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'''''Frankenstein''''' is the title of a gothic novel by Mary Shelley, first published in 1818 (and revised in 1831). The work focuses on a scientist's quest to create new life from dead matter, and along with Bram Stoker's ''[[Dracula]]'', has become one of the iconic horror texts, adapted into dozens of films. The original 1931 film from Universal Studios starred Boris Karloff as the monster.
 
'''''Frankenstein''''' is the title of a gothic novel by Mary Shelley, first published in 1818 (and revised in 1831). The work focuses on a scientist's quest to create new life from dead matter, and along with Bram Stoker's ''[[Dracula]]'', has become one of the iconic horror texts, adapted into dozens of films. The original 1931 film from Universal Studios starred Boris Karloff as the monster.
   
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* [[Miss Piggy]] played "the Bride of Froggen-Schwein" opposite Kermit, as the monster, in a [[John E. Barrett]] photograph taken for ''[[The Miss Piggy Calendar 1982]]''. The photo also appeared in the 1993 [[Muppet Trading Cards]] set, on the wall of the KMUP commissary in ''[[Muppets Tonight]]'' [[Episode 207: Dennis Quaid|episode 207]], and in the queue area for the Disney theme parks attraction ''[[Muppet*Vision 3D]]''.
 
* [[Miss Piggy]] played "the Bride of Froggen-Schwein" opposite Kermit, as the monster, in a [[John E. Barrett]] photograph taken for ''[[The Miss Piggy Calendar 1982]]''. The photo also appeared in the 1993 [[Muppet Trading Cards]] set, on the wall of the KMUP commissary in ''[[Muppets Tonight]]'' [[Episode 207: Dennis Quaid|episode 207]], and in the queue area for the Disney theme parks attraction ''[[Muppet*Vision 3D]]''.
 
   
 
* The ''[[Muppet Babies]]'' episode "[[Episode 102: Dental Hyjinks|Dental Hyjinks]]" had a scene where the babies imagine [[Baby Fozzie]] going to the [[Dentists|dentist]] in a spooky Frankenstein parody, with [[Baby Kermit]] in the role of Dr. Frogenstein and [[Baby Animal]] as the Tooth Monster. They use Baby Fozzie's loose tooth and zap it with lightning to give more power to the monster. Then [[Baby Gonzo]] shows up as [[Dracula|Count Gonzula]].
 
* The ''[[Muppet Babies]]'' episode "[[Episode 102: Dental Hyjinks|Dental Hyjinks]]" had a scene where the babies imagine [[Baby Fozzie]] going to the [[Dentists|dentist]] in a spooky Frankenstein parody, with [[Baby Kermit]] in the role of Dr. Frogenstein and [[Baby Animal]] as the Tooth Monster. They use Baby Fozzie's loose tooth and zap it with lightning to give more power to the monster. Then [[Baby Gonzo]] shows up as [[Dracula|Count Gonzula]].
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* In the ''[[Muppet Babies]]'' episode "[[Episode 406: This Little Piggy Went to Hollywood|This Little Piggy Went to Hollywood]]," [[Baby Piggy]] dreams of becoming a Hollywood star. During a song montage, she appears as the Bride of Frankenstein along with the monster on a blimp advertisement.
 
* In the ''[[Muppet Babies]]'' episode "[[Episode 406: This Little Piggy Went to Hollywood|This Little Piggy Went to Hollywood]]," [[Baby Piggy]] dreams of becoming a Hollywood star. During a song montage, she appears as the Bride of Frankenstein along with the monster on a blimp advertisement.
   
*Kermit appears as "[[Kermit the Frog's Alternate Identities#kermonster|Ker-Monster]]" in the 2000 video game ''[[Muppet Monster Adventure]]'', along with Miss Piggy as "[[Miss Piggy's Alternate Identities#ghoulfriend|the Ghoulfriend]]," parodying the Frankenstein monster and his bride.
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* [[Baby Gonzo]] appears as the Frankenstein monster in the 1991 ''Muppet Babies'' coloring book ''[[A Trip Through Time]]''.
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* Kermit appears as "[[Kermit the Frog's Alternate Identities#kermonster|Ker-Monster]]" in the 2000 video game ''[[Muppet Monster Adventure]]'', along with Miss Piggy as "[[Miss Piggy's Alternate Identities#ghoulfriend|the Ghoulfriend]]," parodying the Frankenstein monster and his bride.
   
 
*[[Ivan the Villager]] in ''[[Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony]]'' was based on the irate, pitchfork wielding villagers seen in the climax of ''Frankenstein''.
 
*[[Ivan the Villager]] in ''[[Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony]]'' was based on the irate, pitchfork wielding villagers seen in the climax of ''Frankenstein''.

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Frankenstein is the title of a gothic novel by Mary Shelley, first published in 1818 (and revised in 1831). The work focuses on a scientist's quest to create new life from dead matter, and along with Bram Stoker's Dracula, has become one of the iconic horror texts, adapted into dozens of films. The original 1931 film from Universal Studios starred Boris Karloff as the monster.

The term "Frankenstein" initially referred to the monster's creator, scientist Victor Frankenstein. However, following the film's success, "Frankenstein" has been popularly used to refer to the monster. Make-up artist Jack Pierce's design of a square-headed, bolt-necked brute has become the standard depiction of the monster, in contrast to the vaguely described, intelligent creature in the novel.

The cinematic depiction of the Frankenstein monster, and its 1935 sequel Bride of Frankenstein, have frequently been spoofed or referenced in Muppet productions.

References

  • The design of Mulch is an amalgam of the Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Frankenstein monster. In The Muppets Go to the Movies, Mulch takes on the role of the Frankenstein monster, while on Muppets Tonight, he assumes aspects of the hunchbacked assistant "Igor" as iconicized in films.
  • An American Greetings card from the Halloween season of 2006 used recycled images of Kermit and Piggy, spoofing a typical Frankenstein movie poster for the imaginary film "Frogenstein Lives!".
  • Several Dr. Frankenstein-esque mad scientists, often with monsters, have been depicted in Sesame Street cartoons.
  • In a 2010 episode of Sesame Street, Abby Cadabby attempts to give Leela a princess-like hair style for a party she's going to. One of her spells puts Leela's hair in a style based on the Bride of Frankenstein.

Connections

  • Bil Baird created arctic sequence puppets for Frankenstein (1981, Broadway play)
  • Peter Baird was the puppet master for Frankenstein (1981, Broadway play)
  • Roger Bart played Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein (2007, Broadway musical)
  • Timothy Bateson played a hypnotized man in The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
  • Geoffrey Bayldon played a police surgeon in Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
  • Kenneth Branagh played Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein (1994) which he also directed and co-produced
  • Peter Boyle played the Monster in Young Frankenstein (1974, film)
  • Mel Brooks directed and co-wrote Young Frankenstein (1974, film)and produced, and wrote book, lyrics, and music for the 2007 Broadway production
  • Alan Caso was the cinematographer for Frankenstein (2004, TV miniseries)
  • John Cleese played Professor Waldman in Frankenstein (1994, film)
  • Arthur Dignam played Bride of Frankenstein star Ernest Thesiger in Gods and Monsters (1998)
  • Phyllis Diller played the Monster's Mate in Mad Monster Party? (1969)
  • Tracey Eddon performed stunts in Frankenstein (1994, film)
  • Bridget Fonda played Mary Shelley in Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
  • John Gielgud played the chief constable in Frankenstein: The Real Story (1973, TV) and the blind hermit in Frankenstein (1984, TV)
  • John Glover played Henry Clerval in Frankenstein (1981, Broadway play)
  • Robert Hardy played Professor Krempe in Frankenstein (1994, film)
  • Ian Holm played Baron Frankenstein in Frankenstein (1994, film)
  • John Hurt played Dr. Joe Buchanan in Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
  • William Hurt played Professor Waldman in Frankenstein (2004, miniseries)
  • Tor Isedal played the caretaker in Victor Frankenstein (1977)
  • Freddie Jones played Professor Richter in Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
  • Raúl Juliá played Dr. Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
  • Madeline Kahn played Elizabeth in Young Frankenstein (1974, film)
  • Irwin Keyes played the Monster in Frankenstein General Hospital (1988)
  • Ian McNeice played Professor Krempe in Frankenstein (2004, miniseres)
  • Andrea Martin played Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein (2007, Broadway musical)
  • James Mason played Dr. John Polidari in Frankenstein: The True Story (1973, TV)
  • Megan Mullally played Elizabeth in Young Frankenstein (2007, Broadway musical)
  • Vincent Price played the Invisible Man in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
  • Jean Rochefort played Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein 90 (1984) and the blind man in Frankenstein (2004 miniseries)
  • David Warner played the Monster in Frankenstein (1984, TV)
  • Gene Wilder played Dr. Fredrick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein (1974, film) which he also co-wrote
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