The Unofficial Addams Family
Episode Guide - Detail


Gomez Addams

John Astin

Morticia Frump Addams

Carolyn Jones

Uncle Fester

Jackie Coogan


Ted Cassidy

Grandmama Addams

Blossom Rock

Wednesday Friday Addams

Lisa Loring

Pugsley Addams

Ken Weathervax

Cousin Itt

Felix Silla
(voice provided by Tony Magro)


the hand of Ted Cassidy

Broadcast History:

ABC-TV; Fridays, 8:30-9:00 p.m.
Network premiere: September 18,1964
Last prime-time telecast: September 9,1966

Based on characters created by Charles Addams

Executive Producer: David Levy
Producer: Nat Perrin
Associate Producer: Herbert W. Browar
Music: Vic Mizzy
Director of Photography: Arch R. Dalzell
Art Director: Edward Ilou
Set Decorator: Ruby Levitt

Production company: Filmways TV Productions, Inc.
Current syndicator: Orion Television Syndication

First Season

1. The Addams Family Goes to School

Teleplay: Ed James and Seaman Jacobs
Director: Arthur Hiller

Guest Cast:

Mr Hilliard Allyn Joslyn
Miss Comstock Madge Blake
Miss Morrison Nydia Westman
Postman Rolfe Sedan

Sam Hilliard is the truant officer for the Sherwood School, and he arrives at the Addams Family house to investigate the fact that Wednesday and Pugsley have never been to school. Gomez is appalled of the idea of regimented schooling, but he gives in, obeying the law. The principal, Miss Comstock, is happy with their decision, but Gomez and Morticia are horrified when Wednesday comes home and throws a tantrum. They learn that the she is reading Grimm's Fairy Tales and that all of the witches, giants and ogres are killed in the stories. Morticia decides to keep the children home from school because she won't allow the children to learn such things. Gomez calls for Mr. Hilliard to return. Mr. Hilliard reluctantly returns, and Gomez demands that Grimm's fairy stories be removed from the curriculum before he'll allow his children to return to school. Mr. Hilliard agrees to everything just to escape the Addams' house.

Additional Information: This is the brief pilot script expanded as the premiere episode. The "train crash" scene was footage shot for the pilot presentation. This is the only episode using exterior footage of a real house. Wednesday's age is given as six and Pugsley's as eight. In next episode, however, they've somehow aged two years each to match the ages of the children playing the roles.

Broadcast: September 18, 1964.

2. Morticia and the Psychiatrist

Teleplay: Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler
Director: Jean Yarbrough

Guest Cast:

Dr. Black George Petrie

When Pugsley abandons his pet octopus, adopts a puppy, wear a Boy Scout uniform, and plays baseball, Gomez and Morticia fear their child is becoming normal. Distraught, they seek counsel from Dr. Black, a Child Psychiatrist. Dr. Black advises them that its just a phase and to ride it out. As Pugsley becomes more "normal" Gomez and Morticia demand that Dr. Black make a house call. Dr. Black comes to the house and assumes that Pugsley's behavior is caused by the Addams' choice of furnishings and environment. After talking to Pugsley to release his antagonisms Pugsley returns to his normal abnormal self. Dr. Black confused by the results of his therapy quits his practice determining that he needs to go back to school.

Broadcast: September 25, 1964.

3. Fester's Punctured Romance

Teleplay: Jameson Brewer
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Miss Carver Merry Anders
Miss Carver's Boss Robert Nunn

Uncle Fester decides it's time for him to find a mate. Through a matrimonial column in the newspaper, he conducts a search and mistakes Miss Carver, a door-to-door cosmetics saleslady, for someone replying to his ad. Fester doesn't think she's his type, especially when she offers him a free sample or will deal for cash. Eventually Miss Carver can't take anymore and flees. Fester thinks he's had a narrow escape from marrying a lunatic and vows off marriage.

Broadcast: October 2, 1964.

4. Gomez, the Politician

Teleplay: Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler
Director: Jerry Hopper

Mr. Hilliard Allyn Joslyn
George Bass Eddie Quillan
TV Announcer Bill Baldwin
Reporter's Voice Bob LeMond

Sam Hilliard is running for the city council his campaigner George Bass calls Gomez and accidentally convinces him that Hilliard is a loser. The Addams' history of backing losing candidates stirs Gomez's patriotic soul. Gomez and the faimly back Mr. Hilliard much to his shagrin. Hilliard loses in a landslide and quits politics for ever.

Broadcast: October 9, 1964.

5. The Addams Family Tree

Teleplay: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler, and Lou Huston
Director: Jerry Hopper

Mr. Cecil B. Pomeroy Frank Nelson
Harold Pomeroy Kim Tyler
Professor Simms Jonathan Hole

Wednesday and Pugsley get in a fight with Harold Pomeroy at his birthday party when he states that his family is better than theirs. Gomez wants to challenge Pomeroy to a duel for besmirching the Addams Family's honor. Fester thinks that a duel is too risky and offers to shoot Pomeroy in the back. Pomeroy arrives and Gomez instead apologizes. Gomez is disturbed when Pomeroy haughtly lauds the Pomeroy ancestry that is being traced by Professor Simms. Gomez decides to trace the Addams Family tree and hires Professor Simms also. Professor Simms reveals to the Addams' about Mr. Pomeroy's theving pirate acendants. Harold Pomeroy brings back the birthday present, a tarantula which had escaped, to the house. Pugsley and Wednesday take Harold to pick out a new present. Pomeroy meanwhile discovers oil on the land that adjoins land that Gomez owns on the edge of the County. Pomeroy returns and to be friendly. Gomez gushes with admiration to Pomeroy about his dishonest ancestors. Pomeroy thinking that Gomez is trying to accuse him of being crooked offers Gomez three times the amount that Gomez paid for his "worthless" land. Mr. Pomeroy and Harold panic and bolt when Kitty Kat comes in the room. Actually, Gomez liked him better for those relatives!

Broadcast: October 16, 1964.

6. Morticia Joins the Ladies League

Teleplay: Phil Leslie and Keith Fowler
Director: Jean Yarbrough

Oscar Webber Peter Leeds
Mrs Magruder Dorothy Neumann
Mrs Page Pearl Shear
Gorgo the Gorilla George Barrows

Gomez visits his old friend Oscar Webber at his circus, which has gone downhill. Pugsley plays with Gorgo 'The Killer Gorilla' and the two become friends. Meanwhile, Morticia has invited the Ladies League to tea. They're on a membership drive and agree to come. Gorgo breaks out of the circus to visit his pal Pugsley, to Lurch's disapproval. Gomez isn't worried: 'Any boy who loves cobras, toads and apes can't be all bad.' Lurch feels even worse when Gorgo does a better job of the laundry than he's ever done. 'Lurch', Gomez tells him, 'there's some things you can do and some things an ape can do.' It doesn't cheer Lurch up. The Ladies League arrives for tea, but they aren't prepared to see a gorilla serve it, and flee. Oscar Webber arrives looking for Gorgo and is appalled to find him doing the laundry. But Gomez has an idea: Oscar could bill Gorgo as 'The World's Most Domesticated Gorilla' and exhibit him doing housework in an apron. Oscar takes his advice and makes a fortune.

Broadcast: October 23,1964.

7. Halloween with the Addams Family

Teleplay: Keith Fowler and Phil Leslie
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Claude Don Rickles
Marty Skip Homeier
Policeman George Barrows

Two bank robbers try to hide out at the Addams house after their car runs out of gas. They are mistaken for trick-or-treaters by Gomez and Morticia. Gomez offers them treats, but sees that their bag is full of money. He apologizes for being cheap and gives them several hundred dollars. Marty and Claude then plan to rob the family before making their getaway. Thing realizing that they are crooks takes Marty's gun and substitutes a banana. The family convinces them to join with their Halloween tradition of bobbing for live crabs. When offered another game, Marty exclaims, 'Try it again? I'd rather wrestle a lion!' Morticia, ever obliging, calls Kitty Kat. Marty, thinking fast, suggests hide and seek. The Family think this is tame, but oblige their weird guests. Marty and Claude run off with all the cash they can find, but are picked up by the police. Gomez reads in the paper that they've been sent up the river. Morticia approves, 'They needed a vacation.

Broadcast: October 30, 1964.

8. Green-Eyed Gomez

Teleplay: Phil Leslie and Keith Fowler
Director: Jerry Hopper

Lionel Barker Del Moore
Mildred Pattee Chapman
Charlie Jimmy Ames

Lionel Barker, an old friend of Morticia' s, arrives at the house. Gomez is jealous of him, but he's actually a con man, working with his partner, Charlie, come to fleece the family. Gomez tries to drive him out by making him comfortable, and when that doesn't work he decides that jealousy can work both ways. He hires a maid, Mildred, in an effort to make Morticia jealous, but the maid just drives Gomez crazy. When Gomez tries to make her more assertive, Morticia does become jealous. Gomez decides he wants to make Morticia happy, by killing himself to free her to marry Lionel. All his efforts fail, however. Lurch gets Gomez and Morticia back together by playing their favorite dance, and everything is resolved. Lionel turns his attention to Mildred when he learns that she has become wealthy after investing in the stockmarket. Mildred and Lionel elope and Gomez and Morticia are elated.

Broadcast: November 6, 1964.

9. The New Neighbors Meet the Addams Family

Teleplay: Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler
Director: Jean Yarbrough

Hubert Peterson Peter Brooks
Amanda Peterson Cynthia Pepper
Mr. Wentworth Eddie Marr

Hubert and Amanda Peterson are newlyweds, and they have leased the house next door. Their bliss starts to erode immediately when they see the Family washing their pet octopus and Fester testing dynamite caps. Hubert tries to get out of the lease, but Gomez turns out to be the landlord and won't hear of it. Morticia, thinking the couple need to relax, has Lurch bring them over for a game of bridge. The couple are far from relaxed when they finally escape. The Family thinks that it's their appalling taste in decorating affecting the neighbors, so they redecorate the house for them in Addams style. Hubert has an inspiration, claiming his company is transferring him to Hong Kong. Gomez promptly buys the company to prevent the move - he' s dead set on helping the couple, and can't understand why Amanda faints.

Broadcast: November 13, 1964. (Friday the thirteenth)

10. Wednesday Leaves Home

Teleplay: Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons
Director: Sidney Lanfield
Sgt. Haley Jesse White
Detective Ray Kellogg

Wednesday packs up her spider and runs away after being scolded for using Uncle Fester's blasting caps instead of her own. Wednesday writes this note to her parents:



Gomez and Morticia call the Police Department's Bureau of Missing Persons and get Sgt. Haley. Before Sgt. Haley arrives Fester has found Wednesday hiding in Pugsley' s room. Morticia decides to use reverse psychology on Wednesday, who promptly runs away for real. She shows up at Haley's desk at the police station. He calls the Family, who insist Wednesday isn't really missing. Fester comes to collect Wednesday. Sgt. Haley is being driven crazy by the Family and runs away, unable to take any more!

Broadcast: November 20,1964.

11. The Addams Family Meet the V.I.P's

Teleplay: Keith Fowler and Phil Leslie
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Ila Klarpe Stanley Adams
Miri Haan Vito Scotti
Sam Harris Frank Wilcox

Visiting dignitaries from an Iron Curtain country want to see a "typical" American family. Mr. Harris, the Government agent, is resistant to the idea. Mr. Haan insists, so they get out the phone book and randomly select a name. They land on the Addams listing. Mr. Harris tries to dissuade them from visiting the Addams claiming that they're not normal. This further fuels the V.I.P.'s desire to visit the family. The V.I.P.'s assume the Addamses are the typical American family. They visit the house and see Cleopatra, Morticia's carnivorous plant, Uncle Fester's ability to generate electricity, Pugsley's ray gun and Lurch, who they assume is a robot. They conclude that Americans highly advanced in science and technology. Mr. Klarpe makes a note of it and they make a report back home.

Broadcast: November 27, 1964.

12. Morticia, the Matchmaker

Teleplay: Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler
Story: Maury Gerahty
Director: Jerry Hopper

Cousin Melancholia Hazel Shermet
Charles P. Harvey Lee Goodman
James Ferguson Barry Kelley
Fred Hal Baylor
Cab Driver Lennie Bremen

Cousin Melancholia comes to seek solace at the Addams home. Melancholia's fiancee, Fred, has left to join the Foreign Legion. Morticia is determined to find her a new man and phones up Hasty Marriage. Gomez, meanwhile, receives a call from his lawyer, Charles P. Harvey, regarding Gomez's Game Preserve in Nirobi. Harvey hates to go over, but his firm needs Gomez's approval for a big deal. Gomez doesn't want to deal with business matters until Melancholia's problem is solved.

Hasty Marriage has been unable to find a man for Melancholia. Morticia suggests that Gomez use his vast business contacts to find an eligible batchelor for Melancholia. Gomez is unable to find anyone for Melancholia either. Mr. Harvey, a confirmed batchelor, springs to mind. Gomez calls Mr. Harvey back and invites him over. Mr. Harvey is reluctant to go, but his boss insists. When he arrives, Grandmama hits him with love dust. The love dust has no effect. Meanwhile Morticia has given the plain Melancholia a makeover. Hr. Harvey waits for Gomez and Melancholia, looking like Morticia, arrives downstairs and proceeds to try to get Mr. Harvey to propose. Then Fred arrives - he joined the American Legion, not the Foreign Legion. Thinking Harvey is flirting with his girl, he punches out his lights and takes his girl back. When Harvey recovers, Morticia promises to find him another cousin to marry. Gomez likes him, too, which prompts the poor lawyer to flee and join the Foreign Legion.

Guest Appearance: Hazel Shermet, Lee Goodman, Barry Kelley, Hal Baylor, Lennie Bremen.
Broadcast: December 4,1964.

13. Lurch Learns to Dance

Teleplay: Jay Dratler, Jerry Seelen, and Charles Marion
Story: Jay Dratler
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Fred Walters Jimmy Cross
Sally O'Rourke Penny Parker

Lurch is about to turn down his annual invitation to the Butlers Ball as usual. The Ball this year is a costume party. He admits he doesn't go because he can't dance. Gomez insists on rectifying this and calls the Fred Walters Dance School. Sally, one of his teachers, has been mouthing off to the clients, he gives her one last chance to change her attitude. She is sent to the Addams home. When she first sees her client, she faints. When she finally manages to teach Lurch some steps, he faints. Sally then runs away. Wednesday tries to teach him next, but she only knows ballet. Morticia attempts to teach Lurch the Twist, but it puts his back out. Gomez cures him by putting him on the rack: 'Another triumph for medical science!' Gomez then takes over the teaching, and throws out his back, but Lurch gets the idea. Lurch in a black Spanish Dancer costume, goes to the Ball and no one asks him to dance. Morticia arrives in costume and mask. She and Lurch dance the tangoand wow the audience. They return home with a trophy to everyones delight.

Additional Information: Choreography is by Jack Baker.

Guest Appearance: Jimmy Cross, Penny Parker.
Broadcast: December 11, 1964.

14. Art and the Addams Family

Teleplay: Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Sam Picasso Vito Scotti
Bosley Swain Hugh Sanders

Morticia has taken up painting (she throws the paint at the canvas) and Gomez has art critic Bosley Swain evaluate her Swain tactfully suggests a teacher, and Grandma calls Spain for Picasso, getting oddball Sam Picasso in- stead. He tries hard, but Bosley thinks the man is a crook. Gomez likes Sam, and decides (against Sam's wishes) to restore Sam's good name. Wednesday tries coaching him, but Sam keeps trying to escape his dungeon workshop. Swain sees Wednesday's paintings, thinking they're Sam's, and raves. Sam manages to return to Spain to take up the safer occupation of bullfighting, while the whole Addams Family takes up brushes.Broadcast: December 18,1964.

15. The Addams Family Meets a Beatnik

Teleplay: Henry Sharp and Sloan Nibley
Story: Jack Raymond
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Rockland Cartwright III Tom Lowell
Rockland Cartwright II Barry Kelley
Mr. Benson Barry Brooks

Rockland "Rocky" Cartwright III, a beatnik, crashes his motorbike in front of the Addams' house. He hurts his leg and and damaged his motorcycle. The family takes him in and has him stay overnight to recouperate. Rocky is amazed by the Family, and they're enamoured of him. He admits he's run away from home to escape his His father, a rich tycoon, father who wants to control his life and groom him for business. His father goes out looking for his lost son. Rocky wants to hide, so Wednesday and Pugsley deflect the searchers. The Addams decide to cheer Rocky up by throwing him a surprise birthday party and invite his father. Rocky's presents are hidden around the house and he has to hunt for them. The last one is his father, who realizes he shouldn't interfere in his son's life. If the Addams can accept Rocky as he is, then so can his own father. Reconciled, they leave together, and Rocky gives Fester his motorbike.

Broadcast: January 1, 1965.

16. The Addams Family Meets the Undercover Man

Teleplay: Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons
Director: Arthur Lubin

Mr Hollister George Neise
Mr Briggs Rolfe Sedan
Mr Conkey Norman Leavitt

Hollister is an undercover operative who's been picking up odd radio signals from the Addams house. Convinced they're spies, he recruits the postman, Briggs, to help. Briggs panics when he gets in the house, though, and flees. Hollister then tries the plumber, Conkey, who's been called in to fix Kitty's water fountain. When Conkey acts suspiciously, Gomez calls the authorities ending up with Hollister. Morticia is convinced that Hollister is a spy, so they capture him and toss him in the dungeon. He sees that the source of the odd signals is Pugsley's new ham radio. Washington vouches for Hollister, so the Family allow him to go.

Broadcast: January 8,1965.

17. Mother Lurch Visits the Addams Family

Teleplay: Jameson Brewer
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Mother Lurch Ellen Corby

Lurch's mother is coming to visit, and he confesses that she doesn't know he's just the servant. Morticia sees no problem: he can pretend the house is his, and she'll be maid and Gomez the butler, while the others move out to the cottage. Gomez tries to coach Lurch to be the gentleman, its hard to teach Lurch to be the master. Mother Lurch arrives, a tiny hellion that drives out Gomez and Morticia insane with her demands. She doesn't trust Gomez and is convinced that he and Morticia are out to take "Lurch's" money. She vows to protect her "Sonny boy" from the larcenous couple and whip Gomez and Morticia into shape. Matters worsen, and she has Lurch fire Gomez and Morticia. Fester and Grandmama are bored living in the cottage and aim to straighten things out. Mother Lurch has called to an agency to find new help. Fester and Grandmama show up and she thinks they're the replacements and hires them. Happy now, she goes home. The only problem left is that Lurch won't let Gomez or Morticia back in the house since they've been fired and Fester and Grandmama feel useful and now have some spending money.

Broadcast: January 15,1965.

18. Uncle Fester's Illness

Teleplay: Bill Lutz
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Hunter Loyal "Doc" Lucas
Dr. Milford Lauren Gilbert

Fester's feeling ill and losing his voltage. Morticia suggests a good moonbathing, but he only gets moonburn. The Gomez calls the family doctor Dr. Mbongo who has returned to Africa. Reluctantly, Fester agrees to see a normal doctor, but doesn't care for Dr. Milford. He won't take his coat off to be examined and is uncooperative. Dr. Milford attempts to take Fester's tempature, normally -3, and Fester eats the thermometer and the mercury perks Fester up. Gomez thinks the doctor is a genius and wants him to check Thing next, but Milford flees in terror. Additional Information:Additional Information:The camera pans back from a close-up of Thing's box on top of Lurch's harpsichord; without cutting, the shot widens and you can hear a dolly roll out from under the harpsichord to remove assistant director Jack Voglin from underneath it. He was providing his hand for Thing because Ted Cassidy was playing the harpsichord. Broadcast: January 22, 1965.

19. The Addams Family Splurges

Teleplay: George Haight and Lou Huston
Story: George Haight
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Ralph J. Hulen Roland Winters
Harwood Widdy Olan Soule
Track announcer Bill Baldwin

Gomez and Pugsley build a new computer, Wizzo, because the family wants somewhere new and interesting to visit. Wizzo suggests the Moon, and the family love the idea. Their financial advisor, Hulen, tries to talk them out of it because they'd need billions. Fester suggests betting on horses, using Wizzo to predict the results. They would have won billions - except that Hulen hated the idea and never placed the bets. He schemes to make certain they 'lose' their money on a rank outsider - which then wins at 100-to-1. He faints. The horse is disqualified, so the Family is glad he didn't place the bets after all. They agree to give up on going to the moon, and will take up fishing instead. They now want him to buy them a nuclear submarine...

Broadcast: January 29, 1265.

20. Cousin Itt Visits the Addams Family

Teleplay: Henry Sharp
Story: Tony Wilson

Director: Sidney Lanfield

Park Commissioner Fiske Alan Reed
Announcer Bill Baldwin

Fiske is the new Zoo commissioner, and plans expansion. Fester complains about all the robins in the parks as they're too cheery. Gomez agrees to support the new fund drive and donates $150,000 (and 20 cents to cover the cost of gas to visit them). Meanwhile, Cousin Itt arrives for a visit and settles into the attic. He's good at magic tricks, but restless. Morticia thinks they should get him a job to keep him longer, but what - 'Too short for an actor, too tall for a producer,' she sighs. Gomez ponders the idea that Itt could join the Beatles. Then they discover he has a way with animals and think he'd be perfect for a curator's job at the zoo. Fiske is thrilled, thinking Itt is an exhibit and puts him in a cage. Later, on the radio, there's news of an escaped beast. Gomez and Morticia arm themselves to defend the house, prompting Gomez to recall their safari: 'No one could skin a hippopotamus like you could.' Tish disagrees, 'Darling, any housewife can do that.' The escaped animal is Itt, of course. Fiske arrives and the Family sorts out what happened. They're outraged about the treatment Itt received, but Itt enjoyed it and only came back for his brushes. Fiske, hoarified, says he'll reserve separate cages for the whole Family at the zoo. Morticia is appalled - it's a family cage or nothing!

Broadcast: February 5, 1965.

21. The Addams Family in Court

Teleplay: Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons
Director: Nat Perrin

Judge Harvey Saunders Hal Smith
Mrs Harvey Saunders Lela Bliss
Lt Poston James Flavin
Police Woman Gail Bonney
Bailiff Ray Walker

Grandma's been telling fortunes as Madame Bovary, helped by Thing. She's even set up a tent in the living room. Morticia is appalled and wants her to stop. It's too late, though, as the police arrest her. Gomez decides to be her lawyer, as 'Loophole' Addams. He refuses to let Grandma be sworn in, as telling the whole truth would cramp her style. The Judge orders Gomez off the case, and Morticia takes over. She accuses the police of harassment, and the Judge finds the whole family in contempt. The Judge's wife arrives, and turns out to be one of Grandma's best clients. She insists that her husband dismiss the case.

Additional Information: In court, Gomez cites cases such as "Voglin vs. Browar,". Jack Voglin was the Assistant Director and Herb Browar was the Assistant Producer.

Guest Appearance: Hal Smith, James Flavin, Lela Bliss, Gail Bonney, Ray Walker.
Broadcast: February 12,1965.

22. Amnesia in the Addams Family

Teleplay: Phil Leslie and Keith Fowler
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Gomez is juggling with his Indian clubs and hits himself on the head knocking himself unconscious. When he comes to, his personality has drastically changed. He's now acting like a normal person. He's just insured his life for $1 million, and thinks the family is trying to kill him and collect. He wants Morticia to wear some cheerier clothes. She thinks another blow on the head might cure him, but hasn't the heart to do it. Fester does, however, and Gomez is restored. Unfortunately, Lurch has the same idea and hits Gomez again . . . Then Grandma 'cures' him, only for Pugsley to reverse it . . . Morticia is going crary with the flip-flopping personalities. Gomez panics, certain they're trying to kill him, and runs into a suit of armour. The blow cures him - but Fester' s hit his head and everything starts again.

Broadcast: February 19, 1965.

23. Thing Is Missing

Teleplay: Bill Lutz
Story: Lorraine Edwards
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Sam Diamond Tommy Farrell
Mr Boswell Charles Wagenheim
Detective Ray Kellogg

After Fester accidentaily insults Thing, Thing disappears. Gomez plays Sherlock Holmes to deduce who did it, deciding it must be Lurch because the butler always does it. Gomez offers a reward, and gets lots of things, but no Thing. Then a ransom note arrives, and Gomez realizes: 'He's been Thingnapped!' They call in a detective, Sam Diamond, since the ransom is to be paid in diamonds (the best they have, which are all cursed). Diamond has to drop the diamonds at the cemetery at midnight. He returns, shaken, to report that a hand grabbed the loot. He can't understand why they're so happy, but the Family realizes that it was all a hoax by Thing, who's been feeling neglected. He wanted to see if they cared enough to ransom him.

Guest Appearance: Tommy Farrell, Charles Wagenheim, Ray Kellogg.
Broadcast: March 5, 1965.

24. Crisis in the Addams Family

Teleplay: Sloan Nibley and Preston Wood
Story: Preston Wood
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Arthur J. Henson Parley Baer
Horace Beesley Eddie Quillan
Secretary Bebe Kelly

Fester's in trouble for breaking the water mains for the fourth time in a row. Their insurance policy pays for the repair, but is canceled afterward. Fester feels bad that the insurance coverage has been canceled and decides he'd better get a job to pay for a new policy himself, so he becomes an insurance salesman. Unfortunately, it's for their old company, and the only policy he sells is to the Family. Henson, the manager, wants Gomez to cancel, but Gomez refuses, saying it would break Fester's heart. Henson then calls the company's owner to report a swindle, but it turns out that Gomez is the owner. Gomez promotes Henson's underling to be Henson's new boss. Fester then breaks the water mains again, but at least their insurance covers it..

Broadcast: March 12, 1965.

25. Lurch and His Harpsichord

Teleplay: Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Mr. Belmont Byron Foulger
Workman Lennie Bremen
Workman Ray Galvin

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 make the ultimate sacrifice -they build Lurch a replacement. Broadcast: March 19,1965.

26. Morticia, the Breadwinner

Teleplay: Phil Leslie
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Mr Blooker Milton Frome
Man John 'Red' Fox
Woman Maxine Semon
Woman Ceil Cabot

The stockmarket has collapsed, and thousands of people are going broke. Fester and Morticia think that the Family has lost all its money, while Gomez has bought a railroad to play with. Morticia rallies the Family to make money without telling Gomez, as it would upset him. Fester and Lurch start an escort service, Morticia teaches fencing and the kids start a henbane stand. Thing sells pencils. None of these are successes. Gomez is planning a vacation and the Family think he's lost his mind out of shock. Morticia decides to sell her jewels, so Fester blows open the safe. Inside is a railroad stock. Having heard about some mystery man buying railway stock, Morticia has Blooker the broker sell it to the "Mystery Man" which is Gomez. Gomez unwittingly buys his own stock. He' s puzzled by the whole thing as all their money is safe, except for that in the railroad, which sank into a swamp.

Broadcast: March 26, 1965.

27. The Addams Family and the Spacemen

Teleplay: Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Professor Altshuler Vito Scotti
Mr. Hinckley Tim Herbert
Mr. Gilbert Jimmy Cross
Announcer's Voice Bob LeMond

There have been sightings of UFOs, and when Mr. Hinckley and Mr. Gilbert, investigators from the MSO (Mysterious Space Objects), comes across the Family on a moonlight picnic and snail hunt. They think that Lurch and Cousin Itt are aliens. The family believes the same of him and his assistant. The two 'aliens' seem shocked, so Gomez and Mortitia lock them up for their own protection. They then call Professor Altshuler for advice. Professor Altshuler thinks Martians have invaded and rushes over to see what the Addams Family has found. It turns out that Mr. Hinckley is his assistant, and the UFOs were Pugsley' s home made rockets.

Broadcast: April 2,1965.

28. My Son, the Chimp

Teleplay: Henry Sharp
Story: Don Quinn
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Boy's Voice Robert Nunn

Fester's working on a new experiment when something goes wrong. An organ grinder's chimp wanders into the house when Fester's experiment blows up. Pugsley was watching, and was knocked through a wall. When the smoke clears, Fester sees the chimp and thinks he's transformed Pugsley into the chimp. Morticia thinks the chimp is nice, but wants her son back. Fester tries contacting the spirit world for advice. Pugsley and tries to explain to Fester that he's behind a secret door. He's eventually freed and the chimp returned to his owner. Wednesday turns up with a new boyfriend - the invisible man's invisible son.

Broadcast: April 9,1965.

29. Morticia's Favorite Charity

Teleplay: Elroy Schwartz and Jameson Brewer
Story: Elroy Schwartz
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Mr. Henson Parley Baer
Mrs. Atherton Maida Severn
Mr. Clayton Donald Foster
Jason John Lawrence

There's a local charity auction being run by Mr Henson, and the Addams Family hears about it. He doesn't want their help, but they insist on donating items to it, Morticia complained that the attic it too full and needed cleaning. Morticia offers a baby strangler plant and a moose's rear clock (the tail swishes on the hour). Other donated treasures include: Wednesday's headless Mary, Queen of Scots doll, the old flogging table, and a shrunken head. Thing's box is accidentally donated as well.

Pugsley is depressed and hides in the chimney because one of the items was his wolf's head clock that howls on the hour.

Eventually after much prodding Mr. Henson accepts some of the items. At the auction, Henson almost likes a suit of armor the Family gave until he discovers Uncle Fester is still inside it. Morticia decides they'll have to get Pugsley's clock back to get him out of the chimney. Gomez bids at the charity auction to retrieve it but is out bid for it. Mr. Clayton buys the clock. and takes it home. Morticia wonders how they are going cheer Pugsley up when Lurch turns up with the clock. The so unnerved with its howling that Mr. Clayton paid Lurch to get rid of it! The family also retrieves Thing's box.

Broadcast: April 16,1965.

30. Progress and the Addams Family

Teleplay: Bill Freedman and Ben Gershman
Story: Cecil Beard and Clark Haas
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Mr. Henson Parley Baer
Phoebe Henson Natalie Masters
Scotty John Hart
Mike Richard "Dick" Reeves

Mr. Henson has now been made city Commissioner, and he condemns the Addams Family house to evict them and build a freeway in its place. Gomez has ignored notices of condemnation. When the Addamses hear a series of loud explosions not traceable to any family members, they discover that the trees around the house are being blown up. When the demolition crew tries to set up the charges to destroy the house, Gomez has them thrown out. Mr. Henson comes over, giving them 24 hours to vacate. Gomez decides that he'll fight City Hall and challenge them legally , but sneakily. He calls the Hensons over and announces he's bought a new plot of land, where he aims to relocate the Addams family house and creating a new set of swamps. It's the plot next to the Henson's house. The next day, they begin to move the house (as their current neighbors cheer), but Henson hastily revokes the freeway plan and buys the plot from Gomez. The Addams Family home now is returned to its original site.

Broadcast: April 23,1965.

31. Uncle Fester's Toupee

Telplay: Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Madelyn Smith Elizabeth Fraser
Max Frederic Downs

Fester's pen-pal Madelyn Cavendish Beauregard Faversham Firestone Smith, from Paris, Illinois is coming to visit him. He's told her he's a handsome, romantic type with a lot of hair and is very athletic. Gomez and Morticia convince Fester he needs a hairpiece and Gomez calls in Max, a toupee salesman. Max is terrified and leaves the house at a gallop, forgetting his samples. Fester can't decide which to keep. Madelyn arrives, and is attracted to Fester, and when she speaks French, he's hooked. Then she starts to realize that Fester's not what he appears to be and finally storms out. Fester' s not too bothered. He uses the spare wigs for target practice. Broadcast: April 30,1965.

32. Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor

Teleplay: Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Mortimer Phelps Richard Deacon

Itt is trying to decide on a career. Morticia suggests he become a marriage counselor, and she and Gomez pretend to have problems for Itt to solve. 'You just think of me as a plaything', she accuses Gomez. Itt manages only to make matters worse, and Gomez and Morticia spend the night apart. Both make up in the morning, but realize Itt isn't cut out to be a marriage counselor. They call in Mr. Phelps, a vocational guidance expert. Phelps thinks Itt is impossible, but stays when Gomez offers him a large amount of money. Itt takes a Rorschach test, and gets them all right. And when Itt takes word association, he again passes - though Phelps isn't sure how he understood Itt! Phelps becomes enthusiastic, and decides that the best possible career for Itt is . . . as a marriage counselor. Gomez calls: 'Lurch, show this quack the door!' Itt finally gets a job in Pango Pango, an island in the South Seas, as a tourist guide.

Broadcast: May 7, 1965.

33. Lurch, the Teenage Idol

Teleplay: Phil Leslie
Story: Carol Henning, Mitch Persons, and Ed Ring
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Mizzy Bickie Herkie Styles
Gladys Laurie Mitchell
Susie Noanna Dix
Claire Pam McMyler
Joan Jacque Palmer
Tommy Patrick Moore

Lurch records a song at the harpsichord which eventually attracts swarms of screaming teenage fans to the house. The rest of the family thinks it is an invasion. Morticia has a wonderful thought - Lurch is such a marvelous musician, would he not make a great pop star? Mizzy Bickie, record promoter, agrees once he hears Lurch, but Lurch is reluctant. Gomez insists, and when the recording is played on the radio, Lurch becomes a huge star. Kids storm the house, and Lurch likes it. Lurch starts to neglect his butlering duties, and fan mail starts arriving by the truck-load. Bickie wants Lurch to do a world tour, which Lurch agrees to. He gives the Family a signed photo of himself. Gomez likes it, 'Best picture you ever took, Lurch. Doesn't look a bit like you.' Outside the house, Lurch encounters the down side of fame when his fans mob him. He decides he prefers the safe life with the Family and gives up showbiz.

Broadcast: May 14, 1965.

34. The Winning of Morticia Addams

Teleplay: Charles Marion and Jameson Brewer
Story: Charles Marion
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Dr. Francis Chalon Lee Bergere
Drashi Dumo Jan Arvan

Fester reads an article that claims that apparently happy marriages are dangerous, because there is sickness hidden within. Since Gomez and Morticia are so happy, Fester thinks he'd better help out and make them have a few fights for their own good. He visits Drasi Dumo, Gomez's yoga master, and has Gomez thrown out of his yoga society saying that Morticia's requested it. Fester's plan backfires because Gomez enjoys being with Morticia all that time he would have spent on yoga. Fester then calls the article's author, Dr. Chalon, who comes to offer advice. He's very attracted to Morticia, and Fester stirs this up to cause trouble. Dr. Chalon is the best swordsman in France, and Gomez challenges him to a duel. Fester's getting worried, but Gomez would rather be dead than lose Morticia. Dr. Chalon calls off the fight, declaring that their marriage is perfect just the way it is.

Broadcast: May 21,1965.

Second Season

35. My Fair Cousin Itt

Teleplay: Phil Leslie
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Erich von Bissell Sig Ruman
Bennie Jimmy Cross
Sam Detrick Douglas Evans

Gomez has written a play for the Family to celebrate Wednesday's birthday. Cousin Itt, Fester and Lurch all want to be the hero. Cousin Itt is brilliant as the hero, Claude, much to Fester's disgust, he wanted the role. Now all they need is a director, so Gomez decides to hire a professional. Erich von Bissell, who wants to rekindle his faded career, and thinks the play beneath him until Gomez offers $50,000. Meanwhile, Fester locks Itt in a chest so he can play the hero, Fester is in turn locked in the iron maiden by Lurch, who also wants the role. When Itt is freed, von Bissell refuses to work with him, especially when he hears Itt's voice. Offended, Itt hides up the chimney. Morticia coaxes him down and works on improving his voice. Itt slows his speech down to reveal a deep baritone, which von Bissell adores. Itt now gets airs and won't do a silly amateur play. Morticia is appalled and tries in vain to get the old Itt back. Gomez brings over producer Sam Detrick, who wants Itt to be the star of his next picture, a monster movie. Itt is so incensed that his voice returns to normal.

Broadcast: September 17,1965.

36. Morticia's Romance (Part 1)

Teleplay: Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Hester Frump Margaret Hamilton

On Morticia and Gomez's thirteenth wedding anniversary, Morticia tells the children a bedtime story of how she and Gomez met.

Gomez was supposed to marry her sister, Ophelia (also played by Carolyn Jones). Gomez was 22, and a hypochondriac. Grandmama invited Ophelia and her mother, Mrs. Frump, over. Ophelia is a blonde, sweetly good-natured and with a habit of strewing daisy petals everywhere. Gomez is unimpressed, but when her younger sister Morticia arrives, it's love at first sight. She has Kitty and Cleo with her. Mrs. Frump insists that Ophelia the older sister, marry first, but Gomez hates her. She's no only too bright and cheery, but also a judo expert with; penchant for flipping Gomez. Using judo, Ophelia forces Gomez to propose to her. Morticia goes to Gomez, who is playing with his train set, and tries to congratulate him. They blow up trains together. Morticia is obviously the one for him. When she speaks French it inflames his blood and Gomez is convinced. But what are they to do about Ophelia?

Morticia calls her Uncle Fester, but he's no help. Gomez tries his Cousin Itt, who' s better. He suggests Gomez shoot himself. Morticia thinks it's a good idea, and aims to join him (ala. Romeo and Juliet). Thing, however, stops them.

(Continued in part 2 - Episode 37)

Additional Information: Carolyn Jones plays three roles: Morticia , the twenty-two-year-old Morticia, and her sister, Ophelia.

Broadcast: September 24,1965.

37. Morticia's Romance (Part 2)

Teleplay: Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Hester Frump Margaret Hamilton
Minister Edward Schaaf

(Part two)

Wednesday and Pugsley refuse to go to sleep until they are told the rest of the story of their parents' romance.

Plans for Gomez and Ophelia's wedding continue. When Fester arrives, he's astonished to find that anyone wants to marry Ophelia, but then learns the truth. He decides that the perfect solution is to have Cousin Itt marry Ophelia, so Gomez can have Morticia. Ophelia is a fan mysteries, and no one is more mysterious than Cousin Itt! She's quite entranced with Itt. Meanwhile Gomez tries to hide in the tunnel under the house. Morticia finds him and forces him to talk to Ophelia. Gomez explains that he can't marry her, and to his surprise Ophelia doesn't care, she's smitten with Cousin Itt Gomez then proposes to Morticia, who accepts. The wedding continues, with a different bride than planned. Ophelia literally throws over Cousin Itt, he's too much of a playboy for her.

Additional Information: Carolyn Jones plays three roles: Morticia , the twenty-two-year-old Morticia, and her sister, Ophelia.

Broadcast: October 1, 1965.

38. Morticia Meets Royalty

Teleplay: Leo Rifkin
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Princess Millicent von Schlepp Elvia Allman

Princess Millicent von Schlepp, (who is actually Aunt Millie from Iowa) arrives for a visit in her sedan chair. She's a snob, even though her husband squandered all her money but oil stocks. She has a literal handmaiden, Lady Fingers, a hand that Thing falls desperately in love with. Millicent insists that they spruce up the place, and dress accordingly. Fester the Jester is not amused. They finally can take no more, and take her to a hotel. Oil is discovered on her property and she's rich again. Morticia is relieved that she's gone, and will give no more orders: 'The Addams Family is a democracy again. Thing is depressed, missing Lady Fingers. Gomez agrees to invite Millicent back. but Millicent has fired Lady Fingers and hired a new maid, Esmeralda, another disembodied hand. Thing goes missing, and Millicent discovers one of her bracelets has been stolen. She thinks Thing is guilty, but Gomez proves Esmeralda is the thief: Thing retums with Lady Fingers. The two are engaged. Millicent hires her back, and Thing promises to wait for Lady Fingers.

Guest Appearance: Elvia Allman.
Broadcast: October 8,1965.

39. Gomez, the People's Choice

Teleplay: Henry Sharp
Story: Joseph Vogel and Marvin Kaplan
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Mayor Arthur Henson Parley Baer
Reporter Jack Barry
Clyde Arbogast Eddie Quillan
1st Workman Lennie Bremen
2nd Workman Bart 'Buzz' Greene

Gomez is insulted by his latest tax bill, which is only $84, and complains to the mayor Henson. Mayor Henson misunderstands and offers him a rebate, convincing Gomez and Morticia that he's incompetent. Morticia convinces Gomez to run for office, so Fester gets out Wizzo (their computer) to help with political questions. Unlike Henson, Gomez won't lie and cheat, and the reporter who interviews him discovers Gomez has odd views, such as aiming to preserve picturesque slums. The Mayor challenges Gomez to a TV debate, which Gomez wants to weasel out of, but then gets utterly preoccupied with. Morticia is distraught and tries to get him to quit. When that doesn't work, she tries to convince people not to vote for Gomez, but her efforts all backfire. Gomez is about to be elected, but is disqualified on a technicality, which makes everyone happy again, especially the Mayor.

Broadcast: October 15,1965.

40. Cousin Itt's Problem

Teleplay: Carol Henning, Ed Ring, and Mitch Persons
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Myrtle Mae Dragwater Meg Wyllie
Delivery Boy Frankie Darro

Cousin Itt is shedding hair, and the Family is worried that he'll lose his great good looks along with his hair. Fester gets out his chemistry set to produce a batch of hair restorer and prevent a disaster.

Broadcast: October 22,1965.

41. Halloween-Addams Style

Teleplay: Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Penelope Sandhurst Yvonne Peattie
Henry Sandhurst Bob Jellison
Cousin Cackle Don McArt

Mrs. Sandhurst, one of the neighbors, shocks Wednesday by telling her that there are no such things as witches. Wednesday returns home in tears, and the Family has to rally around to prove that Mrs. Sandhurst is wrong and to restore Wednesday's faith in her favorite holiday. To prove to the children that witches do exist, Morticia and Gomez attempt to summon one through a seance.

Broadcast: October 29, 1965.

42. Morticia, the Writer

Teleplay: Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Boswell Peter Bonerz

Morticia disapproves of the books the children are assigned from school, since they portray giants, goblins and ghouls as the bad guys. She sets up an office in a cave and starts writing better stories such as 'The Good Giant Slays Sir Lancelot' and 'Cinderella, The Teenage Delinquent'. Gomez is worried because she seems so obsessed and is afraid he'll lose her to her work. She asks him to send her story to Demon Press (she likes the name), and Gomez agrees to Fester's suggestion to change it and make it unprintable. When he does, though, Boswell, the publisher, arrives , thinking Morticia is a genius. He asks for $5,000 to publish the book, convincing Gomez he's a con artist. Gomez gives him $10,000 to get rid of him. Morticia returns to work, on Goldilocks next: 'Trust a blonde to bring on trouble.' Gomez discovers that Boswell was for real, and Morticia' s book is selling like crazy becoming the standard work for schools. When she reads it, though, she's appalled: the witches are bad and nil her other innovations are changed. Gomez confesses what he did, and Morticia thinks he was very wise , he's proved to her that publishers have no idea what good literature is!

Broadcast: November 5, 1965.

43. Morticia, the Sculptress

Teleplay: Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Sam Picasso Vito Scotti
Bosley Swain Hugb Sanders

Morticia wants to do something to add to life artisticaily, so she decides to take up sculpting. Lurch carries in a huge rock for her and she sets to work. Three months later, Fester still isn't impressed, so Gomez calls in art critic Swain for an informed opinion. He suggests blowing the sculpture up, and Gomez has to hide this opinion from Morticia. He decides that the best way out of this is to get someone to buy it, and hires Sam Picasso (last seen in episode 14) to do the deed. Sam Picasso and Morticia instead decide to sponsor starving artists. Gomez is driven to distraction (and near-bankruptcy) by this, as Morticia neglects everything to concentrate on her work. Then she finds the children making fudge and is horrified. She decides she's been neglecting them and gives up sculpture. Gomez is more than happy, because he's been feeling neglected also, and Tish promises to make it up to him.

Broadcast: November 12, 1965.

44. Gomez, the Reluctant Lover

Teleplay: Charles Marion and Leo Rifkin
Story: Charles Marion
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Isobel Dunbar Jill Andre
Mr. Jennings Tom Brown Henry

Pugsley is all melancholic because he's in love with his teacher, Miss Dunbar. Gomez tries to cheer him by buying him a pneumatic drill, but Pugsley already has one. Pugsley tries to write a love letter, but he can't get it right, so he copies one of his father's old ones to his mother. He then sends the love letter to his teacher, Miss Dunbar. She's horrified and goes to visit Pugsley's father. Naturally, Gomez knows the letter by heart and she thinks he sent it. The shy and mousey Miss Dunbar is charmed and attracted to Gomez and attacks him. Gomez tries to put her off, without success. Fester sees him in a compromising position with Miss Dunbar and tells him, 'I don't know about you, but I come from a long line of stool-pigeons.' He tells Morticia, who confronts Gomez. Gomez explains that he's only wooing Miss Dunbar to show her she is an attractive woman and can get a man of her own. He's afraid to reject her because it might damage her self-esteem. Morticia doesn't buy it, and is about to leave him. Then the principal, Mr. Jennings, arrives to look for Miss Dunbar and when he sees the new version falls for her. She then rejects a relieved Gomez and everyone is happy again.

Broadcast: November 19,1965.

45. Feud in the Addams Family

Teleplay: Rick Richard and Jerry Gottler
Story: Rick Richard
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Mr. Henry Courtney Fred Clark
Mrs. Courtney Virginia Gregg
Robespierre Courtney Kevin Tate

Aunt Abigail Addams wants to have Gomez removed as the head of the Family fortune, and is in town on a visit. Meanwhile Mrs. Courtney wants to get to know her, and she annoys her husband by encouraging their young son, Robespierre, to get along better with Wednesday, who's in love with Robespierre. Mrs. Courtney thinks Wednesday's family is Abigail's and agrees to visit for tea. Meanwhile, Wednesday is getting advice from her relatives on how to catch men, along with a rope, a gun and love dust. The Courtneys are taken aback when they arrive and meet Itt and Fester. Fester thinks they're spies when they mention Abigail's name, and gets obsessed. He breaks their pens, thinking they're bugged. Gomez helps Courtney to invest and he promptly loses all his money. It finally dawns on Courtney that his wife was completely wrong, and they leave, laughing hysterically. Abigail finally drops her plans to sue Gomez it turns out to be Gomez's cousin by marriage.

Additional Information When Fester is ranting on about spies, he suspects that the Courtneys are working for THRUSH - the villains from The Man From UNCLE, which was then at the height of its popularity.

Broadcast: November 26,1965.

46. Gomez, the Cat Burglar

Teleplay: Phil Leslie
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Sergeant Rogers Ken Mayer
Officer Hix Bill White

After a large meal, Gomez gets sleepy. That night, he sleepwalks, and when he returns doesn't get up till four in the afternoon. The news is filled with the story of a cat burglar on the loose. He sleep-walks again that night, and the cat burglar strikes again. Fester stands guard, but falls asleep, and the Family is worried. Fester and Morticia find the stolen loot in their basement, and are afraid Gomez is the cat burglar sought by the police. They have to keep him from going out. Grandmama realizes that her yak stew is what's making him sleep-walk, and Morticia hypnotizes Gomez to find out why he's stealing. He's been reading about Robin Hood, and has been influenced to imitate him. Morticia wants to use hypnosis to cure him, but speaks French and he awakens. They lock him in the basement, but he escapes, returning at three a.m. with more loot. The others waken him and he realizes what he's been doing and is aghast. This time, though, the police have followed him. To prevent them from arresting Gomez, Morticia hypnotizes them and gets them to return the loot.

Broadcast: December 3,1965.

47. Portrait of Gomez

Teleplay: Leo Salkin, Bill Lutz, and Henry Sharp
Story: Leo Salkin and Bill Lutz
Director: Sidney Salkow

Examiner Tom D'Andrea
Photographer Ralph Montgomery

Strife magazine calls to tell Gomez that they're sending a photographer round. He thinks he's been chosen their Man of the Year. Morticia wants to supply her own picture of Gomez for the cover, but Cleopatra eats her favorite photo of Gomez. The photographer who took it is now out of business, so Fester volunteers to take a new one. When this doesn't come out properly Gomez retreats to the chandelier in despair. Morticia tracks down the photographer, and discovers he's now taking photos for drivers' licenses. All they need is for Gomez to apply for his license - but he can't drive. Lurch has to teach him, but when Gomez takes his test he terrifies the examiner. He can't understand why Gomez even wants a license. When Gomez explains, the examiner tells him that the photographer was fired anyway. Back to square one (and having given up driving) Gomez has Morticia paint his portrait. The photographer from Strife arrives, but he wants to photograph the house, chosen Spookiest House of the Year. The Family is tremendously proud.

Additional Information: Roger Arroyo plays Cousin Itt in this episode.

Guest Appearance: Tom D'Andrea, Ralph Montgomery.
Broadcast: December 10, 1965.

48. Morticia's Dilemma

Teleplay: Jerry Gottler and John Bradford
Director: Sidney Miller

Don Xavier Francisco de la Mancha Molines Anthony Caruso
Consuela Yardena
Mada The Duenna Bella Bruck
Senior Cardona Carlos Rivas

There's a letter for Gomez from Camplona, Spain - an old family friend, Don Xavier Francisco de la Mancha Molines is coming to visit. Don Xavier's daughter, Consuela, is getting married and has assumed it's to Gomez. They arrive with her Duenna, and Morticia catches onto the problem. She thinks Gomez is two-timing her or building up a harem. She goes to Itt for advice and he suggests using psychology. Gomez hires flamenco dancer Senior Cardona to entertain his guests, and the dancer and Consuela fall for one another. Gomez is still oblivious of everything until Don Xavier announces that he is betrothed to Consuela. Gomez naturally refuses to marry her. Don Xavier is insulted and challenges Gomez to a duel. During the fight, Thing prevents Don Xavier from running Gomez through, and Gomez accidentally brings the chandelier down on Cardona. Consuela is upset and announces that she's going to marry the dancer. Everything is resolved and everyone is happy once more.

Broadcast: December 17, 1965.

49. Christmas with the Addams Family

Teleplay: Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Santa Claus ? Gregg Martell

Uncle Fester is chosen to slide down the chimney dressed as Santa Claus to prove the existence of St. Nick to the children. Fester gets stuck in the chimney, so Gomez, Lurch, Cousin Itt, and even Morticia and Grandmama each don a red suit and appear to the children.

Broadcast: December 24, 1965.

50. Uncle Fester, Tycoon

Teleplay: Sloan Nibley and Preston Wood
Director: Sidney Salkow

Thaddeus Logan Roy Roberts
Dr. Brown Harold Peary

Fester gets a letter from another of his pen-pals, Diana the bearded lady. Overcome with emotion, he proposes to her by mail. Morticia is worried about him and poses as Diana's mother (complete with beard) to try and talk him out of it. She accuses him of being unable to support her 'daughter', so Fester decides he has to get a job. He enrolls in a correspondence course in business and starts getting into it. He gets very aggressive and hones his bargaining ability. He impresses Logan with his skills and is offered a job. Meanwhile, worried, Gomez calls in a psychiatrist, Dr. Brown, to help cure Fester. When Logan comes to see Fester, Gomez thinks he's the psychiatrist and that he's trying to take Fester off to an institution. Gomez manages to get rid of Logan, and Fester decides he's had enough of work and gives up on his plans to marry. When the real Brown arrives he thinks Fester's crazy, but the Family thinks he's cured.

Broadcast: December 31, 1965.

51. Morticia and Gomez vs. Fester and Grandmama

Teleplay: Sloan Nibley and Preston Wood
Story: Lila Garrett and Bernie Kahn
Director: Sidney Salkow

Inez Thudd Irene Tedrow
Motel Proprietor Loyal 'Doc' Lucas

Morticia thinks Grandmama and Fester are spoiling the children. Fester arrives, hallucinating from too much sun, and with his dynamite. When they take it from him he's upset. When a hurricane hits the Gulf Coast, Gomez and Morticia aim to go and enjoy it, employing Miss Thudd to look after the children. Fester and Grandmama are insulted and threaten to leave. Since they have no money, they decide to split the house instead, painting a line down their half (including half of Lurch!). Gomez and Morticia check into the Last Chance Motel, which is dirty, wet and next to a smelly glue factory, the perfect getaway. Then they discover that Miss Thudd's bag has been accidentally brought along, and it contains treats for the children. 'She can't be all bad', argues Gomez. 'Really?' asks Morticia 'Reading Dr Spock?' 'Oh', apologizes Gomez. 'I thought it was Dr Spook.' They rush home, concerned for the children, only to discover that Grandmama and Fester have fired Miss Thudd and are looking after the children themselves. Gomez and Morticia are vastiy relieved and apologize. The hurricane now hits the house, so the whole Family is happy again.

Broadcast: January 7, 1966.

52. Fester Goes on a Diet

Telplay: Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Jack La Grann Jack La Lanne
Dr. Motley William Keene
Yvette Peggy Mondo
Postman, Mr. Briggs Rolfe Sedan

Pugsley has been exercising, much to his parents' disapproval. Fester gets a letter from his French pen-pal, Yvette, who is coming to visit. He decides he has to get into shape, with the help of TV fitness guru Jack La Grann. Gomez and Morticia can't understand why he's doing this and think he's ill. They call in Dr. Motley, who panics at some of the results when he tests Fester and flees. When Fester accidentally hypnotizes himself in an attempt to get fit, Morticia uses the opportunity to question him. She comes to the conclusion he wants to become an astronaut. NASA isn't amused when she tries to talk them out of employing Fester, since they have no idea what's going on. Fester uses a mummy case as a steam bath to lose weight, and explains about Yvette. When she arrives, she's rather overweight and jilts Fester because he's too skinny!

Broadcast: January 14,1966.

53. The Great Treasure Hunt

Teleplay: Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Captain Grimby Nestor Paiva
Mr. Brack Dick Reeves

In the attic the Family discovers Great-Grandfather Pegleg' s old sea chest. There's a treasure map in it. Gomez explains that Pegleg was buried at sea with 'full military honors - handcuffed, blindfolded, dropped off a plank'. Morticia wants to search for the treasure, but half the map is missing, so the first search is for the rest of the map. When Gomez finds it they charter a boat from Captain Grimby and his mate, Mr. Brack. Grimby becomes infected with greed, especially when Gomez offers him $200,000 for the charter. The sailors try to steal the map, but Fester walks in on them. They torture him to make him open the safe, but he enjoys that. He only gives them the combination when they stop. The safe is booby-trapped, and they're scared off. Also in the safe is a code book for the map. When they check it, it turns out that the treasure is buried under the house, not at sea. They dig up the treasure chest. They open the chest snd find that its filled with chocolate gold pieces.

Additional Information: Roger Arroyo plays Cousin Itt in this episode.

Guest Appearance: Nestor Paiva, Richard Reeves.
Broadcast: January 21, 1966.

54. Ophelia Finds Romance

Teleplay: Hannibal Coons and Harry Winkler
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Horatio Bartholomew Robets Nichols

Ophelia needs help with her latest romance. She met Horatio Bartholomew at a Lonely Hearts' Club, and Grandma Frump objects to him. Gomez and Morticia both think he's a phony, and try to convince Itt to marry Ophelia instead. She won't listen to them, and prefers Grandmama's opinion because Grandmama likes him. Horatio claims to have studied at Heidelberg. Gomez decides to test Horation and fences with him, and loses. He also loses at cards to him. Morticia tries to prove he's a ladies' man by flirting with him, but he rejects her for Ophelia. Then Gomez discovers that Horatio is actually the second richest man in the world and not a phony after all. He tries to make up for his suspicions by teaching Horatio Zen yoga, but Horatio hates it. Ophelia decides that this means he's unsuitable and breaks up with him. Itt reappears, having decided he'd like to marry Ophelia, and she carries him off. Nobody is too surprised, however, when she breaks off that romance as well.

Additional Information: Carolyn Jones plays Ophelia Frump in this episode.

Broadcast: January 28, 1966.

55. Pugsley's Allowance

Teleplay: Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Mr. Arthur Henson Parley Beer
Mrs. Henson Natalie Masters
Dr. Bird Jack Collins
Mr. Glenville Robert S. Carson
Bernie Tim Herbert
Pugsley wants some money and offers to work for it. This horrifies his parents, Addams don't work! They agree to let him work to teach him a lesson. Pugsley tries to get a job at the hospital, helping Dr. Bird with operations, but is thrown out. Then he sees Mr. Glenville at the bank and tries counting cash in a bank vault, which gets thrown out again. Next Pugsley tries to work at a funeral home, only to discover it's merely the front for a bookie joint run by Bennie. Pugsley convinces Wednesday to join him and they offer to trim hedges, wash the car and clear the attic for the Hensons (who should know better by now). Mr. Henson convinces them to do all the work for fifty cents. But when he checks on their work, the hedge is cut into hideous creatures, the car was washed by filling it with soap and water and the attic isn't merely cleared, it's gone. He threatens to sue Gomez, who threatens a counter-suit for exploiting the kids. Mr. Henson apologizes quickly, and Gomez buys his ruined house. He then gives Pugsley the job of cleaning another attic for a fair rate. Pugsley is happy, and this time he'll clear it using dynamite...

Broadcast: February 4, 1966.

56. Happy Birthday, Grandma Frump

Teleplay: Elroy Schwartz
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Hester Frump Margaret Hamilton
Dr. Jonley George Petrie

Annoyed by not being asked to contribute to a charity drive, Gomez decides he'll build his own old folks' home. Meanwhile, Granny Frump's birthday is coming up and she's been invited over. Gomez and Morticia plan to send her to a beauty spa, but Pugsley thinks she's heading for the retirement home. Fester thinks that's a good idea, but reluctantly suggests that she should make herself too useful to be sent away. Granny tries hard, but she overdoes it and upsets Lurch by stealing his chores. Wednesday tries to cheer her up by suggesting she act young. Granny overdoes that, too, dressing and acting like a child. Gomez and Morticia think she's cracked up, and call in Dr. Jonley to examine her. Fester discovers the truth and explains to Granny - who then mistakes Jonley for the beautician and insists on being taken away. She enjoys the mental hospital for a while, but leaves when they won't give her a perm. Additional Information: George Petrie played another psychiatrist in episode 2.

Broadcast: February 11,1966.

57. Morticia, the Decorator

Teleplay: Gene Thompson
Director: Sidney Salkow

To sell the neighboring Addamses an insurance policy, agent Joe Digby allows Morticia to redecorate his home. Morticia gives Mr. and Mrs. Digby a stuffed vulture as a present.

Eleanor Digby Jeff Donnell
Joe Digby Eddie Quillan

Morticia is caught up in the National Beautification Program and decides to become a decorator. Their new neighbors are the Digbys, and he's an insurance salesman. Gomez asks him to insure their art collection for a million dollars, and invites him to visit with his wife. They're taken aback by the Addams's house, and Mrs. Digby explains that they have to decorate their home. Morticia offers to help, and Mrs. Digby faints. Once the insurance papers are signed, Mrs. Digby claims she can't afford to use Morticia, thinking that will end matters. The Family feels sorry for the neighbors and order Lurch to take over a few decorating items. Fester disapproves and tries to sabotage this by substituting a genuine antique desk he loathes. Mrs. Digby thinks she's misjudged Morticia and asks her to do the rest of the house. Morticia complies, turning the garden into a desert, the house into a jungle and the basement into a swimming pool by flooding it. Mrs. Digby faints again. Morticia likes the house so much she's loathe to part with it, and buys it from the Digbys for a showroom. They offer their neighbors a new home and more decorating help. Surprisingly, the Digbys emigrate to Timbuktu. Additional Information: The Digbys' living room was the set formally used for Wilbur and Carol Post's house on the "Mr. Ed" series.

Broadcast: February 18, 1966.

58. Ophelia Visits Morticia

Teleplay: Art Weingarten
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Montrose George Cisar

Ophelia is still having problems getting a man. As Gomez observes: 'In the school of romance, I'm afraid she's just a drop-out'. Ophelia's latest beau, Montrose, has left her (the sixth this year), for the Peace Corps. Fester decides to help her by joining the Peace Corps to enable him to look for Montrose. When Fester takes the exam the and returns him home. The family gets the news that the Peace Corps does not want Fester. They dare not break this news to Fester, who' s keen on his plan, so they try convince him to stay. Gomez pretends he's lost all his money and needs help, so Fester will stay. Morticia claims to need inspiration from Fester for her paintings, so he dresses as an angel and suspends himself from the roof. Ophelia is still pining for Montrose, who has quit the Corps and returns to her.

Broadcast: February 25,1966.

59. Addams Cum Laude

Teleplay: Sloan Nibley and Bill Lutz
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Sam Hilliard Allyn Joslyn
Secretary Carol Byron
Mrs. Bennet Pat Brown

The school principal threatens to expel the children after they've been playing with dynamite caps. Morticia hears that Sam Hilliard, former truant officer, is now running a private school, Mockridge Hall. She wants to get the children enrolled. Mockridge Hall is strapped for cash and Mr. Hilliard can't turn Gomez's offer of $10,000 tuition. When Pugsley and Wednesday bring their pets to school, he expels them. Gomez thinks he's' cracked under the pressure of the money problems and he buys the school to run it properly. He renames it Addams Hall and Mr. Hilliard resigns immediately, so Morticia persuades Gomez to take over. The parents of the other pupils insist that Mr Hilliard return or they'll take their children out. Morticia is touched by their loyalty to Mr. Hilliard (actually, they're terrified of Gomez). Gomez brings him back with a promise not to interfere. Wednesday and Pugsley decide they prefer their old school, and return there.

Broadcast: March 4, 1966.

60. Cat Addams

Teleplay: Paul Tuckahoe
Director: Stanley Z. Cherry

Dr. Marvin P. Gunderson Marty Ingels
Jungle Doctor Loyal 'Doc' Lucas

Kitty Kat, the Family's pet lion, is feeling ill and off his food. Gomez first tries to call a Jungle Doctor in Africa to make a house call. The doctor won't make a house call from Africa so Grandmama insists on calling in the best medical advice that Gomez's money can buy, Dr. Gunderson.

Broadcast: March 11, 1966.

61. Lurch's Little Helper

Teleplay: Phil Leslie
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Smiley Robby the Robot

Morticia is afraid that they are overworking Lurch, so Gomez builds him a robot assistant. Lurch doesn't like 'Smiley until he realizes he's now the Head Butler. He then has Smiley do all of the work in his stead. The problem is Smiley is too strong, and this causes all kinds of complications, and he simply can't cook. Gomez begins wishing he'd never had this particular bright idea, since Lurch has stopped working. They decide to cure him by telling him! he's no longer needed and he can take a long rest. Lurch is now worried, because he likes his job, and he's afraid he's been replaced. Thing suggests sabotaging Smiley. When Gomez rings for Smiley, Lurch appears, with a wrench, to announce that Smiley has resigned...

Broadcast: March 18, 1966.

62. The Addams Policy

Teleplay: Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Mr Henson Parley Baer Mr Joe Digby Eddie Quillan Morticia has a new flame thrower, which Fester tests, setting their polar bear on fire. They make a claim to their insurance company, infuriating Mr. Henson the manager. His clerk, Joe Digby, had forgotten to cancel the Family's coverage. Digby is in a quandary as Gomez wants the bear replaced, but he can't find one big enough. Mr. Henson, furious, he has Fester re-enact the accident, and then fires Mr. Digby. Gomez feels sorry for the clerk and decides to help him by opening his own insurance company. The Family will be his staff, and they will specialize in covering people conventional insurance rejects. When their first client arrives, Fester gives him a medical exam that almost breaks his leg. Grandmama uses her crystal ball to work out his life expectancy and reveals him to be Mr. Henson in disguise. Gomez threatens to remove all his companies' insurance from Henson's firm, and Henson is faced with the staggering loss has to back down and rehire Digby. Digby manages to replace the bear, but Fester promptly sets it on fire again.

Broadcast: March 25, 1966.

63. Lurch's Grand Romance

Teleplay: Gene Thompson and Art Weingarten
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Trivia Diane Jergens Morticia's old school chum Tiny Trivia arrives for a visit. She's into show-biz and very theatrical. Lurch fails for her, but she has no time for him. Wednesday tries to teach Lurch modern dance to help him snare Trivia, but that's a failure. Fester offers Lurch advice about women, which merely discourages Lurch, and he decides to kill himself. Gomez tries to help out by writing a suicide note, but Lurch changes his mind and decides to live. Morticia suggests serenading Trivia, this too ends in failure. Grandmama suggests a love potion. The love potion worked too well, and Trivia attacks Lurch, and then Gomez. The potion just makes her insatiable for all men. Fester tries to explain, but she goes for him next, and then Itt. Finally, the potion wears off, and she returns to normal. Lurch is glad to see her leave. Grandmama can't understand what went wrong, but will test the potion on herself next.

Broadcast: April 1,1966.

64. Ophelia's Career

Teleplay: Harry Winkler and Hannibal Coons
Director: Sidney Lanfield

Mr. Rudoipho Ben Wright
Signor Bellini Ralph Rose

Ophelia arrives in tears as usual, as she's been jilted again. Morticia thinks she should take up a career to distract her from her bad track record with men. Chemistry is a failure, so Cousin Itt offers to teach her singing. This doesn't work too well, and she sings like he talks. Gomez hires Signor Bellini to help with the effort. He gets furious with her and thratens to quit. Ophelia tries singing choral music, in a chorus of voices she is fabulous, which stuns Bellini. Six months later, she's audition ing for Signor Rudoipho, the great impresario. Fester tries to calm her nerves by giving her a throat tonic, which ruins her voice. Morticia tries to console her sister by writing a new opera for her, 'Afternoon In A Swamp'. Ophelia tries singing again and even cuts a record, which she sends the Family. She now has a two-tone voice.. . alto and bass.

Broadcast: April 8, 1966.

This review and information is from The Addams Family and Munsters
Programme Guide
by John Peel
ISBN 0-86369-837-9
Copyright © 1997. Jon A. Davis. All rights reserved.