Uncle Fester's Illness
Series The New Addams Family
Season 1
Original Airdate Jan. 11, 1999
Teleplay by Arnold Rudnick & Rich Hosek
Story by Bill Lutz
Director Nicholas Kendall

Uncle Fester's Illness is the 30th episode of The New Addams Family. It is a remake of the original television series episode of the same name.


While powering the train set for a three-engine pileup, Uncle Fester is devolted, and can no longer store any electricity. Gomez tries to jump start him with the car, but that doesn't work. He calls a professional electrician but Kitty Kat frightens him away. The electric chair and electric eels also fail to charge him. While Moonbathing that night, Grandmama even calls up a storm so lightning will hit him, but he still won't hold a charge.

The next day, Fester tries to say he feels better, and scuffs his feet across Bruno to build up a static charge, but Gomez makes him go to the emergency room. While the other members of the family terrorize patients in the waiting room, Fester zaps himself back to normal with the X-ray machine.


Background Information

Ooky Food

  • Bat-Wing Cream Pie

Links and References

Guest Stars

  • Kymberly Sheppard as Nurse
  • Russell Ferrier as Doctor
  • Tom Bougers as Sparky
  • Ross Douglas as Patient #1
  • Colin Foo as Patient #2


Previous episode:
Gomez, the Cat Burglar
Episodes of The New Addams Family Next episode:
Green-Eyed Gomez
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