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The Addams Family: Addams Cum Laude

After threatening to have the kids expelled from schoo,l Morticia decides to put the children in a private school run by Mr. Hilliard. Once he finds out they are enrolled, Hilliard resigns and Gomez takes over.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x25
Production Number: 7000-59
Airdate: Friday March 04th, 1966

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Guest Stars
Allyn Joslyn
As Sam Hilliard
Felix Silla
As Cousin Itt
Carol Byron
As Secretary (Miss Ames)
Patricia Brown
As Mrs. Bennet (as Pat Brown)
Main Cast
Carolyn Jones (1)
As Morticia Addams
John Astin
As Gomez Addams
Jackie Coogan
As Uncle Fester
Ted Cassidy
As Lurch
Ken Weatherwax
As Pugsley Addams
Lisa Loring
As Wednesday Addams
The Thing


Gomez is performing his Latin Hour for Morticia and Fester when Wednesday and Pugsley come in. They refuse to talk about school until Morticia persists, and then explain that the principal scolded them for showing the kids how to shoot dynamite caps at recess and one of them blew up the teeter-totter. The principal threatened to expel them if they did it again. Once the children leave, Morticia worries that the principal is depriving their children of normal self-expression. She suggests that they transfer the children to a private school and that they contact Sam Hilliard, the former truant officer. He’s now running a private school named Mockridge Hall, and Gomez calls him...

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Episode Quotes
Morticia: Ah, hello, darlings. You just missed your father's Latin Hour. How was school today?
Gomez: Back to reality, eh, children, from a world of fantasy.

Fester: Recess? If I remember correctly, I flunked that three times. Tough.

Pugsley: We were just showing the kids how to shoot dynamite caps.
Gomez: Ah, seems harmless enough. At least they weren't frittering away their time with marbles.

Gomez: As old Erasmus Addams once said, you got to take the bull by the teeth. Teeth?

Gomez: Hilliard, old bean, you just sorta dropped out of sight.
Sam Hilliard: Yeah, I certainly tried.
Gomez: You're the only truant officer our children ever missed.

Gomez: You do remember our remarkable offspring?
Sam Hilliard: Pugsley and Wednesday. Names that haunt even my happiest hours.
Morticia: Mr. Hilliard, what a lovely compliment.

Gomez: I would estimate a five-knot breeze from the direction of, uh, the glue factory.
Fester: Glue factory? That's dinner.

Gomez: The chancellor of Addams Hall has little time for creature comforts, my dear. Remember: tempus fungus.
Morticia: Fugit.
Gomez: That too.

Morticia: Ah, Mr. Hilliard, how nice of you to drop by.
Sam Hilliard: Drop by? I was brutally kidnapped by that one-man goon squad.
Gomez: Same old Hilliard, he can charm the birds out of the trees.

Morticia: Gomez, how touching, darling. You wanted to buy me Harvard for my birthday.
Gomez: Well, come to think of it, it is rather a silly gift for a beautiful woman. I should get you Vassar.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCharles Addams
DeveloperDavid Levy
Executive ProducerDavid Levy
ProducerNat Perrin
Associate ProducerHerbert W. Browar
CastingKerwin Coughlin
MusicVic Mizzy
Music SupervisorDave Kahn
HairstylistMyrl Stoltz
Make-upNorman Pringle
Key GripRoy Kight
Set DecoratorRuby R. Levitt
Property MasterJoe Thompson
Script SupervisorStanley K. Scheuer
Production CoordinatorRichard Greer
Post Production SupervisorRobert Freedman
Director of PhotographyArchie R. Dalzell
Art DirectorEdward Ilou
Sound MixerEarl E. Spicer
Special EffectsJoseph A. Zomar  |  Robert Cole
Sound RecordistTodd-AO
Costume SupervisorMyrtle Logan
Boom OperatorAl Boyle
Film EditorJames Ballas
Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
Sound Effects EditorGeorge J. Eppich
Chief ElectricianHarry Hopkins
Warning: The Addams Family season 2 episode 25 guide may contain spoilers
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