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Amnesia in the Addams Family is the twenty-second episode of the first season of the original series of The Addams Family. It first aired 19 February 1965 on ABC.


Gomez takes out a life insurance policy for one million dollars naming Morticia as the sole beneficiary. He accidentally hits himself in the head while exercising with old Indian clubs he got from an old Indian and gets amnesia. He reacts to the house and the family the way a "normal" person would. Wednesday shows off Lucifer, her pet anole, and Pugsley shows him a Trainwreck, but neither spark his memory. Uncle Fester suggests a good workout in the play room. After an encounter with Cleopatra, he is convinced everyone is trying to kill him to collect the insurance. Morticia consults Grandpa Squint's old medical book which says a second blow to the head might cure him.


  • Cleopatra, the carnivorous plant, is fed with hamburgers... humans give her heartburn.
  • Wednesday's pet lizard, Lucifer appears.
  • Grandmama takes the kids to see a movie, The Bat-Woman from Outer Space. They love those true life stories.
  • It was remade for The New Addams Family episode with the same name.


  • "There's a touch of madness around here."--Gomez Addams
  • "Why do you keep staring at me?"--Uncle Fester
    "Doesn't everyone?"--Gomez Addams
  • "You're dearer to me than all the bats in all the caves in the world."--Morticia Addams