Addams Family Wiki
Her mournful face, her plaintive wail, her teary outbursts - She's such a joy to have around the house.
Name: Melancholia
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Species: Human
Parents Tic, Aunt Phobia[citation needed]
Siblings Cousin Catastrophia[1]
Spouse Fred (ex-fiance), Digby Henson
Child(ren) None
Portrayer Hazel Shermet (1964)
Tabitha St. Germain (1998)

Cousin Melancholia on The New Addams Family

Cousin Melancholia is a relative of The Addams Family.

She is the perpetually sad, crying cousin of Morticia. She is one of the few members of the Addams Family who actually look normal; a cabdriver thought she was a normal person and not an Addams.

The Addams Family

Melancholia thought that her fiance Fred left her to join the Foreign Legion, since he also took back his ring and sold his farm. This was not her first tragedy; she got as far as the altar with Elmer, but he ran off to South America. Morticia introduced her to Charles P. Harvey (called "Ralph"), an attorney who works with James Ferguson. Morticia then gave Melancholia a total makeover, which then made her look like Morticia. Gomez and Morticia invited Mr. Harvey over. Though Mr. Harvey is not attracted to Melancholia, Melancholia is attracted to him. Fred then caught her kissing him, and got mad. It turns out that Fred joined the American Legion, and switched the ring for a better one. Fred punched Mr. Harvey and left with Melancholia.

The New Addams Family

Melancholia's fiancee Fred had left her, but they got together again. Melancholia's next romance looked more promising. She was engaged to Digby Henson, the second richest man in the world. This one almost succeeded. Her sister is Catastrophia.


The Addams Family original series episode:

The New Addams Family episodes:

Mentioned In

The New Addams Family episode: