The Best Episodes of The Addams Family

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.

Thing is Missing

#1 - 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 8.30
20 votes
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Morticia's Romance (2)

#2 - 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 8.29
24 votes
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Lurch, the Teenage Idol

#3 - 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 8.28
18 votes
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Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor

#4 - 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 8.24
17 votes
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Amnesia in the Addams Family

#5 - 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
26 votes
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Lurch and His Harpsichord

#6 - 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
22 votes
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The Addams Family Meet the V.I.P.'s

#7 - 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 8.14
28 votes
Morticia Meets Royalty

#8 - Morticia Meets Royalty

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 8.13
23 votes
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My Son, the Chimp

#9 - My Son, the Chimp

Season 1 - Episode 28

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

star 8.10
20 votes
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Uncle Fester's Toupee

#10 - 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 8.10
21 votes
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Green-Eyed Gomez

#11 - 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
36 votes
Directors: Jerry Hopper
Cousin Itt Visits the Addams Family

#12 - 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 8.04
26 votes
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The Addams Family Goes to School

#13 - The Addams Family Goes to School

Season 1 - Episode 1

Sam Hilliard, a truant officer, shows up at the Addams family home, due to the fact that Pugsley and Wednesday are not attending school. Soon he discovers, he's dealing with no typical everyday family.

star 8.02
237 votes
Directors: Arthur Hiller
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Morticia's Romance (1)

#14 - Morticia's Romance (1)

Season 2 - Episode 2

On Morticia and Gomez's thirteenth wedding anniversary, Morticia tells the children a bedtime story of how she and Gomez met.

star 8.00
26 votes
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The Addams Family Meets a Beatnik

#15 - The Addams Family Meets a Beatnik

Season 1 - Episode 15

Rockland ""Rocky"" Cartwright III, a beatnik, crashes his motorbike in front of the Addams' house.

star 8.00
23 votes
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The Addams Family and the Spacemen

#16 - The Addams Family and the Spacemen

Season 1 - Episode 27

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.

star 7.96
28 votes
Morticia, the Breadwinner

#17 - Morticia, the Breadwinner

Season 1 - Episode 26

The stockmarket has collapsed, and thousands of people are going broke. Fester and Morticia think that the Family has lost all its money, so Morticia rallies the Family to make money without telling Gomez, as it would upset him.

star 7.96
23 votes
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Morticia, the Matchmaker

#18 - Morticia, the Matchmaker

Season 1 - Episode 12

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.

star 7.93
28 votes
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Uncle Fester's Illness

#19 - Uncle Fester's Illness

Season 1 - Episode 18

Fester is becoming sick- He can't even run the trains.

star 7.90
20 votes
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The Addams Family Tree

#20 - The Addams Family Tree

Season 1 - Episode 5

Pugsley and Wednesday get into a fight over families, with their friend Harold, who says that his family is better than their family. This prompts the Addams family to look back in their family tree.

star 7.88
66 votes
Directors: Jerry Hopper
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The Addams Family in Court

#21 - The Addams Family in Court

Season 1 - Episode 21

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.

star 7.88
24 votes
Directors: Nat Perrin
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The Addams Family Splurges

#22 - The Addams Family Splurges

Season 1 - Episode 19

Gomez and Pugsley build a new computer, Wizzo, because the family wants somewhere new and interesting to visit.

star 7.84
19 votes
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Progress and the Addams Family

#23 - 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 7.83
18 votes
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Morticia and the Psychiatrist

#24 - Morticia and the Psychiatrist

Season 1 - Episode 2

Gomez and Morticia are shocked when Pugsley joins the boy scouts, begins playing baseball and gets a puppy. Fearing something is wrong, they turn to a psychiatrist.

star 7.79
137 votes
Directors: Jean Yarbrough
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The New Neighbors Meet the Addams Family

#25 - The New Neighbors Meet the Addams Family

Season 1 - Episode 9

Hubert and Amanda Peterson are newlyweds, and they have leased the house next door. Their bliss starts to erode immediately when they see the Family washing their pet octopus and Fester testing dynamite caps.

star 7.78
36 votes
Directors: Jean Yarbrough
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