Ophelia Visits Morticia
Series The Addams Family (TV Series)
Season 2
Original Airdate February 25, 1966
Written by Art Weigarten
Director Sidney Lanfield


Ophelia's latest beau, Montrose, is the sixth to jilt her this year (the fifth was Humphrey, lucky devil). As Gomez observes: "In the school of romance, I'm afraid she's just a drop-out." When Ophelia laughs at him, Uncle Fester decides to he can join the Peace Corps like Montrose did. She suggest that if he does join, then he can find Montrose for her. The family take turns helping him study before he takes the exam. They get the news that the Peace Corps does not want Fester, but dare not break this news to Fester, who'll be upset, so they try convince him to stay. Gomez consults the stock ticker and pretends he's lost all his money and needs help, so Fester will stay. Morticia claims to need inspiration from Fester for her paintings, so he dresses as an angel and suspends himself from the roof. Fester now feels needed at home so he decides not to join. However, Ophelia is still pining for Montrose, but he has quit the Corps and returned to her.


Background Information

Ooky Food

  • Sauteed Bat-Wings
  • Brisket of Warthog
  • Sweet & Sour Scorpion Stew

Links and References

Guest Stars

  • George Cisar as Montrose


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