|The Addams Family Goes to School|
Lurch With Mr. Hilliard
|Series||The Addams Family|
|Original Air-Date||September 18, 1964|
|Written By|| Seaman Jacobs|
|Directed By||Arthur Hiller|
|Order in Series||1st in Series|
|Order in Season||1st in Season|
When the school board realizes that the Addams children, Wednesday and Pugsley, are ages six and eight but not yet enrolled in school, they send the truant officer, Mr. Hilliard, to convince Gomez and Morticia to send them. Wednesday lets Mr. Hilliard inside and shows him Bruno, Pierre, Cousin Farouk, Marie Antoinette, and other oddities. Pugsley arrives and asks her to play with him in the cemetery, burying Marie, so she brings him to the conservatory where Morticia is tending Cleopatra and her other plants. She tells Mr. Hilliard to speak to Gomez and rings for Lurch to bring him there. Gomez is playing Trainwreck. He says Mama is in charge of education, and takes him to the Guest Room where she's playing darts with Uncle Fester. Along the way, Gomez shows him Wednesday's box of pedigreed spiders. When he reaches the Guest Room and sees Fester and Mama's dart game, throwing knives at a devil statue, he runs screaming from the house. Nevertheless, Sherwood School insists the children be enrolled.
- When discussing ways to deal with the troublesome superintendant with Miss Comstock, Gomez mentions his old friends Dubois and Goomba.
- Cousin Imar, Death Valley, and Sherwood School are mentioned.
Links and References
- Allyn Joslyn as Sam Hilliard
- Madge Blake as Miss Comstock
- Nydia Westman as Miss Morrison
- Rolfe Sedan as the Postman