Portrait of Gomez
Series The Addams Family (TV Series)
Season 2
Original Airdate December 10, 1965
Teleplay by

Leo Salkin, Bill Lutz and Henry Sharp

Story by Leo Salkin and Bill Lutz
Director Sidney Salkow


The Addams Family are Moonbathing when Strife magazine calls to tell Gomez that they're sending a photographer round. He thinks he's been chosen their Man of the Year. Morticia wants to supply her own picture of Gomez for the cover, but Cleopatra eats her favorite photo of Gomez. Krumstrass, the photographer who originally took that picture is now out of business, so Uncle Fester volunteers to take a new one in the play room. When this doesn't come out properly Gomez retreats to the chandelier in despair. Morticia tracks down Krumstrass, and discovers he's now taking photos for drivers' licenses. All they need is for Gomez to apply for his license - but he can't drive. Lurch has to teach him, but when Gomez takes his test he terrifies the examiner. He can't understand why Gomez even wants a license. When Gomez explains, the examiner tells him that the photographer was fired anyway. Back to square one (and having given up driving) Gomez has Morticia paint his portrait. The photographer from Strife arrives, but he wants to photograph the house, chosen Spookiest House of the Year. The Family is tremendously proud.


Background Information

  • The city made the Addamses fill in their little patch of quicksand.

Ooky Food

  • Henbane Tea
  • Soap Crunchies

Links and References

Guest Stars

  • Tom D'Andrea as Examiner
  • Ralph Montgomery as Photographer

Roger Arroyo plays Cousin Itt in this episode.


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Gomez, the Cat Burglar
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Morticia's Dilemma

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