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

They made quite the first impression on TV in the 1960s!

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."

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  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 22 days 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.
Wrestlingfan 1 month ago
12 out of 13 my memory is pretty good
SheriHeffner 1 month 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 22 days 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...
sputnik_57 1 month 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 stupid...but...it's sort of like "it's so bad it's good"...if you know what I mean.
DerekBird 1 month ago
You got 11 out of 13
Go ahead, show off! You did great!
UTZAAKE 1 month ago
8/13. 1, 2, 5, 9 and 11.
13. Smart girl!
DanDolgin 1 month 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 1 month ago
11 for 13, could kick myself for missing 8 and 10
jtrain 1 month ago
10/13, guessed on most, not a watcher of the Addams Family.
HopeDuchaine 1 month ago
11/13. It makes me mad that I missed two of them because I saw the episode last night.
L HopeDuchaine 22 days ago
Mind wanderer!
TownOfMayberry 1 month ago
You got 13 out of 13

Go ahead, show off! You did great!
Zip 1 month ago
6 out of 13. Eh, not bad considering I don't remember that episode at all.
AgingDisgracefully 1 month ago
When did Tish start speaking French and push the envelope with the censors?
AllisonWunderland 1 month ago
6/13...😟 That's just pathetic 😜
robyni23 1 month ago
You got 12 out of 13
Go ahead, show off! You did great!
Missed #10
Pacificsun 1 month 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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