The Addams Family season 1 – the classic television series about the loving, macabre, family. Starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan
Based on cartoon characters created by Charles Addams for “The New Yorker” magazine, this series introduces us to “The Addams Family,” with father Gomez, mother Morticia, their children Pugsley and Wednesday, and an extended macabre family that includes zany Uncle Fester, witchy Grandmama, hairy Cousin It, their creepy butler Lurch, and a disembodied hand named “Thing.”
The Addams Family Goes to School
Morticia (Carolyn Jones) decides to keep the children home from school after she sees the fairy tales they have to read. Killing an innocent, defenseless dragon! When the truant officer comes to investigate, he is shocked at what he finds. And the Addams actually convince him that they’re right! About violence in children’s literature, at least.
Morticia and the Psychiatrist
Pugsley abandons his pet octopus for a puppy. Distraught, Morticia seeks the counsel of a psychiatrist.
Morticia Joins the Ladies League
Gorgo, an escaped circus gorilla, is accepted as one of the family. Which shocks the Ladies League members Morticia’s invited to tea. Lurch and Gorgo don’t quite get along …
Fester’s Punctured Romance
Uncle Fester (Jackie Coogan) convinces Gomez (John Astin) and Morticia that it is time for him to find a spouse. Fester conducts his search by putting an ad in a newspaper.
The Addams Family Tree
Pugsley and Wednesday start a row at a birthday party when their gift upsets Harold, the birthday boy. Harold’s parents decide that the Addams children lack breeding. And forbid them playing together. Until the social-climbing parents learn of the Addams’ history.
Gomez, the Politician
Election fever grips the Addams household. Gomez supports the council candidate whose campaign promise is to drain the town’s disgusting bogs. Morticia, who likes “the lovely bogs,” labels the candidate an extremist.
New Neighbors Meet the Addams Family
A pair of newlyweds leases the house next door to the Addams Family. But the honeymoon loses its tranquility when Uncle Fester enters their house through a tunnel.
Halloween with the Addams Family
A pair of bank robbers are welcomed as Halloween trick-or-treaters by the Addamses. And the creepy atmosphere makes them abandon their plans.
Morticia, the Matchmaker
Morticia’s cousin, Melancholia, wants to marry Clarence P. Harvey. After most of her marital prospects have joined the Foreign Legion.
Green Eyed Gomez
When Lionel Barker, a former suitor of Morticia’s, shows up, Gomez is jealous. So he hires a homely new maid, Mildred, for him to pursue instead.
Wednesday Leaves Home
The family faces a crisis when Wednesday packs her spider and runs away. After being scolded for playing with Uncle Fester’s TNT instead of her own.
The Addams Family Meets the V.I.P.’s
Official visitors from an unfriendly nation receive the shock of their lives. They decide to exploit the Addams Family as an average uncultured American family.
Lurch Learns to Dance
Lurch takes dancing lessons at Gomez and Morticia’s suggestion. After he admits to being a wallflower.
The Addams Family Meets A Beatnik
A beatnik crashes his motorbike into a tree and recuperates at the Addams house. Each regards the other as an oddity.
Art and the Addams Family
Grandmama’s paintings leave an art critic speechless. So Gomez sends for his friend, Sam Picasso, to teach Grandmama to paint in the abstract.
Addams Family Meets the Undercover Man
The postman is hired by the government to do undercover work in the Addams house. He investigates rumors that coded radio messages are being sent from there.
Mother Lurch Visits the Addams Family
Lurch’s tiny fire-eating mother visits. She demands that Lurch’s employers wait on her boy hand-and-foot.
Uncle Fester’s Illness
Uncle Fester’s electrical output fails abruptly. His relatives don’t know whether to call a doctor or an electrician to bring Fester back to full wattage.
The Addams Family Splurges
The family would like to vacation on the moon. But the billion dollar travel cost is slightly prohibitive. So, with the aid of their infallible computer they … Start playing the horses to raise money!
Cousin Itt Visits the Addams Family
Gomez uses his influence to promote Cousin Itt for a job as curator of the local zoo. But the zookeepers mistakenly think Itt should be on display.
The Addams Family in Court
Grandmama is hauled off to jail for setting up a fortune-telling booth in the Addamses’ living room. Gomez acts as her attorney.
Amnesia in the Addams Family
Gomez loses his memory after hitting his head. The Addamses take turns hitting Gomez on the head trying to help him regain his memory.
Thing is Missing
Thing disappears from his box. Failing to find a single trace of Thing, Gomez conducts an investigation.
Crisis in the Addams Family
Uncle Fester applies for a job as an insurance salesman …. With the same company threatening to cancel the Addams’ policy.
Lurch and His Harpsicord
Lurch becomes inconsolable when Gomez donates the family harpsichord to a collector. Gomez and Fester decide to build a new harpsichord.
Morticia, the Breadwinner
When Morticia hears the stock market has crashed, she assumes that Gomez has been financially wiped out. She rallies the family to help make money.
he Addams Family and the Spaceman
While enjoying a moonlight picnic, the Addams Family is mistaken for Martians by investigators from Mysterious Space Objects Headquarters.
My Son, the Chimp
An organ grinder’s fugitive monkey runs away. Puggsley adopts him as a new pet. This leads Fester to believe that he has turned Pugsley into a monkey via his “spell of the month club”. Fester convinces the rest of the family.
Morticia’s Favorite Charity
Morticia’s favorite charity is having an auction. So Morticia persuades her family to part with things to sell. Which she buys back at the auction. Bidding against Gomez!
Progress and the Addams Family
The Addams Family ignores notices that their house is to be condemned to make way for a freeway.
Uncle Fester’s Toupee
Uncle Fester’s Midwestern pen pal, Madelyn, is coming to visit. Fester panics, since he’s described himself as handsome, heroic and romantic.
Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor
Morticia and Gomez are worried about Cousin Itt. He spends his days sleeping and dreaming in his tiny room. Richard Deacon guest stars.
Lurch, the Teenage Idol
A recording company’s platter of Lurch’s gravelly voice brings a screaming mob of teenage fans to the Addams house.
The Winning of Morticia Addams
A pronouncement that the only happily married couples are those who fight, gives members of the Addams household ideas about Gomez and Morticia.