How well do you know the very first episode of The Addams Family?

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When The Addams Family premiered in 1964, it kicked off an ooky onscreen legacy that continues to this day. The strange exploits of this spooky but loving family are as timeless as they are funny.

The show starts off wonderfully weird and hilarious right off the bat. The first episode is the perfect introduction to Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and, of course, Thing.

How well do you know pilot episode? Here are 13 questions, the Addams' favorite number, all about "The Addams Family Goes to School."

  1. Which member of the Addams household does this postal worker encounter while delivering mail?
  2. Truant officer Mr. Hilliard sees a sign warning of what?
  3. What sound does the Addams’ doorbell make?
  4. Mr. Hilliard complements the house and Wednesday replies, “It’s so nice and _____”
  5. Wednesday explains her doll doesn’t have a head because Grandmama told her and Pugsley about what historical subject?
  6. Mr. Hilliard accidentally walks into the clutches of what kind of plant?
  7. Gomez crashes his model trains in front of Mr. Hilliard. What is notable about this moment?
  8. Who throws the knife that almost hits Mr. Hilliard?
  9. Morticia knitted this three-armed sweater for who?
  10. Morticia gets Lurch to play something more upbeat by doing what?
  11. Uncle Fester brags he didn't go to school but he's still accomplished at doing what?
  12. Madge Blake plays the school principal. She’s best known as Aunt Harriet from which show?
  13. Wednesday hears a fairy tale in school and gets very upset. Why is she so sad?

How well do you know the very first episode of The Addams Family?

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L 27 months ago
African Strangler no such plant. But to my two year old mind (how old I was when it the series was) is similar to Venus Flytrap.

It always amazes me that Carolyn Jones really DID knit. (Not sure how much she did in real life...probably to kill time between filming scenes in various TV shows and movies). I can knit too but nothing fancy or complicated.
PulsarStargrave L 24 months ago
I think it was cool for them to let Carolyn keep Morticia's chair!
Wrestlingfan 28 months ago
12 out of 13 my memory is pretty good
28 months ago
13 out of 13. I love The Addams Family. And don't forget that Madge Blake played Larry Mondello's mother on Leave It To Beaver. The poor kid, his mother never treated him kindly, and couldn't wait to get rid if his nameless sister.
L SheriHeffner 27 months ago
Much better than The Munsters. I would've loved to have been on set with the lion (safely behind scenery). As long as I'm not a food source...
PulsarStargrave L 24 months ago
When I was a kid, I preferred The Munsters....when I grew up, once I found I could understand the gags better, The Addams Family reigned supreme!
I loved them both. I once tried to drink from a straw while upside down. I got choked, and I got a whipping when I trooped through the vegetable garden trying to imitate Herman Munster with his huge shoes. I got mud all over my shoes.
sputnik_57 28 months ago
12/13 I watched most of the AF episodes that have aired the past few months on ME. Seems it wasn't quite as I remembered it from my younger days. The show is pretty's sort of like "it's so bad it's good"...if you know what I mean.
PulsarStargrave sputnik_57 24 months ago
Same score! Love the show because the jokes are fast and clever!
DerekBird 28 months ago
You got 11 out of 13
Go ahead, show off! You did great!
UTZAAKE 28 months ago
8/13. 1, 2, 5, 9 and 11.
13. Smart girl!
DanDolgin 28 months ago
Got 10 out of 13. I knew most of the answers. Episode 1 shown yesterday, so that helped. Also used recent episode of "Time Tunnel" (Marie Antoinette), just shown last week to get the answer about Wednesday's doll's head.
Stoney 28 months ago
11 for 13, could kick myself for missing 8 and 10
jtrain 28 months ago
10/13, guessed on most, not a watcher of the Addams Family.
HopeDuchaine 28 months ago
11/13. It makes me mad that I missed two of them because I saw the episode last night.
L HopeDuchaine 27 months ago
Mind wanderer!
TownOfMayberry 28 months ago
You got 13 out of 13

Go ahead, show off! You did great!
Zip 28 months ago
6 out of 13. Eh, not bad considering I don't remember that episode at all.
AgingDisgracefully 28 months ago
When did Tish start speaking French and push the envelope with the censors?
AllisonWunderland 28 months ago
6/13...😟 That's just pathetic 😜
robyni23 28 months ago
You got 12 out of 13
Go ahead, show off! You did great!
Missed #10
Pacificsun 28 months ago
The neat thing about the Addams Family is that still holds up so well today. The gags are classic! We're very lucky to have MeTV including this in their lineup every night!!!
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