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. Written by
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The title uses the Latin term "cum laude" which translates "with honor" or "with praise" and is one of three Latin honors that colleges and universities confer on their best performing graduates. See more
When Lurch sets Hilliard in the chair, he leans to his right. In the next shot, he leans to his left. See more
Sam L. Hilliard
[hearing that the Addams are waiting in the outer lobby to see him
Miss Ames, I just remembered a dental appointment, and I can hardly wait to get there.