Morticia Joins the Ladies League is the sixth episode of the first season of the original series of The Addams Family. It first aired 23 October 1964 on ABC.


Gomez visits his old friend Oscar Webber at his circus, which has gone downhill. Pugsley plays with Gorgo 'The Killer Gorilla', and the two become friends. Meanwhile, Morticia has invited the Ladies League to tea. The league is hesitant, but on a membership drive, so they agree to come.

Gorgo breaks out of the circus to visit his pal Pugsley, to Lurch's disapproval. Gomez isn't worried: 'Any boy who loves cobras, toads and apes can't be all bad.' Lurch feels even worse when Gorgo does a better job of the laundry than he's ever done. 'Lurch', Gomez tells him, 'there's some things you can do and some things an ape can do.' It doesn't cheer Lurch up.

The Ladies League arrives for tea, but they aren't prepared to see a gorilla serve it, so they flee. Oscar Webber arrives to retrieve Gorgo but is appalled to find him doing the laundry. But Gomez has an idea: Oscar could bill Gorgo as 'The World's Most Domesticated Gorilla' and exhibit him doing housework in an apron. Oscar takes his advice and makes a fortune.


  • Pugsley's Piggy Bank and Cleopatra appear in this episode.
  • Despite Lisa Loring being credited, she only appears in the opening and the credits.


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