Wednesday Friday Addams is a fictional character created by cartoonist Charles Addams in his comic strip The Addams Family; the character has also appeared in television and film.
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Wednesday Friday Addams is a fictional character created by cartoonist Charles Addams in his comic strip The Addams Family. The character has also appeared in television and film, in both live action and animated formats.
In Addams' cartoons, which first appeared in The New Yorker, Wednesday and other members of the family had no names. When the characters were adapted to the 1964 television series, Charles Addams gave her the name "Wednesday", based on the well-known nursery rhyme line, "Wednesday's child is full of woe". She is the sister of Pugsley Addams (and, in the movie Addams Family Values, also the sister of Pubert Addams), and she is the only daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams.
Appearance and personality
Wednesday is originally a pale, dark-haired, grim-looking little girl who is fascinated with death and the macabre. She seldom smiles. She is explicitly stated to be six years old in the television series' pilot episode. In the 1960s series, she is significantly more sweet-natured, although her favorite hobby is raising spiders; She is also a ballerina. Wednesday's favorite toy is her Marie Antoinette doll, which her brother guillotines. In one episode, she is shown to have several other headless dolls as well. She also paints pictures (including a picture of trees with human heads) and writes a poem dedicated to her favorite pet spider, Homer. Wednesday is deceptively strong; she is able to bring her father down with a judo hold. In the 1991 film, she is revealed to have a deep interest in the Bermuda Triangle and an admiration for an ancestor (Great Aunt Calpurnia Addams) who was burned as a witch in 1706.
Wednesday has a close kinship with the family's giant butler Lurch. In the TV series, her middle name is "Friday". In the Spanish language version, her name is Merlina Addams (Latin America) or Miércoles Addams (Spain [Wednesday in Spanish]). In the Brazilian version her name is Wandinha (Little Wanda in Portuguese) and in Italy her name is Mercoledì (Wednesday in Italian).
“ Child of woe is wan and delicate...sensitive and on the quiet side, she loves the picnics and outings to the underground caverns...a solemn child, prim in dress and, on the whole, pretty lost...secretive and imaginitive, poetic, seems underprivileged and given to occasional tantrums...has six toes on one foot... ”
— Charles Addams
In the Broadway play The Addams Family: A New Musical, she is 18 years old and has short hair rather than the long braids in her other appearances. She is in love with (and revealed to be engaged to) Lucas Beineke. Krysta Rodriguez and Rachel Potter played Wednesday on Broadway from 2010 - 2011. Courtney Wolfson plays her in the U.S. National Tour cast in 2011 - 2012, while Laura Lobo plays her in the Brazilian Tour cast.
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