The Best Episodes of The Addams Family
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.
#5 - Amnesia in the Addams Family
Season 1 - Episode 22
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.
#6 - Lurch and His Harpsichord
Season 1 - Episode 25
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.
#7 - The Addams Family Meet the V.I.P.'s
Season 1 - Episode 11
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.
#11 - Green-Eyed Gomez
Season 1 - Episode 8
Lionel Barker, an old friend of Morticia' s, arrives at the house and Gomez is jealous of him.
#13 - The Addams Family Goes to School
Season 1 - Episode 1
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.
#16 - The Addams Family and the Spacemen
Season 1 - Episode 27
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.
#17 - Morticia, the Breadwinner
Season 1 - Episode 26
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.
#18 - Morticia, the Matchmaker
Season 1 - Episode 12
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.
#21 - The Addams Family in Court
Season 1 - Episode 21
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.
#25 - The New Neighbors Meet the Addams Family
Season 1 - Episode 9
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.