Polly Poe is the wife of Arthur Poe. She invites the Baudelaire children into her home after the death of their parents.
She is present at the theater for Count Olaf's performance of The Marvelous Marriage. When the Baudelaires stay at her and Mr. Poe's she buys a lot of itchy and ugly clothing. Mr. Poe also adds "Call my wife!" to the list of random cries for help he utters in when he thought that Sunny had been poisoned by the Incredibly Deadly Viper. At one point Mr Poe says that he will tell his wife that dark is in, indicating that she is quite a fashionable woman.
- The Bad Beginning (First appearance)
- The Reptile Room (Mentioned only)
- The Ersatz Elevator (Mentioned only)
Behind the ScenesEdit
In the television series A Series of Unfortunate Events, the character of Polly Poe is omitted. Instead, the character of Eleanora Poe (portrayed by Cleo King) appears as an amalgam of the two. She is both editor-in-chief of the Daily Punctilio and wife to Arthur Poe (as opposed to being his sister).