Wednesday Is Missing (also known as Scooby-Doo Meets The Addams Family) is the third episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies animated series on CBS, airing 22 September 1972. It can be considered the pilot episode of The Addams Family 1973 animated series.


When the Mystery Machine gets stuck in the mud outside The Addams Family Mansion, Mystery Inc. ends up becoming housekeepers for The Addams Family and watching the children while Gomez and Morticia go on vacation in the Okeefenokee swamp. When a giant vulture threatens the house and Wednesday goes missing, it's up to Scooby-Doo and the gang to rescue her and stop the Vulture.

Background Information

  • When Cleopatra eats Shaggy's fork, Wednesday says she needs the iron.
  • Wednesday's pet spider Homer makes a groovy yo-yo.
  • When Thing pats Scooby, he is a left hand instead of his usual right.

Ooky Food

  • Southern Fright Chicken


Television Channels

  • CBS (22 September 1972)
  • Cartoon Network (Boomerang) (1993, rerun since 1993)