|Portrayed by:||David Krumholtz|
Joel Glicker is an introverted 14-year-old boy who is plagued by allergies. After he meets Wednesday at Camp Chippewa, he tells her that he's allergic "to almost everything" while they're sitting by the lake one night. In one memorable conversation, she asks him if he believes in the existence of evil, and he replies, grinning, "Did you meet my mom?".
At the end of camp, the campers stage a play about "The First Thanksgiving" with the "good" kids cast as the pilgrims and the social outcasts as Chippewa natives... with Wednesday as Pocahontas. When Wednesday, Pugsley and Joel refuse to participate in the play, all three are locked in the "Harmony Hut" and forced to watch movies and TV shows ranging from Bambi to Lassie Come Home, The Little Mermaid, The Sound of Music, The Brady Bunch and Annie. When the three come out, they pretend that they have changed from gloomy to cheerful; Wednesday even forcing herself to smile, which elicits gasps of fear from the other campers).
During the performance, Joel plays an Indian Chief, betrothed to Pocahontas (played by Wednesday) "in the play", he adds on, slightly embarrassed. As the play progresses, Wednesday breaks out of character, makes a speech about how the American colonists will later exploit the Native Americans in the future and leads the other outcasts in revolt, destroying the set and tying Amanda up to be burned at the stake. Wednesday and Joel flee to the Chippewa fence as Pugsley steals a camp van. After hopping the fence, Wednesday asks Joel to come with them. He declines, saying he needs to go back to the others and "to watch the place burn". Realizing they may never see each other, the two young lovers exchange (relatively) emotional goodbyes and share a kiss through the chainlink fence. Afterward, the Addams siblings flee for home.
After Debbie is killed via electrocution, Gomez and Morticia throw a birthday party for Pubert. Joel, dressed like Gomez, sneaks off to the graveyard with Wednesday. He tells her that her family is "really interesting" and that her parents "are so involved with each other". He asks her if she'd want to get married and have kids. She tells him "No". Then he asks her what she would do if she met the right man who worshipped and adored her, who'd be her devoted slave, to which she replies "I'd pity him". Joel nods and then looks at Debbie's tombstone, walks over and kneels down in front of it. He then says, "Poor Debbie. She was sick", and Wednesday disagrees, remarking that Debbie was "sloppy" and elaborating that if she wanted to kill her husband and not be caught, she'd do it by "scaring him to death".
As Joel lays flowers on Debbie's grave, a hand breaks the surface and grabs his arm; Wednesday looks on, satisfied with Joel's screams and using her newfound skill... smiling.
The feature film:
- Joel Glicker was played by David Krumholtz.