Gomez, the People's Choice is the fifth episode of the second season of the original series of The Addams Family, and the thirty-ninth overall episode of the series. It first aired 15 October 1965 on ABC.
Morticia is insulted by their latest tax bill, which is only $84, and complains to the mayor. Mayor Henson misunderstands and offers them a rebate, convincing Gomez and Morticia that he's incompetent. Morticia convinces Gomez to run for office, so Fester brings Whizzo, their computer, to the living room to be his "political machine." Unlike Henson, Gomez won't lie and cheat, and the reporter who interviews him discovers Gomez has odd views, such as aiming to preserve picturesque slums. The Mayor challenges Gomez to a TV debate, which Gomez wants to weasel out of, but then gets utterly preoccupied with. Morticia is distraught because he doesn't respond to French or "bubela" and tries to get him to quit. When that doesn't work, she tries to convince people not to vote for Gomez, but her efforts all backfire. Gomez is about to be elected, but is disqualified on a technicality, which makes everyone happy again, especially the Mayor.
- The (polar) Bear is back, and the Totem Pole is gone again.
- Lafayette Addams is mentioned.
- Despite Lisa Loring and Ken Weatherwax being credited, they only appear in the opening and closing credits.
- Braised Lion Loin