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The Addams Family Meets the Undercover Man is the sixteenth episode of the first season of the original series of The Addams Family. It first aired 8 January 1965 on ABC.


With Uncle Fester's power boost, Pugsley can reach Tokyo and Calcutta on his shortwave radio in the Code Room, their new name for the play room. Hollister is an undercover operative who's been picking up odd radio signals coming from The Addams Family Mansion. Convinced that The Addams Family are spies, he recruits the postman, Mr. Briggs, to help. Briggs panics when he gets in the house and sees Thing and Kitty Kat, and flees. Hollister then tries the plumber, Conkey, who's been called in to fix Kitty's water fountain. Fester catches Conkey spying on Gomez playing Trainwreck, but they just send him back downstairs. They catch him hiding behind Cleopatra, so they ask to see his union card. When he sneaks through the secret tunnel into the Code Room, Morticia calls the authorities, moving up the chain of command, and ending up with Hollister. Morticia is convinced that Hollister is a spy, so they capture him and lock him up in Grandmama's stockade. He sees that the source of the odd signals is Pugsley's new ham radio. Washington vouches for Hollister, so the Family allow him to go.


  • Uncle Flub is referenced in this episode.
  • When Thing frightens Mr. Briggs, he is a left hand, instead of his usual right. At the end of the episode when Thing delivers a letter from Mr. Hollister, he is a left hand again.
  • Morticia's perfume is Quagmire No.13.
  • Despite Blossom Rock and Lisa Loring being credited, they only appear in the opening and closing credits.
  • It was remade for The New Addams Family episode "Undercover Man".