Art and the Addams Family is the fourteenth episode of the first season of the original series of The Addams Family. It first aired 18 December 1964 on ABC.


Grandmama has taken up painting. Her technique involves throwing the paint at the canvas. Gomez has art critic Bosley Swain evaluate her work. Swain tactfully suggests that she should have a teacher, so Grandmama calls Spain to try to reach Pablo Picasso, but gets oddball Sam Picasso instead. Sam comes to the mansion and tries hard, not realizing her mistake, but Bosley thinks the man is a crook. Gomez likes Sam, and decides against Sam's wishes to restore Sam's good name. He asks Sam to paint Kitty Kat, but when Sam sees the lion, he faints. Wednesday tries coaching him, but Sam keeps trying to escape his workshop in the play room. Swain sees Wednesday's paintings, thinking they're Sam's, and he raves about them. Sam manages to return to Spain to take up the safer occupation of bullfighting. Meanwhile, the whole Addams Family takes up brushes.


  • Sam Picasso gets an eyeful of the Bear and Cousin Farouk, and nearly gets strangled by Cleopatra.
  • Uncle Fester offers to model for Sam and remarks that he models for all of Gomez' Halloween pumpkins.
  • Fester creates an urn for Grandfather Malaprop.
  • Despite Ken Weatherwax being credited, he only appears in the opening and closing credits.


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