Cousin Itt is a relative of The Addams Family in the original television series and beyond. Unlike the other main characters, he was not created by cartoonist Charles Addams, but by a producer of the show.
Cousin Itt's entire body is covered with hair. Although he sometimes wore opera gloves, it is unclear what, if anything, is beneath the hair. When Gomez asked him what is underneath all the hair, Itt replied "Roots".
People outside the Addams family normally can't understand him, although, in the episode of the sitcom, Morticia and Gomez taught Cousin Itt to speak in an understandable voice. He has an extremely high IQ of over 300, guessed every Rorschach Test correctly, and placed all of the pegs in the correct slots.
Cousin Itt drove a three-wheeled car: a Messerschmitt KR175. He was quite the playboy, even romancing Morticia's sister Ophelia Frump. He later fell in love with Margaret Alford and married her after her husband, Tully, was disposed of by the Addams children. He and Margaret have a child named "What" (from the obstetrician's reaction).
In the first animated series from Hanna-Barbera, Itt's voice was done by John Stephenson.
In the second animated series from Hanna-Barbera, Itt's voice was done by Pat Fraley. In this series, Itt worked for the US Government as a powerful super-spy known as "Agent Double-O Itt". Itt was also the leader of a gang of bikers called the "Haircurlers".
In the 2021 film, Itt tells Wednesday about one time he cut his hair in high school.
In the Musical
In The Addams Family: A New Musical, Cousin Itt appears briefly, shortly after intermission, and just before the start of Act II, dancing with Tassel, speaking in a series of "me"'s and "mew"'s.
- Cousin Itt is known as "Tío Cosa" (Uncle Thing) in Latin America, except in Brazil.
- In all three theatrical films, Cousin Itt's name is instead spelled "It".
|The Addams Family Main Characters|
|Gomez Addams | Morticia Addams | Uncle Fester | Grandmama | Wednesday Addams | Pugsley Addams | Lurch | Thing | Cousin Itt|