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Igor
Igor - Young Frankenstein
Igor
Aliases: Eye-Gor
Notability: Supporting character
Type: Servant
Gender: Male
Location: Castle Frankenstein, Transylvania
Known relatives: Ygor [1]
Status: Alive
Born: 1933 [2]
1st appearance: Young Frankenstein (1974)
Actor: Marty Feldman

Igor is a fictional hunchback and assistant and one of the main characters in the 1974 horror/comedy Young Frankenstein. He was played by actor Marty Feldman.

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  • The character of Igor was created by writer/director Mel Brooks and co-screenwriter and lead actor Gene Wilder.
  • Typically, the name Igor is pronounced "Ee-gor", however, in this film, he makes it a point to mention that he pronounces it as "Eye-gor". This is done as a response to Frederick Frankenstein's insistence that his name be pronounced "Franhk-en-steen".
  • The hump on Igor's back had a penchant for shifting from side to side. This was actually prompted by Marty Feldman, who kept moving the prop during shoots. The ad-libbed sight gag was later added as part of the script. [3]
  • Playing the part of Igor is actor Marty Feldman's seventh film role. Not counting television movies, it is his third feature film.
  • When the character is first seen, he beckons Frederick and Ilsa to "walk this way", and then begins to hobble along with his cane, expecting them to do likewise. Director Mel Brooks disliked the scene at first, but after receiving positive reaction from test audiences, decided to keep it in. This dialogue became the inspiration behind the song "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith. [4]
  • The scene where Marty Feldman was biting on Madeline Kahn's wrap had to be re-shot several times due to fur getting into the actor's mouth.

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  1. Grandfather. Though there is also represents a continuity flub as Ygor worked for Wolf von Frankenstein, not Henry Frankenstein
  2. Date approximated based upon the age of actor Marty Feldman. This database presumes that the events of Young Frankenstein take place in the same year in which the film was released.
  3. IMDB; Young Frankenstein (1974); Trivia
  4. IMDB; Young Frankenstein (1974); Trivia


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