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The Best Episodes of The Addams Family

Every episode of The Addams Family ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the 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.

Genres:ComedyFamily
Network:ABC

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Addams Family" is "Christmas with the Addams Family", rated 8/10 from 276 user votes. It was directed by Sidney Lanfield and written by Harry Winkler, Hannibal Coons. "Christmas with the Addams Family" aired on 12/24/1965 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Morticia's Romance (1)".

  • Christmas with the Addams Family
    8.0/10 276 votes

    #1 - Christmas with the Addams Family

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 1965-12-24

    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.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Harry Winkler, Hannibal Coons

  • Morticia's Romance (1)
    7.9/10 276 votes

    #2 - Morticia's Romance (1)

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 1965-09-24

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

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Harry Winkler, Hannibal Coons

  • Morticia's Romance (2)
    7.9/10 253 votes

    #3 - Morticia's Romance (2)

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 1965-10-01

    Wednesday and Pugsley refuse to go to sleep until they are told the rest of the story of their parents' romance.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Harry Winkler, Hannibal Coons

  • Halloween with the Addams Family
    7.8/10 442 votes

    #4 - Halloween with the Addams Family

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 1964-10-30

    Two bank robbers accept an unknowing invitation and visit Morticia and Gomez on Halloween, in order to avoid being caught.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Phil Leslie, Keith Fowler

  • Lurch Learns to Dance
    7.8/10 358 votes

    #5 - Lurch Learns to Dance

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 1964-12-11

    Morticia and Gomez are supportive of Lurch and encourage him to follow his gut feeling and take dance lessons.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Jay Dratler, Jerry Seelen, Charles R. Marion

  • Lurch, the Teenage Idol
    7.8/10 273 votes

    #6 - Lurch, the Teenage Idol

    Season 1 Episode 33 - Aired 1965-05-14

    Low grunts and grumbles while at the harpsichord constitute Lurch's manner of singing. Gomez has a record company record him and soon the Addams house is surrounded by excited teenyboppers, fawning and fainting over Lurch when he becomes the newest hit sensation. All that blind adoration goes to Lurch's head, and the Addames quickly find they have a self-centered butler who won't "buttle" any longer. Could it be they've created a monster?

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Phil Leslie

  • Lurch's Grand Romance
    7.8/10 226 votes

    #7 - Lurch's Grand Romance

    Season 2 Episode 29 - Aired 1966-04-01

    Morticia's school chum Trivia visits. Lurch is obviously smitten by her, but Trivia's interest is entirely in show business. Moticia decides to change Trivia's mind by making Lurch more exciting than show biz. She enlists others in the family to help, including Grandmama, whose love potion makes the biggest and wildest impact of all.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Gene Thompson, Arthur Weingarten

  • The Addams Family Goes to School
    7.7/10 690 votes

    #8 - The Addams Family Goes to School

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 1964-09-18

    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.

    Director: Arthur Hiller

    Writer: Ed James, Seaman Jacobs

  • The Addams Family Meet the VIPs
    7.7/10 349 votes

    #9 - The Addams Family Meet the VIPs

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 1964-11-27

    Visitors from another country regret labelling the Addams gang uncultured.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Phil Leslie, Keith Fowler

  • Lurch and His Harpsichord
    7.7/10 263 votes

    #10 - Lurch and His Harpsichord

    Season 1 Episode 25 - Aired 1965-03-19

    Lurch feels betrayed when Gomez and Morticia give their antique harpsichord to a museum.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Harry Winkler, Hannibal Coons

  • Wednesday Leaves Home
    7.6/10 346 votes

    #11 - Wednesday Leaves Home

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 1964-11-20

    Family worries when a flustered Wednesday runs away after being scolded for borrowing Uncle Fester's TNT.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Harry Winkler, Hannibal Coons

  • Mother Lurch Visits the Addams Family
    7.6/10 326 votes

    #12 - Mother Lurch Visits the Addams Family

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 1965-01-15

    Morticia and Gomez pose as Lurch's maid and butler when his mother comes for a visit.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Jameson Brewer

  • Amnesia in the Addams Family
    7.6/10 298 votes

    #13 - Amnesia in the Addams Family

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 1965-02-19

    Gomez suffers from amnesia after being hit in the head with Indian clubs, and his personality changes dramatically.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Phil Leslie, Keith Fowler

  • Morticia, the Breadwinner
    7.6/10 244 votes

    #14 - Morticia, the Breadwinner

    Season 1 Episode 26 - Aired 1965-03-26

    When Morticia believes the family to be bankrupt, she sells her railroad shares to a mystery buyer to raise money.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Phil Leslie

  • Progress and the Addams Family
    7.6/10 251 votes

    #15 - Progress and the Addams Family

    Season 1 Episode 30 - Aired 1965-04-23

    The Addams Family ignores notices from Arthur Henson that their house is to be condemned to make way for a freeway.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman, Cecil Beard, Clark Haas

  • Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor
    7.6/10 244 votes

    #16 - Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor

    Season 1 Episode 32 - Aired 1965-05-07

    Morticia and Gomez call an expert to find Cousin Itt a job after he fails at being a marriage counselor, almost splitting up Gomez and Morticia in the process.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Harry Winkler, Hannibal Coons

  • Gomez, the People's Choice
    7.6/10 217 votes

    #17 - Gomez, the People's Choice

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 1965-10-15

    Morticia and Gomez visit Mayor Henson to complain that their property tax is ridiculously low. After the Mayor proves his incompetence by offering a refund Gomez is persuaded to become a candidate for the office.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Henry Sharp, Joseph Vogel

  • Halloween - Addams Style
    7.6/10 227 votes

    #18 - Halloween - Addams Style

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 1965-10-29

    Morticia and Gomez can't produce immediate proof to the contrary when the neighbour tells the children there are no witches and goblins.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Harry Winkler, Hannibal Coons

  • Feud in the Addams Family
    7.6/10 216 votes

    #19 - Feud in the Addams Family

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 1965-11-26

    The Courtneys make social advances toward the Addams Family, mistakenly believing that the socially prominent Abigail Quincy Adams resides there.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Rick Richardson, Jerry Gottler

  • Morticia and Gomez vs. Fester and Grandmama
    7.6/10 205 votes

    #20 - Morticia and Gomez vs. Fester and Grandmama

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 1966-01-07

    The Addams mansion becomes a battlefield when Gomez and Morticia tell Grandmama and Uncle Fester that they think they are spoiling Pugsley and Wednesday.

    Director: Sidney Salkow

    Writer: Sloan Nibley, Preston Wood, Lila Garrett, Bernie Kahn

  • The Great Treasure Hunt
    7.6/10 206 votes

    #21 - The Great Treasure Hunt

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 1966-01-21

    Discovering a treasure map in the sea chest of Great-Great-Grandfather Peg-Leg Addams the pirate, Gomez and Morticia decide to hire a boat to go look for it.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Harry Winkler, Hannibal Coons

  • Happy Birthday, Grandma Frump
    7.6/10 202 votes

    #22 - Happy Birthday, Grandma Frump

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 1966-02-11

    Granny Frump mistakenly believes that Gomez and Morticia are sending her to a home for the aged for her birthday.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Elroy Schwartz

  • Morticia, the Decorator
    7.6/10 201 votes

    #23 - Morticia, the Decorator

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 1966-02-18

    To sell the neighboring Addams Family an insurance policy, agent Joe Digby allows Morticia to redecorate his home.

    Director: Sidney Salkow

    Writer: Gene Thompson

  • Addams Cum Laude
    7.6/10 207 votes

    #24 - Addams Cum Laude

    Season 2 Episode 25 - Aired 1966-03-04

    A former truant officer named Sam Hilliard heads a private school where Wednesday and Pugsley are enrolled. When Hilliard breaks under the strain of dealing with the Addams children, Gomez buys the school.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Sloan Nibley, Bill Lutz

  • Lurch's Little Helper
    7.6/10 202 votes

    #25 - Lurch's Little Helper

    Season 2 Episode 27 - Aired 1966-03-18

    Morticia's concern that Lurch is overworked leads Gomez to the operating table to assemble a custom-built secondary butler. Lurch lets the robot do all the work and then begins to feel that he isn't needed anymore.

    Director: Sidney Lanfield

    Writer: Phil Leslie