List of The Addams Family episodes

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The following is an episode list for the ABC sitcom television series The Addams Family. The series included 64 episodes and ran from September 18, 1964 to April 8, 1966.

List of episodes[edit]

Season One: 1964-1965[edit]

#Episode titleWriter(s)DirectorOverviewbroadcast
1The Addams Family Goes to SchoolSeaman Jacobs and Ed JamesArthur Hiller

When Gomez and Morticia keep Wednesday and Pugsley home from school, Sam Hillard the truant officer pays a visit.

Family mentioned: Cousin Imar who has three arms.

Cartoon reference: Morticia and Grandmother are playing cards, the caption reads "Grandmother! You're not cheating".

September 18, 1964
2Morticia and the PsychiatristHannibal Coons and Harry WinklerJean Yarbrough

Gomez and Morticia call in a child psychiatrist 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."

September 25, 1964
3Fester's Punctured RomanceJameson BrewerSidney Lanfield

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

Family mentioned: Cousin Eustus (Morticia knits a sweater with a long neck).

October 2, 1964
4Gomez the PoliticianHannibal Coons and Harry WinklerJerry Hopper

Election day is nearing, and Gomez is getting very excited. He puts up all his old campaign posters. His opponent ends up being Sam Hillard.

Family mentioned: Cousin Grisley'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 (Abraham Lincoln begged Squint for his political support, but instead backed Stephen Douglas).

Cartoon reference: The neighbors are disturbed by Uncle Fester sharpening the spikes on the fence. No caption.

October 9, 1964
5The Addams Family TreeHannibal Coons, Harry Winkler and Lou HoustonJerry HopperA family rivalry prompts Gomez to trace his family's ancestry. This causes the Addams Family to enlist a geneologist to trace their family history.

Frank Nelson guest stars as Mr. Pomeroy.

Family mentioned: Mahmud Kali Pashka Addams (the Firebug of the Bosporus), Cousin Bleak (who had a middle eye that drooped), Cousin Clot (who was sentenced to the electric chair), Cousin Farouk (named as the owner of the leg jutting from the stuffed swordfish on the wall), Grand-Uncle Grizzly (who was a traitor and only did it for the money), Black Bart Addams.

October 16, 1964
6Morticia and the Ladies LeaguePhil Leslie and Keith FowlerJean YarbroughMorticia's lunch with the Ladies League is discovered by Pugsley's new friend Gorgo.October 23, 1964
7Halloween with The Addams FamilyKeith Fowler and Phil LeslieSidney LanfieldMistaking two robbers named Claude and Marty (Don Rickles and Skip Homeier) for trick-or-treaters, the family takes them in for a Halloween celebration.October 30, 1964
8Green Eyed GomezKeith Fowler and Phil LeslieJerry HopperGomez begins to feel jealous when an old friend of Morticia's comes to stay.

Del Moore guest stars.

November 6, 1964
9The New Neighbors Meet the Addams FamilyHannibal Coons & Harry WinklerJean Yarbrough

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

November 13, 1964
10Wednesday Leaves HomeHannibal Coons and Harry WinklerSidney Lanfield

When Wednesday decides to runaway from home, she decides to runaway to her house where her parents will never suspect her.

November 20, 1964
11The Addams Family Meets the VIPsKeith Fowler and Phil LeslieSidney Lanfield

A pair of foreign dignitaries want to meet a normal American family. That normal family happens to be the Addams'.

November 27, 1964
12Morticia the MatchmakerMaury GeraghtyJerry HopperMorticia's cousin Melancholia comes to stay after breaking up with her fiancé.

Family mentioned: Cousin Gripe (who used to be a marriage broker) and Uncle Crimp (whose sweater has one arm longer than the other).

December 4, 1964
13Lurch Learns to DanceJay Dratler, Jerry Seelen & Charles MarionSidney LanfieldMorticia and Gomez encourage Lurch to attend the annual Butlers' Ball and teach him how to dance in preparation.December 11, 1964
14Art and the Addams FamilyHannibal Coons, Harry WinklerSidney Lanfield

Grandmama takes up painting and hires the distressed Sam Picasso as her teacher.

December 18, 1964
15The Addams Family Meets a BeatnikHenry Sharp, Sloan Nibley & Jack RaymondSidney LanfieldThe Addams Family takes care of an injured motorcyclist (Tom Lowell) and attempt to reunite him with his disapproving father (Barry Kelly).January 1, 1965
16The Addams Family Meets the Undercover ManHarry Winkler, Hannibal CoonsArthur LubinAn 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: Uncle Flub (who has a "fine, sensitive drooping chin" and cannot write).

January 8, 1965
17Mother Lurch Visits the Addams FamilyJameson BrewerSidney LanfieldMorticia and Gomez pose as Lurch's maid and butler when his mother (Ellen Corby) comes for a visit.

Family mentioned: Cousin Slimey (two headed), Cousin Manuel (who was a pyromaniac), Cousin Imar (three arms and went to Princeton).

January 15, 1965
18Uncle Fester's IllnessBill LutzSidney LanfieldUncle Fester has lost his electrical charge and spoils a family outing. They then call a doctor named Dr. Milford when their witch doctor named Dr. Mbogo is unable to make a house call.January 22, 1965
19The Addams Family SplurgesGeorge Haight, Lou HustonSidney LanfieldHaving 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, 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.

Family mentioned: Cousin Nanook (who sent a totem pole to the Addams Family for Christmas and wanted their bear in return)

January 29, 1965
20Cousin Itt Visits the Addams FamilyTony Wilson, Henry SharpSidney LanfieldGomez and Morticia try to get Cousin Itt a job as a zoo curator.

Alan Reed guest stars.

February 5, 1965
21The Addams Family in CourtHarry Winkler, Hannibal CoonsNat Perrin

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: Cousin Cringe (a jailbird who even ate the hacksaw that was placed in the cake made for him)

February 12, 1965
22Amnesia in the Addams FamilyPhil Leslie, Keith FowlerSidney LanfieldGomez loses his memory and becomes normal.

Family mentioned: Grandpa Squid

February 19, 1965
23Thing Is MissingBill Lutz, Lorraine EdwardsSidney LanfieldWhen 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.

March 5, 1965
24Crisis in the Addams FamilySloan Nibley, Preston WoodSidney LanfieldUncle Fester applies for a job as an insurance salesman with the same company which is threatening to cancel the Addams' policy.

Family mentioned: Admiral John Paul Addams whose inspiring words before battle were "If you need me I'll be in my cabin."

March 12, 1965
25Lurch and His HarpsichordHarry Winkler, Hannibal CoonsSidney LanfieldA museum owner named Mr. Belmont takes an interest in Lurch's Krupnik harpsichord, so the Addams Family donate it to him much to Lurch's horror. Note: Gomez remakes 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.

March 19, 1965
26Morticia the BreadwinnerPhil LeslieSidney Lanfield

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

March 26, 1965
27The Addams Family and the SpacemenHarry Winkler, Hannibal CoonsSidney LanfieldWith 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 as seen smoking froma Hookah

Family mentioned: Old Senator Addams who was said to be be "Wise and understanding", before they impeached him. Cousin Galileo who wore a swim suit.

April 2, 1965
28My Son the ChimpHenry Sharp, Don QuinnSidney LanfieldThe family believes that Pugsley has been turned into a chimpanzee.

Family mentioned: Great-Aunt Deliria (who was married to a chimpanzee).

April 9, 1965
29Morticia's CharityElroy Schwartz, Jameson BrewerSidney LanfieldMorticia'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: 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")

April 16, 1965
30Progress and the Addams FamilyBill Freedman, Ben GershmanSidney LanfieldThe 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: the left head is size six and the right head is size 8 3/4).

April 23, 1965
31Uncle Fester's ToupeeHarry Winkler, Hannibal CoonsSidney LanfieldFester's pen-pal Madelyn Cavendish Beauregard Faversham Firestone Smith (Elizabeth Fraser) drops by unexpectedly, so he must assume the false personality he has been pretending to be.

Family mentioned: Cousin Droop (he dropped the mirror that Gomez modeled toupees for Uncle Fester, for luck), Cousin Bleak (the toupee tried on reminded Gomez about the time when a bunch of boll weevils got into his hair), General Ulysses Addams (who surrendered at Vicksburg when the enemy soldiers caught up with him), Cousin Squint whose leg is in the swordfish is all they could save of him.

April 30, 1965
32Cousin Itt and the Vocational CounselorHarry Winkler, Hannibal CoonsSidney LanfieldMorticia 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), Cousin Trivia (who found a job after she got out of the WACs...wax museum.

May 7, 1965
33Lurch the Teenage IdolPhil LeslieSidney LanfieldLurch's musical talent earns him a record deal, and legions of teenage fans.May 14, 1965
34Winning of Morticia AddamsJameson Brewer, Charles MarionSidney LanfieldMembers of the Addams household devise schemes to start a battle between Gomez and Morticia.May 21, 1965

Season Two: 1965-1966[edit]

#Episode titleWriter(s)DirectorOverviewbroadcast
35(1)My Fair Cousin IttPhil LeslieSidney LanfieldAll the world's a stage for Itt, Fester, and Lurch as they vie for the lead in Gomez's new play.

Featuring Sig Ruman as Erich von Bissell.

September 17, 1965
36(2)Morticia's Romance Part 1Hannibal Coons and Harry WinklerSidney LanfieldOn the occasion of their anniversary, Morticia recalls the story of how she and Gomez first met and fell in love.

Margaret Hamilton guest stars.

September 24, 1965
37(3)Morticia's Romance Part 2Hannibal Coons and Harry WinklerSidney LanfieldMorticia'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: Aunt Phobia (who had two right feet and was engaged to Uncle Tic), Uncle Tic (who had two left feet and was engaged to Aunt Phobia), Aunt Trivia (Grandmama mentioned her funeral), Cousin Fungus (who lived in the cave at the back of the Addams Mansion's tunnels for 30 years)

October 1, 1965
38(4)Morticia Meets RoyaltyLeo RifkinSidney LanfieldPretentious Aunt Millie visits the family with her handmaiden Lady Fingers.October 8, 1965
39(5)Gomez the People's ChoiceHenry Sharp, Joseph Vogel, Marvin KaplanSidney LanfieldGomez 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.

October 15, 1965
40(6)Cousin Itt's ProblemCarol Henning, Ed Ring, Mitch PersonsSidney LanfieldTerror strikes Cousin Itt as he begins to lose his hair.

Family mention: Aunt Anemia in a portrait painting.

October 22, 1965
41(7)Hallowe’en Addams StyleHannibal Coons and Harry WinklerSidney Lanfield

Wednesday is devastated when she is told that there are no such things as witches. Cousin Cackle makes a rare appearance.

Yvonne Peattie and Bob Jellison guest star.

October 29, 1965
42(8)Morticia the WriterHannibal Coons, Harry WinklerSidney LanfieldWhen Morticia begins writing twisted tales for children, Gomez tries to sabotage her career.November 5, 1965
43(9)Morticia the SculptressHannibal Coons, Harry WinklerSidney LanfieldMorticia 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"), Great-Great-Grandmother Slice (who sharpened the guillotine and was "The belle of the French Revolution")

November 12, 1965
44(10)Gomez the Reluctant LoverCharles Marion, Leo RifkinSidney LanfieldA smitten Pugsley sends one of Morticia's love letters to his schoolteacher, resulting in her believing Gomez sent the letter.November 19, 1965
45(11)Feud In The Addams FamilyRick Richards, Jerry GottlerSidney LanfieldThe Courtneys (Fred Clark, Virginia Gregg) make social advances toward the Addams Family, mistakenly believing that the socially prominent Abigail Quincy Adams resides there.November 26, 1965
46(12)Gomez the Cat BurglarPhil LeslieSidney LanfieldThere is a neighborhood burglar on the loose, and Morticia has reason to believe it could be Gomez.December 3, 1965
47(13)Portrait of GomezLeo Salkin, Bill Lutz, Henry SharpSidney SalkowGomez seeks a special photographer to capture his portrait for Strife Magazine.

Roger Arroyo plays Cousin Itt in this episode.

December 10, 1965
48(14)Morticia's DilemmaJerry Gottler, John BradfordSidney MillerGomez plays host to Don Xavier Molines, a family friend during his childhood in Spain, and his daughter Consuella.December 17, 1965
49(15)Christmas With The Addams FamilyHannibal Coons, Harry WinklerSidney LanfieldNot wanting the children to be disappointed, each member of the family dresses as Santa Claus.December 24, 1965
50(16)Uncle Fester, TycoonSloan Nibley, Preston WoodSidney SalkowFester takes a correspondence course and boldly storms the gates of the business world.

Roy Roberts appears as business executive Thaddeus Logan.

December 31, 1965
51(17)Morticia and Gomez vs. Fester and GrandmamaSloan Nibley, Preston WoodSidney SalkowThe Addams mansion becomes a battlefield when Gomez and Morticia tell Grandmama and Uncle Fester that they think they are spoiling Pugsley and Wednesday.January 7, 1966
52(18)Fester Goes on a DietHannibal Coons, Harry WinklerSidney LanfieldWhen 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.

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." Grampa Squint Adams - who said of Cousin Blob, "two heads are better then one".

January 14, 1966
53(19)Great Treasure HuntHannibal Coons, Harry WinklerSidney LanfieldThe 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 - in a Civil War general's uniform with eyes popping off the painting. Portrait of Aunt Drip, who was married to Uncle Droop (normal looking).

January 21, 1966
54(20)Ophelia Finds RomanceHannibal Coons, Harry WinklerSidney LanfieldMorticia's sister Ophelia has a new beau and the family is convinced he is a fraud so they attempt to reveal him.January 28, 1966
55(21)Pugsley's AllowanceHannibal Coons, Harry WinklerSidney LanfieldPugsley shocks his parents when he announces that he wants to find a job. When Pugsley convinces Wednesday to help help, one of their jobs involves doing housework for the Henson Family.February 4, 1966
56(22)Happy Birthday Grandma FrumpElroy SchwartzSidney LanfieldGranny Frump (Margaret Hamilton) mistakenly believes that Gomez and Morticia are sending her to a home for the aged for her birthday.February 11, 1966
57(23)Morticia the DecoratorGene ThompsonSidney SalkowTo sell the neighboring Addams Family an insurance policy, agent Joe Digby allows Morticia to redecorate his home.February 18, 1966
58(24)Ophelia Visits MorticiaArt WeingartenSidney LanfieldOphelia's fiancee has left her to join the Peace Corps, so the family attempts to enroll Fester too, to retrieve him.February 25, 1966
59(25)Addams Cum LaudeSloan Nibley, Bill LutzSidney LanfieldGomez and Morticia take over management of a private school. Allyn Joslyn guest stars.March 4, 1966
60(26)Cat AddamsPaul TuckahoeStanley Z. CherryKitty 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.March 11, 1966
61(27)Lurch's Little HelperPhil LeslieSidney LanfieldLurch may be out of a job when Gomez builds a robot ("played" by Robby the Robot of Forbidden Planet) to help around the house.March 18, 1966
62(28)Addams PolicyHannibal Coons, Harry WinklerSidney LanfieldAfter 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.March 25, 1966
63(29)Lurch's RomanceHannibal Coons, Harry WinklerSidney LanfieldLurch suffers from unrequited love over Tiny Trivia, Morticia's visiting school chum who only has eyes for show business.April 1, 1966
64(30)Ophelia's CareerHannibal Coons, Harry WinklerSidney LanfieldWhen Ophelia laments that she has been jilted, Morticia suggests a career as an alternative to marriage.April 8, 1966

Reunion Special: 1977[edit]

#TitleBroadcast
SpecialHalloween with the New Addams FamilyOctober 30, 1977

DVD releases[edit]

MGM Home Entertainment is releasing The Addams Family on DVD in Region 1 for the first time. Thus far, it has released all three volumes, featuring all 64 episodes.

DVD nameEp No.Release dateAdditional information
Volume 122August 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 221March 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 321September 11, 2007

[1]

  • Thing and Cousin Itt commentaries.
  • Audio commentary with Stephen Cox, author of "The Addams Chronicles".
  • Tombstone Trivia on "Cat Addams" Episode.
The Complete Series64November 13, 2007

[2]

  • Special "velvet-touch" package.

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