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Close Encounters of the Addams Kind is the 34th episode of The New Addams Family.


Aliens looking for a power source trace one to the Addams house. After researching TV shows from the seventies to learn about Earth culture, they disguise themselves as Greg and Marcia Brady, hoping to be inconspicuous. At the Addams house, they encounter all sorts of ookiness, including a Trainwreck and Moonbathing. They discover that the power source they need is Uncle Fester, and they have a dance contest with Morticia and Gomez to win him. However, "Greg" and "Marcia" lose, but after explaining their case, "Greg" comes up with a solution.


Background Information[]

  • The episode title refers to the 1977 motion picture Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
  • The Bear gets a reaction.
  • Cousin Centipede is mentioned.
  • The aliens model themselves after the two eldest children from the 1969 television show The Brady Bunch, and also mention the 1975 programme Starsky and Hutch
    • Although the female alien models herself after Marcia Brady, the end credits spell her name as "Marsha".
  • Gomez says "I love the smell of nitro in the evening", paraphrasing the line "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" from the 1979 motion picture Apocalypse Now.
  • Greg & Marsha repeatedly burst out in evil laughter like Dr. Evil and his henchmen in the 1997 motion picture Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery.
  • Marsha drinks from a cup by using her finger, just like Mork from Ork.
  • Wednesday rappels down a line wearing stealth clothes like Ethan Hunt in the 1996 Mission: Impossible movie.
  • During their dance off against Marsha and Greg, Mortica and Gomez dance the Batusi from the 1966 Batman television series.
  • After Greg orders more power, Fester replies "I'm giving it all I've got, Captain" a la Scotty from the 1966 television series Star Trek.
  • Gomez refers to the poster tagline from the 1979 motion picture Alien when he says no one can hear you scream in space.
  • When Fester is shrunk down and put into a box, in some shots, a repainted Uncle Fester action figure from the Playmates toy line released in conjunction with the 1992 animated series is used.
  • This episode was loosely inspired by the original series episode "The Addams Family and the Spaceman".

Ooky Food[]

  • Slug Stew
  • Leech Pudding

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