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Re: Frankenstein and Igor

Posted by ESC on September 16, 2003

In Reply to: Frankenstein and Igor posted by Sasha on September 16, 2003

: "Frankenstein and Igor"
: What is the meaning and origin of this phrase?

Igor was an assistant to Dr. Frankenstein in several movies based on the novel, Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus" . Dr. Frankenstein created "Frankenstein's monster."

I googled "Igor" and one site said Shelley's novel doesn't mention an assistant. This site (which has tons of information) has a page about the 1931 movie and mentions "Fritz" the assistant.
http://members.aon.at/frankenstein/frankenstein-start.htm

Of course, there was "Young Frankenstein" with Marty Feldman as Igor.
http://www.britannia.org/film/filmdetails.php?FilmID=53

I don't know what the phrase means. Someone who is creating a monster and his or her assistanct?