"I guess she can be a bit demanding, but deep down she's really... not very considerate of others."
Cousin Pretensia is a countess who mooches off her family members and steals small items from them, said to "give professional cheapskates a bad name." The family thought she lost all her money when her husband, Lord Wick, ran through it all before being mauled to death by a pack of Hyenas. In fact, she has made plenty of money by being a freeloader.
The Addamses take in Pretensia out of obligation, though none of them enjoy her staying with them. Thing, however, is quickly enamored with her handmaiden, Lady Fingers. After Pretensia storms out of the family's house, they are forced to ask her to come back because Thing misses Lady Fingers. However, as Lady Fingers had been too sad to work, Pretensia has replaced her with an elderly handmaiden, Mrs. Scratch. While staying with the Addamses for the second time, Pretensia accuses them of stealing her jewels. She believes the culprit to be Thing; however, Morticia finds that the thief was really Mrs. Scratch. Among the stolen goods, Uncle Fester finds her bank statement, showing that she is worth $150,000,000, but remains a freeloader because that is how she got so rich in the first place.
The Addamses convince Pretensia to hire back Lady Fingers, and the two set sail around the world, as her relatives won't take her in anymore. She is heard from again after she marries Earl Windsor, before realizing Earl isn't a title, just a name.
The New Addams Family episode:
- "Thing's Romance" (new)
- She was played by Morgan Fairchild.