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Green-Eyed Gomez is the eighth episode of the first season of the original series of The Addams Family. It first aired 6 November 1964 on ABC.

Summary

Morticia invites her childhood friend, Lionel Barker, to stay in the Guest Room. Gomez is jealous of him, but he's actually a con man working with his partner, Charlie, to fleece the family. Gomez tries to drive him out by making him comfortable, and when that doesn't work he decides that jealousy can work both ways. He hires a maid, Mildred, in an effort to make Morticia jealous, but the maid just drives Gomez crazy. When Gomez tries to make her more assertive, Morticia does become jealous. Gomez decides he wants to make Morticia happy, by killing himself to free her to marry Lionel. All his efforts fail, however. Lurch gets Gomez and Morticia back together by playing their favorite dance, and everything is resolved. Lionel turns his attention to Mildred when he learns that she has become wealthy after investing in the stock market. Mildred and Lionel elope and Gomez and Morticia are elated.

Trivia

  • Bruno and Cleopatra appear in this episode. Mildred gets an eyeful of Cousin Farouk.
  • Morticia and Lionel reminisce about her childhood pet vultures, Hubert and Henry. Uncle Fester mentions his old sweetheart, Queenie, the bearded lady.
  • Despite Ken Weatherwax and Lisa Loring being credited, they only appear in the opening and the credits. Blossom Rock appears in the opening, the credits, and in a picture on the wall.

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