|Full Name:||Melissa Stahlberger|
Completely Irrelevant Third Party
Witches of East Bumblefuck (with Theresa Abraham and Jackie Abraham-Mixner)
Female Donald Trump
|Family:||George Stahlberger (Husband)|
Emily Stahlberger (Daughter)
Georgie Stahlberger (Son)
Jeffrey Ridgway Sr. (Brother)
Jeffrey Ridgway Jr. (Nephew)
Jesse Ridgway (Nephew)
Theresa Abraham-Ridgway (Sister in Law)
Two unnamed brothers
|First appearance:||Psycho Kid Ruins Thanksgiving|
|Last appearance:||Psycho Family Reunion|
|Mentioned in:||BREAKING POINT!|
- "I just felt so bad... I'm trying to be strong for your mom and then this happens, I'm tired... I'm tired, Jesse. I'm tired. After last night... and him doing this tonight, it really hurts me that... he doesn't even think about me! He's all worried about Jeff, and blaming me for what happened when I was just trying to protect your mom... That's ALL I was trying to do."
- ―Melissa opening up to Jesse in NOT MUCH DIFFERENT!
Melissa Stahlberger (born August 30, 1963) is the secondary antagonist of the Psycho Series in the latter half of the series. She was once a close friend of Theresa's until she was persuaded by Jesse to live in his house. Because of tradition, Melissa is considered an aunt to Jeffrey Jr. and Jesse. However, this is not true outside of the Psycho Series. She is the most hated character in the Psycho Series by Juggies.
Not much is known about her early life. She revealed in LIVING IN THE PAST! that she dated Larry Abraham in high school. They eventually broke up.
Melissa was first seen in Psycho Kid Ruins Thanksgiving with her husband George. A few months later, she appeared with Jesse and Theresa reacting to the 2Girls1Cup video. She was also at the family's lake house in the Summer Vlogs, whilst here she can be seen with Jesse and his family in Psycho Dad Scares Children. Mid-way through LAYING THE GROUNDWORK! she appeared once again and seemed to be much nicer to Jesse, even giving him a birthday card, she also seemed more comfortable with the camera at the time, why this changed is unclear.
Shortly before MEET AUNT MELISSA!, she was mentioned distastefully by Larry and thereafter she was introduced properly, and had a complete change in her personality. She was nasty, ruthless, heartless, narcissistic, mean, and cruel. She appeared in TWO ON TWO! and interrupted Uncle Larry, Theresa Ridgway, Jesse Ridgway and Corn playing basketball. In MOVING IN w/ AUNT MELISSA!, Theresa officially moves into Melissa's house. and also during the move-in Melissa has a conversation with Jesse and then one min Melissa mentions her opinion about Jesse dealing with psychotic events with Jeffrey Sr. and she wouldn't wanna see him end up losing his temper and killing him one day out of the blue and she then changes the most serious subject she brought up to Jesse. When she moves Theresa officially into Melissa's house, She later becomes a very bad influence on Theresa, as shown in UNDER THE INFLUENCE! when she gets her drunk and, as a result, a bunch of trash cans are hit by Melissa's car. Jesse tries to intervene and stop Melissa from driving, but they ignore him and drive off. When Theresa moved to her home, Jesse visited numerous times, causing his and Melissa's relationship to greatly deteriorate, which would eventually start to affect Melissa and Theresa's relationship aswell in A SLAP IN THE FACE!. This wasn't the biggest issue however, as Jeffrey Ridgway Sr. would eventually find and take an unwelcome visit to Melissa's home in AUNT MELISSA FIGHTS PSYCHO DAD!, where the two argue and fight. After this, Jesse, Corn and Larry think it's best Theresa moved away for the safety of herself and the fact that Melissa is a bad influence on her. Jesse, Corn and Larry had the idea to move Theresa next to Aunt Jackie's home in a small ranch house. At first, Melissa constantly criticized the home, telling Theresa she shouldn't live in such an unkempt home. However, finally, in OFF WITH MEDUSA'S HEAD!, Jesse, Corn and Larry convince Theresa to move, with Melissa being incredibly un-supportive of this decision. In THE FALLOUT! (PART 1) Melissa and Theresa, now disliking one another greatly, came to the small ranch, with Theresa's intent to live with Jesse. However, Melissa objected, telling them it wouldn't work, and in the end had a heart to heart talk with Jesse outside, she told him he just wants what is best for his mom. She then leaves, leaving a message on Jesse's car window that says I am Sorry.
Melissa would later appear in DESPERATE MEASURES! Jesse had called and asked Melissa if he could visit Stahlbergers to discuss about job opportunities. Melissa agrees, so Jesse comes to visit. Melissa and George however, do not have open job opportunities for Jesse. Though disappointed, Jesse and Melissa both come to a shock when discovering neither had talked to Theresa in months. Melissa claims it made her feel better knowing Theresa wasn't just shutting her out. Knowing neither George or Melissa has a job opportunity for him, he turns to Georgie who eventually says there may be an opening and that he should come down to the work place.
In The Graphic Novel, it seems like Melissa has a change of heart about Jesse since she begged Jeff Sr. to let him do what he wants to do.
According to Jesse, Melissa used to be a kindhearted woman and very likable, she even seemed to be very modest and nice in the 2Girls1Cup Reaction video However, when she is drunk, Melissa has a change of personality, becoming selfish, very feminist and arrogant to others, insulting Jesse, Jeffrey Sr., Uncle Larry and Corn, as well as not letting people speak during a conversation. Melissa is shown to be extremely encouraging towards Theresa divorcing Jeffery Sr. even calling him a "dick". She was also influencing Theresa to turn on her own son, even altering Theresa's personality to reflect hers going as far as to agree with Melissa on her thoughts on Jesse's YouTube career. Melissa often pokes people in the chest and gets in people's faces when provoked or angered, as evidenced in AUNT MELISSA FIGHTS PSYCHO DAD! and THE SPAGHETTI PRANK!. Melissa does not evidently realize that poking people in their chest can also offend the person, as well as bothering them by invading their space and touching them, as evident in the former video. Melissa appears to become more hostile when being challenged, as evident in BOILING POINT!, when Melissa and Jesse get into a heated argument with her constantly pointing at Jesse and making snide remarks about his personality and how he will become like his father. She also shows to be a bit violent when she is disrespected, such as slapping Jesse in the face in A SLAP IN THE FACE!. While she is drunk she is also shown to act childish when she throws tantrums and annoys people when she took Uncle George's Dominican Wine and shattered it on the floor after she refused to give it back. By her final appearance she felt nothing towards Jesse, causing Uncle Larry's trailer to be destroyed and even going as far to speak the words "I told you so." afterwards, meaning Jesse shouldn't have "fucked with her". However in the graphic novel, it was revealed that Melissa has a change of heart since she felt guilty of all the actions she had committed towards Jesse, Theresa and Larry. She redeems herself by being one of the people to tell Jeff to stop abusing Jesse and let him do what he wants to do with his life.
- "You're not a lot like Jesse cause Jesse's a dick."
In the earlier vlogs and videos, it was shown that Melissa was nice and kind-hearted to Jesse. Ever since his parent's divorce, Jesse is visibly disliked by Melissa. She states that he acts very immature, and is constantly "whining". She is also very annoyed by his filming. She describes him as a twelve-year-old child that is not responsible. It is implied that Jesse and Melissa had a closer relationship in the past. Despite their tense relationship, however, Melissa stands up for Jesse against Jeffery Sr. in AUNT MELISSA FIGHTS PSYCHO DAD!, though she still comments on how he will become like his father, due to his father's behavior and being around him. The two briefly mended their relationship in NOT MUCH DIFFERENT! when Melissa opened up to Jesse after a heated argument with Uncle George. It's revealed that the reasoning for her brash attitude is to set up a facade to be strong for her friend, Terry. Unfortunately, the epiphany was swept under the rug for her and returned back to her old ways. Their relationship would later be greatly damaged further in THE SPAGHETTI PRANK!, where Jesse (along with Georgie) pulls a prank on Melissa by dumping a bowl of spaghetti on her head. This resulted in Jesse being kicked out of her house. The relationship is further strained in BOILING POINT! when she and Jesse get into a heated argument and Jesse goes as far as to call her an "asshole" and a "cunt". She then starts to accuse her of influencing his mother to drink and party, a trait that Theresa didn't have before the two friends were reunited. The relationship is incredibly damaged when Melissa slaps Jesse in A SLAP IN THE FACE! believing that it was justified because of how Jesse speaks to her and how he is trying to ruin her friendship with Theresa. Ever since the discovery of Jesse happening to be living in her woods with Larry's RV, this has caused some major downfall in their relationship, to the point where Melissa even begins smashing Larry's property inside the RV in THE DEVIL'S WOODS!. Despite this, Melissa tried making amends with Jesse by allowing him to stay for the weekend in EXTENDED YOUR WELCOME!. She also tried to extend his stay for a month, but only if he agrees to pay $1500 of rent, in which Jesse refused. However, when she found out that he had been taking her food from her home, this was enough to set her in rage, ending up smashing his TV. Things got even worse in NAIL IN THE COFFIN! when she threatens to call Jeffrey Ridgway Sr. to tell him about his whereabouts. Although she gives him one more chance by trying to fix Melissa and Theresa's friendship, it fails and Melissa begins to contact Jesse's dad, but Jesse smashes her phone in the process. But in FIGHT OR FLIGHT?! PSYCHO UPDATE, Melissa warns Jesse to never mess with her again causing him to take his clothes and PS4 with him while he stormed off angrily leaving now that the RV has been destroyed by his father. However in the graphic novel, Melissa felt bad about Jesse and decided to support him by telling Jeff to stop being such a bully to him anymore.
Jeffrey Jr. is one of the few family members in the Ridgway family that Melissa is very fond of. According to Melissa, Jeffrey Jr. is much better than his father and that he is handsome, also telling that he was different from Jesse, whom she does not seem to care for very much. She also describes him as a "hottie with muscles".
Theresa and Melissa used to be best friends. They would often drink wine and attend country clubs together. Melissa would frequently talk Theresa into taking numerous shots, and would agree with pretty much everything she said. Their friendship became strained in A SLAP IN THE FACE! when Melissa slaps Jesse, believing that Melissa had no right to hit him even though Melissa believes he deserved it, despite the fact that Theresa stated that even if Georgie did something similar that she wouldn't slap him. After these events, Terry was shown to stand up to Melissa and even argue with her as well. In THE FALLOUT! (PART 1), They seem to have a very heated argument after the events of OFF WITH MEDUSA'S HEAD! and became no longer on good terms. This is furthered in DESPERATE MEASURES!, where Melissa states that Theresa has not been returning her calls. In NAIL IN THE COFFIN!, it was revealed that she got a new number and ends her friendship with Melissa in the process telling her that she "wishes her well". However on the graphic novel, it would seem the two managed to reconcile when they told Jeff Sr. to stop antagonizing Jesse.
George and Melissa, despite being husband and wife, have a visibly poor relationship.
George states that Melissa locks him out of his own house frequently, and they often have arguments. They are often heard arguing while Jesse and Corn are in a different room. In ALCOHOL FREAKOUT!, Melissa stole George's wine, much to his dismay. When attempting to take it back, Melissa shattered the glass bottle, ensuring a loud argument, which resulted in George furiously leaving the room. In NOT MUCH DIFFERENT!, George and Melissa had a heated argument about the Christmas tree and Christmas tree decorations. George accused Melissa of destroying parts of the decorations, however, in fact, it was Jeffrey Sr. that destroyed them by throwing Melissa into it all. George then later said that it was all her fault because she made the situation worse by getting into a heated argument with Jeffrey Sr., which caused her to be plunged into the tree.
As revealed in THE SPAGHETTI PRANK!, Melissa seems to favor Georgie over Jesse after having spaghetti dumped over her head by the two, even accusing Jesse of manipulating Georgie and continues to deny that the prank was jointly done by the two. In REPEAT OFFENDERS!, Melissa continues to disbelieve that Georgie helped set up the prank, even after Georgie admitted to it. Melissa claims that Georgie eats food on a ration-based system. In his recent prank video against his mother in ST PATTYS DAY PRANK!, Melissa has had enough with the constant pranks that her son has been playing with her and tells him that he's going to move out.
Psycho Dad and Aunt Melissa have a very bad relationship in general, as shown in AUNT MELISSA FIGHTS PSYCHO DAD!, Psycho Dad pushes Aunt Melissa into her Christmas tree while she's arguing with him he shows a temper flip at her and becomes very abusive with her while Theresa and Jesse watches in worries. As in Psycho Dad Rips Apart Trailer, Psycho Dad mentions to Jesse Ridgway that she allowed him to rip Uncle Larry's trailer to shreds without caring for what happens to Jesse Ridgway or to Psycho Dad getting charged or sued for property damage on someone else's hands. She also finds Psycho Dad's revolver in the trailer and threatens to call him and tell him that Jesse has it in EXTENDED YOUR WELCOME! When she called Psycho Dad about Jesse and the trailer in Psycho Dad Rips Apart Trailer, she also told him that Jesse had his revolver and he asks Jesse where it is.
Things She Has Destroyed/Damaged/Stolen/Vandalised So Far
|Victim||Video(s)||Method of Damage||Victim's Final Result|
|"Demma"||THE DEVIL'S WOODS!||Hit with a frying pan.||Arms ripped off, torso snapped in half.|
|The Wingless Eagle||Mirror and microwave hit with a frying pan.||Mirror shattered.
No visible damage to the microwave.
|Georgie's Camera||HUNTING EASTER BUNNY(MOM) PRANK!||Hit with an Easter Bunny mask.||No known damage.|
|Jesse Ridgway||ALCOHOL FREAKOUT!||Hair cut with scissors against Jesse's wishes.||Jesse escaped with most hair untouched.|
|Jesse's car||THE FALLOUT! (PART 1)||Wrote "I'm sorry" on the driver's side window and "Love you Juggies" on the back left side window.||Messages remain.|
|Jesse's TV||THE DEVIL'S WOODS!||Hit with a frying pan.||No visible damage.|
|EXTENDED YOUR WELCOME!||Smashed.||Screen damaged, rendered unusable.|
|Melissa's frying pan||THE DEVIL'S WOODS!||Bent by being hit against a mirror, "Demma", a TV and a microwave.||Bent, no longer usable.|
|Uncle George's Dominican Vodka||ALCOHOL FREAKOUT!||Stolen.||Some drank by Melissa, bottle and rest shattered on the floor and rendered inedible.|
|Uncle Larry's wine||MEET AUNT MELISSA!||Drank by Melissa and Theresa.|
- According to herself in ST PATRICKS DAY PRANK ON MOM!, Melissa and her family are German.
- Melissa is one of the few characters to be seen drunk. The others are:
- Melissa is the only person who is visibly shown to hate Larry Abraham.
- Melissa says in TAKING OUT THE TRASH! that she has two brothers.
- Melissa is the second person to be described as being just like Jeffrey Ridgway Sr., the first being Jeffrey Jr.
- Melissa and George's relationship can be seen as a reverse of Theresa and Jeff Sr's former relationship as it's shown that Melissa starts most of the problems.
- Melissa seems to favor Jeffrey Ridgway Jr. over Jesse, as shown in ALCOHOL FREAKOUT!.
- More sexually interested into Jeffrey Jr. and his muscles, which understandably creeps him out.
- She has a tendency to speak on behalf of Theresa, often cutting others off mid conversation to press her opinion further.
- Melissa has stated in EXTENDED YOUR WELCOME! that she is an Aldi shopper, which is a German supermarket chain that operates internationally.
Jeffrey Ridgway Jr.
Jeffrey Ridgway Sr.