders.

Season 2, Episode 62 – Aired: 3/25/1966
The Addams Policy
Uncle Fester tests Morticia's new flame thrower and accidentally sets the stuffed polar bear on fire. The family immediately makes a claim to the insurance company, infuriating Mr. Henson, the manager. Furious with Joe Digby for forgetting to cancel the Addams policy, Henson fires him, but Gomez decides to set Digby up with a company of his own.

Season 2, Episode 63 – Aired: 4/1/1966
Lurch's Grand Romance
Morticia's old school chum, Tiny Trivia comes for a visit and has nothing on her mind except her career in show business. Meanwhile, Lurch becomes smitten with her and the family tries to help him and Trivia get together. However, when it becomes a hassle Lurch changes his mind just as Trivia drinks Grandmama's love potion and she throws herself at Lurch.

Season 2, Episode 64 – Aired: 4/8/1966
Ophelia's Career
Yet another failed romance has Ophelia at the Addams' doorstep seeking solace. Gomez and Morticia decide the best thing for Ophelia would be to find the perfect career. Realizing her potential as a singer, the family has Cousin Itt coach her as an opera singer. However, the family has another challenge when Gomez brings in an expert, Signor Bellini, who thinks she is horrible.
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