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. Written by
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After Lurch orders Smiley to wax Fester's head, his mouth keeps moving but no words come out. See more
I've been yanking on this bell for twenty minutes. Why doesn't Lurch answer?
Uncle Fester Frump
Want me to go up to his room and see if he's dead or somethin'?
Morticia Frump Addams
If he's resting we shouldn't want to disturb him, and if he's dead there's no point to it.