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Halloween With the New Addams Family
Af hw title
Starring Carolyn Jones
John Astin
Directed By Dennis Steinmetz
Written By George Tibbles
Release Date October 30, 1977

Halloween with the New Addams Family is a television special that reunited most of the cast of the original series.


Gomez's brother, Pancho Addams, stays with the family for Halloween while Gomez attends a Snake Lodge meeting in Tombstone, Arizona. Pancho tells Pugsley Jr. and Wednesday Jr. the legend of Cousin Shy, a shy spirit who carves pumpkins and distributes gifts on Halloween. Gomez worries that Pancho will take his place as father and husband before he returns the next night, but he waves goodbye to Morticia and Kitty Kat and departs. Meanwhile, a trio of crooks are spying on the Family with cameras placed throughout the mansion. They arranged Gomez' absence to gain easier entrance and send Mikey Grimm in posing as a tax assessor.

Wednesday Sr. returns home from Music Academy, and Dr. Pugsley Sr. Addams returns from Nairobi Medical School. After enduring all sorts of ookiness in the cemetery and play room, Mikey is on the verge of a breakdown. Dr. Addams tries to help with a chant, causing Mikey to flee. Gomez returns home early to find the family trimming the Halloween Scarecrow without him, but Cousin Itt reassures him and tells him to think of the children and Halloween. He helps them finish the trimming, then they welcome Ophelia and other guests for a masquerade party. The other crooks, "Bones" Lafferty and Louie "the Lard," and their bodyguards pose as John Quincy Addams and family to join the party while sending look-alikes of Gomez and Morticia in through the back. A number of mistaken identities and incidents later, the bodyguards and look-alikes flee the ookiness too. When police arrive because of a noise complaint, Bones and Louie confess and beg to be taken away.


Background Information

Ooky Food

  • Hopping Eggs
  • Molten Eye of Newt Pudding
  • Whale Ribs
  • Salamander Cake

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