The BEST Episodes of The Addams Family

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2019

Network: ABC (US)

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.

The Addams Policy

#1 - The Addams Policy

Season 2 - Episode 28

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, because his clerk, Joe Digby, had forgotten to cancel the Family's coverage.

star 8.65
20 votes
Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
Morticia, the Decorator

#2 - Morticia, the Decorator

Season 2 - Episode 23

Morticia is caught up in the National Beautification Program and decides to become a decorator.

star 8.57
21 votes
Directors: Sidney Salkow
Writers: Gene Thompson
Addams Cum Laude

#3 - Addams Cum Laude

Season 2 - Episode 25

The school principal threatens to expel the children after they've been playing with dynamite caps.

star 8.44
18 votes
Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Writers: Sloan Nibley, Bill Lutz
The Great Treasure Hunt

#4 - The Great Treasure Hunt

Season 2 - Episode 19

In the attic the Family discovers Great-Grandfather Pegleg' s old sea chest, and there's a treasure map in it. Morticia wants to search for the treasure, but half the map is missing, so the search for the second half begins.

star 8.43
28 votes
Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
Lurch's Grand Romance

#5 - Lurch's Grand Romance

Season 2 - Episode 29

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.

star 8.39
23 votes
Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Writers: Gene Thompson, Art Weingarten
Gomez, the People's Choice

#6 - Gomez, the People's Choice

Season 2 - Episode 5

Gomez is insulted by his latest tax bill, which is only $84, and complains to Mayor Henson, who misunderstands and offers him a rebate, convincing Gomez and Morticia that he's incompetent.

star 8.38
26 votes
Writers: Henry Sharp
Thing is Missing

#7 - Thing is Missing

Season 1 - Episode 23

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

star 8.29
31 votes
Writers: Bill Lutz
Christmas with the Addams Family

#8 - Christmas with the Addams Family

Season 2 - Episode 15

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.

star 8.26
27 votes
Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
Lurch's Little Helper

#9 - Lurch's Little Helper

Season 2 - Episode 27

Morticia is afraid that they are overworking Lurch, so Gomez builds him a robot assistant.

star 8.21
19 votes
Amnesia in the Addams Family

#10 - 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.

star 8.19
37 votes
The Addams Family Meet the V.I.P.'s

#11 - 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.

star 8.18
49 votes
Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Writers: Phil Leslie, Keith Fowler
Lurch and His Harpsichord

#12 - 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.

star 8.18
33 votes
Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
Lurch, the Teenage Idol

#13 - Lurch, the Teenage Idol

Season 1 - Episode 33

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

star 8.15
26 votes
Writers: Phil Leslie
Green-Eyed Gomez

#14 - 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.

star 8.15
61 votes
Directors: Jerry Hopper
Writers: Phil Leslie, Keith Fowler
Morticia Meets Royalty

#15 - Morticia Meets Royalty

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 8.12
32 votes
Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Writers: Leo Rifkin
Morticia's Favorite Charity

#16 - Morticia's Favorite Charity

Season 1 - Episode 29

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.

star 8.12
26 votes
Writers: Elroy Schwartz, Jameson Brewer
Morticia and Gomez vs. Fester and Grandmama

#17 - Morticia and Gomez vs. Fester and Grandmama

Season 2 - Episode 17

Two weeks of unfavorable weather (blue skies and sunshine) keep the Addams children stuck indoors, where Morticia and Gomez believe Fester and Grandmama spoil them too much.

star 8.12
26 votes
Directors: Sidney Salkow
Writers: Sloan Nibley, Preston Wood
Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor

#18 - Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor

Season 1 - Episode 32

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

star 8.11
27 votes
Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
Ophelia Visits Morticia

#19 - Ophelia Visits Morticia

Season 2 - Episode 24

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.

star 8.11
19 votes
Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Writers: Art Weingarten
Morticia's Romance (2)

#20 - Morticia's Romance (2)

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.

star 8.09
33 votes
Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
Ophelia Finds Romance

#21 - Ophelia Finds Romance

Season 2 - Episode 20

Ophelia needs help with her latest romance, Horatio Bartholomew, whom she met at a Lonely Hearts' Club, but Grandma Frump objects to him, and Gomez and Morticia both think he's a phony, and try to convince Itt to marry Ophelia instead.

star 8.08
24 votes
Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
My Son, the Chimp

#22 - My Son, the Chimp

Season 1 - Episode 28

Fester's working on a new experiment when something goes wrong.

star 8.07
28 votes
Writers: Henry Sharp
Uncle Fester's Toupee

#23 - Uncle Fester's Toupee

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.

star 8.07
28 votes
Directors: Sidney Lanfield
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
Progress and the Addams Family

#24 - Progress and the Addams Family

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.

star 8.04
27 votes
Writers: Bill Freedman, Ben Gershman
Cousin Itt Visits the Addams Family

#25 - Cousin Itt Visits the Addams Family

Season 1 - Episode 20

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

star 8.00
39 votes
Writers: Henry Sharp