His Humble Hunchback: Appendix

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Chronology of Surveyed “Igors”

1823: Fritz
Presumption; or the Fate of Frankenstein (Play) w. Richard Brimsley Peake.
Serves Frankenstein: Yes
Hunchback: No
Named Igor: No

1867: Strutt
Frankenstein, or: The Man and the Monster (Play) w. Thomas Hailes Lacy.
Serves Frankenstein: Yes
Hunchback: No
Named Igor: No

1927: Fritz
Frankenstein: An Adventure in the Macabre (Play) w. Peggy Webling.
Serves Frankenstein: Yes
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: No

1931: Renfield (Dwight Frye)
Dracula (Film) dir. Todd Browning / w. Hamilton Deane & John L. Balderston. Universal.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: No but visually distinctive
Named Igor: No

1931: Fritz (Dwight Frye)
Frankenstein (Film) dir. James Whale / w. John L. Balderston. Universal.
Serves Frankenstein: Yes
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: No

1933: Ivan Igor (Lionel Atwill)
Mystery of the Wax Museum (Film) dir. Michael Curtiz / w. Don Mullaly & Carl Erickson. Warner Bros.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: No but visually distinctive
Named Igor: Partially

1935: Karl (Dwight Frye)
Bride of Frankenstein (Film) dir. James Whale / w. William Hurlbut & John L. Balderston. Universal.
Serves Frankenstein: Partially
Hunchback: No
Named Igor: No

1939: Ygor (Bela Lugosi)
Son of Frankenstein (Film) dir. Rowland V. Lee / w. Wyllis Cooper. Universal.
Serves Frankenstein: Partially
Hunchback: No but visually distinctive
Named Igor: Partially

1939: Dr. Henry Einstein
Arsenic and Old Lace (Play) w. Joseph Kesserling.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: No
Named Igor: Partially

1942: Ygor (Bela Lugosi)
Ghost of Frankenstein (Film) dir. Erle C. Kenton / w. Scott Darling & Eric Taylor. Universal.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: No but visually distinctive
Named Igor: Partially

1942: Arthur Lorencz (Peter Lorre)
The Boogie Man Will Get You (Film) dir. Lew Landers / w. Hal Fimberg & Robert B. Hunt. Columbia.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: No
Named Igor: No

1944: Daniel (J. Carroll Naish)
House of Frankenstein (Film) dir. Erle C. Kenton / w. Edward T. Lowe & Curt Siodmak. Universal.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: No

1944: Dr. Henry Einstein (Peter Lorre)
Arsenic and Old Lace (Film) dir. Frank Capra / w. Julius J. Epstein & Phillip G. Epstein. Warner Bros.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: No
Named Igor: No

1945: Nina (Jane Adams)
House of Dracula (Film) dir. Erle C. Kenton / w. Edward T. Lowe. Universal.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: No

1953: Igor (Charles Bronson)
House of Wax (Film) dir. Andre de Toth / w. Crane Wilbur & Charles Belden. Warner Bros.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: No
Named Igor: Yes

1957: Igor
Shock Theater (TV). WCAU Philadelphia.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: Unknown
Named Igor: Yes

1958: Igor
“Dinner with Drac” from Dinner with Drac (Album) by Zacherley. Cameo Records.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: Unknown
Named Igor: Yes

1958: Karl (Oscar Quitak)
Revenge of Frankenstein (Film) dir. Terrence Fisher / w. Jimmy Sungster & Hurford Janes. Hammer/Columbia.
Serves Frankenstein: Yes
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: No

1960: Krakow (Jonathan Winters)
“Horror Movies” from Down to Earth (Album) by Jonathan Winters. Verve.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: Unknown
Named Igor: No

1962: Igor
“The Monster Mash” and “Irresistible Igor” from The Original Monster Mash (Album) by Bobby “Boris” Pickett. Garpax.
Serves Frankenstein: Presumably
Hunchback: Unknown
Named Igor: Yes

1962: Igor (Jonathan Winters)
“Igor and the Monster” from Another Day, Another World (Album) by Jonathan Winters. Verve.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: Unknown
Named Igor: Yes

1969: Yetch
Mad Monster Party? (Television Special) dir. Jules Bass / w. Len Korobkin & Harvey Kurtzman. Rankin/Bass.
Serves Frankenstein: Yes
Hunchback: No
Named Igor: Yes

1971: Igor (Fishka Rais)
The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (Television) on CHCH-TV Ontario.
Serves Frankenstein: Partially
Hunchback: No but visually distinctive
Named Igor: Yes

1971-77: Igor (Jim Boyd & Luis Avalos)
The Electric Company (Television) on PBS.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: Yes

1972: Yetch
Mad Mad Mad Monsters (Television Special) dir. Jules Bass & Arthur Rankin Jr. / w. William J. Keenan & Lou Silverstone. Rankin/Bass.
Serves Frankenstein: Yes
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: Yes

1974: Igor (Marty Feldman)
Young Frankenstein (Film) dir. Mel Brooks / w. Mel Brooks & Gene Wilder. Fox.
Serves Frankenstein: Yes
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: Yes

1975: Riff Raff (Richard O’Brien)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Film) dir. Jim Sharman / w. Richard O’Brien & Jim Sharman.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: No

1979: Igor
Universal Monsters lunchbox. Aladdin manufacturers.
Serves Frankenstein: Presumably
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: Yes

1985: Paulus (Timothy Spall)
The Bride (Film) dir. Franc Roddam / w. Llyod Fonvielle. Columbia.
Serves Frankenstein: Yes
Hunchback: Yes (Unsure)
Named Igor: No

1988: Igor (Steve Lundquist)
Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (Film) dir. John De Bello / w. Stephen Andrich, John De Bello, Costa Dillon & J. Stephen Peace. Transatlantic.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: No
Named Igor: Yes

1993: Igor
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Film) dir. Henry Selick / w. Tim Burton, Michael McDowell & Caroline Thompson. Touchstone.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: Yes

2004: Igor (Kevin O’Connor)
Van Helsing (Film) dir. Stephen Sommers / w. Stephen Sommers. Universal.
Serves Frankenstein: Yes
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: Yes

2008: Igor
Igor (Film) dir. Tony Leondis / w. Chris McKenna, John Hoffman, Dimitri Toscas & Tony Leonds. Sparx.
Serves Frankenstein: No
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: Yes

2012: Edward “E.” Gore
Frankenweenie (Film) dir. Tim Burton / w. John August & Tim Burton. Disney.
Serves Frankenstein: No (not a servant)
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: Yes

2010-12: Igor
Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole (Television) on [adult swim].
Serves Frankenstein: Yes
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: Yes

2011-16: Igor (Kis Yurij)
Once Upon a Time (Television) on ABC.
Serves Frankenstein: Yes
Hunchback: No
Named Igor: Yes

2015: Igor (Daniel Radcliffe)
Victor Frankenstein (Film) dir. Paul McGuigan / w. Max Landis. Fox.
Serves Frankenstein: Yes
Hunchback: Yes
Named Igor: Yes

Further Reading

Wikipedia: “Igor (Character)”

TV Tropes: “The Igor”

Monster Kid Classic Horror Forum: 2005-13 Discussion about “Popular idea of ‘Ygor’”

Cinefantastique Online: “Antecedents of Igor”

Steven Earl Forry: “Dramatizations of Frankenstein”

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