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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.