The Best Episodes of The Addams Family

Last Updated: Dec 8, 2018

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 8.67
15 votes
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
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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 8.63
16 votes
Directors: Sidney Salkow
Writers: Gene Thompson
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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 8.46
13 votes
Writers: Sloan Nibley, Bill Lutz
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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 8.46
24 votes
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
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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
18 votes
Writers: Gene Thompson, Art Weingarten
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Ophelia Visits Morticia

#6 - 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 8.36
14 votes
Writers: Art Weingarten
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Gomez, the People's Choice

#7 - 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 8.35
20 votes
Writers: Henry Sharp
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Lurch's Little Helper

#8 - Lurch's Little Helper

Season 2 - Episode 27

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

star 8.33
15 votes
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Morticia's Romance (2)

#9 - 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 8.32
28 votes
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
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Christmas with the Addams Family

#10 - 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
23 votes
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
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Morticia's Favorite Charity

#11 - 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 8.24
21 votes
Writers: Elroy Schwartz, Jameson Brewer
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Thing is Missing

#12 - 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 8.21
24 votes
Writers: Bill Lutz
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The Addams Family Meet the V.I.P.'s

#13 - 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 8.21
39 votes
Writers: Phil Leslie, Keith Fowler
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Happy Birthday, Grandma Frump

#14 - Happy Birthday, Grandma Frump

Season 2 - Episode 22

Granny Frump's birthday is coming up and she's been invited over. Gomez and Morticia plan to send her to a beauty spa, but Pugsley thinks she's heading for the retirement home.

star 8.20
15 votes
Writers: Elroy Schwartz
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Cat Addams

#15 - Cat Addams

Season 2 - Episode 26

Kitty Cat seems to have a loss of appetite. At first, they suspect that he's just lonely, and try to find him a wife. However, Cousin Itt tells them that Kitty Cat may just have a cold.

star 8.20
15 votes
Writers: Paul Tuckahoe
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My Son, the Chimp

#16 - My Son, the Chimp

Season 1 - Episode 28

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

star 8.17
23 votes
Writers: Henry Sharp
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Lurch, the Teenage Idol

#17 - 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 8.14
21 votes
Writers: Phil Leslie
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Lurch and His Harpsichord

#18 - 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 8.12
26 votes
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
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Morticia Meets Royalty

#19 - Morticia Meets Royalty

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 8.12
26 votes
Writers: Leo Rifkin
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Amnesia in the Addams Family

#20 - 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 8.10
31 votes
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Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor

#21 - 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 8.10
21 votes
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
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Morticia, the Writer

#22 - Morticia, the Writer

Season 2 - Episode 8

Morticia disapproves of the books the children are assigned from school, since they portray giants, goblins, and ghouls, as the bad guys.

star 8.06
17 votes
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
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Green-Eyed Gomez

#23 - 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 8.06
53 votes
Directors: Jerry Hopper
Writers: Phil Leslie, Keith Fowler
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Fester Goes on a Diet

#24 - Fester Goes on a Diet

Season 2 - Episode 18

Pugsley has been exercising, much to his parents' disapproval, when Fester gets a letter from his French pen-pal, Yvette, who is coming to visit. So he decides he has to get into shape, with the help of TV fitness guru Jack La Grann.

star 8.05
19 votes
Writers: Hannibal Coons, Harry Winkler
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Morticia and Gomez vs. Fester and Grandmama

#25 - 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 8.05
21 votes
Directors: Sidney Salkow
Writers: Sloan Nibley, Preston Wood
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