6 times the Addams family wore something other than their iconic costumes

Gomez donned a different kind of striped suit for moon bathing and Pugsley horrified Morticia in his boy scout uniform.

Besides maybe Andy’s sheriff uniform or Fonzie’s leather jacket, it’s hard to think of more iconic sitcom costumes than the ones worn by each member of the Addams family. Gomez’s pinstripe suit, Wednesday’s white collar and, of course, Morticia’s spooky black dress are all ingrained in pop culture.

There were a few occasions, however, when a member of TV’s kookiest family decided to wear something different. Sometimes they needed an outfit for a specific activity, like moon bathing, sometimes they just felt like putting on something different, like Pugsley’s horrifically normal boy scout uniform.

Here are six times someone in the Addams family wore something different than the costume they are most famous for.

1. Uncle Fester’s Crazy Wig

In “Uncle Fester’s Toupee,” Gomez and Morticia help Fester pick a hairpiece to impress his romantic pen pal who is coming to visit. Before picking a shorter, neater wig, Fester tries on one which matches his electric personality. Gomez even compliments him, saying he’s “the spitting image of cousin Bleak, the time the boll weevils got in his hair.”

2. Lurch’s Suit for the Butler’s Ball

The Addams Family episodes centered around the stoic butler Lurch are fan favorites and “Lurch Learns to Dance” is no exception. After a dance teacher can’t keep from fainting, the members of the Addams family decide to show Lurch a few steps to prepare him for the Butler’s Ball. Wednesday even picks out his outfit, a “Little Lord Fauntleroy” suit complete with hat and giant lollipop. An earlier scene with Lurch in ballet tights is also worth an honorable mention.

3. Pugsley’s Boy Scout Uniform

We’ll start with the most horrific outfit, at least according to Gomez and Morticia. When they see their beloved Pugsley dressed as a boy scout and reject his pet octopus in favor of a cute puppy, they fear the worst — that he’s becoming normal! As the title of the episode “Morticia and the Psychiatrist” implies, the Addams seek professional help but the therapist is just as confused as anyone.

4. Morticia’s Maid Outfit

Another great Lurch episode is “Mother Lurch Visits the Addams Family.” Ellen Corby, a few years before becoming Grandma Walton, guest stars as Lurch’s demanding mother. Gomez and Morticia decide to play along as a butler and maid so Lurch can pretend to own the house to impress his mom. Gomez gives up his pinstripe suit for a butler’s bowtie and Morticia dons an apron and hat.

5. Gomez’s Moon Bathing Suit

In “Uncle Fester’s Illness,” the normally electric Fester can’t seem to conduct a current. Morticia suggests moon bathing to make him feel better and while Fester isn’t sure, Gomez can’t wait. Gomez even breaks out his striped moon bathing swimsuit for the occasion.

6. Pugsley and Wednesday’s Halloween Costumes

If any show needs to have a Halloween episode, it’s The Addams Family and the iconic sitcom actually has two, one in each season. The first one, “Halloween with the Addams Family,” features Pugsley and Wednesday dressed up in the scariest costumes they can think of. Pugsley sports a suit and tie and Wednesday wears a cute poofy skirt with matching bows in her hair. Gomez and Morticia are, of course, aghast. Grandmama proudly declares “They’ll scare the wits out of people!”

 
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Coldnorth 4 months ago
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LoveMETV22 Coldnorth 4 months ago
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Coldnorth LoveMETV22 4 months ago
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sputnik_57 4 months ago
Pugsley joining the Boy Scouts was one of my favorites. I think it was actually the second or third episode of the first season.
Mistertelvison 4 months ago
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LoveMETV22 LoveMETV22 4 months ago
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LoveMETV22 4 months ago
Love The Addam's Family Costumes. However Letterman's Costumes are just as fun.
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LoveMETV22 LoveMETV22 4 months ago
PS : And yes that is young Macaulay Culkin as half of the McDLT.
SexyMate 4 months ago
Did John Aston Really Committed "Suicide".??? Can Someone Answer My Relevant Question.??
RichLorn SexyMate 4 months ago
I believe he is still alive. IMDb makes no mention of his death. Maybe he just moved to Kansas? Kinda the same thing.
LoveMETV22 SexyMate 4 months ago
" 𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧 𝐀𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧 "
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Well first for relevancy are you referring to John Aston ( there is a BBC Actor with that name) or
John Astin the actor who is from " The Addams Family" who is mentioned in this story ? Who is very much alive, which answers your question.
JHP 4 months ago
didn't William Frawley wear that same suit that Gomez did? I remember I saw it on I Love Lucy
Andybandit 4 months ago
The characters look better in this wardrobe, than their original.
vinman63 16 months ago
When Wednesday wore the Morticia dress and couldn’t curtsey.
Moverfan 16 months ago
Ted Cassidy...in tights...oh my, my, my...
scott 16 months ago
This show deserves more credit in the cultural zeitgeist than it has ever received. As do the writers and actors.
Pacificsun scott 4 months ago
Nicely said!

It's clear the creative-adults had more fun with this show than any other aspect of the audience.

Filled with inside jokes!
Runeshaper 16 months ago
All of these outfits are GREAT! (-:
16 months ago
I thought the children looked cute in their Halloween costumes.
Pacificsun 16 months ago
#1 - No, they don't fear him becoming normal. The Addams Family considers that everyone else is odd. That's the beauty of the premise!
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Pacificsun Moriyah 4 months ago
What date in November??
Moriyah Pacificsun 4 months ago
For when? My birthday?
Moriyah Pacificsun 4 months ago
It's the 13th
WordsmithWorks 16 months ago
Other iconic sitcom costumes? How about "Gilligan Island's" outfits for Skipper, Gilligan and the Professor? Sure, they were shipwrecked on the island, but the outfits for Ginger, Mary Ann and the Howells kept changing.
Pacificsun WordsmithWorks 16 months ago
OMG, imagine reporting to work everyday for 2 years wearing the same costume. They probably made an agreement with the actors they'd find a way to change out what they wore once in awhile. Ginger would've been the hardest. But who in the world would've taken ANY clothes (except a sweater) on a 3 hr. cruise. I think it's the only thing Sherwood Schwartz has been forgiven for, the unexplained wardrobe!!
Coldnorth WordsmithWorks 16 months ago
Skipper and Gilligans clothes never fade especially the red. If only my clothes didn’t fade.
AgingDisgracefully 16 months ago
I hope Trish didn't speak French in her maid's outfit.
At least not when Gomez could hear because then...well, it doesn't bear thinking about. But, although it isn't her usual choice of daytime attire, Madame Addams looks lovely as always.
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