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Season 2

17 Sep. 1965
My Fair Cousin Itt
To cap off Wednesday's upcoming birthday, Gomez "Tennessee" Addams has written a play - Claude & Mable (which comes out quite exactly like Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet). To make sure his play is a big success, Gomez hires acclaimed Broadway director Eric Von Bissell to direct it. Von Bissel's career has been on the skids of late, so Gomez' money is quite appealing even though the rest of the project isn't; still, Von Bissell's pride and artistic reputation are threatened when he learns that Cousin Itt, with his gibber talk, will play the lead. Morticia takes Itt aside...
24 Sep. 1965
Morticia's Romance: Part 1
It's midnight on the 13th wedding anniversary of Gomez and Morticia. The whole family is up in celebration, and the happy couple are obliged to tell the story of how they first met, how Grandmama and Granny Frump converged to pair up Gomez with - not Morticia but Morticia's older sister Ophelia, with whom sickly Gomez took up an almost immediate and implacable disinterest. For Morticia, on the other hand...
1 Oct. 1965
Morticia's Romance: Part 2
A nice, violent thunderstorm puts the children in the mood to hear the rest of the story on how their parents met and married: The mothers finish quibbling over the dowry but Gomez goes into hiding, afraid to openly tell Ophelia he doesn't care for her (and likely get judo-tossed around the room for it). Morticia's Uncle Fester arrives to help out. He'll either help the cowardly Gomez pluck up enough courage to confront Ophelia or lead the sniveling, spineless bridegroom to the alter by shotgun.
8 Oct. 1965
Morticia Meets Royalty
Princess Millicent (Gomez's snooty Aunt Millie) arrives for an extended visit along with her hand maiden, Lady Fingers - the perfect match for Thing. Everyone bends over backwards to accommodate her high and mightiness, but she's a royal pain in the backside. Finally, after finding a sign tacked to her bedroom door reading "Princess, go home," she leaves. Everyone's glad except for Thing, who pines from the absence of Lady Fingers. For his sake alone, the family invites the princess back, but a nasty surprise awaits - Lady Fingers is no loner in Millicent's employ. ...
15 Oct. 1965
Gomez, the People's Choice
The house tax arrives and the Addamses are appalled that the figure attached to their fine, elegant mansion should be so low; however, attempts to rectify the matter only lowers the amount each time. It's obvious to them that their city government is corrupt. Morticia has an idea: Gomez for mayor. Surprisingly, Gomez's outrageous campaign catches on, appearing to the public as brilliant satire. It looks like he'll be a shoe-in as the next mayor, but seeing how the burdens of office are changing him - and he's not even elected yet - Morticia decides to force him out of...
22 Oct. 1965
Cousin Itt's Problem
Cousin Itt returns from the South Seas to a welcome home party, but it soon looks as if he's losing his hair (and in bunches, too). Before there's nothing left of him, Uncle Fester orders a new chemistry set to brew up a batch of hair tonic. It's a success, and soon there's hair growing everywhere - on portraits, doorknobs, Thing's box, but most importantly on Cousin Itt (sporting a new bristle to top his floor-length tresses). He's saved, while Fester, himself, becomes a new man, ready to court the ladies with a full new head of blonde wavy locks. Unfortunately it's ...
29 Oct. 1965
Halloween - Addams Style
It's Halloween and, despite salamander sandwiches and a fresh porcupine taffy, Wednesday's upset. A neighbor told her there aren't any real witches or goblins. Since Morticia and Gomez can't produce immediate proof to the contrary, they hold a séance to contact their late Aunt Singe, whom they believe was a genuine witch. (She was burned for it, at any rate.) They get a quick response via a well-meant deception between Mama and Lurch, but now the family expects a visit from their late, great auntie, a visit that's surely not to happen. Fortunately, a scavenger hunter ...
5 Nov. 1965
Morticia, the Writer
Appalled by the children's school reading assignments, Morticia throws herself into the task of writing proper stories for children, Addams-style of course, but Gomez fears success will take her away. Though it pains him to tamper with obvious masterpieces such as The Good Giant Slays Sir Lancelot, he enlists Uncle Fester's aid in sabotaging her stories, but to his horror, the tampered tales get published. How can he explain himself to Morticia?
12 Nov. 1965
Morticia, the Sculptress
When Morticia declares she's bored and needs an outlet for her creativity, Gomez suggests several possibilities, including sculpting. This strikes a chord in her and immediately she throws herself into it. The house is soon filled with huge boulders Gomez is purchasing from a quarry. In one scene, he and Fester struggle to move one up the front steps, but Lurch deftly picks it up as if it weighed only a few ounces. Morticia is shown furiously banging away with a hammer and chisel in a montage, finally declaring, supposedly after months of work, that it's finished. ...
19 Nov. 1965
Gomez, the Reluctant Lover
Pugsley begins to act strangely and Gomez and Mortica are concerned till he declares he has fallen in love. Discovering one of Gomez's love letters to Morticia, Pugsley rewrites the document and sends it to his true love, his teacher. A misunderstanding by the teacher leads her to think Gomez wrote the letter and she acts on the impulse. Morticia needs to rely on all her feminine charms to break up the developing relationship.
26 Nov. 1965
Feud in the Addams Family
Prominent socialite Abigail Addams is in a feud with the Gomez Addams branch of the family, and is threatening to sue Gomez for his millions. Meanwhile, little Wednesday has met a boy her age, Robespierre Courtney, and wants him to be her boyfriend. The boy's mother, Mrs. Courtney, a social climber who knows nothing of the Abigail-Gomez feud, thinks that Wednesday is Abigail's granddaughter, and is eager to have tea with the Addams family, expecting to meet Abigail. When the Addams family invites Robespierre and parents to tea so that Wednesday can play with ...
3 Dec. 1965
Gomez, the Cat Burglar
Gomez is having some sleepwalking issues brought on by Grandma's famous yak stew. The house descends into chaos when a connection is made between a recent spat of cat burglaries and Gomez's nighttime adventures. Morticia goes on the search for a cure before Gomez gets caught and branded a criminal.
10 Dec. 1965
Portrait of Gomez
The Addams family is puzzled when a photographer from Strife magazine calls but leaves no message. They suspect he wants to photograph Gomez for a "Man Of The Year" piece, but Gomez is concerned that only one man in the world has ever captured his true self in a photograph. Gomez devotes all his resources to finding this man and re-capturing that perfect image.
17 Dec. 1965
Morticia's Dilemma
Don Javier Francisco de La Mancha Molinas arrives from Spain with daughter Consuella and a chaperon in tow to joyfully honor a decades-old contract signed by the families' two grandfathers for marrying Gomez to Consuella. A little deafness and a slight language barrier doesn't help straighten out the purpose of Don Javier's visit, nor assert a quick clarification that Morticia is not Gomez's sister, which brings Gomez's marital fidelity into question.
24 Dec. 1965
Christmas with the Addams Family
Mr. Thompson next door tells Wednesday and Pugsley there's no Santa Claus and the family volunteers Uncle Fester to play Santa for their benefit. But when he gets stuck in the chimney and is a no show, the whole family sets to work to prove to the kids that there is a Santa Claus.
31 Dec. 1965
Uncle Fester, Tycoon
Uncle Fester decides to propose to a bearded lady named Diana, so Morticia dresses up as the unwary woman's bearded mother to force him into facing how financially ill-prepared he is for responsibilities of marriage. The trick works, and Fester becomes determined to succeed. Flushed with confidence after graduating from a correspondence business school, Fester blusters his way into a company headed by Thaddeus Logan. Morticia and Gomez think all Fester's recent business talk in entirely in his head. They call for a psychiatrist who'll be arriving under an assumed ...
7 Jan. 1966
Morticia and Gomez vs. Fester and Grandmama
Two weeks of unfavorable weather (blue skies and sunshine) keep the Addams stuck indoors where Morticia and Gomez believe Fester and Grandmama spoil the children too much. With Hurricane Zsa-Zsa threatening the Gulf coast, Gomez and Morticia decide to enjoy it at their favorite watch spot, the dilapidated Last Chance Motel. They hire Thudd, a governess, to watch the children, which infuriates Fester and Mama over not being entrusted. They thereby divide the house in half with a white line while preparing to move out. When Thudd arrives, she seems tailor-made to the ...
14 Jan. 1966
Fester Goes on a Diet
For his impending visit from pen pal Yvette of the Folies Bregeré, Uncle Fester is secretly trying to whip himself into shape, even recruiting guidance from fitness guru Jack LaLanne himself. With all the sudden dieting and exercise going on, Morticia and Gomez know something's up but think Fester's trying to join the space program.
21 Jan. 1966
The Great Treasure Hunt
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.
28 Jan. 1966
Ophelia Finds Romance
Ophelia brings a new beau to show off, but the Addams believe him to be a fraud.
4 Feb. 1966
Pugsley's Allowance
Pugsley wants to find a job to the horror of his parents.
11 Feb. 1966
Happy Birthday, Grandma Frump
Morticia and Gomez are beside themselves to understand how the annual charity bizarre could have overlooked them this year. It's for the good cause of building a retirement home, but Gomez has plans of his own for a retirement home, complete with a polo field, skateboarding ramps and tennis courts, to put theirs out of business. Simultaneously, it's Granny Frump's birthday (Morticia's mother). Morticia and Gomez have her visit so they can surprise her with a trip to a beauty spa for her birthday. Granny Frump knows something's up and, by the plans laid out on Gomez's ...
18 Feb. 1966
Morticia, the Decorator
As part of the National Beautification Program, Morticia decides to avail herself as a home decorator. She needs a showcase to model her abilities. Fortunately, the Digbys, who've lived next door for only three weeks (and can't wait to move away from the Addames), are looking for a home decorator. What could be more perfect? Mrs. Digby is understandably reluctant to turn her house over to Morticia, but when Uncle Fester secretly unloads "attic junk" on them (namely a Sheraton sideboard) instead of the beloved stuffed vulture he was supposed to deliver, Mrs. Digby ...
25 Feb. 1966
Ophelia Visits Morticia
Ophelia's upset that her latest beau, Montrose, has gone off to join the Peace Corps. His looking so much like Uncle Fester gives Fester the idea to join the Peace Corps as well. Ophelia's all excited that Fester, once in, can look for her Monstrose, but can Fester pass the entrance exam?
4 Mar. 1966
Addams Cum Laude
After the children's tongue-lashing at school for setting off dynamite caps at recess, Morticia and Gomez enroll them at Mockridge Private School headed by their "old friend" Sam Hilliard. Headmaster Hilliard's none too happy about having Addamses in his life again. Gomez takes this to mean he's under too much pressure from his board of regents, so he surprises Sam by buying Mockridge Hall, changing its name to Addams Hall and having it run "as it should be run " with courses in head-shrinking, taxidermy, do-it-yourself dentistry and demolition by dynamite.
11 Mar. 1966
Cat Addams
Kitty-Cat, normally a good eater, has no appetite, leaving the family to speculate over what could be wrong. Finally they call in Dr. Gunderson, a veterinarian who is woefully uninformed that Kitty-Cat is a full-grown lion. Morticia believes the doctor's skittishness around Kitty is entirely due to a lack of self-confidence. She therefore makes it her mission to have others in the family feign ailments so the doctor can have a series of examinations followed by ego-boosting miraculous recoveries, but the poor guy just wants out.
18 Mar. 1966
Lurch's Little Helper
Morticia believes they're overworking Lurch, so Gomez builds a robot named Smiley to help him out. Lurch is initially disturbed by this new situation but grows to accept it before taking complete advantage of it, relegating all his duties to Smiley. Though the family isn't pleased with Smiley's capabilities, they praise them for Lurch's sake, but perhaps overmuch. It effectively has Lurch looking at Smiley not as helping him out but as helping him right out of his job.
25 Mar. 1966
The Addams Policy
Uncle Fester's mishap with a new flame-thrower sets the stuffed bear afire in the Addams' living room. Morticia calls the Double-Indemnity Insurance Company to have it replaced, but head of the company A.J. Henson is reluctant to comply. Eventually it leads to company agent Mr. Digby getting the boot for failing to cancel ALL the Addams' policies and not backing Mr. Henson in all things. Now the Addams feel compelled to help Mr. Digby establish his own insurance company.
1 Apr. 1966
Lurch's Grand Romance
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.
8 Apr. 1966
Ophelia's Career
Ophelia visits, upset as usual. He latest boyfriend has left her, as usual, and the family tries to find something she's good at.

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