"When we're together darling, every night is Halloween!"
Premiered October 30, 1964
Morticia (Carolyn Jones) and their butler Lurch (Ted Cassidy) are working on a special punch recipe.
And their kids, Wednesday (Lisa Loring) and Pugsley (Ken Weatherwax ) are going trick-or-treating dressed in the most frightening costumes they could think of:
|"Do not be alarmed,we are only little children."|
They're spotted, but the Addams family thinks the crooks are trick or treaters, partly due to disguise Claude is wearing. Gomez invites them to their Halloween party, the crooks feel they don't have a choice with a police patrol searching for them nearby.
Marty and Claude are weirded out by their hosts, but hey have shelter from the cops, and Gomez has lots of money they can steal. They think they've hit the jackpot.
Claude and Marty change their tune when they are forced to bob for...crabs!
Morticia, Gomez and Fester remain oblivious to their guests' intentions, but Lurch and Thing are onto them. Thing disarms the crooks...
... replacing their gun with a banana. When they attempt to pull the gun on Gomez and Morticia, the Addams family thinks it's just a Halloween prank.
Claude and Marty begin to realize they're better off fleeing and taking their chances with the police, but can't seem to get away ...
Almost anything Addams Family could qualify as fine Halloween viewing, but this episode is from the first season of the show and is actually set on Halloween night, giving it extra resonance.
|Granny (Blossom Rock) and Gomez get ready to take the kids trick or treating|
|Fester poses for the jack-o-lantern carving & shows some of "the Addams character!"|
|Gomez reads "Twas The Night Before Halloween".|
|Morticia shares a romantic with her "Bubele" on their favorite Holiday.|
Gomez and Morticia are actually one of my favorite tv couples. They have a very strong relationship and treat each other as (relatively) equal partners, especially compared to other sitcom couples in the 1960s.
This episode is a reminder of how the Addams's are a loving nuclear family and the fact that they do not see themselves as odd makes them all the more endearing.