The Great Balloon Race is the ninth episode of the 1973 animated series of The Addams Family.


On their way to the Metropolitan Museum, The Addams Family pick up two men headed that way. They're the ground crew for Professor Orville Byrd's balloon in the Transcontinental Balloon Classic from Central Park in New York to Griffith Park in Los Angeles. The Nasty Brothers had sabotaged them, so they're glad to get a ride back to the race, but can't handle the ookiness and flee before reaching the park. Gomez volunteers his family and camper to be the professor's new ground crew. With the help of Ocho, Ali and Mr. B, they evade sabotage after sabotage by the Nastys, passing over Yellowstone and Death Valley on their way to the finish.


Background Information

  • KPOI is really a Hawaiian radio station.[1]

Ooky Food

  • Tarantula Tea
  • Ghoulish Goulash
  • Lizard Liver Sandwich

Links and References


  1. Star Bulletin article
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