Portrait of Gomez is the thirteenth episode of the second season of the original series of The Addams Family, and the forty-seventh overall episode of the series. It first aired 10 December 1965 on ABC.


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


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