The Addams Family is the creation of American cartoonist Charles Addams. A satirical inversion of the ideal of the perfect American nuclear family, they are an eccentric wealthy family who delight in everything grotesque and macabre, and are never really aware that people find them bizarre or frightening. In fact, they themselves are often terrified by "normal" people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It was a dark and stormy Halloween night when Gomez recieves a new carving knife in the mail.
Lionel Barker, an old friend of Morticia' s, arrives at the house and Gomez is jealous of him.
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.
Wednesday packs up her spider and runs away after being scolded for using Uncle Fester's blasting caps instead of her own.
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.
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 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.
Morticia has taken up painting and Gomez has art critic Bosley Swain evaluate her.
Rockland ""Rocky"" Cartwright III, a beatnik, crashes his motorbike in front of the Addams' house.
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.
Lurch's mother is coming to visit, and he confesses that she doesn't know he's just the servant.
Fester is becoming sick- He can't even run the trains.
Gomez and Pugsley build a new computer, Wizzo, because the family wants somewhere new and interesting to visit.
Cousin Itt arrives for a visit and settles into the attic. He's good at magic tricks, but restless.
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 is juggling with his Indian clubs and hits himself on the head knocking himself unconscious. When he comes to, his personality has drastically changed.
After Fester accidentaily insults Thing, Thing disappears and Gomez plays Sherlock Holmes to deduce who did it.
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.
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.
The stockmarket has collapsed, and thousands of people are going broke. Fester and Morticia think that the Family has lost all its money, so Morticia rallies the Family to make money without telling Gomez, as it would upset him.
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.
Fester's working on a new experiment when something goes wrong.
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 after Morticia complains that the attic is too full and needs cleaning out.
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.
Fester's pen-pal Madelyn Cavendish Beauregard Faversham Firestone Smith, from Paris, Illinois, is coming to visit him, and he's told her he's a handsome, romantic type with a lot of hair.
Cousin Itt is trying to decide on a career, and they call in Mr. Phelps, a vocational guidance expert.
Lurch records a song at the harpsichord which eventually attracts swarms of screaming teenage fans to the house.
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.