Mom is a character created by Melanie Martinez for her debut album, Cry Baby. She is portrayed by Stella Rose Saint Clair in music videos. She also appears briefly in K-12, although her actress is unknown.
Mom is first mentioned in Dollhouse and appears in the music video, as being told to "wake up", since her husband was out with his mistress. Later, Cry Baby expands on her actions, singing about Mom being an alcoholic as a result of her husband's infidelity. Throughout the song, Cry Baby mentions someday people will see what 'goes down in the kitchen', which is later revealed to be the actions of Mom, in the song Sippy Cup.
In Sippy Cup, Mom is shown distraught and drunken on the floor. Suddenly her drunk husband stumbles into the house, clutching an unfamiliar woman who is also drunk. They begin to dance in the kitchen as the wife pushes herself to her feet. Finally seeing him cheat before her own eyes, she ties the two up and stabs them to death, in her own state of drunken anger. When Cry Baby comes downstairs to discover the bodies, she catches her with chloroform, chains her to her bed and forces her to drink a mysterious substance, which immediately knocks her out, erasing her memories of the events that had just happened. Fans used to think that she had killed Cry Baby during the ending of the music video, but during a Q&A, Melanie confirmed that the theory was false.
In the music video for Cry Baby, Mom is seen to be a smoker, making her son light her cigarette soon after her daughter's birth, foreshadowing the addiction he has later in life. The nurse informs her of the baby being female, but Mom quickly gets a headache due to the loud crying, calling her a 'crybaby', which would shortly after become her birth name. As Cry Baby grows, the Mom is continuously seen to drink through a wine bottle, while feeding her daughter.
In K-12, Mom is mentioned by Cry Baby, who complains about how she can't drive her to the bus since she is passed out. She later appears when Angelita forces Cry Baby to call her, where she is seen lying unconscious on the living room floor.
|Featured Tracks||Cry Baby • Dollhouse • Sippy Cup • Carousel • Alphabet Boy • Soap • Training Wheels • Pity Party • Tag, You're It • Milk and Cookies • Pacify Her • Mrs. Potato Head • Mad Hatter|
|Bonus Tracks||Play Date • Teddy Bear • Cake|
|Characters||Cry Baby • Johnny • Alphabet Boy • Big Bad Wolf • Mom • Dad • Brother • Beth Anne • Mistress • Cashier • Basic Bitch • Blue Boy • Bunny Doctor • Mrs. Potato Head • Mr. Potato Head • Nurse • Rushton Dolls|
|Extras||Digital Booklet • Removed Songs • Merchandise|
|Locations||Cry Baby's House • Big Bad Wolf's House • Grocery Store • Carnival • Hospital|
|Featured Tracks||Wheels on the Bus • Class Fight • The Principal • Show & Tell • Nurse's Office • Drama Club • Strawberry Shortcake • Lunchbox Friends • Orange Juice • Detention • Teacher's Pet • High School Sweethearts • Recess|
|Credit Track||Fire Drill|
|Characters||Cry Baby • Angelita • Fleur • Celeste • Magnolia • Leo • Ben • Kelly • Blue Boy • Brandon • Bunny Doctor • Dean • Lucy • Ms. Daphne • Mr. Cornwell • Ms. Harper • Ms. Penelope • Miss Victoria • The Principal • Lilith • Biology Teacher • Phillipé|
|Extras||Film • Merchandise • Assignments|
|Locations||K-12 Sleepaway School • Cry Baby's House|