The Addams Family

10 Best Episodes of The Addams Family

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.

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#15 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 35 votes.

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#14 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 27 votes.

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#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.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 331 votes.

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#12 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 39 votes.

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#11 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 34 votes.

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#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.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 30 votes.

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#9 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 63 votes.

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#8 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 51 votes.

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#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.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 29 votes.

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#6 - Thing is Missing (Season 1 - Episode 23)


After Fester accidentaily insults Thing, Thing disappears and Gomez plays Sherlock Holmes to deduce who did it.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 32 votes.

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#5 - Addams Cum Laude (Season 2 - Episode 25)

The school principal threatens to expel the children after they've been playing with dynamite caps.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 21 votes.

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#4 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 26 votes.

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#3 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 30 votes.

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#2 - Morticia, the Decorator (Season 2 - Episode 23)


Morticia is caught up in the National Beautification Program and decides to become a decorator.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 23 votes.

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#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.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 23 votes.

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