The Day Gomez Failed
Series The Addams Family (animated 1992)
Season 1
Original Airdate September 26, 1992
Story by David Schwartz and Bill Matheny & Lane Raichert
Teleplay by David Schwartz
Story Editors Bill Matheny & Lane Raichert

The Day Gomez Failed is the third episode of the first season of The Addams Family 1992 animated series.


Feeling that he has done everything once, Gomez goes through his days uninspired. As Morticia sculpts a bust of Aunt Scrunge, she reminds him that everything in his life has been a success, and encourages him to fail at something. The plan backfires, though, because everything Gomez does results into a profit, earning a fortune in only six hours. Norman Normanmeyer offers Gomez his ticket to failure, announcing his plans to use his land to complete a new freeway. Some time after signing the contract, the family is surprised to find out that part of the contract was demolishing the mansion with bulldozers. Although Gomez sees it as a friendly deed of Normanmeyer, he stops him, revealing that Great-Great-Grandfather Goober Addams built the house on a swamp and could therefore not be used for a freeway. Instead, the freeway is built on Normanmeyer's land, much to his frustration. Meanwhile, Morticia reminds Gomez that he has failed in failing, and therefore succeeded in his plans.


Background Information

Ooky Stocks

  • Consolidated Gristle

Family Dance

  • The Outhouse Fume Walk
  • The Mustard Cough

Links and References


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