Gomez, the People's Choice
Series The Addams Family (TV Series)
Season 2
Original Airdate October 15, 1965
Teleplay by Henry Sharp
Story by Joseph Vogel and Marvin Kaplan
Director Sidney Lanfield


Morticia is insulted by their latest tax bill, which is only $84, and complains to the mayor. Mayor Henson misunderstands and offers them a rebate, convincing Gomez and Morticia that he's incompetent. Morticia convinces Gomez to run for office, so Fester brings Whizzo, their computer, to the living room to be his "political machine." Unlike Henson, Gomez won't lie and cheat, and the reporter who interviews him discovers Gomez has odd views, such as aiming to preserve picturesque slums. The Mayor challenges Gomez to a TV debate, which Gomez wants to weasel out of, but then gets utterly preoccupied with. Morticia is distraught because he doesn't respond to French or "bubela" and tries to get him to quit. When that doesn't work, she tries to convince people not to vote for Gomez, but her efforts all backfire. Gomez is about to be elected, but is disqualified on a technicality, which makes everyone happy again, especially the Mayor.


Background Information

Ooky Food

  • Braised Lion Loin

Links and References

Guest Stars

  • Parley Baer as Mayor Arthur Henson
  • Jack Barry as Reporter
  • Eddie Quillan as Clyde Arbogast
  • Lennie Bremen as 1st Workman
  • Bart "Buzz" Greene as 2nd Workman


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