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.
#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.
#2 - Morticia, the Decorator
Season 2 - Episode 23
Morticia is caught up in the National Beautification Program and decides to become a decorator.
#3 - Addams Cum Laude
Season 2 - Episode 25
The school principal threatens to expel the children after they've been playing with dynamite caps.
#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 - 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.
#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.
#9 - Lurch's Little Helper
Season 2 - Episode 27
Morticia is afraid that they are overworking Lurch, so Gomez builds him a robot assistant.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#15 - Morticia Meets Royalty
Season 2 - Episode 4
Princess Millicent von Schlepp arrives for a visit in her sedan chair.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.