A perky an orphaned former-makeup artist Elvira Talbot is not a very good witch. In fact, she just found out that she was a witch when her Great Aunt Morgan (whom she never knew) died and left her a sprawling mansion filled up with all sorts of occult tools. As Mockingbird Heights Community College did not offer Witchcraft 100, Elvira took it upon herself to find help. She made a whole stack of photocopied "Wanted: Witchcraft Tutor" and plastered Mockingbird Heights with them. After several prank phone calls, Elvira was finally contacted by one Esmeralda Frump, Wednesday and Pugslie's maternal grandmother. Elvira now spends much of her time in the Addams residence where Grandmama (as she insists on being called) teaches her the ancient arts of witchcraft. Despite Elvira's "tarted-up" appearance that has earned her much of the town's disgust, Elvira is extremely studious, magnanimous, and intelligent (if not a little scatterbrained). The only thing that can break through Elvira's cheerful demeanor is guys making assumptions about her because of the way she dresses. She has been known to throw some scathing insults and a punch or two if men become too fresh.