The Addams Family

Season 2 Episode 2

Morticia's Romance (1)

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Aired Unknown Sep 24, 1965 on ABC

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  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

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

  • Notes

    • 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.

  • Allusions

    • 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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