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"I can't stand these weird things. I'm gonna sit in my treehouse and watch the lightning."
-Uncle Fester

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.


Gomez and Morticia seek help from a child psychiatrist when Pugsley shows signs of normalcy; the doctor advises the couple to cater to Pugsley's childish whims.

Plot Summary[]

Pugsley takes a liking to puppies and baseball and even joins the Boy Scouts. He won't even play Trainwreck with his father, and he 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]

Cast and Characters[]



There is no guest cast.

Additional Cast[]


There is no uncredited cast.

Other Characters[]



To be added


"Who'd ever thought we'd have a problem child?"
-Gomez about Pugsley


  • When Dr. Black enters, he gets an eyeful of the two-headed turtle, Pierre, the samurai, and Bear.

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.

External Links[]



  1. Morticia and the Psychiatrist