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Lurch, the Teenage Idol is the thirty-third episode of the first season of the original series of The Addams Family. It first aired 14 May 1965 on ABC.


While feeding Cleopatra, Morticia has a wonderful thought - Lurch is such a marvelous musician, would he not make a great pop star? Mizzy Bickle, record promoter, agrees once he hears him. Lurch records a song at the harpsichord and when the recording is played on the radio, he becomes a huge star, attracting swarms of screaming teenage fans to the house. The rest of the family thinks it is an invasion.

Lurch enjoys his newfound fame and starts to neglect his butlering duties. Fan mail starts arriving by the truckload. Bickle wants Lurch to do a world tour, but Lurch loses his voice so they take him to the play room to cure him. He gives Gomez and Morticia each an autographed photo of himself. Gomez likes his, "Best picture you ever took, Lurch. Doesn't look a bit like you." Outside the house, Lurch encounters the downside of fame when his fans mob him and tear his clothes. He decides he prefers the safe life with the Family and gives up showbiz.


Ooky Food[]

  • Giraffe Burger (fed to Cleopatra)
  • Fillet of Fenny Snake (recipe taken from Shakespeare's MacBeth)

Ooky Stocks[]

  • Consolidated Fuzz (though Gomez says he currently doesn't own any)