late 1950s/early 1960s
Photographer for the Evergreen Standard
Melissa Raccoon is one of the show's main protagonists and the very beautiful wife of Ralph Raccoon. He's also Bentley and Lisa Raccoon's aunt, Nicole and George Raccoon's sister-in-law, Rocky and Gertie Raccoon's niece-in-law, and Bert and Cedric's best friend.
- 1 Personality
- 2 Appearances
- 3 Clothing
- 4 Relationships
- 4.1 Ralph Raccoon
- 4.2 Bert Raccoon
- 4.3 Cedric Sneer
- 4.4 Sophia Tutu
- 4.5 Nicole Raccoon
- 4.6 Lisa Raccoon
- 4.7 Bentley Raccoon
- 4.8 Troy Malone
- 4.9 Schaeffer the Dog
- 4.10 Broo the Puppy
- 4.11 George Raccoon
- 4.12 Cyril Sneer
- 4.13 Miss Primrose
- 4.14 Gertie Raccoon
- 4.15 Ingrid Bellamour
- 4.16 Herman Zechariah Stroll
- 4.17 Mr. Knox
- 4.18 Lady Baden-Baden
- 4.19 The Great Tromboni
- 4.20 Julie
- 4.21 Tommy
- 5 Voices
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Gallery
Melissa Raccoon is definitely a career woman. She moved to the Evergreen Forest to be with her husband Ralph. Her hard work as an award winning photographer helped make the local paper, The Evergreen Standard, the success that it is today! She is involved in all of the day to day running of the paper and she manages the Raccoondominium as well! Bert, the ever-present house guest, adds to her daily frustrations, and his antics keeps her on her toes! But Melissa knows Bert's secret weakness - peanut butter pizza!
Despite her beauty, Melissa plays a mean game of hockey - sometimes to Ralph and Bert's chagrin (The Raccoons on Ice)! Actually, she does have somewhat of an athletic background; see also, her baseball knowledge and coaching talents in Double Play!
Melissa has appeared in all four specials (albeit archive footage in The Raccoons: Let's Dance!) and all 60 episodes of the television series, and has had speaking roles in all but silent in six episodes (The Prism of Zenda!, Mom's the Word!, Second Chance!, Endless Summer!, Easy Money! and Black Belt Bentley!). She also appears in the reboot.
Melissa wears a pink skirt in the last two specials, the series, and the reboot. In The Christmas Raccoons and The Raccoons on Ice (albeit archive in The Raccoons: Let's Dance!), she wears winter clothes. In "Opportunity Knocks!", as a young raccoon kit, she wears a pink bow on her head, but in "Making the Grade!" and "The One That Got Away!", she still retains a pink skirt without a pink bow on her head.
Ralph is Melissa's husband. They both knew each other (as well as Bert and Cedric) when they were kids in Elementary School however other sources from "The Sky's the Limit!" claims that Melissa first met Ralph when he spilled coffee on her (meaning there may have been a gap during their life when they didn't see each other), Ralph vaguely remembered it being Mocha Java. As with Bert, Ralph's antics keeps Melissa on her toes, he can aggravate her at times! (The Sky's the Limit!, The Headline Hunter!) but ultimately she loves him from the bottom of her heart and she could never part with him.
Bert has always been a good friend of Melissa's, ever since they were children. Bert's antics keeps her on her toes, sometimes he can annoy her, but other times his antics do get on her good side and can sometimes even make her laugh just by being well... Bert. She's always there to cheer him up and to remind him he's always a good guy and that he's good at heart, if Bert ever is in a serious flunk, you can always count on Melissa to cheer him up.
Cedric, like Bert and Ralph, grew up with Melissa. While not the closest of interactions in the series, both care about each other and value each other's friendship.
Sophia is Melissa's best friend (like Cedric is Bert's), whenever the boys land themselves in trouble, you can count on these two to save their bacon. She also likes a good laugh with Sophia too, from scaring the pigs at the haunted house, to even laughing about a simple can of beans, these two always show their friends to the end (A Night to Remember).
Nicole is Melissa's lovely sister-in-law.
Lisa is Melissa's gorgeous niece.
Bentley is Melissa's nephew, but in "Stop the Clock!", he is Melissa's cousin.
Troy Malone is Melissa's ex-boyfriend, but Ralph jealously refuses to love her.
George is Melissa's brother-in-law.
Miss Primrose is Melissa's old school teacher.
Gertie is Melissa's aunt-in-law.
- Rita Coolidge (1980-1981)
- Dottie West (1983)
- Linda Feige (1985-1986)
- Susan Roman (1987-1991)
- Joanne Leveille (French version)
- Maija-Liisa Peuhu (Finnish version)
- Traudel Sperber (German version)
- In the Canadian-French version of the cartoon, Melissa's name is Mélissa Laveur.
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