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Morticia and the Psychiatrist is the second episode of the first season of the original series of The Addams Family. It first aired 25 September 1964 on ABC.


Pugsley takes a liking to puppies and baseball, and even joins the Boy Scouts! He won't even play Trainwreck with his father, and begins ignoring his pet octopus, Aristotle. Horrified and at their wits' end, Morticia and Gomez summon a psychiatrist to deal with the situation. Dr. Harold Black advises them to oblige his new interests.[1]


Ooky Food

  • Eye of Newt - broiled


  • Pugsley refers to himself as ten years old, even though he was only eight in the previous episode.
  • When Gomez blows up a toy train, Mr. Hilliard appears for just a second standing next to Gomez instead of Morticia. This is reused footage from "The Addams Family Goes to School".
  • ,In the shot of Uncle Fester getting down from the tree, the shadow of the boom mic is visible on the door of the house.



  1. Morticia and the Psychiatrist