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Fester's Punctured Romance is the third episode of the first season of the original series of The Addams Family. It first aired 2 October 1964 on ABC.


Uncle Fester is feeling unloved and unneeded, so he places an ad in the lonely hearts column. When a door-to-door saleslady comes knocking, he thinks she's answering his ad, but he's not sure she's his type. Her smooth and mildly seductive sales pitch, with a ninety-day plan to make over Fester, is mistaken for callousness. When she discovers the mistake, she flees, never to return.



  • After Gomez takes the picture, the black smudges on his and Morticia's faces change between shots.
  • When Gomez and Morticia talk in the conservatory, the sash on Gomez's robe is knotted toward his left. When they go into the living room to talk to Wednesday, it is centered.


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