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The Addams Family Splurges is the nineteenth episode of the first season of the original series of The Addams Family. It first aired 29 January 1965 on ABC.


Uncle Fester is bored. Morticia suggests he take Zelda, her pet vulture, for a stroll, but he wants to take a trip. Gomez and Morticia reminisce about a picnic they took on Devil's Island, but they nix a trip to the tar pits because Fester goes wild there. They think Death Valley is probably overrun with tourists since they first discovered it, so they decide on a family outing to the moon, but think it will be costly. They head to the play room to ask Whizzo, the computer built by Gomez and Pugsley, how much such a trip would cost. It computes that they will need to raise just twenty-one dollars and thirteen cents over a billion. Fortunately, Whizzo can predict the winners of horse races.


  • Cousin Nanook is referenced in this episode, as is Aristotle.
  • When Thing hands Gomez the money, he is a left hand, instead of his usual right. When he hands Mr. Hulen a pistol and then some hemlock whiskey, he is also a left.
  • The Addams Family owns a Farnsworth brand television, the company founded by the inventor of the television, Philo T. Farnsworth.
  • Uncle Fester says the fish in the aquarium ate each other and Morticia frets that the children love their pet piranha.
  • Fester grabs Genevieve and threatens to shoot Ralph J. Hulen in the back, to his face.
  • Despite Blossom Rock, Ken Weatherwax, and Lisa Loring being credited, they only appear in the opening and closing credits.
  • Ralph J. Hulen attributes the quote "Gambling is a disease of barbarians" to William Shakespeare, twice. But it was actually said by the American playwright William Inge.