The Addams Family

Morticia's Romance (1)

Season 2, Ep 2, Aired 9/24/65
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  • Episode Description
  • Gomez and Morticia's 13th wedding anniversary prompts them to tell Pugsley and Wednesday a bedtime story of how they met and fell in love. It seems that Gomez had been arranged to marry Ophelia, Morticia's sister but he secretly began falling for the more shy, more quiet, Morticia.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jackie Coogan

    Uncle Fester

  • John Astin

    Gomez Addams

  • Carolyn Jones

    Morticia Addams

  • Blossom Rock

    Grandmama

  • Ken Weatherwax

    Pugsley Addams

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Mrs. Frump: (about Gomez) That boy of yours is all boy. MaMa: (about Ophelia) So is that girl of yours.

    Notes (3)

    • During the scene where Gomez is speaking to Cousin Itt up the chimney flu, a poorly timed shot of soot struck actor John Astin in the eye and required him to go to the hospital.

    • Carolyn Jones makes her first appearance in the recurring character of Morticia's sister, Ophelia Frump.

    • Margaret Hamilton will be forever remembered as the Wicked Witch of the West from the 1939 film The Wizard Of Oz.

    Trivia (3)

    • During the scene where Gomez is speaking to Cousin Itt up the chimney flu, a poorly timed shot of soot struck actor John Astin in the eye and required him to go to the hospital.

    • Gomez is shown here to be a hypochondriac (a person who constantly thinks he is sick when he really isn't), but is cured whenever he is around Morticia.

    • Mother Hester Frump, Morticia and Ophelia's mother. is played by Margaret Hamilton, cinema's most famous villainess, the Wicked Witch of the West from 1939's The Wizard of Oz.

    Allusions (1)

    • Morticia's sister Ophelia speaks with mildly archaic language, carries a bouquet of flowers, and likes jumping into pools of water. This is an allusion to Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet, who carried a bouquet of flowers when she went crazy and died by falling into a stream.

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