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"That's right. If there's one thing we Addams can't condone, it's lying."
-Morticia Addams

Left in the Lurch is the second episode of the 1973 animated series of The Addams Family.


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Plot Summary[]

Lurch has told his pen pal in Nashville that he is a rock star. When Uncle Fester asks to go to the nearest used boneyard, which happens to be in Nashville, Lurch tries to sabotage the trip. Wednesday tells the rest of The Addams Family about Lurch's problem, and they agree to play along. Lurch gets himself arrested so he won't have to face her, but Gomez gets him onto the bill of a pop festival as lead guitarist and vocalist for the group Freddie and The Frogs. The rest of the family plays the Frogs as Lurch lip syncs while Gomez sings, then feigns a vocal chord injury. The fickle pen pal no longer likes Lurch, and the family continues on their trip.

Cast and Characters[]



There is no guest cast.

Additional Cast[]

  • Josh Albee as Voice
  • Howard Caine as Voice
  • John Carver as Voice
  • Pat Harrington Jr. as Voice
  • Bob Holt as Voice
  • Don Messick as Voice
  • Herb Vigran as Voice


There's no uncredited cast.

Other Characters[]



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"Thanks, son. Just remember: no back tail driving, please."
-Gomez to Pugsley on the back of Ali


  • The comic book The Addams Family Issue 3 (published in April of 1975 by Gold Key Comics) was adapted from this episode.
  • When Thing writes Lurch's letter, he is a left hand instead of his usual right.
  • Gomez paraphrases William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Act III, scene II "I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him." when he says "We come, my friend, not to bury Vaudeville, but to praise it."

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