The Addams Family

Season 2 Episode 8

Morticia, the Writer

Aired Unknown Nov 05, 1965 on ABC

Episode Recap

Morticia disapproves of the books the children are assigned from school, since they portray giants, goblins and ghouls as the bad guys. She sets up an office in a cave and starts writing better stories such as 'The Good Giant Slays Sir Lancelot' and 'Cinderella, The Teenage Delinquent'. Gomez is worried because she seems so obsessed and is afraid he'll lose her to her work. She asks him to send her story to Demon Press (she likes the name), and Gomez agrees to Fester's suggestion to change it and make it unprintable. When he does, though, Boswell, the publisher, arrives thinking Morticia is a genius. He asks for $5,000 to publish the book, convincing Gomez he's a con artist. Gomez gives him $10,000 to get rid of him. Morticia returns to work, on Goldilocks next: 'Trust a blonde to bring on trouble.' Gomez discovers that Boswell was for real, and Morticia' s book is selling like crazy becoming the standard work for schools. When she reads it, though, she's appalled: the witches are bad and nil her other innovations are changed. Gomez confesses what he did, and Morticia thinks he was very wise , he's proved to her that publishers have no idea what good literature is!
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