Cousin Itt's Problem
Series The Addams Family (TV Series)
Season 2
Original Airdate October 22, 1965
Written by Carol Henning, Ed Ring and Mitch Persons
Director Sidney Lanfield


Morticia throws Cousin Itt a welcome home party and buys him a shaggy dog bigger than he is. Itt seems to be shedding hair, and the Family is worried that without his hair he'll be nothing. Itt packs his bags, but Morticia joins him in his bedroom to convince him to stay. Uncle Fester's new chemistry set arrives and he takes it to his bedroom to produce a batch of hair restorer and prevent a disaster. He brews a concoction that grows hair on a ball, a banana, and Aunt Anemia's portrait. Gomez puts on his deerstalker and investigates, finding more hair on Thing's box, the two-headed turtle, a doorknob, and even Fester's pate. Itt realizes he's not shedding, the dog is. Fester sheds his hair too when his lotion wears off. To soothe him they take him Moonbathing.


Background Information

  • When Cousin Itt was diving for sponges in the South Seas, the sponges thought he was one of them.
  • Pierre and the Bear appear in this episode.

Ooky Food

  • Cauliflower Meringue Cake
  • Creme de la Toadstool

Links and References

Guest Stars

  • Meg Wyllie as Myrtle Mae Dragwater
  • Frankie Darro as Delivery Boy


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