The Best Episodes of The Addams Family

Morticia's Romance (2)

#1 - Morticia's Romance (2) 8.32

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Lurch, the Teenage Idol

#2 - Lurch, the Teenage Idol 8.23

Season 1 - Episode 33

Lurch records a song at the harpsichord which eventually attracts swarms of screaming teenage fans to the house.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield, Carol Henning, Ed Ring, Mitch Parsons
Lurch and His Harpsichord

#3 - Lurch and His Harpsichord 8.21

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.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Amnesia in the Addams Family

#4 - Amnesia in the Addams Family 8.21

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.

Uncle Fester's Illness

#5 - Uncle Fester's Illness 8.20

Season 1 - Episode 18

Fester is becoming sick- He can't even run the trains.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield
The Addams Family Meet the V.I.P.'s

#6 - The Addams Family Meet the V.I.P.'s 8.19

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.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Cousin Itt Visits the Addams Family

#7 - Cousin Itt Visits the Addams Family 8.12

Season 1 - Episode 20

Cousin Itt arrives for a visit and settles into the attic. He's good at magic tricks, but restless.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield, Tony Wilson
Morticia Meets Royalty

#8 - Morticia Meets Royalty 8.11

Season 2 - Episode 4

Princess Millicent von Schlepp arrives for a visit in her sedan chair.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield
The Addams Family Goes to School

#9 - The Addams Family Goes to School 8.07

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.

Directors: Arthur Hiller
Lurch Learns to Dance

#10 - Lurch Learns to Dance 8.04

Season 1 - Episode 13

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.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield, Jay Dratler
Morticia's Romance (1)

#11 - Morticia's Romance (1) 8.00

Season 2 - Episode 2

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

Directors: Sidney Lanfield
The Addams Family and the Spacemen

#12 - The Addams Family and the Spacemen 8.00

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.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Uncle Fester's Toupee

#13 - Uncle Fester's Toupee 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 31

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.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield
The Addams Family Tree

#14 - The Addams Family Tree 7.98

Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

Directors: Jerry Hopper
Green-Eyed Gomez

#15 - Green-Eyed Gomez 7.92

Season 1 - Episode 8

Lionel Barker, an old friend of Morticia' s, arrives at the house and Gomez is jealous of him.

Directors: Jerry Hopper
Thing is Missing

#16 - Thing is Missing 7.92

Season 1 - Episode 23

After Fester accidentaily insults Thing, Thing disappears and Gomez plays Sherlock Holmes to deduce who did it.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield, Lorraine Edwards
Morticia Joins the Ladies League

#17 - Morticia Joins the Ladies League 7.92

Season 1 - Episode 6

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.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor

#18 - Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor 7.92

Season 1 - Episode 32

Cousin Itt is trying to decide on a career, and they call in Mr. Phelps, a vocational guidance expert.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Progress and the Addams Family

#19 - Progress and the Addams Family 7.91

Season 1 - Episode 30

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.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield, Cecil Beard, Charles Haas
Morticia, the Matchmaker

#20 - Morticia, the Matchmaker 7.90

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.

Directors: Jerry Hopper, Maury Gerahty
Morticia, the Breadwinner

#21 - Morticia, the Breadwinner 7.86

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.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield
The Addams Family Splurges

#22 - The Addams Family Splurges 7.86

Season 1 - Episode 19

Gomez and Pugsley build a new computer, Wizzo, because the family wants somewhere new and interesting to visit.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield, George Haight
The Addams Family Meets a Beatnik

#23 - The Addams Family Meets a Beatnik 7.84

Season 1 - Episode 15

Rockland ""Rocky"" Cartwright III, a beatnik, crashes his motorbike in front of the Addams' house.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield, Jack Raymond
Morticia and the Psychiatrist

#24 - Morticia and the Psychiatrist 7.83

Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
The Addams Family in Court

#25 - The Addams Family in Court 7.79

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.

Directors: Nat Perrin