September 18, 1964 12:00 am
Sam Hilliard, a truant officer, shows up at the Addams family home, due to the fact that Pugsley and Wednesday are not attending school. Soon he discovers, he's dealing with no typical everyday family.
September 25, 1964 12:00 am
Gomez and Morticia are shocked when Pugsley joins the boy scouts, begins playing baseball and gets a puppy. Fearing something is wrong, they turn to a psychiatrist.
October 2, 1964 12:00 am
Uncle Fester puts an ad in the personals column and when he doesn't get an immediate response he's heartbroken. Later, the Addams family mistakes a cosmetics saleswoman as a respondent to the ad.
October 9, 1964 12:00 am
Sam Hilliard, the ex-truant officer, is running for city council. This puts Gomez in the campaign mood, and he decides to offer financial support.
October 16, 1964 12:00 am
Pugsley and Wednesday get into a fight over families, with their friend Harold, who says that his family is better than their family. This prompts the Addams family to look back in their family tree.
October 23, 1964 12:00 am
Gomez and Pugsley visit an old friend of the family, who owns a circus. There, Pugsley befriends Gorgo the Gorilla who later escapes and follows Pugsley home. Meanwhile, Morticia has hopes of joining the Ladies League.
October 30, 1964 12:00 am
It was a dark and stormy Halloween night. Gomez recieves a new carving knife in the mail. Wednesday asks if she can use it to play Autopsy. Gomez objects, and says that the knife is for making works of art. He then sculpts a jack-o-lantern in Fester's likeness (or so he thinks). Then, 2 criminals are forced to stop in front of the Addams house; their getaway car ran out of gas! They hide behind a tree in the Addams's yard. Gomez mistakes them for trick-or-treaters when he goes out to see off Grandmama, Pugsley, and Wednesday on trick-or-treating. Hr invites the crooks in. They disagree at first, but then relent after hearing the police approaching. The criminals (Marty and Claude)are aghast at the family's weirdness; the house, Uncle Fester, and Lurch. Gomez then offers them apples as treats, but notices that their bag is filled with cash, which is of course, their loot. He apologizes for being cheap, opens a drawer containing thousands, maybe millions of dollars, and stuff
November 6, 1964 12:00 am
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.
November 13, 1964 12:00 am
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.
November 20, 1964 12:00 am
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: DEAR MOTHER AND FATHER, I HATE YOU. LOVE, WEDNESDAY P.S. DON'T BOTHER LOOKING FOR BE BECAUSE I'M NOT ANYWHERE. GOODBYE. W. 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!
November 27, 1964 12:00 am
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.
December 4, 1964 12:00 am
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
December 11, 1964 12:00 am
Gomez and Morticia are concerned when Lurch refuses to go to the annual Butler's Ball. They then learn the reason, Lurch can't dance. The Addams family then tries to help him by teaching him how to dance.
December 18, 1964 12:00 am
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.
January 1, 1965 12:00 am
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.
January 8, 1965 12:00 am
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.
January 15, 1965 12:00 am
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 b
January 22, 1965 12:00 am
Fester is becoming sick- He can't even run the trains. Gomez calls an electrician, but winds up getting hung up on. Morticia reccommends a nice moonbath, as the moon has restorative powers for the Addams. However, Fester accidentally eats Grandmama's goose cream, rather than rubbing it on his skin, like he's supposed to. As a result, he gets a severe moonburn. Then, Thing gets sick. Gomez calls the family witch doctor, Dr. Mbogo, but he says he isn't making anymore house calls. Finally, they hire a regular doctor. All his tests have unusual results- the stethoscope reveals Fester's heart making strange noises, the tounge depressor shows that Fester's tounge is blue (its supposed to be green!), and the blood pressure machine blows up. Finally, the doctor takes Fester's temperature. A few seconds later, an icicle hangs from the thermometer, showing that Fester's temperature is -3. The doctor tries again, and Fester eats the thermometer. Surprisingly, the mercury in the thermo
January 29, 1965 12:00 am
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...
February 5, 1965 12:00 am
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
February 12, 1965 12:00 am
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.
February 19, 1965 12:00 am
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.
March 5, 1965 12:00 am
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.
March 12, 1965 12:00 am
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..
March 19, 1965 12:00 am
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.
March 26, 1965 12:00 am
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.
April 2, 1965 12:00 am
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.
April 9, 1965 12:00 am
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.
April 16, 1965 12:00 am
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
April 23, 1965 12:00 am
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.
April 30, 1965 12:00 am
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.
May 7, 1965 12:00 am
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.
May 14, 1965 12:00 am
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.
May 21, 1965 12:00 am
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.