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The Addams Family: Gomez, the Politician

The Addams family's proud tradition of backing losing candidates continues when Sam Hilliard runs for city council.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 7000-06
Airdate: Friday October 09th, 1964

Guest Stars
Allyn JoslynAllyn Joslyn
As Mr. Hilliard (Sam Hilliard)
Eddie QuillanEddie Quillan
As George Bass
Bill BaldwinBill Baldwin
As TV Announcer (Mel)
Bob LeMondBob LeMond
voiced Reporter
Main Cast
Carolyn Jones (1)Carolyn Jones (1)
As Morticia Addams
John AstinJohn Astin
As Gomez Addams
Jackie CooganJackie Coogan
As Uncle Fester
Ted CassidyTed Cassidy
As Lurch
Blossom RockBlossom Rock
As Grandmama
The ThingThe Thing


Fester and Grandmama are watching a political convention on TV and Morticia comes in to complain about the noise. Thing turns down the noise and Morticia goes down to find Gomez hanging pictures in the playroom. She finds Gomez putting up political posters from past campaigns, of all the candidates that they supported: Dewey, Landon, Smith, Willkie, Stevenson, and Stephen Douglas. When Morticia wonders why Gomez doesn’t run for office, he explains that the Addams prefer the role of kingmaker. He plans to support Leonard G. Quimby in the current city council elections...

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Episode Quotes
Morticia: What's all the noise?
Fester: The conventions, Morticia, the conventions!
Morticia: Oh, I do wish they wouldn't shout so. It keeps little Pugsley's octopus awake. Poor thing's getting rings under its tentacles. And my African Strangler, too. It just loses all desire to strangle anyone.

George Bass: Is all this yours?
Gomez: Well, we go back to the cemetery.
George Bass: We all do, sometime.

Gomez: The L stands for Lucifer.
Morticia: Very appropriate for a politician.

Gomez: Number 1, we want to get our butler Lurch on television.
Morticia: We feel he'll appeal to the women's vote.
Gomez: Camera moves in. It's a close-up of Lurch. Lurch expresses himself on the candidacy of Sam L. Hilliard.
Lurch: Ooohhhhh.
Gomez: Animal magnetism, you can't top that.

Sam Hilliard: I'm a grafter.
Morticia: You mean all your campaign promises are phony?
Sam Hilliard: As a three-dollar bill.
Fester: I've got a lot of three-dollar bills.

Sam Hilliard: I'm going to turn this whole thing over to a lawyer.
Gomez: A lawyer?
Sam Hilliard: Yes!
Gomez: My card.
Morticia: Gomez is responsible for putting more criminals behind bars than any other man in the United States.
Sam Hilliard: You, a prosecuting attorney?
Gomez: Attorney for the defense.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCharles Addams
DeveloperDavid Levy
Executive ProducerDavid Levy
ProducerNat Perrin
Associate ProducerHerbert W. Browar
CastingKerwin Coughlin
MusicVic Mizzy
HairstylistMyrl Stoltz
Make-upNorman Pringle
Key GripRoy Kight
Set DecoratorRuby R. Levitt
Property MasterJoe Thompson
Script SupervisorStanley Olsen
Production CoordinatorRichard Greer
Director of PhotographyArchie R. Dalzell
Art DirectorEdward Ilou
Sound EditorGeorge J. Eppich
Sound MixerBryan Spicer
Special EffectsBob Overbeck  |  Larry Chapman
Sound RecordistTodd-AO
Costume SupervisorMyrtle Logan
Film EditorGerald Shepard
Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
Music CoordinatorDave Kahn
Chief ElectricianHarry Hopkins
Editorial CoordinatorRobert Freedman
RecorderDon Bassman
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