Sam Hilliard, a truant officer, visits the Addams family because neither of the children has ever set foot in school. He convinces Morticia and Gomez to meet with the principal, Miss Comstock. Miss Comstock, who doesn't think much of Mr. Hilliard, persuades the Addams to put Wednesday and Pugsley in school, but also asks Hilliard to revisit the Addams home. The Addams children are disturbed by the Grimms' fairy tales that are read at school; they think that dragons are really being killed. Hilliard is frightened by the Addams, especially Lurch and the loud gong that summons him, but he is most shocked when Gomez suggests that he try the wrack for relaxation. Written by
Did You Know?
Although a matte painting of The Addams Family House is used throughout the course of the show, a real house once located at 21 Chester Place in Los Angeles, California was used in this episode for exterior footage and in the background during the show intro (Where Gomez is filing the gates). It was also used in publicity photos for the show with John Astin
(Gomez) standing in front of the house in different spots and poses. However, the house didn't have the full third floor and tower that they had imagined. So instead of trying to buy it and fix to their liking or constructing an actual full-scale front or shell of the home on a studio lot, they opted to use the matte painting which could be altered for different moods/scenes. The house was also used exterior wise in Seven Days in May
(1964). See more
When Uncle Fester puts the bulb in his mouth the second time, it is pointed straight out. In the next shot, it is angled to the right. See more
Sam L. Hilliard
Don't you want your kids to learn to read?
What is there for a six year old to read?
Sam L. Hilliard
Someday she'll be twenty-six.
See you then.
Blossom Rock was the credit given to Marie Blake, a descendant of Jeanette McDonald. See more
Referenced in The Addams Family XXX