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The Addams Family - Green-Eyed Gomez

episode 1.8

USA 1964
produced by
Nat Perrin, David Levy (executive) for Filmways/ABC
directed by Jerry Hopper
starring Carolyn Jones, John Astin, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy, Del Moore, Pattee Chapman, Jimmy Ames
screenplay by Keith Fowler, Phil Leslie, based on characters created by Charles Addams, developed for TV by David Levy, music by Vic Mizzy

TV series
The Addams Family, The Addams Family (classic series)

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Morticia (Carolyn Jones) invites her childhood friend Lionel (Del Moore) over to stay for a few days, much to the distress of her husband Gomez (John Astin), who's almost instantly eaten up by jealousy but would rather die to admit it - so much so that he asks both Uncle Fester (Jackie Coogan) and butler Lurch (Ted Cassidy) to kill him. And Lionel certainly has a way to charm Morticia - even if his motives are much ulterior, as he's a cheat specializing on selling non-existent oil fields and uranium mines. Not knowing that, Gomez hires a new maid (Pattee Chapman) to turn Lionel's head, but at first she's totally unsuccessful - and what's more, Morticia is led to belief Gomez has hired Mildred for his own sake and is as heart-broken as he is. Luck turns for the better to almost everybody though when Lionel learns Mildred has dabbled in the stock market, takes her for a golden goose and marries her on the spot - only to learn that all her stocks are completely worthless, and now he has to work his ass off to pay her debts. But Gomez and Morticia's relationship is saved once again,

 

Now granted, not all punchlines in this episode really hit their mark, but that said, the acting of both the regulars and the guests is totally on point, making more than up for the occasional missfired jokes and the very clichéed story, and ultimately this is a hoot to watch and certainly among the best episodes of the series.

 

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