The BEST Episodes of The Addams Family
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 9, 2020
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.
#1 - The Addams Policy
Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired Mar 25, 1966
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.
#2 - Morticia, the Decorator
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 18, 1966
Morticia is caught up in the National Beautification Program and decides to become a decorator.
#3 - The Great Treasure Hunt
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 21, 1966
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.
#4 - Lurch's Grand Romance
Season 2 - Episode 29 - Aired Apr 1, 1966
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.
#5 - Gomez, the People's Choice
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 1965
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.
#6 - Addams Cum Laude
Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 4, 1966
The school principal threatens to expel the children after they've been playing with dynamite caps.
#7 - The Addams Family Meet the V.I.P.'s
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 27, 1964
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.
#8 - Christmas with the Addams Family
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 24, 1965
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.
#9 - Amnesia in the Addams Family
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 19, 1965
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.
#10 - Morticia's Romance (2)
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 1965
Wednesday and Pugsley refuse to go to sleep until they are told the rest of the story of their parents' romance.
#12 - Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor
Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired May 7, 1965
Cousin Itt is trying to decide on a career, and they call in Mr. Phelps, a vocational guidance expert.
#13 - Morticia Meets Royalty
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 1965
Princess Millicent von Schlepp arrives for a visit in her sedan chair.
#15 - Lurch's Little Helper
Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired Mar 18, 1966
Morticia is afraid that they are overworking Lurch, so Gomez builds him a robot assistant.
#16 - Mother Lurch Visits the Addams Family
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 15, 1965
Lurch's mother is coming to visit, and he confesses that she doesn't know he's just the servant.
#17 - Morticia and Gomez vs. Fester and Grandmama
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 7, 1966
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.
#18 - The Addams Family and the Spacemen
Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Apr 2, 1965
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.
#19 - Morticia, the Matchmaker
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 4, 1964
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.
#20 - Ophelia Finds Romance
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 28, 1966
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.
#21 - The Addams Family in Court
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 12, 1965
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.
#22 - Ophelia Visits Morticia
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 25, 1966
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.
#24 - Morticia, the Sculptress
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 12, 1965
Morticia wants to do something to add to life artisticaily, so she decides to take up sculpting.
#25 - Fester Goes on a Diet
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 14, 1966
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.